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US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by kiyosaki1(m): 9:20pm On Feb 04
During a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Pompeo said that the restrictions were imposed on Nigeria and five other countries because the United States Government wanted them to do more to ascertain the information on travellers.

United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, on Tuesday expressed hope that President Donald Trump’s administration may be able to lift visa restrictions placed on Nigeria last week.

During a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Pompeo said that the restrictions were imposed on Nigeria and five other countries because the United States Government wanted them to do more to ascertain the information on travellers.

“I’m optimistic that’s going to happen,” Pompeo told reporters.

Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan are the other countries affected by this new policy expected to take effect from February 21.

Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, had last week been quoted as saying that the new immigration restrictions were designed to “address security concerns in the way the banned countries track their own citizens, share information with the U.S. and cooperate on immigration matters”.

However, the new restriction would apply only to new visa applications as immigrants issued valid visas before that date will still be able to move to the US.


http://saharareporters.com/2020/02/04/visa-ban-us-secretary-state-pompeo-express-hope-reversal-nigeria

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by aremuforlife(m): 9:26pm On Feb 04
The pressure is on them, even from American citizens. They all surprised, why include Nigerian on visa restriction.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Taiwodada08(m): 9:26pm On Feb 04
That will be so nice

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by kellight(m): 9:36pm On Feb 04
As long as the ban affects bubu its okey by me but if it doesn't, fvck it

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by NothingDoMe: 9:48pm On Feb 04
It depends on how fast the government can meet up with the requirements. Except a miracle happens, it may still take several months for the ban to be lifted.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Ogonimilitant(m): 10:15pm On Feb 04
Please America should not lift any ban. Saudi Arabia is there for the northerners to go.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by kiyosaki1(m): 12:06am On Feb 05
Ogonimilitant:
Please America should not lift any ban. Saudi Arabia is there for the northerners to go.

You don't throw away the baby with the birth water . This is about security generally and not about a particular religion.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by googi: 12:20am On Feb 05
America cannot save your country and cannot save you from yourselves.

Promises is what Nigerians live by. Sooner than later America will cut you off. They are not stupid, you will not overwhelm them with your population.

Stay in your villages and find solutions within. Foreign Investments will not find jobs for you.

Keep the billions foreign currencies you keep on laundering at home for local jobs.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by tamonokare: 2:30am On Feb 05
Expressing hope, OK.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by madridguy(m): 8:41am On Feb 05
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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:41am On Feb 05
The real reason US suspends Immigrant travel Visas on Nigerians.
It has little or nothing to do with Boko Haram,
has nothing to do with Buhari,
has nothing to do with arrest and detention of journalist, has nothing to do with Nigeria’s ban on gays and lesbian, but has everything to do with absence of a workable system in our identification and verification processes.

The main reason Nigeria is suspended from Immigrant visas category is because Nigeria does not have a credible background investigation system that groups like Interpol can rely on to vert and certify originality.

What that means is that if someone commits a crime in lagos and relocates to Kano, there’s no system that can be used to track crimes and people across state lines.

Virtually all African countries have such systems even Ghana has it, Cameroun everyone has original birth certificates but nigeria prefers to have multiple identity cards not because they are interested in monitoring and tracking people but because they want to make money. Our country is a transaction society, you can buy anything even the human conscience.

Most responsible modern states in the world have tracking systems, but nigeria does not.
A typical example, if you are about 40 years, if you go to your primary school to get your records they don’t have it. Principals and headmasters do not have computers in the 21st century.

Now only states that are considered rogue nations or failed states that do not have workable systems.
Most nations in this category are nations at war.
Nigeria is not at war but the irresponsible nature of our government from the beginning till now makes Nigeria a war zone.

Now, back to US suspension, let us make it clear that only Immigrants visas are affected.
Non immigrant visas are not affected.
An immigrant visas is a type of visa that allows you to stay, work or even become a US citizen after you travel.

This category involves the type of visa you get when you marry an American citizen and have to relocate or the type of visas given to parents when their American citizens file for them or the visa you get through lottery.

Another category of visa affected is birth visas, these are medical tourism visas to come to America and have a baby. It is those categories of visas that are affected. Some waivers do apply. However, non immigrant visas like visitors or business visas are not affected, however going forward it will be difficult to get

What America is saying is that we cannot continue to give immigrant visas to your people if our investigators have no tools to work with to verify the true identity of your immigrant populations.

Example, someone who wins lottery or marries a US citizen, the investigators will want to check him up to primary school, but we have no records. Our government should be ashamed that we do not have a reliable working system to track Nigerians instead of deceiving the people to assume it is unfair what US has done.

All our previous and present government should be ashamed that today we are grouped with countries like Eritrea and Sudan.
A sensible country, what they should be doing now is to put such a system in place.
Last year, two of our American friends visited Nigeria and came back with Nigerian international passports.
That can never happen in Ghana or even Liberia.
But with money you can buy a man's conscience in Nigeria.

With as little as three to five hundred dollars people are ready to subvert the law and do the unthinkable.
With just Ten thousand Naira anyone can get local governments origin letters, worst still, today traders who never stepped their legs in universities are given degrees and people even serve youth service with fake results.
If you are America will you continue to give immigrant visas to a country you cannot verify a simple certificate?

