National Press Club

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to Speak at Luncheon, July 31

July 9, 2014 | By Kasia Klimasinska | k.klimasinska@gmail.com

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, July 31.

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will speak at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, July 31.

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Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan will talk about country's struggle to contain the violent campaign by the Islamist group Boko Haram at a National Press Club luncheon on Thursday, July 31.

Leaders of Boko Haram have admitted to abducting more than 200 girls and killing hundreds of people in an attempt to topple Jonathan and establish an Islamic state.

Jonathan has served as president of Nigeria, Africa's most populous country and the continent's largest oil producer, since 2010. He will speak at the Club during his visit to Washington for The United States–Africa Leaders Summit.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $22 for Press Club members. NPC Members may purchase two tickets at this rate. Non-member tickets cost $36. Click here to purchase tickets. For questions, please email reservations@press.org or call (202) 662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase.

NPC Members who wish to attend the pre- luncheon reception must RSVP separately to VIPreception@press.org 48 hours before the event. Space may be limited. You must have a paid reservation to the Luncheon to attend the VIP reception

To submit a question in advance, put JONATHAN in the subject line and email to president@press.org before 10 a.m. on the day of the luncheon.

Upcoming Luncheons:
July 17: Anthony Foxx, Secretary of Transportation
July 22: Tom Frieden, Director of Centers for Disease Control
Aug. 1: Denis Sassou-Nguesso, President of the Republic of Congo

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