Saturday, June 23, 2018

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    Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

Reps summon Onyeama, Dabiri-Erewa over killing of Nigerians in South Africa

The house of representatives has summoned Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs; and Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, over the killing of Nigerians in South Africa.The summon followed a motion on the need to protect the rights and lives of Nigerians in South Africa.It was introduced during plenary on WednesdayAt least 118 [...]

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    Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Dabiri-Erewa: Efforts to stop killings of Nigerians in S’Africa not working

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special adviser to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, says efforts to stop the killings of Nigerians in South Africa are not working.In a statement released on Wednesday by Abdur-Rahman Balogun, her media aide, she called for a review of the 'Early Warning Signal' set up by the ministries of foreign affairs in Nigeria and South Africa [...]

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    CAF bans Nigerian referee over ‘attempted manipulation’

CAF bans Nigerian referee over ‘attempted manipulation’

Joseph Ogabor, a Nigerian referee, has been banned from officiating for one year over "attempted manipulation".The Confederation of African Football (CAF), in a statement on Sunday, said Ogabor's ban was confirmed by its disciplinary board.South African referee, Victor Gomes, claimed he was approached to fix the result of the African Confederation Cup first leg tie between Nigerian side Plateau United and [...]

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    Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

Nigerian burnt to death in South Africa

A yet to be identified Nigerian has been killed in South Africa.Local media reported on Sunday that he died in Rustenburg after his vehicle was set ablaze by unknown persons.The South African police confirmed the incident but said they do not believe the incident was related to violent protests in the area.Two vehicles were set ablaze in two separate incidents [...]

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    ‘What have I done?’ — Zuma asks as corruption trial begins

‘What have I done?’ — Zuma asks as corruption trial begins

Jacob Zuma, former South African president, says he will be proven innocent of the corruption charges brought against him.Zuma is being tried before a Durban high court on a 16-count charge of corruption relating to a 30 billion rand ($2.20 billion) arms deal arranged in the late 1990s.Speaking to his supporters outside the court on Friday, Zuma claimed his opponents [...]

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    There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

There’s no longer anything I can fear… six memorable quotes of Winnie Mandela

Winnie Mandela, ex-wife of South Africa's first black president, Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 81.Winnie was actively involved in the anti-apartheid struggle with her ex-husband. Tributes have been pouring for her all over the world.Here are six memorable quotes from the woman they referred to as "Mother of the nation".[...]

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    OBITUARY: Winnie, ‘mother of new South Africa’ who made Mandela ‘loneliest’ man in the world

OBITUARY: Winnie, ‘mother of new South Africa’ who made Mandela ‘loneliest’ man in the world

After suffering a protracted illness, Winnie Mandela, former wife of Nelson Mandela, South African hero, died on Monday, at the age of 81. Just like her late husband - who died five years ago, she was a formidable force in the anti-apartheid campaign and had her own share of imprisonments and other forms of intimidation.While Mandela was in prison, the deceased [...]

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    Zuma to face trial for corruption

Zuma to face trial for corruption

Former President Jacob Zuma of South Africa will be charged with 16 counts of corruption, Shaun Abrahams, South African chief prosecutor, announced on Friday.Zuma had allegedly received payments from a controversial multi-billion rand arms deal.The charges against Zuma include money laundering, fraud and racketeering."After consideration of the matter, I am of the view that there are reasonable prospects of successful prosecution [...]

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    Renewed confidence surrounding the South African economy

Renewed confidence surrounding the South African economy

Confidence towards the South African economy received a boost on Tuesday, following the news that economic growth accelerated for the first time since 2013. Quarterly GDP growth during the final quarter of 2017 expanded by 3.1 percent, with the South African economy growing by 1.5 percent on an annualized basis. It is the quarterly GDP reading at 3.1 percent reading that really impressed [...]

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    Gunmen invade South African police station, kill five officers

Gunmen invade South African police station, kill five officers

Armed men broke into a police station in Ngcobo, Eastern Cape of South Africa, on Wednesday morning, killing five police officers.Three of the officers were shot dead inside the station while two were reportedly kidnapped before being killed and left on the side of the road.An off-duty soldier was also shot dead as the suspects fled the scene.Two male officers [...]

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    Nigerian stabbed in South Africa

Nigerian stabbed in South Africa

A Nigerian in South Africa has been stabbed.The victim identified as Desmond, was reportedly attacked in Rustenberg, north-west province area, on February 14.“Desmond is a Nigerian hair piece hawker in Rustenberg, north-west province of South Africa," Adetola Olubajo, President of Nigerian Union, South Africa, told NAN."He was attacked on February 14 and sustained multiple injuries. He was rescued when he was [...]

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    Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Okorocha: I won’t demolish Zuma’s statue… he resigned honourably

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he is not going to pull down the statue of Jacob Zuma, former South African president, which was erected last year.Okorocha said this on Friday in reaction to recent calls for the statue to be pulled down.In October 2017, the Imo government erected a statue of the former South African president in Owerri, the [...]

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    ‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

‘Imo should destroy his statue’… Twitter reacts to Zuma’s resignation

Nigerians have been reacting to the resignation of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa.Zuma stepped down following pressure from the ruling African National Congress (ANC).Last year, Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, honoured Zuma by erecting a statue in his honour.Although he was criticsed over this, Okorocha defended his action. However, critics are back in action following Zuma's exit.Below are some [...]

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    Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

Nigerians killed in S’Africa were not victims of xenophobia, says foreign ministry

The ministry of foreign affairs says most violent conflicts and killings of Nigerians in South Africa were more of criminal activities than xenophobic attack.Tope Elias-Fatile, the ministry’s spokesperson, said this while briefing journalists on Wednesday on a wide range of issues and activities of the ministry.Elias-Fatile said the ministry was in constant touch with the Nigerian mission in South Africa [...]

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    ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

ANC ‘to remove’ Zuma as South Africa’s president

The African National Congress (ANC) has decided to sack Jacob Zuma as President of South Africa, NAN quotes a senior official as saying.The decision was said to have been reached by the ruling party’s national executive after a marathon meeting held to determine Zuma's fate.The ANC reportedly held 13 hours of tense deliberations and one face-to-face meeting between Zuma and [...]

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    Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

Corruption charge: Zuma seeks escape route

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Thursday it had received arguments from President Jacob Zuma on why he should not be prosecuted for corruption.The NPA said it received the documents on Wednesday night, after extending a deadline for Zuma to provide reasons why 783 counts of corruption relating to a 30 billion rand (2.20 billion dollars) arms deal [...]

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