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Coronavirus: Trump channels his inner Obasanjo

30 March 2020 Donald Trump means different things to different people. But I never thought I would liken him to a Nigerian ruler or ex-ruler. Until yesterday. Responding in the White House Rose Garden to estimates that 100,000 or more Americans may die from the coronavirus, Trump said: “So you’re talking about 2.2 million deaths, 2.2 million people from this. …

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Despite travel ban, Nigerians tend to trust Trump – Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani

12 February 2020 Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani spoke to Washington-based National Public Radio’s Audie Cornish about President Trump’s surprising popularity in Nigeria, despite the country being added to the travel ban. Transcript of the interview: Audie Cornish: Immigrants from Africa’s most populous country will be blocked from coming to the U.S. beginning later this month. The Trump administration is …

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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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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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US Congressman Chris Smith asks President Trump to sanction Nigerian officials that rig elections or sponsor violence in 2019

22 December 2018 Rep. Christopher Smith, from New Jersey and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, issued the following statement with regard to presidential and national assembly elections to be held in Nigeria on February 16, 2019, and ongoing violence largely attributable to Fulani extremists: “I am very concerned by the current trajectory in Nigeria, Africa’s largest …

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Buhari is the laziest Nigerian president ever

9 December 2019 A source at the presidency has revealed how little President Muhammadu Buari does as he pretends to lead the country and seeks reelection in 2019. Speaking to Naijiant.com over the weekend, the source said that Buhari only spends an hour a day at work.  He doesn’t read any documents.  He also shows little interest in discussing any …

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