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US Secretary of State Pompeo optimistic Nigeria visa ban will be lifted

The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President Donald Trump’s latest immigration Read more

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US visa ban: Nigeria allegedly snubbed notification on identity-management, information sharing

The United States of America has stated that Nigeria and other foreign governments were notified about identity-management and information-sharing criteria in 2019, before the eventual visa ban. Nigeria is rated one of the worst-performing countries on the performance metrics. However, the Republic of Chad improved on their metrics and was removed from the list of Read more

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FG reacts to US visa ban report – ‘we’ll respond comprehensively’

The federal government has reacted to speculated plots by the US to include Nigeria to its existing list of visa travel ban countries saying the idea is ill-conceived. The minister of information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this on Monday in London during an interview session with Reuters. The minister is in London to officially engage Read more