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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Apologizes For Xenophobic Attacks

South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has reportedly tendered his apology following verbal attacks he suffered when crowd jeered and whistled at him on Saturday, during the Zimbabwean ex-leader, Robert Mugabe’s funeral in Zimbabwe. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest

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‘640 Nigerians Will Return Soon From South Africa’ Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chairperson of Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has revealed that about 640 Nigerians have indicated interest to leave the country and return to Nigeria. She disclosed this much to journalists yesterday, this report varied from the previous one in which Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s Consul-General in South Africa, had said that 400 Nigerians indicated interest to return home.

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Xenophobia; Nigerian Govt Pulls Out From WEF, Jim Ovia Withdraws As Well, NANS Gives South Africans Ultimatum To Leave Nigerian By Monday

The government of Nigeria was quiet busy yesterday as they took concrete steps and measures to not only communicate their displeasure with the Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, they also showed they were ready to cut off ties with the country if need be. The Federal Government after a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama and

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Breaking News; MTN Shuts Down Operations In Nigeria Until Further Notice

The management of MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has announced the closure of all its stores and centres across the country over the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The telecommunications giant, in a statement issued to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), stated that it decided to shut down its stores because of retaliatory attack on its facilities in Nigeria. In the

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Xenophobia; Nigerian Government Reacts To Recent Arson Attacks On Nigerians

Nigerians living in South Africa have suffered irreparable loss over the incessant Xenophobic attacks in the past years. However, the recent attack at the Nigerian embassy and burning of shops and houses owned by Nigerians seemed to be the height of the attacks. Though the South African police has arrested some people over the arson attacks on Nigerians’ shops in

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Ruggedman Receives Another Attack Threat In South Africa, 24 Hours After He Suffered Similar Attack In The UK

Veteran rapper, Ruggedman seems to have ddeply offended fans of Nigerian Singer Naira Marley. Ruggedman was recently attacked by 4 masked men, who are fans of Naira Marley popularly called ‘Marlians’, in London. The attack happened to Ruggedman in London, few hours after Marley was released from EFCC custody in Lagos. The latest news is that Ruggedman, who was very

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South African Citizens Issue Final Vacation Notice To All Foreigners, To Leave Their Country Or Die

It appears the xenophobia in South Africa, which happened recently, will still reoccur again. And if that is the case, Nigerians and other foreigners in South Africa need to brace themselves for more crisis ahead. As some South African citizens have written an open letter to all foreigners to leave their country. The letter, stated that after their elections on

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Xenophobia: Two More Nigerians Stabbed To Death In South Africa

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to rise with two latest Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks in the country. The Nigerians were stabbed to death in Johannesburg and Cape Town on Friday and Saturday respectively. The Assistant Public Relations Officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa, Odefa Ikele, confirmed the killings in a telephone interview with

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