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EDITORS NOTE: Graphic content / Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) wave flags and chant slogans as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the imprisonnement of a Shiite, in Abuja, on October 29, 2018. - The army and police confronted members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), the group's spokesman Ibrahim Musa told AFP, amid reports of casualties. Rights groups have accused Nigeria's military of killing more than 300 IMN supporters and burying them in mass graves during the 2015 confrontation, a charge the military strongly denies. (Photo by Sodiq ADELAKUN / AFP)

IMN: Shi’ites can’t be reason for US visa restriction on Nigeria

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria, also known as Shi’ites, said that there was no basis for the United States to extend visa restrictions to Nigeria simply because of their activities in the country.
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.

South Africa boils again as violence erupts in Johannesburg

An anti-foreigner shut down is ongoing in Diepsloot, Johannesburg North, South Africa, the Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) has said.
The Senator representing Plateau North Senatorial District, Istifanus Gyang, has said that every part of the country requires rapid, sustained and sufficient cover to deal with its emerging security challenges.

Senator Gyang: We’ll stand against Hate Speech bill

The Deputy Chairman Senate Committee on Defence and Senator representing Plateau North, Barr. Istifanus Gyang, has kicked against the Hate Speech bill and a bill for the protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation which has passed second reading in the floor of the Nigerian Senate.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a joint press conference with his Russian counterpart at the Kremlin in Moscow on April 8, 2019. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV - AFP)

Turkey begins deportation of foreign IS fighters

Turkey has begun sending captured foreign Islamic State (IS) members back to their original countries as of Monday, a Turkish official said.
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Six Indian students jailed in US over immigration fraud

A US court has sentenced six of the eight Indians arrested in the Farmington University immigration fraud case, as per U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regulations.
At last, the Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the 2019 budget presented to it by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in February.

Local economy in Lagos threatened by foreign nationals – lawmakers

Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have raised the alarm over commercial activities by some players and producers considered inimical to existence and growth of local markets and entrepreneurship in the state.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed the national honour of “The Order of Friendship” on Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.

President Putin honours Afreximbank chief with Russian National Award

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday bestowed the national honour of “The Order of Friendship” on Prof. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) in Moscow.
Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo says his administration is doing a lot from its end to tackle illegal migration to Europe but needs more support from partners.

Migration: Edo governor seeks closure of illegal entry points into Nigeria

The Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has called for the closure of illegal entry points into the country to curb nefarious activities of some illegal migrants.
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.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Cyril Ramaphosa to host President Buhari in South Africa

Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari will this week travel to South Africa for a State visit, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Bi-National Commission (BNC).
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo advises evacuated Nigerians to prepare to return to South Africa

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has advised Nigerians evacuated from South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in the Rainbow Nation to get ready to go back.

Police arrest ‘wanted internet fraudster’ in Abuja

A police source said the Imo State born suspect, allegedly designed a payment portal, known as Payoneer, which he linked to his book selling website, Amazon. com, where he was stealing credits cards details and identities of their owner using his Payoneer, payment portal.
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

UN: 1,500 flee homes in South Africa amid xenophobic violence

At least 1,500 foreign nationals have been forced to flee their homes in South Africa amid a surge in deadly xenophobic violence in the country, the United Nations said Friday.
Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: No need to apologise Nigeria – Jo’burg mayor

Mayor of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba has said it “was not necessary” for South Africa to apologise to Nigeria for the recent xenophobic attacks.
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.
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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.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa make a speech at the official funeral service of the later former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe on September 14, 2019 at National Sports Stadium in Harare. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled during his speech before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks in his home country. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.TONY KARUMBA / AFP

Xenophobia: South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa sends special envoys to President Buhari, others

President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa is set to send special envoys to several African leaders including Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari in light of xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in his country.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa booed at Robert Mugabe’s memorial

Earlier the South African president had received a lukewarm applause when his arrival was announced at the Rufaro Stadium where the memorial service was being held.

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

Panic as two ‘Lassa fever’ cases reported in Calabar

There was trepidation, Monday among residents of Calabar, the Cross River State capital over reported case of Lassa fever at University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH.

Lagos to begin full enforcement of ban on Okada, tricycles February 1

Lagos State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotosho, has disclosed that the state would from February 1, commence full implementation of the ban on all motorcycles and tricycles in some major parts of the metropolis.
The inauguration of the much-talked about South West security outfit, Operation Amotekun, is about to begin at the Oyo State Governor’s Office, State Secretariat in Agodi, Ibadan.

Amotekun a covert effort to Christianise Southwest Nigeria – Muslim group

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, has threatened to hold a peaceful protest in support of the recently launched Western Nigeria Security Network code-named Amotekun.

Osun government, Muslim group disagree over Amotekun

A Muslim group, Supreme Council for Sharia in Nigeria has described the Western Nigeria Security Outfit tagged “Operation Amotekun” has a subtle effort to Christianise the region.
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Ondo council poll: 101 APC aspirants vie for 18 chairmanship seats at screening

No fewer than 101 aspirants on the platform of All Progressives Congress, Ondo State are vying for the 18 chairmanship seats in the ongoing screening exercise of the party in Akure, the state capital in preparation for the April 18, 2020 local government election.