Update: South Africa grants landing permit to airline evacuating Nigerians

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians fleeing from xenophobia in the country. Nigeria’s Consul- General in Johannesburg, Godwin Adama, made the confirmation when he spoke against the background of a complaint by the Managing Director of Air Peace, Chief Allen Onyema.   […]

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South Africa may impose 10-year travel ban on evacuated Nigerians

The various obstacles reportedly imposed by the South African airport and immigration officials during the evacuation of the first batch of Nigerians that opted to leave the country over xenophobic attacks, seems to have a strategic end-game of a travel ban.  MB reported earlier that the Air Peace Boeing 777 aircraft arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, […]

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#Xenophobia: Second batch of Nigerians to leave South Africa on September 14th

The next flight airlifting Nigerians who indicated interest to voluntarily leave South Africa would leave the country on Saturday, September 14th.   The Nigerian government had ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa following a renewed xenophobic attack in the country. Already, a batch of 187 Nigerians transported by Air Peace had arrived in […]

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Xenophobia: 320 Nigerians spotted heading to the airport for their flight back to Nigeria (Photos/Video)

The first batch of Nigerians that opted to leave South Africa over the xenophobic attacks against foreigners especially Nigerians, have been spotted leaving the Nigerian consulate in the country in a bus for their flight back to Nigeria.  President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday September 9,  called for the immediate voluntary evacuation of all Nigerians who want […]

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South African government can’t prevent xenophobic violence, we are an angry nation – Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, South Africa’s Defence Minister on Monday September 9 said the attacks against foreigners in South Africa was planned by criminals.  Also commenting on the death of two people during a clash in Johannesburg CBD on Sunday September 8, Nosiviwe affirmed that the incident could have been avoided.  She told eNCA: “People are saying it is xenophobic […]

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