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Diaspora Igbo insists on restructuring, fiscal federation
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Diaspora Igbo insists on restructuring, fiscal federation

condemns govt position on shouting youths on site By Chioma Gabriel Diaspora Igbo group, the Igbo World Assembly, IWA, is still insisting on  the  need to restructure Nigeria to ensure true federalism as it was in the 1963 constitution based on regions or zones respectively. This is even as the group has condemned in the Read More  
Hundreds Of Yoruba Women From Diaspora At Ooni Of Ife Palace Over Yoruba Nation
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Hundreds Of Yoruba Women From Diaspora At Ooni Of Ife Palace Over Yoruba Nation

Women from Uruguay, Argentina, Mexico, United Kingdom, Papua Guinea, Venezuela, Spain, France, and other countries on Wednesday visited the Ooni of Ile-Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in his palace to canvass for the creation of Yoruba Nation. Clad in traditional rural attire including body wrappers and beads, the women, under the aegis of Obinrin Oodua Agbaye, stormed the palace of the Ooni of Ife on Sunday. Led by their worldwide Leader, Yeye Simisade Kuku-Onayemi and their Secretary-General, Owowunmi Babalola-Okocha, the women said the gods in Yorubaland had mandated them to commence spiritual measures that would lead to the prompt actualisation of Yoruba Nation without bloodshed, hence, their visit to their fatherland. Omowumi, a resident of the United States, who was flanked b...
Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad
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Gofundme Page Opened For Sunday Igboho By Yorubas Abroad

Yorubas in the diaspora have opened A GoFundMe Page for controversial activist Sunday ‘Igboho’ Adeyemo, saying it was to aid a struggle for the Oduduwa Republic. The campaign is aimed at funding a fleet of vehicles and other equipment for Igboho and his followers, who have been at the forefront of a renewed agitation for the actualisation of Yoruba’s secession from Nigeria. The campaign could add another layer of complication to the raging national conversation about Nigeria’s unity under President Muhammadu Buhari, whose governing style has been evidently sectional and divisive. Already, pro-Biafran sentiments have gained widespread popularity amongst the Igbo ethnic stock occupying the country’s southeast. Igboho has been in the news lately over his campaign to drive Fula...
Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules
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Nigerian Army has no Right to Declare any Citizen Wanted- Court rules

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja has ruled that the Nigerian army has no powers to declare any citizen wanted. She gave the ruling today July 13 while delivering judgement in a suit filed by a Nigerian activist in diaspora, Issa Perry Brimah against the Nigerian Army. Brimah filed the lawsuit after the Nigerian Army in January 2019, said it was working with INTERPOL to declare him wanted for raising funds for troops and vigilantes fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Brimah had launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to provide food for the soldiers prosecuting the war against insurgents in the North East. The Nigerian Army however kicked against his gesture, describing it as a fraudulent venture he, Brimah, embarked upon to “ostensibly...
I’m Not Against Diaspora Voting If NASS Supports It – Buhari
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I’m Not Against Diaspora Voting If NASS Supports It – Buhari

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.) , said on Tuesday that he was not against Nigerians in diaspora voting during elections . However , he noted that the National Assembly was required to pass relevant laws to give legal backing to Diaspora voting. The President spoke in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during a meeting with the Executive Committee members of the Nigerian Community in Ethiopia. The NICE members were led by David Omozuafoh to the meeting , which was organised by the Chairman /Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission , Abike Dabiri- Erewa. Buhari said , ” I have said it severally that I am not against it ( Diaspora voting) . However , you will need to convince the National Assembly to amend the relevant laws to make Diaspora voting a reali...
How FG Frustrated Us When We Offered To Improve Healthcare – Doctors In Diaspora
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How FG Frustrated Us When We Offered To Improve Healthcare – Doctors In Diaspora

