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Xenophobia: Air Peace evacuation flight delayed over issuance of landing permit

The Air Peace flight billed to airlift Nigerians from South Africa has been delayed because authorities at the OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg is yet to give a permit to the airline for the flight. The flight was billed to take off by 1:00 am early Tuesday and arrive at Johannesburg by 7:00 am. The…

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Xenophobia: Amnesty berates Ramaphosa, seeks prosecution at ICC

A London-based civil society group, Global Amnesty Watch (GAW), has called out South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa, over whatvit described as his sluggish handling of xenophobic attacks in the country. In a statement signed by Head of Africa Affairs, John Tom Leva, on Wednesday in London, United Kingdom, to address “xenophobic anti-foreigners attacks on nationals…

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Xenophobic attacks: Protesters storm Abuja ShopRite, block Airport road

Angry protesters on Wednesday blocked Umaru Musa Yar’adua Expressway to protest the killings of Nigerians in South Africa. The protesters, who were holding sticks and iron rods, were stopping motorists on the ever busy highway. Motorists coming from Kuje axis were being asked to turn before ShopRite mall along the highway.

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Xenophobic attacks: Buhari sends Special envoy to South Africa

Following an upsurge in the number of Nigerians killed as a result of the latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he was dispatching a Special Envoy to meet with the South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday. This is just as the President expressed deep concerns over reported attacks…

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Dasuki: US arrests citizen over illegal arms deal with Nigeria  

Jude Johnson   The United States  government has arrested a Californian man over illegally brokering the sale of military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government under the former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Mohammed Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested last week in the central California city of Fresno for arms deal he brokered…

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