Saturday, November 17, 2018

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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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    You must not kill Nigerians, Zuma tells South Africans

You must not kill Nigerians, Zuma tells South Africans

President Jacob Zuma of South Africa says the killing of Nigerians by South Africans must stop.The high rate of killings has been very worrisome. Just last week, two Nigerians were allegedly killed by South African police. Five Nigerians who sustained injuries in the attack were still in the hospital as of Friday.Speaking in Owerri, Imo state capital, during a two-day [...]

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    Five Nigerians in hospital after ‘attack by South Africa police’

Five Nigerians in hospital after ‘attack by South Africa police’

At least five Nigerians landed in the hospital after being allegedly brutalised by policemen in South Africa. According to NAN, Adetola Olubajo, president of the Nigeria Union in South Africa, disclosed this on Thursday.The development comes a day after some policemen in the country reportedly killed Olamilekan Badmus, a 25-year-old native of Ogun state.Olubajo said the Nigerians in the hospital lived in the [...]

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    Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

Nigeria protests ‘disturbing’ killing of its citizens in South Africa

The Nigerian mission in South Africa says it has protested the killing of Nigerians to the government of that country.Two Nigerians were recently killed by the South African police for allegedly being in possession of drugs.On August 30, Kingsley Ikeri, from Imo state, was allegedly killed by the police at Vryheid town, in KwaZulu Natal province while being interrogated for [...]

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    South African policemen ‘kill yet another Nigerian’

South African policemen ‘kill yet another Nigerian’

Policemen in South Africa have allegedly tortured Clement Ofoma, a Nigerian based in the country, to death.The Nigerian community in South Africa confirmed the killing on Wednesday, saying it occurred at Springs town, near Johannesburg.Ofoma, 35, a native of Obosi, Idemili North local government area of Anambra, was a businessman based in the town.According to NAN, Toewry Ofoma,  a South African [...]

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    South Africa bans Jonathan’s former PR manager

South Africa bans Jonathan’s former PR manager

Bell Pottinger, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s public relations manager, has been blacklisted by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) of South Africa.Powerbase, a guide to PR and communications activities of governments, listed the firm as working for Jonathan in the build-up to the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria. Bell Pottinger is also said to be the firm that helped Margaret Thatcher [...]

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    South African police ‘kill another Nigerian’

South African police ‘kill another Nigerian’

Kingsley Ikeri, a businessman from Imo state, has been killed in Vryheid town in Kwazulu Natal province, according to to the Nigeria union in South Africa.Ikeri, 27, was reportedly killed on Wednesday.Bartholomew Eziagulu, chairman of the union in the province told NAN, that the businessman was allegedly tortured to death by police officers.Eziagulu said the police used plastic bag to [...]

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    FG: Why we’re yet to recover $15m arms funds seized by South Africa

FG: Why we’re yet to recover $15m arms funds seized by South Africa

The federal government says it is yet to retrieve the $15m arms funds the South African government seized from the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan due to "multiplicity of diplomatic engagement".On September 5, South African authorities seized $9.3m cash belonging to the Nigerian government before seizing another $5.7m about one month later, claiming both funds were intended for the illegal purchase of arms.Speaking at a [...]

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