A 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.
‘The Ghana must go’ saga: Gospel truth about Nigeria's purported deportation of Ghanaians in the 80'sWritten by Sunny-Unachukwu John
There 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.
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.
South 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 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.
Xenophobia: Nigeria's President-Elect Saddened, Supports Jonathan's efforts to take care of affected NigeriansWritten by SANIGERIANS.COM ADMIN
South 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.
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.