Tag: Nigerians in America

Tiwa Savage Pleads With Beyoncé To Speak Up About #EndSARs Movement In Nigeria

Protests have erupted in Nigeria as citizens are calling for an end to police brutality. The “#EndSARS” movement has been reignited in recent months as Nigerians have taken to the streets to protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, known as SARS.

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#EndSARS: Transnational Solidarities Between Nigerians And The Diaspora

By The Organization for World Peace

For years Nigeria’s Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) has been accused of extorting, assaulting, illegally detaining and threatening civilians with impunity despite many incidents being recorded on camera. The unit has been directly responsible for the consistent harassment and deaths of many young Nigerians.

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Black immigrants find camaraderie, divide amid protests

By HALELUYA HADERO | Associated Press

Inspired by the global protests against systemic racism and police brutality, Nigerian American blogger Nifesimi Akingbe donned a black shirt that read “I am Black history,” and began recording a video. Akingbe then went on to list her frustrations about racism in America and directed her message to Black immigrant communities like her own: This is your battle, too.

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Nantomah Joseph James |My American dream was sold to me by Vice President Mike Pence

By Editor| The Guardian Nigeria

Nantomah Joseph James, President, Prosperity for Africa, a non-profit organization working with black communities in America to grow their businesses, has revealed how American politician and lawyer, Mike Pence, sold to him his American dream; an experience which, according to him, has continued to inspire his philosophy of philanthropy since 2018.

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US elections |Trump is popular with Nigerians despite visa bans

By Yomi Kazeem | Quartz Africa

Since US president Donald Trump took office in 2016, Nigeria has been one of the targets of several of his administration’s anti-immigration policies and negative comments. But he remains quite popular in the world’s largest Black country by population.

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American firm Stripe acquires Nigeria’s Paystack for $200M+

By Ingrid Lunden | Techcrunch

Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, like Stripe, provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API.

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Nigeria is the only African country barred from US visa lottery for 2022

By Chike Olisah| Nairametrics

The United States government has barred Nigerian citizens from participating in the US Visa Lottery for 2022. This disclosure is contained in a document, ‘Instructions for the 2022 diversity immigrant visa program (dv-2022)’ obtained from the US Department of States website on Thursday, October 15, 2020.

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US elections | The African evangelicals praying for Trump to win

By Dickens Olewe | BBC News

Despite making pejorative remarks about Africa, US President Donald Trump has attracted a devout following among some Christians on the continent.

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Titus Olowokere | Atlanta based Trade Council Boss gets appointment in Nigeria

By Thepagenews

The Executive Director, U.S.-Nigeria Trade Council USA, Titus Olowokere has been appointed member of the Technical Working Group on Business Environment, Trade Competitiveness and Product Space Mapping ( BETCPSM) in Nigeria.

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Austin Chenge | Nigerian-American joins race to be Michigan governor

By Freedom Reporter 

A 34-year-old Nigerian, Austin Chenge, is in the race for the governorship position in the state of Michigan in the United States (U.S.), come year 2022.

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