Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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    Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Nigeria warns South Africa, says further attacks may have dire consequences

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and the diaspora, says further attacks on Nigerians resident in South Africa may have dire consequences. The Nigerian community in South Africa experienced two major attacks in the last one week. Ikechukwu Anyene, president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, had raised the alarm over the attacks and looting of Nigerian-owned businesses in Pretoria [...]

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    Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria, Egypt, 14 African countries for ITTF world championships

Nigeria and Egypt, table tennis powerhouses, and 14 other African countries will participate in this year’s International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) world championships in Germany. The qualification of the 16 African teams was based on their participation in the continental tournament held in Agadir, Morocco, last year. Other African countries that will join Nigeria and Egypt are Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, [...]

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    Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

Angry South Africans burn houses of Nigerians

At least 15 houses either belonging or rented by immigrants, especially Nigerians, have been burnt by angry residents in Rosettenvile, south of Johannesburg. The residents are reported to be angry that foreign nationals had turned the neighbourhood into a drug haven. According to Africa Review, some shops belonging to foreign nationals in the area were also looted on Sunday. South African residents in [...]

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    South African lawmakers exchange blows during Zuma’s address

South African lawmakers exchange blows during Zuma’s address

South Africa's parliament was thrown into disarray on Thursday when opposition MPs tried to scuttle the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. The South African president was greeted with hostility by members of the Economic Freedom Fighters' party (EFF), who chanted "thief" as he made his entrance into the chamber. Members of Zuma's party, African National Congress (ANC), attempted to [...]

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    Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

Super Eagles to battle South Africa, Libya for AFCON 2019 place

‎The fixtures for the qualification games of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon was released by Confederation of African football (CAF) on Thursday night. Nigeria, who has been absent from the last two nations cups are back in contention for a place as they are drawn in group E of the qualifiers and will compete with old foes [...]

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African soccer legends play for Mandela, Kanu foundations

The biggest football legends of African soccer will gather in Nigeria on April 8,2017 as the West African legends face the legends from Southern Africa in a fund raising match.‎ Former African footballer of the year Nwankwo Kanu, who is the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) chairman disclosed on ThursdayAfrican soccer that most of the continents best legends are ready for the [...]

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    One Nigerian killed, another abducted in South Africa

One Nigerian killed, another abducted in South Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa  on Sunday confirmed the death of a Nigerian and the abduction of another in that country. Ikechukwu Anyene, the president of  Nigeria Union, South Africa, told NAN via telephone both  incidents had  been reported to the Nigerian mission in that country. He  said on Thursday, one Victor Nnadi, a native of Orlu in  Imo state, was suffocated [...]

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    After freezing the accounts of 3m Nigerians, MMM ‘moves’ to Kenya

After freezing the accounts of 3m Nigerians, MMM ‘moves’ to Kenya

Less than 48 hours after placing a month ban on the accounts of 3 million Nigerians, Mavrodi Mondial Moneybox (MMM) has announced its presence in Kenya. The Ponzi scheme promised participants of the East African country a profit of 40% for every investment. This is higher than the 30% benefit it offered its investors in Nigeria and South Africa. “Yes, it is possible [...]

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    Stowaway found dead on Arik’s Lagos-Johannesburg flight

Stowaway found dead on Arik’s Lagos-Johannesburg flight

The lifeless body of a stowaway was found in the main wheel well of one of Arik Air’s A330-200 aircraft at the Oliver Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Ola Adebanji, communications manager of the airline, disclosed this in a statement. According to the airline, the aircraft operated the scheduled Lagos-Johannesburg flight that departed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at [...]

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    Falcons through to AWCON final

Falcons through to AWCON final

The Super Falcons of Nigeria on Tuesday defeated Banyana Banyana of South Africa 1-0 to advance to the final of the ongoing 10th edition of African Women Cup of Nation (AWCON) in Cameroon. Nigeria survived a big scare by the South Africans who dominated most part of the game especially the first half but failed to make their superiority count. It was [...]

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    2 white South Africans arraigned for ‘forcing’ black man into a coffin

2 white South Africans arraigned for ‘forcing’ black man into a coffin

Two white South African men appeared in court on Wednesday in Middleburg (South Africa) on charges of assault and kidnapping after a video showed them forcing a wailing black man into a coffin. The prosecutor said the 20-second video, which was widely circulated on social media, showed Victor Rethabile cowering inside a coffin, as one man pushes a lid on his [...]

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ITTF confirms Nigeria, 26 others for World Junior Championship

The world table tennis ruling body – International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed Nigeria and 26 others for this year’s World Junior Championships holding in Cape Town, South Africa. In the list of participating countries released by ITTF for the tournament scheduled for November 30 to December 7, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Algeria including host – South Africa would represent [...]

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    I am not afraid of going to jail, says Zuma

I am not afraid of going to jail, says Zuma

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa on Saturday said he was not afraid of being jailed over the release of an anti-corruption report critical of him. Thousands of protesters called for the president to resign after the 355-page probe was released and some opposition politicians said Zuma should face criminal charges. But addressing supporters since his first public appearance since investigators documented [...]

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    South Africa withdraws from ICC, says ‘we’re incompatible’

South Africa withdraws from ICC, says ‘we’re incompatible’

South Africa has withdrawn from the International Criminal Court (ICC) — a year and a month after it filed a notice to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, documents show. A UN spokesperson declined to confirm receipt of the document, dated October 19 and signed by Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s minister of international relations and cooperation. "The Republic of South Africa has found that its [...]

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    Despite recession, IMF projects Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy – by far

Despite recession, IMF projects Nigeria as Africa’s largest economy – by far

Despite Nigeria facing its worst economic recession in 29 years, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected the country as the biggest economy in Africa — ahead of South Africa and Egypt. In August 2016, Nigeria was reported to have lost its spot as Africa’s biggest economy to South Africa, following the recalculation of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). “A recalculation using current exchange [...]

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    Fowler asks African leaders to grant autonomy to revenue agencies

Fowler asks African leaders to grant autonomy to revenue agencies

Tunde Fowler, executive chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), has appealed to leaders on the continent to grant autonomy to revenue authorities. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Tax Administration Forum and International Monetary Fund (ATAF-IMF) in Cape Town, South Africa, Fowler said the future of tax administration in Africa is bright. He said autonomy would enable revenue authorities [...]

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