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DBS TV Morning Ride Anchor persons asked for my reactions to the above statement. My answer was simple and swift! Appointment of “Diaspora Shadow Ministers” unconstitutional – NiDCOM; warns against move: A statement by Engr Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi, Secretary of the Commission, on behalf of the Chairman/CEO, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said that the attention of the Management of NiDCOM has been “drawn to the so-called appointment of “Diaspora Shadow Ministers” by a certain Mr. Kenneth Gbandi, former Chairman, NIDO Europe.” “A constituency that remitted over $65.34 billion in just three years [2018-2020] averaging 4% of Nigeria GDP, which helped save Nigeria from bankruptcy, deserves the…

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🛣️🎙️📣🏅🇳🇬🧠 The vision to transform Delta North into the Agricultural Netherlands of Africa will offer food security, provide manifold income streams for our underpaid farmers & directly inject 120,000 jobs into the Anioma ecosystem. To get this vision running, we need the energy of young, first level staff – 3000 small holder farmers, academic interns, local produce entrepreneurs, supply chain distributors, farm support staff, farm technicians & managers, drone powered security personnel and agro enthusiasts in general. These 9 massive self sustaining agro settlements (one in every local government within Delta North) will run exclusively on renewable solar energy. 3000…

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Gbandi unveils 5 point Agenda for Delta North at the Official Campaign Flag Off in Asaba 120,000 jobs in 4 years _Green4Life Agro Initiative in 9 LGAs of Delta North in partnership with Green Leben Germany & Portugal: 550 Diaspora House Village (DVD); Youth Capacity Building and Business Development (YCBBD) and Skills and Vocational Training & Re-Training  Initiative (SVTTI) for over 65% out of job youths in Delta North._ 2. Monthly Unemployment Benefits _Social Welfare Package (SWP) for all Graduates/ Skilled and Vocational graduates in Delta North enlisted in the YCBBD Database. Disbursement of this social welfare scheme, financed from…

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By Femi Odere For a developing (some would argue that she’s still underdeveloped) nation like Nigeria, it’s befuddling, to say the least, that the country’s Diaspora population, which has been documented to have the highest percentage in higher education among global Diaspora population are not given any place in the country’s foreign policy formulation, not to talk of being factored into her sustainable economic development paradigm. Although this piece is an attempt to make a case for the inclusion of Nigerians in Diaspora, based on hard facts and incontrovertible evidence, into the country’s foreign policy and sustainable economic development agenda,…

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Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe, PhD, DD (Odogwu of Ibusa Clan, Institute of African StudiesUniversity of Nigeria, Nsukka). E-mail: nwaezeigwe.genocideafrica@gmail.com A popular anecdote states that a divorced woman will always remember three things about her ex-husband. The first, all the good things she did for her ex-husband. The second, all the bad things the ex-husband did to her. And the third, the evil she would do to her ex-husband if the opportunity arises. This is position between the British realm placed on the stead of an ex-husband and some scholars and politicians of African descent acting on the stead of a divorced wife…

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Every vote you put in that ballot, every thumbprint you inscribe on that vote tablet, is a down payment made, a seed sown, and a validation of the moral, leadership & ideological construct of the candidate you have in(vested) your seed (vote) in. In farming-harvest words… Just the way you cannot plant agbado and reap cassava, you cannot plant ineptitude and reap excellence. You cannot vote a tyrant and expect equity & fairness. You cannot empower a looter & demand accountability. When you put that seed (vote) in the ballot, you set in motion a sequence of events that are…

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“Together with his colleague at the Global Nigerian Diaspora Network, they lobbied various stakeholders, including INEC, National Assembly members and pushed for Diaspora and Electronic Voting, eventually, Diaspora Voting was expunged from the bill and only the electronic voting as we have it today passed” Party sentiments asides, ANIOMA have a golden opportunity to mobilize en massé an overwhelming support for one of their own, who has maintained a commitment to the collective prosperity of the ANIOMA domain both at home and in the Diaspora. Let’s fly G B A N D I for Senate and here are just few…

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Over 22 Years, and personally since 12 years, Gbandi joined over 22 million Nigerians in Diaspora in search of Homeland Development. Focus  has been on Investment & Knowledge transfer. Yearly Diaspora day (25th July) was usually the highlight. For Delta State, his passion  has been making Delta State a Global investment destination in Nigeria. Priorities were:  Power,  Housing, Agriculture, ICT and Youth Capacity Building. Like many compatriots, I got tired of complaining swinging into action with Delta Film Village Initiative (2019-2020); Delta Renewable Energy Initiative (2020); Youths Capacity Building and Business Development [YCBBD] (January 2021), Diaspora Youth Summit for good…

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By Christian Chinedu A person with a problem solving personality likes to take action. When decisions need to be made, the problem solver makes it happen quickly. Kenneth Chibuogwu Gbandi is the quintessential problem solver. All his life, he has been engaged in Social/ Humanitarian Service and Conflict Resolution Efforts, both nationally and internationally. Gbandi has critical training in Conflict Resolution and Management. In Politics, he has brought his sagacity to bear in negotiating and meditating for and on behalf of fellow Nigerians and Africans all over Germany and Europe. As a problem solving expert and counsellor, Gbandi is abreast…

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