Friday, August 2, 2019

Tag "Nigerians"

    ‘Let the battle continue’ — Kenyans, Nigerians engage in Twitter feud

‘Let the battle continue’ — Kenyans, Nigerians engage in Twitter feud

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    From Fatoyinbo to Ruga… how social media triggered major actions in six days

From Fatoyinbo to Ruga… how social media triggered major actions in six days

Nigerians are now rising to demand a just society, or so it appears - especially with three major events that dominated the cyberspace within a week. Over the time, powerful people and the government get away with things the masses take as unpleasant. The current trend, as experienced this week, seems revolutionary, but how well and long can this be sustained? We take [...]

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    Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

Nigerian traders ‘under attack’ in Ghana

At least 20 shops belonging to Nigerians were forcibly locked at Suame Magazine in Kumasi, Ashanti region of Ghana, on Monday.According to GhanaWeb, the traders said they were being targetted over the alleged involvement of Nigerian nationals in kidnappings in Ghana.Four Nigerians had been arrested over the alleged kidnap of two Canadians.The arrested suspects were reported to have abducted Bailey Jordan [...]

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    UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

UK jails six Nigerians over internet fraud

Six Nigerian citizens based in the United Kingdom have been jailed for their roles in the theft of millions of pounds from businesses and individuals in the UK and abroad.The Nigerians, related by blood, are Bonaventure Chukwuka, 41; Emmanuel Chukwuka, 27; Christian Chukwuka, 39; Andrew Chukwu, 35; Queen Chukwuka, 32; and Grace Chukwuka, 39.They were among ten persons convicted between [...]

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    Another Nigerian ‘killed’ by South African police

Another Nigerian ‘killed’ by South African police

Ben Okoli, president, Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), has raised alarm over the circumstances surrounding the death of Ebuka Udugbo, a Nigerian citizen, allegedly killed by South African police.Okoli conveyed this message in a letter to the consul general, Nigerian consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa, a copy of which was obtained by NAN in Abuja on Friday.He explained that Udugbo [...]

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    Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Tony Elochukwu, a Nigerian from Nnobi, Anambra state, has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa.Ben Okoli, president of Nigerian citizens association in South Africa (NICASA), disclosed this in a letter sent to Godwin Adams, consular general, Nigerian consulate in Johanesburg.According to the letter, three Nigerians have been killed between April 6 and 9, at different locations in [...]

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    Nine Nigerians arrested in US for ‘$3.5m wire fraud’

Nine Nigerians arrested in US for ‘$3.5m wire fraud’

Nine Nigerians have been arrested in the United States for allegedly defrauding individuals and businesses of more than $3.5 million.Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States attorney for the southern district of New York, and James C. Spero, special agent in charge of the Tampa, Florida, field office of U.S. immigration and customs enforcement’s Homeland security investigations (“HSI”), disclosed this in [...]

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    UAE sentences eight Nigerians to death over 2016 robbery

UAE sentences eight Nigerians to death over 2016 robbery

Eight Nigerians have been sentenced to death in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), for robbery crimes committed in December 2016.The sentence is coming less than three weeks after five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, were arrested.According to Gulf News, an online platform in UAE, Majid Al Muhairi of Sharjah criminal court delivered the verdict after [...]

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    446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

446 Nigerians in UAE prisons, says ambassador

Mohammed Rimi, Nigerian ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, says a total of 446 Nigerians are currently serving different terms in the UAE prisons.Rimi disclosed this during President Muhammadu Buhari’s town-hall meeting with Nigerians in the Emirates on Tuesday.The ambassador said the 446 Nigerians are serving different jail terms for crimes ranging from possession of hard drugs to engaging in [...]

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    Two Nigerians stabbed to death in South Africa

Two Nigerians stabbed to death in South Africa

Two Nigerians have been reportedly killed in South Africa amidst the resurgence of xenophobic attacks.The victims, identified as  Goziem Akpenyi and Bonny Iwuoha, were stabbed to death in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6 respectively.Odefa Ikele, assistant public relations officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), confirmed the killings.The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa [...]

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    Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa says eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country have been released.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.Olubajo said Nigerians [...]

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    VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

VIDEO: Five Nigerians captured robbing bureau de change in UAE

Five Nigerians, who allegedly robbed a bureau de change in Sharjah, United Arab Emirate (UAE), have been arrested.The suspects reportedly fled with cash of different currency worth Dh2.3 million (N226,182,000).According to the Sharjah police, the men barged into the exchange and smashed the glass barrier between the customers and the staff, stole the money in multiple currencies and fled.Two employees at [...]

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    Reverence for God, hard work are the ‘most prized values’ among Nigerians

Reverence for God, hard work are the ‘most prized values’ among Nigerians

A recent survey by Foundation for Values and Normative Change showed that hard work and reverence for God are among the two most highly prized values among Nigerians.The survey was conducted on Facebook between January 27 and February 9, 2019.According to a statement by Tunde Fagbenle, CEO of the foundation, while 25 percent of the respondents said hard work was [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll work harder… this is my last lap

Buhari: I’ll work harder… this is my last lap

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he will not let them down  in his second term which he described as "my last lap".He gave the assurance when the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) paid him a congratulatory visit at the presidential villa, Abuja.Buhari promised to work harder in addressing the challenges facing the country."This is my last lap, I [...]

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    Elections are under threat, says Buhari

Elections are under threat, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption poses a big threat to the general election and the country's democracy.The president said this in an op-ed titled "Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election".Buhari said while his administration is devising ways to tackle corruption, the social vice "innovates to resist the law".He added that he shares the same desire with Nigerians who wish [...]

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    Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Atiku’s aide: A president with this appalling record can never be re-elected

Phrank Shaibu, special assistant on communication to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari will lose the forthcoming presidential poll because Nigerians are hungry and jobless.In a statement on Sunday, Shaibu said over a hundred million Nigerians can not afford a decent meal per day.He said there is no where in the world [...]

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