The Nigerian Community Waltham Forest (NICOWF) is a charitable organisation born out of the necessity to foster and strengthen the bonds among Nigerians living in the borough. According to records, Nigerians settled in the area as far back as 1891. The current electoral register shows that about 4,500 Nigerians live in the borough. This figure ranks the Nigerian Community one of the largest in the area..
The organisation is dedicated to the improvement and empowerment of Black People in general and those of Nigerian descent in particular. We provide advice, support, guidance, counseling, advocacy and representation services for the aforementioned group. Now that we are up and running, our immediate task is to get as much publicity as possible of which you have an important role...
We believe that not only was an organisation of this nature overdue in this borough, but come to think of it, how miraculous that we got along without it. The Nigerian contingent here is of a size that an effective quorum can be initiated to influence decisions made at the local authority and beyond. Join NICOWF to continue the good work so far achieved and to increase the social activities offered..
Support for these projects came from various organisations as detailed in their respective pages.
The Nigerian Community Waltham Forest (NICOWF) decided after a detailed and sometimes rumbustious delibrations to organise a good health seminar . This was born out of the necessity to reduce the growing national endemic in obesity and the lack of basic information on Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD). Our initiative here was very local in intent and in practice.....
Local kids in the borough by and large tend to loiter in the shopping centres and local park areas aimlessly. we thought a regular summer football tournament for kids between 10-16 years old will keep them occupied in and enviroment conducive to learning and disciplne but also as a way of exercising to fight obesity.....
. The Nigerian contingent in the borough is of a size that an effective and organised grouping can be and instrument for change in the borough - influencing decisions made at the local authority. We have started with an annual celebration of "Nigerian Independence Day (1st October 1960)" at the Town Hall. RSVP apenty.....
Information Technology has shrunk the globe into a global village. For better or worse, it has dramatically changed our lives, breaking down cultural boundaries and improved global communications unprecedentedly. Here, you will find a comprehensive list of links to the Global Media at your finger tip. Feel free to make suggestions as to how we can improve on these listings.
Nigeria (a.k.a Naija) known as "the Giant of Africa", is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Its oil reserves have brought great revenues to the country. Nigeria's economy is the second largest in Africa, and the 37th largest in the world as of 2012 [Wold Bank index]. Thus, its diplomatic missions play an important role for those in the diaspora.
Muhammadu Buhari has been sworn in as Nigeria's president, promising to bring "increased prosperity" to Africa's most populous country. He is the first opposition figure to win a presidential election in Nigeria since independence in 1960. "I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody", he told cheering crowds at the inauguration in the capital, Abuja. He vowed to tackle "head on" the issues of corruption .
Here are some pictures for you to feast your eyes on and enjoy. These were taken at recent projects we have commissioned
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Here is where local news and events are listed for you to peruse at leisure. We have also scanned the Local-papers and Magazines looking for tit bits we reckon will stimulate your taste buds. The council's fourth nightly journal is especially scrutinized for policy or legislative changes that will have severe impact on local people. If there is something we have missed out on and you want included, please feel free to contact the Secretary.
Our photo section is always active in the sense that new pictures are uploaded on a daily basis. So if pictures are your thing,
do not miss out to check on what has been uploaded recently. Do not also forget that you can supply pictures you have taken
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Similar to the static variation the moving image section is very eclectic and dynamic. We have got an assorted mix of educative, documentational and pleasurable clips for you to feast you eyes on. Be it at work, at home or on the go. The design takes care of all the device types you are accessing the content from (a.k.a RWD). Have you got a clip you want included here? Contact the Secretary and he will sort that out . Once again enjoy the clips