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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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One of the 18 INEC accredited political parties in Nigeria, African Democratic Congress (ADC), announced in Abuja on Monday, April 6, 2020 that it has reserved a Deputy National Chairmanship slot and other top level positions in the party for Nigerians in the Diaspora. In an address by Mr. Ralphs Okey Nwosu, National Chairman of African Democratic Congress, to ADC Diaspora Members in Europe, presented online on Monday April 6, 2020, the party chairman said, “In order to have Nigerians in the Diaspora participate in the overall decision making processes of the party, the position of a Deputy National Chairman…

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These are very abnormal times. The earth we labored to build is shutting down before our eyes and we have no magic wand. Although we’ve faced several challenges in our lifetimes, overcoming them never made us thought something so disastrous could surface that would cause us to be still. Suddenly the novel Coronavirus, otherwise called Covid-19 struck. It rose to pandemic and the earth stood still. We are striving not to perish, but have only made a tiny progress after a tired race. Who will save us from Covid the viral virus? China struggled to restrain Covid to its origin…

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NIDO Europe launches Coronavirus Emergency Hotlines for Nigerian Diaspora in Europe tagged (NIDSAFE) and also initiates a Post COVID-19 strategies initiatives. In a communique issued by the Central Executive council on Sunday 22nd of March 2020, NIDOE stated that this initiative becomes necessary as more and more countries and cities are heading for total lock-down as preemptive measures to curtail the spread of the deadly virus which Nigerian embassies and diplomatic missions around the globe have been caught up with partially or totally shut down as also preemptive measures and in compliance with the host countries’ directives. The communique also…

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The Chairman of the Central Executive Council (CEC) of Nigerians in Diaspora Organization of Continental Europe (NIDOE), Hon. Kenneth Gbandi has commended the Federal Government of Nigeria for taking a pre-empting measure in closing Nigerian borders to some of the COVID-19 prone countries including countries from the European Union. Such measures are in line with the Global efforts to curtail the spread of Corona virus (COVID-19). While commending the FGN, he however stressed the need to show maximum transparency in the effort to combating the spread. While the good news of improvement in the treatment of the first COVID-19 patient…

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The name “coronavirus,” was published in 1968. It is derived from the “corona”-like or crown-like morphology observed for these viruses in the electron microscope. Since December 2019, several cases of severe fatal pneumonia caused by coronavirus (COVID-19) have emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan (WHO). Declaration of public health emergency of international concern by WHO On 30 January 2020, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus declared the corona virus a public health emergency of international concern. Recent WHO Statistics (March 6, 2020) stated that the virus has spread rapidly among humans with an incubation period of 2-14 days (Outliers:…

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Approximately 3 percent of the world’s population live in a country different from that of their birth. This is evidence of the globalization and dire need for skilled people most especially by developed nations. Today’s source of globally skilled workforce has transcended religion, gender, race and economic background to a large extent. More than 20,000 highly skilled Africans leave the continent each year for developed countries. They leave behind schools without teachers, hospitals without nurses and doctors. The impact is particularly strong in the health sector. According to a news article by BBC in 2019, 5000 Nigerian doctors registered with…

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Abraham Lincoln described democracy as “government of the people, by the people, for the people” during the American civil war in 1863. His notion later became the often quoted definition of democracy and a benchmark of rating its success globally. More than a few nations have actualized Lincoln’s thought, but Nigeria is lagging behind. Her quasi-democratic arrangement is what the writer terms Judicracy: representative government via the verdict of law lords. J-u-d-i-c-r-a-c-y is a flawed democratic system in which the court repeatedly determines who rules, instead of the electorates. 2019 general election is the worst in Nigeria’s history as it…

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