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BUHARI DATES SA

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will on Wednesday departed Nigeria for South Africa on a three-day state visit, his office has announced. The visit comes at a time when relations between Africa's two biggest economies have soured following a wave of xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg and other cities last month. Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, are expected to discuss "the welfare of Nigerians and...

SA President Ramaphosa to host President of Nigeria for State Visit

South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will host Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday for a state visit, the first for South Africa’s 6th administration. https://twitter.com/PresidencyZA/status/1178917505601019905?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1178917505601019905&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsadcnews.org%2F2019%2F10%2F02%2Framaphosa-to-host-nigerian-president-muhammadu-buhari-in-state-visit%2F Last week, Ramaphosa hosted former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo during a courtesy call, following a wave of violence and looting which hit business hubs in Gauteng. “One of the main features of the visit will be a joint business forum, with a...

Pregnant Women Freed from Nigerian ‘Baby Factories’

Police in Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, have rescued 19 pregnant women during raids at what they call “baby factories”. The women, aged between 15 and 28 years, were found in four different locations in the city, according to police spokesperson Bala Elkana, who said four children were also rescued. Most of the women had been abducted “for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the...

Nigeria celebrates 59th independence anniversary

The Nigerian government has declared Tuesday, October 1 as public holiday to mark Nigeria’s 59th Independence Anniversary. This was contained in a statement sent by the Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ehuriah. https://twitter.com/DONJAZZY/status/1178931763432841216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1178931763432841216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsadcnews.org%2F2019%2F10%2F01%2Fnigeria-celebrates-59th-independence-anniversary%2F The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, who made the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s anniversary and assured them of government’s commitment to...

‘BABY SELLING’ IS HOT BUSINESS IN NIGERIA

Police in Nigeria have freed 19 women who were abducted "for the purpose of getting them pregnant and selling the babies", a police statement said. Two women who operated as untrained nurses have been arrested but the main suspect is on the run. Police said that male babies would be sold for $1,400 (£1,100) and the females for $830. They added that the children were to be...

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