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Nigeria: Include us on NIDCOM board, Diaspora leader appeals to Buhari

The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, NIDO, on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to include its representatives on the board of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, in accordance with the act establishing the commission. The Chairman of NIDO Europe, Dr Bashir Olalekan Obasekola, made the call during a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria from his base …

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Diaspora group on what Nigeria should learn from US elections

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Nigeria could learn from the United States electoral process to build on democratic gains in the country, the African Diaspora Congress (ADC) said on Wednesday Prof. Apollos Nwauwa, the Secretary-General and Public Relations Officer of the US-based organisation, made the comment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). According to Nwauwa, the outcome of the current …

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Obasanjo, Jonathan to address Nigerian Diaspora Europe Conference

Nigerians from all parts of Europe, joined by guests from across the globe, will gather on 11-14 November for the annual general meeting of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE). The event, which holds both physically and virtually, is being hosted in Dortmund, Germany, by the German chapter of the organisation, NIDO Germany. Eminent Nigerian leaders, including former Presidents …

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Dr Uche Iro shows how Diaspora can change lives for better in Nigeria

Chief (Dr) Uche Iro, a Germany-based entrepreneur, established The Strivad Foundation (TSF), a global non-governmental, non-political and non-profit charitable organisation, to channel his efforts towards the development of his home country, Nigeria. A successful businessman, Dr Iro’s companies include PhysioCenter-Stuttgart GbR (Germany), FitGym Healthcare Services GmbH (Germany), Strivad Ventures Limited (Germany/Nigeria), Iro Investment Group International Inc. (Nigeria/ Europe/ USA/United Arab …

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Why Kenyan Diaspora Startup Bill 2020 is weak in practice

After Senator Johnston Arthur Sakaja’s recent brush with the law over flouting Covid-19 restrictions, the legislator has got back to doing what legislators do best. Drafting bills. His latest brainchild is the Kenyan Diaspora Startup Bill 2020. The bill has good intent but is weak in practice, argues David Monda.  The Kenyan Startup Bill 2020 is an innovative bill that …

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Dressman calls for greater unity among Nigerians in diaspora

As Nigeria commemorates the 60th independence anniversary, a call has been made to the country’s citizens in the diaspora not to despair. In a message addressed to Nigerians in Germany, Dr RosaLyn Dressman, President of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Germany (NIDOG), noted that the challenges facing their homeland had been compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic. She however said that …

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Nigeria: Abia State Diaspora Dialogue 2020 – Press Statement

Indigenes of Abia State living outside Nigeria gathered for the Abia State Diaspora Dialogue 2020 via a video conference on Saturday (15 August) to deliberate on how they could better contribute to the development of the state. The virtual meeting, convened by the Office of the Special Adviser to Governor, Abia State, on Diaspora Matters, featured speakers from around the …

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Nigerian Diaspora Commission office saga angers citizens abroad

The news of the eviction of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) from its office in Abuja is causing indignation in the country’s diaspora community. The Chairman/CEO of the Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced at the weekend that the government agency charged with linking the country with the millions of its citizens living abroad was currently homeless. She explained that …

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Coronavirus: Nigerians in diaspora called to help their people at home

An urgent appeal has been made to Nigerians living abroad to help their people at home due to the social hardship caused by government measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic in the country. The appeal was made on Thursday by Monday Ijeh, a journalist with the News Agency of Nigeria, and Blessing Ehiwario Samuel, who works at the ECOWAS headquarters, …

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