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Xenophobia: Burna Boy keeps mum as SA artistes protest against his inclusion in upcoming concerts

Burna Boy By Juliet Ebirim Multiple award-winning Afrobeat hit maker, Burna Boy yesterday kept mum as some South African artistes under the aegis of Tshwane Collective wrote a petition to the country’s Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, kicking against his inclusion in two concerts scheduled for  November 23 and 24. The Africans Unite […]

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Xenophobia: Ekweremadu takes case to int’l parliament in Ethiopia

Henry Umoru – Abuja DISTURBED by the wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, the former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has taken the matter to the October Session of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, (IPTP) holding in Ethiopia. Ekweremadu Speaking on Monday at the opening plenary of the parliament in […]

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Xenophobia: Ekweremadu takes case to International Parliament

Former Deputy President of the Nigerian Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has taken the case of the disturbing wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa to the October Session of the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace, IPTP holding in Ethiopia. Speaking on Monday at the opening plenary of the parliament in the Ethiopian capital, Addis […]

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Xenophobia: FG gives update on latest attacks in South Africa

Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said Nigeria and South Africa will implement the “Early Warning Signal” mechanisms signed by the two countries to curb xenophobic attacks. A statement on Wednesday by the Head of Media Unit of NIDCOM, Mr Abdur-Rahman Balogun, quoted Mrs Dabiri-Erewa as speaking against the backdrop […]

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Xenophobia: Few days after Buhari’s visit, three Nigerians injured in South Africa

Three Nigerians and other foreign nationals on Tuesday suffered fresh xenophobic attacks in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Provinces, South Africa. The National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Union, South Africa (NUSA), Mr Odefa Ikele, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the attacks started in the early hours of the morning. Ikele said, “Groups […]

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One month after Xenophobic attacks: Returnees groan as only 7 of 16 states offer help

By Dayo Johnson, Victoria Ojeme, Demola Akinyemi, Chinonso Alozie& Ugochukwu Alaribe One month after victims of xenophobic attacks returned to Nigeria, findings by Sunday Vanguard revealed that 9 out of 16 states whose indigenes were affected have literally done nothing to support the victims. Apart from those who hail from Oyo, Lagos, Delta, Imo, Abia, […]

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What Nigeria, South Africa agreed on xenophobia, others – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigeria and South Africa have reached an agreement on the recent xenophobic attacks and other areas. His statement at a press conference at Union Buildings in South Africa was shared by the presidency on Friday. Buhari said; “During the course of the working session, we reviewed a wide range […]

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Xenophobia: Hope rises for Imo returnees, as gov. Ihedioha moves to resettle them

As part of the state government’s plan to reintegrate and resettle Imo indigenes who recently returned from South Africa, as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks, Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha CON has set up an inter-ministerial committee to map out strategies for their resettlement. Emeka Ihedioha, obedience Speaking during the reception […]

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South African returnees seek Imo govt’s assistance

By Chidi Nkwopara – Owerri About 100 Imo indigenes who returned from South Africa as a result of the xenophobic violence that swept through the country, have appealed to Imo State Government for assistance and rehabilitation. The first batch of 187 Nigerians arriving from South Africa on Wednesday The returnees made the call when they […]

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Xenophobia: Obasanjo reveals details of meeting with South African President, Ramaphosa

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has revealed details of his meeting with South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, over xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals residing in South Africa. Obasanjo said he paid a courtesy call on the South African leader recently, adding that Ramaphosa agreed that his country had indeed erred and his […]

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Xenophobia: Sen. Okonkwo Commends Air Peace for evacuating Nigerians from SA

Senator Annie Okonkwo has commended the gesture of the Chairman of Air Peace Nigeria, Chief Allen Onyema for evacuating stranded Nigerians from South Africa. Air Peace This was contained in a statement made available by Okonkwo who represented Anambra Central senatorial district in the Senate. Boeing 737 MAX 8: Air Peace CEO frowns at attack […]

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Xenophobia: Nigerian Union in S/Africa lauds Air Peace boss for benevolence

The Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA) has lauded the Chairman of Air Peace, Allen Onyema, for his benevolence towards the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa. Allen Onyema The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the management of Air Peace, in collaboration with the Federal Government, evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa on Sept. […]

