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Banji Akintoye calls for robust investigation into serial fire outbreaks in Yorubaland

Yoruba Leader, Emeritus Professor Adebanji Akintoye, has called on the Federal Government and state governments to conduct thorough investigation into the unusual spate of fire incidents in Nigeria and particularly in Yorubaland.

Banji Akintoye commends South-west lawmakers on Amotekun

Yoruba leader and worldwide President of the Yoruba World Congress, Prof. Banji Akintoye, has commended the state Houses of Assembly of the South-west states for their dutiful and expeditious passage of the law establishing Amotekun.

Assembly tasks Nigeria on coronavirus

The President of Yoruba Youth Assembly, Mr Olarinde Thomas, told the Federal Government on Thursday to embark on grassroots sensitization of Nigerians, to make them understand the dangers of the deadly coronavirus.
Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, former Anambra State Governor Peter Obi, former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and Chairman of Nigerian Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, among others, gave the challenge at Tampa, Florida.

Governor Makinde, Peter Obi, others urge Nigerians in Diaspora to invest at home

Nigerian professionals based in the Diaspora have been urged to change their negative perception about their country and return home to take on the huge responsibility of building the Nigeria of their dream.

New South-East chamber chief promises to support women, SMEs

The new president of South East Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (SECCIMA), Mr. Humphrey Ngonadi, has promised to prioritize empowerment of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) operators, especially women petty traders, youths as well as persuade South East businessmen in Diaspora to invest more in the South East.

IOM, Nigeria to partner on diaspora matters

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) have expressed readiness to work together on Diaspora matters.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (APC-Lagos), has announced the demise of a former member of the house, Rep. Tony Okey. 7

Speaker Gbajabiamila: House or Reps committed to diaspora voting

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has assured that the 9th House is committed to the issue of Diaspora voting.
Zimbabwe is battling to clear a backlog of more than 400,000 passports dating as far back as 2018 due to shortage of foreign currency to import required consumables, Registrar-General Clemence Masango said Thursday.

Zimbabwe battles to clear huge passport backlog

Zimbabwe is battling to clear a backlog of more than 400,000 passports dating as far back as 2018 due to shortage of foreign currency to import required consumables, Registrar-General Clemence Masango said Thursday.
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Travel ban: Congressional black caucus blasts Donald Trump

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has issued a statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to include six more countries to its discriminatory Travel Ban – Nigeria, Eritrea, Sudan, Tanzania, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar. The travel ban, according to the group, unfairly targets citizens of Black and majority Muslim nations.
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Coronavirus: We are yet to get evacuation demand from Nigerians in China – NIDCOM

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has denied receiving any correspondence from Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation, East China, requesting that its members be evacuated from that country owing to the coronavirus epidemic.
Isoko people under the auspices of Isoko Ethnic Nationality Movement, IENM, weekend, described Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege as God’s special gift to Deltans.

Senator Omo-Agege: Ex-convict allegation mere distraction

Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has described the failed litigation seeking to disqualify him on account of allegedly being an ex-convict in the United States as a mere distraction.
The Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna Professor Abdullahi Bala has blamed challenges in the IPPIS implementation on the failure of the federal government and handlers of the scheme.

IPPIS creating more problems than values in universities – vice-chancellor

The Vice Chancellor Federal University of Technology (FUT), Minna Professor Abdullahi Bala has blamed challenges in the IPPIS implementation on the failure of the federal government and handlers of the scheme to involve university administrators before it was launched.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

South-west assemblies tasked to pass law enabling Amotekun

Diaspora Yorubas in North America, otherwise known as Egbe Omo Yoruba, say they welcome the recent launch of a south west security network in Nigeria called Amotekun, and called on “every state assembly in the South-west to urgently pass the enabling laws to validate the establishment of Amotekun as a joint venture of the region,” according to a statement by the president of the association, Durojaye Akindutire, a medical doctor based in New York.
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BEDC connects Oke-Irhue community to national grid

The management of BEDC Electricity Plc (BEDC) has connected Oke-Irhue, an agrarian community in Uhunmwode Local Government Area of Edo State, to the national grid for the first time since its existence.
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NIDCOM: Stronger Nigeria-Indian diaspora partnership capable of transforming world

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has said that stronger partnership between intelligent Nigerians and Indians in Diaspora is capable of transforming the world.
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NiDCOM: Nigerians abroad remit over $25 billion in 2019

Nigerians living abroad remitted about $25 billion in 2019, the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has said.
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Abike Dabiri-Erewa: Nigeria Diaspora policy underway

The Chairman of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said on Tuesday a Diaspora Policy for Nigeria has been sent to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for ratification.
Edo State Government on Monday said it could not confirm whether or not operatives of INTERPOL arrested the Commissioner for Arts, Culture and Tourism, Mr Osaze Osemwingie-Ero, for alleged money laundering.

Revealed: Why Edo commissioner was arrested by Interpol

Fresh details have emerged on why Edo State Commissioner for Arts, Culture, Tourism and Diaspora, Mr. Osaze Osemwingie Ero, was arrested by INTERPOL.

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The Director-General of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Moh Lukman, has chided the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Ebun-olu Adegboruwa SAN, for reducing to politics and legality, the issues raised by President Muhammadu Buhari, on measure to tackle the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus lockdown: President Buhari’s declaration requires no legal backing – PGF chief

Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum PGF, Salihu Moh. Lukman has again asked those still debating the legality of the lockdown imposed on Abuja, Lagos and Ogun states to focus on the bigger picture, saying asking President Muhammadu Buhari to have consulted a National Assembly that is on recess is unrealistic, simplistic and academic.

Cross River governor issues executive orders on coronavirus response

Gov. Ben Ayade of Cross River has issued Executive Orders in the state following the prevalence of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) infections in neighbouring Benue and Akwa Ibom.=

NATO ministers to discuss coronavirus response, warn against aggression

NATO foreign ministers are due on Thursday to discuss their countries’ response to the global coronavirus pandemic, while stressing that the defence alliance remains ready to defend itself against any threat.
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US beefs up military on Mexico border over coronavirus concerns

The U.S. is stepping up its military presence on the southern border with Mexico over concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.
John Obi Mikel helped Trabzonspor edge their fierce rivals Fenerbahce with a 2-1 win in a Turkish Super Lig match on Saturday.

Mikel Obi in talks with Brazilian side Botafogo

It is not easy for Mikel, but Yahoo Sports suggests that he could be closing in on a deal with the Brazilian team.