​Xenophobia: ​​OPC leader, ​Gani Adams​,​ visit​s​ South Africa

Gani Adams
Gani Adams

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, on Thursday visited the Nigerian Embassy in South Africa in support of Nigerians affected by the spate of xenophobic attacks in the country.

Mr. Adams promised to propose to the Nigeria​n​ government the need to make additional laws that will further protect Nigerians who have legitimate reasons to be outside the country.

Mr. Adams was received by the Ambassador at the Consulate General of Nigeria, Uche Ajulu-Okeke.

He later addressed Nigerians assuring them that the mission was doing everything it could to ensure their safety

He promised to sensitise the Nigeria​n​ government and Nigerians o​n​ the need to come to the aid of Nigerians affected by xenophobia in South Africa.

He expressed his willingness to be of support to the mission and Nigerians in any capacity that his assistance may be required.

In her welcome remarks, the ambassador narrated the genesis of xenophobia especially after the post apartheid era which led to the hate of foreigners and the eventual violent attacks.

She revealed that some Nigerians were target of attacks and had their businesses disrupted.

She informed Mr. Adams that the embassy had dedicated its old building as a camp for Nigerians to seek refuge in case of any threat or danger.

The OPC leader commended the embassy for its ​effort​ since the unwarranted attack on foreigners.

He thanked the ambassador for her hospitality and the good work she was doing, which he said was being noticed in Nigeria.

Meanwhile, the interaction was attended by the executive members of the Nigerian Union in South Africa, a cross section of Nigerians and members of the Nigeria Mission in South Africa.


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  • segun

    Gani Adams, have you and Fasehun returned the oil pipeline fraudulent security money President Goodluck Jonathan gave you? Please return the money first before all these arrangee visits. I do not know your role of that of your thuggish organization -OPC in the wrong South African xenophobic attack. Just return the money Jonathan used to bribe you to rig the election for him in the west.

    • share Idea

      Please appreciate the message and leave your hatred for the messenger

      • segun

        Which message? And how does that stop Gani Adams from returning the bribe from Jonathan and PDP? And really which message?

        • share Idea

          If Lagos state government pays Alpha Beta 15% commission on collected Tax revenue, it will be described as contract payment. However, if NNPC pays Gani for pipeline protection it become bribery by GEJ.

          Hypocrite – please get a life and stop viewing a Nigerian as second class citizen because of your hatred.

          • Proud Yoruba

            !5% commission? Are you sure about that? Have you seen Alphabeta web site? They don’t work for Lagos govt. only, they work for 1/3 of Nigerian states: Imo, Kwara, Akwa-ibom, Abia, Nassarawa, etc.

            There is no comparison hiring a professional firm to collect your taxes versus hiring a firm with no technical ability to do the job and non-competitively awarded.

          • share Idea

            When Alphabeta started did they get experience and competence without an opportunity offered them by Lagos. Nigeria is building local capacity by engaging Gani’s company and over time they will get the required experience.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Look, I don’t care about Gani Adams at all, I was just trying to inject some facts into the discussion. The whole thing is probably moot anyway since Buhari has said only the state security apparatus will be guarding oil installations.

          • share Idea

            The same Buhari that encouraged GEJ to recruit some civilian JTF in order to help in fighting Bkok haram before he was elected. I don’t know Gani as a person neither do I have any relationship with him or any of the people that works with him. However, I believe that government will need to be giving their citizens hope in the country, especially those that wish to better themselves and the society. It is better to engage Gani and his men in productive activity than recruiting them as political touts.

          • Proud Yoruba

            Government is not a business, they are only required to provide services to their public, not ensure their employment. You need to do that yourself, govt can only hire so much. If these people are so good with security, then they should go and find private sector clients and stop being parasites!

          • share Idea

            Government did not employ Gani but awarded a contract to his company. Is it now a crime for citizen to win a contract from government agency.

    • Tunsj

      The thugs will return the stolen money as soon as Buhari is sworn in.

