Nigerian govt reacts as two South African communities ask Nigerians to leave

The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Pretoria that the mission was on top of the situation. The News Agency More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 26th, 2017
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FG plans to shut down five foreign missions

The federal government has concluded arrangements to shut down five of its foreign missions. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, made disclosure on Thursday during a briefing on the achievements More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians

A total of 90 Nigerians were, on Friday, deported by the South African government to Nigeria. The victims were sent back home for allegedly committing immigration-related offences in the country. According to DSP More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

  Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Mike Ibitoye, Chairman of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) via telephone from More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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How I came about the idea to assassinate Donald Trump – Michael Sandford

A 21-year-old Briton, Michael Sandford recently jailed after his failed plot to assassinate the president of United States, Donald Trump, on Tuesday disclosed that screaming voices in his head instructed him to More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 6th, 2017
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Airline flies passenger 3,000 miles in wrong direction

  The United Airlines has been forced to apologise after accidentally flying a passenger 3,000 miles in the wrong direction. The passenger, Lucie Bahetoukilae, who speaks no English, was intending to catch More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
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Senate seeks information on status of Nigeria-UK Prisoner Transfer Agreement

The Senate on Tuesday directed its Committees on Judiciary, Human Rights and Foreign Affairs to investigate the current status of the prisoner repatriation agreement between Nigeria and the United Kingdom. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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Nigerian lawyer, Adenipekun joins Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Netherlands

The Federal Government has appointed Mr Adebayo Adenipekun, (SAN), the managing partner, Afe Babalola (SAN) chambers, as a member of the permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands. The Permanent Court More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
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Germany to deport 12,000 Nigerian asylum seekers

The German government plans to repatriate 12,000 Nigerians who are seeking asylum in the country. The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Diaspora Affairs, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, disclosed More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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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 More...