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COVID-19: Nigeria advise Western countries, no need for global panic

Nigeria Government has again assured the world that there was no need to panic over the confirmation of the 2019 novel coronavirus(COVID-19) in the country, adding that there was no blanket ban on nationals from high risk countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) on...

Trump’s visa ban on Nigeria seen as possible blessing in disguise

by Patrick Egwu On Jan. 31, the Trump administration announced it would expand a visa ban on six countries: Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. The new rule, which started on Feb 21, says citizens of these countries would be blocked from obtaining...

Nigeria’s passport value weakens, slumps to 95th position in global ranking

The drop in rankings also means Nigerian passport holders can visit two countries fewer now than they could in 2010 without first obtaining a visa. Nigeria might be Africa’s largest economy but it is increasingly home to one of the continent’s weakest passports. Over the...

Despite US Travel Ban, Trump’s Popularity in Nigeria swells

Despite President Donald Trump’s ban on Nigerian immigration to the United States, he apparently remains popular among Nigerias. The Washington Post headline was “Trump Trashes Nigeria and Bans Its Immigrants. Nigerians Love Him for It.” The article, by Nigerian writer and journalist Adaobi Tricia...

Despite Travel Ban: 58% Nigerian adults remains positive on Trump’s ‘MAGA’ foreign policy

Nigerians have a more positive view of Trump than people in many other countries. In a spring 2019 survey, 58% of Nigerian adults said they had confidence in Trump to do the right thing regarding world affairs, compared with a median of 29% across...