Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "xenophobic attacks"

    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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    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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    Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Onyeama, Dambazau in South Africa to meet Zuma over attacks on Nigerians

Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, and Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, are in South Africa to hold talks with President Jacob Zuma over the attacks on Nigerians in the country.Clement Aduku, spokesman of the ministry of foreign affairs, disclosed this in a statement, saying the ministers would also meet top officials of the South African government in bid to find [...]

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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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    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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    Senate to send ‘strong delegation’ to S’ Africa to protest attacks on Nigerians

Senate to send ‘strong delegation’ to S’ Africa to protest attacks on Nigerians

The senate has resolved to send a strong delegation to South Africa to protest against the attacks on Nigerians in the country.The upper legislative chamber took the decision after‎ Rose Oko, a senator from Cross River north, moved a motion urging it to intervene in the resurgence of xenophobic attacks.In recent times, aggrieved South Africans have descended on Nigerians and [...]

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    Xenophobic attacks: All Africans are welcome in our country, says SAFA chief

Xenophobic attacks: All Africans are welcome in our country, says SAFA chief

The Football Association of South Africa (SAFA) has condemned in all its ramifications the outbreak of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the country.Dominic Chimhavi, SAFA's head of communication, in a statement, said, "We want to reiterate that we don’t want to let fellow Africans feel unwelcome in our country."We continue to work hard to ensure that all Africans are [...]

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    Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

Zuma breaks silence on xenophobic attacks

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has released a statement, condemning the acts of violence on non-nationals in the country.This is in reaction to the fresh surge of xenophobic attacks in the country."This is the wrong attitude to be meted out to foreigners," Zuma said.“Many citizens of other countries living in South Africa are law abiding and contribute to the [...]

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    Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and the diaspora, says further attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa may have dire consequences.The Nigerian community in South Africa experienced two major attacks in the last one week.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, had raised the alarm over the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria [...]

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