Fresh attacks on Nigerians in S’Africa not Xenophobic— FG

The Federal Government on Wednesday said that the latest attack at a motor park in Polokwane in the Limpopo Province of South Africa, in which two Nigerians were involved, was not a xenophobic attack. In a statement on the issue Wednesday, and signed by its spokesperson Clement Aduku, the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs noted that though there More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Terrorism: One killed, several injured in UK Parliament attack

The UK Parliament was placed on lockdown on Wednesday after a man stabbed a police officer in what local police are calling a terrorist attack. The assailant was subsequently shot and killed by other officers. Witnesses More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Xenophobia: ‘Again, five Nigerians attacked in South Africa, three in critical condition’

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Tuesday said five Nigerians had been attacked in Polokwane, Limpopo Province of that country in renewed xenophobic attacks. Collin Mgbo, Secretary of the Union in the Province, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
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Xenophobic Attacks: Nigerian Senate cancels trip to South Africa

The Senate on Wednesday announced cancellation of plan to send a delegation to South Africa over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in the country. Briefing plenary after a closed-door session of the upper legislative More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Trump signs new immigration order, bans citizens of six countries

US President, Donald Trump has signed a revised immigration order, which restricts citizens from six countries from entering the country. According to Bloomberg, those countries were predominantly Muslim countries, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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Why Nigerians should not travel to United States for now – Presidency

The Presidency has advised Nigerians to shelve traveling to the United States of Americafor now. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 6th, 2017
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How Jonathan rejected British offer to rescue abducted Chibok girls—UK Observer

It is a lie—Jonathan Indications emerged on Sunday that British armed forces offered to attempt to rescue the 276 girls kidnapped form Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State in 2014 by the Islamist More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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S’Africa deports 97 Nigerians

The South African Government has deported 97 Nigerians for committing various offences in the country. The deportees landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos on Monday night in a chartered aircraft More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
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Xenophobic Attacks: Senate to send delegation to S/African parliament

The consistent xenophobic attacks against Nigerians living in South Africa took centre stage Tuesday in the Senate. The upper chamber after over one hour deliberation of the contentious issue, resolved to dispatch More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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Xenophobia: Another Nigerian shop looted, says union

The Nigerian community in South Africa said on Monday that another shop belonging to a member was looted in the latest xenophobic attack at Jeppestown, Johannesburg. Ikechukwu Anyene, President, Nigeria Union, More...