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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

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

Al-Shabaab leader surrenders

The African Union Mission in Somalia, AMISOM, on Thursday confirmed that the leader of the militant group al-Shabaab has surrendered to government forces in Baidoa town in southern Somalia. The AU mission confirmed that Hussein Mukhtar surrendered to the Somali National Army (SNA) on Tuesday following a government amnesty offer for militants to surrender. “AMISOM

Implementation of AU’s Agenda 2063 will strengthen women’s rights – ECOSSOC

As the world celebrate the UN international Women’s Day, the African Union, Economic and Social Cultural Council, (AU ECOSOCC) has stated that implementation of the Agenda 2063 of the African Union, would strengthen the defense of women’s right and agenda equality. The Council in a statement by the chair of Women and Gender Cluster, Dr.

180 Nigerians to return from Libya Tuesday

Two weeks after 314 Nigerians returned home based on hardship in Libya, 180 Nigerians are expected back in the country on Tuesday. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, disclosed this while receiving Sadiya Farouk, federal commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons Commission, at the

NLC condemns xenophobic attacks in South Africa; charges African leaders on good governance

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has described the recent xenophobic attacks by South Africans like previous ones (in 2008 and 2015) as another unacceptable and avoidable and has condemned it in its entirety. The NLC, which has called on the South African government to “move without further delay to take actions to prevent another occurrence”,

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

43 Nigerians deported from three European countries

At least 43 Nigerians arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Thursday night after being deported from Germany, Belgium and Italy. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said they were sent back to the country for various immigration offences. They were conveyed in a Hi-Fly chartered Airbus 330 with registration number CS-TQW.

Libyan officials raped, tortured Nigerians migrating to Europe – Returnees

Some Nigerian returnees from Libya have narrated their experiences in the hands of Libyan officials. Scores of Nigerians travel to Libya daily with the hope of landing in Europe by boat through the Mediterranean. An average of 109 Nigerians arrived in Italy daily in 2016 travelling the risky route. A lot more are, however, still

Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were

Court Suspends Trump’s Travel Ban

A federal judge in Seattle on Friday temporarily blocked President Trump’s week-old immigration order from being enforced nationwide, reopening America’s door to visa holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dealing the administration a humbling defeat. The White House vowed late Friday to fight what it called an “outrageous” ruling, saying it would seek an

Trump to stop funding organisations supporting abortion, homosexuality, premarital sex

President Donald Trump is planning to sign an executive order that will make government stop funding organisations in support of abortion and homosexuality. The Nation, a newspaper in the US, said it obtained a document which appears to be the new order. The draft order seeks to create wholesale exemptions for people and organisations who

Trump: I’ll not allow killing of Christians to continue

US President Donald Trump says he will not allow the killing of Christians in the middle east to continue. Trump tweeted this on Sunday. Last week, he signed an executive order imposing a ban on citizens from seven predominately Muslim countries – Yemen, Libya, Sudan, Iraq, Iran, Syria and Somalia. His action has sparked off

Trump takes oath of office 6pm Nigerian time on Friday

Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States at 12 noon in Washington, and 6pm Nigerian time on Friday. The joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies disclosed this. The ceremony is scheduled to start at 11:30am, with a musical prelude beforehand, according to a copy of the inauguration programme. Afterwards,

Gambia Shudders as Defeated President Yahya Jammeh Won’t Quit

President Yahya Jammeh once predicted that his rule could last a billion years. Now, the fate of his nation is hanging on one more anxiety-filled day. After acknowledging defeat in an election last month, Mr. Jammeh abruptly changed his mind, refusing to step aside for the inauguration of the new president scheduled for Thursday and

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