Nigerians Held Captive in Lebanon Arrive Abuja

Temitope Ariwolo, a 31-year-old female Nigerian who was abused by her employers in Lebanon and prevented from leaving the country, and other Nigerians held captive in similar circumstances have arrived in the country. The House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora had on Thursday announced their impending return, after a closed-door meeting with the Lebanese ambassador […]

FG scratches surface as NIPOST suffocates under pressures

Federal government recently said it will carve out three subsidiary companies out of the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) with the hopes of turning around the fortunes of the tottering giant. According to Alex Okoh, director-general, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), three commercial ventures to be carved out of NIPOST as NIPOST Properties and Development Company; […]

238 Nigerians stranded in Turkey arrive Abuja

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, NIDCOM, have announced that Two Hundred and Thirty-Eight, 238, Nigerians who were stranded in Turkey arrived have at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The Commission confirmed their arrival in a tweet on its official Twitter account on Sunday. According to the commission, the returnees tested negative for COVID-19 but […]

We’ll punish people behind the demolition of Nigeria High Commission’s building —Ghana Govt

The Ghanaian government on Sunday condemned the demolition of a building owned by the Nigeria High Commission by “unknown persons” in Accra. In a statement issued by the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, the Ghanaian government said it would go after the perpetrators of the act. Armed men had on Friday stormed the staff […]

Nigeria: ACCI President Urges Govt to Review ‘Obsolete’ Nigeria-India Economic Ties

The President, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Prince Adetokunbo Kayode has called on the federal government to renegotiate economic ties between Nigeria and India to achieve a win-win situation. He noted that the existing 1973 trade agreement between both countries had become obsolete and needed a review for their mutual benefits going forward. […]

NDDC shuts down operations, directs officials to go into self-isolation

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) hurriedly shut down its operations on Thursday. The NDDC, through an internal memo announcing the shutdown, directed all its workers to go into self-isolation for two weeks, creating an impression of a COVID-19 scare within the commission’s headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. “All activities in the Commission including ongoing matters […]

Lagos supports 2,204 businesses in one year to reduce unemployment

Lagos State Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs Yetunde Arobieke said the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has supported 2,204 businesses to expand with the aim of reducing unemployment in the state. Speaking at the Year 2020 annual ministerial press briefing to mark the one year of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in office, Arobieke: […]