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VICE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA DISAPPOINTED TO HEAR NIGERIAN SHOPS REMAIN CLOSED. DESPITE BUHARI’S CALL.

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Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo Visited the Nigerian Community in Ghana After his ECOWAS meeting with other heads of states Yesterday.

Prof. Yemi was received warmly by the Executives of the Nigerian Communities, Cooperates bodies, and a high  powered Diplomatic team Led by the Nigeiran High Commission.

The vice President left Eburi where the ECOWAS meeting was held, Despite the tight schedule, he still had time to meet with The Nigerian Community in what was  Father and Children heart to heart conversation. The Community was represented by the President of ANC who gave the welcome address, The acting high commissioner, Mrs. Ester Arewa, Thanked the president for the Listing hear he gave to the Ghana Communities, other speakers include The president of NUTAG (MR. Emeka Nnaji) The outgoing president of Nigerian student Union and Mr. Destiny Austine Omon. (CEO DMF Productions). They poured out their concerns, presented documents and Letters to be sent to the president.

The Vice President Who spoke in sorrow assured The Nigerian communities that justice will be done . He asked that all members should remain calm and not retaliate. He said the Nigerian government was not aware that the shops still remained closed after President Buhari Spoke to President AKuffo Addo.

The meeting ending with  Photograph  and dinner. The Vice President and his team departed Accra at about 7:30 Local time.

 

Ghana based Nigerian banker offers solutions to African Corruption problems

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GHANA BASED NIGERIAN BANKER- Offers solutions to the African Corruption problems
In a crucial time when Nigeria, Africa, and indeed, the whole world are looking for a solution to eradicate the menace of fraud/corruption from our businesses and corporate environment. Mr Chiedu Okonta (FCA, MBA-LBS. B.SC), a seasoned Banker and a Chartered Accountant is of the view of self-cure. In his book
“STAMP OUT FRAUD IN YOUR SYSTEM” slated to be launched on September 12th 2020; the seasoned Banker argued that corruption must be first killed by self. below is the Teasers from the book…
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Ghanaian Wife of a Nigerian man shot by Ghana Police Cries To Nigerian Gov. For Justice.

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A story was published last week of a Nigerian father of a 3 months old baby who was shot dead by Ghana Police on 18 July 2020. The wife Of Mr Precious who is a Ghanaian after unsuccessful efforts to get justice from the police has called on Nigerian Government to come to her aid.

 

Wife of Nigerian man shot by Ghana police cries to Nigerian Government for Justice .ind video below.

Xenophobic Attack on Nigerians: What the Nigerian Speaker told Akoffo Addo and Nigerians Behind close doors.

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The speaker of Nigerians National Assembly and seven other honorable members accompanied by a high powered diplomatic delegation arrived Ghana in a bid to settle the trade dispute between both countries. The diplomatic team came to Ghana armed with visual and pictorial facts. They first met with the kings and traditional heads on Wednesday, a meeting that was held in closed door with details not disclosed to the public.  The delegates also met with co-operate Nigerians and professionals bodies living in Ghana on Thursday. Bank executives, head of United National mission, company owners and so many other big business owners we’re in Attendance. Once again the meeting was held in closed doors, details unknown.
Before proceeding to have word with the president of Ghana.

Questioning the PRO of ANC chief Akintola as to why press we’re not invited, he complained of some media houses when given the right information still will find a way to use it negatively against Nigerians so we decided to keep our meeting to ourselves.

It played out later when media platform in Ghana started trending news like : ”Speaker Blame Nigerians, ”Trade war not Ghana’s fault ” I salute media connected with the Adviser to the speaker Dr. Oyewole who told I salute media that they were certain the media was going to change the narrative that is why they did not grant any interview or said much to the Press. A copy of the Communications between both contries have been made available to salute media below. He echoes  The government’s commitment to defend its citizens.

