Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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    Nigerians with expired visas given 3-week ultimatum to leave UAE

Nigerians with expired visas given 3-week ultimatum to leave UAE

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    NBS: 30 percent of households experienced severe food insecurity in June

NBS: 30 percent of households experienced severe food insecurity in June

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says 30 percent of Nigerian households experienced severe food insecurity in June. In its recently released COVID-19 impact monitoring report for June, the bureau said the food security situation in Nigeria substantially worsened after the outbreak of the virus. "About 30 percent of households interviewed in June experienced severe food insecurity due to lack of [...]

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    270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

270 Nigerians evacuated from Egypt

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) says 270 Nigerians have been evacuated from Egypt. In a tweet on Friday, the commission said the evacuees departed Cairo, the country's capital, via Egypt Air. The Nigerians were scheduled to arrive alongside two other nationals at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, by 6pm but arrived at 2:30pm on Friday. NiDCOM added that all the evacuees [...]

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    315 Nigerians evacuated from UAE, Senegal

315 Nigerians evacuated from UAE, Senegal

The federal government has announced the evacuation of 315 Nigerians from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Senegal. Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Monday. While 298 Nigerians arrived Lagos from UAE on Monday, 17 others were brought back to Abuja from Senegal on Sunday. He noted that the evacuees will undergo 14-day self-isolation as directed [...]

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    300 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai

300 Nigerians evacuated from Dubai

A total of 300 Nigerians have been evacuated from Dubai via an Emirates flight to Nnamdi Azikwe international airport in Abuja. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the announcement in a statement on Friday. “300 stranded Nigerian travellers arrive Abuja Airport from Dubai. They all tested negative for COVID-19 before boarding,” Dabiri-Erewa said via a tweet. “They will be tested [...]

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    ‘Leave our country’– S/Africans wage war against Nigerians on Twitter

‘Leave our country’– S/Africans wage war against Nigerians on Twitter

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    Nigerians spent N4.6 trillion eating out in 2019, says NBS

Nigerians spent N4.6 trillion eating out in 2019, says NBS

Nigerians spent N4.598 trillion on food consumed outside the home, the National Bureau of Statistics has revealed.  This is the highest share of expenditure on food and on general food and non-food expenditure in the country for the year 2019. Most of the nation's expenditure came in from Lagos, Oyo, Delta, Rivers, and Kano states -- making up 33.71 percent of total [...]

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    ‘Your flag looks like bedsheet’ — Nigerians, Ugandans trade blows in Twitter clash

‘Your flag looks like bedsheet’ — Nigerians, Ugandans trade blows in Twitter clash

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    As the numbers climb, 39 million Nigerians may be at risk of contracting COVID-19

As the numbers climb, 39 million Nigerians may be at risk of contracting COVID-19

BY SOLA AFOLAYAN The year 2020 brought with it high hopes that is typical of every new year. But right on its heels, was a virus-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which caused the coronavirus disease. Given the high rate of transmission and no official cure or vaccination in sight, a global pandemic was declared. The disease, also known as COVID-19, [...]

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    FG secures release of 60 Nigerians in Tanzania prison

FG secures release of 60 Nigerians in Tanzania prison

The federal government says it secured the release of 60 out of 73 Nigerians serving various jail terms in Tanzania prisons. The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) disclosed the release in a statement by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, its head of media and public relations, on Thursday. NIDCOM said the Nigerian mission in Tanzania had been working on the repatriation of Nigerian prisoners in that country [...]

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    26% of Nigerians believe coronavirus can’t infect ‘children of God’, study claims

26% of Nigerians believe coronavirus can’t infect ‘children of God’, study claims

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    US cracks down on some Nigerians over ‘$30m cyber fraud’

US cracks down on some Nigerians over ‘$30m cyber fraud’

Some Nigerians have been arrested in connection with a $30 million money laundering scheme in the United States. In a statement, the US department of justice said federal agents arrested 24 suspects for their involvement in the large-scale fraud which targeted citizens, corporations, and financial institutions throughout the country. The suspects, who were said to have perpetrated the crimes through business email [...]

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    Oyegun: Nigeria isn’t working… people losing faith in the leaders

Oyegun: Nigeria isn’t working… people losing faith in the leaders

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has wondered why Nigerians are increasingly unhappy with their leaders. Speaking at the 17th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, Oyegun said the citizens are losing hope in their leaders and nation. The former governor of Edo state also said there is a threat to the country's democracy. “I borrow from what [...]

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    Zombification – why Nigerians don’t believe life here should get better

Zombification – why Nigerians don’t believe life here should get better

Religion often does the job. It promises a tomorrow somewhere that is a lot better than here today. And that promise is hinged on supernatural and historical precepts, that often require nothing else from the believer than the worship of the Almighty.  Religion therefore makes many complacent, even as it also empowers a good number, imbuing them with the spirit [...]

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    Nigerians to pay more for Schengen visa from February 2020

Nigerians to pay more for Schengen visa from February 2020

As from February 2, 2020, Nigerians will have to pay an increased fee of €80 when applying for a visa to Schengen countries. Schengen refers to the European Union (EU) passport-free zone that covers 26 European countries. According to an official from the information monitoring and media division of Lithuania, the increase follows the implementation of the updated Schengen visa code adopted [...]

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    Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

The house of representatives says many Nigerians believe that federal lawmakers have not shown any genuine commitment to the growth of the country. The lower legislative chamber also said a lot of citizens do not understand their role, adding that this has contributed to the negative image of the legislature. Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the house, said this on Wednesday during the [...]

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