Sudan’s crisis and its implications for West Africa

July 3, 2023 Inwalomhe Donald 0

Islamic backed terror groups in Sudan will put considerable pressure on West African countries like Chad, Nigeria, Mali, Niger and others as a result of collapse of Sudan. At the moment, there is no clear leader in Sudan. The implication of this is that some of the terror groups in Sudan like Janjawid) who are Sudanese Arab militia group that Read More

Dangote doles out millions of naira to Nigerian returnees from Sudan

June 30, 2023 David Agba 0

The Aliko Dangote Foundation(ADF) has offered relief to more Nigerian nationals fleeing the conflict in Sudan. The recent, One Hundred and Twenty-Five (125) persons including many disabled, flown into Abuja by Tarco Airline on Saturday, June 24th, each received N100,000 naira and dignity packs courtesy of the Aliko Dangote Foundation. It will be recalled that over 2,278 returnees received N100,000 Read More

FG evacuates 2,518 Nigerians stranded in Sudan

The federal government has successfully evacuted 2,518 Nigerians caught in the armed conflict in Sudan. Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) spokesperson, Abdulrahman Balogun, made this known, Saturday evening, in an update on the multi-agency programme initiated by the Federal government to evacuate interested Nigerians stranded in Sudan. He said 173 additional evacuees, made up of 140 adults, three infants, and Read More

Sudan crisis: Providing a cautionary tale to Nigeria

May 11, 2023 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

Sudan is profusely bleeding on the strength of its current painful war. It is such a great country with an interesting history. The country has a huge land mass- third in Africa. And its strategically located- close to the Red sea- “….vital artery for the world economy.” It is a beneficiary of the famous Nile- making it fertile for agriculture Read More

Evacuation: Another batch of Nigerians arrive Abuja from Sudan [PICTURES]

Another batch of Nigerians evacuated from on-going armed conflict in Sudan have arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday May 11, 2023. According to officials, another batch was being expected later same day. Nigeria in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) spokesperson, Abdulrahman Balogun, made this known in an online post. The information on NIDCOM official Twitter handle read, “Another batch Read More

Sudan: JAMB reveals plans for Nigerian student returnees

May 10, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

Succour has come the way of Nigerian students being evacuated from the armed conflict in Sudan as the Registar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has assured that the Board would provide necessary infrastructure to enable them complete their education in Nigerian Universities, if they so wish. Oloyede gave the cheering news while receiving a delegation led Read More

Sudan: Where Abati misfires

May 10, 2023 Ali M.Ali 0

“…But the Nigerian government always disappoints, and that is precisely what they are doing in Sudan…” Reuben Abati May 4, 2023Let me state upfront that I am a parent to one of the just evacuated students trapped in war torn Sudan. His mother and me were hugely relieved when the Max Airline flight 611 from Azwan in Egypt touched down Read More

Sudan and outcomes of wars

May 9, 2023 Dantala Belli 0

A vicious power struggle between the Sudanese regular army and the country’s paramilitary force called the Rapid Support Force (RSF) is the cause of the current fighting in the sudanese capital, Khartoum, and elsewhere in the country. General Abdel Fattah-al Burhan, the country’s head of state, disagreed with his deputy and leader of the RSF, General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo,  on Read More

Sudan: Zulum receives 106 Borno indigene-returnees

May 9, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

Borno state governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has called on the United Nations and the international community to intervene over the simmering crisis bedevilling Sudan with a view to bringing to an end the civil war in the country. The governor made the call on Monday when he received Borno state indigenes, including students living in Sudan that were evacuated Read More

Nigerian returnees from war-torn Sudan

May 8, 2023 Admin III 0

Reports on the arrival of 130, 000 Nigerians at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja from war-ravaged Sudan at the weekend were quite reassuring. The evacuees arrived the airport with Taco Airlines about 4pm with 128 females and children and two male adults. This flows from the initial glitches in the evacuation of Nigerians and the anxiety it created in Read More

Pictures: 8th batch of 129 stranded Nigerians from Sudan arrive Abuja

May 8, 2023 Admin III 0

One hundred and twenty-nine Nigerians fleeing from the war-ravaged Sudan have arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. This was confirmed by the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) who stated in a Twitter post that this makes it the eighth batch of evacuees, bringing the total number of evacuees to 1,600. The statement read, “The 8th batch of Read More

Pictures: More stranded Nigerians from Sudan arrive Abuja

As part of on-going effort to evacuate all interested Nigerian citizens from the armed conflict in Sudan, the multi-agency taskforce, Saturday afternoon, received the 4th batch of returnees who boarded Tarco Aircraft B737-300 from Port Sudan International Airport at 7.20am Sudanese local time. Highlight of inter-ministerial briefing on the return on the new set of evacuees consisting 123 adults and Read More

