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Three Nigerians injured in fresh xenophobic attacks in South Africa

Three Nigerians are among other foreign nationals who on Tuesday suffered from fresh xenophobic attacks on foreigners in different locations of Witbank, Mpumanlaga Province, South Africa, the Nigerian community has said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a speech during the International Arctic Forum in Saint Petersburg on April 9, 2019. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Moscow woos Africa with cash, security

Russia President Vladmir Putin says Moscow will encourage African countries to table their own development proposals for discussion during the inaugural Russia-Africa Summit that opens on Wednesday October 23.
CHAN Eagles Head Coach Imama Amapakabo said his team showed improvements after two poor outings against Togo in recent weeks, but also admits they could have done better on Saturday to get the result.

Imama Amapakabo optimistic as Olympic Eagles resume training ahead U-23 AFCON title defence

Coach Imama Amapakabo has put behind the pains of the Super Eagles B failure to secure the 2020 CHAN ticket, and has now focused on the Olympic Eagles’ title defence at the 2019 U-23 AFCON billed for Egypt next month.
England’s head coach Eddie Jones attends a warm-up session before the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup quarter-final match between England and Australia at the Oita Stadium in Oita on October 19, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU - AFP)

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo wouldn’t do what rugby players do – England coach

England coach Eddie Jones contrasted what he said was rugby’s down to earth attitude with that of football superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi as he lauded All Blacks boss Steve Hansen ahead of Saturday’s blockbuster World Cup semi-final.
Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami wrecks S/Africa after India enforce follow-on

India subjected South Africa to the ignominy of a follow-on for the second test in a row and then reduced them to 26 for four wickets in the third and final test to inch toward a series whitewash on Monday.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.
Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who is facing a string of charges including rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering is expected back in a South African court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, local media reports said.

Sexual assault: Nigerian pastor faces retrial in South Africa

Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, who is facing a string of charges including rape, sexual assault, human trafficking and racketeering is expected back in a South African court in Port Elizabeth on Friday, local media reports said.
Jo Bonfrere with former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang at the Agege Stadium Lagos

CHANQ: Jo Bonfrere faults Imama Amapakabo tactics against Togo

Former Super Eagles coach Johannes Bonfrere has slammed the tactics deployed by the U-23 head coach Imama Amapakabo against Togo during Saturday’s 2020 African Nations Cup Championship (CHAN) second leg qualifier encounter at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Jo Bonfrere with former Super Eagles assistant coach Bitrus Bewarang at the Agege Stadium Lagos

Jo Bonfrere: Why Super Eagles B failed to beat Togo on aggregate

Dutch coach, Jo Bonfrere, has hit out at home-based Super Eagles coaches in the aftermath of Nigeria’s elimination from the 2020 African Nations Championship, (CHAN) by Hawks of Togo.
Former assistant coach of Nigeria’s U23 national team Fatai Amoo has stated that coach Imama Amapakabo’s home-based Eagles team have further put themselves under pressure following the team’s consecutive defeats against Togo in two different competitions within a week.

CHANQ: Imama Amapakabo yet to recover from Eagles ouster

Super Eagles team B coach, Imama Amakapabo, is yet to recover from his team ouster from the CHAN qualifiers after the better forgotten disgraceful exit from the event.

Headies: Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage, others battle for Artiste of the Year award

Five top Nigerian artistes have been nominated in the Artiste of the Year category for this year’s Headies award
Nigeria’s aspiration at the 2019 Lagos Open International Tennis Championships suffered a major setback on Wednesday with Oyinlomo Quadre and Blessing Samuel the only players to qualify for the second round in the singles’ event.

Oyinlomo Quadre upsets Tamara Curovic to hit Lagos Open quarter

Oyinlomo Quadre became the first Nigeria female player to qualify for the quarter final of the Lagos Open International Tennis Championship in recent times, after tournament’s eight seed Tamara Curovic retired in their second round.

Nigeria’s top badminton players begin quest for Olympic points

Nigeria and Africa’s top players, Dorcas Adesokan, Anuoluwapo Opeyori, and Godwin Olofua, will begin their quest for Olympic qualification at the 2019 Egypt International tournament.

Nigerian national killed in South Africa

Amid Nigeria and South Africa seeking ways to end xenophobia in the latter’s country, the Nigerian community in South Africa has confirmed the killing of one of its members, Ikenna Otugo.
FILE PHOTO- Mulugeta Desalegn, an owner of a convenience store, or “spaza shop”, picks an item for a customer as he holds a candle, in Senaone, Soweto, South Africa March 18, 2019. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

South Africa hit by rolling blackouts as state utility struggles

South Africa was hit by rolling blackouts on Wednesday in a blow for the continent’s most developed economy as it shows signs of rebounding.
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.

South Africa ex-president Jacob Zuma to appeal graft trial

South Africa’s embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, his lawyer said Tuesday.

Report: Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic outlook uncertain as global growth teeters

Sub-Saharan Africa’s economy will accelerate going into next year but could be derailed as the world moves onto an uncertain path that could bring an end to the recent synchronized uptrend, a Reuters poll showed yesterday.

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Enugu government reiterates plans to fight insecurity

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Two Benineses arraigned for stealing employer’s property worth N36 million

Two Benineses who allegedly stole their employer’s jewelry and property worth N38 million on Wednesday appeared in an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.