TIWA SAVAGE CALLS OFF PERFORMANCE IN SOUTH AFRICA OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Popular Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has canceled her performance at the upcoming DSTV festival in South Africa. Tiwa Savage announced this on Tuesday following xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The mother of one lamenting about killings of Nigerians said her decision was in solidarity with victims of attacks in South Africa. On her verified Twitter page, she wrote: “I refuse to watch the barbaric butchering of my people in SA. This is SICK. “For this reason, I will NOT be performing at the upcoming DSTV delicious Festival in…

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ANOTHER NIGERIAN KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA BY POLICEMEN, SEE PIX

46-year-old Pius Ezekwem, a Nigerian businessman residing in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa has been killed. According to reports, Pius who ran a chain of bed and breakfast guest houses, was picked up by eight police officers at a Nigerian eatery last weekend and was forcefully taken to his home for a search and interrogation. An argument between Pius and the South African police officers degenerated so fast that a gun shot was fired, leading to Pius’ death. Pius was married to a South African who was present…

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SOUTH AFRICA REACTS TO NANS CALL FOR PROTESTS 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, International Relations and Cooperation, to have expressed the feeling at the South African Development Community (SADC) meeting held in South Africa on Sunday. She…

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BUHARI RAMAPHOSA.TO MEET OVER XENOPHOBIA KILLINGS SAYS DABIRI-EREWA

Abike Dabiri-Erewa President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to meet with South African president, Cyril Ramaphosa over the persistent xenophobic attack on Nigerians in the latter’s country. The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerians In Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Erewa made this known on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. The Nigerian and South African presidents will also discuss bilateral issues that will strengthen the relationship between the two countries. Abike-Dabiri said that as soon as President Buhari’s new cabinet is constituted, the ministers of Foreign Affairs for both country will also meet.…

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NAN PICKETS MTN DSTV OVER XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

Tunji Bosun, Abeokuta The National Association of Nigerian Students on Thursday pickets three South African Companies including MTN office in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, protesting frequent Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. The other offices picketed were MultiChoice DSTV and Stanbic IBTC branch, all in Oke-Ilewo, Abeokuta. The protesting students led by National Public Relations Officer of NANS, Azeez Adeyemi carried placards with different inscriptions such as “South Africans have declared war; Enough is Enough; Nigerian Students can no longer keep quiet while South Africans kill Nigerians and All…

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NANS GIVE MTN, MULTICHOICE SHOPRITE 7 DAYS TO LEAVE NIGERIA OVER SOUTH AFRICANS’ XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

By Anule Emmanuel The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), yesterday, gave all South African companies operating in Nigeria to shut down within seven days and move out of the country. The umbrella body of students in Nigeria specifically mentioned telecommunications giant, MTN, Multichoice and Shoprite. The ultimatum, which was issued at a joint press conference addressed by the leadership of NANS and the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), came on the heels of incessant attacks and murder of Nigerians in South Africa. President of NANS, Comrade Danielson Akpan, who…

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XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS FROM SOUTH AFRICA: WE ARE REACHING A TIPPING POINT, ABIKE DABIRI-EREWA WARNS

The Chairman, National Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has again condemned the killing of Nigerians in South Africa. At a meeting with officials of the National Association of Nigerian Students in Abuja, she said, “we are reaching a tipping point, we are getting to a point where Nigerians are getting really angry and they can’t take it anymore”. Speaking further, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa, noted that there has to be a stronger policy decision. “It’s going to be one of the priorities that the Minister of Foreign Affairs would meet again with…

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ANOTHER NIGERIAN SHOT DEAD IN SOUTH AFRICA

Mr Benjamin Simeon and a native of Okposi in Ebonyi State in South-east was allegedly shot by yet to be unidentified gunmen in the early hours of Saturday in Johannesburg, a city in South Africa. The spokesperson for the association, Mr Sunny-Wenike Douglas, explained that until his death, late Simeon was a Taxify driver. The victim was said to have been killed almost immediately after dropping off his clients in a part of the city. Douglas added that an investigating officer with the South Africa Police Service confirmed that a…

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NANS SHUT MTN HEADQUARTERS IN KADUNA OVER KILLING OF NIGERIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Thursday closed the Kaduna office of South African Telecommunication giant, MTN, over xenophobic attacks and killings of 118 Nigerians in the last two years. NANS’ Director, Travels and Exchange, Mr Dominic Philip, explained in Kaduna that the step was necessary to curb further attacks, looting, destruction and mindless killings of African nationalities, particularly Nigerians in South Africa. Philip recalled that Nigeria had contributed morally, financially, diplomatically and logistically to the agitations that eventually led to the emancipation of South Africans from white’s…

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NIGERIAN TEENAGER KILLED IN SOUTH AFRICA

As Nigerians mourn Mrs Obianuju Ndubuisi-Chukwu, a Nigerian insurance chief, who was murdered in South Africa. Ndubisi-Chukwu was the Deputy Director-General of the Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria and was killed on June 13 in her hotel room. However, the country has again recorded the ruthless assassination of a teenager, Chinonso Dennis Obiaju, 17, a Nigerian still in high school. He was shot dead in Johannesburg on Saturday. The President of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, Mr Adetola Olubajo, who confirmed the killing to the News Agency of Nigeria,…

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