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Nigerian Victim Of S’Africa Xenophobia Seeks Compensation

Mr. Chika Emehelu, a 36-year-old Nigerian businessman in South Africa, yesterday appealed to the federal government to persuade the South African government to pay him compensation for the losses he incurred during the wave of xenophobic attacks in the country in 2013. Emehelu, a native of Udi in Enugu State, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Johannesburg that he lost more than R800,000 (N12 million) in the May 2013 xenophobic attacks in that country. The businessman, who is married to a South African and has three children, said his three shops at Portnolloth, a community in Northern Cape Province...
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Nigerian Man Who Claimed To Be A Victim Of Witchcraft In His Village Loses Bid To Stay In Australia

A Nigerian man named in court as "Wzavl" who told authorities he had been a victim of witchcraft in his village of Abia State, on Tuesday, April 5, lost his bid to stay in Australia. Although the Migration Review Tribunal accepted that witchcraft takes place in Nigeria and that such practices had "the potential to physically harm victims", however, the he tribunal did not accept the man was likely to suffer at the hands of witchcraft practitioners if he was returned, because he would live in a city about 95 kilometres from the village in which he had claimed to have  been the victim of witchcraft. After...
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NDLEA Decries Death Sentence On Nigerian In Malaysia

The acting Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mrs. Roli Bode-George, has decried the death sentence passed on a Nigerian, Ekene Collins Isaac, by a Malaysian High Court. Ekene, 37, was found guilty of smuggling 915.6g of methamphetamine, commonly known as ecstasy or MDMA, into Malaysia three years ago. The High Court judge, Datuk Wan Afrah Wan Ibrahim, said the prosecution had proven Isaac’s guilt beyond doubt as she passed down the death sentence. A statement by the Head, Public Affairs of the agency, Ofoyeju Mitchell, said Roli, however, promised that...
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Dasuki, Others Will Abscond If Granted Bail –EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has opposed the bail applications filed by the immediate past National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), and two others before a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama, Abuja, where they were on Monday arraigned on 19 counts of misappropriation of about N32bn meant for the purchase of arms. The prosecution, led by Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), in separate counter-affidavits to the bail applications, said the accused persons could abscond if granted bail by the court. Those arraigned along with Dasuki, before Justice Yusuf Baba on Monday, are a...
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“Kelechi Iheanacho Is More Than A Finisher” – Manchester City Coach Pellegrini

Manchester City and Nigerian youth prodigy,Kelechi Iheanacho scored one and gave two classic assist as city beat Crystal Palace 5-1. The Nigerian youth prodigy has been receiving rave reviews from coach Pellegrini and city fans. Manuel Pellegrini hailed new Blue hero Kelechi Iheanacho for his goalscoring full debut … but it was the two assists that really made the boss smile. And the Engineer, usually reticent to lavish praise on individuals, especially young ones, said he had “no doubts” the Nigerian has a big future. His performance evoked memories of Daniel Sturridge – and he has the same...
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Nigerian Air Force Redeploys Senior Officers

The Nigerian Air Force has released the redeployment and appointments of some senior officers, a statement by air force spokesperson, Dele Alonge, said. Mr. Alonge said the officers deployed to new duty posts are four branch chiefs, three air officers commanding and two commandants. According to him, the four branch chiefs at the air force headquarters are Air Vice Marshal A.A. Iya, formally the Chairman Air Exposition and International Liaison Secretariat, now appointed Chief of Training and Operations; AVM A.M. Mamu the former Air Officer Commanding, Training Command Kaduna, now takes charge as the Chief...
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“President Buhari , Appoint Ministers Now Or Step Down” — Lagos lawyer

Controversial Lagos lawyer and activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, has filed a fresh suit against the Buhari government for ‘delaying to form a cabinet and for running the affairs of Nigeria as a lone ranger as well as in a dictatorial manner.’ In a suit he filed today at the Federal High Court, Lagos, the lawyer said the continued stay of action of President Buhari on the appointment of his Ministers was contrary to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The lawyer therefore requested for the determination of the following questions: That : 1. Whether under and by virtue of section 147(1) and...
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Over 103 Nigerian Products Rejected Globally- FG

The Federal Government on Thursday lamented that within the last five years, over 103 Nigerian products, which were exported to other countries, have been rejected for not meeting acceptable international quality standards. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Olusegun Aganga, stated this in Abuja while unveiling the new office complex of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria. Aganga said the high volume of rejected products was not acceptable. He attributed the development to lack of accredited laboratories in the country, where the products could be tested before being shipped...
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