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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.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday.
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.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigerian government and other countries whose citizens were victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa to initiate sanctions against the latter should the government fail to take satisfactory steps at dealing with the menace.
Acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, who confirmed the development, said the High Commission in Abuja reopened yesterday (Monday), while the Consulate reopened today (Tuesday).
The police have cast a dragnet to apprehend those who would buy items looted from stores and shops during Tuesday’s protests against xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa.
The House of Representatives has vowed to seek restoration and recompense for Nigerian victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has urged the federal government to come up with ruthless retaliatory measures against South Africa in response to the wave of xenophobic attacks targetted especially at Nigerians in that country, adding that not doing that will portray Nigeria as weak.
Nigerians have criticised comments made by former South African Deputy Minister of Police to President Cyril Ramaphosa, Mr Bonga Michael Mkongi, for his comments in a video clip where he stated that South Africans will not allow those he described as “foreign nationals” and their businesses do not take over Hillbrow, a South African city.
No Nigerian made the total list of 57 referees for the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup which kicks off from 6 October to 17 November in Brazil.
Following the unabated killing of Nigerians in South Africa, the Government of the Republic of South Africa has said it is leaving no stone unturned to ensure a safe environment for all nationals living in the country.
Graduates of Nigeria-Korean Friendship Institute of Vocational and Advanced Technology (NKFI) in Kogi have been assured of employment with Korean Companies operating in Nigeria and the Republic of South Africa.
South African lawmakers on Wednesday re-elected Cyril Ramaphosa as the nation's president, two weeks after the ruling ANC party returned to power in legislative elections.
The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, on Tuesday advised former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that India’s historical struggle is closely linked to Africa.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday promised to soon sign the Africa Free Trade Agreement to facilitate growth in the continent in a way that job creation and local industries would be enhanced.
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There is no confirmation as to what Bayern actually want to pay for Coutinho, but the fee is rumoured to be in the region of €90m – which would still be a club record for the Bundesliga champions.
Unai Emery is under pressure to get Arsenal back into the Champions League. Raul Sanllehi has been as clear as he can be in informing fans, and the head coach, of what they expect.
Nigerian singer, songwriter and record producer, David Adedeji Adeleke aka Davido, has deposited the sum of $100K (N36million) to purchase customised jewelry for Zlatan Ibile, Skibii and seven other members of his 30BG (30billion gang).
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State had described the All Progressives Congress, APC, as a group of persons notorious for lies.
The FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, has called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to extend relief assistance to the people affected by flood in over 150 communities in Kogi State.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised the alarm on the increasing menace of oil pipeline vandalism which hit a record high of 228 pulverized points in July.
Dr. Omoh Akimbode, a Physiotherapist, has said that people aged 30 and above were more prone to having serious back pain.
Britain’s Brexit Minister Stephen Barclay said Tuesday that a divorce deal with the EU was “still very possible” as the two sides pursue intense negotiations ahead of a summit this week.
Victor Makalala has said that his love to play for his home club motivated his move to Wolves.
The home-based Super Eagles will host Togo in the return leg of the 2020 African Nations Championship final qualifier on October 19 at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.