If you are America will you continue to give citizenship to immigrants whose entire documents for relocation to your country may have been forged?

We forge ID cards, we forge bank statements to get visas, we forge birth certificates, we forge marriage certificates, we forge election results, what is it that we do not forge?

We should not blame the US, the truth is we have failed as a nation.
May God help our darling country.
God bless Nigeria.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by WebSurfer(m): 8:41am On Feb 05
I keep wondering what is in that forsaken USA except the slave jobs and hustles Nigerians can’t do without

Damn man go to instagram or facebook and see how they complain like Nigerians on social media.

Or at least haven’t you met friends from there ?

Fu..ck man this people have a minimum wage of 7.25$ / hour for a decade now

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by madridguy(m): 8:42am On Feb 05
And how many northerners dey go queue for US embassy?

Ogonimilitant:
Please America should not lift any ban. Saudi Arabia is there for the northerners to go.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Badgers14: 8:42am On Feb 05
Nonsense.. they just phoned up a reason to cover up... Trump is just hating on Nigeria..

Nigerians are the most successful immigrants in the U.S, they are the most educated immigrants in the U.S and they send more "LEGAL immigrants " to the U.S every year than any order country.

The excuse of the ban on immigrant visa is nonsense, recall he didn't ban non immigrant visa.. so the same country that "supposedly " have all these security challenges bla bla can come and visit the U.S (with their security challenges) but he wants to ban them from coming in as a permanent resident shocked grin

Trump is just hating grin grin

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Badgers14: 8:43am On Feb 05
As for Eriteria , Trump was just mad that he didn't get the Nobel peace prize as a result of the peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea.. the Prime minister(?) Of Ethiopia was given the Nobel peace prize grin grin

Remember, he didn't ban Saudi Arabia grin he knows he owes them a lot of money.. Saudi ..remember Osama? Most recently, Saudi guy killed people on American soil yet no ban.. grin

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by helinues: 8:43am On Feb 05
That is so certain.. Within 6 months it should be revised
Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by helinues: 8:44am On Feb 05
Ogonimilitant:
Please America should not lift any ban. Saudi Arabia is there for the northerners to go.

Bigots you

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by 2shure: 8:44am On Feb 05
And u said oyedepo's own na false
Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Agricaddict(m): 8:44am On Feb 05
I'm just looking at this foolish Trump, does he know the volume of market size for American products Nigeria takes, I'm not even sure we need them as much as they need us except for those migrating

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by 2kaybiel: 8:44am On Feb 05
I'm planning to relocate to the USA next year hope it won't affect me?

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by gambia(m): 8:44am On Feb 05
madridguy:
And how many northerners dey go queue for US embassy?


Wetin concern Aboki with US? Malaysia is their destination.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Openbusiness: 8:45am On Feb 05
America must not reverse the ban. My crush must not go to America for greener pastures. Ooin, I say ooooin, we die here together, like Romeo and Juliet cheesy We are doing well!!!

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by anonimi: 8:45am On Feb 05
aremuforlife:
The pressure is on them, even from American citizens. They all surprised, why include Nigerian on visa restriction.

You don't know what you are talking about.
You are obviously carried away by the fallacy of Nigeria's/Africa's importance to the US.
Enjoy your daydreaming.






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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Roon9(m): 8:46am On Feb 05
Thank God Canada is there grin

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Osidazz19: 8:46am On Feb 05
Ogonimilitant:
Please America should not lift any ban. Saudi Arabia is there for the northerners to go.

Dummy how many Northerners do you see dying for US Visas? Danm. some are just as dumb as a jelly fish.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by AjalaJ(m): 8:46am On Feb 05
Only hope. He doesn't have nay power.



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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by BiafraforTrump: 8:46am On Feb 05
kiyosaki1:


You don't throw away the baby with the birth water . This is about security generally and not about a particular religion.

Shut up why do you Northerners and Yorubas want to go to USA after so much open hate speech on USA and Trump??

There is still Saudi Arabia and Dubai for you Muslims for Christ sake..

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Agricaddict(m): 8:48am On Feb 05
WebSurfer:
The honest thing i keep wondering is
What is in that forsaken USA that Nigerians can’t do without

Damn man go to instagram or facebook and see how they complain like Nigerians on social media.

Or at least haven’t you met friends from there ?

mess man this people have a minimum wage of 7.25$ for a decade now




They go there for slavery job, that's the most significant way I think they are useful to Nigerians
Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Osidazz19: 8:49am On Feb 05
So if this is really about tracking travellers, why specifically target immigrant Visa and not visitors visas?
It's sad that Nigerian journalists are just as terrible as the country itself, if not this is the type of question they should be seeking answers to.

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Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by Reference(m): 8:49am On Feb 05
Look this Pompeo man should rather help us get better rather than fall for these half measured palliatives that will leave this country on a downward trajectory. The failure of well meaning countries to put the Nigerian state under pressure towards good governance since 1999 has not helped at all.

If America is worried that it is losing jobs and investment to China they should also recognise that we are losing jobs and investment to them and appreciate the negative effects it has on the stability and future of not only Nigeria but the sub continent.

We need both carrot and big sticks.
Re: US Visa Ban: Mike Pompeo Expresses Hope On Reversal For Nigeria by AmazingDesigns: 8:49am On Feb 05
smiley

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