- The United States of America (USA) recently placed bans on Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar
- It also placed restrictions on Tanzania and Sudan with respect to the popular visa lottery scheme.
- The Nigerian government has meanwhile set up a committee to work towards reversing the ban imposed by the USA
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President Donald Trump of the United States of America (USA) recently placed a ban on a number of countries.
The affected countries are Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Myanmar, with Tanzania and Sudan facing restrictions with regard to the popular visa lottery scheme.
The ban implies that the USA would no longer issue immigrant visas to Nigerian applicants.
Per a report by qz.com, it explained that the penalty is in recognition of Nigeria’s unsatisfactory and information sharing standards.
Seni Sulyman, vice president of global operations at Andela, argued that “more than anything else, it’s the kind of thing that sends the wrong signal to people that are interested in Nigeria. Visa restrictions and the negative connotations they often imply creates extra skepticism among people that might be interested but are not already involved.”
Andela is an outsourcing firm which has raised around $180 million in funding mostly from US investors.
The ban comes at a time when Nigeria’s ecosystem has developed to become the dominant force in the technology workspace.
The Nigerian government has meanwhile set up a committee to work towards the lifting of the restrictions.
The committee is expected to ensure that security and information sharing standards as set by the USA are met.
In other news, renovation of billionaire Jeff Bezoz’s home in Washington DC, has resulted in parking tickets to the tune of $16,840 over the last three years.
YEN.com.gh understands that over 560 citations were issued in total for violations such as ignoring "no parking" signs or blocking pedestrian pathways.
Per a report by Business Insider, most of the citations were issued mostly for blocking of crosswalks and obstruction of pedestrian pathways.
The billionaire purchased the home, paying $23 million in cash and the property has been renovated a number of times since then.
The property is situated on 27,000 square feet and is the site of a former textile museum.
It now consists of 25 bathrooms, 11 bedrooms, two workout rooms, a ballroom, and a whiskey cellar.
Other high-profile residents in the area include the Obamas and Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump.
Information available shows that neither the Department of Public Works in Washington nor Amazon has provided answers to the calls for comments.
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