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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.
The Founder-Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, has withdrawn from further activities at the World Economic Forum Africa 2019, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa.

Jim Ovia withdraws from the World Economic Forum

Before taking his exit, Mr. Ovia stressed the need for youth empowerment and better government policies to curb continual attacks on persons living within and outside Africa. He belaboured that until positive change towards collective growth happens on this front, the continent would not reach its potential.
Humphrey Olumakaiye

Xenophobia: Anglican communion advises Nigeria, South Africa

The Diocese of Lagos, (Anglican Communion) has condemned in totality the ugly trend of xenophobic attacks of Nigerians and other African nationals by South Africans which reached its peak recently and has since sparked pockets of violent reprisals from citizens of victim-countries, especially 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.
The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, was forced to close its doors on Wednesday after it came under attack, EWN and eNCA reported.

South African embassy in Nigeria closed after retaliatory attacks

The South African embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, was forced to close its doors on Wednesday after it came under attack, EWN and eNCA reported.
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Xenophobia: Group urges federal government to severe diplomatic ties with South Africa

A group, Democracy Network (DN), has urged the Federal government to evoke diplomatic actions against South Africa until satisfactory action is taken to address the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.
Acting High Commissioner of the Republic of South Africa, to the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Mr Bobby J. Moroe

Xenophobia attack mere sporadic act of violence – South Africa envoy

South African government has denied reports Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

Xenophobia: President Buhari sends special envoy to South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari has noted with deep concern, reported attacks on Nigerian citizens and property in South Africa since August 29, 2019.

Xenophobia: Lawyer urges federal government to take drastic measures

A constitutional lawyer, Mr Realwan Okpanachi, has urged the Federal Government to take drastic measures that would send a strong signal to the South African Government over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

Babatunde Fashola: Don’t fall victims of scammers creating Facebook accounts in my name

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has again disclaimed as fake a Facebook account set up in his name alongside his picture, warning members of the public against being deceived by dupes and scammers.

US visa reciprocity fee remains for now – embassy

The newly introduced reciprocity fee on approved US visas will remain in force until the embassy in Nigeria receives official diplomatic communications from the federal government on a new fee schedule for Americans seeking US visas.

US increases tourism visa cost to N99, 900 for Nigerians

The United States Embassy in Nigeria says effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the N59, 200 fee but will have to pay an extra $110 (N40, 700) after the visa has been issued to them bringing the total cost to N99, 900.
A night raid blamed on Boko Haram has left a dozen villagers dead in southeastern Niger on the frontier with Nigeria, a local official said Saturday.

Boko Haram: We have lost confidence in military – Borno residents

Residents of Borno state have revealed that they have lost confidence in the military over the lingering Boko Haram crisis saying Boko Haram now attacks without any counter measure.
One of the indicted Nigerians arrested for online scam in the US

FBI nabs more Nigerians in US for internet fraud

Scores of Nigerians have been arrested in U.S. by the Federal Bureau of Intelligence (FBI) in a major conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through fraud schemes and launder the money through a Los Angeles-based network.
EL PASO, TEXAS – AUGUST 06: FBI personnel drive in a vehicle in the Walmart parking lot as investigations continue at the scene of a mass shooting, which left at least 22 people dead, on August 6, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. A 21-year-old white male suspect remains in custody in El Paso which sits along the U.S.-Mexico border. President Donald Trump plans to visit the city August 7. Mario Tama/Getty Images/AFP

77 Nigerian nationals charged for massive fraud, money laundering in US — full list

A 252-count federal grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday charged 77 Nigerian nationals with participating in a massive conspiracy to steal millions of dollars through a variety of fraud schemes and launder the funds through a Los Angeles-based money laundering network.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana calls on federal government to publish names of naval, police detainees

A Lagos lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, has called on the federal government to publish names of the 67 Nigerians ‘illegally’ detained and held incommunicado by the Nigerian Navy and Police since last year.
Over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes by South African police, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala has revealed.

6,089 Nigerians under police probe in South Africa

Over 6,000 Nigerians are being investigated for various crimes by South African police, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Kabir Bala has revealed.

Femi Falana gives NHRC ultimatum to compel Navy for release of detainees or face...

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and human rights activist, Femi Falana, has given the Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), seven days ultimatum to compel the Nigerian Navy for the release of detainees in its custody or face legal action.

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CHAN: Imama Amapakabo to lead Super Eagles to Lome on Friday

Head Coach of National U23 team Imama Amapakabo will lead the Home-based Super Eagles, known as Eagles B, to Lome on Friday for the first leg of a 2020 African Nations Championship qualifying fixture against the Sparrow Hawks coming up on Sunday.
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NFF hunts for African opposition ahead 2021 AFCON qualifiers

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) is working hard at sealing a match with an African team for the Super Eagles, after announcing on Monday night that the three-time African champions will play Brazil in a friendly in Singapore on October 13.
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Three arrested for ‘kidnapping’ Katsina council chief’s kids

The police in Katsina State have arrested three suspects in connection with the kidnap of two children of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Matazu Local Government Area of the state, Kabiru Matazu.
Nigeria will face five-time world champions Brazil, Portugal, and Oman in Group D of the preliminary round of 2019 Beach Soccer World Cup in Paraguay.

Emeka Ogbonna: Sand Eagles not fazed by Brazil, Portugal challenge

Sand Eagles player Emeka Ogbonna has told brila.net that there’s little to worry about Nigeria’s chances at the World Cup with the Eagles drawn against Brazil as well as Portugal and Oman.
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

Xenophobia: Nobody should blame those who don’t want to return – Jonathan Nnaji

Dr. Jonathan Nnaji, chairman board of trustees of Igbo speaking community in Lagos State, has said that Nigerians who have chosen to remain in South Africa than return to the country should not be blamed because the country has refused to set its priorities right.