Revealed: How 21,476 Nigerians overstayed their U.S visas in 2017

Fresh facts have emerged on how about 21,476 Nigerians overstayed their visas to the United States within the last one year. Investigations revealed that those who overstayed their limits included students, workers and tourists, with increase in numbers of those that have refused to return to Nigeria. While illegal immigration by overstaying a visa has revealed that it outweighs a number of people entering by an illegal border crossing, it was, however, gathered that about 700,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the U.S. during a recent 12-month period overstayed…

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Two Nigerians, six others arrested for allegedly stealing $15 million from U.S. firms

Authorities said eight people have been arrested for their alleged roles in an Africa-based cyber conspiracy that U.S. law enforcement officials say defrauded companies and citizens of millions of dollars. Five of the defendants – a Mexican, two Americans, a Ghanaian and a Nigerian – were arrested in the U.S., the Justice Department said. The other three – two Ghanaians and a Nigerian – were arrested outside the U.S. and were being held pending extradition. The arrests were made as part of the department’s efforts to fight schemes to intercept…

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Nigerians’ investments in crytptocurrency hit $5m

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  Nigerians have invested funds in excess of $5 million into the cryptocurrency market in the last few years, New Telegraph has learnt.   Those investments, though against government’s advice, also makes the country one of the early adopters of the various virtual currencies.   Figures released by KureCoin Hub, a Nigerian cyptocurrency platform indicate that Nigerians are making huge contributions to the global cryptocurrency market, whose capitalisation is said to be running into $500 billion. This, however, is despite repeated warnings by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and…

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Again, two Nigerians killed in South Africa

…death figure rises to 118   Death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest victims. The latest killing brings the number of Nigerians killed in the former apartheid enclave since February 2016 to 118. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), up to 800,000 Nigerians, mostly young people, reside in South Africa, according to unofficial estimates.   The Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Mr. Habib Miller, said in a telephone interview that two additional…

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Four Nigerians hospitalised, shops burnt in fresh South African attacks

The Nigerian Community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans. Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter told the News Agency of Nigeria on the telephone from Rustenburg that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday. He said that taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old South African girl and also alleged that Nigerians sold drugs to a local gang that attacked their members.…

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Nigerians have no regard for political ideology – Ohanugo

Hon. Ikem Ohanugo is the governorship candidate of Better Nigerian Progressive Party (BPP) during the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. In this interview with OKEGWO KENECHUKWU, he speaks on the election and political reforms in Nigeria The Anambra State governorship election has come and gone; as a new entrant into the gubernatorial race, what was your experience like? I have learnt many lessons.  I came to understand how money politics has destroyed our peoples’ psyche to the extent that without money one has no say in Nigeria politics.…

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Honours to 12 Nigerians

In today’s world, not many persons dedicate  their lives  to rendering  selfless services  that would   uplift humanity. Most people are usually caught up in the race to acquire wealth and fame to the neglect of caring for the less privileged in the society. However, the few that elect to be different and have  dedicated  their lives to filling the obvious gaps in human existence, usually attract  rewards from some unexpected quarters.  Such rewards often  come not  in monetary terms   but  in  recognition  of these sincere contributions to the…

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Group to FG: Provide succour for suffering Nigerians

Islamic Echo Association of Nigeria has implored the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide succour to the suffering Nigerians in key areas of food, water, road and electricity. The group, which said this during its national biennial conference in Atan Ota, Ogun state, commended the government, in a communiqué at the end of the conference, for shifting focus from oil to Agriculture. “We are not unaware that government is shifting focus from oil to Agriculture. However, the government should provide enabling environment for farmers from planting to harvesting. Take for…

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Probing the death of 26 Nigerians girls

The House of Representatives recently passed a resolution mandating its Committee on Foreign Relations to investigate the death of 26 Nigerians on the Mediterranean Sea. PHILIP NYAM examines how the decision was taken and how far the committee could go in this assignment. This is not the first time Nigerians will lose their lives in an attempt to cross over the Europe either though the sea or the Sahara desert. Every other week, able bodied and energetic young men and women in a desperate attempt to leave the shores of…

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ExxonMobil’s contract finance to Nigerians hits $113m

The contracts finance scheme for local contractors by second biggest International Oil Company (IOC) in terms of assets and production, ExxonMobil Nigeria Unlimited, has hit $113 million.  The ExxonMobil Nigeria Unlimited is one of the country’s highest producers of crude oil, accounting for almost 600,000 barrels per day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids, whose joint venture operation is over 90 offshore platforms from its Qua Iboe terminal operations area in Akwa Ibom State, comprising about 300 producing wells. Chairman of the company, Mr. Paul McGrath, who said this…

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