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Xenophobia: Rep. tells legislators to donate to Air Peace crew

 A member of the House of Representatives, Dr Ajibola Muraina (PDP-Oyo), has urged his colleagues to donate at least N100,000 each for the cabin crew of Air Peace Airline involved in the rescuing stranded Nigerians suffering xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Air Peace airline Muraina made the call while addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. […]

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Xenophobia: Sanwo-Olu disburses N6.3m to 314 returnees

By Monsuru Olowoopejo Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State yesterday (Wednesday), disbursed N6.3 million to the 314 Nigerians returning from South Africa. Sanwo-Olu added that each of the returnees would be given N20,000 to assist them in settling down in the country. Details soon… Vanguard Hits: 0

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Breaking: 2nd batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing xenophobia arrive from South Africa

The second batch of Nigerian returnees fleeing from xenophobic attacks in South Africa arrived in Nigeria on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the fleeing returnees were aided by the Federal Government with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace. 163 more stranded Nigerians return from Libya(Opens in a new browser […]

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Christian students urge Nigeria, South Africa to sheath sword, embrace dialogue

Arogbonlo Israel The Nigerian Christian students under the platform of Student Christian Movement (SCM) of Nigeria in very strong terms, have condemned the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa, and the retaliatory attacks on businesses with South African interests in some countries in Africa. Evangelist Onyemobi The statement was signed […]

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Xenophobia: Dabiri-Erewa urges state govts help returnees from SA

Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Executive Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has urged state governments to ensure proper reintegration of returnees from South Africa into the society. SSA to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa Dabiri-Erewa made the appeal at a World News Conference in Abuja on Monday. She said that […]

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Xenophobia: Allen Onyema gesture deserves national honour – Onuoha

By Chris Onuoha Chairman, Air Peace Airline, Bar. Allen Onyema’s unprecedented offer of flying willing Nigerians back home from South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks deserves not just a commendation, but a national honour by the Federal Government, says Chief Michael Onuoha. Chief Michael Onuoha Chief Onuoha, an Abuja based businessman and politician […]

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Xenophobia: South Africa sends special envoys to Nigeria, Tanzania, Ghana, others

President Cyril Ramaphosa is sending special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several heads of state and governments across Africa amid tensions and violence in the country. Ramaphosa and Buhari “The special envoys will deliver a message from President Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts South Africa, which […]

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(Video) Xenophobic Attacks: South Africa’s school children reactions

Schoolchildren in the South African city of Durban have been telling the BBC how they feel about the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in the country. The students, some of whom are from Zimbabwe and Ethiopia, told BBC What’s New? about the importance of accepting people from other countries as a way of learning about different […]

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xenophobia: No Nigerian arrested during evacuation from South Africa

Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, says no Nigerian was arrested in the cause of evacuation of those voluntarily wish to leave South Africa following xenophobic attacks on them. No Nigerian arrested during the evacuation from South Africa Adama told NAN through telephone in Abuja that no returnee was detained or refused to board […]

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Xenophobic Attacks : First batch of 320 Nigerians return aboard Air Peace plane

By Lawani Mikairu The first batch of 320 Nigerians will today return aboard Air Peace plane from South Africa following incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other foreigners in that country. The Boeing 777 plane departed South Africa by 9:00 a.m, Nigeria time, and arrived the Cargo wing of the Muritala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. […]

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Blundered past, xenophobia and diplomatic crossroads

By Samuel Orovwuje You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today – Abraham Lincoln THE Nigeria – South Africa Relations has displayed two contrasting faces over the last three decades or so. Nigeria’s flamboyant and frenetic African relations consistently reflect a strong sense of cooperation, solidarity and intoxicating big brother role; in […]

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Our zerophobia worse than xenophobia

By Yinka Odumakin THE serial xenophobic attacks on Nigerians should not have been the best way South Africans could have repaid Nigeria for our contributions to the anti-apartheid struggle. I have been wondering what would be running through the minds of ANC cadres who joined us as students in Ife and Ibadan in our university […]

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South African xenophobia, the fire this time (2)

ALTHOUGH the mob actions against South African businesses in Nigeria were ill-advised and regrettable, they helped shake the President Muhammadu Buhari government for once to take needful actions. Continue reading South African xenophobia, the fire this time (2) at Vanguard News. Hits: 0