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Obama Administration Bars Lucky Igbinedion From Entering US
Corrupt former Governor Lucky Igbinedion of Edo State may no longer enter the US, According to reports from Sahara Reporters, an online newspaper in Nigeria, sources from Washington revealed that the American consular authorities had written to Mr. Igbinedion to tell him that he was no longer welcome in the US.
Another source indicated that the former governor, who has been convicted for corrupt practices shortly after his governorship term, had multiple entry visas to the US. "However, he has received a letter revoking his visa," said one source.
Mr. Igbinedion was a two-term governor in Edo State where he looted the treasury mindlessly, according to documents gathered by the EFCC.
The reports from Sahara Reporters in Washington, DC disclosed that the US government was reviewing the files of some of Nigeria's current and former government officials and will deny them visas once they are deemed undesirable on account of their engagement in corruption.