Tag Archives: Nigerians

Despite COVID-19 Restrictions, Nigeria Tops Report Of Global Asylum Claims To Canada

Nigeria currently has the highest asylum seekers eyeing Canada despite travel restrictions put in place since inception of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Quartz Africa, the number of Nigerians issued permanent residence (PR) permits by the Canadian government has tripled since 2015. In 2019 alone, 12,595 Nigerians were issued the permits. While those figures are based on…

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Nigeria To Receive Convicted, Paroled Nationals After Release From US, UAE & Egypt

The United States of America, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have indicated interests to repatriate Nigerians that have been convicted, pardoned and paroled in their countries, NAN reports. Boss Mustapha, the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), reportedly disclosed this during the daily briefing of the task force…

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COVID-19: Federal Government Receives 175 Nigerian Evacuees From Uganda

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has confirmed the evacuation of one hundred and seventy-five Nigerians stranded in Uganda. The agency disclosed this in a tweet on its official handle on Thursday August 13, noting that he returnees arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja around 1 pm, Nigerian time. “They all tested negative to COVID-19…

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Nigerians React As Kano Court Sentences 22-Year-Old Singer To Death For Blasphemy

The death sentence of a 22-year-old musician, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu in Kano by the Upper Sharia Court for blasphemy on Monday has drawn various mixed reactions from Nigerians on social media. According to Channels Television, Sharif-Aminu was found guilty of blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad in a song he circulated via Whatsapp in March this year and was sentenced…

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Bolanle Olukanni, Toolz & More Nigerians React To Diezani’s Comments On “Yahoo Yahoo Boys”

Media personalities, Bolanle Olukanni and Toolz have joined other Nigerians including President Buhari’s aide, Bashir Ahmad to react to the recent comments from former Petroleum Resources Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke on internet fraudsters known in local parlance as “Yahoo Yahoo boys.” Diezani while delivering a lecture at a virtual conference held on Friday, August 7, had condemned fraud, saying…

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Federal Government Evacuates Hundreds Of Nigerians From UAE, Sudan And U.S.

Over 600 Nigerians have been recently evacuated by the Nigerian Government from the United States, Sudan and United Arab Emirates due to the coronavirus pandemic. According a manifest from the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, the sixth evacuation flight from the U.S. departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers…

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Nigerians React As ShopRite Sets To Discontinue Operations In Nigeria

South Africa’s grocery store, ShopRite, is set to leave Nigeria after operating in the country for a period of 15 years. In a statement on Monday, the company said it has been approached by potential investors willing to take over its Nigerian operations. Bloomberg reports that Shoprite is considering considering an outright sale of its operation in…

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Hushpuppi’s Arrest: NIDCOM Decries Stigmatising Nigerians In Diaspora

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has cautioned against stigmatising Nigerians living abroad, especially those in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a statement on Wednesday, the commission said the recent arrest of some Nigerians over fraud allegations in Dubai, particularly Ramoni Igbalode who is also known as Hushpuppi, should not be a yardstick in any way…

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Nigeria Evacuates 56 Stranded Nationals From Pakistan, 300 More From Dubai

On Friday June 19, Nigeria evacuated 56 Nigerians who were stranded in Pakistan along with four Pakistanis due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffery Onyeama, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle, noting that they are to immediately undergo compulsory 14-days self isolation. ”Eventually, 56 Nigerians and 4 Pakistanis were safely evacuated…

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