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The Chairperson of the African Union, President of the Republic of South Africa His Excellency Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Dr Donald Kaberuka, Mr Tidjane Thiam and Mr Trevor Manuel as Special Envoys of the African Union to mobilise international support for Africa’s efforts to address the economic challenges African countries will face as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a move to foster good relationship with their hosts, the Free State Province Chapter of Nigerian Union South Africa (NUSA), has joined other civil society organisations in their 16 days march against all forms of criminal activities in the Province.
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.
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President Julius Maad Bio of Sierra Leone has assured President of African Development Bank, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, of his support and that of his country.
World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the “biggest of stars” in “white-dominated” Formula One for failing to speak out against racism as protests erupted around the United States.
Leading Nigerian carrier, Air Peace, has commended Israel, China and India for contracting the airline to evacuate their citizens to their countries due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The Kogi State Government may be under renewed pressure from high places, including the presidency to change it’s attitude towards management of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Sunday said it has no problem with state governments that ordered reopening of places of worships.
NASA and SpaceX are set to launch a crewed mission Wednesday to the International Space Station from U.S. soil for the first time since 2011.
Gombe State government on Monday discharged another set of Almajarai from the Amada quarantine camp having tested negative to COVID-19 after completing their two weeks quarantine period in the state.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has activated an additional lab to its Molecular Laboratory Network making the Bauchi State Reference Molecular Laboratory the 29th of its kind in the country.
Lille president Gerard Lopez has revealed that the Club has received several offers for the Nigerian youngster.
While marking 15 years since China signed into law its Anti-Secession Law, Jieyi added that outside attempts by foreign forces to interfere in ”reunification” will fail.