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A Yoruba socio-cultural group, known as Yoruba Youths Forum (YYF), has told President Muhammadu Buhari that the existence of a powerful cabal in the Aso Rock is a threat to Nigeria’s democracy.
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.
Anambra State House of Assembly has urged the Federal Government to make Air Peace Airline a National Carrier for its contributions in the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in South Africa.
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday gave N20,000 ($55.56) to each member of the second batch of 319 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.
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 ECOWAS Parliament on Monday appealed to the Nigerian government to reopen its closed borders as it hampers on the implementation of free trade movement within the ECOWAS region.
Allen Onyema, Chairman, Air Peace, has been commended for rescuing Nigerians in South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic crisis in that country.
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.
The first batch of 84 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa is expected to arrive in Nigeria on Wednesday at 2.p.m. local time via the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, in the company of officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Some Nigerians in South Africa yesterday raised alarm that foreigners will be target of attacks today in different parts of the country.
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.
The federal government yesterday stated its position on the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, saying it will not sever diplomatic ties with South Africa.
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.
Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says the country will not severe diplomatic ties with South Africa as a result of the attacks on Nigerians.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, are currently meeting behind closed doors.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has advised Nigerians in South Africa to come back home because the present xenophobic attack on them by the country’s nationals will not end.
The former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, on Thursday, said the actions taken by President Muhammadu Buhari so far on the ongoing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa are not enough.
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.
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