TERRORISM /CRIME

67 Prisoners Writing Exams At Ikoyi Custodial Centre – NCS

67 Prisoners Writing Exams At Ikoyi Custodial Centre – NCS

TERRORISM /CRIME
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) on Tuesday says about 67 inmates are sitting for the 2019 General Certificate Examination (GCE) of the West African Examination Council (WAEC). The Public Relation Officer of the NCS, Lagos state Command, Supt. Rotimi Oladokun made this known in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He said that the inmates were writing papers in different subjects, varying from Arts to Science subjects. Oladokun emphasised that the NCS believed that education was the bedrock of reformation and rehabilitation. “Therefore, the Correctional Service will ensure that inmates who wish to write exams or are already writing exams while in custody are given adequate support,” he said. According to Oladokun, the NCS has four s
AFROPHOBIA: When Victims Become Killers, By Ralph Mathekga

AFROPHOBIA: When Victims Become Killers, By Ralph Mathekga

TERRORISM /CRIME
The current tensions surrounding xenophobia in South Africa brings to mind Mahmood Mamdani's book titled When Victims Become Killers, writes Ralph Mathekga. The book focuses on how the idea of nativism was conveniently used to inspire the genocide that took place in Rwanda when the Tutsis and the Hutus turned against each other. I have read the book a few times, and each and every time I read it, it brings forth how easy a population that sees itself as a victim turns against its own and victimises them. When one looks at the current challenges in South Africa, we have to confront the reality that as a nation, we may be closer  to genocide than we are willing to admit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKs5Bgn2mro The sad part of the Rwandan genocide experien...
BREAKING: Shops Burn, Mosque Targeted In Fresh “Afrophobic” Attacks In Johannesburg South Africa

BREAKING: Shops Burn, Mosque Targeted In Fresh “Afrophobic” Attacks In Johannesburg South Africa

TERRORISM /CRIME
As well as local businesses being looted, a mosque has also been targeted by a petrol-bomb in Johannesburg, as xenophobic violence returned on Sunday. Violence linked to xenophobic tensions has engulfed parts of Johannesburg for the second weekend in a row, as hundreds of protesters ran riot across the city on Sunday. Two stabbings have been reported, and the damage to stores and public institutions has proved to be devastating in the light of day. Xenophobic attacks in Johannesburg The troubles began in Jeppestown, during a speech made by outgoing IFP President Mangosuthu Buthelezi. In trying to bring peace to the area, a splinter group rebelled and ran amok in the CBD. Protests eventually spilled over into Malvern, where shops – many owned by foreigners – were
South Africans Should Be Expel From Nigeria – Kayode Reacts To Fresh Atacks On Foreign Nationals

South Africans Should Be Expel From Nigeria – Kayode Reacts To Fresh Atacks On Foreign Nationals

TERRORISM /CRIME
Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode has called for the expulsion of all South African citizens from Nigeria following renewed protest against Nigerians. DAILY POST reports that Nigerians and other nationals in South Africa were on Sunday asked to leave immediately. Residents of hostels in eastern Johannesburg marched along Jules Street in the area, demanding that “foreigners must go back to where they came from”. Reacting, Fani-Kayode called on Nigerian government to expel South Africans from the country and nationalise all South African companies that are operating in Nigeria. He also called on President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to retaliate the attacks and break up diplomatic ties with South Africa. In a series of post on his Twitter page, Fani-Kayode
Foreign National Killed In Fresh Protest In South Africa as Police Tightened Security In Johannesburg

Foreign National Killed In Fresh Protest In South Africa as Police Tightened Security In Johannesburg

TERRORISM /CRIME
At least One person has been killed in violence in the Johannesburg city centre, according to police. Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Kay Makhubele said the victim had been stabbed with a sharp object at the corner of Bree and Plein Streets. He could not yet confirm the identity or nationality of the deceased. He also confirmed that five people had been injured. A group of men, some of them wielding sticks, pangas and tree branches, marched through the city centre after disrupting a meeting in which IFP President Emeritus Mangosuthu Buthelezi spoke to hostel residents following a week of deadly xenophobic violence. Makhubele said 16 people were arrested for public violence and possession of stolen property. Several shops were forced to close their doors as ...
BREAKING: South Africans continues looting Nigerians shops despite peace moves

