Nigerians In US Reacts To Passing Diaspora Commission Bill

Nigerians in the United States have commended the 8th National Assembly for keeping to its promise by passing the Diaspora Commission Bill. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had vowed during a courtesy visit by the group to the National Assembly last year for the Diaspora day, that his leadership would ensure the bill is…

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…

Govt targets $35bn ‘ídle’ Diaspora funds for housing development

The Federal Government is hoping to channel about $35 billion remittances from Nigerians abroad into the country’s economy through its Housing scheme projects. The amount said to have the potential of growing by 20 per cent, over the next two years, is said to have always layed idle within either the banking system or in…

National Assembly mulls over establishing a commission for Nigerians in diaspora

The National Assembly is planning to establish a commission to enhance the welfare of Nigerians in the Diaspora. Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Matters, Mrs. Rita Orji disclosed this when members of the board of directors of the Diaspora Nigeria Organisation Europe (NIDOE) paid her a courtesy visit at the National……

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…

Saraki: Senate Will Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill

Senate President, Bukola Saraki On Fast-Track Diaspora Commission Bill Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has pledged that the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Bill currently before the National Assembly would be given accelerated passage to enable Nigerians living outside the country the opportunity to participate in events within the country.  The  Nigerians In Diaspora Bill…

SSA On Diaspora Speaks On Killing of Another Nigerian In South Africa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora has described the latest extra-judicial killing of a Nigerian in South Africa as “worrying and condemnable.” In a statement in Abuja, Dabiri-Erewa said the latest gruesome killing of Tochukwu Nnadi by Police in South Africa, is unacceptable to the people…

Hope for naira as economy receives $1.5bn diaspora boost

Policy makers have remained upbeat on their expectations of naira rise in value as Nigerians abroad plan to repatriate about $1.5 billion into the country, between December and January. This is part of the outcome of a series of meetings in Europe and America by a special committee made up of officials from the Office…

News Summary 3 November 2016; FG Approves New Universities, Senate Passes PIB, etc

  FG Approves New Universities The Federal Government has approved the establishment of eight new private universities in the country as recommended by the National Universities Commission NUC. State House Correspondent Adamu Sambo reports that the council also approved a revised contract for the completion of domestic and international terminals for Port Harcourt Airport. Buhari Receives…

Information Portal For Nigerians At Home and In Diaspora

Information Minister and SA to the President on Diaspora discussing on Nigeria’s Portal The Federal Government will soon launch an Information Portal to keep Nigerians at home and in the diaspora abreast of government’s programmes and policies and also get their feedback. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja…

NTA News Summary 13th October 2016. All You need to know today; NLC Rally For Tax

PARTNERSHIP ON RETOOLING HEALTH SECTOR BUDGET The 2017 Health budget should be open and focus on procurements of equipment, training of Skilled Personnel rather than construction of buildings and purchase of official vehicles. This forms part of submission of participants after a training on approaches and strategies towards a robust budget. Health correspondent Rashidat Mustapha…