Mass Deportation From South Africa: Another Sign Of Nigeria’s Fading Glory!

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By Rotimi Fashakin

The Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has observed with uneasiness, the deportation of 125 Nigerian citizens on the excuse of possession of Yellow fever vaccine Certificates that were not genuine.
Ordinarily, it is part of the rights of any sovereign Nation to make discretionary requirements for the procurement of its visa. What is irregular  in this case was that the presentation of the yellow fever certificate is sine qua non to the issuance of the South African visa; the hapless Nigerians (including Children on excursion) were subjected to humiliating ordeal at the South African port of entry with ‘no food’, ‘no water’ for up to 24 hours before their formal deportation.

 

It is our view that this is an ostensible reason and not the underlying motive for this cruel action by the South African authority. With the probability of error tilting more on the negligence of the South African embassy staff and not the Nigerians validly issued visa, the South African authority could have saved the day by offering inoculation service for a fee; the humiliating treatment of the Nigerians was odious and therefore, unacceptable!

What is inevitably playing out is the shambolic foreign policy thrust of the Nigerian state in recent times. The preponderance of Ambassadorial positions had, largely, been used for obsequious partisan patronage with no regard for professionalism and competence. The subsisting foreign policy of the country, anchored on Africa as its center piece, needs to be appraised. Nigeria and Nigerians’ interests ought to be the center piece of the Nation’s foreign policy thrust. The maturation of the Nation’s electoral process is still at the unenviable level where incumbents seek to win at all costs with the attendant thuggish distortion and disruption. This, obviously, vitiates the ‘big-brother’ status of Nigeria in the African continent.

The principle of reciprocity is a potent foreign relations instrument that Nations employ to assert their sovereignty and craving for respectability. Whilst the South African state had, in the past, unleashed this regime of Yellow Card inspection on intending Nigerian visitors (despite the WHO’s  certification of Nigeria as  free from Yellow fever), it is vitally important that intending South African visitors to Nigeria should henceforth be  certified free from the prevalent diseases in South Africa like HIV and Tuberculosis.

Finally, it is our considered opinion that, as part of the mutually agreed settlement of this furore, the South African authority must adequately compensate these traumatized Nigerians that have been so shabbily treated!

God bless Nigeria.
 

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@Greg -Nigeria is corrupy

Greg, no doubt you are a white S.A. pig angry that Nigeria championed the crushing of Apartheid in S. Africa. Is it not true that you are also angry that Nigerians in S.A who are very enterprising compete with the white pigs on their own terrain where the black South Africans feel too timid to engage? You son of a bitch ...

F--- Apartheid

shut up anonymous boko haram

Shut up u anonymous boko haramist. Mohamed shuld hv died in child birh to save the whole world from his murderous legacy which has been passed down from generation to generation of muslims the world over. The armed robbery nd womanising which he practiced are now being perfected by his disciples. May God save us from this satanic movement called islam - a movement of violence, tyranny and sheer madness that is fast decimating human population.

In Nigeria we only have C.A.N Haram not Boko Haram

ken, if u dnt knw what is happening in Nigeria u should quit ur f***kin mouth. many BOMBLAST in Nigeria is Oritsejiofor that organised it, if u dnt knw.

The month of February in the

The month of February in the US is Black History Month. It is a period when the nation looks at the state of black America.

Nigeria is corrupt

Nigeria unfortunately does not help itself. Incorrect yellow fever papers(fraudulent), will have you deported from any country that requires this innoculation. Nigeria has long been known as the corrupt, crook state. Nigerians in SA are well known as being thieves, murderers, drug lords. Its a country with no rule of law, corrupt police, massive civil, ethnic unrest, truly in a diabolical state. No crime statistics are ever recorded or released. A true banana republic.

Tunde your comment is so very

Tunde your comment is so very funny. People travel for many reasons. Every country has killers and hates. I don't care who u are you must watch your comments. If you can't afford to leave Nigeria don't hate people who can.

Shut up Everyone

why go anywhere in the first place? learn from china and japan.....The black race is more capable of self destruct than any other race because of savage diversity. People, stay in your country, develop and stop fighting, stop hating, stop killing. Only then can we focus and advance to the next age. go to
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The in Nigeria problem not PDP problem

This problem should not be political or personal. It is a national crisis and should be address. Yellow cards are been issued without the proper immunization and this is not good for our people. If we say Mr. President should give directives, government will see it's a source of revenue and they will raise the price.all the same we encourage government to do something so that our people are protected. Yellow card and some other immunization should be compulsory and be made a requirement for people to gain admission into primary school. This is one was to catch them young and save us this embarrassment.

