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The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB invests $50m equity in AFC

The African Development Bank on Wednesday announced a $50m equity investment in African Finance Corporation.
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South Africa set to start e-visa system to attract more tourists

South Africa will start the piloting process for an online e-visa system later this month in a fresh bid to attract more tourists, according to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Eight South African police officers on trial over death of Nigerian national

Eight South African police officers have appeared before the Pretoria High Court for the alleged killing of a Nigerian.
The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, organised by the African Development Bank, began today in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will end on 13 November.

Africa Investment Forum opens in Johannesburg today

The second edition of the Africa Investment Forum, organised by the African Development Bank, began today in Johannesburg, South Africa. It will end on 13 November.

Air Peace acquires new aircraft to boost operations

Nigerian airline Air Peace has acquired a B737-800NG to boost its domestic and regional operations in line with its expansion plan.

South Africa arrive for U23 Afcon with 12 players

South Africa arrived in Egypt on Tuesday for the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations, which begins on Friday, with just 12 players

Consulate confirms murder of Nigerian in South Africa

The Consul General of Nigeria in Johannesburg, Mr Godwin Adama, has confirmed the murder of another Nigerian, Mr Chikamso Ufordi, in South Africa.
Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Former minister decries standard of living in Onitsha

Former minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, has decried the standard of living in Onitsha, proposing that the creation of an Area Planning Commission will help make the city a modern one comparable to Kigali, Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Another Nigerian killed, two others injured in South Africa

Odefa Ikele, the national spokesperson of Nigerian Union South Africa, made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos.

Air Zimbabwe resumes South Africa flight after settling debt

South Africa has reinstated permission for Zimbabwe's national airline to fly into Johannesburg after the company was banned from using SA airports over unpaid fees.

Air Zimbabwe banned from South Africa for failing to pay fees

South Africa has stopped Zimbabwe's national airline from using its airports over unpaid fees, the country's airport management company said Thursday.

South African Airways, Comair return grounded planes to service

South African Airways (SAA) and Comair began returning grounded planes to service on Wednesday a day after safety regulators flagged maintenance problems.
Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter.

PDP South Africa chapter commends party’s national leadership

Ahead of the November governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states, Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter, has urged the party’s leadership to work hard to ensure that it won.

General Buratai seeks media support in fight against insurgency

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has urged the media to continue to support the Nigerian Army in its effort to rid the country of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa during the visit of President Buhari to Pretoria

Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari says anti-migrant attacks ’embarrassment’ for Africa

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday denounced recent xenophobic violence in South Africa as an "embarrassment" for the continent, as he wrapped up a state visit.
President Muhammadu Buhari and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, have agreed to set up a committee to address the issue compensation to victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, it was learnt on Thursday. 1

Xenophobia: South Africa, Nigeria mend relations, sign 30 trade deals

South Africa and Nigeria signed 30 trade and cooperation agreements on Thursday, weeks after a wave of violence against Nigerian nationals in Johannesburg and Pretoria had strained relations between Africa’s top two economies.
President Muhammadu Buhari held bilateral meetings with President Patrice Talon of Benin Republic and President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa 1

Presidents Buhari, Ramaphosa to discuss safety of Nigerians in South Africa

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to begin a three-day State Visit on Oct. 3 to South Africa, where he is expected to discuss the safety of Nigerians still living in that country with President Cyril Ramaphosa.

South Africa grants Air Peace rights to operate daily flights

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Monday that the South African government had granted Air Peace’s request to commence commercial flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Over 300,000 job seekers have applied for the 5,000 vacancies advertised by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

NDLEA confirms arrest of wanted drug dealer in Imo

The Imo State Command of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has confirmed the arrest of one Uzochi, an alleged notorious drug dealer in the state.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has disclosed that the State Government is in the process of acquiring an estimated 32,000 hectares of farmland for rice cultivation in seven states.

Lagos governor urges corps members to be open minded

Corps members posted to Lagos State have been told to make their service year a learning period by being open minded.
The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigeria Ladies Golf: Ugandan Nakalembe wins opening round

The 2019 Nigeria Ladies Golf Open Championship teed off on Wednesday at the IBB International Golf and Country Club in Abuja, with Ugandan Irene Nakalembe dictating the pace.

Nigerian woman pleads guilty to drug trafficking

A Nigerian woman pleaded guilty today to leading a conspiracy to import more than five kilograms of cocaine, as well as to her role in a separate bank fraud scheme, and to making false statements relating to fraudulent claims submitted to Medicaid for reimbursement.
Japan's Emperor Naruhito smiles as he heads to the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Emperor Naruhito will declare Tuesday he had ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne at the palace.

Japan’s emperor to perform thanksgiving rite with Sun Goddess

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will on Thursday perform an elaborate and secretive ritual dating back 1,300 years, giving thanks to the Sun Goddess Amaterasu as part of his enthronement rites.