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President @MBuhari departs Abuja Wednesday on a three-day State Visit to the Republic of South Africa, following an invitation by President @CyrilRamaphosa, to discuss welfare of Nigerians, and find common grounds for building harmonious relations with their hosts.
The visit comes against the background of recent #xenophobicattacks, the evacuation of hundreds of Nigerians and the exchange of visits by Special Envoys of Presidents Buhari and Ramaphosa.
While in South Africa, the Nigerian leader will hold a town hall meeting with Nigerians living in the country,...
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WHEN TODDLERS SPEAK IN THE PUBLIC

Good morning @gimbakakanda
I saw an article on @AJEnglish written by you titled "Why Nigeria cannot afford a stand-off with South Africa"

Let me appreciate the fact that you have not denied the fact that you are a Nigerian YET.
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@gimbakakanda @AJEnglish In Nigeria, there is a Yoruba adage that says "Bi omode ba l'aso bi agba, ko le l'akisa bi agba" simply saying although a toddler can have enough clothes like the elderly ones, he does not have enough RAGS like the elderly ones..
The philosophers called that THE WISDOM OF AGES.
@gimbakakanda @AJEnglish I am aware that you are still young and still enjoying academic sponsorship, but your exposure to the wider world should be enough to give you more depth as you penned down this article INDICTING your motherland of WEAKNESS.
Excuse me please, for what purpose & to what end?
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Nigerians have gathered outside the Nigerian consulate. They are getting into the busses so that they can be transported to the airport. First flight out of SA is at 9am. We understand over 600 Nigerians have opted to leave SA due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
Many mothers with their children are queuing to get a seat on the bus as quick as possible. Over 600 Nigerians have taken up the option to leave the country due to the recent #XenophobicAttacks
One bus has already taken the first load. There are two more busses stationed outside. No one is allowed to speak to the media. A clear instruction from the consulate they say. #XenophobicAttacks
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Happening Now: Honorable Minister of Information & Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed addresses a Press Conference on the #XenophobicAttacks against Nigerians in South Africa.
TEXT OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE BY THE HON. MINISTER OF INFORMATION AND CULTURE, ALHAJI LAI MOHAMMED, IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY, 5 SEPT. 2019, ON
THE XENOPHOBIC ATTACKS AGAINST NIGERIA IN SOUTH AFRICA
Good afternoon and thank you, gentlemen, for once again honouring our invitation. You are all aware of the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians - and of course other foreigners - in South Africa, and the huge costs, in human and material terms,to Nigerians living in South Africa.
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IS HISTORY ALL TRUE series:
How Democracy Created Barriers to Freedom, Happiness, and Prosperity

🔹I read back in 2012, that Zuma earned more than David Cameron and François Hollande did, and that his salary cost #SouthAfrica five times what Obama’s did the US❗️😳
news24.com/Archives/City-…
🔹Why was that? Could we peg ourselves against America, France, or England? Hardly.
🔹Time Magazine recently showcased the abhorrent divide between the have & have nots in #SouthAfrica. So isn't it despicable? That our leaders...
... are paid above their international pay grade, in the face of their voters’ poverty and misery?
🔹The Uruguayan President, (In Uruguay GDP per capita is almost 3 times that of RSA, whereas GDP in RSA is 6 times that of Uruguay) José Mujica, lived to serve; even standing...
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BEYOND THE STREET ATTACKS: THE DEEP, CAPACIOUS LINEAGE OF AFROPHOBIA IN SOUTH AFRICA
- By Prof Moses Ochonu

Let no one tell you that the Afrophobic violence in South Africa is a recent or isolated phenomenon. It is not.

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Makwerekwere, a term of contempt as dehumanizing and racist in its deployment as the use of "cockroach" to mark people out for slaughter during the Rwandan genocide, is not a recent invention.
It was a staple of the South African xenophobic lexicon as early as the late 1990s and early 2000s when it was operationalized to demonize, devalue, and mark non-South African Africans for attack.
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