Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    Two Nigerians beaten mercilessly in South Africa

Two Nigerians beaten mercilessly in South Africa

Two Nigerians accused of selling drugs to students were beaten mercilessly by a mob in South Africa.According to Ugo Ugbaje, a Nigerian based in South Africa, the incident occurred at Kuruman northern cape area of the country, on Friday.Ugbaje shared photos of the attacks on his Facebook page, saying the victims would have died if the police had not intervened."May God save [...]

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    Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa.Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the Nigeria union in South Africa, disclosed this to NAN via telephone from Cape Town.He said the deceased were shot by yet to be identified assailants.“Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili north local government area of Anambra state, was shot in [...]

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    Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Chinedu Eze, a 35-year-old Nigerian, has been shot dead in the western Cape province of South Africa.The Nigeria Union in South Africa confirmed the killing on Thursday, blaming it on a Somalian.Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the union in the province, told NAN on telephone from Cape Town, that Eze was shot during an argument over a cell phone.He also said [...]

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    World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

Despite impressive growth in seven countries across Africa, the World Bank says Nigeria, South Africa and Angola, remain the largest economies on the continent.In its new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis on the state of African economies, conducted by the World Bank, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa rebounded in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in [...]

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    South African mob kills two Nigerians

South African mob kills two Nigerians

After weeks of assault on Nigerians, which led to destruction of property and severe injuries, aggrieved South Africans have finally killed two Nigerians.While Martins Cobham, Nigerian high commissioner to South Africa, confirmed the death of a Nigerian mechanic identified as Razak Ajao, Ralph Nwachukwu, a Nigerian in South Africa, said another Nigerian was also killed on Thursday.Both incidents happened in [...]

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    Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th.Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent.Algeria slipped 14th places down from 40th to 54th while Zambia slipped seven spots down from 90th [...]

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    Zuma fires finance minister despite widespread opposition

Zuma fires finance minister despite widespread opposition

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s President, has fired the country's finance minister Pravin Gordhan.According to a statement issued on Thursday by the president's office, Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba.Earlier this week, the president recalled Gordhan from planned events in the United Kingdom.Deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, was also replaced with Sfiso Buthelezi."I have directed the new ministers and deputy [...]

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    FG: Latest attack on Nigerians in S’Africa not xenophobic, merely a scuffle

FG: Latest attack on Nigerians in S’Africa not xenophobic, merely a scuffle

The recent attack involving two Nigerians in South Africa was not xenophobic in nature, the ministry of foreign affairs has said.Spokesperson Clement Aduku, in a statement, said the attack which took place at a motor park in Polokwane in the Limpopo province of South Africa, was nothing but a scuffle.The ministry noted that although two Nigerians were injured and properties [...]

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    Three Nigerians ‘close to death’ after fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians ‘close to death’ after fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians are in critical condition following renewed xenophobic attacks in Polokwane, Limpopo province of South Africa.Collin Mgbo, secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, told NAN on telephone from Polokwane that five Nigerians were affected in the latest round of violence.“I received a call that a Nigerian was attacked at Ivy Park in Polokwane on March 15. I [...]

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    Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Tiny minority of Nigerians in S’Africa affected by xenophobia, says Onyeama

Geoffrey Onyema, foreign affairs minister, has said that only a "tiny minority" of Nigerians living in South Africa are affected by xenophobic attacks.Speaking on Saturday during an interview on Arise TV, the minister said most Nigerians in South Africa were living in peace and doing well."The South African government condemned everything that’s gone on and they felt very bad about [...]

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    Nigerians in S’Africa to get ‘early warning’ of potential xenophobic attacks

Nigerians in S’Africa to get ‘early warning’ of potential xenophobic attacks

In response to the recent wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, an Early Warning Unit is set to be constituted.The Early Warning Unit, which will comprise of Nigerian and South African representatives, will meet quarterly to share information regarding the interests of both communities.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, announced the development on Friday during a joint [...]

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    Dambazau: 400 Nigerians serving jail terms in South Africa

Dambazau: 400 Nigerians serving jail terms in South Africa

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, on Friday said 400 Nigerians are currently saving jail terms in South Africa.Dambazau made the disclosure at a press briefing on the visit of the Nigerian delegation to South Africa.On Monday, Dambazau and Geoffrey Onyeama, his foreign affairs counterpart, led a delegation to South Africa over the attacks on Nigerians living in that country.He said [...]

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    S’African judge sentences Nigerian to 20 years imprisonment for ‘trafficking’

S’African judge sentences Nigerian to 20 years imprisonment for ‘trafficking’

Majake Mabesele, a high court judge in Johannesburg, has handed a 20-year jail sentence to Eke Ogochukwu, a Nigerian, who was convicted of sexually exploiting a 15-year-old girl and forcing her into prostitution.Ogochukwu was found guilty of four charges relating to human trafficking.His victim was said to have escaped in August 2015, and received help from a nearby church in [...]

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    Falana writes Zuma, threatens to sue S’Africa over attacks on Nigerians

Falana writes Zuma, threatens to sue S’Africa over attacks on Nigerians

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has threatened to file a legal action against South Africa at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights if xenophobic attacks on Nigerians continue.Nigerians have been victims of hate attacks in South Africa recently.In a letter to President Jacob Zuma of South Africa, Falana asked the South African authorities to identify [...]

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    Senate cancels protest visit to South Africa

Senate cancels protest visit to South Africa

The senate has cancelled its planned visit to the South African parliament to protest against the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians.Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, announced the decision of upper legislative during a plenary session on Wednesday.He said the decision of the senate was informed by the need for the legislature to send a single delegation to South Africa.The house of [...]

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    Gbaja: People will blame us if we don’t embark on a fact-finding mission to South Africa

Gbaja: People will blame us if we don’t embark on a fact-finding mission to South Africa

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says the national assembly will be blamed if no delegation is sent on a fact-finding mission to South Africa.The Nigerian community in that country has come under attacks in recent times, losing homes and businesses.While Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has been mandated to lead six members of the red chamber [...]

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