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US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by EmagNig(m): 5:01pm On Dec 31, 2018
Thousands of Nigerians will miss their visa appointments as the United States, US embassy in Nigeria, located in Abuja and its consulate in Lagos have shutdown indefinitely.

This implies that persons who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document will have to cancel their plans.

The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US.

The statement read,

“Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”

The executive arm of government led by President Donald Trump and the legislative arm have been at loggerheads for nearly two months over Trump’s attempt to build a wall along the Mexican border.

Building a wall was one of Trump’s major campaign promises as part of efforts to curb illegal migration and crime.

He had boasted during his campaign that the Mexican government would pay for the wall.

However, with the refusal of the Mexican government to fund the wall, the President approached the US legislative, asking the bi-cameral institution to provide $5bn which would be used in funding the wall.

The Congress, however, rejected Trump’s proposal.

On December 11, Trump held a televised meeting with Speaker-designee, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, in which he asked them to support $5bn in funding for the border wall.

They refused and Trump said:

“I am proud to shut down the government for border security … I will be the one to shut the government down. I’m not going to blame you for it … I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down.”

Three days later, Politico reported that Trump was willing to sign a bill that delayed a government shutdown into 2019 and the new Congress.

On December 19, the Senate unanimously passed a continuing resolution, the Further Additional Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019, lasting until February 8, 2019.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Earthbound(m): 5:06pm On Dec 31, 2018
America can go screw itself! China for the win, baby!

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Righteousness89: 5:36pm On Dec 31, 2018
Earthbound:
America can go screw itself! China for the win, baby!
when China is bowing to US demands on all sides!

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Righteousness89: 5:39pm On Dec 31, 2018
America has not had it this Great in a Long while!

I Salute President Donald Trump! This is how every person elected as President should Be....

Preserve your Citizens first before others!!

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Ayoswit(f): 5:49pm On Dec 31, 2018
Hmmm, our leaders should make effort to develop naija, as Nigerians should also vote out leaders who do not have the interest of the country at heart.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by abdeiz(m): 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Here is a president going to war to fulfill promises he made to the electorate and here in my country a president who is lifeless, blames others for failures instead of doing the right thing. In saner climes he'd have to step down but our division in this country won't let that happen. Heck...no revolution would happen.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Omotajo1: 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Why now
Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by brainy4oli(m): 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Trump was voted for his anti-imigration stance. It hurts to the outside world, but he did win the election. The US legislators should understand he was voted in solely for this 'wall'.

Afterall, considering the billions America spends on its military, 5 billion dollars is chicken change.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by BarryX(m): 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Is this good news?

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by bobbybrains(m): 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Everything going on strike in naija smh embarassed undecided angry

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Earthbound(m): 5:50pm On Dec 31, 2018
Righteousness89:
when China is bowing to US demands on all sides!
There's an inevitable shift in world powers slowly taking place. No dull am.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Nobody: 5:51pm On Dec 31, 2018
Nigerians should learn how to develop their country it's simple as abc.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by HavocGirlMile99(f): 5:51pm On Dec 31, 2018
sad
Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by princeking2(m): 5:52pm On Dec 31, 2018
I like this Trumpet man of US. No matter how much criticism you receive if what you are doing is worth it, carry on.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Justbeingreal(m): 5:53pm On Dec 31, 2018
undecided


Indefinitely kwa.


Another day Another drama.
Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Curtisaxel7(m): 5:53pm On Dec 31, 2018
Is Trump related to the ASUU chairman?.

Strike is in thier blood.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Beautyaddy: 5:53pm On Dec 31, 2018
I know some applicants who still had their US visa interviews done today.


Additionally, those who were not able to attend had already been sent emails rescheduling them for another date for next week.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by sukerefakere(m): 5:53pm On Dec 31, 2018
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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by slawomir: 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
Isoright
Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by SAconnect247: 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
How will Atiku buy visa now? Chai wrong timing o grin grin grin

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Maket: 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
Talk and do president. I salute you sir.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Satan66(m): 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
Trump is at it again!

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Vtrd: 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
Earthbound:
America can go screw itself! China for the win, baby!
China is about to seize the port of Kenya for loan default.

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Alloyhardu(m): 5:54pm On Dec 31, 2018
shocked alot of people will be left hanging ooòooo grin grin grin grin grin grin Canada oya we are coming

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by Lippy101: 5:55pm On Dec 31, 2018
Easy Trump, Easy

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Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by adeniyi3971(m): 5:55pm On Dec 31, 2018
Nawa o
Re: US Embassy In Nigeria Closes Indefinitely by hailall: 5:55pm On Dec 31, 2018
This is family first oooh very good e

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