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5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by absoul: 8:28pm On Sep 05, 2019
1) Nigerians can unite and stand together.
It didn't matter whether you were rich, poor, middle-class, from the North, or South, every Nigerian was angry and worried for the welfare of our brothers over there. There was genuine concern and hurt and Nigerians were filled with the need to react. Of course we still had the odd elements; criminal opportunists and the unbothered but the greater majority were concerned.

2) It is far easier to criticize those in power
This present administration has lots of critics, myself included. And if there's another thing these past couple of days has shown Nigerians, it's that most of the critics are actually good at pointing out the numerous errors of the government, (and at times possible solutions) but when push comes to shove, they'll most likely turn out to be hypocrites, voicing out for their personal or political gain. These set of people are the biggest hypocrites of all.

3)The outside world doesn't care for us.... not really.
Nigerians are always good at jumping on international hashtags, you'll see #prayforthis #istandwiththat almost immediately any tragic event happens in any part of the world. But in the past couple of days no one made mention to the black on black crime going on in South Africa. Apart from aljazeera which had a clip of the attack circulating on Twitter, the other news I saw focused on the reprisal lootings. There was no statement, no post from anyone else condemning the attack, political figure or celebrity.
I don't want to start citing examples but I hope our people are taking notes.

4) When pressed, our Government will come through. We all saw what happened, the presidency was serving us the usual lackadaisical attitude at first. But after pressure from all sides, took the first step by withdrawing from the Summit and recalling the Ambassador to S/A, the question/argument that they could have done better by suspending all diplomatic and economic times with S/A still remains, but we have to still acknowledge the step they took. I don't rate their social media reactions but it doesn't hurt either.

The only problem is that our Government is used to taking us for granted. But I'm pretty sure within themselves they were shocked at the uproar and they're thinking, "what if these people start asking the right questions together?"


5) Lastly, what every Nigerian youth should have at the back of his mind is this; together we have a louder voice. If we can come together then we will achieve greatness as a Nation. Nigeria is a country of staggering potential, and deep human resources. When we are scattered, our voices are nothing but a distant echo. However when we come together they must hear the giant roar, starting with the Government. We need to really start to hold them accountable for their actions and responsibilities. With our resources we should be able to at least boast of the most basic requirements like good roads and stable light. I will like to implore celebrities like Burna Boy, Davido and Wizkid. These artists have shown genuine love for Nigeria in the past and recently and they wield considerable influence over the Nigerian youth. Imagine organizing a Nation wide protest(peaceful of course) stretching for weeks all over Nigerian states, with our artists performing and singing about the situation. The youths will turn up for sure, enormous crowds and placards...both the people who genuinely want change and even those only attracted by the star appearances. Why is it only every four years we have rallies in Nigeria, with brooms and umbrellas? It's time we wield placards instead and demand our rights as citizens.

God Bless Nigeria!

©Absoul

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by helinues: 9:35pm On Sep 05, 2019
6. Let all Nigerians abroad also should start behaving well.. We are not the only blacks in South Africa. Oppressing, impressing, intimidating way of life should stop.

Those who live low key life in SA are not affected with the attacks

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by badboywizzy: 9:49pm On Sep 05, 2019
They accuse Nigerians of selling drugs but can there be a seller without a buyer ?

Who buys the drugs ?
How many Nigerians have been convicted by a SA court for drug peddling ?

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by SpecialAdviser(m): 10:28pm On Sep 05, 2019
Great Observations. Number 1, 3 and 5 makes a lot of sense.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by absoul: 8:27am On Sep 06, 2019
SpecialAdviser:
Great Observations. Number 1, 3 and 5 makes a lot of sense.

Thank you

Mynd44 lalasticlala fp please

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by bestman09(m): 11:36am On Sep 06, 2019
cheesy
Buhari's reaction. grin grin grin

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by sisisioge: 11:36am On Sep 06, 2019
6. There is no place like home...but we are going to good abroad sha embarassed

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Junkie1: 11:37am On Sep 06, 2019
undecidedI THOUGHT IT WAS AB SOUL THE TDE RAPPER... BUT STILL NICE TO MEET A FELLOW FAN OF THE ABSOLUTE ASSHOLE AKA BLACK LIP BASTARD ...NICE WRITE UP BY THE WAY

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by tert78: 11:37am On Sep 06, 2019
Is it true that this is the dictionary meaning of our dear President, Boobuhari ?

Check your own dictionary ooo

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Jaykolo10(m): 11:38am On Sep 06, 2019
helinues:
6. Let all Nigerians abroad also should start behaving well.. We are not the only blacks in South Africa. Oppressing, impressing, intimidating way of life should stop.

