NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA TO ISSUE 10-YR VISAS TO ACADEMICS, BUSINESSMEN

Following successful conclusion of the 9th Bi-National Commission of South Africa and Nigeria meeting in Pretoria, South Africa, which was elevated to the level of heads of state, both countries have agreed on issuing 10-year visas to businessmen, academics and frequent travelers. The agreement was reached in a meeting co-chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, which was the first time both presidents will preside since the Bi-National Commission was elevated. The decision was taken to encourage more people-to-people contacts among citizens of both countries…

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XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS: SEE WHAT BUHARI TOLD SOUTH AFRICANS, NIGERIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA

President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Pretoria, South Africa, called for more tolerance, vigilance and heightened security in countries to ensure safety of citizens, noting that competition heralded by globalization, especially with ease in migration, will only get more intense for businesses. Responding to questions during a press conference at the Union Building, alongside his host, President Cyril Ramaphosa, the President said authorities should be more pro-active in detecting early signals of violence between competitors, while migrants and companies should adhere to the local laws of countries. “Police must be on…

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SOUTH AFRICSN VISIT: WHAT BUHARI TOLD CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SEE PICS

Brotherly handshake: Buhari and Ramaphosa after frank talk Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday began a visit to South Africa and minced no words when he condemned in the strongest terms the attack on Nigerians and other Africans in the country, and called for implementation of measures meant for the prevention of such incidents. He also called for the protection of foreigners. Buhari is visiting South Africa weeks after xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg stirred tension between Nigeria and South Africa, Africa’s leading economies. On Thursday, Buhari and his host Cyril…

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BUHARI ARRIVES SOUTH AFRICA ON 3-DAY VISIT

  President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet Thursday to discuss bolstering trade ties and political cooperation as both struggle to kickstart their stuttering economies. But the recent violence in South Africa targeting foreigners  — including Nigerians — threatens to dominate the talks. Buhari was met by South Africa’s Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor after his arrival at the Waterkloof military…

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