Sudan: NiDCOM gives update on stranded Nigerians

May 5, 2023 Admin III 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), has said that 128 female and two male evacuees have departed Port Sudan and are expected to arrive in Abuja around 2:30 pm to 3 pm on Friday. This was disclosed in a tweet shared on their Twitter page. The commission write, “Aircraft: B737-300 Company: Tarco Airline Left Port Sudan International Airport today, 5th Read More

The cry of distressed Nigerians in war-torn Sudan

May 5, 2023 Lawan Bukar Maigana 0

It is still raging. The fight in Sudan between two factional military groups which started on April 15, about two weeks ago, has left hundreds of persons dead. Thousands have also fled for their safety. A large number of foreigners in Sudan, especially diplomats and students, have been evacuated by their governments. But some are still stranded in the Sahara Read More

Sudan: When Generals disagree, implications for Nigeria

May 4, 2023 Admin III 0

With air strikes in Khartoum, Darfur and other cities of Sudan resuming just hours after the ceasefire, one would only wonder what next to expect in the conflict-torn country. The current conflict in Sudan which started on April 15 is the result of the lingering rivalry between two Generals: Sudanese president, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, and his deputy, Gen. Mohammed Read More

Breaking: 350 stranded Nigerians from Sudan arrive Egypt, head to Nigeria

May 3, 2023 Admin III 0

Another batch of stranded Nigerians have been evacuated from war-torn Sudan and have arrived Egypt on Wednesday May 3, 2023. In a tweet via a statement by the Nigerians in Diaspora Comission (NiDCOM), the evacuated Nigerians are about now boarding flight from Egypt after they arrived safely from Sudan. The statement reads, “350 passengers arrived Aswan Airport at about 9.30 Read More

Sudan evacuation: NiDCOM speaks on Ethnic bias allegation

May 2, 2023 Paul Okah 0

The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has denied an allegation against its chairman, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, that she prevented some Nigerians, especially of the South-east extraction, from boarding buses hired by the federal government to evacuate stranded Nigerians from the war-torn Khartoum in Sudan. A statement signed by NiDCOM spokesperson, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, Tuesday, described the allegation by a Coalition of South-East Read More

Breaking: Fire engulfs bus carrying Nigerians from Sudan

May 1, 2023 Admin III 0

One of the buses conveying stranded Nigerians from Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, to Port Sudan, caught fire in the early hours of Monday. Twenty-six buses conveying the stranded Nigerians left Al Razi around 12:am on Monday for Port Sudan. This was disclosed in a statement by Sani Aliyu a Nigerian diasporan living in Sudan on Monday. He said, “One of Read More

Breaking: At last, Egypt opens border for stranded Nigerians

May 1, 2023 Admin III 0

The Egypt government has agreed to open its border for stranded Nigerians evacuating war-torn Sudan, after the intervention of the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari. This was disclosed in a short statement on the verified Twitter handle of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), on Monday. The statement reads: “With the intervention of President Buhari, Egypt has finally opened its border Read More

Sudan: Home, sweet home

April 30, 2023 Tahir Ibrahim Tahir 0

Sudan has been a hotbed of conflicts in the last twenty years. It has seen so many military take overs, ethnic conflicts, and has had two civil wars. A culturally very rich country, it is also rich in mineral resources especially Gold. Aside its internal political and ethnic tensions and its resource endowments, its proximity to the Arabian peninsula adds Read More

Evacuation plane shot in Sudan

April 28, 2023 Admin III 0

A Turkish evacuation plane coming into land at an airbase outside Sudan’s capital, Khartoum, has been fired at, Turkey’s defence ministry confirms. No-one was injured and it landed safely at Wadi Seidna, where it was being checked. Sudan’s army blamed paramilitary fighters for firing at the aircraft and damaging its fuel system. The Rapid Support Forces (RSF) denied the allegation, Read More

Sudan: Nigerians among those evacuated by Saudi government – Official

April 28, 2023 Admin III 0

Following the crisis from the war-torn Sudan, not fewer than ten Nigerians were among the 2,544 evacuated by the Saudi Arabia government from Sudan. This was disclosed in a statement by the Saudi Arabian embassy in Abuja on Friday. The statement reads, “In continuation of the evacuation efforts being made by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the directives of Read More

FG reveals number of students stranded in Sudan

April 28, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Thursday that 5,500 Nigerian students would be evacuated from Sudan. She said this at the weekly ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Team. She said there are over three million Nigerians residing in Sudan and efforts are being made to evacuate as much as possible from Sudan, Read More

Breaking: First set of stranded Nigerians in Sudan arrive Egypt

April 27, 2023 Admin III 0

The first set of stranded Nigerians in Sudan have arrived in Aswan, Egypt. The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa,in a tweet on Thursday night revealed that they arrived late which saw them meet an already closed border but are expected to leave early in the morning and proceed thereafter to the Airport. “The first set has arrived Read More