BREAKING: South Africans continues looting Nigerians shops despite peace moves

TERRORISM /CRIME
Despite the peace moves by the government of Nigeria and South -Africa, South African police has disclosed that some persons who had been looting shops since Sunday had continued till date.  It added that it had arrested more suspects who had been looting shops in the Gauteng Province. The Police also said that they were on high alert monitoring the violence that erupted earlier in the week in some parts of the country leading to the death of foreigners and destruction of their property. Police spokesperson, Brigadier Mathapelo Peters, said 74 persons were arrested in Katlehong on Thursday, bringing the total number of arrests since the violence erupted in Johannesburg to 497 She said the situation in Katlehong and other areas in the province remained calm as...
Buhari Will Not End Relationship With South Africa Despite Afro-phobic Attacks – FG Declares

Buhari Will Not End Relationship With South Africa Despite Afro-phobic Attacks – FG Declares

BUSSINESS, TERRORISM /CRIME
The Federal Government on Friday declared that it won’t severe diplomatic relationship with South Africa despite the renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama made the disclosure when he appeared before the senate committee on Diaspora at the National Assembly. Onyeama said taking such action would not be in the interest of Nigerians in South Africa, adding that Nigeria would consider other options apart from diplomatic ties severance, to resolve the ongoing crisis. He said: “We are not thinking to the stage of diplomatic ties called off. There are various options. We are not by any means at a stage where we are breaking diplomatic relations with South Africa. “We just met with the senate committee to review the situati
Somalia President Warn S,African President To Protect Somalians Against Afrophobic Attack

Somalia President Warn S,African President To Protect Somalians Against Afrophobic Attack

TERRORISM /CRIME
Somalia on Thursday has warn the South African government to protect its citizens in the country as a wave of attacks targets foreigners and their businesses. Seven people have been killed and dozens of shops destroyed in xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg this week - a recurring trend that has often targeted Somalis. "The Somali government is keeping an eye on the violence in South Africa where members of the Somali community, mainly traders, have been attacked and suffered both death and injury in recent years," read a statement from the information ministry. "The Somali government is deeply concerned about the looting and eviction of its citizens and their businesses and requests the South African government protect and guarantee the safety of the So...
Buhari Govt Will Not Tolerate Further Attacks On S’African Businesses In Nigeria – Lai Mohamed Warn

Buhari Govt Will Not Tolerate Further Attacks On S’African Businesses In Nigeria – Lai Mohamed Warn

TERRORISM /CRIME
The government of President Muhammadu Buhari has warned Nigerians against further reprisal attacks on South Africans and their businesses in Nigeria. The government through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in a press conference on Thursday, also revealed what is not true about videos in circulation on social media. Mohammed said, “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. “Those attacks have escalated in recent times, with deadly consequences. You are also aware of the reprisal attacks that have targetted South African businesses in Nigeria.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr6sH8l3h
AFRO-PHOBIA: South Africa High Commission in Nigeria shuts down offices

AFRO-PHOBIA: South Africa High Commission in Nigeria shuts down offices

TERRORISM /CRIME
Due to the fear arising from attacks by Nigerian youths, the South Africa High Commission to Nigeria has shut down its offices and consulate. The acting High Commissioner, Ambassador Bobby Moroe, confirmed the development to reporters on Thursday morning, saying that he had directed the Mission to suspend all consular activities until the situation improves. The Ambassador explained that the reported attacks on South Africans in parts of Nigeria informed the decision to close down the Mission. Moroe added, “I directed that the Mission should be closed until the situation improves. We heard that South Africans were being pulled out of vehicles and attacked. We feel unsafe and that is why I directed that the mission should close down until further notice.”
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