24 July 2011
Nigeria's external image took a dip in January 2010, when the US placed the country on global terror list following the failed attempt by Abdulmutallab to detonate the bomb strapped to his pants while, on the domestic front, there have been a spate of bomb blasts targeted at politicians, the security agencies, churches and academic institutions by the Boko Haram sect operating in the northern part of the country.
Foreign Affairs Ministry sources told Sunday Vanguard that
Washington has removed Nigeria's name from the terror watch list which subjects Nigerians as well as nationals from the listed countries to special security checks on their arrival to the . US