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South African Xenophobic Attacks – Mozambicans and Nigerians Retaliate

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Following the xenophobia outbreak in South Africa, with attacks mainly on migrants from Zimbabwe, Malawians and Nigerians among other African nationals as well as their governments have taken action to protect their own.

The violence targeted at black African migrants broke out in Johannesburg and Pretoria last Sunday and by Monday had spread to other parts of the country.

Property belonging to foreigners is being looted and torched while gruesome videos of migrants being heavily battered, set on fire and stoned to death have made their way into social media.

Five people have been reported dead and scores have been arrested in Pretoria and Johannesburg.

The attacks come on the eve of the African edition of the World Economic Forum (WEF) hosted in Cape Town, an event which leaders of Rwanda, DRC and Malawi have since pulled out from in protests against the violence demanding ‘definitive measures’ to protect their nationals.

Zambia has cautioned its truck drivers exporting goods to stay out of the country.

While President Emmerson Mnangagwa has jetted into South Africa for the WEF back home citizens are calling for a mute on South African music and a boycott on their artists; Mafikizolo and Babes Wodumo who are billed to perform in the country.

Government has requested that South African authorities address the “senseless and barbaric” attacks, warning their nationals in and travelling to ‘take necessary precaution to ensure their safety’.

South African companies; MTN, Shoprite and MultiChoice have stopped operations in Nigeria and Zambia after several stores were targeted by demonstrators.

Demonstrators in Lagos this week torched a South African popular supermarket chain store while in Mozambique protestors were screening all truckers demanding to know their nationality. The protestors were violently turning back South Africans in retaliatory attacks to the xenophobic attacks.

South Africa has struggled to contain its citizens who have over the past 10 years protested the presence of foreign nationals. Another outbreak in 2008 left over 60 people dead including Zimbabweans.

Python Wrecking Havoc In A’Ibom Community Killed (PHOTOS)

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A big Python was caught today by the youths in Ikono LGA of Akwa Ibom State. The size of the python attracted passer by.

Airtel Overtakes Globacom To Become Nigeria’s Second Largest Network

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Airtel Nigeria is now the second-largest telecommunications service provider in the country.

According to the July subscriber data released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Airtel gained a total of 906,400 customers in July to become second.

Airtel currently has 123,327 subscribers more than Globacom that has occupied the position for years.

In total, there are now 174,668,626 active GSM lines in the country.

In the month under review, MTN gained 1,379 new subscribers with another 118,442 subscribers from Visafone, a CDMA network it acquired.

Globacom gained 118,087 new subscribers to reach a total of 46,713,068 GSM users while 9mobile was the only operator that lost subscribers.

It lost 225,283 subscribers, dropping to 15,739,967 mobile users.

In terms of market share, MTN retains the largest share of the market at 37.43% with Airtel at 26.81%.

Globacom holds 26.74% share of the market while 9mobile holds 9.01%.

Nnamdi Kanu Go After Buhari In Japan, Vows To Disgrace Him

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Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has again come up with some claims about President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nnamdi Kanu, in a statement he personally signed, said that President Buhari, who he described as Jubril-Buhari, has been encircled and trapped by members of IPOB in his (Buhari) hideout in a Yokohama hotel, adding that there is no escape for the Nigerian leader.

The pro-Biafra leader, who claimed that the real Buhari was buried in Saudi Arabia, vowed that his group knows where the President’s presidential jet is and will never allow him to leave Japan.

The IPOB leader claimed that even if they try to smuggle ‘Jubril-Buhari’ out by hiding him in a diplomatic bag, that they (IPOB) shall get hold of him.

Kanu added, “How come all of their so-called Elites, Intellectuals, Professors, Academics, Opinion Leaders, Politicians, Royal Fathers, Pundits, Pastors, Native Doctors, are silent as their government keeps on dishing out lies upon lies, deceit upon deceit, fake picture after fake picture, fake video after fake video, but are busy worrying about IPOB confronting their dirty murderous politicians abroad?

“Whether shame will allow them to admit to it or not, the fact remains that Buhari is dead, buried in Saudi Arabia and replaced by Jubril Al-Sudani an impostor. That is why they have this elaborate dance of shame going on in Japan with fake pictures.

“We have now made sure that every government of the world is aware of this national disgrace and most heinous and despicable act being perpetrated by Fulani cabal. No amount of badly photoshopped pictures, fake videos lies and doctored images will save Jubri-Buhari.

“Those that claim custody of societal morals and values have suddenly lost their tongue, paralysed by fear of the killer Fulani cabal in Aso Rock. In front of them is a national fraud of immense proportion being perpetrated by a bunch of criminals in high political office but out fear and ingrained cowardice, they have chosen to keep quiet in the face of evil. This scale of deceit is not only historic but unprecedented, yet these people that claim to know it all are gravely silent.

“We smell blood and are closing in for the kill. Jubril-Buhari is encircled and trapped by IPOB in his hideout in a Yokohama hotel. There is no escape for him. We know where his presidential jet is and will never allow him to leave Japan. Even if they try to smuggle him out by hiding him in a diplomatic bag, we shall get hold of him.

“Those the government killed through their Army and Police as a result of Operation Python Dance, including those that fell at Nkpor, Onitsha, Enugu, Aba, Afaraukwu, Ngwa, Mbiama and Igweocha are crying from the grave. We must not let them down.

“Check this video posted by the President of Liberia and tell me if you can find Jubril-Buhari in it. Every other head of state is there except the Sudanese impostor Nigerians adopted as their president. Common to demand live video of the event from Femi Adeshina, they can’t. Shame on them.”

BREAKING!!! Nation Unsettled As Party National Chairman Kidnapped In Abuja

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Kenneth Udeze, the National Chairman of the Action Alliance, AA, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen in Abuja.

Udeze was said to have been kidnapped Friday morning outside a Zenith Bank branch in Dutsen Alhaji, Abuja.

Genevieve Udeze, the wife of the AA chairman, told reporters that her husband woke up Friday morning and found several text messages indicating heavy withdrawals from his accounts that were not authorized.

She said, “After suspecting his account had been hacked, he rushed to the bank to find out what happened. He was with his driver when he was kidnapped outside the Zenith Bank.”

The politician’s wife further explained that the kidnappers took her husband away in a black SUV, adding that, “she was on her way to the police station to report the incident.”

EFCC Suffers Worst Defeat In Court As Jonathan’s Man Clings Victory

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Following the allegation of N1.6bn fraud, a Lagos Federal High Court on Thursday discharged and acquitted former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide, Dr Waripamo Owei-Dudafa of an alleged involvement.

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Justice Mohammed Idris in his judgment held that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, failed to prove any of the 22-count charges levelled against Owei-Dudafa beyond reasonable doubt.

In the 190-page judgment, Justice Mohammed said EFCC’s case was “based on suspicions” and suspicions “cannot take the place of legal evidence”.

The judge also observed that the anti-graft agency failed to call vital witnesses, including Jonathan and former NSA Sambo Dasuki, who could have helped its case.

“Why did the prosecution fail to call Sompre Omiebi to testify?” the judge queried.

The court also dismissed the EFCC’s claim that the bags delivered by Dudafa to Jonathan contained dollars.

Justice Idris held that there was no proof for that.

“How did the prosecution know that the bags contained dollars?” the judge wondered again.