  • Micheal

    Since the Vast majority of Nigerians in South Africa are from eastern Nigeria I expected some of the more active eastern based groups and CSO to get involved with the situation in South Afriaca

  • Wale

    Watch-out folks, this dude is probably in South Africa trying to learn new tricks.
    Igbos in Lagos and the rest of South West region should be very careful about ranting.

    Na me better pass everybody else attitude. I talk am oooo

    • burning spear

      WHERE IS YOUR MOSSOB————————ARE THEY NOT QUIET

    • Your Biodun

      You’re not far from the truth..

  • SAM .A

    Who is this semi illiterate visiting in SA, Who is going to listen to him in SA. Gani Adams is on his own , looking for cheap popularity.In the New dispensation coming soon . There will be no room for thugs to represnt Nigeria any where, we need seasoned technocrats and diplomats in aboudance. it is Jonathan’s mediocrity that throw people of Gani Adams on the nation.
    We need new orientation in a New Nigeria.

    • burning spear

      AT LEAST HE HAS A HIS SCHOOL CERT———UNLIKE BUHARI——————–AGAINS DOES EDUCATION MATTER–WITH THE IMPOSTION OF BUHARI ON US BY OBAMA

  • Anonymous11443

    Gani Adams is a die hard Goodluck Jonathan PDP supporter now looking for relevance.He is not a protector of Yoruba.He is a thief who was awarded a pipeline protection contract by Goodluck Jonathan.This thief campaigned vigorously for Goodluck Jonathan including causing problems in Lagos.

    • burning spear

      diplomatically Gani Adams–who deceived Jonathan on behalf of the Yoruba Nation -has no business in South Africa———–The same way he lured Jonathan with fake protest matches–in lagos–all designed to be honored with an oil pipeline contract——-is the way he Yorubas———————are playing into the hands of the south africans—————when the south African government refused to sell arms to us—-the Yorubas and Fulanis hailed the decision——————-Atiku–Tinubu———–Buhari———-the USA president-elect of Katsina state—-were seen congratulating Zuma whom they called their friends—-Those being killed in SA are Ibos—————not Yorubas———–Its the Ibos group like MOSSOB—that should undertake such trips—————————–not the APC arm of boko haram in OPC—CHEEEEEEEEEEERS

    • Tunsj

      He is nothing but a Thug.

  • Proud Yoruba

    Notice that Jona has been silent on this xenophobia debacle, he seems to be using surrogates to speak out for his ibo parasite brothers in SA. They say he stashed too much money in SA, and if he speaks too much, Zuma will expose him!

    • burning spear

      Buhari Initiated Xenophobia In Africa. – BBC News!!!

      The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has have linked the current hate attacks on Africans living in South Africa by the locals to Muhammadu Buhari and Shagari, who gave the same treatment to Africans, mostly West Africans in 1984.

      They claimed that the ‘Ghana-must-go’ policy against Africans was Muhammadu Buhari’s Legacy to Africa in 1984.

      The Seed of the shameful xenophobic Atrocities the World is sadly witnessing in South Africa presently was actually sown by Buhari more than 30 Years ago…

      As the world tries to keep quite more Evil people will do all in their power to destroy the peace of the Earth. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu and the US based Cardiologist, Dr Adeniran Abraham Ariyo who called for the Mass killing of Igbos in Nigeria and overseas need to stopped before they allow their satanic utterances ignites another genocide in Nigeria–Today its South Africa tomorrow it may be against the Ijaws in Lagos again—The same Ijaws the wife of Tinubu an Itsekiri woman used———-in the murder of Ijaws in Ajegunle——-Lagos state————Tinubu who was the governor of Lagos then did nothing to stop the Genocide—————now that the Apes in APC who murdered Ijaws in Lagos are in power Only the Almighty hands Of Jehovah God will save them in Nigeria–against the evil plans of the Yorubas- .what a shame

      • Proud Yoruba

        Only answer is to go back to your ancestral home to develop it, at home no one will kill you, right? Yorubas are not violent people, even when provoked, but we will get ibo parasites out soon.

