Posts Tagged “Diaspora”

ADEDAMOLA “DAMOLA” OJEIKERE: NIGERIAN FROM HOMELESSNESS TO THE U.S. NAVY, HOW DID HE DO IT?

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ADEDAMOLA “DAMOLA” OJEIKERE: NIGERIAN FROM HOMELESSNESS TO THE U.S. NAVY, HOW DID HE DO IT?

By Kelly Roncace When Adedamola “Damola” Ojeikere was 19 years old, he found himself homeless. Today, he is a Seaman Recruit in the United States Navy. In 2014, while searching for a place to sleep, Damola visited the Crossroads Program in Willingboro, and was taken in through the program’s Rites of Passage Transitional Housing program….

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

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TWO WEEKS IN NIGERIA (AN AMERICAN’S EXPERIENCE/LESSONS)

My father was born in Isuikwuato, Nigeria, and after immigrating to America started Living Hope Christian Ministries. For nearly 30 years, my parents have traveled to rural villages in Nigeria with a team of American doctors, nurses and volunteers with the sole goal of saving lives. Living Hope works for weeks in these villages, removing hernias, lipomas, cataracts and extracting teeth.

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NIGERIA’S DIASPORA REMITTANCES HIT $21B

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NIGERIA’S DIASPORA REMITTANCES HIT $21B

A total of $21 billion was remitted to the country by Nigerians in Diaspora in the last one year, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, has said. Lawal who spoke during the 2016 Diaspora Day press briefing yesterday, said the Federal Government has approved waivers for drugs, roofing sheets,…

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NIGERIA’S DIASPORA IS AN ASSET TO UK, SAYS UK ENVOY TO NIGERIA

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NIGERIA’S DIASPORA IS AN ASSET TO UK, SAYS UK ENVOY TO NIGERIA

According to him, new areas of opportunity are emerging across a variety of sectors as Nigeria develops and grows. “Opportunities exist across sectors such as agriculture, infrastructure, technology, solid minerals, education and training, among others,” he said. Howell said the successful 2015 presidential election had helped to solidify Nigeria’s democratic credentials, adding with just over a year in government, the administration had made meaningful strides. “The extent of success for trade and investment will of course also depend on the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reforms.

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Akinwande, Nigerian professor who will receive America’s highest research award

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Akinwande, Nigerian professor who will receive America’s highest research award

Deji Akinwande, a professor at the University of Texas Austin, is one Nigerian scaling hurdles, pushing boundaries and breaking stereotypes.   Akinwande has been identified by President Barack Obama, as one of the recipients of “the highest honour bestowed by the US government for science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research…

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BRAIN DRAIN: 32-Year-Old Nigerian Doctor Opens Her Own Emergency Room in Houston, TX

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BRAIN DRAIN: 32-Year-Old Nigerian Doctor Opens Her Own Emergency Room in Houston, TX

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Foyekemi Ikyaator, emergency room physician and Medical Director ofLife SaversER, located in Houston, Texas.   Life Savers Emergency Room was created to meet the medical needs of Houston. They are a stand-alone emergency room, meaning they are not attached to…

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Bringing Home Nigerian Professionals Abroad (Guardian Editorial)

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Bringing Home Nigerian Professionals Abroad  (Guardian Editorial)

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu’s invitation to Nigerian scientists, researchers, and experts in various fields to come home as their country needs them desperately is most appropriate. That call issued at his meeting with delegations from the National Mathematical Centre, African Mathematical Union, and African Academy of Sciences should, indeed, be seen…

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FOREIGN RELATIONS: NIGERIA MUST CHANGE ITS STEPS ON DIPLOMATIC OWAMBE DANCE FLOOR.

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FOREIGN RELATIONS: NIGERIA MUST CHANGE ITS STEPS ON DIPLOMATIC OWAMBE DANCE FLOOR.

At an African store in the UK, I once saw packaged Ghanaian Jollof. Imagine that! Me I no gree! Hides from Kano tanneries are labelled Moroccan Leather in the global commodities market. This has to stop before Togo claims our Ofada. Nigerianization must begin now.

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FG realizes over $25b from Nigerians in Diaspora -Onyeama

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FG realizes over $25b from Nigerians in Diaspora -Onyeama

Nigerians in Diaspora contributed between $20 billion to $25 billion to the Federal Government coffer, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama said yesterday. He disclosed that the ministry is making plans to build a strong data base that would capture Nigerians living in 119 countries for a good business partnership among Nigerians. The…

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Coach Banned for Calling Nigerian Player ‘black idiot’ – The Cable

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Coach Banned for Calling Nigerian Player ‘black idiot’ – The Cable

Marko Nikolac, coach of Slovenia’s league leaders Olimpija, has been handed a seven-game ban for calling Blessing Eleke, a Nigerian player in the club, a “black idiot”. Nikolic was caught on camera saying “look at that idiot” while Eleke was celebrating an equaliser in the game against rival Zavrc. The coach felt Eleke spent too long celebrating…

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