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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.

NairasMore revelations have been made at the ongoing trial of bankers involved in the re-circulation of mutilated currency notes meant for briquetting running into over N8 billion, as the court yesterday was told how some of the suspects allegedly purchased properties in South Africa, invested in several housing estates and fuel stations in Nigeria, and operated fat accounts domiciled in local commercial banks.

boko-haram-COMBATANTSKANO (Nigeria) Boko Haram fighters killed several people and destroyed dozens of homes in a raid on a town in northeast Nigeria's Borno state, local residents, a vigilante and the military said on Sunday.

Scores of Islamist militants in trucks and on motorcycles stormed the town of Gubio, 95 kilometres (60 miles) by road north of the state capital, Maiduguri, on Saturday night.

President Jacob Zuma

All South African schoolgoers will have to learn the African Union anthem, President Jacob Zuma announced at the Africa Day celebrations on Sunday.

“Starting today every school, church or community, choirs and individuals must practice the African Union anthem, so that we can sing [it] at all our important gatherings and celebrations,” Zuma told the crowd at the Africa Day celebrations, which took place at the University of Pretoria’s Mamelodi campus.

Minister of Defence Mapisa-NgakulaJohannesburg - Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has issued a stern warning to South African mercenaries battling Boko Haram in Nigeria that they face serious consequences for their actions.

mandela-washingtonABUJA- The U.S. Embassy has selected 40 Nigerians to participate in the Mandela Washington Fellowship Program for Young African Leaders in 20 top U.S. universities, for a period of six weeks.

Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, U.S. Ambassador James Entwistle, congratulated the beneficiaries on their selection.

President Jacob ZumaPRESS RELEASE

President Jacob Zuma will lead the country's inaugural Africa Day celebrations on Sunday, 24 May 2015, in Mamelodi, Pretoria.

Africa Day is celebrated annually within the African continent to mark the formation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU)

Several shops owned by foreign nationals were looted. Picture: Gallo ImagesSeveral shops owned by foreign nationals were looted and three burned down in Petrus Steyn, Free State police said on Tuesday.

Spokesman Sgt Mmako Mophiring said the violence started after a section of the community held a meeting on Monday in Mamafubedu township. It was not clear what the meeting was about.