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30 Jun 20
Re: Detention of Nigerians in Ghana Prison by Sahara Reporters

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About a month ago, the Nigerian mission in Ghana got a call on the arrest of 6 Nigerians who were caught at Aflao border trying to enter Ghana,
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The Nigerian Consular team was dispatched by the High Commission to go and Intervene immediately, and on getting there, they met with about 30 more Nigerians who were arrested for also trying to enter Ghana through illegal routes due to the border closure. 2/8
The consular team appealed to the immigration officials not to charge the apprehended Nigerians to court.
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29 Jun 20
Here are some Nigerian American women running for judge in United States of America.
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Lists of Nigerian American WOMEN running for Judges In 2020!!!

👉 Olanike Adebayo
Candidate
Miami-Dade County (Florida) 11th Circuit Court (Group 55)
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👉 April Ademiluyi
Candidate
Prince George's County (Maryland) 7th Circuit Court
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👉 Ngozi Akubuike
Candidate
Ramsey Court (Minnesota) Judge
ngoziakubuike4judge.org
Nigerian American Millennials are leading the way into the 21st century.
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3 Jun 20
PRESS STATEMENT

NPA DONATES COMPUTER ACCESSORIES, OFFICE EQUIPMENT TO NIDCOM

Abuja, June 3, 2020:
As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms Hadiza Bala Usman on Wednesday donated ...
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Some office equipment, computers and accessories to Hon. Abike Dabiri –Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).
Represented by Mr. Edward Dauda Kabir, General Manager, Monitoring and Compliance of NPA Abuja Liaison office said the kind gesture was to improve NIDCOM working capacity towards meeting its mandate.
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4 May 20
UPDATE:
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says about 4,000 Nigerians abroad are willing to come home as a result of #COVIDー19 pandemic.

The minister disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily press briefing on Monday in Abuja.
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2. He said if the federal government had its way and there were enough bed spaces at the isolation centres all Nigerians abroad willing to come home would be brought back.
3. The minister stated the government was in the process of repatriation of Nigerians abroad who were willing to return and Emirates Airline had indicated interest to bring them back to Nigeria.
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13 Apr 20
The Editor- In-Chief,
Sahara Reporters Online @SaharaReporters

Re: Nigerian Government orders Citizens in United Kingdom to pay for #Covid_19 Test as precondition for Evacuation

The attention of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to..
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2. A story published by Sahara Reporters saying the Federal Government of Nigeria has compelled all returnees from United Kingdom to pay for Covid-19 test as precondition for evacuation. This is NOT true as there was no such directive.
3. The true position is that for any returning Nigerian back home, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stipulates two conditions which are in consonance with global Health practices.
That the returnee does a Covid-19 test and on arrival,
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31 Jan 20
PRESS RELEASE

NIDCOM RESCUES TWO NIGERIANS STRANDED IN KENYA

ABUJA, JAN. 31, 2020:
Two Nigerians, Adams John and Victor Obialu, who were stranded in Kenya as a result of irregular migration and visa overstay arrived Abuja on Friday, facilitated by @nidcom_gov...
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2. The excited duo were officially received by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM).

Dabiri-Erewa stressed that irregular migration and improper documentation should be totally discouraged and avoided,
3. And urged Nigerians to be of good conduct whenever and wherever they find themselves, by obeying the laws of the country of stay.

She further advised Nigerians to take visa guidelines and policies of other countries seriously, to avoid prosecution.
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13 Jan 20
PRESS RELEASE
13/01/2020

NIDCOM AND NYSC PARTNER TO EASE NATIONAL SERVICE FOR NIGERIAN YOUTHS ABROAD.

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) are jointly looking into issues relating to Nigerian students in the Diaspora
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...who have completed their studies and willing to come back home for National Service.