        Remi Tinubu is Itsekiri? That’s new to me.

  • burning spear

    Buhari Initiated Xenophobia In Africa. – BBC News!!!

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has have linked the current hate attacks on Africans living in South Africa by the locals to Muhammadu Buhari and Shagari, who gave the same treatment to Africans, mostly West Africans in 1984.

    They claimed that the ‘Ghana-must-go’ policy against Africans was Muhammadu Buhari’s Legacy to Africa in 1984.

    The Seed of the shameful xenophobic Atrocities the World is sadly witnessing in South Africa presently was actually sown by Buhari more than 30 Years ago…

    As the world tries to keep quite more Evil people will do all in their power to destroy the peace of the Earth. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu and the US based Cardiologist, Dr Adeniran Abraham Ariyo who called for the Mass killing of Igbos in Nigeria and overseas need to stopped before they allow their satanic utterances ignites another genocide in Nigeria–Today its South Africa tomorrow it may be against the Ijaws in Lagos again—The same Ijaws the wife of Tinubu an Itsekiri woman used———-in the murder of Ijaws in Ajegunle——-Lagos state————Tinubu who was the governor of Lagos then did nothing to stop the Genocide—————now that the Apes in APC who murdered Ijaws in Lagos are in power Only the Almighty hands Of Jehovah God will save them in Nigeria–against the evil plans of the Yorubas- .

  • Sanmi Falae

    A jobless, self appointed Mr Nobody, wasting his life relying on Jonah’s contract and deceiving himself claiming to represent any Yoruba person/group. Go and get a job, mate.

  • burning spear

    Buhari Initiated Xenophobia In Africa. – BBC News!!!

    The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has have linked the current hate attacks on Africans living in South Africa by the locals to Muhammadu Buhari and Shagari, who gave the same treatment to Africans, mostly West Africans in 1984.

    They claimed that the ‘Ghana-must-go’ policy against Africans was Muhammadu Buhari’s Legacy to Africa in 1984.

    The Seed of the shameful xenophobic Atrocities the World is sadly witnessing in South Africa presently was actually sown by Buhari more than 30 Years ago…

    As the world tries to keep quite more Evil people will do all in their power to destroy the peace of the Earth. The Oba of Lagos, Oba Akiolu and the US based Cardiologist, Dr Adeniran Abraham Ariyo who called for the Mass killing of Igbos in Nigeria and overseas need to stopped before they allow their satanic utterances ignites another genocide in Nigeria–Today its South Africa tomorrow it may be against the Ijaws in Lagos again—The same Ijaws the wife of Tinubu an Itsekiri woman used—–OPC—–to murder in Ajegunle——-Lagos state————Tinubu who was the governor of Lagos then did nothing to stop the Genocide——by OPC——–And now that the Apes in APC who murdered Ijaws in Lagos are in power—– Only the Almighty hands Of Jehovah God will save them in Nigeria–against the evil plans of the Yorubas- .against the Ijaw Nation-

  • Your Biodun

    There should be radical reforms of the OPC.It should be more radicalized and militarized to protect the interest of the Yoruba people..The OPC should change to OBS(Odua Black Scorpions)..

    • Nostory

      OPC is dead in Yorubaland. OPC leaders are now pipeline protection officers

      • Your Biodun

        This is why it must be restructured to a radicalized and militarized organization..It needs a lot of reforms.It’s not dead.It’s still alive.But it must be reformed to function robustly…there are many ways to go about that.

        • tundemash

          Stop repeating same rubbish over and over ! Yorbas don’t need thugs to protect their interests!
          Americans didn’t require thugs to present their interest anywhere in the world. There is a reason you cannot ill-treat any american, british, Israeli anywhere in the world and go scot-free; it isn’t by promoting thugs as you advocate; think out of the ethnic and thuggery box !

          • Your Biodun

            I understand your point.But Nigeria is a peculiar case.Thugs and militias are already existing in Nigeria and they are here to stay.It’s a unfortunate but true fact.The OPC can be reformed into a private army to protect the Yoruba interest in the SW.That’s the point am driving at.

