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Recall that President Buhari left Nigeria for South Africa on Wednesday after presiding over the weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting to meet with President Cyril Ramaphosa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and to have bilateral discussion with him.

Xenophobia: I was shocked over attacks on Nigerians – President Buhari

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Abuja on Friday after a three-day official visit to South Africa.

President Buhari charges Nigerians in South Africa to live decent, dignified lives

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Pretoria, South Africa, charged Nigerians in the country and all others in the Diaspora to be law abiding, live decent and dignified lives and also respect constituted authorities of their host countries.
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. 3

President Buhari advises Nigerians to do businesses that South Africans will accept

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised Nigerians living in South Africa not to operate small businesses if the indigenes will not accept them.
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Niger’s Mahamadou Issoufou, others praise Goodluck Jonathan as good example for African democracy

African leaders led by President of Niger and Chairman of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Mahamadou Issoufou, and former Liberian President, Amos Sawyer, on Wednesday paid tribute to former President Goodluck Jonathan for leaving office voluntarily and masterminding peaceful power transition, describing it as an exemplary show of leadership that should motivate those in power.
Former Nigeria's President Olusegun Obasanjo

Ex-President Obasanjo: What South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa told me about the xenophobic attacks

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has disclosed what transpired between him and the South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, over xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other African nationals residing in the South Africa.
Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the open letter written to President Muhammadu Buhari by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo.

Xenophobia: Former minister condemns South African president’s apology

Former minister of aviation, Femi Fani Kayode has condemned the apology tendered by South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa to President Muhammadu Buhari over xenophobic attacks.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African leader condemns Johannesburg violence after two killed

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned weekend violence in Johannesburg that claimed two lives after security forces clashed with looters involved in fresh xenophobic attacks.
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Xenophobia: South Africans’ ignorance causes attacks on Nigerians – Lagos assemblyman

A member, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Temitope Adewale, on Monday described the South Africans’ xenophobic attacks on Nigerians as a display of lack of knowledge.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

President Ramaphosa: We won’t allow lawlessness to disrupt safety of South Africans, law-abiding foreigners

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has condemned the violence that claimed two lives in Johannesburg on September 8.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

South African leader condemns Johannesburg violence after two killed

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday condemned weekend violence in Johannesburg that claimed two lives after security forces clashed with looters involved in fresh xenophobic attacks.

Xenophobia: What President Buhari’s special envoy told South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa

President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Envoy to South Africa expressed “concern at recent events in South Africa” during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter’s spokesperson has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his goodwill message to the Esogban by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, joined members of Edebiri family, friends and well-wishes in celebrating an important and respected son of Bini Kingdom’s rich culture and heritage.

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s special envoy returns from South Africa

The special envoy President Muhmmadu Buhari sent to South Africa following the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country has returned to Nigeria.
The responses to the announcement were immediate and widely varied. Some hailed former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a liberation hero. Others dismissed him as a monster.

Zimbabweans sharply divided in mourning for hero-turned-despot Robert Mugabe

Zimbabweans entered a first full day of national mourning on Saturday, divided over the legacy of Robert Mugabe, the guerrilla hero turned despot who ruled the country for 37 years.
MTN office in Bodija, Ibadan vandalised — in pictures and videos 1

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.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

Xenophobia: Hoodlums burn MTN office in Ibadan

Despite appeals from the federal government against retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria, hoodlums on Tuesday evening burned down the MTN office in Bodija, Ibadan, the Oyo capital.
The Chairman, Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organisations and Civil Societies, Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, has advised the Nigerian and South African governments to work together in solving animosity between the two countries occasioned by xenophobic attacks against Nigerians resident in South Africa.

Senator Basiru: Violence against Nigerians in South Africa no longer acceptable

Senator Ajibola Basiru, Chairman, Senate Committee on the Diaspora, has warned that violence against Nigerians in South Africa would no longer be tolerated.

Japan to host Africa aid forum as China looms large

Japan hosts development talks with African leaders this week, looking to boost its presence on the continent and offer an alternative to investments by an increasingly assertive China.

UN chief pays glowing tributes as world remembers Nelson Mandela

UN Secretary-General António  Guterres has described late Nelson Mandela as an “extraordinary global advocate for dignity and equality” who anyone in public service should emulate.

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Barcelona re-affirm bid for Lautaro Martinez as Eric Abidal eyes Suarez successor

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Cotton farmers target 300,000MT in 2020

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Security personnel had mounted checkpoints in major junctions in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, as the state votes to elect its governor.

Bayelsa/Kogi elections: We were overstretched, overwhelmed – Police commission

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