Thursday, May 23, 2019

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    Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

Election: What Nigeria can learn from South Africa

BY OKE UMURHOHWOIt was another test on African’s preference for democratic tenets but South Africa didn't disappoint. The coastline nation held its parliamentary election on 8thMay, 2019and its outcome have left a relishing experience.This came amid growing concern on the trajectory of democracy on the continent over rampant manipulations and high level of interference that distort leadership choices. From Algeria to [...]

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    Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Jonathan: People will one day use their votes to remove bad leaders

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says improving the standard of elections in Africa will encourage people use their votes to remove bad leaders.Speaking to the SABC News at the Independent Electoral Commission’s Results Operation Centre in Pretoria, Jonathan said the electoral umpire plays an important role in ensuring safe and successful elections.The former president, who is leading an observer mission of [...]

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    Another Nigerian ‘killed’ by South African police

Another Nigerian ‘killed’ by South African police

Ben Okoli, president, Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), has raised alarm over the circumstances surrounding the death of Ebuka Udugbo, a Nigerian citizen, allegedly killed by South African police.Okoli conveyed this message in a letter to the consul general, Nigerian consulate, Johannesburg, South Africa, a copy of which was obtained by NAN in Abuja on Friday.He explained that Udugbo [...]

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    Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Tony Elochukwu, a Nigerian from Nnobi, Anambra state, has been killed by an unidentified gunman in South Africa.Ben Okoli, president of Nigerian citizens association in South Africa (NICASA), disclosed this in a letter sent to Godwin Adams, consular general, Nigerian consulate in Johanesburg.According to the letter, three Nigerians have been killed between April 6 and 9, at different locations in [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria, Egypt in Pot 1 as CAF holds AFCON 2019 draw Friday

Nigeria has been seeded in Pot 1 for the 32nd Africa Cup of Nations finals draw ceremony which will hold in Cairo, Egypt, on Friday evening.It is scheduled to take place behind the famous Giza Pyramids as from 6pm GMT (7pm Nigeria time).It is the biggest Africa Cup of Nations finals in the history of the competition, due to feature [...]

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    Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

Want to see a FIFA World Cup trophy? Be in Abuja on Thursday

The FIFA Women’s World Cup trophy is expected to arrive the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Nigerian on Thursday.The Women’s World Cup trophy’s stop-over is coming 13 months after the FIFA World Cup trophy (for men) which also made a stop in Nigeria ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.World football –governing body, FIFA has informed the [...]

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    Two Nigerians stabbed to death in South Africa

Two Nigerians stabbed to death in South Africa

Two Nigerians have been reportedly killed in South Africa amidst the resurgence of xenophobic attacks.The victims, identified as  Goziem Akpenyi and Bonny Iwuoha, were stabbed to death in Johannesburg and Cape Town on April 5 and April 6 respectively.Odefa Ikele, assistant public relations officer, Nigeria Union in South Africa (NUSA), confirmed the killings.The death toll of Nigerians killed in South Africa [...]

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    Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

Eight Nigerians kidnapped in South Africa regain freedom

The Nigerian community in South Africa says eight of its members abducted by South Africans in Evander, north-west of Secunda in Mpumalanga province of the country have been released.Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigerian union in South Africa, told NAN that the abducted Nigerians were released on Wednesday following pressure by the union on the South African authorities.Olubajo said Nigerians [...]

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    Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Report: Nigerians now 6th most miserable people in the world

Data compiled by Steve Hanke, an economist from John Hopkins University in Baltimore, US, has classified Nigerians as the sixth "most miserable people in the world".The Misery Index was calculated using economic indices including unemployment, inflation and bank lending rates.For Nigeria, the unemployment rate was the major contributing factor."The original Misery Index was just a simple sum of a nation’s [...]

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    You can now ‘easily’ send money from S’Africa to Nigerian banks

You can now ‘easily’ send money from S’Africa to Nigerian banks

WorldRemit, a digital money transfer service, has introduced "low-cost online money transfers" from South Africa to Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday, the company said Nigerians living in South Africa can now send money to all major Nigerian banks with a few taps directly from their phones, using the WorldRemit app or website. "The new digital service will reduce the cost of sending [...]

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    Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles pip Niger to qualify for U20 FIFA World Cup in Poland

Flying Eagles of Nigeria pipped Niger 1-0 in the U20 Africa Cup of Nations to book a ticket to the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Poland.A second-half goal from Adamu Alhassan was enough to secure Nigeria a place in Poland.The first half ended goalless with the hosts Niger with more chances that they failed to convert.Nafizi Yahaya would have put [...]

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    Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Kaizer Chiefs complete signing of Eagles goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi

Daniel Akpeyi, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has joined Kaizer Chiefs from Chippa United.Chiefs announced the signing of the Nigerian international on Thursday.Akpeyi's move brings his four-year stay at Chippa United to an end."Kaizer Chiefs would like to confirm the signing of goalkeeper Daniel Akpeyi from Chippa United. He has signed a contract for 1 year and 5 months," the club tweeted."We [...]

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    Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Pinnick: Everything legitimate will be done to ensure Eagles win AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the main objective of 2019 is for the Super Eagles to win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).Pinnick said a fourth AFCON title is long overdue for Nigeria, adding that "everything legitimate" will be done to ensure the Eagles bring home the trophy."The very big one that we do not want [...]

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    CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

CAF Awards: Again, Salah is crowned king of Africa

Egypt's Mohamed Salah has been crowned the 2018 Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year.He beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and 2015 winner, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, to the gong.The winners were unveiled at the awards gala on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal.Banyana Banyana's Christina Thembi Kgatlana won women's player of the year ahead of Super Falcons duo of Asisat [...]

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    Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Pinnick: CAF will pick best between Egypt, S’Africa to host AFCON

Amaju Pinnick, president of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), says the most qualified country between Egypt and South Africa will be chosen to host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.Pinnick, who is also CAF first vice-president, said his committee has analysed the strengths of both nations and will advise CAF on the better option ahead of Wednesday’s meeting of the executive [...]

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    Forbes: 13 countries in Africa better for business than Nigeria

Forbes: 13 countries in Africa better for business than Nigeria

Forbes, an American business magazine, has ranked Nigeria as the 110th best country in the world for business.The magazine said it compiled the list by rating 161 countries on 15 factors: property rights, innovation, taxes, technology, corruption, infrastructure, market size, political risk, quality of life, workforce, freedom (personal, trade and monetary), red tape and investor protection.The United Kingdom, Sweden, Hong [...]

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