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Xenophobia: South Africa Reacts to Attacks Against its Businesses in Nigeria

South Africa has expressed concern over the call by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for the expulsion of South Africans and protest at South African owned businesses in Nigeria. The country made its feelings known in a statement issued by Anna-Maria Jojozi, Counsellor in-charge of Political Affairs at the South African High Commission in Abuja on Sunday. Ms Jojozi quoted Naledi Pandor (MP), Minister,...

Nigerian Taxi Driver Shot Dead in South Africa

The Nigerian Union, South Africa, on Sunday confirmed the untimely death of Benjamin Okoronkwo, a 43-year-old Taxi driver. The union said in a statement by its Assistant National Publicity Secretary, Ikele Odefa, that he was shot dead by unknown assailants at about 3 a.m. on August 3, in his car. According to the statement e-mailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Nigerian Union South...

Boko Haram Kills over 60 in Nigeria

An attack this weekend by Boko Haram fighters on a funeral in northeast Nigeria has left 65 people dead, almost triple the initial toll, a local official said Sunday. Dozens more bodies were discovered following the assault Saturday by gunmen on a village close to the regional capital Maiduguri. "It is 65 people dead and 10 injured," local government chairman Muhammed Bulama said. Bulama said more than...

“Termites ate my school certificate”- Nigerian’ s new Chief Justice Ibrahim Tanko

Newly Appointed Cheif Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed has explained why he failed to submit his primary school certificate to the Nigerian Senate last week.  He claims termites devoured his primary school certificate. The statements are contained in an affidavit which the top jurist swore and submitted to the Senate prior to his confirmation as the head of the Supreme Court. “No portion of the certificate was...

U.S. bans Nigeria’s 2019 election riggers

The United States (U.S.) Department has imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians who were involved in trying to or undermined democracy in the concluded 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari won a second term in office in February in an election characterized by logistical problems, violence and killings. The department, however, did not list the names of the individuals or say how...

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