South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has defied a threat by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and arrived in Abuja for the inauguration of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, Nigerian Watch reports.
Ahead of the inauguration NANS issued a warning to Zuma to stay away from the inauguration ceremony.
The warning came as a result of the xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa, including Nigerians, and Zuma's perceived mishandling of the crisis.
Zuma has apologised to Mozambique over the attacks but has not apologised to Nigeria.
Speaking about Zuma's visit to Nigeria, his spokesman said: "President Zuma will be fulfilling his presidential duties in Nigeria such as enhancing the good bilateral relations between the two countries, and strengthening economic ties. He has already congratulated the people of Nigeria for conducting a peaceful, transparent, credible, free and fair election as declared by the Independent National Election Commission."