I do not support the ignominy brought on Nigeria by the Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country and the way those vested with the constitutional mandate to safeguard every Nigerian from such – as custodians of our well-being – have handled it. However, I take exception to South Africa’s Julius Malema, 33, throwing verbal spanks at a ruling Nigerian president. It is wittingly debasing. It is also unappreciated for several other reasons.
Julius Malema (Pic credit SABC)
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West Africa’s political landscape remains delicate as nations across the region continue to grapple with insecurity, terrorist threats and tensions ahead of a busy election cycle, the United Nations senior official there told the Security Council this afternoon.