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Why Nigeria should be excluded from Trump’s travel ban – CNN

If the reason for banning immigrant visas from Nigeria should hold ground, all visas including temporary should have been banned as well.

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President Donald Trump of the United States, had some weeks ago, extended the country’s controversial travel ban list to impose visa restrictions on six more countries. Nigeria, which happens to be the largest economy in Africa and most populous nation on the continent, was included in the list.   

While the Trump administration included Nigeria on the travel ban list to keep America safe from terrorists, CNN reports that the decision was not smart.  

In its report, the American news network quoted a report by Cato Institute, an American libertarian think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C, that Nigeria has not been responsible for any terror-related attack in America in over four decades. 

Emphasizing on the report, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria maintained that if the reason for banning immigrant visas from Nigeria should hold ground, all visas including temporary should have been banned as well.  

Nigerians are well-educated: When the United States President first introduced the new immigration plan, he said he wanted high scale well-educated English people, who can assimilate easily and give back to the country. Nigerians, as stated by CNN, is one of the most educated immigrants in Sub-Saharan Africa.  

[READ MORE: US Speaker, Pelosi, Atiku frown at Trump’s travel ban placed on Nigerians) 

Zakaria stated on CNN, “According to the Migration Policy Institute, 59% of Nigeria immigrants aged 25 and older hold at least a Bachelor’s degree, that is nearly double the proportion for Americans born in the US.

“It is also more than the proportion of immigrants from South Korea, China, the United Kingdom and Germany. Nigerian immigrants also get high scale jobs, 54% of them are in largely White-collar positions in management, business, science and the arts than barely just 39% of people born in the US.” 

Nigeria is a thriving economy: The new American Research report, as quoted by the American journalist from 2018 shows that Nigerian immigrants from the United States, made more than $14 billion and paid more than $4 billion in taxes in the United States. 

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Zakaria explained that Nigerians in diaspora sent back billions in remittances, thereby contributing to a dynamic Nigerian economy. This shows how much of hard workers Nigerians really are.   

According to the journalist, the Centre for Global Development reported that Nigeria is a country where the middle-class is increasing in education and aspiration. It is also America’s second-largest trade partner and the US wants to double its investments and trading in Africa. 

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Chidinma holds a degree in Mass communication from Caleb University Lagos and a Masters in view in Public Relations. She strongly believes in self development which has made her volunteer with an NGO on girl child development. She loves writing, reading and travelling. You may contact her via - [email protected]

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      Trump to return to social media with his own platform in 2 months

      Over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, others, Donald Trump is working on making a return.

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      U.S. budget suffers a deficit of $3.1 trillion in 2020, as pandemic slams the economy, President Trump to decide fate of TikTok in 24-36 hours, Vaccine, America's Trump finally bans TikTok, WeChat, US imposes visa ban on Nigerians for election-related activities, I am not going to do second debate - Trump

      Former US President, Donald Trump, will be back on social media in the near future, over 2 months after he was banned from Twitter, Facebook, and others.

      This follows plans by the former President to launch his own social media platform within the next 2 or 3 months.

      This disclosure was made by Trump’s Senior Adviser, Jason Miller, on Sunday, March 22, 2021, during a chat with Fox News’ #MediaBuzz.

      READ: President Biden revokes Trump’s ban for green card applicants in US

      What Donald Trump’s Senior Adviser is saying

      Jason Miller, who was a spokesman for Trump’s 2020 campaign, told the media network that the former President would soon get back to social media space with a new platform of his own that would completely redefine the game.

      Miller, while talking to Fox News, said, “I do think that we’re going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here, with his own platform. And this is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media; it’s going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does.”

      Although he did not provide more in terms of details, Miller revealed that Trump had been having high-powered meetings at his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, with various teams regarding the venture, and that numerous companies had approached Trump.

      Miller said the new platform was going to be big, while also predicting that Trump would draw tens of millions of people.

      In case you missed it

      • It can be recalled that former President Trump was banned from Twitter after the January 6, attack on the Capitol by his supporters. He was accused of inciting his supporters after he rejected the US Presidential election result which he claimed was a fraud.
      • Twitter last week said it would seek public input on when and how it should ban world leaders, saying it was reviewing its policy and considering whether leaders should be held to the same rules as other users.

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      Tesla investor sues Elon Musk for causing problems with his tweets

      An investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the company’s founder, Elon Musk over alleged erratic tweets.

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      Tesla Investor Sues Elon Musk for Causing Problems with His Tweets

      Elon Musk, the controversial multi-billionaire is being sued by an investor in his company. Musk is being accused by the investor of unsettling the markets and exposing his investors to high risk with his “erratic tweets”.

      Chase Garrity an investor in the US electric car maker, Tesla, has sued the founder of the company for his erratic Twitter messaging which according to him, has exposed the company to high legal risks and billions in price losses.

      The 105-page lawsuit was published in the US court of Delaware and it accuses Musk of violating the settlement negotiated with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in 2018.

      READ: Battle of Titans: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos share world’s richest title

      The lawsuit also includes the entire Tesla board and its supervisory body for not calling Musk to order.

      In May 2020 Musk caused a 14 billion dollar loss in market value on a single trading day with a series of unguarded tweets. He tweeted about Tesla’s market value being too high and how he was going to dispose of all physical assets.

      The lawsuit stated that any further unbridled tweet from Musk would have dire consequences for Tesla’s future funding opportunities.

      READ: Elon Musk gains $25 billion in a day, as Tesla surges by 20%

      What you should know 

      • Remember Nairametrics posted a story on how Musk tweets once again caused a serious ripple effect in the crypto world. His tweet helped Bitcoin gain $6000. He later invested heavily in Bitcoin.
      • Manager Magazine stated that analysts are not comfortable with such a move and view it as some kind of manipulation.
      • Musk in April last year posted a joke photo of Tesla going bankrupt. This once again unsettled investors.
      • Tesla Management has not released a statement on this fresh lawsuit.

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