The Diaspora Professional Health Initiative (DPHI) has accused the federal government of frustrating its efforts to improve healthcare in the country. The association comprise of Nigerian medical practitioners who are based in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, South Africa, among others. A member of the association, who did not want to be named, told TheCable that those in DPHI were inspired by other professionals from the African continent, especially Ethiopians, who are now being supported by the Medical school of University of Toronto, Canada, to create more solutions in their country. He said for three years, they worked on strategies they could use in sharing skills with their counterparts back home but the Nigerian government turned its back against the...
Diaspora Trust Fund Underway – Abike Dabiri-Erewa
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Diaspora Trust Fund Underway – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Diaspora Commission, says the commission is putting a team in place to work out modalities for the establishment of Diaspora Trust Fund. Dabiri-Erewa, who fielded questions from State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, said the commission was in the process of planning and engaging Nigerians in the Diaspora as to how it can be done. “We are planning the Nigerian Diaspora Trust Fund because Nigerians in the Diaspora want to invest in their country and they want to contribute. So, the Diaspora Trust Fund will be coming up in this year and a lot of other engagements and activities. “A few countries, like Ethiopia, have a Diaspora Investment Fund. Nigeria should not be an exception. We are working at it. We are hoping ...
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You’re Welcome to Nigeria – Abike Dabiri to Cardi B

American rapper Cardi B has received a note of invitation from Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa after she revealed that she’s filing for her Nigerian citizenship. The rapper who recently visited Nigeria, described the move by the US president as ‘the dumpest”, stressing that he is putting Americans lives in danger — Hence her decision to file for Nigerian citizenship. “Naaaaa these memes are fuckin  but shit ain’t no joke ! Specially being from New York .Its sad this man is putting Americans live in danger. Dumbest move Trump did till date …I’m filing for my Nigerian citizenship,”she wrote via Twitter. Reacting to the tweet, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission said “we can’t wait to recieve” Cardi B. She tweeted ...
Xenophobia Attack: FG Wants Compensation For Nigerians – Dabiri-erewa
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Xenophobia Attack: FG Wants Compensation For Nigerians – Dabiri-erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in Diaspora in the Transformation of a University of Technology.” Dabiri–Erewa, who was represented by Mr Abdul-Rahman Balogun, her Special Assistant on Media, noted that the Nigerian government was also putting in place measures to ensure perpetrators were prosecuted and justice is given. According to her, those that have been evacuated to Nigeria would be well taken care of. Dabiri-Erewa also enjoined all state governme...
Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad
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Buhari Sends Powerful Warning To Nigerians Living Abroad

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the few Nigerians abroad indulging in criminal activities do not represent the values of majority of the people of the country. Buhari also warned that his administration will not condone any crime either home or abroad from such Nigerians. He said this in Yokohama during a meeting with leaders of the Nigerian community living in Japan on the sidelines of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD7. A statement forwarded to DAILY POST by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina quoted the president as saying, “Let me also say that there are few Nigerians in the Diaspora that are giving us a bad name by engaging in criminal activities. These Nigerians are a minority, they do not represent...
Thelma Under Attack As Don Jazzy, Nigerians React To ‘Fake’ Accent
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Thelma Under Attack As Don Jazzy, Nigerians React To ‘Fake’ Accent

One of Big Brother Naija 2019 housemates, Thelma, has come under attack over her accent in the reality show. Thelma, among other housemates, brought into the house a different ‘American accent’. However, Thelma’s case seems to be the worst as hers seems not to be genuine, which has generated reactions from Nigerians online. Recall that some Nigerians described choice of housemates in the ongoing fourth season of the Big Brother Naija reality show as “more foreign than Nigerian.” Respondents said that it was puzzling how Manchester-based Mike, London police officer, Khafi and Ike, who said this was his first one in Lagos, made the cut, while thousands of Nigerians flooded audition centres in February. Viewers felt it was unfair to have people risk their lives to the audition ...
Insecurity: Osinbajo Urges Nigerians To Be Wary Of Social Media Reports
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Insecurity: Osinbajo Urges Nigerians To Be Wary Of Social Media Reports

