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187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by prof2007: 4:56am On Sep 12
The number of Nigerians that made it back to Nigeria drastically reduced following moves by the South African government to frustrate the evacuation efforts. Only about 187 adults and children were successfully evacuated on Wednesday as against the 320 Nigerians expected back home.

The flight arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, at 9.43pm.

One of the returnees, Uche Victor, told journalists that he left his wife who he said was a Cameronian and a young daughter behind. He said, “I’m bleeding because I left my wife and baby but I have to come back because my mother cries for me to return. If something happens to me she will suffer. I left my business, I came back with nothing. South Africans believe all Nigerians are drug pushers, but I don’t know the colour of any drug.”

Victor, who explained that he left Nigeria for South Africa in 2007, explained that the attacks were anger against the government. “They are only venting their anger on foreigners. They started with black and will move to whites,” he said.

According to him, the flight would have returned earlier but the South African government made it difficult. “The didn’t want us to go but for Nigeria’s consulate,” he added.

Another returnee from Abia State, who gave his name as Onuoha, said a lot of Nigerians were still stranded as they could not return with their properties.

Aliu Saheed, from Osun State, said his shop was burgled and he came back home empty-handed. “But I’m happy to be home, I’m not going back again,” he said.

S’A CANCELS VISAS ISSUED TO RETURNING NIGERIANS
One of our correspondents learnt that the South African authorities went further to cancel visas that were issued to the returning Nigerians. A picture on Facebook showed a Nigerian passport with a cancelled South African visa as of September 10.

The Chairman, Nigerian Diaspora Commission, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, said there was 15 hours delay before the flight left South Africa. She had earlier told journalists that the South African authorities brought new immigration rules before the affected Nigerians could be allowed to board the aircraft.

According to Dabiri-Erewa, the Federal Government is giving N40,000 worth of airtime to last them for two months as well as stipend of N10,000 for transport. She also said there were plans for the Bank of Industry to provide some money for the returnees to start small businesses.

Meanwhile, the Chief Operating Officer of Air Peace, Mrs Toyin Olajide, said the evacuation would cost the airline about N300m. Olajide said the cost would include payment of passenger service charge, aeronautical and other charges.

SOURCE: https://punchng.com/187-nigerians-return-safrica-employs-rules-to-stop-others/

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Beface(m): 5:48am On Sep 12
Their no want let us go and their they kill us for their country! Which kind of hell fire in disguised be this? As matter worse reach some people they leave their properties to return back home.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by chiommy123(f): 6:26am On Sep 12
The federal government tried no doubt especially by providing money for them to start something with. At least you guys can move freely here without fear. God bless Nigeria

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Esseite: 6:34am On Sep 12
One of the returnees, Uche Victor, told journalists that he left his wife who he said was a Cameronian and a young daughter behind. He said, “I’m bleeding because I left my wife and baby but I have to come back because my mother cries for me to return. If something happens to me she will suffer. I left my business, I came back with nothing. South Africans believe all Nigerians are drug pushers, but I don’t know the colour of any drug.”

And I can categorically tell you 98% of Nigerians dont even know what cocaine, mets or other very hard drugs look like or are we responsible for their marijuana, cough syrup and tramadol aswell?...

It really baffles when they try to pin the hard drug charade on Nigeria as a whole which would make you think the moment you step into the airport, you are given cocaine and met as souvenir.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by nony43(m): 6:37am On Sep 12
Abeg Nigerians should leave abegi, who are buying the drugs by the way

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Bossontop(m): 6:37am On Sep 12
undecided
These south african pipu dey mad ooo.....shuu!!!

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by exquisitehair(f): 6:37am On Sep 12
God be with you guys. It is well!

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Exwizaard: 6:37am On Sep 12
South African crying over split milk

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by BOOOMNAIJA: 6:38am On Sep 12
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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Danishguy(m): 6:38am On Sep 12
chiommy123:
The federal government tried no doubt especially by providing money for them to start something with. At least you guys can move freely here without fear. God bless Nigeria
Tried! by giving them what exactly?

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by NIGERIAJAGAJAGA(m): 6:39am On Sep 12
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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Teeboi56: 6:39am On Sep 12
U are highly welcome
Etilo etide

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by naijaschoolguru(m): 6:40am On Sep 12
Among the returnees, there was a lady that was interviewed yesterday at Nigeria embassy in S A. She narrated her story, how everything she had was burnt down, that even a single pin she cannot picked from that shop. She said there was no need for her staying in S A, since everything she had has already been burned. I felt compassion for her. Before they left the embassy yesterday, the returnees recited Nigeria National Anthem. They were happy though, "they have no reasons staying in S A" they said.
Na dey mad, make una chop na country, God punish una, these were what they were saying before they eventually left.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Ibcrown(m): 6:40am On Sep 12
Good to see that airpeace is volunteering 300M to bring it people back home. And again what do they want 40k airtime for? This naija sef, I tire for una

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Auxtin85(m): 6:40am On Sep 12
I wonder why these animals won’t allow Nigerians return to Nigeria

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by seunmohmoh(f): 6:40am On Sep 12
What is their problem exactly?? Even S.A get village people?

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Emu4life(m): 6:41am On Sep 12
Are they this confused

Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by dominion001(m): 6:41am On Sep 12
40k airtime and 10k cash??

Is that not stupidity?

Why not 10k airtime and 40k cash?

This government dey always turn things upside down.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Felixalex(m): 6:41am On Sep 12
Nawa o
Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by ThundrCork(m): 6:42am On Sep 12
Another man's country can never be a guarantee, invest in Nigeria.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by IMASTEX: 6:42am On Sep 12
I won't call this evacuating. I call it free visit tickets to Nigeria. They might even return before month end.

This is why they won't stay. Usual scam promises.

"According to Dabiri-Erewa, the Federal Government is giving N40,000 worth of airtime to last them for two months as well as stipend of N10,000 for transport. She also said there were plans for the Bank of Industry to provide some money for the returnees to start small businesses."

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Ruggedniggaone: 6:42am On Sep 12
south Africa govt are playing with our ball they know we can't do anything to them that is why we have been treated like trash

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by iamapplord(m): 6:42am On Sep 12
Government impress me for the first time...

Welcome Home

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Vado(m): 6:42am On Sep 12
They are killing them and they still don't want to let them go. Barbarians.

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Dshocker(m): 6:42am On Sep 12
chiommy123:
The federal government tried no doubt especially by providing money for them to start something with. At least you guys can move freely here without fear. God bless Nigeria

Those are mere formalities....Do you think that money will get to any of them?

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by LewinskyMon: 6:42am On Sep 12
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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by niaralandtopuser(m): 6:43am On Sep 12
chiommy123:
The federal government tried no doubt especially by providing money for them to start something with. At least you guys can move freely here without fear. God bless Nigeria
Which money are you talking about? The 10k for transport?

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Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by otokx(m): 6:43am On Sep 12
The Nigerian government is not ready to do the needful.
Re: 187 Nigerians Return, South Africa Employs Rules To Stop Others by Sonnobax15(m): 6:43am On Sep 12
Coming home empty-handed...their village people won't be pleased at all...in fact,some kinsmen might even turn them to laughing stock...but they say when there is life,certainly there is hope..may GOD help them out.

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