Remarks by Nigerian Speaker at Bilateral Meeting btw Nigerian and Ghanaian Parliament – FINAL & APPROVEDx

Find below copies of cthe communication.

FINAL 03.09.2020 COMMUNIQUE- NIGERIA-GHANA BILATERAL MEETING

Body of Nigerian Man shot by Ghana police left to Decompose yet brother forced to pay 300 US Dollars to get access .

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One Mr. Precious Agbabule Born on 25th July, 1998 Of sapele local government Delta state Nigeria was shot by the Ghana police in Liberian Camp Kasoa, on 18th of July 2020. A case the police said they are still investigating the shooting so we will not want to dive into it until it is complete.

Mr Precious despite been dead, the hate on Nigerians will not let them put his body at the mortuary so he was never allowed to Rest In Peace by the same people who killed him in cold blood. His elder brother Greatness Efe Agbabule

gave this account when he spoke to I-salute media .

My brother was shot on 18 th of July 2020, same day the body was deposited by one Mr Enerst Osie who is a Police’s CID. Mr Osie promised that on 26th we both will be going to do the Autopsy at police hospital , but when I called him that morning he told me the Autopsy has been carried out without the knowledge of any family member.  They would not even allow me see the dead body until the embassy and Eze Kenedy Ginikanwa Obi the Eze Of Igbos in Katanaman , Madina intervened. I was compelled to pay 300 dollars which was converted for me at the rate of 5.6 GHC so I paid 1800 GHC . I also paid for the Autopsy.

When I got to the mortuary they search every where, but couldn’t find my brother , I was about to leave when one of the staffs went somewhere at a dumping corner and brought out the body of my decomposed brother, I told them he was not the one, everyone ran away because of the smell and flies. It was when I saw the mark on my brother’s jaw and leg I knew he was the one.

I bought body bag 40 Ghana cedes from them to carry my brother’s body. We are calling on the Speaker to help us , we need justice , my brother left behind a very young family , A 2 month old baby and wife who is a Ghanaian.

This is a tip of the iceberg the untold sufferings of Nigerians in a fellow brother’s country. Knee on our neck we can breath ….

I salute has a Picture of the decomposed body but for respect sake we will not post it but we can send it to you privately if you want it .

Xenophobic Attack On Nigerians : Our quick research shows over 1 million Ghanaians currently Lives in Nigeria …..Nigerian Government

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In the wake of attack on Nigeria traders and Nigeria business in Ghana, The federal Government of Nigeria has warned that over 1 million Ghanaians are living and doing businesses in Nigeria, the minister of Information Mr Mohammed, made this statement in a press release where the government lamented the ill treatment of Nigerians in Ghana after watching loads of videos and pictorial evidences made available by Nigerians living in Ghana via the Nigerian mission in ACCRA.

An issue that has prompted both the Senate , House of Rep, The foreign Minister , top government officials and big Nigerian investors calling for a retaliation.

Business and media Mogul Mr Dele Momodu has called on the Nigerian government to either take action now or evaluate the traders whose source of survival has been forcefully taken from them , leading to one trader killing himself as a result . Ghanaians in Nigeria have started adding their voices as they fear possible attack, But the president of NUTAG and president of The ANC has given a direct message to Nigerians not to harm any individual Ghanaian in Nigeria but should allow the war to be between government and government.

As Nigerians at home and abroad are patiently waiting to see what the decision of the federal government will be, all we can say is Pikin when say em mama no wo sleep how em want come sleep ?