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians in the Diaspora not to rely entirely on social media reports on the security challenges facing the country. Speaking at a townhall meeting in New York on Sunday evening, Osinbajo said the social media “tends to be hysterical about practically everything”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the vice president spoke in response to several questions and comments on the security situation back home. Many members of the audience had taken turns to express concern about the reported spate of killings and kidnapping back home, and wanted to know what the government is doing to address the situation. He said, “With respect to general kidnapping which we have seen in parts of the country, again, this is not entirely new. ...
The Sweeping War against Drug trafficking will be Intensified – President Buhari
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The Sweeping War against Drug trafficking will be Intensified – President Buhari

President Buhari has said the sweeping offensive against drug trafficking will be sustained, urging Nigerians in diaspora to always provide information that will help the government to curb the menace. President Buhari, who received leaders of Nigerian Community in Saudi Arabia at the end of his Umrah trip, said efforts should be intensified to expose those involved in drug trafficking and illegal trade in the country, assuring that appropriate actions would be taken. He said the recent exposure of a network of drug dealers operating at one of Nigeria’s international airports, who were discovered to be tagging bags filled with drugs in the name of innocent passengers, called for expansion of searchlights. He urged citizens to refrain from breaching the laws of Nigeria and other c...
“I Am The Leader Of All Obas In Yorubaland – Oba Akinruntan Of Ugboland, Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan
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“I Am The Leader Of All Obas In Yorubaland – Oba Akinruntan Of Ugboland, Fredrick Obateru Akinruntan

While the dust of his disagreement with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, on the origin of Igbo people from Ile-Ife was yet to settle, his installation of “Yoruba Obas in Diaspora” has ignited another fire. The three men crowned by Akinruntan are the Oriade of Georgia, Oba Bernard Shola Akinrimisi; the traditional ruler of Yoruba in Liberia, Oba Omobolaji Ogunkoya, Oodua Gbadewolu I, and the traditional ruler of Yoruba in the Republic of Ireland, Oba Saheed Ibrahim Adufe. At the installation held at his palace in Ugboland, Akinruntan said, “I am ready to crown more kings from the Diaspora as long as I remain the number one king in Yorubaland. I am the custodian of the Yoruba culture. “I am going to give more Obas in the Diaspora crowns. Many of them will get crowns...
Why NASS Should Approve Diaspora Voting – Presidency
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Why NASS Should Approve Diaspora Voting – Presidency

Presidential aide, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Sunday told Nigerians in the Diaspora to prevail on the National Assembly to approve voting for Nigerians in the Diaspora. Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, made the call at a Diaspora Leadership Conference, organised by the Nigerian Consulate in New York, U.S. The SSA, whose confirmation as chair of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission is pending in the senate, said that Diaspora voting was one of the things the commission would pursue relentlessly when operational. She said that while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had indicated its readiness for Diaspora voting, the lawmakers were uncomfortable with th...
Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company
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Nigeria’s Nnedi Okorafor to launch Afrofuturist film production company

Nigerian award-winning writer, Nnedi Okorafor is set to open a film production company solely focused on Afrofuturist shows. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the news on her facebook page @Nnedi Okorafor. She wrote, “Africanfuturism productions, inc.” Afrofuturism is a movement in art, literature and music that exploration the developing intersection of African diaspora culture with technology. The news drew excitement from her fans who took to the comment section to get more details on the project. One user, George Ryman asked, “Wow, for real? like African futurism movies?” In her reply, Okorafor confirmed the news but explained that the company will be focused on TV shows as they were less restrictive compared to films. She said, ...
FG Condemns Execution of Nigerian Woman Accused of Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia
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FG Condemns Execution of Nigerian Woman Accused of Drug Trafficking In Saudi Arabia

The Nigerian federal government has criticised Saudi Arabia for executing a Nigerian woman for drug-related cases, describing the act as pathetic. According to the Saudi Interior Ministry, a Nigerian woman, two Pakistani men and a Yemeni man were charged for drug trafficking, and executed having been found guilty. The recent execution brought the number of people executed this year to 53. Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the President on Diaspora, said the woman is the eighth Nigerian to be executed in such manner in the country this year alone. Dabiri-Erewa said 20 more Nigerians are on death row in the country for similar offences, while 12 had been prosecuted and are to serve various jail terms. She said: "So we have...
Alex Ekubo Missed the Oscars to Vote in Nigeria
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Alex Ekubo Missed the Oscars to Vote in Nigeria

