Monday, September 16, 2019

Tag "xenophobic attacks"

    The hard lessons from South Africa

The hard lessons from South Africa

These are not easy times for Nigeria. Even before the latest orgy of xenophobic violence targeted at Nigerians and other Africans in South Africa took centre stage, Nigeria was battling with a slew of unfavourable news. There was the issue of about 80 Nigerians caught in the web of America’s Federal Bureau of Investigations, (FBI) as having been allegedly involved [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerians who fled South Africa to get loan, N40k airtime

Dabiri-Erewa: Nigerians who fled South Africa to get loan, N40k airtime

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, chief executive officer of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), says citizens who fled South Africa over xenophobic attacks will be empowered. She gave this assurance on Wednesday when she received the first batch of returnees at the tarmac of the Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) in Lagos. She told the returnees that besides stipends to help them get to their [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    One killed in fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa

One killed in fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa

One person has been killed while five sustained injuries in a fresh outbreak of xenophobia in South Africa.According to News 24, the yet to be identified victim was stabbed with a sharp object at a corner of Bree and Plein streets in Johannesburg.Armed protesters had marched through the streets on Sunday, demanding that foreigners should return to where they came from.Some shops were [...]

1 comment Read Full Article
    SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

SERAP asks South Africa to pay $10bn compensation to victims of xenophobia

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights to sue to South Africa and seek $10 billion for victims of xenophobic attacks in the country.Last week, shops and properties belonging to Nigerians and other Africans were looted and destroyed.In an open letter dated September 6 and addressed to Soyata Maiga, chairperson of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

Ramaphosa’s spokesman says Buhari will still visit South Africa in October

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit South Africa in October, Khusela Diko, spokesman of President Cyril Ramaphosa, has said.Buhari had contemplated cancelling the visit in the wake of the recent attacks on Nigerians in the South Africa, according to a presidency source.The source had said the Nigerian leader was really worried over the attacks and that honouring the invitation of his [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Xenophobia: More than 5,000 people out of jobs because of reprisal, says Sanwo-Olu

Xenophobia: More than 5,000 people out of jobs because of reprisal, says Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos state, says more than 5,000 people are currently out of jobs following protest after the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Some of the protesters had broken into business outlets owned by South Africans, including Shoprite.Sanwo-Olu, who visited some of the affected shopping malls in Ajah and Surulere areas of the state, lamented the consequence of [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Xenophobia: Buhari has lost us respect in the eyes of the world

Xenophobia: Buhari has lost us respect in the eyes of the world

Until at least the last 48 hours, there were videos online of Nigerians being killed in South Africa almost on a daily basis. The only crime this men along with other African nationals committed was to be in South Africa and be prosperous enough to become a threat. A threat the South African Deputy Minister of Police, Bongani Mkongi clearly [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    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 [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Xenophobia: Oshiomhole asks FG to take over MTN

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the federal government to take over MTN in order to send a strong message to South Africa over the attacks on Nigerians based in the country.On Monday, shops and properties of Nigerians were looted and destroyed in different parts of South Africa.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Abuja, [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    The tail wags south Africa-Nigeria dog

The tail wags south Africa-Nigeria dog

One of the most telling summaries of what has been happening in the last few days between South Africa and Nigeria was the comment by columnist, Owei Lakemfa, that the continent’s two largest economies now take orders from the streets.By Tuesday, five persons had been killed, and many more injured or displaced in South Africa while many small businesses built [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    South Africa: Xenophobic attacks as failure of governance

South Africa: Xenophobic attacks as failure of governance

Following the escalation of violence against foreign nationals in some part of South Africa earlier this week, all sorts of video commentaries showing the opinions of natives of that country have surfaced on the Internet. One of the good things about these videos is that they expose the mindset of the indigenous people of South Africa and go on to [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai: Fake videos of attacks on Nigerians in SA in circulation

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has alerted Nigerians to the spread of fake videos of purported attacks on citizens in South Africa.He said some people are using fake news to foment mayhem in the country.The minister said this on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja in reaction to the reprisal attacks against South African-owned businesses in the [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Attacks on foreigners in South Africa: Xenophobia or Afro-Asiaphobia?

Attacks on foreigners in South Africa: Xenophobia or Afro-Asiaphobia?

The past few days have been dominated by media headlines about ‘xenophobic attacks’ on foreigners, essentially Nigerians, in South Africa.According to the police five people have died and businesses and properties worth millions of dollars destroyed since the current wave of ‘xenophobic attacks’ in the country.Attacks on foreigners in South Africa are quite episodic and even pre-dated 1994 – [...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Xenophobia: Diplomatic pressure is the solution, not violence, says Banky W

Xenophobia: Diplomatic pressure is the solution, not violence, says Banky W

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    WATCH: ‘God, my country is dying’ — Iya Rainbow prays for Nigeria at the beach

WATCH: ‘God, my country is dying’ — Iya Rainbow prays for Nigeria at the beach

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
    Basketmouth boycotts South Africa’s show over xenophobic attacks

Basketmouth boycotts South Africa’s show over xenophobic attacks

[...]

0 comment Read Full Article
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 13, 2019USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK306397354
LAGOS362475413
KANO361474413
PH361475412
ABUJA362476413
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement