Opinion

Xenophobia: Niger Republic Too Is Guilty, By Suleiman Uba Gaya

We cannot, and shall not, as a nation, condone foreign governments shortchanging our nationals and at the same time making a pretentious public show of friendship towards us. That aggregates to adding salt to an injury. Why President Buhari and NASS must act quickly to save Nigerians in Niger Republic.…
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Bámidélé Upfront

South Africa’s Xenophobia Has Exposed Nigeria As The Gnat Of Africa, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

No one takes a weak and crumbling state like Nigeria seriously outside its borders. No one respects an economically sick, rudderless nation. We have squandered our wealth and have become the GNAT of Africa. That we fought apartheid is ancient history. We were rich, boisterous and prodigal. Greed and waste…
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Columns

How Nigeria Can End Xenophobia Without South Africa’s Help, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Most Nigerians in South Africa own businesses that they should be running back home. And this is what the Nigerian government must focus on: To render more support to small-scale business owners, revitalise the education and health sectors, solve the perennial electricity problem. For the first time ever, Nigeria-based Nigerians…
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Columns

The Tail Wags South Africa-Nigeria Dog, By Azu Ishiekwene

South Africa appears to be fighting for its future, but it’s taking on the wrong enemies. Among other things, the authorities must now crackdown on hate crimes, review the country’s broken immigration system and create more opportunities in the townships. Politicians must take responsibility. One of the most telling summaries…
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Opinion

South Africa, Criminal Ingratitude and the Nigerian Blood, By Tunji Light Ariyomo

What is happening in South Africa is unfortunately a fatal remainder of the gravely impaired faculty of the black man. The penurious is killing the poor so he could get the position occupied by the beggarly. As Malema had rightly put it, Nigerians and other black nationalities in South African…
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Columns

South Africans: Killing Nigerians, While Buhari Jokes With Ramaphosa, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

A meeting with Cyril Ramaphosa is scheduled for Pretoria in October, but Buhari had a premature opportunity in Japan, where he, Ramaphosa and numerous African leaders attended last week’s Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD). Guess what our president was doing? Smiling away with Ramaphosa! On Tuesday, the United…
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Columns

How The Lawan Senate Failed its First Major Test, By Reuben Abati

This screening process has been totally without rigour or colour. It is the Senate’s first major test under Ahmed Lawan’s watch and the result is woeful, if not absolutely ludicrous. Before now, the Senate had promised Nigerians that it would conduct a rigorous screening process. Instead, it has chosen to…
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Columns

Again, Xenophobia In South Africa, By Dele Agekameh

Nigeria and other African countries need to explore all avenues available to pressure South Africa into taking responsibility and standing up to the dangerous fire of xenophobia burning within its borders. Fresh attacks on black foreigners have, once more, unearthed the cankerworm of xenophobia in South Africa. In the latest…
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