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The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has denied reports that the United States of America, Government has placed Nigeria’s Minister of Com­munications, Isa Pantami, on its terror watch-list.

Reports emerged on Sunday that Pantami had been placed on the list over alleged ties with a former Leader of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The report claimed that the Minister was said to be a close confidant of the Late Mohammed Yusuf, the Late Leader of Boko Haram.

It also claimed that Pantami had ties with Abu Quata­da al Falasimi and other Al-Qaeda leaders whom he revered and spoke highly of.

However, reacting in a tweet on Monday, Bashir described the report as ‘fake news.’
He maintained that the Minister has never been on any US watchlist.

He wrote:  ”You have just endorsed a fake report without verifying. For your information @DrIsaPantamihas never been on any US watchlist.” 

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