Category Archives: Consulate Information

Nigeria Is Not A Problematic Nation- Labaran Maku

By: Abiodun Oluwarotimi on July 8, 2013 – 1:09pm


The Honorable Minister for Information, Mr. Labaran Maku, yesterday at the Nigerian Consulate-General in Atlanta Georgia, said that Nigeria was not a problematic or failed nation but a country that is facing the challenges that almost all the countries in the world face. He added that those challenges would go off with time.

Addressing The Nigeria Conversation jointly organized by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Information and the Nigerian Consulate-General in Georgia, Mr. Labaran Maku said that there was no society without its own problem just as he asked the public to stop describing Nigeria as problematic.

“People should stop lamenting about problems, they should look for ways to solve such problems and by so doing, they will turn all these problems to investment opportunities in Nigeria. This is what America has been doing to make the country look the best despite the challenges it faces as well. America does use its problems to achieve reformation” he said.

He further asked Nigerians to stop listening to negative information about the country, urging them to always go to the Social Media websites of the country in order to be properly informed about what is happening in different sectors and then find a way to actualize what they could do to help the federal government in all the sectors.

Speaking on power, Minister Labaran Maku said that there would be a power revolution between the next two and three years just as there was a revolution in the Telecommunication sector which he said had opened a lot of business opportunities and as well created employments and made communication easier in Nigeria.

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No Faction In PDP USA Chapter – National Chairman

By: Abiodun Oluwarotimi on July 24, 2013 – 3:51pm


The National Chairman of the United States chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon (Dr) Harold Molokwu, has refuted recent media reports which had claimed that there were factions in the US chapter of the ruling party.
Dr. Molokwu dropped this hint yesterday when he led a National delegation of the party on a courtesy call to Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, the Consul-General of the Nigerian Consulate in Georgia State.
The Peoples Democratic Party’s scribe said that it was the figment of the imagination of those carrying the news around that there were factions, adding that there was only one chapter of the party in the entire United States of America. “As far as i am concerned, we are just a single body so anybody talking about factions here will be making serious mistakes” he noted.
He pressed further that it was an open knowledge that the previous leadership of the party in the USA failed to implement the mandate given to them by not carrying members along in all they did as a US chapter. He also said that the newly elected Executive members of the party in America would bring a new dawn to the party with the implementation of all the agenda of the party.
Dr. Molokwu gave the assurance that the current Executive members of the party in the US were fully committed to enshrine democracy and move the party to the next level. He also made it known that they were committed to ensure that every Nigerian irrespective of tribe, gender and culture had the full potential to aspire to the highest political office both in the United States and Nigeria.
He made it known to the Consul General that the current PDP, USA Executive made history on June 15, 2013, and for the first time waived participation fees for women to pave way and encourage more participation of Nigerian women living in the USA to participate in politics at all levels. “This is in line with the recommendation of Nigeria’s First Lady. As  testament to this, there are eight women in the current PDP USA leadership, and it remains the greatest number so far” he noted.

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‘Diaspora Nigerians Need Voting Rights’

By: Abiodun Oluwarotimi on July 16, 2013 – 4:21am
Ambassador Goeffrey Teneilabe is the Nigeria’s Consul-General in Atlanta and the Consulate covers 17 States in the United States of America. Recently, the Nigerian Consulate-General in Atlanta, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and its Information counterpart co-organized a Nigeria Conversation Summit. Shortly after the summit, Ambassador Geoffrey Teneilabe, spoke with our correspondent, ABIODUN OLUWAROTIMI, on the relationship between the Consulate and Nigerians living in America, the Nigeria-US relationship, Diaspora Voting Right among other issues.

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The Nigerians in Diaspora Organization Americas (NIDOA), Atlanta Chapter, in partnership with the Consulate General of Nigeria-Atlanta, Georgia is delighted to extend a special invitation to you.  NIDOA – Atlanta Chapter is hosting its first Annual NIDOA-ATLANTA Chapter Convention & Empowerment Day on August 31, 2013 and will be honored to have your presence as a Special Guest of honor.

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Presented by Ambassador Geoffrey I. Teneilabe, Amb/Consul-General of Nigeria, Atlanta, to the Interactive Forum of the America-Nigeria International Chamber of Commerce

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