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First batch of Nigerians from South Africa hits Lagos 1pm today

The first batch of Nigerians evacuated from South Africa will arrive today (September 11) at 1pm at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA).
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.

Nigerian Professionals: Xenophobic attacks, threat to Africa’s economic growth

Ms Omotola Adetunji, the Founder, Guild of Nigerian Professionals in South Africa (GNP-SA), says recurring attacks against foreigners in that country portends great dangers to the unity and economic prosperity of Africa.

Veteran music star Majek Fashek critically ill, seeks financial assistance – manager

Veteran Reggae musician, Majek Fashek, is critically ill and currently receiving treatment at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in England.
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.

Xenophobia: Travel documents delay evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa

The planned evacuation of stranded Nigerians from South Africa offered by Nigeria’s foremost airline, Air Peace, which was slated for Friday might be delayed because most of the voluntary returnees do not have valid travel documents, it has been revealed.

Xenophobia: Air Peace’s evacuation plan suffers setback

The plan by the Air Peace Airline to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa from Sept. 6 suffered a setback as majority of those interested in the process have expired passports.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Xenophobia: Nigeria must sue South Africa – Femi Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday asked the Nigeria’s Federal Government to sue the South Africa government and demand compensation for Nigerian victims of the xenophobic attack in the country.

Xenophobia: Nigeria demands two major things from South Africa

The Nigerian government has made two major demands from South Africa in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks in the country.
Police made good their vow to prevent a planned march today by #RevolutionNow protesters in the country.As early as 7am, armed policemen, backed by soldiers blocked the National Stadium, Surulere in Lagos, where the march was expected to take off.

#RevolutionNow: Police disrupt protests in Lagos, Abuja, other

Scores were injured while many Nigerians including journalists were arrested and brutalised by the police during protests against the alleged ineptitude of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration on Monday.
Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha

Malaysian lawmakers demand probe of Nigerian student’s death

Two members of the Malaysian parliament have demanded an urgent and thorough probe of activities leading to the death of a Nigerian doctorate student at an immigration detention centre in Kuala Lumpur.
Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha

Nigerian student ‘murdered’ in Malaysia

Mr. Thomas Orhionsefe Ewansiha, a 34-year-old Nigerian PhD student of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology in Malaysia, have been allegedly murdered while being detained by the immigration authorities in Malaysia.
The Federal Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the unfortunate murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa and has called on the authorities to prosecute her killers.

Insurance sector honours deceased professionals

The insurance industry has paid tribute to Chief Dipo Bailey, Prof. Funmi Adeyemi and Mrs. Elizabeth Uju Ndubisi-Chukwu, all professionals who passed on recently.
The Federal Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the unfortunate murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa and has called on the authorities to prosecute her killers.

Federal government urges South Africa to prosecute Elizabeth Chukwu killers

The Federal Government has condemned, in very strong terms, the unfortunate murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Ndubuisi-Chukwu, in South Africa and has called on the authorities to prosecute her killers.

Federal government to meet diaspora Nigerians over attack on mission in London

The Federal Government plans to hold a series of stakeholders meetings with the Nigerian communities in the diaspora as part of efforts to address rising tensions between Nigerians and Nigerian embassies and missions in some countries.

British firm seeks $9 billion Nigerian government asset seizure over unpaid gas project arbitration

A firm incorporated in the British Virgin Islands will ask a British court on Friday for the right to seize up to $9 billion of Nigerian government assets - some 20% of the oil-rich nation’s foreign reserves - over an aborted gas project.
Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman has said that the party will continue to respect the judiciary and respect court orders.

APC group joins call for resignation of Adams Oshiomhole

An All Progressives Congress (APC) advocacy group under the aegis of Rivers Unity House (RUH) Saturday threw its weight behind calls for the resignation of the APC National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole.
Ambassador Michael Olufemi Abikoye

Nigerian high commission in Ghana asks public to ignore viral video

Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Olufemi Abikoye, has described as fake news a video that has gone viral in the social media purportedly showing maltreatment of Nigerians awaiting deportation from Ghana.

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NAF chief tasks personnel on civil-military relations

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Saturday implored Nigerian Air Force (NAF) personnel to maintain good civil-military relations in order not to put the Force in disrepute.

PDP denies reported romance between Bayelsa governor, petroleum minister

The Peoples Democratic Party Youth Network has called on Bayelsans to ignore a wild rumour being peddled by unscrupulous characters about a purported meeting between Governor Seriake Dickson and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

General Abdulsalami: We cannot bequeath chaos, disunity to future generation

A former Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has called on Nigerians to raise the bar of peace in all their endeavors.

Floods submerge 150 communities in Kogi

Kogi Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Sanusi Yahaya, announced that over 150 communities have been submerged following floods in nine Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the State.

Man dies while jogging at Cross River university

Tragedy struck the Cross River University of Technology, CRUTECH, community, Calabar, as a popular shop operator, Goody, died while jogging at the wee hours of Saturday.