Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "South Africa"

    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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    Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Onazi: Victory over S’Africa key to our World Cup, AFCON aspiration

Midfielder Ogenyi Onazi, who will lead Nigeria against South Africa on Saturday, says the game is crucial to the Super Eagles' qualification for the African Cup of Nations and the World Cup.The Bafana Bafana will face the Eagles on the turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom."It is a big game, and we are one for the [...]

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    Nigeria move up two places in new FIFA ranking

Nigeria move up two places in new FIFA ranking

The Super Eagles of Nigeria moved two spots up from 40th to 38th in the latest FIFA world rankings published on Thursday.Nigeria also moved up from last month's fifth position to fourth on the continent.Egypt and Senegal also rose in the ranking, to 20th and 27th respectively.Cameroon moved a spot up from 33rd to 32nd in the world and third [...]

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    Zuma appoints first female head of South Africa’s court of appeal

Zuma appoints first female head of South Africa’s court of appeal

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has appointed justice Mandisa Maya as the president of the Supreme Court of Appeal, the president’s office said on Friday, making her the first woman to occupy the position."Her appointment to the position elevates her to the third highest position in the Judicial Branch, after the Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justice of the Republic," [...]

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    S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians — almost three months after ejecting 97

S’Africa deports 90 Nigerians — almost three months after ejecting 97

The South African government on Friday deported 90 Nigerians for committing immigration-related offences.Joseph Alabi, the spokesperson of the Lagos Airport police command, confirmed the development to NAN.Alabi said the deportees, who are all men, landed at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at about 3.30pm.He said they were brought back to Nigeria aboard a South African Airways aircraft with registration [...]

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    IMF backtracks, says South Africa’s economy will grow faster than Nigeria’s

IMF backtracks, says South Africa’s economy will grow faster than Nigeria’s

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has reviewed it stance on the economy of South Africa, for the 2017 fiscal year, stating that the economy will grow by one percent.Earlier in the year, the IMF said Nigeria and South Africa, the largest economies on the continent will grow at a pace of 0.8 percent for 2017.However, after its Article IV consultation [...]

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    Two Nigerians beaten mercilessly in South Africa

Two Nigerians beaten mercilessly in South Africa

Two Nigerians accused of selling drugs to students were beaten mercilessly by a mob in South Africa.According to Ugo Ugbaje, a Nigerian based in South Africa, the incident occurred at Kuruman northern cape area of the country, on Friday.Ugbaje shared photos of the attacks on his Facebook page, saying the victims would have died if the police had not intervened."May God save [...]

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    Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

Two Nigerians shot dead in South Africa

Two Nigerians have been shot dead in the Western Cape province of South Africa.Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the Nigeria union in South Africa, disclosed this to NAN via telephone from Cape Town.He said the deceased were shot by yet to be identified assailants.“Mr Ernest Ughakwesili, 42, native of Nkpor, Idemili north local government area of Anambra state, was shot in [...]

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    Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Chinedu Eze, a 35-year-old Nigerian, has been shot dead in the western Cape province of South Africa.The Nigeria Union in South Africa confirmed the killing on Thursday, blaming it on a Somalian.Mike Ibitoye, chairman of the union in the province, told NAN on telephone from Cape Town, that Eze was shot during an argument over a cell phone.He also said [...]

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    World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

World Bank: Nigeria, South Africa, Angola still largest economies on the continent

Despite impressive growth in seven countries across Africa, the World Bank says Nigeria, South Africa and Angola, remain the largest economies on the continent.In its new Africa’s Pulse, a bi-annual analysis on the state of African economies, conducted by the World Bank, economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa rebounded in 2017 after registering the worst decline in more than two decades in [...]

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    South African mob kills two Nigerians

South African mob kills two Nigerians

After weeks of assault on Nigerians, which led to destruction of property and severe injuries, aggrieved South Africans have finally killed two Nigerians.While Martins Cobham, Nigerian high commissioner to South Africa, confirmed the death of a Nigerian mechanic identified as Razak Ajao, Ralph Nwachukwu, a Nigerian in South Africa, said another Nigerian was also killed on Thursday.Both incidents happened in [...]

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    Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Super Eagles move up to 40th spot in FIFA rankings

Nigeria moved up one place from 41st to 40th position in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday.In Africa, Nigeria moved two spots up from 7th to 5th.Cameroon slipped a spot down from 32nd to 33rd and third behind Egypt and Senegal on the continent.Algeria slipped 14th places down from 40th to 54th while Zambia slipped seven spots down from 90th [...]

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    Zuma fires finance minister despite widespread opposition

Zuma fires finance minister despite widespread opposition

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s President, has fired the country's finance minister Pravin Gordhan.According to a statement issued on Thursday by the president's office, Gordhan will be replaced by Malusi Gigaba.Earlier this week, the president recalled Gordhan from planned events in the United Kingdom.Deputy finance minister, Mcebisi Jonas, was also replaced with Sfiso Buthelezi."I have directed the new ministers and deputy [...]

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