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 Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other immigrants in South Africa: Enough is Enough By Sonny IROCHE

The frequent and ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African immigrants in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and other South African cities, to say the least is very sad and unbecoming, not only for the Nigeria- South Africa relationship but what this symbolizes and portends for the present and future …

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Elumelu Challenges Japan – “Partner with us in Empowering African Entrepreneurs”

Mr. Elumelu’s statement captured his vision of a relationship between Japan and Africa, which prioritises economic and shared prosperity TOKYO, Japan, August 30, 2019/ — Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Praises Tony Elumelu’s Private-Sector Led Approach to African Development; President of South Africa, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa: “If you want really good …

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Dabiri-Erewa urges S/A police to speed up trial of cops linked to killing of Nigerian; Try attackers of our businesses, Nigerians in S/A demand

By Joy Kaka, Isaac Aregbesola Abuja, Aug.30, 2019 The chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa,  has reiterated her call on the South African Police to speed up the trial of four policemen, linked to the death of Mr Pius Abiaziem. NAN reports that the South African authorities noted that four members …

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TICAD 7: Japan, South Africa, African Development Bank unveil priorities to accelerate Africa’s technology transformation journey

“Let’s be visionary. Let’s be bold. Let’s support concrete initiatives to boost science, technology, and innovation in Africa,”- Akinwumi Adesina YOKOHAMA, Japan, August 29, 2019/ — Science, technology and innovation as well as human resource development are critical in Africa, a continent, which has the biggest potential on earth, Prime …

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Cameroon: Trial of soldiers for killing women, children must lead to justice for victims – Amnesty International

The Cameroonian authorities must leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of justice for two women and two children who were brutally murdered by the military, Amnesty International has said. Seven soldiers allegedly caught on video carrying out the killings have gone on trial. When the video went viral in early …

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Why Nigeria-Benin border is partially closed – President Buhari   

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed the partial closure of Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic to the massive smuggling activities, especially of rice, taking place on that corridor. The Nigerian leader, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), gave the reason during an audience …

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Dakuku: Buhari’s economic agenda dependable   ·     As NIMASA is named Most Reliable Government Organisation

Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, has said that the economic programme of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is not only succeeding, but it is also reliable. Dakuku stated this at the seventh edition of the Pan African International Recognition Awards/Annual Discourse held …

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Students shutdown South Africa’s Shoprite in Ogun over Xenophobia

By Ige Adekunle Sango-Ota (Ogun), Aug.10, 2019 The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) on Saturday shutdown South Africa’s grocery chain, Shoprite at Ota in Ogun State. A News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) correspondent in Ota reports that the students picketed the shopping mall to protest what they described as unrestrained …

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AfDB President Adesina, 3 African leaders for Tony Elumelu foundation forum in Abuja

By Mustapha Sumaila Abuja, 26 July 2019 The leaders of three African countries and the President of African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina, are expected to participate in the on-going Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum in Abuja. The Communication and External Relations Department of AfDB on Friday said  Rwanda’s …

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 In Liberia, President Buhari restates commitment to sub-regional development; Speaks on Nigeria’s economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the Economic and Recovery Growth Plan launched by his administration in 2017 is creating the enabling environment for growth, security and economic revival. In a goodwill message to the Government and people of Liberia on behalf of Nigeria on the occasion of the 172nd …

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 NIA boss, Ahmed Rufai emerges Africa Intelligence Committee Chairperson

  Ambassador Ahmed Rufai Abubakar, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), has been appointed Chairperson of the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA). The Directors-General and Heads of Security and Intelligence Agencies of 52 African countries at their meeting in Abuja unanimously adopted Abubakar as …

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