Nollywood actor Alex Ekubo reportedly missed the Oscars so he could vote in Nigeria, his model girlfriend Fancy Acholonu has revealed. The international model said she had to go solo to the 91st Academy Awards because her actor boyfriend chose to fly back to Nigeria to vote in the general elections rather than attend the exclusive event. Though it saddened her that he wasn’t there, she said she was proud of his decision to make Nigeria a priority. See her post below and Alex’s reply: Nigerians across the country and in the diaspora are eagerly waiting for the final results of the Presidential election which was held on Saturday.
Michael B. Jordan Reveals Why He Went For Therapy After Black Panther
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Michael B. Jordan Reveals Why He Went For Therapy After Black Panther

Actor Michael B. Jordan has revealed why he went for therapy immediately after he finished shooting the hit movie Black Panther. According to him, he had to do so many things so as to assume the character Erik Killmonger which he played. Speaking with Oprah Winfrey, Michael B. Jordan said the character he played had a lonely childhood with no friends got all to about his dreams. In order to assume that role, he said he had to shut out his loved ones, a thing that led him to a dark place. “I spent a lot of time alone. I figured Erik [Killmonger], his childhood growing up was pretty lonely. He didn’t have a lot of people he could talk to about this place called Wakanda that didn’t exist,” he said. He went on to describe how he later got back to his real self after the movie. “I went to...
New international passport to cost N70,000
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New international passport to cost N70,000

Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on Monday said registration and the issuance of new international passport would cost Nigerians N70,000. According to The Guardian, NIS spokesman Sunday James, who made the disclosure, said the agency will commence issuance of the new international passport from Monday, March 4 2019 in Abuja. Issuance of the passport will commence in Ikoyi in Lagos on March 25, Kano on April 1, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos on April 8 and London, United Kingdom April 15. He said the phase two multiple rollout in New York, Washington, and Atlanta, USA would follow immediately after London on April 22; while other locations, local and abroad, would follow in sequence from April 29. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, January 16 launched the new red diploma...
INEC Denies Plans to Allow IDPs in Chad and Niger Vote in 2019 elections
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INEC Denies Plans to Allow IDPs in Chad and Niger Vote in 2019 elections

INEC has denied plans to allow IDPs in Chad and Niger vote in 2019 elections, as disclosed in a statement which was released today. Earlier today, Punch reported that chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who spoke in Abuja during the stakeholders validation conference on the framework for IDPs voting jointly organised with the International Foundation for Electoral Support, said; “IDPs in the neighbouring countries of Niger and Chad who left their abode due to insurgency in the North East would not be denied their voting rights.” However in a statement released today, INEC stated that there won’t be any diaspora or out of Nigeria voting for any Nigerian. According to the commission, only IDPS residing in states they registered can vote in all elections. Read the statement be...
Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers
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Of 1,500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons and Greener Pasture Seekers

The other time, we got wind of the UK government’s plan to build a special wing in the Kikiriki Prison in Lagos, so that Nigerians who are serving jail terms in different UK prisons could be transferred to Nigeria to complete their terms. Similarly, the German government recently revealed that it was challenged on how to handle over 30, 000 Nigerians who are to be repatriated to Nigeria over illegal immigration and other related offences. There are certainly more Nigerians, who are still languishing in immigration centres and prisons in different countries around the world for various infractions, whose circumstances would never get to the public. So it didn’t come as a surprise when the Italian government, through its Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, recently announc...
Artist O9echi Ready To Embark on His Nation Wide Tour
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Artist O9echi Ready To Embark on His Nation Wide Tour

The year 2018 has been superb for the artiste O9echi, after dropping a fierce single, Maadness featuring Africa’s top trending ‘Slimcase’; a song which has enjoyed adequate airplay and acceptance by his fans. An all-round performer, O9ECHI has thrilled audiences around the country with not only perfect harmonies, flow and delivery but also with stunning energy which leaves his audience awe stricken for weeks…! O9ECHI holds a MSc in Information technology and currently works as a Network Architect for a major Telecommunications company on the USA; he is actually the lead Architect in that company. How he combines music and a fulltime job, is outstanding. New single Maadness has enjoyed massive airplay on radio stations in Nigeria from the get go - and on its day of release, the rec...
You Won’t Vote In 2019 – Buhari To Nigerians In Diaspora
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You Won’t Vote In 2019 – Buhari To Nigerians In Diaspora

