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Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, has summoned the South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, over the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

The envoy was expected to meet with the minister by 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

A senior MFA official,  Kimiebi Ebenfa, confirmed the development in a WhatsApp message.

The message read, “I am directed to inform you that the  Minister of Foreign Affairs has summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa for a meeting this morning by 11. The meeting was confirmed a few minutes ago.”

Onyema had said that the Federal Government would take “definitive measures” in the aftermath of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa.

He was, however, silent on the measures that would be taken over the increasing violence against Nigerians and other foreigners in the country.

He described the attackers as mindless criminals, noting that the police intervention was ineffective.

Onyeama said this on Monday on his verified Twitter handle in reaction to the burning of Nigerian property by South Africans in Johannesburg, Marvel, Turfontein and Jamestown, on Sunday night.

Onyeama had tweeted, “Received sickening and depressing news of continued burning and looting of Nigerian shops and premises in #SouthAfrica by mindless criminals with ineffective police protection. Enough is enough. We will take definitive measures.”

The latest attacks on foreigners in South Africa started last week after a taxi driver was murdered by an alleged drug dealer in Pretoria.

Speculations that the alleged killer was a Nigerian sparked protest, looting and burning of foreign-owned businesses.

The police had struggled to bring the attacks under control.

Our correspondent reported that Onyema was also scheduled to meet with his SA counterpart to discuss the escalating xenophobic attacks.  (Punch)

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One of Lee Rigby’s killers, Michael Adebowale, is reportedly bidding to be transferred to Nigeria to complete his jail sentence in a Nigerian jail with a VIP wing.

Michael Adebowale, 37, is currently in detention at HMP Wakefield, but wants to have a prisoner-swap deal between the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

Adebowale, who is serving a 45 year jail term for the 2013 murder, was born in Britain but has Nigerian parents.

A source told The Sun:

“Michael hates Wakefield. It’s stuffed full of lags who see him as a top target. He thinks he can spend the rest of his sentence in Africa.”

It is reported that Adebowale has written to immigration experts asking for advice.

But it is thought that his bid would fail because he was not born in the West African country.

Adebowale was moved to HMP Wakefield, a high security prison dubbed “Monster Mansion”, last year.

He and Michael Adebolajo hacked Mr Rigby, 25, to death by his barracks in Woolwich, south-east London.

The Fusilier’s mother Lyn Rigby reacted to Adebowale’s bid, describing it as a “disgrace and an insult to Lee”.

It was reported that Adebowale plans to seek a transfer to Lagos’ Kirikiri jail where then-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson agreed to pay for a new £700,000 wing in 2014.

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President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice president Yemi Osinbajo have received their certificates of return as president-elect and vice president-elect respectively after winning the 2019 presidential election.

The certificates were presented to the flagbearers of the All Progressives Congress (PDP) by the chairman of INEC Professor Mahmood Yakubu who had earlier declared Buhari the winner of the polls.

The Super Falcons have won their ninth AWCON title following a 4-3 win over South Africa after penalties in an entertaining fixture.

There were no goals during regulation time as both teams matched each other strength for strength all through 120 minutes.

Asisat Oshoala missed an 83rd minute penalty but that did not stop the Nigerian team from being victorious as goalkeeper Tochukwu saved the last kick taken by South Africa.

Onome Ebi missed the first spot-kick but South Africa also threw away their second penalty to bring the Super Falcons even in the match.

Francisca Ordega was given the man-of-the-match while Thembi Kgatlana won the most valuable player award.

Cameroon won the Fair Play award as they join Nigeria and South Africa to next year’s FIFA’s Women’s World Cup in France.

The Super Eagles played out a goalless stalemate against their content visitors to kick-start their Afcon preparations

The friendly clash was played  at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

The Super Eagles were better placed to secure a win in their maiden game after booking a spot to next year’s African Cup of Nations finals but Sebastien Desabre’s selfish defence held firm to continue their impressive run so far.

Sporting Charleroi striker Victor Osimhen, on his full debut, had the clearest chances for the hosts but his efforts were off target while debutant and former U17 teammate Samuel Chukwueze impressed.

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Some members of Nnamdi Kanu’s led IPOB allegedly invaded a church in Abia according to a video posted on social media.

The members are said to be part of the Independent People of Biafra’s (IPOB) ‘Intelligence Unit’.

The person recording the video could be heard saying:

 We are outside now… Yes, we are saying ‘no election, nothing like election

Below is a tweet showing the video;

 

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Nigeria Is The First African Country To Host A High Heel Race Competition

Walking in heels is stressful enough, so imagine running in them. There’s the risk of breaking the heel, or even worse, an ankle. But damn these concerns, because people compete in high heel races across the world, and Nigeria is the first country in Africa to host the competition.

Called the 4-Inch High Heel Race Competition, the second edition took place a few days ago in Surulere, Lagos. As the name suggests, it features girls between the ages of 18 to 28 running for 100 metres wearing four-inch stiletto shoes.

DAK Marketing Services Limited, which organizes the competition, says it’s about fun and entertainment. The company also wants to use the event to inspire confidence in women when they wear heels.

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According to Complete Sports, 80 contestants took part in the interesting competition, and we have a feeling that it’s only going to get bigger in the future, as the company has plans of spreading it to other states and other African countries.

Source: Konbini