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…

Mali’s President Resigns, Dissolves Parliament •Says “I Want No Blood To Be Spilled To Keep Me In Power”

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta has resigned, after being detained by soldiers on Tuesday, state TV reports. In a televised address, Mr Keïta said he was also dissolving the government and parliament. “I want no blood to be spilled to keep me in power,” he added. It comes hours after he and Prime Minister Boubou Cissé were taken to a military camp near the capital Bamako, drawing condemnation from regional powers and France. “If today, certain elements of our armed forces want this to end through their intervention, do I…

NiDCOM Boss congratulates Busari as 2020 World Fellow at Yale University

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM),Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,has congratulated a Nigerian, Stephanie Busari, as the only Nigerian selected into 2020 World Fellow at Yale University. Stephanie Busari, Head of CNN Nigeria Bureau, is the only Nigerian selected among others for the international fellowship award. In a congratulatory message, she said Stephanie Busari had paid her dues in the international broadcast industry and was not surprised about her selection as the only Nigerian among other global fellows. Dabiri-Erewa prayed for Stephanie’s success in all her future endeavours and implored her to…

NiDCOM Boss mourns Basketball Star, Michael Ojo

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the sudden death of Michael Ojo, a Nigerian basketball player, as saddening and shocking. In a condolence message signed by Head,Media,Public Relations and Protocol unit of the commission, AbdurRahman Balogun,she said the news of the sudden death of the promising basketball player in Serbia during training was painful. The NIDCOM boss regretted that Michael, 27, died in his prime when he was about to launch himself into global arena and using his God-given talent to promote the image of…