Nigerian’s advised not to travel to the U.S. ‘without any compelling or essential reasons’

  Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, advised Nigerians that do not have a compelling or urgent reason to travel to the U.S., to postpone their travel plans until the immigration policy  under the Donald Trump administration’s is clear. Through a statement by her media assistant, Abdurrahman Read more about Nigerian’s advised not to travel to the U.S. ‘without any compelling or essential reasons’[…]

Nigerian become 1st black female President of the Harvard Law Review

  Imelme Umana has become the first female president of the Harvard Law Review, a post previously occupied  by former United States President Barack Obama in 1990. Imelme a PhD candidate  who  belongs to the 2018 Harvard Law School class, joins the Review as the 131st President, for which  7 US Supreme Court judges have previously Read more about Nigerian become 1st black female President of the Harvard Law Review[…]

Nigerian Federal Government to Release $300 million Diaspora Bond in March 2017

Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun  Nigerian Finance Minister , Kemi Adeosun, announced the release of a $300 million Diaspora Bond, by March 2017, which was approved by the National Assembly. Speaking on the Bond, Mrs Adeosun stated: “The diaspora bond which the National assembly has been approved where Nigerian in the diaspora who wants to invest Read more about Nigerian Federal Government to Release $300 million Diaspora Bond in March 2017[…]

Nigerian becomes first African Bishop in Church of England in 20 years

Image Credit: Southwark Anglican  Reverend Dr. Woyin Karowei Dorgu has been appointed as a Bishop of Woolwich by the Church of England, the first African Bishop the Church has seen in 20 years. Dr Dordu, who is currently a Vicar at St John the Evangelist, Upper Holloway, and Woowich and a Prebendary of St Paul’s Read more about Nigerian becomes first African Bishop in Church of England in 20 years[…]

London’s first Young People Laureate is 26 Year Old Nigerian, Caleb Oluwafemi, an English Teacher, Poet, Filmmaker, Photographer and Mosh Pit Organiser.

Image Credit: Caleb Femi   Caleb Oluwafemi has been named the first young people’s Laureate for London. A poet laureate is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, often expected to compose poems for special events and occasions. Caleb, from Peckham, South-East London, was selected for the role by a panel which consisted Read more about London’s first Young People Laureate is 26 Year Old Nigerian, Caleb Oluwafemi, an English Teacher, Poet, Filmmaker, Photographer and Mosh Pit Organiser.[…]

Nigerian banks suspend ATM card use abroad

As the dollar scarcity in Nigeria continues, banks in Nigeria suspend the use of their ATM cards abroad. The banks include Guaranty Trust Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank and Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria. Suspension also includes use of bank cards for online transactions using foreign currencies. Suspension of the use of the cards will have a large Read more about Nigerian banks suspend ATM card use abroad[…]

21 Chibok girls released after 913 days in Boko Haram Captive

  21 Chibok girls have been released by the Boko Haram group after intervention from Switzerland and the International Red Cross. The release of the girls is the result of negotiations between the Red cross and the Switzerland government with the militant group, although the exact details of the negotiations are currently unknown. It is Read more about 21 Chibok girls released after 913 days in Boko Haram Captive[…]

Nigeria given $92.73million from the U.S. to fight poverty

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced to provide Nigeria with $92.73 million. The aid will be in addition to the five-year $2.3 billion agreement signed with the Nigerian Government in 2015 for developmental assistance, bringing the total of development assistance provided to Nigeria by the U.S. to $474.74 million. USAID Mission Director, Read more about Nigeria given $92.73million from the U.S. to fight poverty[…]

U.S Lists 20 Nigerian States as Unsafe to Travel to

The United States of America has listed the following 20 Nigerian States as unsafe for their citizens to travel to due to security issues:   Adamawa Borno Yobe Bauchi Bayelsa Delta Edo Gombe Imo Jigawa Kaduna Kano Katsina Kebbi Kogi Niger Plateau Rivers Sokoto Zamfara.   The directive read: “Based on safety and security risk Read more about U.S Lists 20 Nigerian States as Unsafe to Travel to[…]

Former Cleaner Creates Healthy Food Range Stocked in Selfridges

Image credit: Gym Bites Against all odds British-Nigerian Alexis Oladipo, turned her life around from being a Cleaner to having her healthy food range, ‘Gym Bites‘, being shelved in Selfridges.   After completing a degree in Media and Culture from Roehampton University, Alexis was unable to obtain a job and fell into depression. Through her depression, Read more about Former Cleaner Creates Healthy Food Range Stocked in Selfridges[…]