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We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Jalabase(m): 9:27am On Sep 07
In response to the losses incurred by Nigerians, the House of Representatives has said it will approve funds for victims of the attacks who wish to take legal action against the country.

It also said it was considering compensation for those affected by the attacks.

The Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, said these while addressing journalists at a ‘world press conference’ held in Abuja on Friday.

He was accompanied by some principal officers of the Lower chamber, including the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase; Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado-Doguwa; Deputy Leader, Peter Akpatason; Deputy Chief Whip, Nkeiruka Onyejeocha; and Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Buba Yakub.

The Speaker warned South Africa against labelling Nigerians in their country as criminals, asking it not to add insult to Nigeria’s grief.

He also noted that for South Africa not to be seen as encouraging and justifying the xenophobic attacks by its citizens, the government should openly dismiss the narrative that the attacks were provoked by the alleged criminal activities of Nigerians in the country.

While commending the actions so far taken by the Federal Government, he said the President should direct the Ministry of Health to assist the bereaved families in expediting the return of their loved ones who had lost their lives in the unfortunate events.

He said, “The time for speaking has long passed and the time for action has come to us with a fierce urgency demanding nothing less than our total commitment to revoking the old arrangements that have made such abominations against our people possible.”

“Too many a time, we are called to stand as pallbearers, bringing home to bury the bodies of our brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers, our children, savaged and decimated. What is their offence? That they dared to dream of glory and profit beyond our borders; and having dreamt, they endeavoured to make real the visions of their heart.

“We reject entirely the obvious attempt to change the true narrative of events by casting the recently organised acts of violence as a merely internecine conflict between gangs fighting for turf.”

Gbajabiamila stressed that the House was ready to authorise funding “for those citizens who wish to take legal action against identified perpetrators of the violence as well as those who sponsored them or permitted their actions to occur and to continue.”

He pointed out that the House would work with all the stakeholders within and outside government to evolve and implement a plan to evacuate Nigerians from where internal crises and conflicts have made the terrain unsafe for them.

He added, “We expect that the Government of South Africa will conduct a thorough investigation into these allegations and make public their findings, whatever they may be. Where any of these claims are determined to be true, we expect also that the individuals responsible will be held accountable to the highest degree allowed by law.”

Gbajabiamila announced the plan of the House to suspend its two-month annual recess to discuss the crisis, adding that the lower chamber would invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs (Geoffrey Onyeama); the Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa (Kabiru Bala); the Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (Abike Dabiri-Erewa) and other stakeholders to review the issue.

A member of the House, Mr Kingsley Chinda, had in a message to our correspondent on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to reconvene for two days and condemn the alleged refusal by the Nigerian High Commission in South Africa to protect citizens running to it for safety.



Source: https://punchng.com/well-fund-xenophobic-victims-suit-against-south-africa-reps/amp/

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by ALCOHOLKILLS(m): 9:31am On Sep 07
hope is from their pocket and not taxpayers money, because southy govt i know won't pay kobo even if Nigerian govt win this casr

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by trulords(m): 9:31am On Sep 07
Na so ,we go dey hear all dis empty promises . as if something will be done ,




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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by SoftP(m): 9:31am On Sep 07
Well, i see no point blabbing over this whole issue if the govt are truly sincere handling it to a brim.

First, call back all Nigerian Nationals in South Africa, make special provision and compensation here for them'

Cut all bilateral agreements, bonds that tied both countries, Nationalize all their investments here and retain their employed staffs to avoid people losing jobs

Then u can start talking of taking legal action against the country for bridge of trust.

Not until then, all this whole govt thing is nothing but gimmicks.

If u take legal action against them which offcourse Our govt won't be sincere with, will it stop the killings?

Will it change their mentality


This country self cry

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by daddytime(m): 9:31am On Sep 07
You guys should first fund the hungerphobia, looting phobia, bad governance phobia and idiotphobia suit against you animals by the poor populace at home.

With the above suit taken care of, Nigerians won't be leaving the country in droves even at the risk of losing their lives only to become pariahs world over who are treated with disdain, zero respects and as orphans.

Help the youths to find a reason to stay put and make the green here even greener because the grass truly isn't greener on the other side after all.

Charity begins from home....

