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, told the News Agency of Nigeria on telephone from Polokwane that three of the five Nigerians attacked were in critical condition in the hospital. “I More...

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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...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 26th, 2017
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Xenophobic Attack: SERAP wants FG to sanction S’Africa

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Federal Government to sanction the Republic of  South Africa for  Xenophobic attacks against Nigerians residing and working there. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Graft: S’Court judge bags life jail term

A Chinese court in the northern city of Tianjin on Thursday sentenced a senior judge of Supreme Peoples’ Court, Justice Xi Xiaoming, to a life term. That was after the court found the judge guilty of corruption More...