Prince Charles, heir to British throne, contracts coronavirus

Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The 71-year-old is displaying mild symptoms “but otherwise remains in good health”, a Clarence House spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that he was self-isolating at a royal estate in Scotland. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has also been tested but does not have the virus. “In accordance with government and medical advice, the prince and the duchess are now self-isolating at home in Scotland,” read a statement. “The tests were carried out…

Nigerians in Saudi Arabia honours NiDCOM Chairman

Sequel to the successful hosting of second Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS) in November 2019 and a follow- up Nigeria Saudi Investment Summit that took place in December 2019 respectively, the Nigerians living in Saudi Arabia recently honoured the NIDCOM boss, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa for her exemplary leadership style. In a statement in Abuja by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Head of Media Unit, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) stated that the award was received on behalf of Hon.Dabiri-Erewa by Mr Abdullahi Bello, NIDCOM Head of Legal Unit.   While presenting the award to…

CORONAVIRUS: Nigerians in China thank FG

Sequel to the various interventions of the Federal Government to the welfare of Nigerians in China since the outbreak of the dreaded coronavirus, the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) China has sent in an appreciation letter to thank President Muhammadu Buhari. The appreciation letter signed by the acting President of NIDO China, Barr. Justina Obaoye Ajala was sent to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) on Wednesday. “On behalf of NIDO China, we will like to appreciate the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,…

NIDCOM rescues two Nigerians stranded in Kenya

Two Nigerians, Adams John and Victor Obialu, who were stranded in Kenya as a result of irregular migration and visa overstay arrived Abuja on Friday, facilitated by Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM). The excited duo were officially received by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).   Dabiri-Erewa stressed that irregular migration and improper documentation should be totally discouraged and avoided , and urged Nigerians to be of good conduct whenever and wherever they find themselves, by obeying the laws of the country of stay. She further…

NIDCOM, ICMPD, AFFORD kick-off  diaspora technical exchange program in London

A Three-Day Diaspora Technical Exchange Programme has kicked-started in London, United Kingdom. The Programme being sponsored by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) has experts drawn from the African Foundation For Development (AFFORD), UK based consulting Organisation with firm bias on Diaspora-related issues. Meanwhile, Delegates from the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission drawn from key departments and units are attending the Technical Exchange Programme to upscale skills and competences in understanding  key Global concepts of Diaspora, Migration and Development Policy. Other thematic areas include: -Diaspora mapping, -Diaspora motivations, -Diaspora remittances,…

Omo- Agege urges foreign missions to do more for Nigerians’ interest

Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has urged Nigeria’s diplomatic missions abroad to do more like the Nigeria High Commission in Canada, towards catering for citizens’ needs and projecting national interest, Speaking during a visit to Canada where he attended the 25th Biennial Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth, Senator Omo-Agege lauded staff of the Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada for being sterling examples for other Nigerian foreign missions.   Omo-Agege equally expressed deep appreciation to Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner, Mr. Joseph Atodo and…

Saudi Arabia bans under-18 marriage

The Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Justice has prohibited marriage of persons under 18 years, just as it set 18 years as the minimum age for marriage. According to a report by the Saudi Gazette, the Minister of Justice and Chairman of the Supreme Judicial Council Sheikh Dr. Walid Al-Samaani on Monday issued a circular to all courts, stressing the banning of marriage for persons under 18 years. All such requests are to be referred to the specialized court to complete the formalities in line with the Child Protection Law and…

Nigerians in Bosnia Detention will soon return home ,says Dabiri-Erewa

The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has assured that the two Nigerians in Bosnia Camps were hale and hearty and are expected to return to Croatia anytime from today Friday Dec. 13, 2019 preparatory to come back to Nigeria. This was sequel to series of diplomatic interventions from the Nigerian Mission in Hungary and Mr. Geoffrey Onyema, Hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, who directed for full investigations to be carried out. It will be recalled that two students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO),…

Author of book on Buhari gets over 1million pre-order 2 weeks before launch 

The author of the soon to be launched book on President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Philip Agbese has received an order for over1 million copies of the book, more than two weeks to the date for the official launch. The book entitled, “Integrity Vs Power Play: Understanding the Buhari Phenomenon” is set for launch at the International Conference Centre , on the 30th of December, 2019. Agbese, who is the Chief Executive Officer of TheNigerian, a news portal established in the United Kingdom, had in a widely circulated press statement announced the…