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Emdee Tiamiyu Labeled As Judas, Attacked For ‘Selling’ Nigerians To UK Government



A YouTuber, Emdee Tiamiyu is facing severe criticism after being labeled as ‘judas Iscariot’ due to allegations of ‘selling’ Nigerians to the United Kingdom government.

Emdee Tiamiyu Labeled As Judas, Attacked For 'Selling' Nigerians To UK Government

During an interview with BBC, Emdee Tiamiyu claimed that Nigerians seeking migration to the UK employ the strategy of using education as a deceptive tactic to secure entry into the country.

Tiamiyu promotes himself to thousands of subscribers on Youtube, offering them guidance on “scholarships, fellowships, and japa-ships” – a term he defines as the Yoruba word for “to leave.”


The Nigerian UK-based Youtuber suggested that Nigerians migrating to the UK use schooling as a ploy to enter the country through the student visa route.

He said, “So the student thing is not real. It is not like they need the degrees. They need the degree as an access road to come into the country, so a lot of this people their priorities shifted real fast.”


Tiamiyu noted that while the majority of people genuinely have the intention to study, there is a growing minority who do not share the same commitment.

He offered advice on maneuvering through immigration systems in UK, emphasizing that, for many people, the education system stands as the sole legal and widely accessible pathway.


We’re beginning to see that a lot of people just hide behind the studentship. So the student thing is not real, it’s not like they need the degrees,” he said.

He said there is a growing trend where people are signing up to courses and willingly paying an average annual cost of £22,000 to educational institutions in the UK, just to enable them to secure visas not only for themselves but also for their dependents.


The Youtuber pointed out that some students are unconcerned about the educational aspects and view the course as a means to pave the way for a new life in the UK.

Emdee Tiamiyu’s comments have triggered outrage among Nigerians who labelled him as ‘Judas’ and accused him of betraying his country to the UK government.


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KanyiDaily recalls that the UK government has now enacted a law that will prevent Nigerian students, and other foreigners studying in the country, from bringing family as dependents except under specific circumstances.