Friday, January 18, 2019

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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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    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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