Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "South Africa"

    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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    Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Mugabe’s wife facing assault charge in South Africa

Grace Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s first lady, handed herself to the South African police on Tuesday and will be charged with assault after reports that she attacked a young woman, Gabriella Engels in Johannesburg.Fikile Mbalula, the police minister earlier told reporters that 52-year-old Grace, a possible successor to her husband, 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, had cooperated with the police.South African media said [...]

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    The beauty in democracy

The beauty in democracy

Just three days ago, President Jacob Zuma of South Africa survived a critical political action that could have put an abrupt end to his presidency.Many had predicted that Zuma, embroiled in massive allegations of corruption and abuse of position, would fall on a banana peel in the latest attempt to oust him from office via a secret poll in the [...]

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    IMF: Nigeria to grow faster than South Africa in 2018

IMF: Nigeria to grow faster than South Africa in 2018

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) projects that Nigeria's economy will grow at a faster pace than the South African economy in the 2018 fiscal year.According to its World Economic Outlook (WEO) for July 2017, the IMF said Nigeria will grow at 1.9 percent in 2018, while South Africa will only climb by 1.2 percent.In 2016, the Nigerian economy contracted by [...]

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    I don’t believe in resignation, says Rohr

I don’t believe in resignation, says Rohr

Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr says his philosophy is against resignation.Rohr told TheCable that there is no truth in stories making the rounds that he intends to resign.The Super Eagles gaffer was reported to be leaning towards an exit over an alleged attempt by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) technical committee to vet his team list after the shocking [...]

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    Nigeria drop to 39th in latest FIFA world ranking

Nigeria drop to 39th in latest FIFA world ranking

The Super Eagles have dropped one spot down from 38 to 39 in the new FIFA world ranking published on Thursday.But Nigeria maintained its fourth position on the continent.Egypt remain first in Africa but also dropped from 20th to 24th in the world while Senegal maintained the 27th spot.Cameroon, Nigeria's next World Cup qualifier opponent, also dropped from 32nd spot to [...]

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    Here are the winners and losers of a broken Nigeria

Here are the winners and losers of a broken Nigeria

This nightmare ends. We wake up to a new morning in segments of the contraption (apologies to Obafemi Awolowo) that was once called Nigeria. The nation we used to  know had broken up into three, four or ten pieces.The night before, the Hausa/Fulani insisted that he feeds the Nigerians down south with his tomatoes, yams and cattle. He says without [...]

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    South African church bars blacks

South African church bars blacks

The Afrikaanse Protestante Kerk church in Orania, South Africa, on Sunday barred two black journalists from attending service in the church.The journalists, who were on an assignment and decided to attend a Sunday service before returning to Pretoria were intercepted by a church leader, identified Theunis Oukamp and told “the church is only for whites”.Orania is an Afrikaans-only South African [...]

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    South African community withdraws quit notice given to Nigerians

South African community withdraws quit notice given to Nigerians

The Nigeria Union in South Africa said on Thursday that one of the communities that gave Nigerians quit order had rescinded it.Ikechukwu Anyene, president of the union,  told NAN on telephone from Pretoria that a meeting was held by the union and the community as well as the police to resolve the issue.“A meeting was held at Klaafontein community, extension 5, Johannesburg, and [...]

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    Nigeria-South Africa recessions: What Africa’s biggest economies must learn

Nigeria-South Africa recessions: What Africa’s biggest economies must learn

BY JAPHETH OMOJUWA If the rest of Africa expect Nigeria and South Africa to chart a pathway and provide some sort of economic leadership, they would have to look elsewhere for the time being. Africa’s two biggest economies, with a combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of nearly $800 billion are both in recession at the same time, for the first time [...]

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