Nigeria To Retaliate South Africa Over ‘Frozen’ Arms Deal

5 years ago by: joke alade
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-- (m) at 9-10-2014 09:55AM

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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.

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-- ayogstar (m) at 9-10-2014 10:45AM
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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
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-- schmit (f) at 9-10-2014 11:06AM
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Oya make Una start d battle, hope no mouth naija dey make, bcus I no trust our officials
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-- morgrawl231 (m) at 9-10-2014 11:21AM
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BH,,,WE NEVA SETTLE AM,,,,NA SOUTHY U WAN FACE AGAIN?
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-- cheersbabe (f) at 9-10-2014 12:08PM
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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.
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-- zeigbo (m) at 9-10-2014 12:12PM
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wahala

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-- sucre4u (m) at 9-10-2014 12:39PM
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Action speaks louder
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-- paulohking (m) at 9-10-2014 01:29PM
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do what you're gon' do abeg
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-- daveobahon (m) at 9-10-2014 01:45PM
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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
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-- osarobo62 (m) at 9-10-2014 02:03PM
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who cares if they retaliate,...the network problems is always there anyways.
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-- Larry28 (f) at 9-10-2014 02:59PM
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Ok oh
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-- Kevinberry (m) at 9-10-2014 03:30PM
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Who cares
After all MTN Dem be thief bad network,higher charges
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-- Trueyarn (m) at 9-10-2014 03:33PM
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No be only MTN Ooº°˚ including DSTV
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-- beneno (m) at 9-10-2014 04:02PM
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 Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes  Roll Eyes
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-- Purpleone (m) at 9-10-2014 05:16PM
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I expected that
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-- otagermo (m) at 9-10-2014 06:26PM
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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.
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-- johnaguinam (m) at 9-10-2014 06:55PM
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Correct....these south africans need 2b thought some lessons
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-- zoe61 (f) at 9-10-2014 07:35PM
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no government is above the law the so called nigerian government should have make their Arms deal official
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-- bospak (m) at 9-10-2014 08:39PM
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Let's start from DSTV, I beg
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-- mensch (m) at 9-10-2014 09:29PM
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south africa should return the money to nigeria back, or do they want to turn to arm robbers?
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