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HRW: Foreigners ‘live in constant fear’ in South Africa

Foreign nationals in South Africa suffer “routine” harassment, violence and discrimination by locals and government authorities, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday.
South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.

South Africa bids farewell to Nelson Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos

South Africa on Thursday bade farewell to George Bizos, the “hero” anti-apartheid lawyer, who represented Nelson Mandela at his trial for treason, at a state funeral filled with emotional tributes.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan advocates election grading system in Commonwealth nations

A former Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has advised Commonwealth member-nations to adopt a grading system for elections towards improving the quality of elections, promoting democracy and strengthening institutions.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa visits the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment facilities at the NASREC Expo Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa April 24, 2020. Jerome Delay-Pool via REUTERS-File Photo

President Ramaphosa: South Africa to ease virus restrictions amid improving epidemiological situation

President Cyril Ramaphosa said South Africa would ease a number of coronavirus-related restrictions amid “gradual, but steady, decline in new infections, hospitalisations and deaths” and move to alert level 1.
Doctors in South Africa, the continent’s coronavirus epicenter, expected to be busy as the virus ravaged its way across the Rainbow Nation. But one type of doctor is seeing an unexpected boom in demand: plastic surgeons, who say that the combination of lockdown-imposed isolation and South Africa’s world-class medical technology is causing a rush of people who are quietly changing their appearance.

South African doctors see boom in cosmetic surgery demand

Doctors in South Africa, the continent’s coronavirus epicenter, expected to be busy as the virus ravaged its way across the Rainbow Nation. But one type of doctor is seeing an unexpected boom in demand: plastic surgeons, who say that the combination of lockdown-imposed isolation and South Africa’s world-class medical technology is causing a rush of people who are quietly changing their appearance.
President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) at an election victory rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, on May 12, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

South Africa relax virus lockdown restrictions

South Africa will move to lockdown alert level 1 from midnight on Sunday, 20 September. President Cyril Ramaphosa made the announcement during a live address to the nation on Wednesday evening.
The logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is seen during a news conference in Santiago, Chile, July 23, 2019. REUTERS-Rodrigo Garrido

IMF to disburse $1 billion to Angola to address virus crisis

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday said it would disburse 1 billion dollars to Angola to address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man in police net for allegedly defrauding U.S. based lover

A 43-year old man, Sylves­ter Ehiarinmian, has been nabbed by the Police for allegedly defrauding his United States-based lover of her property and worth US$25,000.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

South Africa to open up for international travel from October 1 – president

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday the country would open its international borders selectively for travel and tourism from Oct. 1, bringing much needed relief to a sector largely dependent on high-spending foreign tourists.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses supporters of his ruling African National Congress (ANC) at an election victory rally in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 12, 2019. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings

Coronavirus graft scandals fuel South Africans’ anger with ruling ANC

A spate of corruption scandals during the COVID-19 pandemic has further fuelled some South Africans’ frustration with the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party and its failure to tackle graft despite renewed promises from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund.

Nigerian government seeks bankers’ partnership to ravamp economy

The Federal Government is seeking the partnership of the banking sector in its efforts to revamp the ailing economy occasioned by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Nigeria earns N350 million yearly from sports – minister

The Nigeria Premier Basketball League, NPFL, and their likes will become major indexes driving the Nigerian economy when the new national sports policy is ratified and accented to by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement has back Nigerian U23 striker David Okereke to end goal drought when they face Anderlecht at Jan Breydel Stadium on Sunday.

Nigerian striker tests positive for coronavirus

Paul Onuachu of Genk and Samuel Kalu of Ligue 1 club Bordeaux also tested positive for Covid-19, but the duo have since recovered and already back in action for their respective team.
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Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu will deliver needed economic transformation – APC SA

The All Progressives Congress in South Africa (APC SÁ) has thrown its weight behind the Governorship Candidate of the party, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the Edo State Governorship Election on Sept 19.
Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.

Rangers boss expects Leon Balogun to be ready for Europa clash with Gilbratar

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed that Nigeria’s Super Eagles defender Leon Balogun will be ready for the Europa League clash with Lincoln Reds Imp of Gibraltar.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday, warned criminals seeking to exploit the nationwide coronavirus lockdown “for their own sinister ends’’.

President Ramaphosa voices concern over impact of virus on media sector

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday voiced concern over the heavy losses inflicted on South Africa’s media by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has fully recovered from coronavirus. 1

Kaduna to hold maiden international marathon race

Kaduna State Government has unveiled plans to organise the maiden edition of its international marathon race in November this year.
Workers are seen underground South Africa's Gold Fields South Deep mine in Westonaria, 45 kilometres south-west of Johannesburg, South Africa, March 9, 2017. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko-File Photo

World’s gold miners wary of production ramp-up despite price surge

The world’s top gold miners are retrenching after COVID-19 related shutdowns despite record prices for the yellow metal, with cost-conscious executives prioritizing investor returns over production growth.

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai has appointed new members of the management team and boards of some agencies, as part of continuous efforts to strengthen Kaduna State Government structures.

Kaduna to revive guidance, counselling unit in public schools

The Kaduna State Government said on Friday that it would revive guidance and counselling unit in public Secondary Schools in the state.
Akwa Ibom State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Comrade Ini Ememobong, gave the charge Friday while playing host to the Executive members of the State branch of FIDA, during a courtesy call on him in the Conference room of the Ministry.

Akwa Ibom announces dates for resumption of schools

Akwa Ibom State Government has fixed September 21 2020 for the commencement of processes for the resumption of academic activities in the state-owned university, college of education and public primary schools.
Babagana Zulum, governor of Borno state, says he is critical of the Nigerian army so that they can improve in their fight against insurgency.

Governor Zulum: Boko Haram now recruits children in Borno

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram insurgents have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.

Edo election: PDP Reps condemn ‘siege’ on opposition governors

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has condemned alleged siege on opposition governors by security agents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, ahead of Saturday’s gubernatorial election in the state.
Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020-21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.

Bayern thrash Schalke 8-0 in Bundesliga opener

Serge Gnabry hit a hat-trick as holders Bayern Munich romped to an historic 8-0 rout of Schalke on Friday in the opening game of the 2020/21 Bundesliga season behind closed doors.