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Nigerian-Americans celebrate Biden’s appointment of Adeyemo

Adewale Adeyemo

A coalition of 22 Nigerian-American organisations has congratulated one of their own, Adewale Adeyemo, on his nomination as the next US Deputy Secretary of Treasury. Nigerian-born Adeyemo, 39, was tapped for the role by President-elect Joe Biden on 1 December and would be the first African-American to hold the position, if confirmed. The congratulatory message was contained in a statement …

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Biden appoints Nigerian-American US Deputy Treasury Secretary

Adewale Adeyemo

US President-elect Joe Biden on Monday formally appointed Nigerian-born Adewale ‘Wally’ Adeyemo as the Deputy Treasury Secretary, which is the description of the country’s deputy finance minister. The appointment came as part of Biden’s unveiling of his economic team, where he highlighted the historic nature of some of his nominations. Adeyemo (39), who served the US government under President Barack …

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Nigerian-Americans pledge support to Biden

A coalition of Nigerian-American organisations in the US has pledged its support to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. This was conveyed in a congratulatory message by the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians on behalf of 18 other professional, religious and socio-cultural bodies. “On behalf of Nigerian-American communities in the United States, please accept our warm congratulations on …

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First Nigerian American elected to United States Congress

Adeoye Omolewa has been elected into the US House of Representative. The Democratic candidate defeated its Republican rival on Tuesday to gain a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House to represent the District of Columbia (also known as DC or Washington) which is the capital city of the United States of America. Owolewa garnered a whopping 164,026 votes, representing 82.84 …

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