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Trump Administration to curb immigrants from 6 nations, including Nigeria

2 February 2020 President Trump is putting new immigration restrictions on Nigeria and five other countries, the Department of Homeland Security announced Friday, in the latest move to reshape U.S. immigration rules. The new policy restricts immigrant visas for citizens of Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Eritrea, Myanmar, and Kyrgyzstan. It does not ban them from traveling to the U.S. for other …

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Rio Ferdinand and Lagosians react to Man U signing Odion Ighalo

1 February 2020 Manchester United’s former defender Rio Ferdinand is in Lagos over the weekend and he decided to judge the mood of the club’s fans in the city over the transfer deadline day signing of Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo. It was a case of mixed reactions. Despite the misgivings of some, coach Ole Gunnar Solksjaer is confident that the …

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Odion Ighalo moves to Manchester United

31 January 2020 Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign striker Odion Ighalo on a six month loan deal on the last day of the January transfer window. The 30-year-old, playing for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua, is expected to arrive to travel to Manchester this weekend to complete a surprise last minute move after Spurs made a …

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Travel ban: Is the US afraid of Nigeria?

31 January 2020 The US is punishing Nigeria amid a current humanitarian crisis where the West African nation is grappling with a violent terrorist problem in the form of Boko Haram; a terrorist entity that the US indirectly helped rise to power. The Trump administration is considering expanding its travel ban to include five more countries, including Nigeria. While there is opposition to the …

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London Museum to consult Nigerian Londoners on return of looted Benin bronzes

30 January 2020 The Horniman Museum will consult Nigerian Londoners about the future of its Benin bronzes amid pressure to return them to Africa.   The 50 works, which include religious objects, weapons and jewellery, were looted by British troops in the 19th century during an invasion of the kingdom of Benin in modern-day Nigeria. A spokeswoman for the museum, in Forest …

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