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Oby Ezekwesili, Jim Ovia, Others Bashed For Attending WEF in South Africa Amidst Xenophobic Protests

A former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, and Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia, have drawn the ire of some Nigerians over their attendance of the World Economic Forum on Africa holding in South Africa amid protests by Nigerian and other countries against xenophobic attacks by South Africans. Ezekwesili, who is the former presidential…

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South Africa High Commission In Nigeria Shuts Down Over Fear Of Attack

The South Africa High Commission to Nigeria has shut down its offices and consulate in Lagos for fear of attack by youths in the country. The acting High Commissioner, Amb. Bobby Moroe, confirmed to our correspondent this morning that he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improved. He explained…

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Air Peace Volunteers To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa, To Commence Sept. 6

The federal government has revealed that Air Peace Airlines has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians who wish to return to Nigeria free-of-charge from South Africa starting from Friday, following the recent xenophobic attacks. The Spokesperson of the ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, disclosed this in a statement issued Friday night. He said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes…

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Include Herbal Medicine Degree In Your Programmes – Mamora Tells Universities

The Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, on Friday called on Nigerian universities to include herbal medicine degree in their programmes, stressing that its knowledge would enhance the delivery of healthcare to the nation. The minister said this in Abuja at a programme held to mark the 2019 African Traditional Medicine Day which has…

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EFCC Nabs Nigerian Suspected Fraudster Wanted By FBI

The Ilorin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Friday arrested Oyediran Joseph, said to be one of the “most wanted” suspected internet fraudsters by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. EFCC said the 36-year-old suspect was arrested in Ilorin, Kwara State recently. The Zonal Head of the Commission, Sharu Isyaku, told reporters…

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Barcelona and PSG Reach Agreement For Neymar Transfer

Spanish giants Barcelona and French side Paris St-Germain have agreed terms on the value of Neymar, according to BBC Sport. Having sold the Brazilian to PSG for €222 million in 2017, Barcelona are willing to offer the Ligue 1 champions €200m plus Jean-Clair Todibo, Ivan Rakitic and Ousmane Dembele on a season-long loan in order bring Neymar back to Spain. BBC reporter Guillem Balague however stresses the…

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Former Spain Manager Luis Enrique Loses Nine-Year-Old Daughter To Cancer

Former Barcelona and Spain manager Luis Enrique has announced the heartbreaking news that his daughter Xana has died at the age of nine. The tactical genius shared a message on social media on Thursday evening which revealed Xana had passed away after a five-month battle with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer. Enrique stepped down…

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