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Corruption trial: Absentee ex-South African Pres. Zuma gets court’s arrest warrant

In South Africa, embattled former President Jacob Zuma is to be picked up by security agents following a  warrant of arrest slammed on him on Tuesday for failing to appear in court, pleading hospitalization. Zuma is accused of accepting 500,000...

South African court finds policeman guilty of killing, robbing Nigerian

In a bold step to end xenophobia in South Africa, a trigger-happy police constable, Austin Luciano Reynolds, has been prosecuted and found guilty of killing a Nigerian, Ebuka Emmanuel Okoli. A South African Court has handed down a verdict of...

Tourism effective platform to strengthen ties with South Africa- Lai Mohammed

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said Nigeria will continue to explore culture and tourism as veritable platforms to strengthen its ties with South Africa. The minister added that culture and tourism are very effective avenues...

2 weeks after Buhari’s visit to South Africa, another Nigerian stabbed to death

by Kunle Akinsola   Barely two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari visited South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks, another Nigerian has been killed in one of the suburbs of the country. Ikenna Innocent Otugo from Anambra State, was reportedly killed...

Xenophobia : Pres. Buhari Off to South Africa

Following reported months of xenophobic violence in South Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday depart Abuja for a three-day state visit to the country. He is expected to discuss the welfare of Nigerians living in South Africa as hundreds...

Xenophobia: SERAP asks African commission to take South Africa to court, seeks $10bn for victims

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mrs Soyata Maiga, Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights and the commission’s members requesting them: “to urgently submit a case on the escalating...

Xenophobia: We’re not aware South Africa closed down Mission in Nigeria – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday disclosed that it was not aware that the South African government has closed down its foreign missions in Nigeria. Briefing State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey...

Xenophobia: Onyeama defends govs, others attending WEF in South Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has come to the defence of some governors and other Nigerians attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in South Africa, despite federal government’s withdrawal from the summit. According to him, they were already...

Xenophobia: Buhari, Osinbajo, Onyeama meet over attacks

As Nigeria, other African countries boycotts WEF in South Africa President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, to to explore possible options including sanctions against the South African...

Nigeria considering pulling out of economic forum, recalls ambassador to South Africa

Nigeria High Commissioner, to  South Africa, Ambassador Kabiru Bala, might be recalled any moment from now over the xenophobic attacks of her citizens in that country. According to a Presidency source familiar with the matter, Nigeria is also considering pulling out...
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High Number of Chinese Tourists Responsible for Italy’s Coronavirus Woes – US Task Force

  Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical advisor to the Trump administration’s coronavirus task force, said Thursday that Italy has been...
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The Day In Pictures: Buhari, minister of health and DG NCDC at the Villa

  President, Muhammadu Buhari Saturday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with the Minister of Health, Prof Osagie Ehanire, and the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre...

What triggered Akure explosion, by Gov. Akeredolu

  The multiple explosion which occurred about two kilometres to Akure Airport in the wee-hours of Saturday was triggered by a fire which ignited a...

Scores of Houses, Churches, Schools Others Destroyed As Bomb Explosion Rocks Akure

  In Akure, the Ondo State capital, scores of houses, churches, schools and others have been shattered by defeaning multiple explosions reportedly triggered by bombs...

Davido says his fiancé Chioma has coronavirus

  Music star Davido said Friday that his fiancé has tested positive for the coronavirus. He made the announcement on his Twitter page. Hey everyone ! I...