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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.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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.
Benin Electricity Distribution Plc. (BEDC)

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.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

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.
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.

Controversy over Edo commissioner’s arrest in France

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.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

NIDCOM: 20 million Nigerians in diaspora deserve voting right

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDC), on Saturday said the commission was pressing seeking an amendment of the Electoral Law to enable more than 20 million Nigerians living abroad to vote in country’s general election.

Union: Level of deprivation in South East unbearable

The National President of the Association of South East Town Unions, ASETU, Chief Emeka Diwe, has lamented the level of deprivation in the South East, saying it is unbearable.
The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) says it has over 700,000 National e-ID cards yet to be collected by Nigerians from its offices nationwide.

NIMC extends diaspora enrolment to Togo, Niger, Ivory Coast

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has extended the enrolment of Nigerians living in the Diaspora into the National Identity Database to Togo, Niger Republic, Ivory Coast and the Republic of Ireland.

Migration: Federal government urged to establish voluntary return assisted programme

A non-governmental organization, Mothers of Earth International Foundation, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to establish in place a well thought out policy on Voluntary Return Assisted Programme not only to assist Nigerians stranded abroad to return home, but to also be well integrated back into the society.

IPPIS: Why CBN, NNPC are not on our platform

The Integrated Personnel Payroll Integrated System says the Central Bank of Nigeria, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the Federal Inland Revenue Service and a few other agencies are not on their platform because these agencies are revenue-generating entities.

Nigerians in Diaspora performs 7th open heart missions in Nigeria

As part of the voluntary service of Nigerians in the Diaspora in the health sector, a total of 49 surgeries had been performed within the last five years during the 7th open heart missions for children in the National Hospital Abuja.

35 countries to participate in Calabar carnival

The Carnival Calabar Commission on Wednesday said delegates from 35 countries and 20 Nigerian states would be participating in this year’s forthcoming Calabar Carnival.

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The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.

PTF decries continued refusal by hospitals to treat patients for fear of coronavirus

The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 (PTF) has decried the continued refusal by medical institutions including federal tertiary institutions to receive and treat patients for fear COVID-19.
Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC)

NDDC HQ shut over ‘coronavirus outbreak’

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has ordered the immediate shutdown of the headquarters of the Niger Delta Development Commission in Port Harcourt following the sudden death of the Commission’s Executive Director, Finance and Administration, Chief Ibanga Etang.
Kola Ologbondiyan

Loans request: Nigeria now on the auction market – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alarms that with the volume of foreign loans being accumulated by President Muhammadu Buhari and his All Progressives Congress (APC), our nation and her people have been placed on the international auction market.
213 British nationals were Monday evacuated from Nigeria through the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on a British Airways flight BA9157 .

Nigeria releases new guidelines for international flights operations

Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority , NCAA, Thursday, released new guidelines for international flights operations during the current Covid-19 pandemic for Nigerian based crew.

Official: ICPC investigating cases of coronavirus fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it is investigating alleged cases of corruption in the management of COVID-19 funds and palliatives.