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Garba Shehu Explains Why Biden Removed Nigeria From Religious Violators’ List

Garba Shehu, the senior special assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has revealed why US removed Nigeria from Religious Violators’ List.

He said, IPOB willingly took money from terrorists to spread falsehoods against a democratically elected government.

According to him; , “This sad and uncalled for ban came on the heels of 12 months of lies by some extremist groups and the banned terrorist group the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’s well-funded international media campaign. It was included after paid right-wing American lobbyists were funded millions of dollars by IPOB to spread falsehoods and misinformation about Nigeria.

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How US govt excludes Nigeria from Religious Violators’ List

How US govt excludes Nigeria from Religious Violator’s List . The United States has removed Nigeria from its list of religious violators, and blacklisted Russia, China and eight others as countries of ”particular concern” for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.’

US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, disclosed this yesterday in a statement, titled ”Religious Freedom Designations. The US had in 2020 placed Nigeria and six other countries on its special watch list of states that had engaged in or tolerated severe violation of religious freedom.
The country was, however, missing from the list of countries designated in the 2021 list for religious violations.