Obasanjo, in a letter to the Leader of South-Africa’s Inkatha Freedom Party, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, said such attitude would rather cripple investment in the country.
Ambassdor Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria said on Monday that both countries were working progressively toward adopting an Early Warning Mechanism aimed at tackling xenophobia.
The latest confirmation followed the postponement, twice, of the move to airlift the Nigerians out of South Africa free of charge by Air Peace
“Africa Unite,” the song Joshua composed addressing the precarious situation, has been viewed over one million times on YouTube and Facebook since its release last week
The special envoys will deliver a message from Ramaphosa regarding the incidents of violence that recently erupted in some parts of South Africa, which have manifested in attacks on foreign nationals and destruction of property, presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said.
At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city.
The assembly’s resolution followed a motion raised under Matters of Urgent Public Importance by Dr Timothy Ifedioranma (Njikoka lI), on the floor of the House in Awka.
Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure.
The Eagle Online gathered many people decided to sleep at the Consulate for fear they could miss the next flight to return to Nigeria
The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Oliver Thambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at 9:37pm
The aircraft took off after several hours of delay by South African authorities
The ministry told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday that the returnees were on board Air Peace Airline expected to touch down at the Murtala International Airport, Lagos, at 11. 15p.m.
A cross section of Nigerians and Ghanaian in Europe on Wednesday urged the African Union to intervene in the escalating xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which disclosed this in an update made available to newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, explained that although 313 Nigerians were confirmed as those to form the first batch of evacuees, only 84 of them would arrive on Wednesday because they were the ones cleared to embark on the flight to Nigeria.
But an insider revealed that South Africans have refused to let go of the Prophet, insisting he stays as the Prophetic General of the nation
The first batch of Nigerians being evacuated from South Africa by the Federal Government following the ongoing xenophobic attacks would return on Wednesday by 2 p.m., an official has said.
The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, has said that the first batch of the Nigerian returnees from South Africa would depart South Africa for Lagos on Wednesday.
The meeting held on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa, comprising Nigerian entrepreneurs, professionals and the Nigerian community led by Cosmos Echie, the acting President of the Nigerian Community Western Cape.
Dabiri-Erewa, who disclosed this after a closed door meeting with the Senate Committee on Diaspora and non-governmental organisations in Abuja on Monday, said that the volunteers would arrive in Nigeria in a couple of days.
Buhari gave the instruction when he received the Report of the Special Envoy to South Africa, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, Director-General, National Intelligence Agency at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.