817 NIGERIANS AWAITING EVACUATION IN SOUTH AFRICA- FG

No fewer than 817 Nigerians had yet to be evacuated from South Africa as of Tuesday. The Federal Government had on Wednesday last week evacuated 187 Nigerians from South Africa following xenophobic attacks on them and other Africans. On Tuesday, the Consul-General, Nigerian High Commission in South Africa, Godwin Adama, in a telephone interview with one of our correspondents, said the number of those who had registered for evacuation had increased to 1,004. Last week, the Federal Government had said 604 registered for evacuation. No fewer than 320 were supposed…

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ANOTHER BATCH OF 319 NIGERIANS RETURN FROM SOUTH AFRICA

A second batch of 319 Nigerians returned from South Africa on Wednesday evening. The returnees arrived on an Air Peace flight at the Murtala Muhammed International airport, Lagos, at about 7:21 p.m. Details of the flight were contained in a statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The latest returnees join the 178 Nigerians who also returned voluntarily from South Africa last week. They were also airlifted by Air Peace. Air Peace Commended Earlier on Wednesday, Allen Onyema, chairman of Air Peace, was commended by Nigerian lawmakers at their plenary.…

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XENOPHOBIA: EVACUATION FLIGHT FOR RETURNING NIGERIANS DELAYED

By Chinedu Eze It has been confirmed that the flight billed to airlift Nigerians from South Africa has been delayed because authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg are yet to give permit to the airline for the flight. The flight was billed to take off at 1:00am early Tuesday and arrive Johannesburg at 7:00 am. The flight was also planned to leave the OR Tambo International Airport Johannesburg at 12:00 pm for Nigeria, to arrive the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos by 7:00 pm. But with this…

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XENOPHOBIA: OGUN, IMO TOP RETURNEES LIST

Second batch arrive Tuesday Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The federal government on Monday revealed that Ogun and Imo States had the highest number of returnees who were evacuated from South Africa last week. It added that in the profiling of the 187 already in the country according to States, Ogun had the highest number with 30 followed by Imo with 28. The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this at a press conference while giving an update on the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa. Air Peace…

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OVER 400 NIGERIANS WANT TO BE EVACUATED FROM SOUTH AFRICA – NIGEEIAN MISSION

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks. Nigeria’s Consul General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, said this in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja. Adama noted that Air Peace had offered to airlift those willing to return home sequel to the attacks on Nigerians and their businesses by South Africans. According to him, the first batch of Nigerians who are willing to return…

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REAL REASON FG COULD NOT NATIONALISE OR TAKE OVER SOUTH AFRICAN ASSETS, INVESTMENTS IN THE COUNTRY

We’ll not tolerate reprisal, lawlessness, says Lagos Gov Standard Bank Group: We stand ashamed before our African brothers and sisters FG: No Bomb Explosion at SA High Commission Tobi Soniyi and Segun James Nigeria stands to incur a huge cost if it decides to nationalise South African businesses in Nigeria in retaliation against xenophobic attacks on its citizens living in South Africa. This is because there is a clause in the trade agreement between both countries that clearly forbids such action, THISDAY has learnt. This is just as the Governor…

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SOUTH AFRICA: 497 ARRESTED AS LOOTING CONTINUES

The South African police on Friday reported that they have arrested 497 suspects who have been looting shops in Gauteng Province. Xinhua reports that Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests since violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497. She said the situation in Katlehong and other areas in the Province remains calm as the number of incidents continue to decline. Peters said while 11 people were killed during this period, only seven deaths have been directly linked…

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CYRIL RAMAPHOSA, SOUTH AFRICA GIVES ACTUSL FIGURE OF CASUSLTIES IN SOUTH AFRICA’S XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday said that at least 10 persons have been killed, two of them foreigners, in a wave of riots and attacks. The president said this in a televised address in Johannesburg. “Over the past few days, our country has been deeply traumatised and troubled by acts of violence and criminality directed against foreign nationals and our own citizens,” Mr Ramaphosa said. “People have lost their lives, families have been traumatised … We know that at least 10 people have been killed in the violence.…

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FG EXPLAINS RECALL OF ITS HIGH COMMISSIONER IN SOUTH AFRICA

[FILES] Lai Mohammed. PHOTO: LUCY LADIDI The Federal Government has clarified that it is only recalling the country’s High Commissioner in South Africa for consultation, over the recent escalated xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in that country. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, offered the explaination on Thursday on Channels Television’s live programme “Politics Today’’, monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). The minister reiterated the position of his Foreign Affairs counterpart, Geoffrey Onyema, that the high commissioner’s recall for consultation would be after the President’s…

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MAN REVEALS HOW HIS CLEARING COMPANY HAS BEEN BRINGING 4-5 CORPSES OF NIGERIANS EVERY WEEK FROM SOUTH AFRICA, SEE TWEETS

A Nigerian on Twitter who co-owns a clearing company has revealed how his company brings 4 to 5 corpses of Nigerians in South Africa every week, many of them shot point blank. In the Twits, he also reveals that the Nigerian Health Ministry is in the know and should have raises alarm over the killings before now. See the Tweets

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