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Nigerian party hailed over Kenneth Gbandi’s appointment as deputy leader

Nigerians in diaspora have praised the appointment of the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Europe (NIDOE), Hon Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi, as the Deputy National Chairman of the African Democratic Congress (ADC), one of Nigerian opposition parties. With the appointment, announced in a letter jointly signed by the National Chairman and National Secretary of the party, Chief …

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Nigerian-Americans pledge support to Biden

A coalition of Nigerian-American organisations in the US has pledged its support to President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris. This was conveyed in a congratulatory message by the Organisation for the Advancement of Nigerians on behalf of 18 other professional, religious and socio-cultural bodies. “On behalf of Nigerian-American communities in the United States, please accept our warm congratulations on …

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US elections: China breaks silence, congratulates Biden, Harris

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The Chinese government has on Friday, broken its silence on the US elections by congratulating the President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris, according to media reports. The reaction was attributed to China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Wang Wenbin. “We respect the choice of the American people. We extend congratulations to Biden and Harris. “We understand the results of the US …

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What Joe Biden’s presidency could mean for Africa

“The morning of 7 November 2020 has shown the world that America’s long nightmare is finally over and better angels of our nature have prevailed,” writes David Monda* from New York. He analyses how the incoming Joe Biden’s administration will most likely interact with Africa, especially in the areas of economic relations and promotion of democracy.  —– The lesser angels …

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What does Joe Biden’s win mean for Africa?

The lesser angels of human nature seemed to have dominated the matrix of American politics for the past four years. However, the morning of November 7th, 2020 was historic for three reasons. On one hand, Americans had just come out in the largest numbers in living memory to vote for their 46th president. Secondly, they had elected the first woman to …

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It’s time to heal, Biden says as he emerges US president

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Joseph Robinette Biden of the Democratic Party on Saturday said he is “honored and humbled“ by the trust the American people had placed in him and Vice-President elect, Kamala Harris. Biden has won Tuesday’s presidential election to become the 46th elected President of the United States. In a statement, Biden said he was “honoured and humbled“ by the trust the …

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First Nigerian American elected to United States Congress

Adeoye Omolewa has been elected into the US House of Representative. The Democratic candidate defeated its Republican rival on Tuesday to gain a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House to represent the District of Columbia (also known as DC or Washington) which is the capital city of the United States of America. Owolewa garnered a whopping 164,026 votes, representing 82.84 …

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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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Nigerian diaspora leaders speak out on #EndSARS protests

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On 22 October 2020, in the aftermath of the Nigerian Army shooting and killing of peaceful youths protesting at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos and other parts of Nigeria, the leadership and members of Nigerians In Diaspora Organization World Wide (NIDOWW) invited other Nigerian Diaspora organizations to an emergency town hall meeting to discuss and take a stance on …

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Lewis Hamilton dons #EndSARS T-shirt in solidarity with Nigerian youths

Six-time Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton donned a T-shirt protesting against police violence in Nigeria for a pre-race television interview at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. He’s the latest global celebrity to show solidarity with Nigerian youths rallying against police brutality in their home country. Hamilton also posted the photo showing him donned in the T-shirt on his …

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#EndSARS: Nigerians in UK advise youths against ethnic divisionism

Nigerians in the United Kingdom have urged youths to be peaceful, united and coordinated as they demand for an end to police brutality and reform of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). The call was made on Sunday in a statement by Nigerian Community Leaders, UK (NCLUK) comprising of different Nigerian ethnic socio-cultural groups, association and UK Mayors of Nigerian descent. …

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#EndSARS: EU Parliamentarian on what Nigeria needs now

The following is a press statement issued by Dr Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Member of the European Parliament, on the ongoing protests in Nigeria against police brutality: Comment on #endSARS movement in Nigeria These last days, the hashtag #EndSARS has been highly visible in social media as well as to us in the European Parliament. First, Nigerian civil society, then people from …

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New Zealand elects first African Member of Parliament

Riding on Labour’s biggest victory in 50 years, Ibrahim Omer has become the first elected member of New Zealand’s parliament of African origin. The Eritrean-born new MP tweeted on Sunday after his historic victory, at which his party won almost half of the votes, had become clear: “This is a win for the low paid workers. It is a win …

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Kenya’s president woos French investors in Paris, signs major contracts

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta is currently on a visit to Paris to sign major agreements with French companies on water, infrastructure and energy and attend events to further Franco-Kenyan economic and political ties.. President Uhuru Kenyatta kicked off his 5-day official visit to France on Wednesday evening at Elysee Palace where he was received by his host, French President Emmanuel …

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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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Obama announces release of his latest book

  A new book written by former US President Barack Obama about his time in office and his campaigns to the highest office in America will be released on 17 November, shortly after the country’s election. The former leader of the world’s most powerful country took to his social media handles to announce the coming of his latest book A …

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Canada’s Black community excited over Nigerian’s appointment as justice minister

The government of the Canadian Province of Alberta has appointed Nigerian-born Kaycee Madu as the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General of the province. Canada has ten provinces. Premier Jason Kenney on Tuesday elevated Madu to the justice portfolio from Municipal Affairs in a cabinet shuffle. Kenney said the appointment of Madu makes a powerful statement at a time when …

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