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South Africa: Nigerians fly back to Lagos after xenophobic attacks

Almost 200 Nigerians have left South Africa and returned to Lagos amid xenophobic violence in the southern African nation. The repatriation came after a cycle of violence burst out in Johannesburg leading to attacks on hundreds of foreigners-owned businesses. Videos circulating online purportedly showing Nigerians being killed triggered outrage online, although Nigeria’s foreign ministry said […]

 Nigeria debunks reports of explosion at South African High Commission in Abuja

The Nigerian government has branded “fake” reports of an alleged explosion at South Africa High Commission in capital Abuja, in wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners including Nigerians in South Africa, Africa News reports. Information minister, Lai Mohammed, Saturday brushed aside the reports of explosion while accusing the opposition for wanting to cause panic and […]

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Nigeria, DRC boycott World Economic Forum taking place in Cape Town

Leaders of Nigeria and the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, have reviewed their plans to attend the World Economic Forum, held in Cape Town, in the wake of xenophobic attacks on foreigners, including Nigerians in South Africa. A top advisor of President Muhammadu Buhari twitted that President Yemi Osinbajo will no longer attend the four-day […]

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South Africa: ‘xenophobic’ attacks against foreigners’ property

The police in Johannesburg Monday said they have detained over 70 people believed to have attacked shops and cars owned by foreigners. Police managed to disperse dozens of people who looted shops and burned down cars believed owned by foreigners among whom several Nigerians. Events started earlier in the day as hundreds of people staged […]

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Nigeria: Buhari appoints cabinet amid dwindling revenues

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari swore members of his cabinet into office on Wednesday with Zainab Ahmed returning to the Finance Ministry and newcomer Timipre Sylva heading up the key Petroleum Ministry as junior minister. According to local media, Buhari will continue as petroleum minister, but Timipre Sylva, former governor of the oil-rich Bayelsa State, will […]

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Nigeria: Bahrain-based Lamar Holding to inject investment into Fintech startup TechAdvance

Bahrain-based energy investment Lamar Holding will invest $1 million into TechAdvance, one of Nigeria’s Fintech startups. The investment will help TechAdvance carry out its expansion program across emerging markets, Zawya media reports citing a statement of the Nigeria firm. Created in 2009, TechAdvance develops payments applications and transformation softwares. “The payments space in emerging markets […]

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Nigeria’s Buhari to pay visit to South Africa in October

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to meet in October to discuss trade relations between the two largest African economies. According to Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, the two leaders will consider recurrent issues concerning the wellbeing of the Nigerian […]

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Nigerian NNPC highlights benefits of Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline

The Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline (NMGP) project will open new vistas for Nigeria’s gas aspirations, the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mallam Mele Kyari, has said. Mallam Kyari disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja at a stakeholders’ engagement involving the corporation, its Moroccan partner on the Gas Project, the Morocco National Office for […]

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Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigeria: secret police arrest presidential candidate

Nigerian security agents have arrested former presidential candidate who was calling for revolution in Africa’s most populous nation. Omoyele Sowore, the flag-bearer of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 presidential election, has been arrested by the operatives of the Department of State Services, local media reported. According to local media, DSS operatives arrested […]

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Crisis in Nigeria ‘far from over’; more efforts needed to help the most vulnerable

Ten years after the start of a violent insurgency in north-east Nigeria plunged the country into a humanitarian crisis that is “still far from over”, the United Nations and its aid partners have underscored the need to “collectively redouble efforts” to help the most vulnerable. “We are here today to remember those who have lost […]

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