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Netherlands set to facilitate training of Nigerians in ICT, seeks partnership with NiDCOM

Netherlands set to facilitate training of Nigerians in ICT, seeks partnership with NiDCOM

The Netherlands Institute of International Relations is working out a scheme to make migration regular and legal with special interest in Information and Communication Technology, ICT and Agriculture. The General Director, Netherlands Institute of International Relations Monika Sie Dhian Ho disclosed this during a visit to the Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission,(NIDCOM)  Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa on Thursday in Abuja. The ... Read More »

NIDCOM to partner FRSC on hitch-free license process for Diasporans

NIDCOM to partner FRSC on hitch-free license process for Diasporans

An understanding has been forged between the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), on the ease of driving and licensing for diasporans upon their arrival in Nigeria. This agreement was made during a courtesy call by members of the FRSC, led by Assistant Corps Commandant (ACC) Owoechukwu Chukwuna, at the office of Hon. Abike ... Read More »

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 »

NIDCOM disclaims ‘ Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ program

NIDCOM disclaims ‘ Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ program

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has issued a disclaimer on a proposed program tagged ‘Door Of Return Nigeria- 2020’ The disclaimer titled BEWARE OF FAKE OF DOOR OF RETURN-NIGERIA 2020 PROGRAMME signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun,Head, Media and Public Relations ,NIDCOM, the agency reads: “The attention of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has been drawn to a purported *Door of ... 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 »

AU partners NIDCOM as it holds Town Hall Meeting Next Year

AU partners NIDCOM as it holds Town Hall Meeting Next Year

To effectively engage the diaspora at the grassroots level, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has announced plans to hold its inaugural Town Hall Meeting for Diaspora Focal Point Officers at various states of the federation in 2020. Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi, the Secretary of the Commission, stated this when he received Mr. Macaulay Kanu, Chairman, AU 6th Region Canada ... Read More »

First Ever Nigeria-Saudi Investment Summit Forum Holds In Abuja

First Ever Nigeria-Saudi Investment Summit Forum Holds In Abuja

A two-day Nigeria- Saudi Investment Forum has opened in Abuja . The Investment Forum which is to create new opportunities for investment between Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attracted more than 50 Corporate and portfolio investors., and also featured a hajj and Umrah exhibition The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerians  in Diaspora Commission, (NIDCOM) Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa ... Read More »

Dabiri-Erewa mourns 72-year old US returnee killed by assassins in Ikorodu

Dabiri-Erewa mourns 72-year old US returnee killed by assassins in Ikorodu

  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has described the gruesome murder of a Diasporan, Alhaji Mutiu Agbosasa in Ikorodu, Lagos as saddening, disturbing and shocking. Late Agbosasa was reportedly killed by suspected hired assassins in his country home of Ikorodu Lagos on Tuesday after 45 years sojourn in USA where he recently retired back to country ... 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 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 »

We will not abandon you: FG assures South African returnees

We will not abandon you: FG assures South African returnees

  Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  Chairman/CEO NIDCOM presenting a N1 million Cheque from Multi choice to assist in the rehabilitation of  Mrs Yinka Iyoha, a widow returnee from South Africa.* *ABUJA, NOV. 28, 2019* : The federal government of Nigeria has assured South African returnees that it will not abandon them to their plight as all efforts are on to continue ... 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 »

We are changing the narrative of Nigeria, Senator Basiru tells Diasporans

We are changing the narrative of Nigeria, Senator Basiru tells Diasporans

“I want to assure you in the Diaspora that we have a new National Assembly that works for Nigeria and we are committed to supporting the developmental agenda of the Government of President Muhammadu Buhari at the risk of political blackmail of calling us rubber stamp.” GOODWILL MESSAGE DELIVERED BY THE CHAIRMAN, DR SURAJUDEEN AJIBOLA BASIRU AT THE NIGERIA DIASPORA ... 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 »

Our Consul General meeting with highest Police authorities in S Africa over renewed attacks on Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Our Consul General meeting with highest Police authorities in S Africa over renewed attacks on Nigerians – Dabiri-Erewa

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has stated that the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria and South Africa 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. Speaking against the backdrop of renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, she said ... 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 »