Police arrest 2 abductors of Catholic Priest, 45 others ……     recover 1 GPMG, 22 other sophisticated weapons, 525 ammunition, others

Nigeria Police Force Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has arrested two (2) suspects in connection with the abduction of a Catholic Priest in Kagarko LGA of Kaduna State. The suspects, Abubakar Usman ‘m’ 21yrs and Salisu Abdullahi ‘m’ 28yrs, were arrested by the Police team following intense intelligence-led operations to unravel, arrest and bring to book, the criminal gang responsible for a series of related high-profile kidnap operations in Kaduna State. Investigations by the Police Team revealed how the arrested principal suspects masterminded and led other gang members to carry out…

Florida Governor appoints Nigerian-American, Joseph Ladapo Surgeon-General

Ron DeSantis, Florida Governor, U.S. has appointed a Nigerian-American, Dr Joseph Ladapo, as Florida Surgeon-General and Secretary of the Department of Health. DeSantis in a statement posted on the Florida Department of Health website, stated that he was pleased to announce Ladapo for the position. “I am pleased to announce that Ladapo will lead the Florida department of health as our state’s next surgeon-general “Ladapo comes to us by way of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, with a superb background.” According to him, Ladapo has had both…

Envoy, NiDCOM, Nigerian Community condemn killing of a Nigerian in Italy, call for Justice

The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, Amb Mfawa Omini Abam, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) , as well as the Nigerian Community in Italy, have demanded full investigation into the killing of a Nigerian housewife, Rita Amenze in Italy. Giving an update on the sad event , Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM)  stated that the estranged husband, Mr Pierangelo Pellizzar, has been arrested. In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, Dabiri-Erewa said that the alleged killing of the housewife by her husband…

Dabiri-Erewa celebrates Abiola Akinbiyi’s appointment as First Nigerian Commissioner In Australia

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission(NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated Abiola Akinbiyi on her recent appointment as the first Nigerian Community Representative Commissioner of the Victorian Multicultural Commission in Australia. Akinbiyi’s appointment was announced  alongside other appointees by the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Hon. Ros Spence, the Premier of Victoria, of the Australian Labour Party. Each Commissioner is recognised for their skills and life experience championing cultural and religious diversity across Victoria. In a congratulatory message, the NIDCOM boss said that Akinbiyi’s appointment has proved her leadership prowess and passion towards women and…

Tanzania commends Nigeria for strong Diaspora engagements

The Tanzanian High Commissioner to Nigeria Ambassador Benson Alfred Bana has commended Nigeria’s frontline strides in her engagement with her Diaspora for Nation building.  Ambassador Bana stated this when he visited Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, ( NiDCOM) in Abuja. The Tanzanian envoy said that nothing will dampen the good relationship both countries have enjoyed since 1972 but rather it will grow in leaps and bounds. Dr. Bana said he admired the role the NiDCOM Boss has played all through the years, right from the days of…

No Official Ban on Work Permit To Nigerians in UAE- Envoy

The United Arab Emirates’ Ambassador to Nigeria Dr Fahad Obaid AI Taffaq, said there was no official communication placed on issuance of work permit for  Nigerians  living and working in the United Arab Emirates. Ambassador AI Taffaq stated this when he received Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM),Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa at the Embassy in Abuja. He said just like others, he read about the ban in the social media ,stressed that the UAE has no restrictions against any nationality , He said there were possibly isolated cases of individuals whose work…

Nigerian Mission clears backlog of passport applications ,treats over 24,000 in 3 months

Nigeria High Commissioner to UK ,Amb.Sarafa Ishola, said that the Mission had processed over 24,000 passports in the last three months. Ishola stated this when he received Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) who paid him a courtesy call at the Mission House in London. He added that the Mission had cleared a backlog of 17,000 applications since he assumed office. “The Mission now posts passports to applicants rather than the previous process of coming back to collect their passports”, he added. The High Commissioner also expressed…

Altec CEO, Prof Price harp on Canada, Diaspora benefits for Nigeria

Susan Gong, the Chief Executive Officer of Altec Global Incorporation, Canada has hinted about opportunities to work, study and live in the country through a regular migration process as best offers for the Nigerian youths.   Speaking during a recent migration summit hosted by the Cross River State government in Calabar, the former board member of Canada immigration and refugee board said her company was willing to facilitate that for willing clients across the African continent. At the summit themed: Utilizing The Gains of Migration To Advance Economic Development in…

Swearing-in: Full Text of President Joe Biden’s Inaugural Speech

Chief Justice Roberts,President Harris, Speaker Pelosi, Leader Schumer, Leader McConnell, Vice-President Pence. My distinguished guests, my fellow Americans. This is America’s day. This is democracy’s day. A day of history and hope, of renewal and resolve. Through a crucible for the ages, America has been tested a new and America has risen to the challenge. Today we celebrate the triumph not of a candidate but of a cause, a cause of democracy. The people – the will of the people – has been heard, and the will of the people has…

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…