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South African Special Force in a training sessionJohannesburg (AFP) - The United States embassy in South Africa on Tuesday issued a rare "terrorist threat" warning to US interests in the country, and advised its citizens to be on heightened alert against attack.

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The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina says Nigeria is an African economic powerhouse that has a critical role to play in the growth of the continent's economy.

Oba Okunade Sijuwade A revered monarch in south-west Nigeria, the Ooni of Ife, has been buried after thousands attended his funeral. Traditional rites to honour Oba Okunade Sijuwade - a king of the Yoruba ethnic group in Nigeria was committed to mother earth on Friday the 14th of August at the city of Ife.

A Nigerian train coach named after former president, Goodluck JonathanPresident Muhammed Buhari yesterday demanded an explanation from the ministry of finance on the over $1billion foreign loans obtained by the immediate past administration for rail projects but diverted to other purposes.

Specifically, he frowned at the diversion of a substantial part of the loan of $1.005 billion from the Chinese Exim Bank, which was obtained for the construction of a standard gauge rail line linking Lagos to Kano.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, U.S. congresswomen, Frederica Wilson , left, Sheila Jackson Lee, right, speak during a press conference at the U.S embassy in Abuja Nigeria. Wilson and Jackson Lee said Nigeria’s #BringBackOurGirls campaign must hold every single newly elected official responsible for the freedom of scores of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists more than 15 months ago. (AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga)Minneapolis, United States — A MEMBER of the United States House of Representatives, Hon. Frederica Wilson (D, Florida) has said that Nigerians and indeed the mass media, should henceforth, put more pressure on their overpaid elected representatives at the national and state assemblies to find the missing 219 Chibok girls and end the Boko Haram insurgency.

Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu appointed by President Buhari as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu appointed by President Buhari as the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
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South African First LadySouth African media is awash with headlines that the First Lady, Nompumelelo ­Ntuli-Zuma, has allegedly admitted to knowing about a plot to ­poison the President (her husband).

Former President Thabo Mbeki paid a visit to Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu. Photo: Benny GoolCAPE TOWN - Former president Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital on Thursday.

“The archbishop and his family were very moved by the support he has received over the past few weeks from people across the world‚” his daughter‚ Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu said.

Shellfish growing on the wing of the debris/ Ludovic Lai-YuInvestigators in Toulouse, France, will start examining a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island to determine whether the numbers found on the object correspond with the Malaysian Airlines jet that mysteriously vanished in March 2014.

The two-meter-long fragment, a wing component called a flaperon, was found Wednesday on a beach on Reunion Island, which is east of Madagascar and more than 3,500 kilometers from where the Boeing 777 was last tracked.

MEND CombatantsThere was palpable tension yesterday in the nine states of the Niger Delta region following the decision of the foremost ex-militant leader, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo known along the creeks and waterways of the region as Tompolo to summon ex-militant generals to a meeting in Bayelsa State under the Movement for the Enmancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND).

Dead BodyThe president of Nigeria Union in South Africa, Ikechukwu Anyene, on Thursday, decried the killing of a Nigerian in Hillbrow, Johannesburg.

A Nigerian, Nonso Odo, 30, from Amangwu-Nkwerre, Imo state, was allegedly tortured to death by South African Police officers on Thursday.

President BuhariThe Federal Government has obtained a $2.1 billion credit from the World Bank to rebuild the North-East zone devastated by the jihadist group, Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari announced this in Washington DC, United States, Wednesday.

Mr. Buhari is currently in the U.S. on a four-day official visit where he has discussed bilateral issues with President Barack Obama and other U.S. officials.