• Nigeria to join league of countries with Diaspora Policy soon

    Nigeria to join league of countries with Diaspora Policy soon

    Nigerians in diaspora will soon take their pride of place as Foreign Affairs ministry commences the process of joining the league of countries with national  diaspora policies, following the setting up of a technical team saddled with the task of coming up  with final draft of the policy in January 2017.

    Stakeholders reached this resolution after a seven–hour validation seminar in Abuja on the 68-page draft policy jointly organised by the ministry of Foreign Affairs and office of the special assistant […]

  • G9 countries hold talks to tackle cross-border crimes

    G9 countries hold talks to tackle cross-border crimes

    Nigeria and eight other neighbouring countries, on the platform of G9, are holding a summit on how to integrate to curb cross border crimes.

    The other countries that would attend the summit in Abuja on Tuesday are Benin Republic, Cameroun, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Niger, Togo, Sao Tome and Principe, and Ghana.

    Dr. King Adie, President of Global Peace and National Reconciliation Organisation, said the maiden G9 International Multilateral Peace Education, Security, Trans-border Cooperation and Integration Summit would hold in Abuja.

    The summit would […]

  • Check Out 4 Provoking Things Nigerians Do When They Visit Foreign Countries

    Check Out 4 Provoking Things Nigerians Do When They Visit Foreign Countries

    Nigerians are known for their love for traveling around the world. These are some the things they do when they visit other countries.

    The last thing any Nigerian who travels abroad wants to do is look or be different.

    Nigerians generally put in the effort to blend in or endear themselves to the locals in whatever location they find themselves , however, it is amazing to know that despite their intention, certain actions still mark them out, not necessarily in a negative […]

  • African countries must incorporate informal sector in pension schemes, says Obasanjo

    African countries must incorporate informal sector in pension schemes, says Obasanjo

    Former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for inclusion of the informal sector into the pension schemes across African countries.

    The ex-president, while speaking at the ongoing World Pension Summit (WPS) Africa Special in Abuja, yesterday, said poor coverage and non-inclusion of the private sector, the self-employed and informal segment which is increasingly becoming an important pillar of African economies, are also issues which African countries are grappling with.

    “Establishment of a viable pension structure for the informal sector is essential. […]

  • So Inspirational! 7 Prisoners Who Later Became President of Their Countries

    So Inspirational! 7 Prisoners Who Later Became President of Their Countries

    This is an inspirational list of 7 world leaders who rose to the highest realms of power in their various countries after having a spell behind bars.

    These modern-day Josephs, driven by love for their country or ambitions, risked their lives to secure a better future for their people. While it easily can be argued that they are all not saints, the sacrifice made by these people has to be respected.

    Here are seven presidents who rose from prisoners to becoming the […]

  • African citizens can travel freely within all 54 countries by 2018 – AU

    African citizens can travel freely within all 54 countries by 2018 – AU

    The African Union, AU, is working to produce a common electronic passport that will grant holders visa-free access to all 54 member-countries.

    This was contained in a statement by the union on Wednesday.

    AU said the passport was a step towards the fulfilment of the continent’s aspirations as enshrined in Agenda 2063 action plan, which is “to promote greater continental integration and forge a united Africa”.

    AU disclosed that the passports will be distributed to all African citizens by 2018, a plan that […]

  • Nigeria to sign visa-free pact with eight countries – Minister, foreign Affairs

    Nigeria to sign visa-free pact with eight countries – Minister, foreign Affairs

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says plans have been concluded to sign visa-free pacts with a bloc of eight African countries to promote economic partnership on the continent.

    Onyeama announced this in Abuja on Tuesday at a news conference to mark one-year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration.

    The minister, who did not disclose the names of the countries making up the bloc, noted with concern that trading among African countries had been very low.

    He, however, said with the new idea […]