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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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

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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Opinion

Xenophobia in South Africa and Nigeria, By Omano Edigheji

Just as they are outraged about the xenophobia against Nigerians in other countries, Nigerians should be equally outraged by xenophobia within the country, which is based on religious and ethnic lines. We cannot condemn xenophobia based on nationalities abroad while we are silent about xenophobia based on religion and ethnicity…
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How American Christianity Betrayed God In The American Election, By Adeolu Ademoyo

When we all – Native Americans, African Americans, Latino Americans, European Americans, Jewish Americans, Asian Americans etc - are in the bus on any of our Christian retreats, singing joyously about Christ salvation and our faith as a journey, can it really be said about us American Christians that “In…
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Opinion

Still on the South African Xenophobic Attack, By Gidado Yushau Shuaib

"We of alien looks or words must stick together.” ― Sansom According to Wikipedia "Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Xenophobia can manifest itself in many ways involving the relations and perceptions of an in-group towards an out-group, including a fear…
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Opinion

Xenophobic Attacks: Why I Won’t Condemn South Africa, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

Is the black man inherently wicked? Is savagery ingrained in the anatomy of the black man? Is the melanin theory really rationally defensible? These are questions that go through my mind in my many moments of introspection. On October 5, 2012, four young Nigerians were beaten blue-black and burnt alive…
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Columns

I Am South African, One Day I Will Visit Africa, By Pius Adesanmi

Dateline 1997 In 1997, I was a researcher and translator at the French Institute for Research in Africa (IFRA), a French government-owned research funder in the humanities and social sciences based at the University of Ibadan. One of our research streams was entitled, "Youth, Street Culture, and Urban Violence in…
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