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Four Nigerians Nationals and other nationals from Australia and Brazil were executed for drug traficking by Indonesia to the outrage of most of the civilized worldThe federal government has expressed disappointment over the execution of Nigerians by Indonesian government on Wednesday.

In a statement by the Ministry of foreign affairs yesterday, it stated, “The Federal Government of Nigeria has received with deep disappointment, news of the execution of 4 (four) Nigerians, Martin Anderson, Okwudili Oyatanze, Jaminu Abashin and Sylvester Obiekwe by the government of Indonesia for drug related offences.

South Africans Celebrating Freedom DaySouth Africans come together on 27 April to celebrate Freedom Day and 21 years of democracy.

This year also marks the 60th Anniversary of the Freedom Charter, the historic road-map to the country's struggle for freedom and ultimately the achievement of democracy.

The collapsed building at TB Joshua's church in LagosAn explosives expert and researcher, Mr Biedomo Iguniwei, yesterday before a coroner court investigating the collapsed building in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), in Ikeja, said the collapse was caused by an infrasonic weapon fired at the church by the aircraft that hovered over the building.

Burial Sarah Baartman's remains in South AfricaVandals in South Africa have vandalised a monument to Saartjie Baartman, Africa's "Hottentot Venus" who was paraded in 19th century Europe like a circus freak, police said Sunday.

The incident in Hankey, in rural Eastern Cape province, is the latest in a spate of assaults on monuments that had, until now, chiefly targeted colonial symbols.

Aminat AyindeNIGERIAN-born beauty Aminat Ayinde, who has strutted on catwalks and featured on magazine covers around the world, has told of how she encountered xenophobia in Cape Town.

South African President Jacob Zuma (R) listens to the remarks by a representative of Malawi Frank Mlotchwa during a media briefing after his meeting with leaders of organizations representing foreigners in Pretoria, South Africa, on April 24, 2015. South African President Jacob Zuma on Friday met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners, assuring them of maximum protection. (Xinhua/Zhai Jianlan)PRETORIA— After weeks of xenophobic violence in South Africa and multiple efforts to end it, South African President Jacob Zuma met with leaders of organizations representing foreigners at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria on Friday. Zuma assured them his government is doing all it can to ensure the attacks stop and never happen again.

abuja pic-000wProtests were held outside the consulate and at the South African High Commission in Abuja.

South African consul general in Nigeria, Sam Monaisa, said in an email to the South African business forum in that country that the closure would remain in force until Thursday.

A member of the South African Defence Force in Alexandra township, Johannesburg, where Mozambican Emmanuel Sithole was stabbed to death. Photograph: Mujahid Safodien/AFP/Getty ImagesSouth Africa sent soldiers on Tuesday to help stop anti-immigrant violence in areas of Durban and Johannesburg where at least seven people have been killed in the past three weeks.

South Africa has been criticized by governments, including China, Nigeria and Zimbabwe, for failing to protect foreigners as armed mobs were shown on TV looting immigrant-owned shops and front-page photographs in a Sunday newspaper showed a Mozambican man being beaten and stabbed to death in broad daylight.

Nigerian Students Protesting against Xenophobic violence against Africans in South AfricaThe National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) in Abuja have staged a protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to agitate for government’s prompt response to incessant attacks and killings of citizens schooling abroad, particularly the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.


Goodluck JonathanAbuja — President Goodluck Jonathan spoke for the first time, yesterday, on why he conceded defeat to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), in the March 28 presidential election, saying he did so to avert a collective tragedy.

TB JoshuaA video has surfaced showing Nigerian pastor, T.B. Joshua, warning South Africans of a "youth revolt" in their nation which would result in deaths of "certain people".

End Xenophobia THE United States has joined the South African government and other civil society leaders in condemning the violence against foreigners taking place in KwaZulu-Natal and other parts of the former apartheid enclave that has led to the killing of some migrants.