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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Bureau de Change operators want more action to support Naira

The Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) on Monday said that a competitive Diaspora Remittance market space would engender Naira stability.
President Muhammadu Buhari has decorated the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Lucky Irabor, with his new rank of four-star General, and the three service chiefs as three-star Generals. Others decorated on Friday by President Buhari at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja were Lieutenant-General Ibrahim Attahiru, Chief of Army Staff; Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu, Chief of Naval Staff; and Air Marshal Ishiaka Oladayo Amoo, Chief of Air Staff.

Women’s Day: Presidency releases checklist of ‘Buhari’s Women’

The Nigerian presidency has released list of some of the women appointed into key positions as the country joins the global community in celebration of March 8 International Women’s Day.
The tweet read, “424 more Nigerians stranded in Saudi have arrived Abuja. They will proceed on the mandatory 14 days quarantine . We appeal to Nigerians to desist from illegal migration.”

424 more Nigerians stranded in Saudi Arabia arrive Abuja

The tweet read, “424 more Nigerians stranded in Saudi have arrived Abuja. They will proceed on the mandatory 14 days quarantine . We appeal to Nigerians to desist from illegal migration.
A statement signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Gabriel Aduda, Wednesday said the induction would prepare them for the task ahead.

Nigeria receives 802 returnees from Saudi Arabia

The Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that 802 Nigerians will be evacuated from Saudi Arabia on Thursday and Friday.
Abhay Thakur

India keen to supply Nigeria coronavirus vaccines, strengthen collaborations – Envoy

Thakur, who made this known on Saturday, in Abuja, at the commemoration of the 16 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PDB) convention, also known as the Indian Diaspora Day, said the vaccines would be made available on concessional terms after completing all the necessary registration requirements with the Nigerian regulatory authorities.
Mr Abhay Thakur, the High Commissioner of India to Nigeria, has said that Nigeria alone accounted for 20 per cent of India’s trade in Africa for the year 2018.

Indian community donates N100 million health facility – envoy

The Indian Community Organisation has donated a N100 million, fully furnished 50-bed hospital to the Lagos state government, Indian High Commissioner, Abhay Thakur said on Saturday.
When contacted, the Chairperson of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said the affected persons would have to liaise with the mission in UAE for more information.

Report: UAE arrests, detains Nigerians

The United Arab Emirate (UAE) has arrested and detained, without prosecution, many Nigerians in a series of sting operations targeted at irregular migrants.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NiDCOM chief demands justice for Nigerian slain in Ireland

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has demanded justice for Mr George Nkencho, a 27-year-old Nigerian killed in Ireland.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.

NiDCOM describes death of US-based Nigerian doctor, wife as shocking

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Sunday described the death of Dr Ben Okigbo, a medical doctor in Houston and his wife, Theresa, as shocking and depressing.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

NIDCOM facilitates the return of another trafficked girl home

Represented by Ayo Okuribido who led a delegation of NIDCOM staff to receive Miss Omowunmi Rhoda Aladeboyeje at Muritala Muhammed Airport Lagos at 2.00 am, who was rescued from Cairo, Egypt, she thanked the Nigerian mission in Cairo for their prompt intervention. Rhoda was profiled by Immigration officials on her return and handed over to NAPTIP, in the presence of a representative of the family ,Engr Benjamin Akinbobola.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

Lagos bye-election: No palliatives in my house – NIDCOM chief

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa, weekend, debunked the rumour making the round that she hoard Covid-19 Palliatives in her G.R.A residence in Ikorodu, Lagos.
Adewale Adeyemo is President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s nominee for deputy Treasury secretary. Kriston Jae Bethel for The New York Times

NiDCOM congratulates Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has congratulated Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo on his nomination as the US Deputy Treasury Secretary by President-elect Joe Biden.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank hailed over diaspora-friendly forex policy

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) on Tuesday commended the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for its new policy to grant unfettered access to Foreign Exchange (Forex) on Diaspora Remittances.

AfCFTA: Firm hosts conference on Nigeria’s non-oil sector in New York

A two-day conference aimed at repositioning Nigeria for increased global and regional trade engagements under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) opens on Friday.
The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.

Nigeria accuses Ghana of double standard

The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, yesterday denied that Nigeria’s decision to close its borders prompted Ghanaian authorities to clamp down on Nigerian traders in the country.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Nigerian government mulls evacuating traders from Ghana

The federal government said on Thursday that it will not hesitate to bring back its traders from Ghana if that will bring a lasting solution over the protracted business row.

House of Reps demand apology as NiDCOM chief shuns budget defence

Members of the House of Representatives, have demanded an apology from the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, for failing to appear to defend the commission’s 2021 budget on Tuesday.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Group partners NiDCOM to assist Nigerians held in foreign prisons

The Counselling and Rehabilitation of Prisoners Initiative (CAROPI), an NGO, have pledged to collaborate with the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) to assist Nigerians in the Diaspora who were victims of wrongful incarceration.
The Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, stated this on her Twitter handle on Thursday.

NIDCOM: Nigerians convicted for terrorism in UAE can appeal to Supreme Court

The Federal Government has said that the six Nigerians convicted for terrorism in the United Arab Emirates can appeal their conviction to the UAE Supreme Court.
According to a US online news outlet, Dr. Adeoye ‘Oye’ Owolewa who represents Advisory Neighborhood Commission single-member district 8E01 wants to take his passion for D.C. statehood to the next level.

US hails Oye Owolewa’s feat as first Nigerian-American elected to congress

It wrote, “DYK – Adeoye Owolewa was the first Nigerian-American elected to Congress?! Historic numbers of young Americans voting reaffirming pillars of democracy: transparency and accountability. #USDecides #NigeriaDecides #USElections2020.”
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman-CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has commended another Nigerian-American, Esther Agbaje, for winning the Minnesota Representative ticket in the United States.

US election: Ekiti governor congratulates Esther Agbaje for winning legislative seat

Following Esther Agbaje's victory in the US general elections, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State has congratulated the Nigerian-American for winning a legislative seat in the United States.
According to a US online news outlet, Dr. Adeoye ‘Oye’ Owolewa who represents Advisory Neighborhood Commission single-member district 8E01 wants to take his passion for D.C. statehood to the next level.

US election: Oye Owolewa made Nigeria proud – minister

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Thursday, described the feat achieved by 31-year old Oye Owolewa in the 2020 United States election as national pride.

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Two men were arraigned before a Magistrates’ Court in Ile-Ife on Monday, for allegedly damaging government property and beating up a security guard at the Oduduwa College building.
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The Lagos State Chapter of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) on Monday said the stay-off-road action by commercial buses on the Lagos-Badagry Road was unnecessary.