The Iyodo family extends condolences to the Attah Of Igala’s Family

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The family of HRH. Late Amata Iyodo Ocheje in their deepest sympathy condole with the family of the late Attah of Igala, Dr. Michael Idakwo Ameh Oboni ll, the great Igala race and the good people of Kogi state on the call to transition of our beloved royal father

His royal majesty was a father and husband whom out of love worked for the progress of Nigeria and the state in various capacities
On till his call to meet his ancestors had served the Nigerian air force, worked with the federal capital development authority ( FCDA) before he was called upon to serve as the king to the great Igala kingdom
The child of prophecy as he was known due to the circumstances surrounding his birth, history told us it was said his late father, Ameh Oboni l. declared to his mother that “she was going to conceive the following year and give birth to a male child” after a long while and so it happened
In his contribution to the development of the state fought hard through legal means for the retrieval of land belonging to the Igala people from Enugu state etc.
Furthermore, the peace maker influenced the restoration of some Igala traditional practices that had long been banned eg. The famous Ocho celebration
He was also instrumental in the revival of rural electrification to Kogi East particularly among other things
The man of peace as he was known will be remembered for his famous saying of not “rewarding evil for evil”
On this, the family of HRH. late Amata Iyodo Ocheje wish to extend their condolence message to the royal family, the Igala race and good people of Kogi state for the transition of HRM to his ancestors.
Signed
His eminence, Alh Inuwa Iyodo
Narrated by
Mark Iyodo Muhammed

XENOPHOBIC ATTACK ON NIGERIANS IN GHANA .The Hidden fact exposed Tot by Tot.

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A FACTUAL LOOK AT THE GHANA MINISTER’S RESPONDS ON THE MALTREATMENT OF NIGERIANS IN GHANA.

As much as the Nigerian community in Ghana is trying its best to pull out of a dance invitation made by the sound of war drums beaten by the Ministry of Trade and Ghana Authorities, it is prudent for both parties to present the facts to their people, to find a lasting solution, This issue has gone beyond diplomatic lies because even the Nigerian man selling bread in Circle have been armed with all facts and pieces of evidence as far as this matter is concerned. Coming out with such a press statement is trying to downplay the intelligence of the Nigerian community and over 2 million intelligent Nigerians living in Ghana. Before now, it worked very well but with the use of electronic gadgets and smartphones, it is high time politicians realize it can never be business as usual.

It will interest the public to note that the Nigerian high commissioner went to Abuja armed with so many videos and pictorial shreds of evidence submitted by victimized Nigerians which has been viewed by the office of the president and other senior government bodies. Both sides must come out clean to find a lasting solution.

There is a saying that says “If you don’t want to lie then don’t steal “.

Below we have carefully listed the Accusations of the Nigerian community against Ghana. Ghana response highlighted in red while Facts, as provided by the Nigerian Mission, highlighted in yellow.

 

 

  1. I) Accusation:

Also, even though the main reason given for the seizure of Federal Government property at No. 10 Barnes Road in Accra is the non-renewal of Lease after expiration, the Ghanaian authority did not give Nigeria the right of first refusal or the notice to renew the Lease. By contrast, the lease on some of the properties occupied by the Ghanaian Mission in Nigeria has long expired, yet such properties have not been seized.

 

Response: The Government of Ghana does not, did not, and never owned the land, and has not been involved in the seizure of any property of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana. The land in question is owned by the Osu Stool and managed by the Lands Commission.

In response to the claim that the lease on some of the properties owned by the Ghana Mission in Nigeria has long expired, it must be noted that the Government acquired a freehold land at Pope John Paul II Street in Abuja in 1989 through a commercial arrangement, and built the current structures on it. The staff of the Ghana High Commission in Abuja have been living there since the construction of the current structures.

FACTS ON GROUND 

 According to a meeting we had with the Charge Affairs of Nigeria to Ghana after the demolition of the mission house, She brought to our knowledge that the property (not the demolished one) in question has been occupied for up to 50 years on the lease, the Ghana lands commission was supposed to serve the Nigerian Diplomatic mission a letter of notice, either for interest to renew the lease or evacuate. That they refused to do before forcefully taking the property. 

And according to her, 6 properties have been given to Ghana so far in Nigeria without Ghana paying for the property or paying for renewal under the same arrangement.