          • tundemash

            Thugs an militias are here to stay in your world !
            No one needs a private army and once again stop repeating same rubbish over and over !

          • Your Biodun

            EBELE’s Presidency has empowered these thugs and militias.They are truly here to stay.Could you have ever imagined Gani Adams being received by the Nigerian Anbassador in SA?? They do have a voice in our politics now.The Yorubas must display flexibility in their politics.Use what you’ve to achieve your desired goal.Reform the OPC to be a private army in the SW.The mandate is to protect and defend Yoruba interest in the SW..

          • tundemash

            Since Ebele empowered them … does that make it right ? If Ebele empowers them, Buhari should and will dis-empower them. Q.E.D!
            If you need thugs to protect Yoruba interests, something is seriously wrong with your thinking faculty.

          • Your Biodun

            My brother.I hate to deceive you.I will not deceive my tribe.Open your eyes to today’s challenges and prepare for all eventualities.The militias aren’t going away anytime soon.Look at how it’s difficult to defeat Boko haram.We must fortify our defenses in the SW.The Nigerian Armed forces is already overstretched.They may not come to our aid in time of crisis.The OPC is just one of many tools in our disposals in the SW.It must be reformed to protect and defend our interest.

          • tundemash

            D@ft ! D@ft!! D@ft !!!

      • Tunsj

        Buhari must revoke the contract with OPC.

    • tundemash

      You are still advocating for ethnic militias in the 21st century ? Not every Yorubas are cl0wns to be represented by “reformed” thugs !

  • burning spear

    yes because they now have money from oil pipeline contract they can use in killing ijaws for itsekiris in warri via the wife of tinubu abi

    • Ole

      No be ijaw man awarded the contract to a rogue. No be thief dey befriend thief. You we ebe law abiding Ijaw man,how much contract GEJ carry give you.? So if an ijaw man give money to thug to kill Ijaw man, who to blame?

  • GbemigaO

    It is unbelievable that only in Nigeria that someone like Gani Adams can be thrown up as somebody to be received by Nigerian ambassador and make a pronouncement on national issues . Only in Nigeria.

  • tom

    Pls who is gani Adams n in Wat capacity is he representing the government, Ebele Jonathan govrt, that is? Is this a joke or somn?

    • tundemash

      PDPig’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

  • Riot50000

    GOOD JOB MR ADAMS.

    Now, here is one of your brothers who wants to replicate the South African Genocide there in LAGOS.

    Your BROTHER, Dr Adeniran Ariyo in Dallsa Texas

    North Texas Docs Disciplined by Texas Medical Board, May 2014 Edition

    05/29/2014| by Matt Goodman| Share Post

    Every few months, the Texas Medical Board reviews a stack of complaints from patients, hospitals, colleagues, and insurers, and rules on the disciplinary actions that should be taken. These are the North Texas actions, from the board’s May meeting:

    – On May 2, 2014, the Board and Adeniran A. Ariyo, M.D., entered into a Mediated Agreed Order requiring the Dallas doctor to within one year complete at least 16 hours of CME, divided as follows: eight hours in defibrillator indications/surgical technique/troubleshooting complications and eight hours in medical recordkeeping ; and pay an administrative penalty of $2,000 within 60 days. The Board found Dr. Ariyo failed to appropriately interpret the signs indicating the misplacement of the lead following a pacemaker placement procedure. This order resolves a formal complaint filed at the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

  • Riot50000

    Petitioning Texas Medical Board
    Investigate a Dallas-based cardiologist, Dr. Adeniran Abraham Ariyo who called for xenophobic attack against Igbos the way foreigners were violently attacked in South Africa.
    Nigeria Moment
    This is important because the massacre or extermination of any ethnic group is against UN law and of course the laws of United States. No ethnic group should ever have to be massacre due to hate for any reason whatsoever since there are legally accepted ways of dealing and settling differences. The world can not allow this to happen.