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Xeno: Nigerians hopeful as Buhari, Ramaphosa meet in October

Nigerian Citizens Association in South Africa (NICASA), is hopeful that the meeting between Nigerian and South African Presidents in October, will put an end to the recurrent xenophobia. The President of NICASA, Mr Ben Okoli, made this known in a telephone conversation with newsmen from Johannesburg, South Africa. Okoli said President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa, ...

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Reprisal Attacks: S/African High Commission reportedly shuts down its offices in Nigeria

The South Africa High Commission in Nigeria has closed its offices and consulate to protect its citizens and property from reprisal attacks. The acting High Commissioner, Amb. Bobby Moroe, confirmed the report that he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improved, TheNation reports. He explained that the reported attacks on South Africans in parts of ...

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Xeno: Minister confirms Nigeria’s boycott of WEF in South Africa

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has confirmed Nigeria’s boycott of the World Economic Forum scheduled for South Africa. According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari agreed with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo not to go to South Africa under the climate of xenophobic attacks. He briefed State House correspondents on Wednesday, stressing that red line has been drawn against South ...

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Breaking: Nigeria recalls its Ambassador to S/Africa over xenophobic attacks

As a way of showing displeasure against the killings of Nigerians, Nigerian has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa, Kabiru Bala and also pulled out of World Economic Summit holding in Cape Town on Wednesday. A source closed to the presidency told News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, said that Nigeria also demanded for full compensation for the loss of life ...

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Forex: Banning of food importation will worsen Nigeria’s woes, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind decision to stop allocation of foreign exchange for food importation. PDP in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday in Abuja, said the directive was ill-timed and completely against the well-being of Nigerians. Buhari had on Tuesday in Daura, Katsina State, directed ...

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Omo-Agege reveals how Nigeria can overcome its challenges

Deputy President of the Senate, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, says he is very upbeat about the future of Nigeria, adding that the country would overcome its present challenges with prayers. Omo-Agege said this in his Sallah message issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Yomi Odunuga, on Saturday in Abuja. He called on Muslims in the country to be tolerant ...

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Nigeria rated low in women participation in politics, polled 181 out of 193 countries

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) says Nigeria currently ranks 181 out of 193 countries polled in terms women’s participation in politics. Dr Joy Onyesoh, Country Director, WILPF Nigeria, said this on Thursday in Abuja. Onnyesoh was speaking during the National Conference on Women’s Participation in Nigeria: Post 2019 General Elections, in a presentation on “Incidences of Violence ...

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Despite challenges, Nigeria not a fragile state, says World Bank

The World Bank Group on addressing Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) has said that Nigeria is not a fragile state even with the current security challenges. Mr Amara Konneh, FCV Adviser made this know on Monday during a meeting by the group to address fragility, conflict and violence affecting some countries. He said the World Bank Group is focused on ...

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Tribunal: “Be calm, we are coming back to rule Nigeria,” PDP assures supporters

The Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees (BOT) has urged leaders and members of the party to remain calm and resolute as it continues its suit against President Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Tribunal. The BOT Chairman, Sen. Walid Jubrin made the call in his remark at the 86th emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the party’s national ...

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National Assembly to be inaugurated on June 11

The Ninth National Assembly will be inaugurated on June 11, The Nation reports last night that a Presidential Proclamation document had been forwarded to the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly. The document dated May 30 and signed by President Muhammadu Buahri, slated next Tuesday June for the inauguration of the Ninth National Assembly. A source at the ...

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