The United States of America has continued to show its appreciation and support of Nigeria's rich cultural heritage and tourism assets. This is contrary to the popular perception that the current United States administration, led by President Donald Trump, has no regards for African values and treats Africa nations with disdain. 

Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Trump Deported More Nigerians in 2017

President Trump’s “shithole” commentary on immigrants from unspecified countries in Africa, as well as those from Haiti and El Salvador, may have taken the country by a storm, but the numbers from his administration are beginning to reflect that sentiment.

In the year after Trump took office, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has reported a drop in total number of overall “removals”—except for African migrants who have seen a spike in the number of people sent back home.

Even though overall removals dropped to 226,119 in 2017 from 240,255 in 2016, the number rose for Africans—in many cases, more than doubling from the previous year. The fiscal year data runs to Oct. 5 in each year.