The Chairman/CEO of NIDCOM stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to the Director General of the National Youth Service Corps in Abuja on Monday.
The NIDCOM Boss noted that the second and third Generations of Nigerian Youths in the Diaspora need to be properly and adequately sensitized on the importance of coming back home and contribute to the growth and development of their country.
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8 Jan 20
PRESS STATEMENT

DABIRI-EREWA DESCRIBES YOUNG NIGERIAN INVENTORS AS GREAT PATRIOTS

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Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has described the duo of Nigerian-origin inventors, Messrs. Stephen Osawaru and Anthony Osawere..
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....as great patriots and good ambassadors of Nigeria.
2. She gave the commendation in a statement by Mr. Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the NiDCOM’s Head of Media and Public Relations in Abuja.
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4 Jan 20
DISCLAIMER!!!

BEWARE OF UNAUTHORIZED OF DOOR OF RETURN-* *NIGERIA 2020* *PROGRAMME.

The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a purported ”Door of Return 2020 program in Nigeria” by some agents.
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2. The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a purported *Door of Return 2020 program in Nigeria* by some agents.
3. It must be stated categorically here that the said program does not have the consent of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, the Lagos State Government or Federal Government of Nigeria.
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31 Dec 19
Nigeria Diaspora policy underway: Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission (NDC), says a Diaspora Policy for Nigeria has been sent to the Federal Executive Council (FEC) for ratification.
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2. Dabiri-Erewa disclosed this to State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She expressed optimism that the document would be considered by the council in the New Year.
3. The chairman said she was in the Presidential Villa to brief the president on the activities of the commission which was set up in May.
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27 Dec 19
PRESS STATEMENT

Dabiri-Erewa applauds Nigerian scholar for winning Arabic language competition in Saudi Arabia

Abuja, Dec. 27, 2019:
Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has applauded a Nigerian Scholar and multi lingual expert....
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2. Dr. Ahmad Rufa’i for winning an international Arabic poetry competition in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Dabiri-Erewa gave the commendation in a statement by NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, on Friday in Abuja.
3. She said that the defeat of other contestants,especially from Arabic speaking countries in Saudi Arabia by Dr Rufa'i was legendary.
With your winning this all important competition over other contestants in an Arab speaking country, is a thing of joy and pride to us in Nigeria
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31 Oct 19
PRESS RELEASE

The diaspora, a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances.
ABUJA, OCT. 31, 2019:

The Nigerians in the Diaspora have been described as a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances.
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2. This and many more were tabled during a courtesy call by some delegates of Link Africa Diaspora Initiative (LADI) to the Office of the Chairman/CEO of the Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa.
3. The delegation led by its Chairman, Amb. (Dr.) Adamu Aliyu; with executive members Hon. Ambrose Feese, Dr. Waheed Olagunju, and Mr. Ugbadigbo Okonkwo, who are directors of the Initiative in attendance.
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23 Oct 19
PRESS STATEMENT

NIDCOM STATEMENT ON RENEWED ATTACKS ON SOME NIGERIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Abuja, Oct. 23, 2019: Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has stated that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa...
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.....will ensure implementation of the Early Warning Signal mechanisms recently signed between both countries in South Africa, as part of the efforts to curb xenophobic attacks.
2. Speaking against the backdrop of renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, she said the Consul General is on top of the situation.
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6 Sep 19
XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: Chairman Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa assures Nigerians of Government’s commitment to safety of its citizens.

Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has urged Nigerians to exercise caution..
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2. In the way and manner with which they react to the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa.

In an Interview with 101 Business Thursday, she appealed to Nigerians in the Country to address the situation with caution saying...
3. President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration will continue to demand and insist on fairness and justice for all Nigerians
She describes the recent vandalization and destruction of properties belonging to South African Brands in the country as a step taken in the wrong direction
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27 Jul 19
1. Attack on Tayo Faniran in SA: Nigeria files a petition
July 27, 2019

Sequel to the attack and brutality by two South African policemen against Mr. Tayo Faniran, the Consular General of Nigerian High Commission in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr. Godwin Adama has petitioned.
2. The authorities.

The Nigerian Mission is pressing for a case against the brutality of the policemen who were seen on video attacking Mr. Tayo Faniran.
The IPID, the agency in South Africa which deals with cases involving its Police Officers, has commenced work on the matter.
3. Our Consular-General has also met with Tayo Faniran who was the latest victim of South Africa Policemen's attack on Nigerians.

"While eight South African policemen are on trial for their involvement in maltreatment of Nigerians in the country,
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