News Summary 30-03-2017: Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram

Nigeria Applauded for Degrading Boko Haram Nigeria has been commended for degrading Boko Haram through the multi-national joint task force of the Lake Chad Basin. United States Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson gave the commendation at the just concluded summit on global coalition working to defeat ISIS, held in Washington DC. Nigerian Students Attacked In…

Abike Dabiri Calls For Calm And Vigilance After India Attacks

Following multiple distress calls by Nigerian students  in India on concerns on their safety as a result of renewed attacks on them, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has urged Nigerians in India to remain calm and be watchful of their surroundings. Dabiri-Erewa said in a statement…

XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: Why Nigerians, others were killed in S’Africa –Dabiri-Erewa

The Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has revealed what triggered xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa. According to her, the attack came as a result of South African politicians telling citizens that Nigerians and other foreigners are taking their women and jobs. Dabiri-Erewa stated…

Onyeama wants Nigerians to ignore Dabiri, says you can travel to US

A day after the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, cautioned Nigerians against traveling to the United States (US), the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has asked Nigerians to disregard the caution. Dabiri-Erewa had in a statement on Monday said that Nigerians “without any compelling or…

Xenophobia attack: Why Buhari has not said anything – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari did not comment on the recent xenophobia attack against Nigerians residing in South Africa, because he has mandated the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to deal with the issue. She stated this in an interview with Osasu…

Xenophobic Attacks On Nigerians: South Africa’s Home Minister Got It All Wrong

The Senior Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora to the President, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has faulted statement made by the South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister on xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. “My attention was drawn to South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister Mr. Malusi Gigaba’s statement in the aftermath of the xenophobic attacks, which has also brought…

Why most Nigerians are corrupt – Abike Dabiri-Erewa

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said that contrary to the common belief that greed and poverty are to blame for the indulgence of most Nigerians in acts of corruption, lack of adequate sanctions is the reason corruption continues to thrive in the country. She stated this…

Ordeal of A Libya Returnee: I had To Drink Urine

A Returnee among the batch of 171 Nigerians deported from Libya, Gift Peters, while narrating her ordeal said she had to drink urine as meal to survive. The 171 Nigerian deported back to the country on Tuesday. Reports say that the airplane conveying them landed at about 4:18 p.m. at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport,…

Xenophobic Attacks: Presidency Warns South Africa Over Attacks on Nigerians

The Presidency yesterday condemned the killing of Nigerians in xenophobic attacks in South Africa. “We have lost about 116 Nigerians in the last two years and in 2016 alone, about 20 were killed. This is unacceptable to the people and government of Nigeria,” the Presidency said in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the……

Sagay, Dabiri-Erewa raise the alert on Nigeria losing $550m Abacha loot to US

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay and Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, have alerted that Nigeria may lose $550million Abacha loot to United State (US) government. This was made known on Thursday at a media parley on asset recovery, an…

Those who keep looted funds are also criminals – Dabiri-Erewa

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has called for the unconditional return of Nigeria’s looted funds. According to her, those who keep such funds are as guilty as those who looted them. She said this on Thursday at a media event organised by the Presidential Advisory…