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When one hears some of these cock and bull stories, many questions just begin to whirl up in one’s head, a fraction of which are: What happened to the NGN490 Million appropriated for NIDCOM?What was the justification for engaging all the multitudes of staff for NIDCOM when you are unsure of a working space for them?Does NIDCOM have any basic one year lean operating plans with targets / benchmarks? How has the Commission envisaged the scenario now playing out and what remedial mechanisms were anticipated? Can people now begin to appreciate the enormous sacrifices the leadership of NIDO is making,…

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The appointment of Former UN Envoy, Ambassador Ibrahim Gambari as the Chief of Staff by President Muhammadu Buhari has seen many reactions and congratulatory messages from different quarters. Leading the International community in such messages is the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, HE. Catriona Laing. She congratulated the new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, on her twitter handle a few hours after he (Gambari) was unveiled to the world as the man that will replace late Mallam Abba Kyari as CoS to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a result of the death of the late…

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We promised Nigerians and the Diaspora not to engage Abike Dabiri-Erewa in her business of bad-mouthing nor go into the gutters, but to diligently expose her lies to the Diaspora, to Nigerians and to Mr. President. In a recent Press statement signed by Abdur-Rahman Balogun Head, Media and Public Relations Unit NIDCOM following a town hall meeting with Nigerians in the Americas, Para. 8 of the Press statement stated; “On the issue of NIDCOM board, she was optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will constitute appropriately, but denounced the fallacy in some circles that the two representatives of the Diaspora in…

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Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is giving humanity its toughest challenge since 1918 – when influenza killed more people than during World War I. Since its outbreak late last year in Wuhan, China, Covid-19 has infected over 3.3 million persons and killed more than 234,000 globally. The fatality keeps mounting as the virus is alive in every region, except Antarctica. As of May 01, in order of fatality, Europe announced over 1.4 million confirmed cases and 132,543 deaths. The region of the Americas declared over 1.2 million cases and 74,591 deaths. Additionally, the Middle East announced 176,928 cases and 7,304 deaths. Western…

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That individuals and organisations registered and unregistered, often not more than a handful of well-connected persons, have constituted nuisance in Nigerian Diaspora affairs, is not new. That these individuals and groups continue to undermine the establishment of NIDO to provide coherence in galvanising Diaspora input in national development often with active support of government officials, is not new either. That they have carried on with these nefarious activities with or without the tactical approval of NIDCOM, is taking it to another level. This has got to be addressed. I am honestly speechless and surprised that these individuals and group under…

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It is important here to note that base on this notice and other previous actions undertaken by this fellow Ade Omole, who to the best of knowledge is an APC member and supporter here in the U.K., he has been leveraging on the opportunity of APC connection, with the Chairman of NIDCOM, Hon. Abike, whom herself is an APC chieftain, to undermine the legitimacy of the institution of NIDO/NIDOE as a government recognised body (Article 2. (1) a-(i-iii) and Article 2. b (i-ii) and C (i-vi) as well as Article 3 and Article 8 (d), (g ) and (h) NIDCOM…

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Prof Soludo is a professional colleague that I have a lot of tremendous respect for. He is very brilliant, deeply knowledgeable and smart. I took time to read this piece from him. I believe the erudite Professor is just concerned and rightly thinking loud of the Economic consequences of the Lockdown in Africa due to the pardemic. There is absolutely no doubt that the Professor is very correct in his postulations. The African country economies were at the edge prior to the severely damaging and unpredicted pardemic. From any perspective you may want to examine this current issue, Africa fragile…

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The highest decision-making organ of ADC Abuja, Nigeria has adopted the Diaspora Network (ADC-DN) of Africa, Americas, Middle East/Asia, Europe, and Oceania as the ADC 7th Zone of ADC Party of Nigeria. ADC-Diaspora Network (ADC-DN) shall be integrated into all the decision making organs of the ADC party, including Board of Trustees (BOT), National Working Committee (NWC), National Executive Council (NEC), Presidential and all the States 36 State Elections Committees. For effective implementations and interactions with the Diaspora, a Worldwide Network of ADCDN Interim Working Committee (IWCWW) leadership has been constituted. The carefully selected and prominent Nigerian Diaspora, who subscribed…

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The novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) is ravaging the earth as economic and social restriction continues with no end in sight. As of April 14, 2020 Covid-19 has infected over 1.9 million persons and killed almost 200,000 globally. In Nigeria, the confirmed cases are still fairly low – but on the rise. 323 cases and 10 deaths has been reported as of the aforementioned date. For one thing, Covid-19 has proven to us that the world is a global village and we are one single family. When Nigerians heard about a virus outbreak in China late last year, many never thought it…

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The Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), Mr. Ralphs Okey Nwosu, has spelt out the reasons why Nigeria should actively involve its diaspora population in political party administration as well as governance at the federal, state and local levels. While presenting an online address to members of ADC across Europe, Ralphs Nwosu pointed out some of these reasons: the huge amount of remittances that diaspora Nigerians send home annually; the professional and business experience and expertise of these Nigerian living in the leading economies of the world like USA, Canada, Germany, UK, France, China, Japan, India, South Korea, etc; and…

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