Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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    ‘Match or march?’ — Error on Teachers’ Day banner sparks comic reactions

‘Match or march?’ — Error on Teachers’ Day banner sparks comic reactions

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    PDP: Buhari’s broadcast has confirmed that Nigeria is in wrong hands

PDP: Buhari’s broadcast has confirmed that Nigeria is in wrong hands

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day address as an insult on Nigerians.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, described Buhari's broadcast as a “mockery of democracy which further confirmed that the country is in wrong hands".He said Buhari failed to address the key issues of freedom, social justice, constitutional order, rule of law, credible [...]

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    When a government goes bankrupt…

When a government goes bankrupt…

The warning signs have been there for at least 10 years, and we’ve not left Nigerians uninformed. Now, even the blind can see that any further hiccup in oil prices would send the nation’s economy crashing finally. The string that has held the economy is oil alone.One of IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu’s predictions has just come to pass: “A time [...]

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    Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

Second batch of Nigerian returnees depart South Africa

The flight conveying the second batch of Nigerians leaving South Africa over xenophobic attacks has departed the O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.Kimibie Ebenfa, an official of the ministry of foreign affairs, said 319 persons were evacuated by Air Peace at about 2:58pm.The returnees are expected to arrive at the Murtala Mohammed Airport by 6:58pm."We wish to inform you that [...]

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    Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Akinyemi asks FG to drag South Africa before ICJ over xenophobia

Bolaji Akinyemi, one-time minister of external affairs, has asked the federal government to sue South Africa before the International Court of Justice for failing to protect Nigerians in the country.President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the immediate evacuation of Nigerians willing to leave the country after receiving the report of a special envoy sent to evaluate the attacks on Nigerians living [...]

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    Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t think of giving ‘N10k Tradermoni’ to South African returnees

Shehu Sani to FG: Don’t think of giving ‘N10k Tradermoni’ to South African returnees

Shehu Sani, former senator representing Kaduna central, has asked the federal government not to empower Nigerians returning from South Africa with N10,000, the amount given to beneficiaries of Trader Moni.TraderMoni, a collateral-free loan for petty traders and artisans, is under the federal government’s National Social Investment Programme (Ń-SIP) coordinated by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.In a tweet, Sani asked [...]

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    Reflections on attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

Reflections on attacks against Nigerians in South Africa

Outrage on the latest round of attacks against Nigerians in South Africa continues to grow. Evidence from comments of at least two senior members of the South African government and the reticence of President Cyril Ramaphosa suggest that the disdain for Nigerians runs deep. The disdain for Nigerians and other black African immigrants seems to have become part of the [...]

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    Nigerians, people with no self esteem?

Nigerians, people with no self esteem?

A song we hear every day is Nigerians have prowess with a 'can do' spirit. We are die-hard hard workers who can squeeze water out of the rock. In the course of the last few years, I have tried hard to re evaluate the above in the real sense of what we are facing today. My conclusion is we may [...]

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    SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

SA minister: Many Nigerians in our country are drug traffickers

Naledi Pandor, South African minister of foreign affairs, says there are many Nigerians in the country involved in drug and human trafficking.Pandor said this on Thursday while responding to criticisms that South Africa's security agencies are not doing enough to protect foreigners in the wave of xenophobia rocking the country.Many Nigerians based in South Africa lost properties worth millions of [...]

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    Xenophobia: FG asks Nigerians in South Africa to avoid volatile areas

Xenophobia: FG asks Nigerians in South Africa to avoid volatile areas

The federal government has advised Nigerians against travelling to high risk and volatile areas in South Africa until the current situation is brought under control.The ministry of foreign affairs gave the advice on Wednesday in a statement issued by Ferdinand Nwonye, its spokesperson.This is coming on the heels of the attacks on foreign nationals and their businesses in South Africa.The [...]

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    You’re fighting the wrong war, says Wizkid on xenophobia attacks in South Africa

You’re fighting the wrong war, says Wizkid on xenophobia attacks in South Africa

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    MultiChoice on xenophobia: Attacks on foreigners are against Africa’s unity

MultiChoice on xenophobia: Attacks on foreigners are against Africa’s unity

MultiChoice Africa, a multinational video entertainment company, has condemned the attacks on foreign nationals in South Africa.On Sunday, three people were reported killed and property destroyed in an attack on foreign nationals in the country, including those owned by Nigerians.The latest attack on Nigerians has sparked nationwide outrage with the federal government summoning Bobby Moroe, South Africa’s high commissioner to Nigeria.In a statement, John Ugbe, [...]

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    As Nigerians become endangered specie at home and overseas, what next?

As Nigerians become endangered specie at home and overseas, what next?

At the last count about a week ago, at least 1,460 Nigerians have lost their lives to herdsmen/bandits machetes and bullets in 7 months within the shores of our country. That’s according to media reports credited to the permanent secretary, Special Services in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Amina Shamaki.That’s how grim and dangerous [...]

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    Envoy: Recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians fuelled by misinformation

Envoy: Recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians fuelled by misinformation

Godwin Adama, Nigeria's consul-general in South Africa, says the recent attack on Nigerian businesses and property was fuelled by false information.Nigerian businesses came under attack on Wednesday following the death of a South African Taxi driver in Pretoria.The taxi driver was alleged to have been killed by a Tanzanian.Adama, however, said Nigerian businesses were seriously affected in the crisis as the killing was [...]

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    Xenophobia: Nigerians advised to avoid Pretoria in South Africa

Xenophobia: Nigerians advised to avoid Pretoria in South Africa

The Nigeria union has advised Nigerians living in South Africa to avoid Pretoria central business district (CBD) until the police authority certifies the area safe for foreign nationals.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa (NUSA), gave the advice in the wake of Xenophobic attacks on Wednesday morning in the country.Olubajo said the attacks were as a result [...]

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    VIDEO: How FBI nabbed the Nigerians accused of fraud

VIDEO: How FBI nabbed the Nigerians accused of fraud

A video of operatives of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arresting some Nigerians suspected of being involved in cyber-crime is currently trending online.In the video, the detectives were seen fixing handcuffs on at least five suspects as they led them away.On Thursday, Nick Hanna, US attorney, had said a total of 80 suspects were being investigated for cyber-crime and [...]

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