Monday, September 23, 2019

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    Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

Xenophobia: Nigerian students cancel trip for Robotics competition in S’Africa

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    VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

VIDEO: My husband was killed but South African police closed the case, says returnee

Blessing Chioma, one of the Nigerians who returned from South Africa, has accused the South African police of inaction when her husband was killed.Chioma said she returned to Nigeria so she could take care of her kids because living in South Africa became tough without her husband.''I’m coming from South Africa, Johannesburg; I was married to a Nigerian, but South [...]

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    Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

The flight conveying the second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa over xenophobic attacks has departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.Kimibie Ebenfa, an official of the ministry of foreign affairs, said 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58pm.The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58pm."We wish to inform you that [...]

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    Finally, South Africa grants landing permit to Air Peace

Finally, South Africa grants landing permit to Air Peace

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians in that country.Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s consul-general in Johannesburg, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with NAN on Tuesday.Adama spoke against the background of a complaint by Allen Onyema, managing director of Air Peace, that the refusal of South Africa [...]

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    Evacuation of Nigerians delayed as SA denies landing permit to Air Peace aircraft

Evacuation of Nigerians delayed as SA denies landing permit to Air Peace aircraft

One week after Nigerians willing to leave South Africa were subjected to rigorous immigration procedures, thereby preventing over 100 people from making the return trip, the evacuation of yet another batch of Nigerians is being delayed.Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, said the authorities of South Africa have denied an aircraft meant to bring more [...]

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    ICYMI: Xenophobia will make investment in your country difficult, Obasanjo tells SA leader

ICYMI: Xenophobia will make investment in your country difficult, Obasanjo tells SA leader

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo says xenophobic attacks in South Africa will make investment in the country difficult.In a letter to Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a politician and leader of the Zulu ethnic group, on Monday, Obasanjo said the attacks were capable of scaring investors away and crippling the economy.Buthelezi had condemned the xenophobic attacks while addressing a mob in Johannesburg.The ex-president said it [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari receives South African envoy at Aso Rock

President Muhammdu Buhari on Monday received a delegation from President Cyril Ramaphosa at the presidential villa in Abuja.The Nigerian leader had earlier sent a special envoy to his South African counterpart over the attacks on Nigerians.Jeff Radebe, who led the team, tendered an apology to Nigeria on behalf of the government and people of South Africa.Radebe apologised for what he [...]

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    Ogun tops list of South Africa returnees

Ogun tops list of South Africa returnees

Ogun state has the highest number of returnees from South Africa, the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has revealed.Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, CEO of the commission, said 30 of the 187 returnees are from Ogun – the highest number; 28 are from Imo – the second highest number, while 23 are from Oyo – the [...]

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    South African official accuses Nigeria of overreacting to xenophobic attacks

South African official accuses Nigeria of overreacting to xenophobic attacks

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.Businesses of Nigerians based in South Africa were targetted in the attacks which made the federal government summon Bobby Moroe, South Africa's high commissioner to Nigeria.Nigeria also pulled out of the World Economic Forum which held [...]

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    After booing at Mugabe’s funeral, Ramaphosa sends envoys to seven African countries

After booing at Mugabe’s funeral, Ramaphosa sends envoys to seven African countries

Cyril Ramaphosa, president of South Africa, has dispatched three envoys to seven African countries, including Nigeria, to deliver messages of pan-African unity.This is after he was booed in Zimbabwe on Saturday at Robert Mugabe’s funeral while addressing mourners.He, however, apologised to the crowd saying the attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa was against the principles of the unity of the [...]

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    Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Bolaji Akinyemi, one-time minister of external affairs, has asked the federal government to sue South Africa before the International Court of Justice for failing to protect Nigerians in the country.President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians willing to leave the country after receiving the report of a special envoy sent to evaluate the attacks on Nigerians living [...]

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    South Africa or Jigawa, we keep missing the point

South Africa or Jigawa, we keep missing the point

The other day, a truckload of men from Jigawa State made it to Lagos as they do on a daily basis in the constant flux of human beings in, around and outside Nigeria and all over the world. For some reason, someone alerted the Lagos State Government which swung into action and intercepted the truck. On board were 123 men [...]

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    The hard lessons from South Africa

The hard lessons from South Africa

These are not easy times for Nigeria. Even before the latest orgy of xenophobic violence targeted at Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa took centre stage, Nigeria was battling with a slew of unfavourable news. There was the issue of about 80 Nigerians caught in the web of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigations, (FBI) as having been allegedly involved [...]

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    VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

VIDEO: I wept watching returnees sing the national anthem, says Air Peace chairman

Allen Onyeama, chairman of Air Peace, says he wept when Nigerians who were returning from South Africa mobbed him and sang the country's anthem.Onyeama disclosed this while addressing the media shortly after 187 Nigerians returned from South Africa over xenophobic attacks.The airline had offered free flights to those who sought to return."I put together over N280 million in other to [...]

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    VIDEO: People were killed in the presence of police, says Nigerian who returned from SA

VIDEO: People were killed in the presence of police, says Nigerian who returned from SA

Jude Anthony, a Nigerian returnee from South Africa, has shared his experience in the country.Anthony, who said he lived in South Africa for seven years, accused the authorities of doing nothing while South Africans attacked and killed foreigners."The experience has been terrible. I have been in South African for seven years; I witnessed the bestiality of humanity in South Africa. [...]

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    Nigerians who fled SA over xenophobic attacks arrive in Lagos

Nigerians who fled SA over xenophobic attacks arrive in Lagos

The Air Peace flight which conveyed some Nigerians who left South Africa over xenophobic attacks touched down at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos at exactly 9:35pm on Wednesday.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), led officials to receive them.Also on ground to welcome them back home are officials of the Nigerian Immigration Service, National Emergency Management Agency [...]

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