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Nigeria ready to partner with India, says Dabiri-Erewa

Nigeria ready to partner with India, says Dabiri-Erewa

By Gabriel Odu The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa says Nigeria is ready to strategically partner India to evolve methods that will be mutually beneficial to  both countries in terms of its Diaspora resources. The NIDCOM Chairman stated this at the Indian Diaspora Day and World Hindu Day in Abuja. Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa who was Special Guest of Honour ... Read More »

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

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

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has applauded a  Nigerian Scholar and multi lingual expert, 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. She said that the defeat of other contestants, ... Read More »

UFC: NIDCOM boss applauds Kamaru Usman for retaining title

UFC: NIDCOM boss applauds Kamaru Usman for retaining title

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigeria’s Kamaru Usman, for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title at UFC 245 in Las Vegas, Nevada, after knocking out Colby Covington.⁣ ⁣ In a statement by the NIDCOM Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she said that by the wonderful feat, Usman has brought ... Read More »

FG to Nigerians: Efforts are on to bring FUTO students in Bosnian refugee camp back home soon

FG to Nigerians: Efforts are on to bring FUTO students in Bosnian refugee camp back home soon

  * Dabiri-Erewa* The Federal Government has assured that the two Nigerians in a Bosnia refugee camp are hale and hearty and are expected to return to Croatia anytime from today Friday Dec. 13, 2019 preparatory to come back to Nigeria. This was sequel to series of diplomatic interventions from the Nigerian Mission in Hungary and Mr Geoffrey Onyema, Hon. ... Read More »

FG reveals how FUTO students on international tennis competition ended up in Bosnian refugee camp

FG reveals how FUTO students on international tennis competition ended up in Bosnian refugee camp

The Federal Government on Thursday cleared the air on how two students of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), who attended an international table tennis competition in Croatia, ended up in a Bosnian refugee camp. Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, gave the clarification. According to a report, Abia Uchenna, Eboh Chinedu, and three other students, arrived in ... Read More »

FG condemns attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana, calls for calm

FG condemns attack on Nigerian traders in Ghana, calls for calm

The Federal Government has condemned the renewed attacks on Nigerian traders in Ghana, describing it as uncalled for. The condemnation was conveyed by Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) In a statement by the Commission Head of Media and Public Relations, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she said the reported cases of attacks on Nigerian shops and traders by Ghanaians ... Read More »

Killings in South Africa: We are glad that Justice has been done- Dabiri-Erewa

Killings in South Africa: We are glad that Justice has been done- Dabiri-Erewa

 Abuja, Nov. 30, 2019:Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to the police officer that killed a Nigerian in South Africa. In a statement issued by the Head of Media and Public Relations Unit of the Commission, Abdur-Rahman Balogun,  she said ” We are glad that justice has been done”. ... Read More »

485 Returnees from S/ Africa to be reintegrated as NIDCOM plans MoU with SMEDAN

485 Returnees from S/ Africa to be reintegrated as NIDCOM plans MoU with SMEDAN

Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has given renewed hope again to the 485 Nigerian voluntary Returnees from South Africa to fast track their reintegration and stabilization through the signing of an MOU with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN. The NIDCOM Chairman disclosed this when she paid a courtesy visit to the Director General/CEO ... Read More »

Nigerians in Diaspora perform 49 open heart surgeries in National Hospital

Nigerians in Diaspora perform 49 open heart surgeries in National Hospital

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.   The Chief Medical Director of National Hospital Abuja, Dr Jafaru Momoh gave this cheering news while receiving Hon. Abike ... Read More »

No Nigerian in Namibian prison, Envoy tells Dabiri-Erewa

No Nigerian in Namibian prison, Envoy tells Dabiri-Erewa

The Namibian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Humphrey Geiseb has stated there is no Nigeria in Namibian prison , just as he announced that Diaspora voting will take place all around the world tommorow as Namibians go to the polls to elect a new President and parliamentarians. The Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Humphrey D. Geiseb, gave the cheering news when ... Read More »

