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Official: More Kebbi women accessing antenatal care services

Dalijan Primary Healthcare Centre, Gwandu Local Government Area of Kebbi is recording massive turn out of pregnant women for antenatal care services, says the Facility Head, Mr Auwal Sani.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Xenophobia: South African president Cyril Ramaphosa booed at Robert Mugabe’s memorial

Earlier the South African president had received a lukewarm applause when his arrival was announced at the Rufaro Stadium where the memorial service was being held.

Xenophobia: Senator Ohuabunwa condemns attacks on Nigerians, others

Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has strongly condemned the rising wave of xenophobic attacks by South Africans against foreigners in their country, saying Nigerians did not deserve the ill treatment from South Africans.

African leaders ‘sacked from office’ since 2010

Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, whose death was announced on Friday, was on a long list of African leaders forced from power since 2010.
President Ramaphosa has prioritised land redistribution as he seeks to win public support ahead of election next year [Themba Hadebe-AP]

Xenophobia: President Buhari’s envoy meets South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa today

President Muhammadu Buhari’s special envoy, the Director-General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ambassador Ahmed Abubakar, has arrived in Johannesburg and is expected to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa.
Adams Oshiomhole

Xenophobia: APC urges President Buhari to go on the offensive against South Africa

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday came hard on the South African government, accusing it of backing the wave of xenophobic attacks on Nigerians and other Africans in the rainbow nation, and asked the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to take steps to immediately nationalize telecommunications giant, MTN.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Xenophobia: Nigeria must sue South Africa – Femi Falana

Human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN, on Wednesday asked the Nigeria’s Federal Government to sue the South Africa government and demand compensation for Nigerian victims of the xenophobic attack in the country.

How Nigerians were affected in latest attacks in South Africa – Mission

Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no Nigerian died but over 50 vehicles and other property worth millions of dollars owned by Nigerians were vandalised, burnt or stolen, in fresh attacks.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

APC berates ‘conspiracy of silence’ by South Africa’s ruling ANC

The All Progressives Congress has strongly condemned the recent South African xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals, particularly Nigerians, their property and businesses.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Xenophobia: South African leaders responsible for cowardly act – APC

Nigeria’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party has said that South African leaders cannot be exonerated from the spike in xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and other foreign nationals in their country.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 50 percent women in his new cabinet, a first for Africa's second biggest economy.

Ramaphosa asks court to seal some documents in legal battle

Lawyers for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa have asked a court to seal financial records held by the country’s corruption watchdog because they were obtained unlawfully, online news site Times Live reported on Friday.
Murders in South Africa’s gang-ridden areas continued to rise over the weekend despite the deployment of troops, authorities said.

Killings unabated in South Africa’s gangland despite army presence

A total of 46 people were murdered over the weekend, with 21 shootings, 20 stabbings and five murders by other causes in Cape Town and other areas in the Western Cape Province where gang attacks have been spiraling out of control.
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UN, EU train 2,115 on reproductive health in Kebbi

The European Union (EU) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have trained 2,115 mothers in four local government areas in Kebbi to boost Maternal Newborn and Child Health Care in the State.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

Jacob Zuma pulls out of South African graft inquiry – lawyer

Former South African president Jacob Zuma on Friday withdrew from testifying to an inquiry into state corruption under his rule, citing biased treatment and harsh questioning.
[file] Former South African president Jacob Zuma appears at the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Durban on April 6, 2018, during for a brief preliminary hearing on corruption charges linked to a multi-billion dollar 1990s arms deal./ AFP PHOTO / POOL / Nic BOTHMA

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma gets death threat

Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday said he had received a death threat after his testimony the previous day to an inquiry on corruption.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2018 former South African president Jacob Zuma stands in the dock of the High Court of Pietermaritzburg during his hearing over 16 corruption charges. A public inquiry opened in South Africa on August 20, 2018, probing alleged corruption under scandal-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, who is accused of overseeing widespread graft during his nine-year reign. The inquiry, which could take two years to deliver its findings, is set to hear evidence of allegations that Zuma let ministries and government agencies be plundered for private gain in a scandal known as "state capture". / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Phill MAGAKOE

Jacob Zuma to make first appearance at South Africa corruption inquiry

Former South African president Jacob Zuma will be questioned at a public inquiry into state graft on Monday, a dramatic fall from grace for a politician who has cast a long shadow over the country’s politics for the past decade.

South Africa’s Jacob Zuma to face corruption inquiry

Former South African, President Jacob Zuma, appeared before a commission of inquiry on Monday, to respond to damning testimony accusing him of widespread corruption in the country’s leadership.
Election watchdogs last month ruled that only two parties, both allied to President Patrice Talon, met toughened conditions of admissibility under new electoral laws.

Oppositions urge Benin Republic president to resign

The Alliance for Sustainable Democracy in Africa (ASDA) has called for Benin Republic President Patrice Talon’s resignation, saying he has lost the trust of the people.

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Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for robotics competition in South Africa

The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
Ibrahim Shekarau

N950 million fraud: You have case to answer – Court tells Senator Shekarau, two...

The Federal High Court sitting in Kano on Monday, struck out the no-case submission filed by the former governor of Kano State, Ibrahim Shekarau, challenging his alleged N950 million money laundering trial.
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Institute: Ranches will address farmers-herders conflicts, insecurity

The Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA) on Monday advocated for the creation of ranches in states to permanently address farmers/herders conflicts and drive agricultural development in the country.

Fire engulfs Unity Bank’s head office in Lagos

The head office of Unity Bank on Victoria Island, Lagos State has been gutted by fire.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Man jailed for robbing policeman

An Oredo Magistrate Court has sentenced an 18-year old boy, Chetamu Ominyi, to five months imprisonment for assaulting and stealing the cell phone of a policeman, Sergeant Danguma Abdul.