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Presidency Reacts To US Visa Ban On Nigerians

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Presidency Reacts To US Visa Ban On Nigerians

Presidency Reacts To US Visa Ban On Nigerians regarding immigration.


UNITED STATES SUSPENSION OF THE ISSUANCE OF IMMIGRANT VISAS TO NIGERIANS

On 31st January 2020, the United States (U.S) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced temporary travel restrictions on six (6) countries including Nigeria.

For Nigeria, the restriction is the suspension of the issuance of “immigrant visas” to Nigerian passport holders only.

This suspension shall come into effect on 21st February 2020. The suspension does not apply to other U.S visas such as those for official, business, tourism and student travel.

The DHS states the suspension of “immigrant visas” became necessary following a review and update of the methodology (performance metrics) adopted by the U.S Government to assess compliance of certain security criteria by foreign governments. This resulted in certain enhancements on how information is shared between Nigeria and the U.S.

Nigeria remains committed to maintaining productive relations with the United States and its international allies especially on matters of global security.

Accordingly, President Muhammadu Buhari has established a committee, to be chaired by the Hon. Minister of Interior, to study and address the updated U.S. requirements. The committee will work with the U.S Government, INTERPOL and other stakeholders to ensure all updates are properly implemented.

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coronavirus Kills 15 Million People in America.

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The dreaded coronavirus Spreads as it kills 15 million people in America.


The novel coronavirus that’s sickening thousands globally — and at least five people in the US — is inspiring countries to close their borders and Americans to buy up surgical masks quicker than major retailers can restock them.

There’s another virus that has infected 15 million   across the country and killed more than 8,200 people this season alone. It’s not a new pandemic — it’s influenza.

The 2019-2020 flu season is projected to be one of the worst in a decade, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. At least 140,000 people have been hospitalized with complications from the flu, and that number is predicted to climb as flu activity swirls.

The flu is a constant in Americans’ lives. It’s that familiarity that makes it more dangerous to underestimate, said Dr. Margot Savoy, chair of Family and Community Medicine at Temple University’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine.

“Lumping all the viral illness we tend to catch in the winter sometimes makes us too comfortable thinking everything is ‘just a bad cold,'” she said. “We underestimate how deadly influenza really is.”

Even the low-end estimate of deaths each year is startling, Savoy said: The Centers for Disease Control predicts at least 12,000 people will die from the flu in the US every year. In the 2017-2018 flu season, as many as 61,000 people died, and 45 million were sickened.

In the 2019-2020 season so far, 15 million people in the US have gotten the flu and 8,200 people have died from it, including at least 54 children. Flu activity has been elevated for 11 weeks straight, the CDC reported, and will likely continue for the next several weeks.

Savoy, who also serves on the American Academy of Family Physician’s board of directors, said the novelty of emerging infections can overshadow the flu. People are less panicked about the flu because healthcare providers “appear to have control” over the infection.

“We fear the unknown and we crave information about new and emerging infections,” she said. “We can’t quickly tell what is truly a threat and what isn’t, so we begin to panic — often when we don’t need to.”

The flu can be fatal…
Dr. Nathan Chomilo, an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at University of Minnesota Medical School, said that the commonness of the flu often underplays its severity, but people should take it seriously.
“Severe cases of the flu are not mild illnesses,” Chomilo said. “Getting the actual flu, you are miserable.”

The flu becomes dangerous when secondary infections emerge, the result of an already weakened immune system. Bacterial and viral infections compound the flu’s symptoms. People with chronic illnesses are also at a heightened risk for flu complications.

Those complications include pneumonia, inflammation in the heart and brain and organ failure — which, in some cases, can be fatal.

Chomilo, an internist and pediatrician for Park Nicollet Health Services, said this flu season has been one of the worst his Minnesota practice has seen since the H1N1 virus outbreak in 2009. Some of his patients, healthy adults in their 30s, have been sent to the Intensive Care Unit, relying on ventilators, due to flu complications.

The virus is always changing…
Influenza is tricky because the virus changes every year. Sometimes, the dominant strain in a flu season will be more virulent than in previous years, which can impact the number of people infected and the severity of their symptoms.

Most of these changes in the coronavirus are small and insignificant, a process called antigenic drift. That year’s flu vaccine is mostly effective in protecting patients in spite of these small changes, said Melissa Nolan, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Public Health.

Occasionally, the flu undergoes a rare antigenic shift, which results when a completely new strain of virus emerges that human bodies haven’t experienced before, she said.

Savoy compares it to a block party: The body thinks it knows who — or in this case, which virus — will show up, and therefore, which virus it needs to keep out. But if a virus shows up in a completely new getup, it becomes difficult for the body’s “bouncers” — that’s the immune system — to know who to look for and keep out. The stealthy virus can infiltrate easily when the body doesn’t recognize it.

This flu season, there’s no sign of antigenic shift, the most extreme change. But it’s happened before, most recently in 2009 with the H1N1 virus. It became a pandemic because people had no immunity against it, the CDC reported.

Get your flu shot for the coronavirus, experts say
To avoid complications from the flu, Savoy, Chomilo and Nolan have the same recommendation: Get vaccinated.

It’s not easy to tell how flu vaccination rates impact the number of people infected by the coronavirus, but Savoy said it seems that the years she struggles to get her patients vaccinated are the years when more patients end up hospitalized with the flu, even if the total number of infections doesn’t budge.

The CDC reported at least 173 million flu vaccine doses have been administered this flu season so far — that’s about 4 million more doses than the manufacturers who make the vaccines projected to provide this season.

Still, there are some who decide skipping the vaccine is worth the risk. A 2017 study found that people decline the flu vaccine because they don’t think it’s effective or they’re worried it’s unsafe, even though CDC research shows the vaccine effectively reduces the risk of flu in up to 60% of the population.

