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Combating xenophobia through cultural practice

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

“To oppose knowledge? God forbid! Nay, for God, knowledge is the most glorious gift of man and the most noble of human perfections. To oppose knowledge is ignorant, and he who detests knowledge and science is not a man, but rather an animal without intelligence. For knowledge is light, life, felicity, perfection, beauty and the means of approaching the Threshold Read More

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Allen Onyema: A case of gathering by giving

October 12, 2019 Editorial III 0

Air Peace boss, Chief Allen Onyema, took most people by surprise when he volunteered his Airline for the evacuation of Nigerians from South Africa following recent xenophobic attacks on black Africans resident in the country. His act of charity has since continued to gather for him favourable reviews, accolades, and much more, PAUL OKAH writes. The renewed xenophobic attacks on Read More

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Nigeria-South Africa relations

September 28, 2019 Editorial III 0

The two giants of Africa, Nigeria and South Africa’s relationship could be a brotherly love gone sour over the years. They are mainly the struggle for independence from apartheid regime and the xenophobic attacks. The Nigerian government and its people showed great love to its South African brothers during the apartheid era. Although the government of Nigeria headed by President Read More

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Allen Onyema: In the league of extraordinary Nigerians

September 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

While South Africa and its officials are still flip flopping as to whether the xenophobic attacks on various nationals in their country are justified or morally and diplomatically wrong, especially to sister countries that stood tall for them in their time of need notably Nigeria; Nigerians have moved on and are returning to their fatherland, and all the purported and Read More

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Xenophobia: Reps move to make Air Peace NASS’ official airline

September 19, 2019 Editorial III 0

The House  of Representatives has commenced move towards making Air Peace the official airline of the National Assembly. This was in recognition of efforts of the company’s chairman, Mr. Aliens Onyema, in the evacuation of stranded Nigerians in South Africa, following the renewed xenophobic attacks. The House had earlier on Tuesday urged the federal government to confer a national honour Read More

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Xenophobia: FG should be blamed for ‘chasing’ Nigerians out-Political scholars

September 11, 2019 Editorial III 0

As Nigerians in South Africa are experiencing xenophobic attacks, political teachers have blamed the federal government for creating conditions that drive its citizens out of the country to hostile environment. The political scholars under the auspices of the Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) in a statement issued by its President, Professor Aloysius-Michaels Okolie on Wednesday, said Nigeria as a country Read More

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Xenophobia: ActionAid calls for action from stakeholders

September 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), a non-governmental organisation has condemned the xenophobic attacks in South Africa. The NGO also called on African governments, and the African Union to speak with one voice and take the necessary steps in finding a lasting solution to the xenophobic attacks that has caused rage, loss of lives, and livelihoods on the African Continent. This was contained Read More

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Buhari meets Gbajabiamila, discusses xenophobia, $9.6bn judgment debt

September 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, met with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila behind closed doors. Speaking to State House correspondents at theend of the meeting, Gbajabiamila said he was in the villa to discuss national issues requiring the attention of both the legislature and the executive with the president.  The Speaker said 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

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Nigeria not at war with South Africa…

September 6, 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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Xenophobia: What FG ’ll do with South Africa govt – Foreign minister

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Federal Government of Nigeria ( FGN), Friday, declared that it will not severe diplomatic ties with Republic of South Africa over recent and past xenophobic  attacks by South Africans against Nigerians and other African Nationalities resident in the country . FGN will  however strongly push for compensation from South African Government for Nigerians affected in the latest xenophobic attacks Read More

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Adopt multilateral approach towards xenophobia, Rep urges FG

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

As the xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa continues unabated, House of Representatives member, Iduma Igariwey, has called on the federal government to take proactive measures against future attacks. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Thursday, Igariwey, representing Afikpo North/South constituency for a second term, said South Africa as a country has “short memory” with regards Read More

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Activist turns down invitation in solidarity with victims of xenophobia

September 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

Environmental activist, Nnimmo Bassey, Director of Health of Mother Earth Foundation, in solidarity with victims of the ongoing xenophobic attacks on  Nigerians in South Africa has backed down on a speaking engagement at an important conference tagged Financing the Future, which was scheduled to hold 10-11 September 2019 ,in Cape Town. Bassey, who was invited as a speaker and as Read More

