Indonesia To Execute Four Nigerians Early On Wednesday


Indonesian court finally ruled a decision to execute four Nigerian citizens, ignoring pleas from by the UN head, Amnesty International and foreign leaders. Inmates will be executed this week early on Wednesday, together with five other foreigners sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug smuggling.

Two Soldiers Accidentally Killed In Jos Explosion

Two Nigerian soldiers have been killed accidentally in an explosion at the Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, three Armoured Division, Rukuba Barracks in Jos, the Plateau State capital. The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, says some of the unserviceable ammunitions exploded in the process of moving them to the

Institute Says Low Turnover Of Legislators Poses Risk To Nigeria’s Democracy

The National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS) has described as dismal, the low turnover of legislators in Nigeria’s states and the National Assembly. In a post election report, the Director General of the institute, Dr Ladi Hamalai, said the trend poses a serious risk to Nigeria’s democracy and good governance.

Soroptimists Protest Against Xenophobic Attacks

The Soroptimist International of Nigeria, today held a peaceful protest at the South African Consulate. The group says its members are deeply worried about the seeming lack of effective response from the government to deal with xenophobia.

South Africans Attack Nigerians


THE world watched in horror at the violence in South Africa, targeted at foreigners in several cities. Gangs of weapons-wielding youth descended on hapless foreigners, killing, maiming and destroying their property.

NIPC Secretary Criticizes Protest By Workers

The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Mrs Saratu Umar, has criticized the on-going protest by workers of the commission. She blamed the protests on unnamed persons who are allegedly opposed to change.

President Zuma To Meet Nigerians, Others Over Xenophobic Attacks

South African President, Jacob Zuma, has arranged a meeting with Nigerians and other African immigrants resident in the country. President Zuma, said in a statement issued by the South African presidency that he would have an audience with the nationals affected by xenophobia in the country at the Sefako Makgatho

South Africa Closes Consulate In Lagos

South Africa has closed its consulate in Nigeria following anti-xenophobia protests. Protests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja.

Xenophobia: MTN Office Attacked By Irate Youths


The growing xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other African nationals in South Africa, yesterday re-echoed in Abuja, as some youths, who went wild during a protest,and attacked the regional office of MTN in Abuja Daily Sun reports. According to an eyewitness report, the youths converged on the premises ofthe firm

Nigerians Protest at MTN, MultiChoice, Shoprite Offices, Outlets


Hundreds of Nigerian protesters on Monday stormed the offices of South African companies in Abuja and Benin City, Edo State, to protest the ongoing xenophobic attacks on foreigners, especially Nigerians, in South Africa. In Abuja, the protesters, led by media personality and President of the Berekete Family, Ahmad Isah, marched

Rep Calls For Evacuation of Nigerians From South Africa


Rep. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje, Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, has called for the evacuation of Nigerians within 24 hours from South Africa owing to ongoing attacks on non-indigenes. Ukeje (PDP-Abia) made the appeal in a phone interview with newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan.

Did Boko Haram Really Threaten South Africa Over Xenophobic Attacks?

In a reaction to the ongoing xenophobic attacks against African migrants in South Africa, the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram has given a 24 hours ultimatum to Pretoria to stop the massacres or face bombing attacks from them. Boko Haram leader Shekau making an address in a video on February

Nigerians, Others Slam South Africa Over Xenophobia Attacks


With rise in xenophobia attacks, Nigerians and other nationals have condemned South Africa, calling on the government to take a stand. Citizens of other countries are victims of attacks in South Africa while President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, is being investigated by the South African Human Rights Commission for xenophobic

Nigerians with Criminal Records Likely to be Denied Visa – South African High Commission


Mogethi Monaisa, Consul-General, South African High Commission in Nigeria, on Monday said the commission sometimes denied issuance of its visas to Nigerians it discovered to be having criminal records. “The commission does not just deny people visas, but it is either that those it sometimes denies issuance of visas are

Nigerians In South Africa Plead For Help


Ikechukwu Anyene, the president of the Nigerian Union, a Nigerian group based in South Africa, has called for help from the Nigerian government to stop xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.

ANNID Tasks INEC On Card Reader Failure

As Nigerians prepare for the Governorship and State Assembly elections, an international election observer group, All Nigeria Nationals In the Diaspora (ANNID) has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently address the issue of card reader failure experienced in some states, in order to have a hitch-free election.

Osinbajo Receives Over 5000 Defectors Of PDP

Oover 5,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state have defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections. The decampees were received by the Vice-President Elect Professor Osinbajo.