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by visionex: 9:31am On Sep 07
A good step
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by lekkan(m): 9:31am On Sep 07
Mouth making
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by helinues: 9:31am On Sep 07
Good gesture
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Jalabase(m): 9:32am On Sep 07
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by itsme01: 9:32am On Sep 07
grin


South African judiciary and Police are complicit in the attack, their complete silence and inaction speaks volume, but no harm in trying legal actions

As it stands only an African Union Court that can hold SA by the blockos needs to be approached,

Asians already own South Africa, chinese pratically own their economy while indians, lebanese and others control their mining industries, yet this Cowards dont dare attack Asian nationals

...

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by TONYE001(m): 9:32am On Sep 07
Good one.

I applaud the House for this gesture and I hope and pray they keep their promise.

Fellow Nigerians, we don try. Surviving the myriads of challenges we are confronted with at home and abroad isn't an easy fit. Glad to see that we all united to fight xenophobia. We all looked beyond party lines, ethnicity and religion.

Can we remain together and fight our internal challenges? Can we come together and fight corruption, bad leadership, crime, terrorism and others?

Crime is everywhere. Crime is not localized. Crime destroys. Crime kills. Crime makes life difficult for all.

This piece is about everything that is wrong with Nigeria. I'm not picking on any particular group. My intention is honest. However, if this offends you in any way, please forgive me. It was the best way I knew how to write this.

Thanks for reading.

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Sorry, Amaka, you can't travel anymore.

Olu ain't joking, in this life, he must make it,
Tired of the suffering, he must get rich or die trying,
Who says you must go to school,
When you've got Sango in the hood,
Olu goes for consult, he was told to bring two girl skulls,
He pays for the contract,
"Make it clean," he orders,
He goes home to see his father,
And crying is the old man,
What now, he ponders,
The old man looks as he stammers:
For two nights, your sisters ain't back.

Young Adamu is only thirteen,
A naïve young boy, he is,
No education, just an almajiri,
Exposed to many teachings, not sure of which to believe.
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We need to recruit you into God's army.
Kill many and make proud your 72 virgins,
Have no doubt for many already got it.
Blocks of C-4 tagged to his chest,
He matches to a future, that promises to be the best,
Like Adamu, many have been fooled,
Taking their lives and others', thinking they'd make the moon,
Wish they could come back after the boom.

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Karemarealty288: 9:33am On Sep 07
Good
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by DrNueLpureHoney(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
Issoryt....Make we watch as e go take go.

South Africans have bitten more than they can chew.... Even their president just dey whyne us anyhow unto say he no dey aware for up to 3 days that South Africans looted Nigerian shops over there...

They are just sleeping on a bicycle... Who is fooling who?

If Nigerian government can take the necessary actions and stop giving us Long notes to read... It will be better.

God will surely make a way for us.

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by olumide4785(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
Una just wake up abi
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by collinsuchendu(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
grin Like if you're happy
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Flexherbal(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
Maybey, just maybe, this government will come through for Nigerians living in S.A.
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Tflex01: 9:33am On Sep 07
Nice one.... Take it or leave it, this current House under Gbaja is pragmatic. cool


But waiting for Reno to remind his disciples about what is wrong with this move. grin
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by emmanuel4758(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
U are now the president abi

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Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by qualityovenbake(m): 9:33am On Sep 07
#LipService#EyeService#Want2TakeNigerians4Ride
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by livebyday(m): 9:34am On Sep 07
Good move

But let's hope it's not just mere propaganda but proactive steps are taken
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Flexherbal(m): 9:34am On Sep 07
daddytime:
You guys should first fund the hungerphobia, looting phobia, bad governance phobia and idiotphobia suit against you animals by the poor populace at home first.

Charity begins from home....
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by loadedvibes: 9:35am On Sep 07
Tax payers money about to go-to waste again.. in the hands of these slimy politicians
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Eskdale(m): 9:35am On Sep 07
I want to use my remaining 1% battery to express my humble opinion about that, though the
Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by Teejayphillip(m): 9:36am On Sep 07
With our money abi? Kwantinu

Re: We’ll Fund Xenophobic Victims’ Suit Against South Africa – Reps by DonGtoG1(m): 9:37am On Sep 07
Let actions speak beyond the sayings.

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