International

Nigeria, South Africa to issue 10-year Visa to businessmen, academics

Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers. The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari and

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International

Gov. Akeredolu Gives N100,000 To South African Returnees

Akeredolu commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his visit to South Africa to condemn the ugly incident and find a lasting solution to it.  Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday, presented cash gifts of N100,000 to each of the South African returnees of Ondo origin for resettlement activities in their various communities. Akeredolu, who received the returnees

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International

Nigeria, South Africa establish ‘early warning system’ to curb xenophobia

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has met his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, weeks after xenophobic attacks, in Johannesburg, triggered tensions between the two Africa’s leading economies. Nigerians were among those targeted during the wave of violence which resulted in the death of 12 people and led to an extraordinary airlift of hundreds of people last

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International

Nigerians arrive from South Africa – Pictures

The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), in Lagos, on Wednesday, at 9:35 p.m. local time. The aircraft which departed the OR Tambo International Airport, in South Africa, after an eight-hour delay, had on board, 188 Nigerians. The evacuation

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International

Xenophobia: Nigeria’s Special Envoy returns to brief President Buhari

The special envoy sent to South Africa by President Muhammadu Buhari, has returned to the country after meeting with South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa. The special envoy, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, held a closed door meeting with President Ramaphosa on Friday afternoon, where he conveyed President Buhari’s concern over recent events in South Africa, in the

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Columnists

Afro-phobia: Defying South Africa, Nigerian geniuses and scammers, by Taju Tijani

Tongues are clattering. Tails are wagging.  Adrenalin rage is on the boiling point. A ground swell of rising tide of negative opinion is bitterly working against Nigerians from Andalusia to Zimbabwe. And that is for real!! Arguably, today, diaspora Nigerians are the most endangered species on this planet.  Simply put, all eyes are on Nigerians

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Politics

Xenophobia: Nigeria to continue diplomatic ties with South Africa — FG

The Federal Government has said that it has no plans yet to cut its diplomatic relationship with South-Africa. The Federal government revealed this through the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Godfrey Onyeama, when he met with the Senate Committee on Diaspora, Civil societies and Non-governmental Organisations. Onyeama spoke with journalists on Friday after a closed-door meeting

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Nigeria News

Xenophobia: Boycott MTN, DSTV, other South African firms, NANS tells Nigerians

Following the attacks on Nigerians and their businesses in South Africa, the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Thursday held a peaceful protest in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the senseless carnage with immediate effect. The protest was done in conjunction with the National Coalition for Yoruba

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