 

  1. II) Accusation:

Demolition of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street, East Ridge, Accra, which constitutes another serious breach of the Vienna Convention.

 

Response:

This statement is not factual. A search at the Lands Commission indicated that the Nigerian High Commission failed to complete the documentation process after paying for the land in the year 2000 A.D. The High Commission failed to acquire the Lease and Land Title Certificate, which constitute documentation for the said property, as well as a building permit for construction. In Ghana, land is owned not only by the Government but also by Stools and Families.

FACT ON GROUND 

The Nigerian mission has made available to the public a  copy of the letter signed and issued by both Osu stool and ministry of lands after payments have been received. 

 

 

III. The demolition of the property was not carried out by agents of the Ghanaian Government, but by agents of the Osu Stool. Nonetheless, the Government of Ghana, valuing the relations between our two countries, has decided to restore the property, at its own cost, to its original state for the Nigerian High Commission, and has duly communicated same to the Nigerian Authorities. The Government of Ghana has also agreed to facilitate the proper acquisition of title by the Nigerian High Commission, as announced by Ghana’s Minister for Foreign Affairs at the time of the incident.

 

I SALUTE TEAM was the first team to get to the scene and once again I will attach a picture of Ghana Police guiding the demolishers of the building. 3 calls were made to the Ghana police whose headquarter is just 5 minutes away. The fact that they came when the demolition was going on and it was allowed to go on without arrest is a sign of been sanctioned at least by the security of Ghana which means sanctioned by the Ghana Government.

 

 

 

(IV) Accusation:

Aggressive and incessant deportation of Nigerians from Ghana. Between January 2018 and February 2019, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five (825) Nigerians were deported from Ghana.

 

Response:

This statement is not factual. In 2019, seven hundred (700) Nigerians, who were found to have been involved in criminal activities such as fraud, prostitution, armed robbery etc., were deported.

 

 

FACTS ON GROUND.

 

I may not have details of everyone that was deported but a special case of one businessman we followed, he lives around Madina, he has 2 shops, and happily married to a Ghanaian, he was at a bar at east Legon drinking when the raid was carried out. He was one of those detained for one week before later deported. In that case, we even contributed to buy him a ticket for his deportation because we didn’t want him to face the stress of been dumped at the Togo border as usual.  Fraud stars are never deported, In fact police are known to be very close to them and celebrate them heavily as many have funded some projects in the past. Those your so-called deported prostitutes are they more criminal that the thousands of girls still hanging out right at the heart of east Legon and Osu ? It will do us good to also know those that were deported for armed robberies that were never published in the media.

 

 

(V) Accusation:

 

Residency permit requirement, for which Ghana Immigration Service has placed huge fees far higher than the fees charged by the Nigerian Immigration Service. These include the compulsory non- citizen ID card (US$120, US$ 60 for yearly renewal); medical examinations, including for COVID-19 which is newly introduced (about US$ 120), and payment for residency permit (US$ 400 compared to the N700,000 being paid by Ghanaians for residency card in Nigeria).

 

Response:

It must be noted that all foreigners, who apply for resident permit in Ghana, pay same fees as stated above. These fees are not specific to Nigerians.

 

FACTS ON GROUND 

We have spoken to the Ivorian communities, the Milan communities, the Chinese, the Lebanese, the South Africans, Americans, and Jamaicans, none of them have been arrested or are in cells for a resident permit, or have their shocks locked. The definition of a foreigner is a man that holds a green and white passport.

Anyway, the fact is I pay 400 dollars annually for a resident permit, Kwame in my village pays nothing, and KOJO my friend in Lagos who owns a hotel pays 7,000 nairas (90 ghc ). While Nigerian Students are made to pay in dollars or use the school rate they will be given which is usually a big daylight robbery. 

(VI) Accusation:

 

“Media war against Nigerians in Ghana. The negative reportage of issues concerning Nigerians resident in Ghana by the Ghanaian media is fuelling an emerging xenophobic attitude against Nigerian traders and Nigerians in general.

