Nine Nigerians contesting in Tuesday’s U.S. elections

No fewer than nine Nigerian Americans are on the ballot in Tuesday’s general elections in the United States, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.   Running mostly on the platform of the Democratic Party, the candidates are bidding for different offices at the federal, state and local levels. NAN reports that besides the presidential election, governorship polls are holding in 11 states and two territories, in addition to other state and local elections. Congressional elections are also holding on Tuesday with all the 435 seats in the U.S. House…

NIDCOM Chair calls for full implementation of Nigeria-South Africa Bi-National Commission

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said if the content of the Nigeria – South Africa Bi-National Commission is implemented to the letter, Early Warning Systems, Security and Intelligence Gathering as well as People to People Contacts will be achieved. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at a high level meeting with the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria Amb. Thami Mseleku in Abuja. The NIDCOM Chairman/CEO  believed that between Government to Government, there were no perceptions and mindsets but the challenges were People to People Relations,…

Three migrants reported dead at Saudi detention centre

At least three people died in detention centres housing thousands of Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia, rights group Amnesty International says.   The migrants were facing “unimaginable cruelty” – including being chained together in pairs, and using their cells floors as toilets, the rights group said. It also urged Saudi authorities to improve conditions of the centres. The detainees were expelled from neighbouring Yemen. The migrants from Ethiopia and other countries had been working in northern Yemen but were forced out by Houthi rebels, Amnesty said. According to UN’s International…

Oyo to receive 55 new returnees October 1st,as returnees named newly-born babies Seyi Makinde

The Senior Special Assistant to Oyo state Governor on Diaspora Matters, Mrs Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu, has said that the State Government through her office will receive last batch of Oyo state returnees from Lebanon by October 1st, 2020. Sarumi-Aliyu, while speaking expressed deep appreciation to Governor Seyi Makinde, for his commitment and unflinching support to the wellbeing of Oyo state indigenes home and abroad described the Governor’s passion as unprecedented and uncommon. Mrs Sarumi further commended the Engr Seyi Makinde for the support given to the Diaspora office for optimal operations…

2nd JIFORM Summit: Minister/Chargé d’affaires,Mohammed Gana applauds Oyo Govt, NiDCOM,JIFORM

Minister/Chargé d’affaires of Nigeria Embassy in Ivory Coast, Ambassador Mohammed Gana has joined the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM) to commend the Oyo State Government led by Governor Seyi Makinde on the hosting of the 2nd JIFORM Summit. The Minister cum Ambassador was full of exhortations for the President of the Journalists International Forum for Migration (JIFORM): Mr. Ajibola Abayomi for his efforts in managing an organization as viable as JIFORM, while felicitating the organization for the immense work done during the Covid 19 pandemic lockdown period.. Amb Mohammed…

NIDCOM Chair lauds Nigeria-born US resident for returning $4000 USD

Hon.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has applauded the honesty gesture of Ms.Chioma Odidika, a Nigerian resident in Columbia, South Carolina, USA, for returning $4,000 USD from possible scammers. In a statement by the Commission’s Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that ” it is a thing of joy that another Nigerian Diaspora has made Nigerians proud with her conduct. “It is gratifying to note that the uncommon act of honesty of Ms Chioma Odidika has earned her  Integrity Award from the Sheriff of Richland County. Dabiri-Erewa said…

NIDCOM Chair hails  Ukwuani appointment as Chief Digital Officer,Bank of Kigali

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated a Rwadan based Nigerian, Obinna Ukwuani, on his new appointment as the Chief Digital Officer for the Bank of Kigali,Rwanda. Ukwuani, a former Executive at PayStack, created NESA by makers, a Lagos based skill center that trained people on web development. In a congratulatory message, Dabiri-Erewa said that Ukwuani had proved that hard work and dedication to duty always pays and not surprised at the height he has attained due to his resilient and doggedness. The NIDCOM boss prayed…

Amb Dada inaugurates adhoc committee on establishment of Nigerian Diaspora Investment Trust Fund

The Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada has inaugurated a 14- Member Adhoc Committee on the Establishment of Diaspora Investment Trust Fund in Abuja. While inaugurating the Adhoc Committee Amb. Zubairu Dada enjoined them to among other things advise on: (i) the mission and objectives of the fund (ii) the structure of the fund(especially a private sector led and driven by the Nigerians in Diaspora (iii) the sources and value of the fund (iv) the processes for and procedure for its establishment (v) the procedure and…

Dabiri-Erewa congratulates first Nigerian Black Canadian Minister

 Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Mr Kaycee Madu, a Nigerian based in Canada, on his appointment as the first black Minister of Justice and Solicitor General for the government of Alberta. In a congratulatory message,Dabiri-Erewa expressed delight that Madu had proved his mettle which earned him the exalted position. “We are so happy for Mr Madu on his well deserved appointment.  This confirms our saying that our Diasporans are our greatest asset making us proud globally” She advised Madu to continue to give his…

Malian Colonel, Assimi Goita, Declares Self Head Of Junta

Malian army officer Colonel Assimi Goita announced himself on Wednesday as the coup leader who overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. “Let me introduce myself, I am colonel Assimi Goita, chairman of the National Committee for the salvation of the People,” he said after meeting top civil servants. The colonel had appeared among a group of officers seen on television overnight Tuesday-Wednesday to announce the takeover, but did not speak. Coup chiefs meanwhile called on the public to return to normal life, warned against acts of “vandalism” and threatened to punish…