The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation – Qatar Chapter (NIDO-Qatar) formerly the Nigerian Community in Qatar Association (Dohanaija) was formed by a group of eminent Nigerians in 2002 as a social, non-religious and non-political forum where members can mingle, get-together as well as provide support for one another. The organisation operates as a charitable entity and its main financial sources are from fees, levies, voluntary contributions, donations and grants……
Arise, O compatriots, Nigeria’s call obey
To serve our fatherland
With love and strength and faith
The labour of our heroes past
Shall never be in vain
To serve with heart and might
One nation bound in freedom, peace and unity.
Oh God of creation, direct our noble cause
Guide our leader’s right
Help our youth the truth to know
In love and honesty to grow
And living just and true
Great lofty heights attain
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I pledge to Nigeria my Country
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So help me God.
Fellow Nigerians and friends of Nigeria, it is an honour to welcome you to our website, which doubles as both an interactive platform for our members and source of information and communication to our numerous stakeholders. The current Executive Council came into office following a highly competitive, but free and fair general elections held on June 5th 2015. My commendations go to the ….
Message from the Charge d’affaires of the Embassy of Nigeria, Qatar
HE ENOCH DUCHI, CHARGE D’AFFAIRES
Nigerians in Diaspora Organization – State of Qatar Chapter is witnessing the most transformational shake-up since the coming on board of the present Executive Council. The President of the Chapter, Mr. Amadi Nwokocha and his team are full of zeal to move the organization to greater heights. As he continues in this effort with his Executives to ….
THE former secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr. Temitope Aluko, has alleged that the June 21, 2014 governorship polls in the state that led to the emergence of Chief Ayodele Fayose as governor, was never an election but a coup against the people.
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CONFUSION reigned, yesterday, in most parts of Anambra State following the ruling of the Supreme Court sacking all members of the National Assembly elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The Supreme Court ruled that the list of nominated candidates in the last election from the Ejike Oguebego-led executive of Anambra State PDP was the only one to be recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
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The Supreme Court has upheld the outcome of the April 11, 2015 governorship election that brought Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to power.The apex court in a unanimous judgment, restored the declaration of Wike as the valid winner of the poll by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.Justice Kekere-Ekun, who delivered the lead verdict, held that three separate appeals filed by Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and INEC, were meritorious.Concurrent judgments of both the Rivers State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and that of the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal were all set aside by the Supreme Court.
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The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP says it rsquo;s shocked to learn of the grand plot by certain desperate politicians in the State to eliminate its chairman, Bro Felix Obuah. Describing the plot as callous and barbaric, the PDP through a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Jerry Need ...
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To help make service and repairs easier for car owners in Qatar, the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC) has established nine new warranty clauses that must be followed by local dealerships.
The clauses apply during the sale of new and near-new cars, and outline an owner’s rights in getting a vehicle serviced or repaired at any garage without voiding the terms of their warranty.
A total of 22 dealers, representing 48 brands, have given written confirmation that they will comply with the rules, in accordance with law No. 19 of 2006, the Protection of Competition and Prevention of Monopolistic Practices, MEC said in a statement in Arabic.
Teyseer Motors – Suzuki;
Taleb Trading – Daihatsu;
Q-Auto – Volkswagen and Audi;
Domasco – Volvo, Honda and JAC Motors;
Ibn Ajayan – Skoda and Seat;
Almana Motors – Ford, Peugeot and Lincoln;
Al Jaida Automotive – Chevrolet;
Mannai Corporation – GMC, Cadillac and Subaru;
Abdullah Abdulghani & Bros – Toyota and Lexus;
Alfardan automobiles – Jaguar, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, BMW, Mini, Maserati and Ferrari;
Alhamad Almana – Renault, Infiniti and Nissan;
United Cars Almana – Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge;
Qatar Motors – Mitsubishi and Fuso;
Al Boraq Automobiles – Porsche;
Nasser bin Khaled Automobiles – Mercedes Benz;
National Car Company – Mazda and Hyundai;
Al-Attiya Motors – KIA;
Al Naael Company – Citroen, Ssangyong;
Jaidah Heavy Equipment – Isuzu;
Al Hamad Automobiles Co – Chery, JAC Motors and TATA;
Al Wajba Motors – McLaren and Bentley; and
New Trade Engineering – Fiat and Alfa Romeo.
