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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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Stay away from Northern Cyprus, Nigerian government advises students

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has called on Nigerian parents to stop sending their children to study in Northern Cyprus. She made the call in Abuja on Monday while speaking on the sudden death of a 25-year-old Nigerian student in Northern Cyprus, Mr Ibrahim Khaleel Bello, and others who had died in similar mysterious circumstances in …

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Five reasons Kamala Harris is a risky pick for Joe Biden by David Monda

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Prof. David Monda of the City University of New York argues in this opinion piece why Kamala Harris could be an electoral risk to the chances of Democratic Party’s presidential candidate Joe Biden at the forthcoming American polls —– An old Chinese adage states, “may you live in interesting times”. Ironically, interesting times do not always result in interesting results. …

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Obama praises Biden for choosing Kamala Harris as running mate

  Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s decision to choose Senator Kamala Harris, an African-American senator, as his running mate for the forthcoming US election has been lauded by former President Barack Obama. Biden served as vice president for eight years under Obama, the first Black US president. Harris (55), the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket in US …

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Beware of fake Nigerian driving licence, Berlin lawyer warns Nigerians in Europe

A Berlin-based legal practitioner has warned Nigerians in Germany to be careful when procuring driving licence from their home country. He gave the advice while speaking with The African Courier, revealing that he was presently handling several cases involving fake driving licences from Nigeria which were submitted to the German authorities for recognition.

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COVID-19: President Buhari asks Nigerians abroad for support

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday appealed to Nigerians in the diaspora to actively support the country’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery efforts. Buhari made the call in a video message to commemorate this year’s Diaspora Day, observed annually on 25 July, according to a statement by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. The statement was titled “COVID-19: President …

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Nnamdi Kanu ‘directs’ IPOB members in Germany to rename Nigerian association

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has “directed” his supporters in the Nigerian Community Germany Football Club (NCG FC) Hamburg to change the name of the sporting association to IPOB FC Hamburg. “I am directing that Nigerian Community Germany Football Club Hamburg be renamed IPOB FC Hamburg,”  Kanu announced on his Facebook page on Thursday. …

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Nigerian journalist bags 2020 International Press Freedom Award

Dapo Olorunyomi, the publisher/editor-in-chief of the Nigerian online newspaper Premium Times, has been honoured with the 2020 International Press Freedom Award by the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Olorunyomi was awarded for dedicating his life to holding the powerful to account and his “fierce advocacy” for press freedom. Three other exemplary journalists – Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh), Mohammad Mosaed …

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