Osinbajo, others applaud Dabiri-Erewa on Diaspora Investment Summit

Osinbajo, others applaud Dabiri-Erewa on Diaspora Investment Summit

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other speakers on Thursday applauded Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/ CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and other stakeholders for organising 2019 Nigerian Diaspora Investment Summit (NDIS). They spoke at the second day and final day of the Summit held at the Banquet Hall of the Aso Villa, in Abuja. Osiy in his address titled: ... Read More »

Soludo tells Diasporians that making Nigeria prosperous is in their interest

Soludo tells Diasporians that making Nigeria prosperous is in their interest

  R-L: Dabiri-Erewa (4th) Prof Soludo (5ft) and other dignitaries in group photograph at the Summit* Former Governor of Central Bank and member, National Economic Advisory Team, Prof Charles Soludo has told Nigerians in Diaspora that it is in their enlightened self interest to contribute to the prosperity of the country. Speaking in a keynote address on Wednesday at the ... Read More »

The diaspora, a veritable force for foreign direct investment and finances

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. 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. The delegation led ... Read More »

Patriotic woman donates salary to South African returnees

Patriotic woman donates salary to South African returnees

By Abdur-Rahman Balogun Abuja, Oct. 30, 2019: A Nigerian woman and two-time cancer survivor has displayed the spirit of benevolence by donating her one month salary to the children of Nigerians who returned from xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The lady, who pleaded anonymity, said she had been in the hospital for 18 months, and vowed that if she survives ... Read More »

Nigerians abroad account for highest net contribution to FDI inflows – Dabiri-Erewa

Nigerians abroad account for highest net contribution to FDI inflows – Dabiri-Erewa

Ahead of the 2nd Edition of the Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit, scheduled to take place on 6th -7th of November, 2019, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said the second edition of NDIS, 2019, will focus on key Sectorial areas to include: Tourism and Hospitality, Sports, Infrastructure and Real Estate, ... Read More »

Abike Dabiri @ 57: Taking Diaspora to the Next Level, By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

Abike Dabiri @ 57: Taking Diaspora to the Next Level, By Abdur-Rahman Balogun

  R-L: Dabiri-Erewa, Balogun* When in December 2018, the then Presidential nominee to the position of Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa  was asked by the Senator Rose Oko-led Committee on Diaspora and NGOs on what is the Next Level for Diaspora Affairs in Nigeria, the committee was impressed with the response from the nominee despite the ... Read More »

Kickboxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Adesanya over victory

Kickboxing: Dabiri-Erewa hails Adesanya over victory

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for knocking out 185-pound challenger, Robert Whittaker to become UFC undisputed world middleweight champion. In a statement by the NIDCOM Director of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, she stated that by the feat, Israel has brought honour and glory not only to Nigeria but to all black Africans. ... Read More »

Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

Xenophobic attacks: FG will continue to press for compensation for victims- Dabiri-Erewa

  By Haruna Salami Chairman, Nigeria Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has assured Nigerians that the Federal Government will continue to press for compensation to be paid by South Africa to Nigerians whose properties and businesses were destroyed in South Africa due to Xenophobic attacks She urged Nigerians to remain calm and not take the law into their hand ... Read More »

Surrender voluntarily to FBI or risk extradition, Dabiri-Erewa tells those charged for fraud in US but still in Nigeria

Surrender voluntarily to FBI or risk extradition, Dabiri-Erewa tells those charged for fraud in US but still in Nigeria

  Chairman/CEO of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Honourable Abike Dabiri-Erewa has asked those Nigerians still in country but charged by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for the $46 million in US to give themselves up to the American agency of face extradition according to International law. Reacting to the alleged fraud, Dabiri-Erewa in a statement released in Abuja on Friday ... Read More »

Embassy files petition over killing of Nigerian medical doctor in Ukraine

Embassy files petition over killing of Nigerian medical doctor in Ukraine

The Nigerian Embassy in Ukraine has formally petitioned the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Police Department in Kharkiv and demanded full investigation into the circumstances surrounding the stabbing to death of a Nigerian medical doctor, Bolade Ibukun Ejemai, by a lady identified as Victoria Popravko, with the alleged connivance of her dad in Ukraine. This was confirmed by ... Read More »