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ANC member Lindiwe Zulu reacts as she waits for the election results during the 54th National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa December 18, 2017. REUTERS

South Africa will not have universal basic income grant this year – minister

South Africa will not implement a universal basic income grant until at least March, Social Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said in an interview on Friday, rolling back a pledge to have it ready by October.
Andrew Mlangeni speaks about his close friend, former South African President Nelson Mandela, during an informal meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly to commemorate Nelson Mandela International Day at the United Nations headquarters in New York July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Andrew Mlangeni dies at 95

South African anti-apartheid campaigner Andrew Mlangeni, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela in 1964 after a treason trial, has died at the age of 95.
Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela, has died aged 59, local media reported Monday.

ANC: Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, has died

Zindzi Mandela, whose mother was anti-apartheid activist, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, rose to international prominence when she read out Nelson Mandela’s rejection of then-president P.W. Botha’s offer for freedom in 1985.
Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela, has died aged 59, local media reported Monday.

Nelson Mandela’s youngest daughter passes on at 59

Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela, has died aged 59, local media reported Monday.

Akinwumi Adesina: I’ve not violated AfDB’s code of ethics

The President of the African Development Bank, AfDB, Dr Akinwumi Adesina, has reiterated his confidence in the integrity of the Bank, saying that he has not violated the Code of Ethics of the bank.
The protagonist of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, says that the on – going struggle for an independent Biafra is legitimate and necessary.

Biafra: Ralph Uwazuruike challenges ‘coward’ Nnamdi Kanu to return to Nigeria

The Ralph Uwazuruike-led Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has described the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu as a coward, challenging him to come back to Nigeria.
The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has passed on at the age of 87.

South African anti-apartheid veteran Denis Goldberg passes on

The veteran South African anti-apartheid activist Denis Goldberg, who was tried alongside Nelson Mandela, has died at the age of 87.
Medical workers in a file photo. REUTERS-Marko Djurica

Cuba sends doctors to South Africa to combat coronavirus

Cuba sent 216 healthcare workers to South Africa on Saturday, the latest of more than 20 medical brigades it has sent worldwide to combat the coronavirus pandemic, in what some call socialist solidarity and others medical diplomacy.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has announced that the state government will give free foods to residents of the state.

Cross River releases N79 million for micro projects

The Cross River State Government has commenced the disbursement of N79 million to activate the implementation of 21 micro projects across some communities in the state as part of multi-sectoral intervention to Covid-19.
The world’s two largest oil exporters came to a resolution at an expanded Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) emergency meeting which was held through a video conference.

OPEC+ meeting adopts new measures to stabilise oil market

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, and non-OPEC Meeting has taken far-reaching decisions, targeted at achieving stability in the global market.

Nigeria approves new uniform for correctional service

The Federal Government has approved new uniform for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to reflect its new name.
A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.

‘Uber Eats’ goes local to find niche in South African food fight

A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.

President Buhari: Nelson Mandela’s legacy should inspire African leaders on leadership

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the legacies of former South African President, Nelson Mandela, should continue to inspire African leaders on the need to make sacrifices for the good of their countries.
Bill Cosby has blasted the case that landed him in prison, insisting it was a sham orchestrated by prosecutors.

Bill Cosby sex assault verdict upheld

Bill Cosby lost his bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday, as an appeals court upheld the verdict in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Former Chief of Naval Staff Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (Rtd), has broken silence on his position on the incarceration of the late Moshood Abiola, winner of June 12, 1993 Presidential election annulled by the former military president General Ibrahim Babangida and the arms deal allegation that led to his retirement from the military.

Rear Admiral Alison Madueke states why General Abacha hated MKO Abiola in new book

A former Chief of Naval Staff, Rear Admiral Alison Madueke (retd.), says the late Head of State, Gen. Sani Abacha, felt embarrassed when the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, MKO Abiola, was given a Presidential treatment during the inauguration of South African President, Nelson Mandela.

American University coaches take scholarship offers to Lagos

Talented secondary school students based in the Lagos metropolis and beyond will, this month, have a rare opportunity of playing themselves into universities in the United States of America, with full scholarship offers from two coaches from God’s Own Country.
South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate, is back in hospital due to a “stubborn infection,” his foundation said on Wednesday.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu hospitalised due to ‘stubborn infection’

South African Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, a prominent anti-apartheid activist and Nobel laureate, is back in hospital due to a “stubborn infection,” his foundation said on Wednesday.
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Rugby: South Africa blitz England to win third World Cup

South Africa stunned pre-match favourites England 32-12 with a brutally effective forward display to win their third World Cup in Yokohama on Saturday.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson discussed telecoms security with US President Donald Trump as he prepares to announce if Britain will use China’s Huawei in its 5G networks, officials said Saturday.

Huawei will stop producing Kirin chipsets on September 15

Huawei will stop making its flagship Kirin chipsets next month, financial magazine Caixin said on Saturday, as the impact of U.S. pressure on the Chinese tech giant grows. U.S. pressure on Huawei’s suppliers has made it impossible for the company’s HiSilicon chip division to keep making the chipsets, key components for mobile phone, Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Unit was quoted as saying at the launch of the company’s new Mate 40 handset.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila on the floor, moving a bill on the Repeal of Quarantine Act, 2004 at plenary yesterday at National Assembly Abuja. . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan. 2

House of Reps uncovers abandoned power projects worth over N156 billion

The Federal House of Representatives, in it’s oversight function, has uncovered many power projects, put together at the cost of N156 billion, that are being abandoned or are yet to be completed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).

Biafra group warns Miyetti Allah against operating security outfit in South-east, South-south

The Biafra Nations Youth League, BNYL, on Saturday, warned Miyetti Allah Kautal Haure not to allow the Fulani Security group to operate in the Southeast and Southsouth to avoid bloody confrontation by both groups.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 4

Governor El-Rufai: South should produce next President

Barely a week after President Muhammadu Buhari’s closest ally and nephew, Malam Mamman Daura, spoke against zoning of presidency ahead of the 2023 election, Kaduna Governor Nasir El-Rufa’i has said the next President should come from the South.
The Lagos Waste Management Authority on Saturday said plans had been concluded to decommission its Olusosun and Solous landfill sites. The Managing Director of LAWMA, Dr Muyiwa Gbadegesin, said in a statement that the decommissioning was due to urban encroachment and increased human activities around the areas.

LAWMA arrests 13 cart pushers for environmental laws violation

Mr Ibrahim Odumboni, Acting Managing Director, Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), said the authority arrested 13 cart pushers and seized 29 carts for violating environmental laws of the state.