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday , in Paris, France informed Nigerians in Diaspora that the country’s electoral process has not been fully fine-tuned to permit their participation in the electoral process, adding that they will consequently not be allowed to participate in the 2019 general elections, in Nigeria, Vanguard reports. The President who was speaking during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, on the sideline of the Paris Peace Forum, President Buhari said about five percent allocation to the education sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 percent remained ideal. On the participation of Nigerians in Diaspora in the forthcoming elections, the President said the population ...
Nigerians Should Expect More Investment In Education – President Buhari
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Nigerians Should Expect More Investment In Education – President Buhari

President Buhari today in Paris, France, assured Nigerians that allocations to the educational sector will be improved as revenue increases, describing the sector as a major engine for the development of any country. The President, during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Paris, said the about 5 per cent allocation to the sector was inadequate to propel the desired growth for the economy, pointing that United Nations target of 26 per cent remains ideal. “We are currently reviewing investments in the entire infrastructure of the country like road, rail and power, including investing more in education. We will certainly need to do more in education,’’ he said. President Buhari enjoined Nigerian elites, both at home and diaspora, to do more in contributing to the ...
FG Ask Nigerian Doctors in Diaspora to Come Back Home
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FG Ask Nigerian Doctors in Diaspora to Come Back Home

The Senior Special Adviser to the President on Diaspora and Foreign Affairs Hon. Abike Dabiri Erewa has reiterated that the present administration is committed to improving the nation’s health care system through liaising with Nigerian doctors in Diaspora. She said this at the Nigeria Health Watch annual Future Health Conference themed ‘The Diaspora as Nigerians Brain Gain’ in Abuja. She noted that Nigerians in Diaspora are very relevant to Nigeria, adding that “they possess immeasurable resources as they present expertise in their related area of profession.” “They are usually the top performers in their fields in any country, so leaving us for a while has value as they present credible resources and experience that can propel the development of our nation and project the image of ...
President Buhari Calls On Africans In The Diaspora To Come Up With Anti-Corruption Measures
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President Buhari Calls On Africans In The Diaspora To Come Up With Anti-Corruption Measures

President Buhari today in New York called on Africans in the Diaspora to come up with suggestions on how to curtail the menace of corruption on the continent. Addressing participants at the High Level Media Launch on “Illicit Financial Flows and the Fight against Corruption: Curbing the Existence of Safe Havens – the Role of Africans in the Fight against Corruption,” organised by the NEPAD/APRM Nigeria on the margins of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President also enjoined them to support measures against “Safe Havens” for illicit financial outflows from Africa. Describing corruption as a “cancer” which required global efforts to contain, President Buhari recalled that the negative impact of corruption on the continent informed the “resolve of Afric...
Obaseki Leads Global Icons To Ekpoma For Ambrose Alli Memorial
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Obaseki Leads Global Icons To Ekpoma For Ambrose Alli Memorial

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, will lead a train of global icons, including business and political leaders, activists, academics, and civil society groups, to Ekpoma, in Edo Central Senatorial district, for the 29th Memorial Day Celebration of former governor of old Bendel State (now Edo and Delta states), Prof. Ambrose Alli. Obaseki In a statement, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said that the governor would be hosting a large entourage that will be in Emuado in Ekpoma for the celebration. He said, “We are very excited to be celebrating late Prof. Ambrose Alli. It is, for many of us in Edo, something remarkable because a lot of the young, upwardly mobile people and businessmen in the state benefited from the...
FG Appeals To Nigerians Living Abroad To Return Home
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FG Appeals To Nigerians Living Abroad To Return Home

