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Nigeria holds off on new talks with MTN

Published in Business
Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:51

MTN Head Office NigeriaNigeria will hold off new talks with South Africa's MTN over a $3.9 billion fine for missing a deadline to disconnect unregistered SIM card users until Parliament concludes a probe, its communications minister said on Wednesday.

Igbo Language of Nigeria gains official recognition in S.A.

Published in News
Thursday, 21 April 2016 08:02

Department of Education Recorgnises IgboThe recent decision by the Gauteng Department of Education to have all registrations into schools in the province done online was received with mixed feelings by many parents.

Late Onyendu Ndigbo South AfricaIt is we heavy heart that we announce to the general public the demise of HH Frank Maduabuchi Ifeanyichukwu - Onyendu Ndigbo South Africa (Traditional Leader of Igbos in South Africa) after a protracted illness.

oscarp01Paralympian Oscar Pistorius's plea for parole is postponed yet again. The South African sprinter, charge with five-years imprisonment for the murder of model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, may remain in jail for another month or so due to the delay.

Nigerians protesting gross corruption in GovernmentMr Nimram Longbap-Longs, the President of Arewa, a socio-cultural Nigerian group in South Africa, on Thursday urged Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari in the fight against corruption.

Longbap-Longs told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bloemfotein, South Africa, that the fight against corruption should not be left to the president alone.

MiningAlhaji Sani Shehu, the President, Miners Association of Nigeria, on Wednesday said five countries had declared interest to invest in Nigeria’s mining sector.

Ten persons quarantined in Nigeria over Ebola scare

Published in News
Friday, 09 October 2015 06:47

Medics at an Ebola quarantine site Photo: EPA/AHMED JALLANZOABUJA - Ten people have been quarantined after coming into contact with a patient with Ebola-like symptoms in the southern Nigerian city of Calabar, officials said on Thursday, a year after the country was declared free of the deadly disease.

Enyama quits Super Eagles

Published in Sports
Friday, 09 October 2015 06:37

Vincent Enyeama Credits Getty ImagesABUJA - Nigeria’s most capped international Vincent Enyeama has quit international football after a meeting with top officials of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in Belgium on Thursday.

Malusi GigabaHome Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba on thirdsay asked foreign students studying in South Africa to stay on after graduation.

“We want to make it easy and straightforward for those students who are interested in staying in South Africa after graduating to do so. We are developing proposals in this regard which we will announce soon‚” he said in a prepared speech to an International Students Dialogue on International Migration in Johannesburg on the date.

Ajulo and Onovo CREDITS Punch NigeriaPresident Muhammadu Buhari during the week shifted public discussion on the polity to the ministerial list he submitted early in the week to the senate. The President submitted the list of the would-be ministers to the senate for screening four months after he was elected.