Thursday, March 19, 2020

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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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South African police officers to face trial over ‘killing’ of Nigerian

South African authorities would soon arraign its police officers over the alleged killing of Ibrahim Badmus, says Godwin Adama, Nigeria’s consul general in South Africa. Badmus,  a 25-year-old Nigerian student in the Southern Africa country, was killed in October 2017 during a police raid in Vaal near Johannesburg The killing of Nigerians in South Africa has been on the increase in recent times. Adama, [...]

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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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How two ‘shocking’ errors cost Nigeria dearly at South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup

It was the first World Cup on African soil. Expectations was high on the likelihood of Nigeria making history and winning the 2010 for the first time in South Africa.   South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup was predicted to be the edition to bring glory to the African continent.   Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana and Senegal had performed well in the previous editions of [...]

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South African ‘interfering’ with prosecution of son who ‘assaulted’ Nigerian national

Sizakele Nkosi-Malobane, a South African lady, has reportedly blocked the arrest of her son who “assaulted and intimidated” Williams Okpara, a Nigerian in the country. The development is said to have created anxiety in Gauteng — the province the incident happened — with Nigerians in that part of the country plotting a protest. Sunday World reports that Nkosi-Malobane — referred to as [...]

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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 Wednesday At 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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Nigeria, South Africa to lose dominance of Africa’s economy by 2030

Nigeria and South Africa’s largest economies by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are set to lose their economic dominance of the continent by 2030. According to the Euromonitor International in its report titled - Shifting Market Frontiers Megatrend: Africa Rising, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Mozambique are set to record the fastest growth in real GDP terms, with growth rates that are well above [...]

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‘Goodbye Winnie!’ – South African anti-apartheid icon laid to rest

Thousands of mourners gathered in South Africa’s Soweto township on Saturday to bid farewell to anti-apartheid heroine Winnie Madikizela-Mandela in a funeral ceremony that united the nation as people from various political divides celebrated her life. Madikizela-Mandela’s death on April 2 at the age of 81 after a long illness was met by an outpouring of emotion across the country, with [...]

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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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