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians in the diaspora to return home and help build the Nigeria of everybody’s dream, assuring them that things are changing in the country.   Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, made the appeal at a series of Town Hall meetings with Nigerians in the United State where he told them that old ways of doing things are now giving way to new ways. The minister was in the U.S. to sensitise diaspora Nigerians on the Presidential Executive Order V signed by President Buhari in February, to improve local content in public procurement with science, engineering and technology components.   The Order is expected to promote the application of science, technology and innovation towards achieving Nigeria’s development ...
Lady Who Embarrassed Olamide In German Hotel Over 20 Minutes Performance Shares Her Own Side Of The Story
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Lady Who Embarrassed Olamide In German Hotel Over 20 Minutes Performance Shares Her Own Side Of The Story

The Germany based Nigerian lady who embarrassed Nigerian music superstar, Olamide, in Germany has told her side of the story. Jacobs May, whose video about her altercation with Nigerian hip hop artiste Olamide went viral last week, has offered an explanation for the much reported incident. She said all she wanted when she challenged Olamide at a hotel lounge was an apology for his rather short performance when fans had expected “something better” during a show in Germany. Read her interview below; What do you do? My name is Jacobs May. I am a Germany-based Nigerian entertainer. I am a dancer and I own a dancing school which focuses on African contemporary dance. As a Nigerian in the Diaspora, I try to use my dance to promote the Nigerian heritage. What led to the fight ...
Black Panther: Atiku Abubakar Writes On The Lessons Of The Movie For Nigeria
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Black Panther: Atiku Abubakar Writes On The Lessons Of The Movie For Nigeria

Former Nigerian vice-president Atiku Abubakar who saw the Black Panther movie recently with his kids has just penned an article on the lessons he learnt from watching the movie and how they can be applied in the real world.   Read Below… Over the weekend, I joined my children to watch the much talked about ‘Black Panther’. It was a good film, and I was happy they took me to see it. However, I came out of the movie theatre a little upset.   When the first scenes came up, and I saw “Sambisa Forest” I was unhappy that the only reference the film makers could have for Nigeria was a negative one, but I was later encouraged by the thought of Africans solving African problems. That is a good thing, the kinds of things we used to do. For young people who may not rememb...
Pastor Adeboye, Kolade, Others, Beg God To Touch Buhari,  Rescue Nigeria
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Pastor Adeboye, Kolade, Others, Beg God To Touch Buhari, Rescue Nigeria

Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the leader of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), on Wednesday led a number of men and women of God in intercessory prayers for Nigeria at the Redemption Camp of the church. The three-hour interdenominational ‎meeting prayers were said for the end of the various problems of the country, including corruption and the recent upsurge of bloodshed across the land. Opening the session after praise and worship songs, Pastor Adeboye said it was dedicated to prayers, with no formalities, and no introductions. He advised the congregation of several hundreds of people at the Old Arena‎ of the Redemption Camp to take prayer positions they deemed fit as pastor after pastor led special prayers backed with scriptural quotations. The first prayer was for forgiven...
‘We’re Eager To Come Home And Invest’ – Nigerians In U.S.
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‘We’re Eager To Come Home And Invest’ – Nigerians In U.S.

A group of accomplished Nigerian professionals in the U.S. have expressed their eagerness to come home and invest in the Nigerian economy to fast–track the development of the country. Some of the professionals who spoke at the inauguration of the Nigerians-American Business Forum at Florida, said they were determined to use their wealth of experience to develop their fatherland. They said many of them started out from Nigeria where they had free world-class education and were able to compete and succeed on the global stage, adding it is now time to give back to their country. The forum inaugurated several work groups tasked with fashioning out practicable solutions to some of the challenges currently militating against the development of the country. The infrastructur...
‘Killings Of Nigerians In SA Must Stop’ – Nigerians In Diaspora Warn
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‘Killings Of Nigerians In SA Must Stop’ – Nigerians In Diaspora Warn

