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People arrested during the controversial operations being herded to a security vanCape Town -About 44 African foreigners arrested last weekend during an Operation Fiela swoop will be deported.

Government spokeswoman Phumla Williams said 37 others arrested “without the necessary documentation” had been released.

South Africa Visa samplePort Harcourt - The South African High Commissioner to Nigeria, Louis Mngani, says visa office established in Port Harcourt is to boost operations between Nigeria and South Africa.

In a statement signed by Opubo Inko-Tariah, the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity of the High Commission, Mngani made the remark at the inauguration of the South African e-visa office in Port Harcourt on Thursday.

French police secure the entrance of the Air Products company in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon, southeastern France, June 26, 2015. PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/GETTY IMAGESA volley of terror attacks has struck across three continents, leaving dozens dead in Tunisia, Kuwait and France, just days after the militant group Islamic State issued a call to arms for the holy month of Ramadan.

Near-simultaneous attacks targeted tourists at a hotel resort in Tunisia and Shia worshippers in a mosque in Kuwait, and, reportedly, a delivery company boss at a factory in France.

Gay rights supporters celebrate after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry, outside the Supreme Court building in Washington (Reuters)The Supreme Court today ruled that gay marriage should be allowed across the entire United States, settling once and for all what had been one of America's most divisive social questions.

The landmark ruling from America's high court means that all states, even in the deeply conservative South, must allow same-sex couples to marry.

Goodluck Jonathan presenting his hand over notes to the President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Chambers, State House, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi AdeshidaABUJA – THE immediate past Minister/Deputy Chairman National Planning Commission (NPC) Dr. Abubakar Olanrewaju Sulaiman, Tuesday faulted claims by President Muhammadu Buhari that his administration met an empty treasury.

Suleiman said the former administration as at May 29 left behind the sum of US$2billion, adding that the sum would have been higher if not the governors insistence on sharing the fund.

BUHARI-090President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the Chief of Defence Staff and the Inspector- General of police to dismantle all military check points nationwide.

The order was handed down to the Defence Chiefs when the President had a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Defence at the State House.

President Muhammadu BuhariNigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who took office last month, said his government is facing severe financial strain from a Treasury that’s “virtually empty” and billions of dollars in debts.

The government is under “so much pressure” that it’s unable to even regularly pay some state workers, Buhari told reporters on Monday in the capital, Abuja. “This is the bad management that we find ourselves in.”

PISTORIUS3402Johannesburg - The parole of convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was confirmed by the correctional services department on Monday.

"The acting national commissioner of correctional services Mr Zach Modise has confirmed that the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) of Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre,

A Nigerian boy at an anti-corruption rallyAbuja — President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption crusade appears to have taken off in earnest barely a week after assuming office with a stern warning to ministers not to dabble into approving payments for contractors.

tb-joshua22A huge birthday celebration is set to be held in South Africa on Friday 12th June as Nigerian 'Prophet' TB Joshua turns 52.

An announcement posted on Joshua's official Facebook page revealed that award-winning US Gospel Artist Vashawn Mitchell would be among those performing at the event.

Nigeria's Senate in sessionABUJA.The Senate yesterday passed the Sexual Offences Bill which approves life imprisonment for gang rape, 10 years for incest, another 10 years imprisonment for child pornography and a fine of N2 million as well as 14 years jail term for any other form of sexual offences committed in Nigeria.

Nigerian Youths at a GatheringThe Federal Government said in Abuja on Thursday that it would soon unveil a comprehensive National Youth Empowerment Programme anchored on the model provided by the NYSC scheme.

President Muhammadu Buhari made this known at the swearing-in of the 2015 Batch A, Stream II Corps members.

Buhari was represented by Mr John Chukwu, the Permanent Secretary of the Federal Capital Territory.