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US imposes visa ban on Nigerians who disrupted 2023 elections

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The United States on Monday announced that it had taken steps to impose visa bans on persons who disrupted the recent general elections in Nigeria.

In a statement on the US State Department website, Secretary of State Antony Binken said “the United States is committed to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and around the world. Today, I am announcing that we have taken steps to impose visa restrictions on specific individuals in Nigeria for undermining the democratic process during Nigeria’s 2023 elections cycle.”

He clarified that the visa ban is specific to certain individuals and is not directed at the Nigerian people or the Government of Nigeria as a whole.

According to the statement, these individuals, under US Immigration and Nationality Act, will be subject to restrictions on visas to the United States under a policy covering those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy.

“These individuals have been involved in intimidation of voters through threats and physical violence, the manipulation of vote results, and other activity that undermines Nigeria’s democratic process,” Mr Blinken said.

I’m proud of you –Tinubu tells Hilda Baci

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President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on Monday, congratulated Nigerian chef Hilda Bassey Effiong, popularly known as Hilda Baci, for breaking the Guinness World Record for longest cooking hours.

DAILY POST had earlier reported that Hilda broke the record, which was previously held by Indian chef Lata Tondon on Monday at 7:45 am.

Reacting, Tinubu, in a tweet via his Twitter handle, said he was proud of Hilda Baci.

He tweeted: “I congratulate Hilda Effiong Bassey on her record-breaking achievement.

Lagos elders to reconcile Tinubu, George

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Prominent Lagosians have unveiled plans to reconcile President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Peoples Democratic (PDP) leader Chief Bode George.

The peace initiative is spearheaded by 94-year-old Justice Isola Olorunnimbe, a retired judge of Lagos State, in concert with some All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders and associates of the President-elect.

A peace meeting at George’s Ikoyi office at the weekend trailed the initial one held in May with the former Ondo State governor, at the request of a Lagos prince and Lagos Central APC leader, Oluyole Olusi.

George, Olusi and Olorunnimbe hailed the parley, saying the discussions were cordial. Olusi was accompanied by former Deputy Governor Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire and Prince Abiodun Ogunleye. With George were former Deputy Governor Kofo Akerele-Bucknor, Mrs. Onikepo Oshodi, Gen. Tajudeen Olanrewaju and Dr. Akitoye.

Seun Kuti surrenders to police, transferred to criminal department

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Afrobeat singer, Seun Kuti has appeared at the Ikeja police command on Monday following a video footage where he was captured slapping a police officer.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, had on Saturday ordered Mr Kuti’s arrest.

The IGP equally ordered a speedy and full investigation.

However, police could not find Seun when they visited his residence on Sunday. But on Monday, the singer surrendered himself to the police for investigation.

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