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Nigeria bars Emirates Airlines flights

The Federal Government says Emirates Airlines has been included in the list of airlines not allowed to operate in Nigeria as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
TRESemme products, a Unilever Plc brand are seen on a shelf at a store in Johannesburg, South Africa. REUTERS-Siyabonga Sishi

Unilever South Africa takes further steps after ‘racist’ TRESemmé advert

The South African unit of Unilever will set up an advisory board and a diversity committee after apologising for a hair care advert which it admitted was “racist”, the consumer group said on Friday.
The logo of South Africa's Standard Bank is seen above the company's headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa, file. REUTERS-Mike Hutchings-File Photo

South African bank profits seen taking years to recover from virus hit

Coronavirus-related bad debts have set South African banks’ profits back by around a decade or more and they are unlikely to recover for at least three years, two top executives told Reuters, as the economy struggles with recession.
The Clicks advert had pictures of African hair labelled dry, dull and damaged, while an example of white hair was described as fine and flat.

South Africa’s Clicks beauty stores raided after ‘racist’ hair advert

Protesters have forced several stores of a South African health and beauty company to close, after it ran a hair advertisement they deemed racist.
Fans and loved ones of South African actress Thandeka Mdeliswa have been left in mourning after the screen star was shot dead.

South African actress Thandeka Mdeliswa shot dead

The actress who is best known for her starring role as Khanya in the SABC 1 drama series Ikani is reported to have been shot at her family home in Evander, Mpumalanga.
A South African Airways (SAA) plane is towed at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, January 18, 2020. REUTERS-Rogan Ward-File Photo

Ethiopian Airlines in rescue talks with South African Airways – official

Ethiopian Airlines is in talks over possible involvement in the rescue of flagship carrier South African Airways (SAA), the head of the airline told Reuters on Friday.
Rangers attacking midfielder Joe Aribo and six other players hit Super Eagles camp in Uyo ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers double-header against Benin Republic and Lesotho. 14

Garba Lawal: Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies good for Super Eagles

Former Super Eagles player Garba Lawal has stated that the two friendlies in line for the Super Eagles is good for the team’s development.
Mr Adetola Olubajo, President of of NUSA, said in a statement from Pretoria on Wednesday that the COVID-19 deaths were for Gauteng Province alone, adding that it was yet to get figures from eight other provinces in South Africa.

NUSA: 11 Nigerian nationals die of virus infection in South Africa

The Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) says that 11 Nigerians have so far died of COVID-19 in that country.
Paul Rusesabagina, who was hailed as a hero for saving fellow Rwandans, was detained and paraded before the news media in handcuffs in Kigali on Monday. Clement Uwiringiyimana-Reuters

Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his daughter asserts, while a video shared by Rwandan authorities allegedly backing his arrest on suspicion of terrorism was challenged by his foundation.
Shoppers leave the Shoprite store in Daveyton, South Africa May 23, 2018. REUTERS-Siphiwe Sibeko

Shoprite challenges order stopping assets transfer

South African retail company, Shoprite Checkers (PTY) Limited, has filed an application seeking the discharge of the mareva injunction stopping it from transferring its assets.
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 African president to appear before ruling party’s integrity commission

South African president Cyril Ramaphosa will appear before the governing African National Congress party’s integrity commission over controversial campaign donations, the deputy secretary of the ruling party said on Sunday.
COVID-19 - Coronavirus

Global coronavirus cases surpass 25 million

Global coronavirus cases surged past 25 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, as India marked a worldwide record for daily new cases in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The products come in different brands. They include Air Doctor, Virus Buster, and Personal Air Sanitiser. They also come in different colours such as red, green and blue, newsmen can report.

NAFDAC disowns Air Doctor, other ‘virus blockers’

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has disowned Air Doctor and other products that are marketed as capable of blocking COVID-19 from infecting the wearers.

Electricity consumers to pay full tariff from mid-2021

Power distributors have received approval to collect an average of 87.9 per cent of the recently increased electricity tariff from consumers across the country in the first six months of 2021.
Victor Osimhen is looking forward to coming up against Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the Serie A this season.

Victor Osimhen: Why I snubbed Premier League clubs for Napoli

New Napoli signing, Victor Osimhen, says he turned down the opportunity of playing in the English Premier League for Serie A because he felt Napoli was the best choice for him.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje: We defeated coronavirus with prayers

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, at the weekend disclosed that the state was able to defeat COVID-19 with daily prayers and supplications.
Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Neo, on Sunday morning warned Ozo to leave Nengi alone.

#BBNaija: Neo warns Ozo to leave Nengi alone

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija, housemate, Neo, on Sunday morning warned Ozo to leave Nengi alone.