UK diaspora body swears in new executive committee to run its affairs for the next two years

DIASPORA umbrella body the Central Association of Nigerians in the UK (Canuk) has elected a new set of officials to govern its affairs for the next two years following the successful conclusion of a stormy annual general meeting (AGM) today.

At the volatile meeting which took place at the Nigerian High Commission in London, Emmanuel Namah, the welfare minister had to repeatedly intervene to calm nerves. A faction of the former executive committee led by its chairman Tunde Loye had wanted to annul the elections and extend their tenure in office.

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Super Eagles to face national team of French tourist island Corsica in Ajaccio tonight

NIGERIA'S Super Eagles will face the national team of Corsica today at the Stade Francois Coty in Ajaccio in a friendly game organised to get the squad prepared for its forthcoming World Cup and African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

At the venue on the French island, the play the national team in a warm-up game ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on June 10. As Corsica is technically part of France and not a Fifa-registered member, the game will not count as a Grade A friendly

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Biafra: 50 years after: We are greater together than being apart – Osinbajo

BIAFRA: 50 YEARS AFTER: WE ARE GREATER TOGETHER THAN BEING APART – OSINBAJO

*Says the greatest responsibility of Nigerian leaders today is to give a pathway to unity in diversity.

In a what is seen as a pivotal speech and significant demonstration of the Buhari administration commitment to purposeful nation-building, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has underscored the need for Nigerian leaders to give the younger generation the vision on a pathway to unity in diversity.

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FDI into Nigeria falls by 41% over the first quarter of 2017 dropping to 10 year low

FOREIGN direct investment (FDI) into Nigeria fell by over 41% during the first quarter of 2017 to $9.8.27m compared with the $1.55bn that was recorded during the fourth quarter of 2016 according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Data just published by the NBS reveals that the FDI inflow recorded in the first quarter of 2017 is the lowest seen in 10 years. According to the report tagged the Capital Importation Report, the figure represents a decline of $640.61m from the last quarter of 2016, representing a 41.36% fall.

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IT’S HARD WORK THAT MAKES NATIONS GREAT, SAYS ACTING PRESIDENT OSINBAJO

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IT’S HARD WORK THAT MAKES NATIONS GREAT, SAYS ACTING PRESIDENT OSINBAJO

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has stressed the need for hard work in the civil service in order for Nigeria to actualize its developmental aspirations, noting that, “no matter how much you pray or fast our country cannot grow without doing the hard work that makes nations work.’’

Below is the full text of the Acting President’s address:

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Evander Holyfield donates $3m to Lagos State as part of drive to improve local healthcare

FORMER world heavyweight boxing champ[ions Evander Holyfield has pledged to donate health facilities worth $3m to Lagos State as his contribution to assisting Nigeria overcome her socio-economic challenges.

Earlier this week, Mr Holyfield landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, where he was received with aplomb. He later met with former state governor Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and yesterday he was received by incumbent governor Akinwunmi Ambode at the State House in Alausa.

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UK deports 35 Nigerians as aggressive campaign against migrants gathers momentum

BRITISH immigration authorities deported 35 Nigerians yesterday as part of the government's ongoing aggressive campaign to reduce the number of migrants in the country.

Over recent years, the UK has mounted a fierce drive to deport migrants without residency status and hundreds of Nigerians have been on the receiving end of this campaign. In the wake of the recent decision to leave the European Union, the UK has become more xenophobic and intolerant of migrants.

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Two Nigerians elected mayors in the UK taking charge of Hackney and Thurrock

TWO Nigerians were sworn-in as mayors in the UK yesterday with Tunde Ojetola taking over the head of Thurrock Council in Essex and Soraya Adejare becoming the speaker of the London Borough of Hackney.

Councillor Ojetola, a Conservative councillor for Chafford Hundred has taken over the role from Cathy Kent, the Labour councillor for Grays Thurrock. Over the last year, Councillor Ojetola served as the deputy mayor of the council.

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Thousands of Mancunians queue outside blood donation centres in a bid to assist terror attack victims

THOUSANDS of Mancunians have been queuing all day to donate blood to the victims of last night's terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena which led to the death of 22 people and left 59 injured according to the latest official figures.

Last night, a large crowd gathered at the arena to see American singer Ariana Grande, when a bomb was suddenly detonated. Witnesses reported hearing huge bangs at the venue shortly after gig finished at around 10.30pm yesterday evening.

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Global Nigerian forum of oil and gas business professionals partner NDDIS

ENERGY professionals under the auspices of the The Global Nigeria (TGN) forum have teamed up with the Nigerian Diaspora Direct Investment Summit (NDDIS) to support this year's annual conference taking place in London between July 13 and 15.

Oil and Gas experts will take a stand at the summit to provide information to delegates about partnership and investment opportunities in the sector. The TGN is a response to an identified need for increased collaboration between local companies and Nigerian technical professionals in the Diaspora and has had several conferences in Europe.

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