Coronavirus: Top SA scientist is dead

April 1, 2020 BBC 0

Tributes are being paid to world-renowned South African scientist Gita Ramjee, who has died from Covid-19-related complications. “She dedicated many years of her life to finding HIV prevention solutions for women,” her colleague and friend Gavin Churchyard told the BBC. Head of UNAids Winnie Byanyima said Prof Ramjee’s death was a huge loss at a time when the world needed Read More

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Xenophobia: The ultimate culprits

October 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Just as you reserve the right to walk a stranger out of your house, you reserve the right to demand the exit of foreigners from your country. It is the prerogative of the South Africans to dictate who can or cannot be allowed residence in their country. That the Nigerian government helped them in their struggle against apartheid does not, Read More

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Obasanjo seeks resuscitation of Nigeria-S/Africa bilateral commission

September 29, 2019 Editorial III 0

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has called on Nigeria and South Africa to resuscitate their bilateral commission, to resolve the incessant xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. He made the call at the weekend while speaking to journalists at his Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) pent house, Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Obasanjo recalled that there was a bilateral Read More

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Xenophobia: New face of ‘apartheid’ in South Africa

September 21, 2019 Editorial III 0

The recent waves of xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other black Africans in South Africa as well as reprisal on South African owned businesses in Nigeria opened another diplomatic row between Nigeria and the South Africa with many advocating for lasting solution to the recurring attacks, KEHINDE OSASONA writes. The widespread killings of Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa Read More

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Xenophobia: Rep task colleagues to donate to airline staff, returnees

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

A member of the House of Representatives, Hon. Ajibola Muraina, has asked his colleagues to take step further by donating a token of their salaries to cabin crew of Air Peace that worked to evacuate stranded Nigerians, and welfare of the returnees. The House of Representatives had on Wednesday, hosted chairman of the airline, Mr Allen Onyema, during its plenary, Read More

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How to end xenophobia

September 20, 2019 Editorial III 0

There have been growing tension in Nigeria and other African countries in recent times concerning the xenophobic rascality in South Africa. It isn’t new that natives in South Africa have been killing foreigners that settled in South Africa. Most of the victims of the xenophobic brutality are Nigerians. For that, there have reactions from nations whose citizens were killed. In Read More

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A modest retaliation against xenophobia

September 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

Xenophobic attacks in South Africa are reshaping the African continent. Of recent the BBC reality check team reported that violent riots in the commercial city of Johannesburg, which is notorious for excessive violent attacks on black foreigners, claimed lives, as a mob went on rampage touching vehicles and looting many shops belonging to foreign nationals especially Nigerians. In 2008, the Read More

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Breaking: Amidst outrage, Air Peace finally gets permit to land in Johannesburg

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

South African authorities have granted landing permit to Air Peace Flight B777 to enable it to evacuate some 320 Nigerians escaping from xenophobia in that country, a Nigerian consular officer has confirmed. Nigeria’s Consul-General in Johannesburg, Mr. Godwin Adama, made the confirmation in a telephone interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday. Adama spoke against the background of Read More

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Xenophobia: Day after tendering apology, South African authority block evacuation of Nigerians

September 17, 2019 Editor 0

The evacuation of the second batch of Nigerians from South Africa owing to ongoing xenophobic attacks, suffered an interruption on Tuesday following the delay in granting landing permit to Air Peace. The airline has volunteered to evacuate Nigerians willing to return to the country following the recent violence against foreigners in the southern African country. The News Agency of Nigeria Read More

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Breaking: Finally, South Africa apologises to Nigeria

September 16, 2019 Editor 0

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has apologised to Nigeria over the xenophobic attacks in his country. Two special envoys from South Africa tendered to an apology on behalf of the government and people of the country to President Muhammadu Buhari at the state house in Abuja on Monday. A meeting between Buhari and Radebe has just ended at the Presidential Read More

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Breaking: Special envoys from South Africa President in Abuja, meets Buhari

September 16, 2019 Editor 0

From the nation’s seat of power comes an update that special envoys sent by President Ramaphosa of South Africa to President Muhammadu Buhari have arrived the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with the Nigerian President. The envoys were led by the acting South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Bobby Monroe. Details loading…

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The euphoria of xenophobia

September 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Wikipedia defines the word ‘Xenophobia’ as _”the fear or hatred of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can involve perceptions of an ingroup toward an outgroup and can manifest itself in suspicion of the other_”. Going by these interpretations, one would easily hold sway to the fact that we, Nigerians, are not new to xenophobic tendencies. Read More

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Xenophobia: See what South African President did after he was booed in Zimbabwe

September 15, 2019 Editor 0

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has sent out special envoys to deliver messages of solidarity to several Heads of State and Governments across Africa. The team, comprising former minister in the presidency, Mr Jeff Radebe, Ambassador Kingsley Mmabolo and Dr. Khulu Mbatha, will visit Nigeria, Niger, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia. The Special Envoys Read More

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Xenophobia: Time to draw the red line

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

Following renewed xenophobic attacks in South Africa at the beginning of this month, targeting mainly Nigerians, President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday directed that Nigerians willing to return home, numbering about 640, should be evacuated from that country immediately. This action, coupled with Nigeria’s boycott of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that is currently taking place in Cape Town Read More

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Nigeria not at war with South Africa

September 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

I have watched with absolute horror the videos coming out of South Africa showing shameful and shameless xenophobic attacks by stupid South Africans on Nigerians and people of other nations as well as their businesses. This is extremely reprehensible. What is even more reprehensible is the unfortunate attitude or comments of a top South African government official giving the impression Read More

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Breaking: Again, South Africans launch xenophobic attacks on Nigerians, others; 2 stabbed

September 8, 2019 Editor 0

Armed protesters are on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa demanding the immediate departure of foreigners. According to Sowetan Live, a South African newspaper, the protesters, who carried weapons such as knobkerries, are waiting to be addressed by Mangosuthu Buthelezi, a notable politician and Zulu tribe leader. The protest is coming one week after attacks on foreigners sparked reactions across Read More

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FG dispels bomb explosion rumours at South Africa High Commission

September 7, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Government has dispelled bomb explosion rumour at the South Africa’s High Commission. It said the video being circulated was that of the bomb explosion at Emab Plaza, near Banex, in Abuja on June 25 2014. It accused “desperate opposition of allegedly using fake news and disinformation as handy tools to portray Nigeria as ungovernable. It said some emerging Read More

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WEF: Real reason FG is attacking me – Ezekwesili

September 7, 2019 Editor 0

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, Saturday said the Nigerian government did not go after her just because she attended the World Economic Forum, WEF, in South Africa which it boycotted, but a part of a cheap and frustrated strategy designed to bully, slander, denigrate her at every opportunity. Ezekwesili, in series of tweets said, “You’d be naive to think Read More

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Xenophobia: RCCG’s Adeboye fires warning shot

September 7, 2019 Editor 0

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has appealed to Nigerians not to engage in reprisal attacks against South-Africans following the violence which trailed the wave of xenophobia in South Africa. Adeboye made the appeal in his sermon on Friday night at the September Holy Ghost Service at the Redemption Camp on the Read More