Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "South Africa"

    Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Ighalo: So sad I won’t play against S’Africa… I’ll be out for four weeks

Odion Ighalo says he will be out for four weeks after picking up a hamstring injury in Changchun Yatai's 2-2 draw in the Chinese Super League on Wednesday.Ighalo said he is sad to miss the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The striker, however, said he has accepted his fate."I pulled my hamstring," Ighalo told TheCable. "I am [...]

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    S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

S’Africa vs Nigeria: Onyekuru named as replacement for injured Ighalo

Gernot Rohr has called up Henry Onyekuru as a replacement for injured Odion Ighalo ahead of Nigeria’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF)  disclosed this on its Twitter handle on Thursday.The tweet read: "[email protected] replaces injured @ighalojude for game against South Africa. #SoarSuperEagles #Team9jaStrong #Afcon2019Q"https://twitter.com/thenff/status/1060375540891312128?s=21Onyekuru returned to action last weekend for his Turkish [...]

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    Akin Adesina: I’m ashamed of Nigeria’s 4,500MW of power

Akin Adesina: I’m ashamed of Nigeria’s 4,500MW of power

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), says it is unacceptable for Nigeria to be delivering 4,500 megawatts of electricity.Speaking on the sidelines of the Africa Investment Forum ongoing in Sandton, South Africa, the former minister of agriculture says he is ashamed of the country's power generation."My own perspective in everything that I do is that my philosophy [...]

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    Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Uzoho suffers fractured rib, ruled out of S’Africa game

Francis Uzoho, Super Eagles goalkeeper, has been ruled out of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualification game against South Africa.Uzoho, who featured in Elche's 5-1 loss to Cadiz on Sunday, fractured his seventh costal arch.According to Elche, Uzoho was ruled out for four weeks after a radiological test was carried out on him at the Tesla clinic in Spain."The player suffers [...]

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    Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Mikel Agu, Osimhen return to the fold as Rohr names squad for S’Africa clash

Gernot Rohr, Super Eagles coach, has invited 23 players for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifying match between the Super Eagles and South Africa’s Bafana Bafana.The same group of players will prosecute the friendly encounter against the Cranes of Uganda.Former U17 World Cup-winning forward Victor Osimhen returns after a long time out of the team, with another ex-U17 forward [...]

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    Falcons to face S’Africa, Kenya, Zambia in 2018 AWCON

Falcons to face S’Africa, Kenya, Zambia in 2018 AWCON

The Super Falcons of Nigeria have been drawn against South Africa in the Women's Africa Cup of Nations 2018.The current title holders will also face  Zambia and Kenya in Group B.Host nation Ghana will have Cameroon, Algeria and Mali to contend with in Group A.The tournament will take place in the Ghanaian cities of Accra and Cape Coast from November [...]

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    Shops owned by Nigerians burnt in fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa

Shops owned by Nigerians burnt in fresh xenophobic attack in South Africa

Nine shops belonging to Nigerians based in South Africa were burnt during an attack in Hillbrow, central Johannesburg.NAN quoted Habib Miller, publicity secretary of the Nigerian union in South Africa, as saying the act was carried out by South Africans.Miller said the union had informed the Nigerian mission in the country and was expecting response."Nine Nigerian businesses have been looted [...]

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    South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa legalises marijuana use

South Africa’s constitutional court has decriminalised the private use of marijuana.The ruling came after a provincial high court in 2017 held that the use of cannabis in private space should be allowed because laws against it were inconsistent with the country’s constitution.The state appealed to the constitutional court, which upheld the high court’s findings.“It will not be a criminal offence [...]

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    20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

20,336 people murdered in S’Africa in one year

Bheki Cele, South African minister of police, has disclosed that 20,336 murders were recorded in the country from 2017 to 2018 period.According to NAN, Cele said South Africa is close to being a war zone while commenting on the trend."Never again can we come here to give such statistics. It cannot be that South Africans are put under such fear, such [...]

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    South Africa slips into recession

South Africa slips into recession

South Africa is currently experiencing a “technical recession,” after the country’s statistical bureau said real gross domestic product (GDP) decreased by 0.7 percent in the second quarter of the year (Q2 2018).The nation’s GDP had decreased by 2.6 percent (revised from 2.2 percent) in Q1 2018.A technical recession happens when a country experiences two quarters of negative growth consecutively.It is [...]

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    Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

Theresa May to visit Nigeria on Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit three African countries, including Nigeria, on Wednesday.According to a statement by the UK government, May will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja and also spend time in Lagos, where she is expected to visit victims of modern slavery.She would also visit Kenya and South Africa.The visit comes at a time the UK [...]

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    Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

South African authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel suspected of carrying illegal arms.According to Herald Live, authorities discovered explosives on board the vessel in the course of operations at the Port of Ngqura, just off the coast of Port Elizabeth.The illicit cargo was said to be headed for Nigeria and US, the report said.The explosives and weapons — reportedly [...]

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    Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Falana: 121 Nigerians killed in S’Africa yet FG isn’t proactive

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, has criticsed the federal government for allegedly not taking steps to end the extrajudicial killing of Nigerians in South Africa.In a statement on Sunday, the lawyer said the government “has not gone beyond the regular condemnation” of the killings while also accusing the South African government of inaction.At least 121 Nigerians are reported to have [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari hosts South African president at Aso Rock

PHOTOS: Buhari hosts South African president at Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday received Cyril Ramaphosa, his South African counterpart, in Abuja.Both men held a meeting and addressed the media afterwards.Below are photos of the visit:Photo credit: Sunday Aghaeze [...]

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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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