The immediate fallout is the incessant harassment and arrest of Nigerian traders and closure of their shops.”

 

Response:

The statement is not factual. There is no media war against Nigerians in Ghana. There is also no negative reportage on Nigerian residents in Ghana by Ghanaian media, which could potentially lead to xenophobic attitude towards Nigerians, particularly Nigerian traders in Ghana.

 

FACT ON GROUND.

There is a big media war against Nigerians to the extent one of the leading Journalists in the country once warned on Metro Good morning Ghana that when it comes to media war they should not underestimate the intelligence of the Nigerian media. I will just touch on just a few that happened last year.

  1. Last year when UTV reported a case of one Mr. Lucky been deported for being a Bimp that he brought the girls to ghana for prostitution They later apologized through one of the elders and paid some money as compensation when he wanted to take them on.
  2. The same UTV reported a case of a Nigerian man who killed a woman and put her body inside the trunk of the car, which was found to be false they apologized.
  3. When a case of 4 Nigerians who were accused of gang-raping a girl in Tema. All the media houses reported it as the world cup, as I speak to you, the case has no facts and has been thrown out of court but no media will do damage control. Here is a link to the story. http://isaluteonline.com/breaking-news-the-nigeria-boys-no-rape-anybody-court-vex-throway-the-case/
  4. A man was almost beaten to death in Nima last year accused of trying to kidnap a child, it was reported in every media only to found out it is false, the man came to look for his girlfriend, to date no reverse reportage. link is here http://isaluteonline.com/fake-news-alerts-the-nigerian-man-wen-people-beat-yesterday-for-nima-ghana-no-be-kidnapper/
  5. The case of the kidnapper of Canadian girls, 9 or more people arrested, Two Nigerians, despite having a notable political tug among them, the smallish hungry-looking Nigerians were the focus of media attention.
  6. A man from Niger republic was arrested for False document, it was intentionally reported by the media as a Nigerian. link here. http://isaluteonline.com/fake-news-alert-ghana-nia-registration-make-media-stop-dey-give-nigeria-bad-name/
  7. A Ghana man shot and killed police it was instantly reported that he is a Nigerian by Joy news. find a link of the story below.

Police Shooting : Nigeria Community for Ghana fit sue Joy & other TV station.

 

8 On the Night of the demolition of the Nigerian mission. As big as the news is, five media houses were called one showed up, the only one that came by noon the next day reported that the house was demolished by unknown armed me. If not for the hard work of Nigerian media men on the ground that floored everywhere with secret video recordings and pictures, the case would have been subdued using the media apparatus as usual.

A few months ago, a Nigerian man was shot by the Ghana police, a man that is married with a six weeks old baby, The media reported it that a lunatic has been shot. well, that is still under investigation.

The Nigerian media have the facts to go on and on, but like always we will keep it until we are pushed.

(VIII) Accusation:

That three hundred (300), six hundred (600) and two hundred and fifty (250) shops belonging to Nigerians were closed down in 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively

 

Response:

Upon evidence that some individuals, including Ghanaians and non-Ghanaians, had been involved in various forms of trade, without complying with the laws and regulations of Ghana, several engagements and prior advice had been given to encourage compliance.

Ghana’s Minister for Trade and Industry personally intervened to ensure the reopening of closed shops, pending compliance with Ghana’s laws by their operators.

Among other corrective measures, the Committee on Foreigners in Retail Trade, comprising representatives of various regulatory agencies and institutions in Ghana, was tasked with the responsibility of conducting inspections of retail shops in designated commercial districts in both Accra and Kumasi to ensure compliance with retail trade laws and regulations.

The compliance exercises conducted in the selected markets revealed gross violations of retail trade laws and regulations by Ghanaians and foreigners, including Nigerians. These violations included tax evasion, immigration offenses, trading in sub-standard products, violation of the Ghana Investment

Promotion Centre (GIPC) law, improper registration of firms, under-payment of business operating permits, falsification of documents, among others.In all cases, non-compliant shop owners are given adequate notice to regularize their documents, before action is taken to close any shop/business.

