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PH firms in Nigeria ‘doing very well’ – foreign minister

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Nigerian Foreign Minister Olugbenga Ayodeji Ashiru visits the country to meet with DFA Secretary Albert del Rosario. He expressed satisfaction with the meeting and hopes that the two countries will be able to improve economic ties.

The Nigerian Foreign Minister expressed satisfaction with his recent visit to the Philippines to meet with his counterpart in the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Filipino among 7 foreigners kidnapped in Nigeria

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A shadow Islamic extremist group has claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of seven foreign workers in northern Nigeria.

Posted: February 18th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

Owners extend sympathy to kin of PH seaman killed in hijacking off Nigeria

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Pyxis Maritime Corp

The owners and managers of a ship attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast on February 4 have assured the family of a Filipino seaman killed in the failed hijack attempt of support and guaranteed the safety of eight other Filipinos who suffered no harm in the incident.

Posted: February 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino killed in hijacking of tanker off Nigeria—DFA

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DFA spokesman Raul Hernandez. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

A Filipino seafarer was killed when an unidentified group of pirates hijacked a chemical tanker off the coast of Nigeria on Feb. 4, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Government lifts OFW deployment ban in Libya, Nigeria, South Sudan

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Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The government has lifted the ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to Nigeria, Libya and South Sudan.

Posted: March 23rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipino, Russian sailors seized off Nigeria coast in ‘good health’—MEND

Three sailors abducted when their cargo ship was attacked by pirates off the Nigerian coast this week are “in good health”, an armed militant group said Friday.

Posted: March 3rd, 2012 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Pirates kidnap two in attack off Nigeria—watchdog

Armed pirates opened fire on a cargo ship in an attack off the Nigerian coast, kidnapping the captain and chief engineer and robbing the crew before escaping, a maritime watchdog said Wednesday.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Nigeria bombings prompt delay in lifting of OFW ban

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The recent spate of bombings in Nigeria has prompted the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to hold in abeyance its recommendation to lift the deployment ban on overseas Filipino workers (OFW) to that African country.

Posted: December 30th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Manila extends ban on workers to restive Nigeria

MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines said Thursday it would extend a ban on sending workers to Nigeria after Christmas Day bombings in the oil-rich African country left 40 people dead. The two-year-old ban was to have been lifted by January 1 to allow the movement of thousands of Filipinos seeking to work in Nigeria’s booming energy sector. [...]

Posted: December 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Sailors, oil tanker seized off Nigeria released

A piracy watchdog said sailors and an oil tanker seized by pirates off Nigeria’s oil-rich southern delta have been released.

Posted: November 5th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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