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) worldwide has warned against further killings of Nigerians in the Republic of South Africa saying “these killings must stop and with immediate effect”.  NIDO, in a statement by all its continental affiliations – Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa – demanded that the South African Government put a stop to what it termed the ongoing killings of Nigerians in the country.The Nigerian diaspora interest organization reminded South Africa of the sacrifices made by Nigeria to free the country from Apartheid, adding it is following with deep shock and concern, the continued unwarranted killings of Nigerians in the country NIDO reiterated the absolute need for African people on the continent and in the diaspora to stick together and aspire to a greate...
SHOCKER | Buhari’s Campaign Groups Endorse Atiku For 2019
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SHOCKER | Buhari’s Campaign Groups Endorse Atiku For 2019

Members of President Muhammadu Buhari campaign groups at the weekend endorsed Atiku Abubakar for President in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The members, under the aegis of IamAtikulated2019, said that majority of them came from the various support groups that vigorously campaigned for Buhari as President in the 2015 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Abuja at a press conference, the national coordinator of the group, Ike Bishop Okoronkwo, called on Nigerians at home and in the diaspora, to reject President Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress in all future elections. The Coordinator, who said that their objective is to support Atiku to be chosen as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, added that “maj...
Governor Amosun Assures Of Accelerated Development In Ogun
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Governor Amosun Assures Of Accelerated Development In Ogun

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has assured the people of the state of accelerated development in 2018. Giving the assurance in his New Year broadcast, the governor noted that the “Mission to Rebuild” Ogun, embarked upon by his administration had continued to gather momentum, and was yielding bountiful results across our state. He said his government would leave no stone unturned in developing the state and improving on the lives of the people. “Our eyes are firmly set at finishing high, finishing strong and finishing well.” The government, he pointed out, will on its part, not relent in its efforts to ensure that it makes a positive, inclusive, and lasting impact on the lives of our people. “To achieve this, the consolidation of the rebuilding mission of our dear sta...
Senate of Lateness, Disorderliness: Saraki, Ekweremadu, All Others Culpable
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Senate of Lateness, Disorderliness: Saraki, Ekweremadu, All Others Culpable

“Distinguish Senators, please take your seat…Honourable Philips Aduda, the only senator without a state (laughter), the stateless senator, please take your seat…Senator Marafa, stop disturbing the Chief Whip, you are not sitting properly…Senator Wakili, please stop disturbing Senator Uzodinma.” For members of the gallery of the Nigerian Senate, these whimsical locution is a familiar one. It is a 6-22 minutes ritual the Chief Whip, Olusola Adeyeye, performs daily to get the senators to settle down for the business of the day. The time is 11:12 a.m. on Tuesday, October 31. And going by the motion of adjournment moved by the Senate leader, Ahmed Lawan, at the previous sitting held on Thursday, October 26, one wonders why the senators have not settled for plenary. “I move that the Senate do...
Nigerians In Diaspora Remitted $19 Bn In 2016 – World Bank
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Nigerians In Diaspora Remitted $19 Bn In 2016 – World Bank

According to the World Bank's Migration and Remittances Factbook 2016, Nigerians in diaspora remitted a total of $19bn in 2016, making it one of the top six receivers for the period. In Africa, it has the highest estimated remittance as percentage of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of nineteen percent during the period, while same remains the second largest source of foreign earnings in the country after the Oil Sector. On 30th August, 2016, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) issued licenses to eleven International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs), in addition to the three existing ones, making them fourteen to operate international money transfer business in the country, for effective regulatory oversight. Success in money transfer services relies on convenience, safety, and reliability...
I Chose Gani Adams As Are Ona Kakanfo On Merit – Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
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I Chose Gani Adams As Are Ona Kakanfo On Merit – Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, on Wednesday said the National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, was chosen as the new Are Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland after considering his antecedents as a Yorubaman who had exhibited passion for defending his people, their culture and tradition. The Alaafin on Sunday issued a letter of appointment to the OPC coordinator as the Yoruba generalissimo, thereby succeeding the late MKO Abiola, who was the last person to occupy the position. While reacting to the criticisms of the choice of Adams, the monarch explained that Adams might not possess the wealth and philanthropic strength of the late Abiola, but he was courageous and bold whenever he stepped forward to defend the Yoruba race. He said, “The choice of Adams was well...
Only The Blind Won’t See What We Are Doing – Governor Yahaya Bello
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Only The Blind Won’t See What We Are Doing – Governor Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says it is only those who are blind that are saying he has not done enough to promote tourism in his state. Speaking with state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday, the governor said his administration is doing its best to ensure security. A reporter had asked him: “What will you say you are not doing enough to promote tourism in your state?” Responding, Bello said, “It’s only those who are blind that will not see what we are doing… Before you attract tourists to your state, you have to secure it. “There must also be infrastructure. All these are being taken care of as we speak… Investors are coming in in their numbers. They are so many that are coming. It’s not out of place to say they see that the ...
Dabiri-Erewa Urges Africa, Diaspora To Connect To Uplift Continent
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Dabiri-Erewa Urges Africa, Diaspora To Connect To Uplift Continent

Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called on Africa to connect with its diaspora in order to move the continent forward. Dabiri-Erewa made the call at ‘The Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) and African Students Association Africa Week 2017 at the Columbia University, New York. MIPAD is a unique global list that identifies 200 high achievers, under the age of 40, of African descent in public and private sectors worldwide. Dabiri-Erewa said: “It’s important that Africans in the diaspora connect with Africans at home; that collaboration is very important and that’s where the world is moving toward now. “Africans in Africa connecting with Africans in the diaspora is very critical and you have ...
Reps Ask Idle Nigerians Abroad To Return Rather Than Being Killed On Flimsy Excuse
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Reps Ask Idle Nigerians Abroad To Return Rather Than Being Killed On Flimsy Excuse

The House of Representatives has condemned the extra-judicial killings of Nigerians abroad, urging citizens in the Diaspora, who have nothing tangible doing to return home, rather than remaining there to be killed on flimsy excuse. This was disclosed to National Assembly correspondents in Abuja by the Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Matters, Hon Rita Orji, who noted that Nigerians living abroad are often times being killed unlawfully over allegations of involvement in drugs. She tasked the Federal Government to always insist on full autopsy report of any Nigerian in the Diaspora killed extra-judicially to check unsubstantiated claim of the victims’ involvement in drugs. Orji disclosed that her committee in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, has f...
President Buhari Ready To Go Home, Awaiting Doctor’s Permission
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President Buhari Ready To Go Home, Awaiting Doctor’s Permission

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari says he feels healthy enough to return home and is only awaiting permission from his doctor. The 74-year-old leader has been on medical leave in London since early May raising questions whether he is well enough to run the country. Details regarding his illness have never been disclosed to the public. His absence has sparked numerous protests, including demands that he should resign as well as calls for more transparency about his condition. “I feel I could go home, but the doctors are in charge,” Buhari said in a statement adding that there had been a “tremendous improvement” in his health. “Yes he has said that now he has learnt to obey orders. You know Mr. President is a retired general. He was the one who used to issue the orders but ...
Why We Are Silent On Diezani’s Loots – PDP
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Why We Are Silent On Diezani’s Loots – PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has said that it will not comment on several billions of naira and millions of dollars traced to a former Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. The former minister, who is a member of the PDP, played a prominent role in the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, especially in his failed re-election bid. During the week, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission said it had traced at least N47.2bn and $487.5m in cash and property to the former minister. But the spokesperson for the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, said the former ruling party would not make any comment on the allegations against Diezani and other members of the party, who were being tried for corruption...
Utomi Should First Run For Councillor – Uduaghan
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Utomi Should First Run For Councillor – Uduaghan

​Immediate past Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan​,​ has ​lambasted Prof. Pat Utomi, describing him as a man who knows nothing about governance. He debunked ​Utomi’s ​allegations of financial mismanagement against the state government​,​ ​advising the Director of Lagos Business School (LBS) to​ first run for Councillorship position to ​understand issues affecting governance ​in Delta. The former governor said Utomi and others aspiring for political offices ​should ​not to be blinded by their political ambitions as to resort to peddling falsehood against government but should rather concentrate on facts​. ​ Uduaghan spoke in Asaba on Friday at a stakeholders’ meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Delta State​. His words, ​“​E​very man has a right to aspire to a...

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