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Trump expands US travel ban to include Nigeria

For the new restrictions, countries on the list include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. 


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Nigeria added to US travel ban list

America appears so close to Nigeria because of the large number of Nigerian diaspora in the US and the quantum of trade and commerce between the two countries.

But that is about to change right now after the U.S. President Donald Trump decided to slam travel ban on more countries, including Nigeria.

According to a report by US-based political newspaper, Politico, an announcement is expected on Monday, January 27.

This move is coming exactly three years after Trump signed the original travel ban on January 27, 2017, just a week into his tenure.

That initial travel ban affected Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.

For the new restrictions, countries on the list include Belarus, Myanmar (also known as Burma), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan and Tanzania. 

It is not clear yet why Nigeria has to be in the new list.

Also, read See why Nigerians are no longer rushing to the US

On Tuesday in Davos at the World Economic Forum, Trump confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that he is trying to add additional nations to the travel ban.

White House spokesman, Hogan Gidley, said: “The travel ban has been profoundly successful in protecting our country and raising the security baseline around the world.

“While there are no new announcements at this time, common sense and national security both dictate that if a country wants to fully participate in U.S. immigration programs, they should also comply with all security and counter-terrorism measures — because we do not want to import terrorism or any other national security threat into the United States.”

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