Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

The house of representatives has summoned Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.The summon followed a motion on the need to protect the rights and lives of Nigerians in South Africa.It was introduced during plenary on WednesdayAt least 118 [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special adviser to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says efforts to stop the killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not working.In a statement released on Wednesday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, she called for a review of the 'Early Warning Signal' set up by the ministries of foreign affairs in Nigeria and South Africa [...]

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    South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

The South African policemen responsible for the death of Ebuka Okori, a Nigerian, have been remanded in prison.Okori was allegedly killed by two members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), on Friday.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, said the Nigeria consulate in South Africa confirmed the arrest of the officers in a statement.The consulate [...]

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    FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

FG evacuates 481 Nigerians from Libya

The federal government on Sunday evacuated 481 stranded Nigerians from Libya.The evacuation of more than 4, 511 others is expected to follow immediately. All the returnees will be temporarily camped at a reception centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, pending formal transfer to their states.Amid joy and enthusiasm, the returnees were accompanied by Mustapha Maihaja, director-general of the National Emergency [...]

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    We warned Nigerians that Libya is deadly, says Dabiri-Erewa

We warned Nigerians that Libya is deadly, says Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says Nigerians were warned against going to "deadly and dangerous" Libya.Dabiri-Erewa said this in reaction to the report of ongoing auctions of African nationals in the North African country.Speaking on Channels TV programme, Politics Today, on Thursday, she said: "NEMA, my office, IOM told Nigerians that avoid [...]

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    Migrants’ burial: Italian embassy has apologised, says FG

Migrants’ burial: Italian embassy has apologised, says FG

The federal government says the Italian embassy in Nigeria has tendered an apology for burying the 26 victims who died at the Mediterranean Sea en route Italy, earlier than agreed.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said this in a tweet on Wednesday.“The Italian Embassy has apologized for the mix up for dates in the burial [...]

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    FG kicks over burial of migrants, demands explanations from Italy

FG kicks over burial of migrants, demands explanations from Italy

The federal government has expressed shock over the burial of the 26 migrants who drowned in the Mediterranean sea.At a news conference on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs, said the Italian embassy told the National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) that the burial would take place on November 26.The victims [...]

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    26 migrants who drowned at sea buried in Italy — but ‘no Nigerian official present’

26 migrants who drowned at sea buried in Italy — but ‘no Nigerian official present’

Twenty-six Nigerian women who died while trying to cross the Mediterranean sea were buried on Friday in Italy.BBC had reported that majority of the victims were teenagers, with some as young as 14 years old.Their corpses were found on a Spanish warship — Cantabria — which was also carrying hundreds of other migrants, including other Nigerian survivors.The funeral was held in [...]

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    BVN registration: Give Nigerians in diaspora more time, Dabiri-Erewa pleads

BVN registration: Give Nigerians in diaspora more time, Dabiri-Erewa pleads

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says more time should be given to Nigerians in the diaspora to register for the bank verification number (BVN).The aide made this plea in response to the move of the federal government to seize monies in accounts without BVN.In December, TheCable reported that 46 million accounts had [...]

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    Xenophobia: S’African politicians tell citizens that Nigerians are taking their women, says Dabiri

Xenophobia: S’African politicians tell citizens that Nigerians are taking their women, says Dabiri

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on foreign relations and diaspora, says South African politicians fuel xenophobic attacks by telling citizens that foreigners, including Nigerians, are taking their jobs.Dabiri-Erewa admitted that there were foreigners who commit crime in South Africa, and they can be dealt with, but not by discriminating against Nigerians or any other race or [...]

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    Onyeama dismisses travel warning, tells Nigerians to embark on US trips

Onyeama dismisses travel warning, tells Nigerians to embark on US trips

Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, has advised Nigerians willing to visit the US to do so if they have valid travel documents.Onyeama said this during an interactive session with reporters in Abuja on Tuesday.He spoke less than 24 hours after Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, counselled Nigerians to postpone US trips.Dabiri-Erewa said [...]

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    171 Nigerians return from Libya

171 Nigerians return from Libya

A total of 171 Nigerians, comprising 95 females, including 12 girls, and 76 males, returned to the country from Libya on Tuesday.They are currently at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos, where they are being attended to by officials of Nigeria Immigration Service, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), and some other agencies.The plane, which conveyed them from the North African [...]

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    Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Presidential aide advises Nigerians to postpone US trips

Nigerians who have no urgent reason to travel to the US have been advised to postpone their trips.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, gave the advice in a statement issued on Monday.Dabiri-Erewa said it had become important to issue the warning after the reports of Nigerians being denied entry into the US."In the last [...]

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    180 Nigerians to return from Libya Tuesday

180 Nigerians to return from Libya Tuesday

Two weeks after 314 Nigerians returned home based on hardship in Libya, 180 Nigerians are expected back in the country on Tuesday.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, disclosed this while receiving Sadiya Farouk, federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, at the presidential villa in Abuja.She said with [...]

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    Tales of woe as 171 more Nigerians return from Libya

Tales of woe as 171 more Nigerians return from Libya

At least 171 Nigerians voluntarily returned from Libya on Tuesday aboard a chartered Nouvelair aircraft with registration number TS-1NB.The aircraft landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, around 4:18pm.Gift Peters, one of the returnees, said she got to Libya 11 months ago after being deceived that she was being taken to Germany.“When I got to Libya, it was not [...]

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    After 2 attacks in 1 week, aggrieved South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians

After 2 attacks in 1 week, aggrieved South Africans issue fresh threats to Nigerians

The Nigerian community in South Africa on Monday said some of its members have been receiving fresh threats from some people in their host country.South Africans have launched xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals twice in the last one week.At least five homes and businesses belonging to Nigerians were burned by a mob on Saturday, while 15 houses, [...]

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