nigerian metro news 030919

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    Metro JUST IN: Police foil attempt to burn Shoprite in Lagos - Premium Times

    Nigerians on social media have called for a boycott of South African businesses across the country. Shoprite is one of the major businesses owned by South Africans in Nigeria, some of which include high investments in real estate, telecommunications and retailing. President Muhammadu Buhari has...
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    Metro South African President, Ramaphosa reacts to xenophobic attack on Nigerians - Daily Post

    South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Tuesday, condemned the recent attack on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in the country. Ramaphosa, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, said there is no justification for the attack on foreign nationals. He was reacting the looting and...
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    Metro Xenophobia: Close South African embassy in Nigeria now, Rep member tells FG - Daily Trust

    A member of House of Representatives, representing Ibadan North federal constituency, Hon. Musiliudeen Akinremi, has frowned at the incessant attacks on Nigerians in South Africa, urging the Federal Government to recall Nigeria’s envoy to South Africa and close down the South African embassy in...
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    Business Nigeria’s GDP slows to 1.96% — second consecutive decline - The Cable

    The nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) declined to 1.94% in the second quarter of 2019. According to the second-quarter GDP report released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the GDP figure is 0.16 percentage points lower than the 2.10% recorded in the first quarter of 2019. In the...
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    Politics BREAKING: Xenophobia: Nigerian government takes first action - Daily Post

    The Federal Government has finally summoned the High Commissioner of South Africa over the incessant killing of Nigerians and destruction of their property by South Africans. A meeting has been scheduled to hold between the duo by 11 am on Tuesday. A senior official of the ministry, Kimiebi...
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    Politics P&ID: We are ready to start seizing Nigeria’s assets - The Cable

    P&ID Ltd, the Irish firm that was awarded $9.6 billion in arbitration against Nigeria, says it will continue its efforts to identify and seize Nigerian assets “to satisfy the debt”. The company said if the Nigerian government is serious about negotiating a settlement, it must do so in “good...