It is an incontestable fact that there is widespread abuse and disregard for local laws and regulations governing retail trade by some foreigners, including Nigerians, which need to be addressed without discrimination. It is important to note that the compliance exercise under reference is not restricted to either ECOWAS nationals or Nigerians for that matter, but extend to all individuals engaged in retail trade, including Ghanaians.

 

 

FACTS ON GROUND

 

The Nigerian media team in Ghana, has conducted an investigation, speaking to other foreigners in the same trade and I can tell you that not the Togolese, Ivorians, Kenya’s, etc are asked to pay 1 million dollars, none of their markets have been closed down, in a statement the foreign minister made it clear on national TV that it is a retaliation for border closures.

 

 

 

(IX) Accusation:

 

Harsh and openly biased judicial trial and pronouncements of indiscriminately long jail terms for convicted Nigerians.

 

Response:

 

Ghana’s courts, at all material times, function independently, and with strict respect for the Laws of Ghana, regardless of the nationalities of accused persons. Judges neither convict nor sentence with a bias for or against nationalities. Nigerians and Ghanaians convicted for the same offenses are not treated differently.

FACTS ON GROUND

Police and Immigrations go to forcefully jump into Nigerian residents, they even cut down electric fences to get access to Nigerians. But we have never seen them jumped into the house of other foreigners. I have been to court and sentenced to a fine for driving with a Valid Nigerian International License, even when it was written at the back name of the countries I can drive with. I was not allowed to say anything in the MTTU Court, I was only told go and pay, you have nothing to say, can you do this in Nigeria where you came from? Or you want to come here and tell us what to do?

Find listed below some of the Nigerian prisoners in NSAWAM prison and their sentences. It will do the Ghana Authorities a big good to publish the offenses of these prisoners of which some have casemates that are Ghanaians in the same case and what are their sentences.

 I hope they are all sentenced for Armed robberies, Kidnapping, and Drugs. 

 

1) MR KELECHI DURU (LIFE IMPRISONMENT)

 

2) MR KINGSLEY LAWANI 

(50 YEARS)

 

3) MR OBINNA ONAZORIELSO 

(35 YEARS)

 

4)MR SADICLE

 MOHAMMED 

(23 YEAR)

 

5) MR ASTON DURU 

(35 YEARS)

 

6) MR OEARGE (George) JABAL 

(50 YEARS)

 

7) MR DAVID DELE 

(20 YEARS)

 

8) MR ROBERT TOSION (Tosin) 

(20 YEARS)

 

9) MR SHEDARCK EPA 

(40 YEARS)

 

10) MR VICTOR OYEGIUWA 

(25 YEARS)

 

11) MR EKENE ANOZIE (30 YEARS)

 

12) MR JOESEPH DAVID (15 YEARS)

 

13) MR JOE EZE 

(50 YEARS)

 

14) MR RICHIMOND THOMAS 

(20 YEARS)

 

15) MR JERY MORE 

(35 YEARS)

 

16) MR STANLEY OBALEKORE 

(39 YEARS)

 

17) MR CHIDI EZE 

(30 YEARS)

 

18) MR EVANS EJIKE 

(12 YEARS)

 

19) MR VICENT MIKEAL (25 YEARS)

 

20) MR BENJAMIN AGU (25 YEARS)

 

21) MR PETER OBI SUNDAY 

(35 YEARS)

 

22) MR MARK ADIJUN LATIY 

(8 YEARS)

 

23) MR JOHNSON ELOUDIOS 

(20 YEARS)

 

24) MR DANIEL KORO 

(22 YEARS)

 

25) PRINCE NDUBUISE OYENGBN 

(20 YEARS)

 

