Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tag "South Africa"

    S’Africa: We’ve obtained CCTV footage from hotel where insurance director was killed

S’Africa: We’ve obtained CCTV footage from hotel where insurance director was killed

Bobby Moroe, South Africa's acting high commissioner to Nigeria, says authorities are now investigating the death of Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN).Ndubuisi-Chukwu had been scheduled to return to Nigeria on June 12 after attending the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) conference in Johannesburg.However, her corpse was found in a room in Emperor Palace Hotel where [...]

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    Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Killing of Nigerians in your country must stop, Lawan tells South Africa

Senate President Ahmad Lawan says Nigeria has had enough of the killing of its citizens in South Africa.Mohammed Isa, his special assistant on media and publicity, quoted Lawan as saying this when he hosted Bobby Moroe, South African commissioner to Nigeria.At least 120 Nigerians have lost their lives to xenophobic attacks in South Africa in the last three years.The most [...]

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    ‘I’m not sure South Africa can control murder’ — Nigerian envoy speaks on Ndubisi-Chukwu’s death

‘I’m not sure South Africa can control murder’ — Nigerian envoy speaks on Ndubisi-Chukwu’s death

Godwin Adama, consul-general of Nigeria in South Africa, says the mission is doing all it can to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN) who was killed in South Africa. Speaking in an interview with Channels Television, Adama said the mission is following up on the investigation into the cause of her death.Ndubisi-Chukwu, [...]

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    Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria was not listed among the seven countries recently granted visa free entry by South Africa. This addition follows the country’s new e-visa system which will be launched in November. In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s minister of home affairs, said the development will boost tourism and contribute to the economy of the country. “We do this by making life [...]

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    Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

Algeria look like the best team at AFCON 2019, says Troost-Ekong

William Troost-Ekong says Nigeria's next opponent look like the best team at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019.Troost-Ekong, who scored one minute from time to send Eagles to the semifinal for the first time since they were crowned champions in 2013, however, added that his dream is to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.Speaking with TheCable in [...]

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    ‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

‘We weren’t good enough to beat Eagles’ — South Africa’s coach admits

Head coach of Bafana Bafana of South Africa admitted that his side was not good enough to defeat the Super Eagles in the quarter-final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Nigeria soared into the semi-finals of the 32nd AFCON finals after an unlikely William Troost-Ekong winner two minutes to full time at the Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday [...]

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    Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Chukwueze, Ekong fly Super Eagles to AFCON semifinals

Nigeria qualified for the semi-finals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 2-1 win over South Africa at Cairo International Stadium on Wednesday night.The match got underway at 8pm Nigerian time.The Super Eagles eliminated a big fish after defeating defending champions Cameroon in an entertaining five-goal thriller.Bafana Bafana were looking to knock out another African heavyweight when they [...]

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    PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

PREVIEW: From ‘best loser’ to host killer — will South Africa be too super for Eagles?

Nigeria aims to book a place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals when they come up against South Africa on Wednesday night.The Super Eagles prevailed 3-2 over Cameroon in the second round. However, the Eagles were second best, for most of that game, and will need to improve to book a semi-final spot.South Africa may have picked their [...]

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    Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Controversy over Nigerian insurance director killed at South African hotel

Elizabeth Ndubisi-Chukwu, deputy director-general of Chartered Insurance Institute of Nigeria (CIIN), bid her colleagues goodnight and went to bed after the closing dinner of the conference of the African Insurance Organisation (AIO) in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday, June 12.On Thursday morning when she was scheduled to travel back to Nigeria, Ndubuisi-Chukwu neither showed up for breakfast nor was she [...]

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    France 2019: How ready are African teams?

France 2019: How ready are African teams?

Exactly five days to the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup kick off in France, TheCable is taking a closer look at the three countries that will represent the Confederation of African Football (CAF) at the mundial.It has been a drought of sorts for African teams, and making quarter-finals in France will not be any easier for the threesome.African teams have [...]

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    South African president names cabinet 96hrs after inauguration, includes opposition

South African president names cabinet 96hrs after inauguration, includes opposition

Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa has named his cabinet -- just about 96 hours after he was sworn-in as president. On May 11, 2019, Ramaphosa's African National Congress (ANC) won the elections with only 57 percent of the votes, and was sworn in as president on May 25, 2019.In another 96 hours after May 25, Ramaphosa named his cabinet and became the [...]

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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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