Those who live low key life in SA are not affected with the attacks

People like you are one of the bigger problems we have in this country... Y'all are ready to just bash those outside...the drug lord wasn't even a Nigerian..... So many Nigerians are out there doing good... But na the bad una want always dey see undecided

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Kolisky(m): 11:39am On Sep 06, 2019
grin grin grin

Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by blindjustice13(m): 11:39am On Sep 06, 2019
Good points
Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by BlessingsIk(f): 11:40am On Sep 06, 2019
Together, we are stronger and better.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by illiteratepmb: 11:40am On Sep 06, 2019
6. NIGERIA IS A SHITHOLE
Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by blindjustice13(m): 11:40am On Sep 06, 2019
Jaykolo10:


People like you are one of the bigger problems we have in this country... Y'all are ready to just bash those outside...the drug lord wasn't even a Nigerian..... So many Nigerians are out there doing good... But na the bad una want always dey see undecided
some of this people are south africans hiding behind these monikers,them many for nairaland.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by aro1(m): 11:41am On Sep 06, 2019
Another lesson: revolution is getting near!

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by illiteratepmb: 11:42am On Sep 06, 2019
7. PMB is an incompetent asshole who only cares about cows and headers

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by sundaygray(m): 11:43am On Sep 06, 2019
Very true. This is the most intelligent post I've seen in weeks

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Jaykolo10(m): 11:43am On Sep 06, 2019
blindjustice13:
some of this people are south africans hiding behind these monikers,them many for nairaland.

I'm telling you... There are allot of Nigerians making waves outside Nigeria... I even saw a video were a Nigerian car dealer in SA was crying about how they loot his shop... Is that guy a drug peddler too abi... Oshi cry

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Angelfrost(m): 11:43am On Sep 06, 2019
badboywizzy:
They accuse Nigerians of selling drugs but can there be a seller without a buyer ?

Who buys the drugs ?
How many Nigerians have been convicted by a SA court for drug peddling ?

Oh please... Just don't sell the damn thing!!! How many times have you heard of Ghanaians, Rwandans, Ivorians, even Zimbabweans misbehaving or peddling drugs or internet crimes abroad? You think they don't travel too?...

We have to start talking to ourselves as a nation, as a society, and as individuals... We need to take drastic and collective measures to stem this internal poison. There just might be hope for our dying image abroad.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by iwantolive: 11:43am On Sep 06, 2019
helinues:
6. Let all Nigerians abroad also should start behaving well.. We are not the only blacks in South Africa. Oppressing, impressing, intimidating way of life should stop.

Those who live low key life in SA are not affected with the attacks
Keep your smelling mouth shut.Yes some Nigerian are into crime abroad,so don't they have laws that permit their host countries to arrest them and jail them if need be?just keep quiet if you have noting to say..

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Flexherbal(m): 11:44am On Sep 06, 2019
Action speaks louder than words!
Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Levels1(m): 11:44am On Sep 06, 2019
helinues:
6. Let all Nigerians abroad also should start behaving well.. We are not the only blacks in South Africa. Oppressing, impressing, intimidating way of life should stop.

Those who live low key life in SA are not affected with the attacks


In as much as I dislike the attack on Nigerians in South Africa, but then the truth must equally been told and this Man have said it all. I chat with a very close friend of mine in SA and he equally said what you just told us here.

May God continue to enrich your knowledge, wisdom and understanding, Amen.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by ctleurocollege: 11:44am On Sep 06, 2019
What I also learned is that there are thieves waiting to cash in on any chaotic situation so that they can rob innocent people and cause mayhem












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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by EXLOVER(m): 11:46am On Sep 06, 2019
The only thing i learnt in this Xenophobia is "No place Like Home" and "Home Sweet Home". (HSH)

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by overlord29(m): 11:47am On Sep 06, 2019
wink I bin think say na Yankee AbSouL

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by bigpriik: 11:47am On Sep 06, 2019
Jaykolo10:


People like you are one of the bigger problems we have in this country... Y'all are ready to just bash those outside...the drug lord wasn't even a Nigerian..... So many Nigerians are out there doing good... But na the bad una want always dey see undecided

There is an element of truth in what he said, here in Nigeria once a person becomes rich and influencial he tends to look down on those below him,they begin to oppress the poor,I believe they do the same in S.A but its not a good reason why they should start killing.

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Re: 5 Lessons From The Xenophobic Attacks by Levels1(m): 11:47am On Sep 06, 2019
iwantolive:
Keep your smelling mouth shut.Yes some Nigerian are into crime abroad,so don't they have laws that permit their host countries to arrest them and jail them if need be?just keep quiet if you have noting to say..

Must you attack someone personality before you can express yourself /opinion? Too sad.

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