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Ethiopian, Nigerian asylum seekers celebrate Mandela

Published in News
Friday, 19 July 2013 10:48

Nigerians and_Ethiopians_cleaning_Streets

Ethiopian and Nigerian asylum seekers who had settled in South Africa fleeing persecution and conflict in their own countries cleaned streets in Johannesburg to pay tribute to a figure widely praised as ‘a father of Africa’.
“In this country, Mandela is the reason all of us blacks are free, so that’s why we love him as the first citizen,” said Kennedy Uzondu, 30, a Nigerian trader who has lived in South Africa for three years.

The United Nations declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2009 and it was celebrated with speeches from figures such as former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Beverly OsuBBA The Chase: Nigeria’s BBA Rep In Sex Scandal With Angelo

The mood was more than somber in both the Ruby and Diamond Houses following Sunday's dramatic evictions.
As the reality of Natasha and Selly's emotional departure slowly sunk, the Nigerian BBA representative Beverly Osu and South Africa’s representative Angelo, took their flirting to the next level, cameras captured Angelo fingering and kissing Beverly.

A Mandela Tribute Garden for Nigeria

Published in News
Friday, 19 July 2013 10:16

GardenThe whole wide world is stark awake, day and night, waiting for the Mandela hour. But there's no escaping the fact that even in life or death Mandela trumps all. It is indeed with bated breath that the global village looks ahead to the great one's 95th birthday on July 18. Of course that date has been universally fixed as Nelson Mandela International Day, or Mandela Day for short. The epochal day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, and the first UN Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010.

Nigeria recall Ameobi for Mandela Challenge

Published in Sports
Friday, 19 July 2013 09:48

shola-ameobi-EaglesThe Newcastle United forward makes a return to the Super Eagles that will face Bafana Bafana in August in honour of the former South African president

Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi has recalled Shola Ameobi to the squad that will play in the Nelson Mandela Challenge against South Africa on August 14 in Durban.

The Newcastle United forward recently became available to the team again after resolving a clause in his contract that made him unable to represent Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations in January.

South Africa celebrates Mandela's 95th birthday Thursday

Published in News
Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:14

mandela1South Africans prepared for celebrations and charity work as a way to commemorate the birthday of former president Nelson Mandela, who turns 95 on Thursday in a hospital where he has been for weeks for a lung infection.

"It is obviously more significant now because of his medical condition," said Noor Nieftagodien, an associate professor from the University of Witwatersrand. "Previously, his birthday embodied our democracy, but it's profoundly more important now."

Nigerian UniverityThe Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Jos state Chapter, said Nigerian students pay about $3billion as tuition fees to study in African Universities every year.

The ASUU Chairperson, Dr. David Jangkam flung by his Secretary, Dr. Noel Wannang and other members of the executive disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the ASUU secretariat in Jos, on Tuesday over the ongoing ASUU strike, and the conduct of the Post UMTE Screening by
the Administration of University of Jos,

According to him, “Nigerian Scholars are migrating to other African countries in their numbers, paying about 3 billion dollars annually as tuition fees and other charges in other African Universities.

ChimamandaNigerian author , Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, will be awarded the Heartland Prize for fiction in celebration of her most recent novel “Americanah.” A 2008 MacArthur Foundation “genius award” recipient, Adichie writes about issues of identity, displacement and dislocation. Her work has been translated into thirty languages and has appeared in various publications such as The New Yorker and the Financial Times.

Thomas Dyja will be honored with the Heartland Prize for non-fiction for “The Third Coast,” a cultural history of his hometown of Chicago. Originally from Chicago’s Northwest Side, Dyja comes at the American experience from a unique angle, looking at mid-century Chicago when so much of what is considered truly American – McDonald’s, Playboy, Great Books – was born. He elucidates this profound impact on America and also speaks to the waning of post-war creativity in Chicago.

Ifeanyi Ubah's campaign train visit to South Africa

Published in Events
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:52

ifeanyi ubahIfeanyi Ubah’s Labour Party Gubernatorial candidacy train hit South Africa. On Saturday 13th July 2013, The Charismatic Anambara State Governorship candidate had a town hall meeting with Anambrarians, and other Nigerians resident in South Africa. After when his campaign team proceeded to visit and campaign at Cape Town and Durban.  In attendance were several Nigerian community leaders including Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa leadership, Igbo States Union leadership in South Africa and Igbo community traditional leaders in South Africa.

Keshi Turns to Anichebe

Published in Sports
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 21:23

anichebeThe Big Boss has turned back to the Everton frontman in order to fix some of the offensive failings so apparent at the Confederations Cup

The Super Eagles’ failings during the Confederations Cup were plain for all to see.

Despite thrashing Tahiti and performing admirably against Uruguay and Spain, Nigeria’s sojourn to Brazil provoked a response of frustration and, at times, anguish.

Stephen Keshi’s side were eliminated at the Group Stage, but everyone knew that things could have been so much better.

Shola Ameobi targets World Cup with Nigeria

Published in Sports
Monday, 15 July 2013 22:44

Shola AmeobiNewcastle striker Shola Ameobi has set his sights on playing for Nigeria at next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Ameobi is available again for Nigeria after the removal of a clause in his club contract that stopped him playing at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Capped only once, the 31-year-old is eager to make up for lost time.
"It would be incredible for me to represent Nigeria again. And to help them qualify for the World Cup would make it extra special," he said. Every player is looking to play at the World Cup. I think we've got every chance of qualifying