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President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 1

President Buhari: I’m devoted to Nigeria’s unity

President Muhammadu Buhari has restated his commitment to the unity of Nigeria. He vowed to devote all his time and energy to promote it for the benefit of Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.” 2

President Buhari: I’ll carry everyone along

President Muhammadu Buhari assured on Wednesday that he will do everything within his power to “carry everyone along on my last lap as a democratically-elected leader.”
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US ambassador to EU faces questions in Donald Trump impeachment probe

US Congress’s impeachment investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to the U.S. ambassador to the EU and the role he may have played in trying to get Ukraine to probe Trump’s political rival, Joseph Biden.
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.
Recall that President Buhari left Nigeria for South Africa on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and to have bilateral discussion with him.

Xenophobia: I was shocked over attacks on Nigerians – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that he was shocked over the attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. He described the attacks of foreign nationals in the country as embarrassment to the African continent.

ECOWAS Court president appeal member states on enforcement of its judgments

Justice Edward Asante, President of the ECOWAS Court of Justice, has appealed to member states to enforce judgment passed by the Court, an issue he noted was a major challenge of the Court.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday (12.00 midnight) join about 53 world leaders in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the opening of the summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).3

Saudi Arabia set to further improve relations with Nigeria

Amb. Adnan Mahmoud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Nigeria on Monday said that the country was keen on improving the excellent relationship shared by both countries.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Xenophobia: Geoffrey Onyeama did not refuse to appear before federal lawmakers – ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dismissed allegations that its minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, refused to appear before the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has said that the Nigerian Government would use the Forum of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to seek global support fighting terrorism and increasing Foreign Direct Investments (FDI).

Xenophobia: Foreign affairs minister didn’t disobey Hose of Reps – ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has denied allegation credited to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, that the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, refused to appear before the House to respond to the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Xenophobia: Speaker Gbajabiamila vows to drag minister before President Buhari

Femi Gbajabiamila, Speaker, House of Representatives, has vowed to report the attitude of Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, to President Muhammadu Buhari, following the minister’s refusal to honour several invitations extended to him by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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Iran confirms three Australians arrested for ‘spying’ charges

Iran’s judiciary on Tuesday confirmed the detention of three Australians on suspicion of spying, Tasnim news agency reported.
A man waves as he disembarks from a plane as a first group of Nigerians repatriated from South Africa following xenophobic violence arrives in Lagos on September 11, 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerians flee South Africa xenophobic violence

Five years ago, the young technician left Imo in southern Nigeria to start a new life in South Africa's economic capital Johannesburg.

Federal government commends Air Peace for evacuating Nigerians 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.

Top envoy leads Nigerian delegation to Burkina Faso terrorism summit

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, will lead the Nigerian delegation to the ministerial meeting of the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government on fight against terrorism.

Another 327 Nigerians to be evacuated from South Africa Thursday

The federal government has revealed that the second batch of Nigerians who are 327 in number would be evacuated from South Africa on Thursday or Friday following the recent xenophobic attacks.

Stranded Nigerians lack required papers to return home

Nigerians stranded in South Africa may have to wait longer before returning home, following the lack of traveling documents by most of them.
The speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, stated this in Abuja, on Friday, while speaking at a press conference. 5

House of Reps: We’ll fund xenophobic victims’ suit against South Africa

In response to the losses incurred by Nigerians, the House of Representatives has said it will approve funds for victims of the attacks who wish to take legal action against the country.
The Chinese government has pledged to fund the office of the President of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Prof. Tijjani Muhammad Bande, for the next one year, Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed on Wednesday. 2

President Buhari: We will honour all agreements with China

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday assured that Nigeria is ready to provide counterpart funding on all agreements reached with China for the provision of infrastructure that directly improves the livelihood of Nigerians.

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