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    Falconets qualify for 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Falconets qualify for 2016 FIFA U-20 World Cup

Nigeria’s U-20 women’s team, Falconets, earned a ticket to the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup after a 1-0 win against South Africa in Johannesburg on Sunday.Falconets thus qualified for the tournament 3-1 on aggregate and will be one of Africa’s two flag bearers at next year’s championship in Papua New Guinea.Nigeria dominated the early exchanges and it was [...]

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    S’African police officers caught killing suspect

S’African police officers caught killing suspect

South African police officers who killed a suspected robber by shooting him in the head as he lay on the ground have handed themselves in after a surveillance video of the act was broadcast.The footage released over the weekend by The Sunday Times newspaper shows a uniformed member of the South African Police Service (SAPS) shoot the unidentified man in [...]

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    S’African govt ‘in talks with NCC’ over N1.04tr fine

S’African govt ‘in talks with NCC’ over N1.04tr fine

South African government officials met with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) over the N1.04 trillion fine imposed on MTN.According to Reuters, the meeting was aimed at reviewing the decision, which threatens MTN’s existence in the Nigerian economy.“The federal government at the presidential level is holding a meeting with MTN and the NCC. The main thing on the agenda is the [...]

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    ‘Six killed’ in fresh attack in Maiduguri

‘Six killed’ in fresh attack in Maiduguri

Six persons lost their lives during an early morning attack in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state on Friday.Abdulkadir Ibrahim, spokesman of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), confirmed the attack, saying 17 persons sustained injuries in the incident.PRNigeria, an agency that disseminates information for the government, said a suicide bomber carried out the attack.“The explosion was carried out by a [...]

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    Zimbabwe, South Africa qualify for women’s Olympic football

Zimbabwe, South Africa qualify for women’s Olympic football

Zimbabwe beat Cameroon 1-0 in the second leg of their Olympic qualifier in Harare to book a place at Rio 2016.Rudo Neshamba's strike 8th minute into the match was enough to send Zimbabwe to Brazil. The tie finished level at 2-2 on aggregate, but Zimbabwe qualified on the away-goals rule.Interestingly, it is the first time that any Zimbabwe team has [...]

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    Pistorius to be released Tuesday

Pistorius to be released Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic and Paralympic star, who was given a five-year jail sentence after being found guilty of killing Reeva Steenkamp, his girlfriend, will be released on Tuesday.Pistorius is to be released on correctional supervision, or house arrest."The board approved the placement of offender of Oscar Pistorius under correctional supervision as from 20 October 2015,” the South African department [...]

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    Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

Falconets to play South Africa for U-20 World Cup place

The U-20 women national team, Falconets, will face South Africa in the final qualifying round for the 2016 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup finals.Nigeria, the reigning world vice champions, earned passage into the final qualifying round on Saturday after a 2-0 defeat of their counterparts from Democratic Republic of Congo in Abuja, for a 4-1 aggregate win.On their part, South [...]

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    South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

South African King gets 12-year jail sentence

Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, a king from Nelson Mandela's Thembu ethnic group, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a series of charges including kidnapping, assault and arson.He was accused of kidnapping a woman and her six children, setting their home on fire and beating up four youths, one of whom died, because one of their relatives had failed to [...]

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    Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

Super Falcons drop in FIFA ranking

The Super Falcons of Nigeria experienced the biggest drop by ranks in the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women’s World Ranking for the month of September.The African champions have dropped nine places in the global rankings and now occupy the 38th position but remain the best team in the continent.They are expected to slide further in the next ranking after an abysmal outing at [...]

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    African Games: Lot favours Ghana over South Africa

African Games: Lot favours Ghana over South Africa

Ghana (Women) and Burkina Faso (Men) emerged luckier during the drawing of lots for places at the semis of the ongoing 11th African Games Brazzaville 2015.Ghana were picked ahead of South Africa whilst Burkina Faso got the nod over Sudan at the brief ceremony held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at the Kintele Sports Complex.Banyana and Ghana finished joint-second in [...]

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    New human-like species discovered in South Africa

New human-like species discovered in South Africa

Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of new human-like species in a burial chamber deep near Johannesburg in South Africa.Researchers said the new discovery of 15 partial skeletons made up of 1,550 separate parts were unearthed during a mammoth excavation project which began in November 2013.They said the fossil, largest single discovery of its type in Africa, was funded by [...]

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    Mandela’s grandson charged for rape

Mandela’s grandson charged for rape

Mbuso Mandela, one of the grandsons of South African legend, has appeared at a Johannesburg court over an allegation of rape.He was accused of raping a 15-year-old at a restaurant, in the Greenside area of Johannesburg, over a week ago.He allegedly grabbed her as she entered a toilet.South Africa's Daily Sun quoted spokesman of the victim’s family as saying the [...]

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    Stolen car returned to owner after 22 years

Stolen car returned to owner after 22 years

A dogged police investigator has helped Derick Goosen, a South African businessman, recover his car 22 years after it was stolen.Goosen got a surprising call from warrant officer Kwakwa Ntokola two weeks ago about a grey 1988 Toyota Corolla, the Afrikaans newspaper Beeld reported.Goosen had reported the car stolen back in 1993 but it turned up only last year when police [...]

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    Synagogue church must be prosecuted for building collapse, coroner rules

Synagogue church must be prosecuted for building collapse, coroner rules

An inquest instituted by the Lagos state government into the collapse of a guest house owned by the Synagogue Church of All Nations has indicted the church for negligence.The guest house collapsed in September 2014, killing 114 people, many of them South Africans, who travelled to Nigeria for the church’s service in Lagos.The inquiry sat for months and set July 8 [...]

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    Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

Xenophobia: S’African policemen vow to protect foreigners

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Wednesday said the country’s police has pledged to protect Nigerians and other foreign nationals from xenophobic attacks.The pledge followed the recent xenophobic attacks against foreigners in Steinkopf, Northern Cape Province of the country.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the union, told NAN in Pretoria, South Africa, that the provincial police commander in the area gave [...]

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    Buhari: Those accusing me of locking them up… I have been locked up too, so what?

Buhari: Those accusing me of locking them up… I have been locked up too, so what?

President Muhammadu Buhari wants those accusing him of imprisoning them during his days as a military ruler to know that he was also kept behind bars for more than three years.Speaking at a meeting with Nigerians in South Africa at the end of the African Union (AU) summit in Johannesburg, the president said the country has remained one because of the [...]

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