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300 More Nigerians Repatriated From South Africa

More than 300 Nigerians were flown home from South Africa on Wednesday in the second evacuation in a week after a wave of anti-migrant violence there claimed at least 12 lives.“They’re coming off the plane,” said Ibrahim Farinloye, spokesman of the national emergency management agency, adding that he was not able to give an exact figure for the evacuees but he had been told there were 314.

A large crowd greeted the evacuees at the airport of the country’s economic capital Lagos after they disembarked around 9 pm (2200 GMT).

Last week nearly 200 other Nigerians were repatriated aboard a specially chartered plane following the violence that rocked Johannesburg and surrounding areas.

A series of deadly attacks on foreigners included many directed against Nigerian-owned businesses and properties.

Hundreds of shops were looted or destroyed.Some 100,000 Nigerians are estimated to reside in South Africa, according to the Nigerian consulate in Johannesburg, which says however that it does not have exact figures.

Why President Buhari Approved Indefinite Leave For HOS,Oyo Ita

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday directed the head of service Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita to proceed on an indefinite leave to allow conclusion of the investigation being carried out by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

 

Buhari also approved the appointment of Folashade Yemi-Esan as the acting head of the Civil Service of the Federation with immediate effect.Yemi-Esan was the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum Resources

UNGA Presidency: Adeduntan Greets Bande

The International Surgeon, Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan has congratulated Ambassador Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, President of UN General Assembly on his recent inauguration as UNGA President.

The American Board of Surgery (ABS) certified Vascular Surgeon urged the new President to justify the confidence reposed in him by members of the international community and Nigeria.

Dr Adeduntan who is also a Fellow, International College Of Surgeons (FICS) described Bande as a Diplomat who has intellectually prepared himself for the position, and well experienced in the field.

He called on him to pay special attention to security and also see to high level of terrorism especially around the Lake Chad basin.

Adeduntan, who also runs a non profit organisation Dr Azeez Popoola Adeduntan Foundation (DAPAF) in Nigeria emphasised the need for the new President UNGA to also consider the issue of poverty and malnutrition which
are the result of continuous act of terrorism especially in Africa

UCL Round Up: PSG thrash Real Madrid,Man City and Bayern win big

PSG showed class on Wednesday as they thumped Real Madrid 3-0 to get their UEFA Champions League campaign off to a flying start and go top in Group A after the first set of games.

Despite missing Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, the Paris-based club showed they have enough firepower as two first-half goals from Angel Di Maria and a late strike by Thomas Meunier saw the French team cruising.

Di Maria, a Champions League winner with Madrid in 2014, was rampant against his former club.The Argentine got the curtain-raiser in the 14th minute, his 25th goal in 100 European matches.

Di Maria doubled the lead when he struck again in the 33rd minute with a left-foot shot from outside the area.Gareth Bale thought he’d pulled one back moments later with a sweet volley over former Madrid teammate Keylor Navas, now in the Paris goal.

But referee Anthony Taylor spotted on video replay that the Wales winger handled the ball.Meunier got PSG’s third goal in second-half injury time as coach Zinedine Zidane’s men were made to look ordinary.

In other centers, both Manchester City and Bayern Munich recorded 3-0 victories in their games against Shaktar Donestk and Red Star Belgrade respectively.

Nigeria Is Third Africa Nation

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The 2019 Wealth Report which is compiled by AfriAsai Bank has ranked African
countries according to their wealth on the continent.
On the ranking, South Africa tops the list with its total High Net Worth Individuals
(HNWI) where 39,200 people are holding most of the country’s wealth at $649
billion.
Egypt follows with 303 billion and 16,700 holding the country’s wealth. Nigeria
follows in the third position with 225 billion with 9,900 wealthy individuals.
Below is the full list, according to the report:
1. South Africa - $649 billion
2. Egypt - $303 billion
3. Nigeria - $225 billion
4. Morocco $114 billion
5. Kenya $93 billion
6. Angola $69 billion
7. Ghana $59 billion
8. Ethiopia $57 billion
9. Tanzania $57 billion

 

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