26) MR ALI MOHAMMED (25 YEARS)

 

27) MR ALI ALAMU 

(25 YEARS)

 

28) MR ALBUDH WASIDI (30 YEARS)

 

29) MR EMEKA OSONDU (35 YEARS)

 

30) MR IFEANYI OSUCHUKWU 

(80 YEARS)

 

31) MR JOE FREEZER 

(80 YEARS)

 

32) MR IBRAHIM RAZAK (30 YEARS)

 

33) HENRY SAMUEL 

(10 YEARS)

 

34) MR PROMISE EMEKA OJIAKU 

(40 YEARS)

 

35) MR JIM RICHARD 

(15 YEARS)

 

36) UCHE PHIDALIS (Fidelis) 

(15 YEARS)

 

37) MR BRISHET JAMES 

(20 YEARS)

 

38) MR MARK FISH 

(25 YEARS)

 

39) MR UGO CHUKWU IPO 

(10 YEARS)

 

40) MR RICHARD OKEKE (15 YEARS)

 

41) FUSANI (Fuseini) ANIADA 

(20 YEARS)

 

42) MR KELVIN OGBONNAYA 

(30 YEARS)

 

43) MR MOHAMMED GRUBA 

(10 YEARS)

 

44) MR DAVID DAUDA 

(30 YEARS)

 

 

As much as Nigerians want to live in peace and harmony making money does not take away our intellectual abilities. It will interest Ghana to note that Nigeria has some young talented media men that will not just talk without digging deep, The idea of always using Nigeria as a black shield and making the Nigerian community look criminal and Dump for selfish and political interest is long gone it will help us all if we don’t embarrass ourselves further from both sides of governments.

 

Put together by I SALUTE MEDIA FOR ANC GHANA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT BLOWS HOT ON TREAMENTS OF NIGERIANS IN GHANA.

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The trade war between Ghana and Nigeria has metamorphosed to a full-fledged government to government war. Buhari who is usually regarded as slow in responding to issues of the attack on Nigerians has hit strong at the Ghana government through his Minister of information, Mr. Lai Mohammed. The government spoke person in a press statement today relayed the president’s mind to the Nigerian community a few days after the Nigerian acting High commissioner (Mrs. Ester Arewa) was summoned back to Abuja pending investigation by the Nigerian Government which obviously did not go well with the Buhari led Government.

To make matters worse Nigerians have started listing their properties for sale both online and estates markets across the country. The fear of the repeat of what happened in South Africa has crept into the heart of Nigerian property owners since the demolition of the Nigerian mission and forcefully closure of Nigerian shops.

 Citing the words of NUTAG president and other traders involved, Many Nigerian landlords around the Patang Adenta areas of Accra who spoke to I salute media also echoed similar concerns. It is obvious Ghana wants them to leave. In reaction, The Nigerian Government today released a press conference reads as follows.

The Nigerian Government is deeply concerned by the incessant harassment of its citizens in Ghana and the progressive acts of

hostility towards the country by Ghanaian authorities, and will no longer tolerate such.
In this regard, the Federal Government is urgently considering a number of options aimed at ameliorating the situation.
The Federal Government has been documenting the acts of hostility
towards Nigeria and Nigerians by the Ghanaian authorities. These include:
– Seizure of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 10, Barnes Road, Accra, which the Nigerian Government has used as diplomatic premises for almost 50 years. This action is a serious breach of the Vienna Convention.
– Demolition of the Nigerian Mission’s property located at No. 19/21 Julius Nyerere Street, East Ridge, Accra, another serious breach of the Vienna Convention.
– Aggressive and incessant deportation of Nigerians from Ghana. Between Jan. 2018 and Feb. 2019, 825 Nigerians were deported from
Ghana.
– Closure of shops belonging to Nigerians. Over 300 Nigerians shops were locked for four months in Kumasi in 2018; over 600 Nigerian shops were locked in 2019 and, currently, over 250 Nigerians shops have been locked.
– Residency Permit requirements, for which the Ghana Immigration Service has placed huge fees, far higher than the fees charged by
the Nigerian Immigration Service. These include the compulsory Non-citizen ID card (US$120, and US$60 for yearly renewal); Medical examinations, including for Covid-19 which is newly-introduced (about US$120), and payment for a residency permit (US$400 compared to the N7,000 being paid by Ghanaians for residency card in Nigeria)
– Outrageous stipulations in the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre Act. When the Act was initially promulgated in 1994, a foreigner is required to invest at least US$300,000 by way of equity capital and
also employ 10 Ghanaians. This Act has now been amended twice, with the 2018 GIPC Act raising the minimum capital base for foreign-owned businesses to US$1m. Though targeted at foreigners, it seems GIPC’s
definition of foreigners is Nigerians. The GIPC Act also negates the ECOWAS Protocol.
– The media war against Nigerians in Ghana. The negative reportage of issues concerning Nigerians resident in Ghana by the Ghanaian media is fuelling an emerging xenophobic attitude towards Nigerian traders and
Nigerians in general. The immediate fallout is the incessant harassment and arrest of Nigerian traders and the closure of their shops.
– Harsh and openly-biased judicial trial and pronouncement of indiscriminately-long jail terms for convicted Nigerians. There are
currently over 200 Nigerians in the Nsawam Maximum prison in Ghana alone.
The Federal Government will like to put on record the fact that even though over 1 million Ghanaians are resident in Nigeria, they are not
being subjected to the kind of hostility being meted out to Nigerians in Ghana.
Also, Even though the main reason given for the seizure of Federal Government property at No. 10, Barnes Road in Accra is the non-renewal of the lease after expiration, the Ghanaian authorities did not give Nigeria the right of first refusal or the notice to renew the lease.
By contrast, the lease on some of the properties occupied by the Ghanaian Mission in Nigeria has long expired, yet such properties have not been seized.
Nigeria has time after time demonstrated its fidelity to the long cordial relations with Ghana. But indications, especially in recent
times are that Nigeria’s stance is now being taken for granted and its citizens being made targets of harassment and objects of ridicule.
This will no longer be tolerated under any guise.
In the meantime, the Federal Government wishes to appeal to its citizens resident in Ghana to remain law-abiding and avoid engaging in self-help, despite their ordeal.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Honorable Minister of Information and Culture
Abuja
28 Aug. 2020

Buhari Must Hit Ghana hard and With a speed, Dele Momodou..A retaliation of Border closure..Minister .

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In the heat between Nigerian traders and their Ghanaian host, Dele Momodou the Owner Of Ovation Magazine, one of the biggest media mogul in Africa has hit hard on the Ghana government, in his statement, he came to Ghana during the J.J Rawlings Government, he invested along with other Nigerians in real Estate business, before John Kuffor came to power and did so well in luring Nigerian banks to Ghana. The bank has saved Ghana from economic hardships. Ghana can not love the big money investors and hate the retailers.  Baba As he is referred to has recommended Nigeria Government retaliate with speed to send signals to other countries planing the same attacks on his citizens. Meanwhile, the Ghana minister of foreign affairs has defended the locking of Nigerian shops, She claims the Nigerian government locked the border against the ECOWAS protocols, which suggests this is deliberate retaliation attempts. Now that it is obvious that this is a full-fledged trade war, it will be a big shame if the Giant of Africa will leave his people to continually suffer shame and humiliation from his younger sister. Meanwhile, the Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria has been recalled to Abuja for the government to decide what actions will be taken. While the Ghana High commissioner in Nigeria has been summoned by the Nigerian government. Meanwhile, the Ghanaian customers have kicked against the shop locking, claiming goods sold by Ghanaians are always 3 times higher than that of Nigerian Traders.

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Posted by Dele Momodu on Monday, 17 August 2020