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HOT! Buhari’s Speech During Bilateral Talks on Bi-National Commission in South Africa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon October 4, 2019
REMARKS BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI DURING THE OPENING OF THE BILATERAL TALKS ON THE BI-NATIONAL COMMISSION WITH PRESIDENT MATAMELA CYRIL RAMAPHOSA OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA PRETORIA, THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER, 2019 Mr. President, Honourable Ministers, Senior Officials, Ladies and gentlemen. It is a great honour to co-chair this inaugural meeting of our […]

Lagos State governor gives N20K each to 315 returnees from South Africa

by Breaking Timeson September 19, 2019
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday, September 18th gave N20,000 to each of the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.   The fresh batch of returnees arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa. The joyous returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala […]

Another 319 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 18, 2019
The second batch of Nigerians have departed the O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, for the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. About 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58p.m. An official of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed this to The PUNCH via a WhatsApp message on Wednesday. Ebenfa said, […]

Xenophobia: Mayor of Johannesburg says no need to apologise to Nigeria

by Ikokwu Ikembaon September 18, 2019
Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks. “No, there is nothing for me to apologise about,” Mashaba said on CNBC Africa’s Political Capital on Tuesday. “What do you expect me to really apologise for?” Nigerians and other foreign nationals […]

Xenophobia: Nigerian govt to give returnees from South Africa sim cards, airtime and soft loans– Official

by Chuks Azotanion September 17, 2019
Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Executive Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has urged state governments to ensure proper reintegration of returnees from South Africa into the society. Mrs Dabiri-Erewa made the appeal at a World News Conference in Abuja on Monday. She said that the second batch of 319 returnees would be leaving South Africa for […]

Xenophobia: Buhari under pressure to sue South Africa over attacks

by Chuks Azotanion September 16, 2019
The Federal Government yesterday said it would not rule out any option in its response to xenophobic attacks against Nigerians by South Africa.It stated this following the advice by a former External Affairs Minister and Professor of Political Science, Bolaji Akinyemi. He urged the Nigerian government to take South Africa to the International Criminal Court […]