The new terms have been introduced to encourage car dealers to improve their performance and to become more competitive, while also raising standards of maintenance and repairs, the MEC said.
Car dealers were ordered to relax their warranty rules last summer. Previously, buyers could only undertake repairs and servicing at the main dealer or risk voiding their warranty.
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Saying this amounted to a monopoly, the MEC said at the time that dealers must “give vehicle owners the freedom to choose which shops do maintenance work and repair their cars.”
Dealers that don’t comply could incur a fine of up to QR5 million and confiscation of their profits, the MEC’s Committee for Competition Protection and Prevention of Monopolistic Practices warned in a statement issued in September.
The move followed customer complaints about high prices for servicing and repairs conducted at the main dealerships.
According to the new warranty terms, dealers must not include any restrictive clauses or vague terms that could limit customers’ choice of which garage to go to for repairs and servicing for a car within its warranty period.
Customers should be free to chose any garage, provided that they keep a receipt that shows repairs or servicing was carried out on time and according to the terms detailed by the car manufacturer.
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Additionally, car owners can choose to use oil, filters or other spare parts that are of the same specification as the original parts, as long as they are accredited for use by the vehicle’s manufacturer.
Spare parts that don’t meet the manufacturer’s technical specifications can void that part of the warranty, but not the coverage for other parts of the car.
And, in line with current practice in the US, dealers must prove that damage occurred in a car as a result of maintenance work that didn’t comply with technical requirements before taking any action on the warranty.
Dealers also cannot incorporate the cost of repairs or servicing into the sale price of a car, unless as part of a promotion that has been pre-approved by authorities, and any changes to dealers’ warranty booklets must be submitted to the Competition Protection Department for acceptance.
The MEC warns customers who chose third-party garages to undertake services or repairs that they should keep all receipts, which should detail the job done and the date it was undertaken.
Car buyers are also encouraged to carefully read dealers’ warranty books to ensure they comply with the new terms.
Complaints can be lodged by calling the MEC’s hotline (16001), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or through Twitter, @MEC_Qatar.
The new rules aim to help improve customer confidence in Qatar’s automotive industry.
Late last year, the MEC found that Qatar residents were largely dissatisfied with the country’s car dealers.
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A poll of 4,000 residents conducted by the ministry found that people felt they are paying more for new cars and spare parts than those living in other countries in the Gulf. They also expressed little confidence in car dealers and service centers.
However, dealers have said that, contrary to perceptions, spare parts cost largely the same across all GCC states.
Subhash Joshi – the head of consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s automotive department in the Middle East, said in an interview with bq magazine earlier this year:
“With open boundaries across the GCC, it is difficult to drive price differentiation at an overall level … The prices in Oman are slightly higher than UAE and KSA, but there is only a minimal difference and it is limited to a few auto part categories only.”
(The post Nearly two dozen Qatar car dealers agree to new warranty rules is from Doha News.)
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Qatar’s national carrier has become the first local company to be listed among an annual ranking of the world’s top 500 brands, according to UK-based strategy company Brand Finance.
Qatar Airways joins three other Gulf companies – fellow airline Emirates and telecom companies STC and Etisalat – in a list otherwise dominated by brands from the US, China, Japan and Europe.
To compile its Global 500 list, Brand Finance analyzed a company’s annual marketing spend, its familiarity, customer loyalty, staff satisfaction and its corporate reputation, giving each company a ranking on its Brand Strength Index (BSI.)
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Qatar Airways was listed as the 451st most valuable brand.
Emirates meanwhile is 171st, up 34 places from last year’s list; Saudi Arabia’s STC is 255th, down six places; and the UAE’s Etisalat is 319th, up 25 places from last year.
Topping the rankings this year is Apple, followed by fellow global giants Google, Samsung and Amazon.
The ranking comes as Qatar Airways unveils a new branding campaign, “Going Places Together,” that includes an unorthodox safety video featuring famous athletes from Spanish football club FC Barcelona.
With new routes to the US, as well as plans to fly to Australia and New Zealand, the carrier has been expanding rapidly.
This is despite a row with US airlines over unfair competition claims and criticism from trade groups about the treatment of the airline’s workers.
