Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "South Africa"

    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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    PHOTOS: Ecstasy as Falconets seal World Cup place in spectacular style

PHOTOS: Ecstasy as Falconets seal World Cup place in spectacular style

Nigeria's Falconets completed a double over the Basetsana of South Africa to qualify for their ninth FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.They pummelled the visitors 6-0 in the second leg of the final round of the qualifiers to pull through 8-0 on aggregate.The team, managed by Christopher Danjuma, took control of the game early on and went ahead after seven minutes [...]

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    South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

South African policemen remanded in prison over death of Nigerian

The South African policemen responsible for the death of Ebuka Okori, a Nigerian, have been remanded in prison.Okori was allegedly killed by two members of the South African Police Service (SAPS), on Friday.Abike Dabiri-Erewa, senior special assistant to the president on foreign affairs and diaspora, said the Nigeria consulate in South Africa confirmed the arrest of the officers in a statement.The consulate [...]

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    ANC ‘may force’ Zuma to resign

ANC ‘may force’ Zuma to resign

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is under mounting pressure to quit, and in weeks he may be forced to step down.The News 24 website said the party’s executive meeting on Saturday had decided that Zuma must leave office, but that no exact timeline had been agreed.“We will have a new president in the coming weeks,” it quoted one unnamed party [...]

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    Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Emeka Okori, a 27-year-old Nigerian based in South Africa, is the latest victim of the killings in that country.Bartholomew Eziagulu, chairman of the Nigerians in Kwazulu Natal province of South Africa, told NAN that the victim was a native of Umunze in Orumba north local government area of Anambra state.He quoted a witness sa saying two police officers in mufti [...]

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    Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Falconets defeat S’Africa, inch closer to WC qualification

Nigeria's U20 female team have secured a 2-0 victory over their South African counterparts.The game was the first-leg encounter of the final qualifying round of the FIFA U20 Women's World Cup.Rasheedat Ajibade put the Falconets ahead with a sublime finish on the half-hour mark.The Falconets proved too strong in the midfield and were untroubled by South Africa's Basetsana.With 10 minutes [...]

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    Four Nigerians in ‘critical condition’ after fresh attack in S’Africa

Four Nigerians in ‘critical condition’ after fresh attack in S’Africa

The Nigerian community in South Africa says four members are in critical condition in the hospital while some shops have been burnt in renewed attacks by South Africans.Paul Nwanedo, chairman, Nigerian Union, North West Province chapter, told NAN that the attacks against Nigerians began on Sunday.He said taxi drivers in Rustenburg alleged that a Nigerian abducted and raped a 16-year-old [...]

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    Like ANC unlike PDP

Like ANC unlike PDP

After a keenly contested election yesterday, Africa National Congress(ANC), the largest and leading political party In South Africa, announced Cyril Ramaphosa as the new leader of the party as well as possible Presidential hopeful in 2019. Is there any semblance between ANC and People Democratic Party (PDP) of Nigeria? There may be a lot as they both recently held their [...]

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    Premium Times wins Global Shining Light Award

Premium Times wins Global Shining Light Award

Premium Times, Nigeria’s investigative website, emerged the overall winner of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJN) in Johannesburg, South Africa.A two-part story by the newspaper - ‘Inside the Massive Extrajudicial Killings in Nigeria’s South-East‘‎ and ‎’How the Onitsha Massacre of Pro-Biafra Supporters was Coordinated’ - was adjudged the best.‎The award, which drew a record 211 submissions from 67 countries, was [...]

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    Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians ‘killed in S’Africa within 48 hours’

Two Nigerians have reportedly been killed within 48 hours in South Africa.A source close to the Nigerian community in the country told NAN that the first victim — Ikechukwu Edmond, aged 40 — was allegedly killed on November 11 while the second — Eluka Agu — was allegedly bitten to death on November 13.The source said the Edmond, a businessman [...]

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