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Mmusi MaimaneA part-time pastor is the man tipped to become the first black leader of South Africa’s biggest opposition party on 10 May and take the fight to the African National Congress (ANC), which has governed the country since the end of apartheid.

Mmusi Maimane is widely expected to take over as head of the Democratic Alliance (DA), following a vote by delegates at a party congress in the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.

Some of the Chibok girls' gathering to receive information about their missing schoolmates. May 5 2014 APNigeria's military has rescued 234 more women and children from a forested area of northeasternNigeria controlled by Boko Haram extremists who have kidnapped hundreds of girls in recent years, the Nigerian defense ministry said Saturday.

Minister Jeff RadebeJOHANNESBURG - Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe on Tuesday said South Africa still has "very cordial" relations with Nigeria in the wake of a diplomatic row which has now resulted in the suspension of a Nigerian official.

Ambassador Aminu WaliThe Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, on Tuesday said there was no need for Nigeria to recall its diplomats from South Africa in protest of the xenophobic violence there.

The decision to recall Nigeria’s acting High Commissioner in Pr

GhanaianS going home after being kicked out in retaliation by Nigeria/BBCThere are many things one can accuse Nigeria of, but being xenophobic is not one. Since the ugly occurrences of violence against immigrants reared its head in South Africa, a lot of uninformed political commentators especially from South Africa have refrained from calling the disturbances what they really are and proffering solutions without trying to justify such actions by somehow drag Nigeria/ns into the mess by accusing them of having once expelled Ghanaians.

ZumaNigeriaApr162015The Federal government has denied recalling its High Commissioner in South Africa over the ongoing xenophobic attacks.

There were earlier reports that Nigeria has recalled its High Commissioner in South Africa following calls by federal lawmakers that the presidency should recall the envoy for consultations.

Nigerian and South African PresidentsSouth Africa remains committed to maintaining friendly relations with Nigeria after Abuja recalled its ambassador to Pretoria in the wake of attacks on immigrants, the department of international relations said on Sunday.

Acting High Commissioner Martin Cobham and Deputy High Commissioner Uche Ajulu-Okeke were asked to return to Nigeria for consultations in the latest sign of African countries' discontent over South Africa's handling of attacks on foreigners.

INEC Ballot boxINEC had deployed three National Commissioners and three Resident Electoral Commissioners to beef up the human capacity of the commission for the polls, assuring that the election will be peaceful, free and fair.

Security has also been beefed up in the three states where the governorship election of April 11 was declared inconclusive by the electoral body after collation of some results.

General Muhammadu Buhari Nigeria's President-ElectThe Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government in its efforts to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.

US DollarsSouth Africa has indicated her willingness to return the more than $15 million seized from some Nigerians last year in a move aimed to please the country's new president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.

This is contrary to claims allegedly made by South African ambassador to Nigeria, Lulu Mnguni, that the money seized by the South African government had been released to Nigeria.

Representative at the Nigerian National ConferenceA change of government usually brings with it, a corresponding change in the status quo in a sane society. I have pondered endlessly with the idea of the 2014 Nigerian National conference going to waste both in financial and time basis.

Nigeria's President Elect. Gen. Muhammadu BuhariDear Compatriots,

In the past few months that I have traveled round this country on campaigns, I have experienced the sheer beauty of our diversity. From Port Harcourt to Kano, from Abeokuta to Gusau, I experienced first-hand the daily sufferings and struggles of our people. I also experienced the overwhelming desire of our people for change.

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