Speaking to Doha News, Robert Haigh, Communications Director at Brand Finance, said that the Qatar Airways “staff” score in the index – used to calculate the company’s ranking – was “down significantly” suggesting that recent high profile criticism of working conditions of the airline’s cabin crew “may well have had an effect.”
He added that this meant that the company’s brand value growth was “lower than it could have been.”
Video stillQatar Airways safety video
Brand Finance assessed Qatar Airways’ brand to be worth around $3.5 billion, compared to Emirates’ $7.7 billion, STC’s $5.6 billion and Etisalat’s $4.6 billion.
Aside from Qatar Airways and Emirates, seven other airlines made the list: Delta (218th), American (227th), British Airways (316th), United (327th), Air China (364th), Southwest (426th), and China Eastern (464th).
This story was edited at 2100 on February 1st to add new comment from Brand Finance on Qatar Airways’ “staff” scoring.
(The post Qatar Airways ranks among world’s top 500 brands for the first time is from Doha News.)
A new recreational area in West Bay that was supposed to open to the public today will now launch on Feb. 15. Magical Festival Village announced the change on its Instagram page, but did not explain the reason for the delay.
The area, which is adjacent to Katara Cultural Village, will include a range of exhibitions, shows, shops, restaurants, a dancing fountain and an outdoor “ice-skating” rink.
(The post Magical Festival Village in Qatar postpones opening by two weeks is from Doha News.)
QNAQatar bid team celebrates as Doha named host city for 2023
Doha has been named as the host city for the 2023 FINA World Championships and FINA World Masters Championships, marking the first time the swimming and aquatic event will take place in the Middle East.
After final presentations in Budapest, Hungary yesterday, the FINA bureau chose Qatar’s capital over the Chinese city of Nanjing.
While Doha has hosted several FINA events in recent years, including the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships, this will be the first time it will have the International Swimming Federation’s flagship event.
In a statement, Secretary General of the Qatar Olympic Committee, Dr. Thani Abdulrahman Al-Kuwari, said:
“Hosting the FINA Championships has been a longstanding dream of Qatar’s and we are committed to hosting a spectacular edition of the event, which will showcase the very best of aquatic sports and capture the attention of new athletes and new audiences, helping aquatics to grow and develop in a new region. We are very much looking forward to working in partnership with FINA over the years ahead.”
@Qatar_swimming #Doha2023 will be the next host of the #FINAworlds #Doha announced now in #Budapest #FINA #FINAgala pic.twitter.com/95toNLNgxG
— FINA (@fina1908) January 31, 2016
Qatar, which is hosting the World Cup in 2022, has been trying to bring several sporting championships to the Middle East.
Last year, it hosted the Men’s Handball World Championship and in 2019, will host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) championships.
The 2023 championships will be held on a compact site that is 15km in radius, its organizing committee said.
Swimming, synchronized swimming and water-polo will place in the Aspire Dome, which will be transformed from an indoor multi-sport arena into what is billed to be the world’s biggest indoor aquatics venue.
The diving will take place at the Hamad Aquatic Center, home to the 2014 World Championships and FINA World Cup series, while MIA Park, with Doha’s city skyline as a backdrop, will be the venue for the open-water swimming and high diving.
Speaking during Doha’s bid presentation, 14-year-old Qatari swimming star Yacoub Al-Khulaifi said:
“It is my ambition to be crowned as Qatar’s first ever World Champion – and to do this in Qatar would be a dream come true. I want to be a role model for my country. I want to inspire more youngsters in Qatar and in my region to see that anything is possible.”
Congrats, Qatar! Thoughts?
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Mr. Amadi Nwokocha was elected President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Qatar, NIDO-Qatar on 5th June 2015 in a keenly contested election organized by the Caretaker Committee of the Organisation. He brings to the office several years of commendable selfless service to humanity. Notable organizations and positions in which Mr Nwokocha served include: The ……
Mr. Michael Jonathan Asemota became the second elected Vice President of Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation Qatar on 5th June 2015. A Historian cum Diplomat, Mr. Asemota read History and International Relations at Lagos State University, LASU. He is multi-talented and career-driven. Mr. Asemota is an associate member of the America Society of Quality, ASQ, and a …..