Its a push and pull

first of all,I am greatly surprised that I'm the second person to pass a comment on this article.

The South African government can only treat Nigerian citizens that way because the Nigerian government treat them even worse. As a nigerian, how proud are you? What do you stand for as a person? Can you stand on your basic human rights even in your country?

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Nigeria made a mistake assisting black SA to freedom

If you have been to SA for a visit, then you will swear never to go there. The black South Africans are very rude and uncivilized. Liberating them from their white brother's minority rule in my opinion was a very big mistake, they are more racist to fellow blacks than what their white brothers did to them during apartheid. My conclusion from my Cape Town visit, is that Nigeria was too wayward to have assisted these black south africans into freedom. Nigeria would have left them doign their singing and jumping like grasshoppers, and their stones with their white brothers, period. Imagine how they treat Zimbaweans,and other black Africans, and worst with Nigerians. A lesson for Nigeria.

you do not have all the facts

Nigeria fought for South Africa Independence, that alone is enough reason to be called "giant of Africa". South Africa is a corrupt xenophobic country. So before you start villifying one country over another u should have all the facts. South africa has more resources than Nigeria, what we might just have more than SA is Crude. They have less population to contend with. U check the facts before u crucify.

Principle of Reciporcity by Nigeraia Government

Hello Sahara Reporters Team,

You reported the the deportation of Nigerians and have refused to update ur readers on the reciprocity of Nigeria government. Sofar 116 south Africans have been deported.

Your news should be fair at all time. Kudos to GEJ government.

Regards,

What

To you anonymous bastard and the so called aminu aliyu, thunder fire you and your ancestors for making such an unguarded comment. You fools and f*ckface idiots are not on ground therefore you do not have the audacity to make such a comment. Have you forgotten that idiot abdul mutallab who wanted to blow up his balls in the name of Jihad ?, only to turn around to be a crybaby begging for forgiveness. Now, as far as Nigeria is concerned in the world map, that is the biggest criminal that have ever surfaced in the western world with a Nigerian Originality. 'Either Or' you might as well go blow yourself up like your comrades.

For Aliyu and his comrades

To you anonymous bastard and the so called aminu aliyu, thunder fire you and your ancestors for making such an unguarded comment. You fools and fuckface idiots are not on ground therefore you do not have the audacity to make such a comment. Have you forgotten that idiot abdul mutallab who wanted to blow up his balls in the name of Jihad ?, only to turn around to be a crybaby begging for forgiveness. Now, as far as Nigeria is concerned in the world map, that is the biggest criminal that have ever surfaced in the western world with a Nigerian Originality. 'Either Or' you might as well go blow yourself up like your comrades.

Response to Majority are Igbos

To you anonymous bastard and the so called aminu aliyu, thunder fire you and your ancestors for making such an unguarded comment. You fools and fuckface idiots are not on ground therefore you do not have the audacity to make such a comment. Have you forgotten that idiot abdul mutallab who wanted to blow up his balls in the name of Jihad ?, only to turn around to be a crybaby begging for forgiveness. Now, as far as Nigeria is concerned in the world map, that is the biggest criminal that have ever surfaced in the western world with a Nigerian Originality. 'Either Or' you might as well go blow yourself up like your comrades.

Facts!!

You must get your facts right before you blab away wrong info about our country. Bad as it may be people like you make it worse of internationally. South africa's population is over 50 million and not 5million as you claim. This must also reflect in your claim about 50,000 mw or 4,000 mw u r talking about. Be careful what you say

ZA deportation

can you blame ZA? it si the bad leadership in Nigeria that is causing all these. Other countries looks for avenue to show their hatred for Nigeria leadership by humiliating their citizens. I have been to quite a number of countries and, they all have the same view about Nigeria leader. That crook country they say!!!

@naija man aka wahala u are sick

Its sad that, people who dont know a thing about international diplomacy wants to open their mouth and talk here. Was Wole Soyinka not refused entry into South Africa? Left stranded at the airport? Did the said incident happen under the government of Jonathan? Was it during the era of GEJ as presido that the south africans embarrased wole soyinka? The Brits together with the americans started deporting nigerians long before Jonathan was duly elected president of Nigeria. The biggest diplomatic disgrace to the nation, was conducted by Buhari who attempted to smuggle Umaro Dikko into the country from london inside a crate. Even monkeys are not treated that way. Now the same Buhari, has the guts to discuss the image of the country here? Buhari to teach us how to walk the diplomatic ropes in africa? Wonders shall never end in 9ja. The guy who signed the PR should go bury his head in shame!

