Saturday, July 13, 2019

Tag "migration"

    Furthering the Diaspora remittance debate

Furthering the Diaspora remittance debate

The recently released “Migration and Development Brief” of the World Bank for 2018 that scored Nigeria as the highest recipient of Diaspora remittances, once again, in sub-Saharan Africa (which stood at $25.1 billion), and had triggered my response with an article, has generated quite a significant amount of interests from Nigerians in Diaspora by way of the commentaries that barged [...]

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    Nigeria can export experts to earn forex, says Ibukun Awosika

Nigeria can export experts to earn forex, says Ibukun Awosika

Ibukun Awosika, the chairman of First Bank of Nigeria, says Nigeria can build a policy around migration, and export experts to get adequate remittances in foreign exchange. Speaking at The Platform, held on Wednesday at Covenant Christian Centre in Iganmu, Lagos, the serial-entrepreneur said Nigeria's population can be an asset or liability, depending on the path the nation chooses."How can we [...]

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    Israel cancels plan to deport African migrants

Israel cancels plan to deport African migrants

Israel says it has reached a deal with the UN refugee agency to cancel the plan to deport thousands of African refugees.Speaking at a news conference with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli interior minister Arye Dery said that following tough negotiations with the UNHCR, Israel had agreed to resettle one asylum seeker in a Western country for every asylum [...]

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    How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

How oil spills ‘lubricate’ migration from Nigeria

According to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), migration streams within Africa are larger than those out of Africa.In a report released in 2016, UNECA said about 31 million of the continent’s 1.2 billion population have migrated internationally, while more than half of those migrating internationally do so within Africa.Ouidah, one of the 10 major cities in Benin Republic, [...]

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    Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

Seadogs: Unemployment ‘root cause’ of illegal migration to Libya

The National Association of Seadogs, a humanitarian organisation, says the rate of unemployment in the country is the immediate cause of illegal migration of Nigerians to Libya.In a statement by Arthur Boje, its president, the group said it conducted a poll tagged “Libya Slave Trade: What should be done to discourage Nigerians from these dangerous journeys?', on Twitter.Boje said the poll [...]

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    FG plans database to track migrant population

FG plans database to track migrant population

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