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No way to say thank you, but…

September 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

Nigerians do have a right to expect a fair treatment in South Africa by the South Africans. The reasons stick out and they bear repeating. Nigeria was instrumental to the dismantling of the oppressive apartheid system that kept government in the hands of the minority whites to the exclusion of the black majority who could not participate in the government Read More

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FG should adopt multilateral approach towards solving xenophobia- Igariwey

September 5, 2019 Editorial III 0

As the xenophobic attack on Nigerians in South Africa continues unabated, a House of Representatives member, Rt. Hon. Iduma Igariwey, has called on the federal government to take proactive measures against future attacks. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja Thursday, Igariwey, who is representing Afikpo North/South constituency for a second term, said that South Africa as a Read More

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Xenophobia: FCT minister warns against retaliatory attacks on S/Africans, facilities

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has called on the residents of the FCT especially, students and youths, not to carry out retaliatory attacks on South African nationals and business interests in the FCT over the recent xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. Bello who said that the federal government was already exploiting diplomatic Read More

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Nigeria-South Africa relations: Xenophobia as new apartheid

September 4, 2019 Editorial III 0

There have been repeated and constant attacks on Nigerians and other foreign nationals in South Africa. These attacks which first started in the late 90s were infrequent and occasional, but they have now become regular and seem systematic. Other nationals often targeted include the Somalis, Ethiopians, Malawians, Zimbabweans, Namibians, Zambians, Tanzanians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Mozambicans. While facts and figures as Read More

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Breaking – Xenophobia: FG goes tough as Nigeria pulls out envoy from South Africa

September 4, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria has recalled its Ambassador to South Africa in protest against xenophobic attacks against its citizens. Nigeria has also joined the ranks of countries which pulled out of the World Economic Summit in South Africa over attacks on citizens, business interests and property of foreigners in the former apartheid enclave. Nigeria is also demanding compensation for its citizens who suffered Read More

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Breaking – Xenophobia: Finally, South Africa’s envoy speaks

September 3, 2019 Editor 0

South Africa’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Monroe, has denied reports of Xenophobic attacks in his country. Monroe denied that the attacks in South Africa are xenophobic and targetted at Nigerians, Channels reports. The Commissioner made the comments at a media briefing with Nigeria’s foreign affairs minister Geoffery Onyeama. He described the attacks as ‘sporadic acts of violence’ adding that Read More

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Again, South Africans launch daring xenophobia attacks on Nigerians’ business outlets, others

September 2, 2019 Editor 0

South Africa has woken up to another wave of attacks and looting of foreign-owned businesses overnight in central Johannesburg. Nigerians are among those who are affected by the recent attack. A footage making the rounds show that several mechanic workshops and car dealerships have been looted and burnt. A metro policeman trying to quell the violence has also been shot Read More

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Xenophobia: Will Diaspora commission make a difference?

July 6, 2019 Editorial III 0

The passage of the Bill establishing the Nigerian Citizens in Diaspora Commission into law in 2017 was greeted with cheers given the rising cases of xenophobia against Nigerians living in foreign countries, especially in Africa, and the recent appointment of Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa as first chairman/chief executive officer has given teeth to the commission. How far will it go in Read More

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2 Nigerians again killed in South Africa (Xenophobia)

May 16, 2018 Blueprint 0

The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa has continued to climb with two young Nigerians being the latest victims. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the latest killing brings the number of Nigerians killed in the former apartheid enclave since February 2016 to 118. Up to 800,000 Nigerians, mostly young people, reside in South Africa, according Read More

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South African mob sets another Nigerian ablaze

April 24, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Community in South Africa has announced the killing of Clement Nwaogu, who was burnt alive by a mob in the latest xenophobia attack in that country. Publicity Secretary of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, Habib Miller, confirmed the killing from Pretoria in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt yesterday. He Read More

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Again, another Nigerian killed in South Africa

October 13, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian mission in South Africa has confirmed the killing of a 25-year-old Nigerian, Ibrahim Badmus, a native of Lagos state. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the killing occurred less than a week after Jelili Omoyele, a 35-year-old cellular phone technician was shot dead at Doornfontein, near Johannesburg. Nigeria’s Consul General (CG) in South Africa, Godwin Adama, told Read More