Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Tag "Nigerian"

    How Nigerian asylum seeker ‘spent 21 years sleeping on London buses’

How Nigerian asylum seeker ‘spent 21 years sleeping on London buses’

A Nigerian man, Sunny (not real name), spent 21 years living aboard buses in London after his asylum application was rejected, BBC reports. While seeking asylum, Sunny was reportedly full of gratitude "for a second chance at life, hoping for a bright future, safe under the protection of Her Majesty the Queen". "Back then he was full of gratitude for his second [...]

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    Nigeria’s Omar emerges secretary-general of African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation

Nigeria’s Omar emerges secretary-general of African Petroleum Producers’ Organisation

Omar Ibrahim, a Nigerian, has emerged secretary-general of the African Petroleum Producers’ Organization (APPO). His appointment was ratified at the extraordinary session of the APPO council of ministers, which held in Abuja, on Thursday. Ibrahim took over from Mahaman Gaya whose tenure ended same day. The Nigerian, with a focus in international energy relations, has served as governor of the Organisation of Oil [...]

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    Two expatriates abducted in Niger state

Two expatriates abducted in Niger state

Gunmen have kidnapped two expatriates and a Nigerian official of Triacta Construction Company in Galadima Kogo village of Shiroro local government area of Niger state. Adamu Usman, the state police commissioner, who confirmed this, said the gunmen dressed in military uniform came to the village on over 20 motorcycles and attacked workers of the construction firm. Usman said the incident occurred around [...]

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    South African police officer found guilty of killing Nigerian

South African police officer found guilty of killing Nigerian

Austin Luciano Reynold, a South African police constable, has been found guilty of the murder of Ebuka Okoli, a Nigerian. Okoli was killed in Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, in 2018. He was reportedly shot at close range during an unauthorised raid by the 24-year-old Reynold on the community where he resides. He was said to have been handcuffed, robbed by the police officer [...]

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    Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

Dave, British-Nigerian rapper, bags Mercury prize for best album in UK

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    CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

CLOSE-UP: Uzoma Asagwara, Nigerian nurse who broke a 150-year record in Canadian parliament

Recently, Zulfat Suara, a Nigerian-American, emerged as the first Muslim lawmaker in Tennessee in the United States, after making it into the runoff of a Nashville council at-large election. Her victory at the poll was not only a win for the Nashville community, but also for Nigeria where she lived until 1993 when her husband won the Vanderbilt fellowship. On Tuesday, [...]

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    WATCH: Nigerian on FBI list caught on video spraying dollars

WATCH: Nigerian on FBI list caught on video spraying dollars

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    Nigerian Taxify driver shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian Taxify driver shot dead in South Africa

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    Nigerian teenager shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian teenager shot dead in South Africa

Chinonso Obiaju, a Nigerian teenager, was on Saturday killed in  Johannesburg, South Africa. Adetola Olubajo, the president of Nigerian union in South Africa, confirmed the killing to NAN, saying the deceased lived in Roodeprt with his guardian. Olubajo said Mike Nsofor, the deceased's guardian, disclosed that he was shot around 6:30pm. "He went to buy something from a shop with his friend and [...]

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    Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Nigerian student detained by Malaysian immigration dies in custody

Thomas Ewansiha, a Nigerian student at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Selangor, Malaysia, has died in the custody of immigration authorities. Ewansiha, who was pursuing a doctorate degree in management at the private university, was said to be married with two children. Khairul Daud, director-general of the Malaysian immigration, confirmed the death of Ewansiha in a statement on Friday. He said the deceased [...]

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    ICYMI: Nigerian-born teenager shot dead in London

ICYMI: Nigerian-born teenager shot dead in London

Eniola Aluko, a teenager with Nigerian heritage, has been shot dead in Plumstead, London According to Metropolitan Police, the force was alerted to a car park on Hartville Road, SE18 at 4:54pm on Friday and Aluko was found with critical injuries which later led to his death. A post-mortem examination, held on Saturday at Greenwich Mortuary, gave the cause of death as a gunshot [...]

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    Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

What does the average Nigerian voting adult want? Nothing? Absolutely nothing? Over the past few months, many friends and colleagues have asked me questions like: "Who are we voting for?" "Who will win the 2019 election?" " Who are we supporting?" My answers have varied from question to question to question. To the first, I say, "I don't know. Who do [...]

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    NIS arrests political rally murder suspect — 10 years after fleeing Nigeria

NIS arrests political rally murder suspect — 10 years after fleeing Nigeria

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has apprehended one Isa Idrisa, a Nigerien, who was alleged to have stabbed a man to death in Hadejia, Jigawa state. Garba Abdul, comptroller of NIS in the state, disclosed this when he paraded the suspect before reporters in Dutse on Tuesday. Garba said the suspect stabbed one Suleiman Adamu to death in 2008 and escaped to [...]

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South African police officers to face trial over ‘killing’ of Nigerian

South African authorities would soon arraign its police officers over the alleged killing of Ibrahim Badmus, says Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s consul general in South Africa. Badmus,  a 25-year-old Nigerian student in the Southern Africa country, was killed in October 2017 during a police raid in Vaal near Johannesburg The killing of Nigerians in South Africa has been on the increase in recent times. Adama, [...]

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    Nigerian-born teenager stabbed to death in London

Nigerian-born teenager stabbed to death in London

An 18-year old boy stabbed on Wednesday, in Hackney, London, has been identified as Israel Ogunsola, the son of a Nigerian. Ogunsola’s death is coming 10 days after Abraham Badru, son of Enitan Badru, a member of the house of representatives, was shot dead in the UK. At least six people Nigerians have been killed in London attacks in 2018 alone. Ogunsola, already [...]

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    Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Nigerian shortlisted for Commonwealth Youth Awards

Omowumi Ogunrotimi, a Nigerian, has been shortlisted for the 2018 Commonwealth Youth Awards. Ogunrotimi made the 20-man shortlist as a result of her contribution towards the achievement of the fifth sustainable development goal, gender equality, in the country. She is the founder of Gender Mobile, a platform which aims to increase the reportage and reduce the incidence of gender-based violence through coordination of [...]

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