Church hit by COVID-19 says members to give Plasma for research

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA,Around 4,000 recovered COVID-19 patients from a religious group at the centre of South Korea’s largest outbreak will donate plasma for research an official said on Tuesday, a day after local officials filed a lawsuit against the church. In February and March, a massive outbreak among members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus made South Korea the scene of the first large outbreak outside of China. At least 5,213 of the country’s total 12,484 cases have been linked to the church outbreak, according to the Korea Centers for…

NIDCOM partners Anambra state to woo diaspora investors 

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has promised to make good her desire to attract Foreign Direct Investment into the Country by strongly engaging Nigerians in the Diaspora. The NIDCOM Boss stated this when she received the Anambra state Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Culture and Tourism Hon. Christian Madubuko in Abuja. Hon Dabiri-Erewa maintained that Anambra State is blessed with a lot of tourism potentials that the Diaspora Community can tap into. The NIDCOM Boss said the Commission has a lot of activities that will be…

NiDCOM Chairman commends Ikenna Nweke 

The Chairman /CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has commended Mr Ikenna Nweke a Nigerian Living and Studying in Japan for  returning a lost wallet containing huge sums of money as well as a credit card to its owner through the police. Hon Abike gave the commendation in a statement signed by Mr Gabriel Odu of the Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of NIDCOM on Sunday in Abuja. She said, “it is indeed a great opportunity to celebrate you. This is what Nigeria is about. All…

Nigerians in Ghana are Safe – Deputy Head of Mission

The Deputy Head of Mission, Ghana High Commission to Nigeria Ms Iva Denoo in a recent Visit to the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has assured Nigerians living in Ghana of maximum security. She gave this assurance in an audience with the Secretary of the Nigerians  in Diaspora Commission Dr. Sule Yakubu  Bassi,who represented the Chairman of the commission , Hon Abike Dabiri -Erewa, while speaking on the recent demolition at the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana which she described as rather an unfortunate and regrettable incident. The Head of…

WORLD DAY ON REMITTANCES : Panel calls for more action on flow of remittances

As the world marks the International Day on Remittances, there has been a call to action to ensure free flow of remittances despite the challenges posed by Covid-19 global pandemic. This was one of the resolutions reached on Tuesday to mark the day with a webinar entitled “A call to Action : Remittances in crisis; How to keep it flowing”, put together by the United Kingdom and Switzerland, with participants from Nigeria, Egypt, Pakistan, Mexico, Jordan, the UNDP, IOM, International Association of Money transfer network ,UNCDF and the World bank.…

NiDCOM Chair congratulates Prof. Benedict Oramah on his reappointment

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated Prof. Benedict Oramah on his Re-Appointment as the President of the African Export-Import Bank(Afreximbank) for a second term in office. The NIDCOM boss said that his enormous contributions to the growth and development of the bank and the huge successes attained during his first tenure was evident to this gesture of his re-appointment. As a Nigerian in Diaspora, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa urged Prof. Oramah to woo more Diaspora investors to invest in the Continent particularly Nigerian Diasporas and to…

TRAFFICKING: Lebanese embassy suspends issuance of working visas to Nigerians, rescues 69 from Lebanon

Sequel to influx of some Nigerians to Lebanon to work, Amb. Houssam Diab, the Lebanese Ambassador to Nigeria said on Thursday that the Embassy has suspended issuing working visas to Nigerians seeking domestic work in Lebanon. He told the visiting Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa in his Abuja office that the mission had suspended the issuance since May 1. Amb. Diab stated that the suspension started since May 1, following the video of Peace Busari, a Nigerian lady, auctioned by a non-Lebanese person on Social…

Trump threatens to cut trade relationship with China

By Kola Olapite   U.S President Donald Trump has declared his intention to cut trade relationship with China, the second biggest economy in the world amid rising tensions about the coronavirus pandemic. In an interview with Fox Business Network broadcast , Trump said he was very disappointed with China’s failure to contain the disease and that the pandemic had cast a pall over his January trade deal with Beijing, which he has previously hailed as a major achievement. “ So I made a great trade deal and now I say…

Brace yourselves for price increase in June, Automobile Association warns

By Kola Olapite,South Africa   Based on an unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund and the unstable price of the crude oil, Automoble Association predicted that there will be an increase in the price of petrol According to the AA’s prediction, the price of petrol is expected to increase by about 50 cents a litre while diesel and paraffin are heading in the opposite direction, reducing by 56 cents and 75 cents respectively. Consequently, the celebrations of the motorists when the petrol price was reduced…

Foreign Affairs State Minister extols  virtues of NiDCOM ……as the agency marks one year 

The Minister of State, Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Zubairu Dada has said the establishment of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NiDCOM) by the present administration has clearly shown the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari to the cause of millions of Nigerians in Diaspora. He stated this in an interview granted to the NIDCOM Media team led by Gabriel Odu as parts of the activities marking one year anniversary of the agency in Abuja. Ambassador Dada said the agency had come out with so much waves that people begin to wonder if…