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    ‘Let’s make this go viral’ — Twitter reactions as CNN presenter defends Nigerians on US visa ban

‘Let’s make this go viral’ — Twitter reactions as CNN presenter defends Nigerians on US visa ban

A report by Fareed Zakaria, a CNN presenter, on the immigrant visa ban imposed on Nigeria by the Donald Trump administration is trending on social media. The presenter of a weekly programme on CNN made a case for Nigeria, saying US authorities justified the ban with national security concerns but data available proved otherwise. Citing CATO institute, Zakaria said four of the six countries listed in [...]

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    US announces $40m aid to Nigeria — 4 days after immigrant visa ban

US announces $40m aid to Nigeria — 4 days after immigrant visa ban

The United States has announced $40 million aid to Nigeria to help the country ease its humanitarian crisis resulting from years of Boko Haram insurgency. Mike Pompeo, US secretary of state, made the announcement on Tuesday in Washington DC during a joint media briefing with Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's minister of foreign affairs. The development comes four days after the US imposed an [...]

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    Reps probe US ban on immigrants from Nigeria

Reps probe US ban on immigrants from Nigeria

The house of representatives has resolved to probe the visa ban that the US imposed on Nigerian immigrants. Last week, the US announced its temporary travel restrictions on immigrants from six countries, including Nigeria. It said Nigeria was included in the list because of the country’s failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. The suspension did not apply to other [...]

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    Visa ban: Buhari sets up panel to study new requirement by US

Visa ban: Buhari sets up panel to study new requirement by US

President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a committee to study and address the issues that made the US to suspend issuance of immigrant visas to Nigerian passport holders. On Friday, the US announced temporary travel restrictions on six countries, including Nigeria. The suspension did not apply to other US visas such as those for official, business, tourism and student travel. The US said it [...]

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    US: Why we banned immigrants from Nigeria

US: Why we banned immigrants from Nigeria

The United States says it imposed an immigrant visa on Nigeria as a result of the country's failure to comply with its established identity-management and information-sharing criteria. In a statement, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said the restriction became necessary due to America's inability to verify a traveller's identity and "assess whether they pose a national security or public safety [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why US is mulling visa ban on Nigeria, by diplomatic sources

EXCLUSIVE: Why US is mulling visa ban on Nigeria, by diplomatic sources

The inability of the United States to gain access to critical data about Nigerian travellers is behind the consideration of a visa ban on the country, diplomatic sources have told TheCable. However, the ban on "birth tourism" is not targeted at Nigerians as it is to be applied worldwide. President Donald Trump announced at the World Economic Forum (WEF) that he was [...]

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    El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

El-Rufai issues death threat to foreigners ‘planning to intervene in elections’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says any “foreign power” that intervenes in the general election would return to to their country in body bags. Speaking during an NTA Live programme on Tuesday evening, el-Rufai said as an independent and sovereign state, Nigeria would never bow to foreign powers. “Those that are calling for anyone to come and intervene in Nigeria, we [...]

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    Iran to ban US citizens, calls Trump’s order an ‘obvious insult’

Iran to ban US citizens, calls Trump’s order an ‘obvious insult’

Iran, one of the countries affected by the United States’ 90-day travel ban on immigrants, says it will reciprocate the "obvious insult".  This was contained in a statement released by Iranian foreign ministry on Saturday. "The Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to respond in kind after the insulting decision of the United States concerning Iranian nationals," the ministry said. Donald Trump had [...]

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