NO GOING TO AMERICA FOR NOW, FG WARNS NIGERIANS

The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has advised Nigerians who have no urgent/important reasons to postpone there travelling for now. A statement released by Dabiri-Erewa’s media aide, Abdurrahman Balogun, warned Nigerians to shelf any plan to travel to the United States for now unless they have urgent, unavoidable reasons to travel to the country. The statement said Nigerians should stay aware from travelling to the country until the US new administration policy on immigration is clear. If you don’t have anything important…

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I DIDNT REJECT UK OFFER TO RESCUE CHIBOK GIRLS SAYS JONATHAN

  The office of the former President Goodluck Jonathan has refuted claims that the last administration rejected an offer made by British forces to rescue the kidnapped Chibok school girls. Report by guardian.com claims the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom, on a mission named Operation Turus, conduct air recce over northern Nigeria for several months after the girls were taken in April 2014. “The girls were located in the first few weeks of the RAF mission,” a source involved in Operation Turus told the Observer. “We offered to…

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BOKO HARAM: UN SECURITY COUNCIL DELEGATION VISITS MAIDUGURI AND OSINBAJO

The Security Council Visiting Mission to the Lake Chad Basin Region will arrive Nigeria on Sunday with a visit to Maiduguri, Borno and proceed to Abuja to meet with the acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday. The Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York, reports that the delegation will meet Northeast stakeholders in Maiduguri on Sunday before proceeding to Abuja where members will meet with Osinbajo and other stakeholders on Monday. Matt Moody, Spokesperson and Head of Communications, UK Mission to the UN, said: “on Day…

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BRING BACK ALL NIGERIAN PROSTITUTES ABROAD BUHARI ORDERS ABIKE DABIRI

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has disclosed that ailing President, Buhari has mandated his team on diaspora affairs to ensure that all Nigerian girls trafficked for sex overseas are brought back to the country. She stated this while commenting on the issue of human trafficking during a programme on AIT. Dabiri-Erewa said that no fewer than 41 girls ranging between 16 – 28 years have voluntarily returned to Nigeria from Mali as a result of collaboration between the Nigerian Embassy and the…

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CONGRESS COMMITTEE SET TO INVESTIGATE RUSSIAN INVOLVEMENT IN TRUMP’S ELECTION

A US congressional committee has agreed an investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US elections. The House intelligence panel inquiry will scrutinise contacts between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Moscow, members confirmed. The White House denies any improper behaviour during the election campaign. The justice department has confirmed new Attorney General Jeff Sessions had conversations with Russia’s ambassador during the presidential campaign. The FBI and the Senate intelligence committee are also looking into claims of Russian meddling in the US election. Russia has previously denied the allegations. The…

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NIGERIAN SOFTWARE ENGINEER MADE TO WRITE TEST AT JFK AIRPORT BEFORE ENTERING AMERICA

A software engineer from Lagos, Nigeria, is claiming that he was made to sit a written test by US airport immigration officers because they weren’t convinced he was telling the truth about his skills. According to social networking site LinkedIn, Celestine Omin, 28, landed in New York’s JFK airport last Sunday after a 24-hour flight from Nigeria. Mr. Omin is employed by Andela, a tech start-up with offices in New York, Lagos, Nairobi and San Francisco. The firm says it recruits “the most talented developers on the African continent” and…

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SEE WHERE NIGERIA IS BUYING HELICOPTERS, ARMS TO FIGHT BOKO HARAM DESPITE TRUMP’S PROMISE

By Isiaka Wakili Nigeria’s Defence Minister Mansur Dan-Ali on Wednesday, said the country had procured modern equipment from Russia and United Arab Emirates to fight insurgency. Dan-Ali made this known in Abuja while briefing the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on the security situation across the country. He said: “In order to sustain the tempo of the counter insurgency operation in the northeast, the present administration had recently procured modern equipment to enhance the combat effectiveness of our armed forces. “Mine-resistance ambush patrol vehicles, one 20mm Motors and ammunition were being…

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REPS SET TO PROBE NIGERIA’S FOREIGN MISSIONS

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committees on Foreign Relations and Public Procurement to investigate allegations of corruption in some Nigerian Missions abroad. The investigation will also cover “the measures to be devised to alleviate the sufferings of Nigerians in the diaspora”. The house also urged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that Nigerian Missions abroad provide counselling and support to Nigerians in time of need. It also urged the ministry to ensure that the missions operate a 24-hour helpline and desk for Nigerians in the diaspora.…

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CONFUSION AS MINISTER DECLARES NO NIGERIAN KILLED IN XENOPHOBIA ATTACKS

The minister of state for foreign affairs Khadijah Abba Ibrahim surprised lawmakers in the Senate on Tuesday, February 28 when she declared that no Nigerian has died in the renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Minister of state for foreign affairs Khadijah Abba Ibrahim says Nigerian High Commission in South Africa has not recorded any deaths from xenophobic attacks. The Nation reports that the minister told Senate Foreign Affairs Committee that she based her statement on the information from the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa which has declared no…

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SOUTH AFRICA DEPORTS 97 NIGERIANS, READ THEIR OFFENCES

Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi   The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for civil and criminal offences. The deportees comprising males and females arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, on Monday night aboard a chartered aircraft with registration number GBB710 from Johannesburg, South Africa. Among the deportees were 95 males and two females, six of whom were deported for drug offences; 10 were arrested and deported for criminal offences while others committed various immigration offences. Those deported for drug and criminal offences were immediately handed over to the police for…

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