Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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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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    Nigerian embassy ‘handling’ quit notice issued by South African communities

Nigerian embassy ‘handling’ quit notice issued by South African communities

The Nigerian mission in South Africa on Friday said it has intervened in the alleged quit order given to Nigerians by two communities in that country.Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s acting high commissioner in South Africa, told NAN that the mission was on top of the situation.Cobham said that he had engaged in processes to nip in the bud whatever crisis or [...]

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    Nigerians ordered out of South African communities

Nigerians ordered out of South African communities

The Nigeria Union in South Africa on Wednesday accused two communities in the country of asking Nigerians to quit their territories.President of the union, Ikechukwu Anyene, said the Kuruman community in Northern Cape province gave Nigerians till Thursday to leave the place.Anyene also said the Klaafontein community, extension 5, Johannesburg, has also directed landlords not to renew the rent of [...]

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    Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Eagles’ defeat: Dalung charges technical committee to be in sync with coaching crew

Solomon Dalung, minister for youth and sports, has tasked the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to ensure that the technical committee of the federation is in synergy with the coaching crew of the Super Eagles.Dalung gave the charge on Tuesday while meeting with the technical committee of the NFF in Abuja, following the 0-2 loss of the Super Eagles to Bafana [...]

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    We will frustrate Nigeria and shut their fans up, says S’Africa’s coach

We will frustrate Nigeria and shut their fans up, says S’Africa’s coach

Ahead of the AFCON qualifying match against Nigeria, Stuart Baxter, South Africa's coach, says the home fans in Akwa Ibom will be key to the outcome of the encounter.The Super Eagles have only lost once in twelve games against South Africa but Baxter believes his team can triumph if the Eagles are unable to have their way in the first 20 [...]

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