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There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.

Key takeaways from President Buhari’s visit to South Africa

There were several crucial outcomes from the three-day state visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Republic of South Africa, October 2nd – 4th, 2019, and here are some highlights from the historic journey.
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria after his trip to New York where he participated in the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. 1

Xenophobia: President Buhari jets to South Africa with three governors, seven ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari will today depart Abuja on a three-day state visit to South Africa following an invitation by President Cyril Ramaphosa, to discuss the welfare of Nigerians in that country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has departed Japan after participating in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development in the country.

President Buhari leaves for UN General Assembly in New York today

President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja today for New York, United States to participate in the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA74).
Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has emerged President of the 74th UN General Assembly.

Nigeria’s Tijjani Bande takes over as UNGA president

Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year.
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Special Envoy to Nigeria, Jeff Radebe, conveyed the apology when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.

Xenophobia: South African special envoy meets President Buhari, apologises to Nigerians

South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.
Clayson Monyela

South Africa: Nigeria overreacted to recent xenophobic attacks – official

Clayson Monyela, spokesman of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) in South Africa, says Nigeria overreacted to the recent xenophobic attack in the country.

President Buhari to attend ECOWAS summit on counter-terrorism

Given the growing threat of terrorism in the sub-region, President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja on Saturday to attend the one-day ECOWAS Heads of State and Government Extraordinary Summit on Counter-Terrorism, in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Xenophobia: Zimbabwe considers repatriation plan for affected citizens in South Africa – reports

The Zimbabwean government has become the second to announce the voluntary evacuation of some citizens from South Africa after two of their nationals died during xenophobic violence, media reports said on Wednesday.

Xenophobia: First batch of 320 Nigerians to return on Wednesday – envoy

The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that the first batch of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa would depart South Africa for Lagos on Wednesday.
Tension heightened on Sunday in the Johannesburg Central Business District in South Africa following fresh protests by a group which has been demanding that foreigners leave the country.

Xenophobia: South Africans plan ambush for returning Nigerians

Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari receives report of special envoy to South Africa

The Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Femi Adesina, on Monday said President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the special envoy he sent to South Africa in the wake of xenophobic attacks on Nigerian living in the country.
Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Official: 640 Nigerians set to return from South Africa

The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed this to journalists on Monday after a closed-door meeting with the Senate Committee on Diaspora in Abuja.
President Buhari at the event

President Buhari orders evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, to further engage the South African authorities on “appropriate measures” the latter will take to end the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

Xenophobia: What President Buhari’s special envoy told South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to South Africa expressed “concern at recent events in South Africa” during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter’s spokesperson has said.
The Acting High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Bobby J. Moroe, issued a statement assuring of foreigners safety in the Rainbow Nation.

We’re committed to strengthening ties with Nigeria – South African envoy

The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador Bobby Moroe, has said that his country remained committed to strengthening bilateral ties with Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s special envoy returns from South Africa

The special envoy President Muhmmadu Buhari sent to South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country has returned to Nigeria.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s envoy meets South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa today

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special envoy, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, has arrived in Johannesburg and is expected to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.

Federal government delegation condoles with NIA chief over sister’s demise

A federal government delegation was in Katsina State on Saturday to condole with a prominent son of the state, Ambassador Ahmed Rufa’i Abubakar, the Director General, National Intelligence Agency (NIA) following the death of his sister, Hajiya Fatima Aliyu.

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