President Goodluck Jonathan seeks blessing from God prior to his upcoming elections.
Israel seeks to win his support by blocking Palestinian effort at the UN Security Council.
By Itamar Eichner
A year after his last visit, Nigeria’s president is returning to Israel after reaching a historic deal with the militant Islamist movement Boko Haram, in which 219 Christian girls who were abducted 6 months ago are expected to be released.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2013. – Photo: Atta Awisat
Israel considers the Nigerian president’s visit of great importance, as Nigeria is a current member of the UN Security Council. Continue Reading »
Israel has sent intelligence experts to Nigeria to help search for more than 200 schoolgirls abducted last month by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.
Nigerian soldiers sent to fight Boko Haram Islamists, May 22, 2013 – Photo: REUTERS
The team, which the official said included people experienced in dealing with hostage situations, will join a growing international effort to track down the children.
“These are not operational troops, they’re there to advise,” the Israeli official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue Reading »
Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir and his Nigerian counterpart Dr. Akinwumi Adesina signed on Friday a joint declaration toward increasing agricultural cooperation between the two countries.
Israeli and Nigerian ministers sign agreement. – Photo: AMNON LIEBERMAN
The ministers signed the agreement, which will focus on bolstering food security, in the Nigerian capital city of Abuja that day. As part of the agreement, Israel will help Nigerians expand the amount of land they cultivate, increase their water sector efficiency, improve crop quality and strengthen professionalism of those engaged in agriculture, according to Shamir’s spokesman. Continue Reading »
Once again the Nigerian church donates fully equipped ambulance to Israel’s first aid association, Magen David Adom.
Church leaders say there are 40 million Christians in Nigeria who love & support Israel.
By Yossi Aloni
Nigerian church and government officials last week came to Israel bearing a large financial gift for Israel’s Magen David Adom (MDA) emergency medical organization (the local equivalent of the Red Cross).
Nigerian Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) donated ambulance to the Jerusalem MDA station – Photo Courtesy, Magen David Adom
The Nigerian Redeemed Christian Church of God had previously donated a new ambulance to the MDA station in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »