Nigeria To Retaliate South Africa Over ‘Frozen’ Arms Deal

Published 4 years ago by: joke alade
[1] 2
at 09:55 AM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)

(5 | Newbie) (m)

This issue of seized arms cash has been lingering for weeks now and Nigerian government is no longer taking it light with South Africa. Yesterday, Wednesday Nigeria accused South Africa of blocking a legal arms purchase and threatened retaliation against major South African companies, including telecom giant MTN, if the spat is not resolved. This I think will be a very heavy punch on the company.
A top official in the office of Nigeria’s National Security Advisor (NSA) told AFP that the country had an agreement to buy $5.7 million (4.5 million euros) worth of military hardware in a deal brokered by a South African firm. An NSA official who prefers to remains anonymous said “The issue could affect bilateral relations between Nigeria and South Africa,”.

He specifically mentioned MTN — a South Africa-based mobile phone and Internet provider with tens of millions of subscribers in Nigeria — as a company that could be targeted in tit-for-tat reprisals.
“You cannot be making so much money from Nigeria and then turn around and embarrass the people,” the Nigerian official said.

- See more at:

Problem with this article? Please contact us

ayogstar at 10:45 AM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(322 | Upcoming) (m)

I swear to God!...these south Africans are working our last nerve. . .they shouldn't let our peaceful nature fool them,,we can be brutal when provoked
schmit at 11:06 AM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(11828 | Hero) (f)

Oya make Una start d battle, hope no mouth naija dey make, bcus I no trust our officials
morgrawl231 at 11:21 AM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(10500 | Hero) (m)

cheersbabe at 12:08 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(48 | Newbie) (f)

I bet it, if Nigeria retaliate...south africa don finish be that bcos naija wey dey use mtn no small...if naija deal with them with mtn...southy don enter debt be that.
zeigbo at 12:12 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(26946 | Addicted Hero) (m)


sucre4u at 12:39 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(3013 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Action speaks louder
paulohking at 01:29 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(12299 | Hero) (m)

do what you're gon' do abeg
daveobahon at 01:45 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(3111 | Gistmaniac) (m)

i sure say dem go settle am 4 sho cos no b small moni ds pple dey make 4 9ja no b MTN,DSTV,SHOPRITE ETC
osarobo62 at 02:03 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(11782 | Hero) (m)

who cares if they retaliate,...the network problems is always there anyways.
Larry28 at 02:59 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(16510 | Hero) (f)

Ok oh
Kevinberry at 03:30 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(89 | Newbie) (m)

Who cares
After all MTN Dem be thief bad network,higher charges
Trueyarn at 03:33 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(10151 | Hero) (m)

No be only MTN Ooº°˚ including DSTV
beneno at 04:02 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(26050 | Addicted Hero) (m)

 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
Purpleone at 05:16 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(303 | Upcoming) (m)

I expected that
otagermo at 06:26 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(4455 | Gistmaniac) (m)

What is the ammunition for in the first place? Guess for the 2015 Election war....Una fada dia....thieves....Na south Africa Una wan go buy weapons abi....the money don enter K leg be day.....Oluwa don catch Una be day....political liars.
johnaguinam at 06:55 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(869 | Upcoming) (m)

Correct....these south africans need 2b thought some lessons
zoe61 at 07:35 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(15310 | Hero) (f)

no government is above the law the so called nigerian government should have make their Arms deal official
bospak at 08:39 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(1313 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Let's start from DSTV, I beg
mensch at 09:29 PM, 9/10/2014 (4 years ago)
(2365 | Gistmaniac) (m)

south africa should return the money to nigeria back, or do they want to turn to arm robbers?
[1] 2


  1. Deltaboy1 on: Name Of 23 Nigerians To Be Executed In Saudi Arabia For Drug Crimes
    Yoruba Muslim things..awon ole... 4 mins ago
  2. Cominion on: "Yahoo Boy" Lost His Wife To a Victim Of His Online Scam In Ibadan
    Cooked story, U forget say adults are also here in this site. ... 19 mins ago
  3. tonyigho on: Senate President and House Of Reps Speaker, Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila Hold Dual National
    If  a judge can remove a pdp guy for having a dual citizenship then it should happen to others ... 30 mins ago
  4. Makodama on: Sometimes Ruin Your Man's Important Days - Toke Makinwa Advices Women
    And this is supposed to be a role model?It's no wonder your husband divorced you.Leave our beau... 50 mins ago
  5. Makodama on: Chris Brown Is Expecting Another Baby With His Ex-Girlfriend, Ammika Harris
    Poster,why did you leave Karrueche Tran who has a daughter for Chris Brown out of your story?Be doin... 54 mins ago