I leave in south africa

The way south africa treat Nigerian here is not fair at all, police arrase u in the street bcos without no course, we Nigeria create job here by ourself we are not employ by the south africa goverment even do u are qualify for that job i dont know why they hate Nigerian so much

it is okay!

Do u blame SA? Do u know SA ask for repatriation fee of #110000 b4 u get visa to go dia? What biz do u think wil bring SA citizen to 9JA? Wud dis make d news if a senator was not involved?

a handshake...for once

For the first true time nigeria is standing up
Against a foreign devt nation without western
Support. Pls kudos to d govt. One first goodd
Thing

WHEN OUR GOVERNMENT DON"T TREATS US RIGHT

when our Government don't treat us right, how then will you expect foreigners to treat us well. It is because our Government has failed us in all areas that we seek greener pastures else where. South Africa should be regarded as the true giant of Africa. A country with little resources compared to Nigeria. South Africa generates 50,000MW of electricity for its five million population, Here we are struggling to maintain 4,000 MW for 150 million population. South Africa pays social and unemployment benefits to their elderly and non workers, here you are left to die or fend for yourself. All the major international manufacturing companies are found in south Africa, while here we only consume and depend solely on crude oil. It is a shame to call ourselves giant when the real giants already exist.

time to be true nation

God has aplan for everything in life. I have read with amusement so much ethnic name-calling and finger-pointing. That is the way it goes with even siblings of same parentage. Nigeria is truly united and what south africa has done to us is akin a betrayal by a distant relation against a member of a united, but ever grumbling and internally selfdistrustful family which God bestowed with so much resources to the envy of external elements, such as the south africans. Nigeria will get therein glory, unity, and global greatness, in spite of our external and internal detractors, such as most of our politicians, and the rest of them from the federal-character beneficiaries.

They have been very tolerant.

@sunny said "now that they are recovering they are now feeling pompous and arrogant towards us because of our wicked politicians."

Answered by @Anonymous said 'South Africa is indirectly making a diplomatic statement: "Nigeria you are no longer a recognized state"

I agree, it certainly took them a long time! They have been very tolerant.

@Sunday Njokede "..CPC senators also collected bribe dollars from the Executives shortly before fuel subsidy removal. The CPC should clear the air now, over this issue!"

EVERY MAN for HIMSELF God..!

@Anonymous said "with time,most of their companies will b asked to move out and then they will realise Nigeria still has good pple @ the helm of affairs..."

Not if you read @debeljo, .." a woman from S E Nigeria was nominated Ambassador-to-be who do not know how to recite Nigeian Anthem,.. has know knowledge of States and Capital of Nigeria..Finally she was confirmed..

Perfect analysis... u said it

Perfect analysis... u said it all!!!!!!!

RE:Lets be honest for once

RUBBISH!!!!,it's like u don't understand English Language,Nigeria has been declared a FREE yellow fever zone by WHO,it is needless for people to carry about Yellow cards except to countries that still demands for it,that of course includes S/A,but come to think of it,this same S/A,that is asking for a Yellow Fever card is a country that has the most incurable diseases in the world,ie. HIV/AIDS viruses and Tuberculosis to mention a few,now asking intending travelers to produce Yellow Fever Card before they enter their country,SHIT.
What are the things that works in S/A? a country full with atrocities including armed robbery and scams.....S/A is enjoying a good face from the outside world today because of Nelson Mandela,after the exit of Mandela you
will see what will happen to them.Had it been Nigeria government did not take any action as regards to the S/A actions on Nigerians,the likes of you will be the first to castigate the government.Enough is enough.Period.

South Africa Disgrace Is Fruit Of Buhari's Boko Haram Plot

Why blame South Africans for taking necessary measures to protect their country from Boko Haram. How can they tell who is a Boko Haram and who is not? They are safer to assume that all Nigerians are Boko Haram and are also capable of exporting the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani evil called Boko Haram into their country. Why should Nigerians complain when they are disgracefully kicked out of South Africa; they have the murderous and blood sucking Buhari and CPC to blame. I insist that Nigeria must hold a Sovereign National conference that compels the Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani or Core North to explain why they should not be expelled from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Nigeria: A sick joke

Leave South Africa alone. They see all the boko haram chaos in nigeria day in day out. No country,
not even Haiti has any respect for Nigeria. Blame Hausa-Fulani who hijacked and wrecked nigeria for your woes, but leave SA alone. They have a serious country to run.

Is this a joke?

what do you mean...what it not that same 'brother leader' that said Nigeria should be split into two? and you expect the president to support him. i think you must be joking...the libyan dictator had no respect for Nigeria.

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