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South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed.
The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has commended the leader of the South African Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, for condemning xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa.
Despite apologies rendered to Nigeria by President Cyril Ramaphosa of South African over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, his administration has denied Air Peace landing permit at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.
The flight billed to airlift Nigerians from South Africa has been delayed because authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg is yet to give permit to the airline for the flight.
Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace, has been commended for rescuing Nigerians in South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic crisis in that country.
Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Executive Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), has urged state governments to ensure proper reintegration of returnees from South Africa into the society.
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.
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has dispatched a peace envoy to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country against foreigners, especially Nigerians.
Mr Olusegun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has commended the Air Peace Chief Executive Officer, Mr Allen Onyema, for his prompt evacuation of Nigerians caught up in the xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Two months after taking up the teaching job, what would seem like the first sign of xenophobia reared its head. The South African authorities came up with a law barring all foreigners from their education sector. “I had no option but to resort to buying and selling.”
For the 187 Nigerians who returned home from South Africa on Wednesday, it is time to thank God for sparing their lives from the jaws of death impelled by xenophobic attacks in the rainbow country
The Senator representing Anambra South in the National Assembly, Ifeanyi Ubah, has commended the Chairman of Air Peace Airlines, Allen Onyema, for his exceptional display of patriotism.
The Presiding Pastor, Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Auchi, Apostle Johnson Suleiman, says he is willing to assist in airlifting more Nigerians willing to return home from South Africa.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has lauded Air Peace Airlines for the successful evacuation of the first batch of 178 Nigerians willing to return from South Africa.
The Air Peace flight MEN2759 conveying 188 Nigerians from South Africa has arrived at the international wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) in Lagos at 9:35 pm local time.
The Nigeria Football Federation has hinted it wants to follow up the international friendly, arranged for the Super Eagles, against Five-time World Champions, Brazil, with another grade A friendly with an African team.
The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are ‘harmed’ during the process of seeking medical care.
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), said on Tuesday it has enough cows and pastoralists to meet the country’s milk requirements.
The Kogi State Government is set to inaugurate a newly-constructed rice mill worth over N4 billion and with the capacity to produce 50 tonnes of rice per day.
The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has confirmed that the Super Eagles would slug it out with South American giant, Brazil in a friendly match, expected to take place in Singapore on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
Thirty-six people are missing after a boat sank in the Congo river on the outskirts of Kinshasa, DR Congo police said on Sunday.
Former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, has said ex-President Goodluck Jonathan was not directly involved in the removal of Ayo Salami, an ex-president of the Court of Appeal.
The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that he congratulated the President after the tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit the President at night.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerian government and other countries whose citizens were victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa to initiate sanctions against the latter should the government fail to take satisfactory steps at dealing with the menace.
The Political Adviser to ex-Comrade governor Adams Oshiomhole, Hon. Charles Idahosa, has alleged that the quarrel between his former boss, now National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress and governor Godwin Obaseki, would not end soon because Oshiomhole was envious and jealous of Governor Obaseki’s achievements.