Chomilo said some of his most frustrating cases of the flu are in patients who can’t be vaccinated because of preexisting conditions or their age (children under 6 months old can’t be vaccinated).

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Tension brews as US forces are hit

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Tension brews as US forces are hit

Tension brews as US forces are hit on the Ongoing IRAN VS  AMERICA rival. 

The Iraqi military on Sunday claimed that a volley of rockets was slammed into an Iraqi airbase north of Baghdad which houses the USA forces. Four local troops were reportedly wounded. It is also reported that eight Katyusha-type rockets landed on Al-Balad airbase, wounding two Iraqi officers and two airmen.

The Al-Balad, houses the airbase for Iraq’s F-16s and had held a small US Air Force contingent as well as American contractors, but a majority had been evacuated following tensions between the US and Iran over the past two weeks, military sources revealed to AFP.

“About 90 percent of the US advisers, and employees of Sallyport and Lockheed Martin who are specialised in aircraft maintenance, have withdrawn to Taji and Erbil after threats,” one of the sources said.

“There are no more than 15 US soldiers and a single plane at al-Balad,” the source added.

The tension in the area brews as this is not the first time Military bases hosting US troops have been subject to attacks. An American contractor killed last month, set off a series of dramatic developments. The US in retaliation carried out a drone strike killing the top Iranian and Iraqi commanders outside Baghdad airport. The attacks are still taking place at the bases of the US embassy.

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Omg!! Man Donates his Testicle for research after Trump impeachment.

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Omg!! Man Donates his Testis for research after Trump impeachment.
Man Donates Testis after Trump impeachment

 

Omg!! Man Donates his Testicle for research after Trump impeachment.

 

A Twitter user by name , Mr. Joey Saladino, says he has donated one of his own testicles in protest against the impeachment of America’s 45th president, Mr. Donald Trump.

Also read : Impeach Buhari!! – Nigerian’s cry out

Saladino’s latest claim is an alleged fulfillment of a promise he made in a September 24, 2019 tweet:

If Trump gets impeached, I will donate my Left testicle to medical research.
You can quote me on this.”

Man Donates his Testis after impeachment of Trump

However, President Trump was impeached by the American House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 8.34 pm ET.

The Democrat-controlled House Judiciary Committee had impeached Mr. Trump on two charges.

The first charge bordered on abuse of power. The president was accused of trying to pressure Ukraine to smear his political rival, Democratic presidential contender, Joe Biden.

The second charge says the president had obstructed Congress, by failing to co-operate with the House’s impeachment investigation.

The man now claims am the man of my word after donating his Testicle for research work, this is real foolishness

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Donald Trump Impeached by House of Rep

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Donald Trump Impeached by House of Reps (Full Details)
Donald Trump Impeached by House of Reps

 

Donald Trump Impeached by House of Reps (Full Details)

 

The President of The United States of America (USA), DONALD TRUMP, has been Impeached by his house of parliament on the 19th of December.

 

According to CNN sources, The 45th president of America, Donald Trump was removed due to Abuse of power at the Executive arm of Government.

The president violated the constitution of the United States of America and because of that singular factor, He becomes the 3rd president down the history of America to be removed  while in power.

 

 

The House of Reps has made their votes and without no Doubt, Donald Trump will face trials and if found guilty will be properly removed  according to pelosi.

Donald Trump Impeached by House of Reps (Full Details)
Full House of Reps votes on Trump impeachment

 

Donald Trumps impeachment was due to the fact that he criminally abused his powers and obstructed the Congress’s investigation of his wrong doings.

Most Nigerians have reacted negatively to the news stating the supremacy of the rule of law and the importance of separation of powers among the Executive, legislature and judiciary.

 

 

 

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Nancy pelosi refuses to send impeachment articles

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Nancy pelosi refuses to send impeachment articles on Donald Trump
Nancy pelosi – American Senate

 

 

Nancy policy refuses to send impeachment articles on Donald Trump. 

After the Impeachment of American President, Donald Trump on the 19th of December, 2019 which has now happened the third time in America, his impeachment articles are set to be revealed.

The American House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would not commit on Wednesday to sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate, saying in a post-impeachment-vote news conference, “That would have been our intention, but we’ll see what happens over there.”

 

Some progressives have urged Democratic leaders to withhold the articles until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, agrees to procedures for the Senate trial that Democrats have called for, as well as agreeing to bring in firsthand witnesses like acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to testify.

 

 

 

Pelosi said Democrats will make the decision “as a group” on when to send the articles to the Senate.

 

There are procedural concerns behind not sending the articles to the Senate on Wednesday night immediately after the votes. Among them: Democrats can’t send the articles at this time because the Senate would have to take them up Thursday, blocking votes on other measures, including a spending package that must pass before week’s end to avoid a government shutdown.

 

McConnell has openly sparred with his Democratic counterpart, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, over the format of the Senate trial. Earlier this week, McConnell rejected Schumer’s call for four witnesses to testify.

 

In the coming days, the House must also name impeachment managers for the Senate’s trial, another step Pelosi was not ready to make Wednesday night.

 

“We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side, and we hope that will be soon,” Pelosi said. “So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us, so hopefully it will be fair.”

 

McConnell told Republican senators at a policy lunch Tuesday that he will announce the date for the start of the Senate trial by the end of the week, according to sources.

 

It’s unclear what advantages there would be to withholding the articles of impeachment from a Senate trial. When McConnell was asked this week about the possibility of articles not being sent over, he told reporters, “I’m in no hurry.”

 

One Republican senator told CNN in a text message, “If the Speaker thinks this magically gives Democrats leverage in the Senate she hasn’t been paying attention to how McConnell operates the last few decades.”

 

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