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Bye Bye 8ta

Published in Business
Monday, 15 July 2013 12:59

8ta-Telkom-MobileTelkom's recent decision to brand its SIM-Sonke pre-paid product under Telkom Mobile has sounded the death knell for its 8ta brand.

Telkom Mobile recently launched it new SIM-Sonke pre-paid product, but curiously didn’t launch it under the 8ta brand.

This is despite Telkom’s statements that it was simply repositioning the 8ta brand for particular market segments, and the fact that the “8ta More” pre-paid offering appeared to be the only remaining 8ta-branded product at Telkom Mobile.

CHAN:Eagles fly over Ivory coast once more

Published in Sports
Monday, 15 July 2013 12:40

Sunday MbaJul 6, 2013

The Chan qualifier started at a slow pace though the Super Eagles dominated possession in the early minutes of the game but was sparked into life in the 14th minute when Gambo Mohammed swiveled on the edge of the box and let fly a left-footer which beat the Elephants’ goalkeeper. That was Gambo’s first goal in only his second outing for the national team.

Baresi was given the first yellow card of the match for a foul on Gomo Onduku in the 22nd minute. A solo run from Sunday Mba was cut short as Gambo ran into an offside position. Two minutes later, a long ball from Godfrey Oboabona found Ezekiel Mbah on the right wing and his first-time cross was met by a half volley from Sunday Mba and that threw the crowd into delirium.

NIGERIAN ACTIVISTS: ARREST SUDAN LEADER FOR CRIMES

Published in News
Monday, 15 July 2013 12:24

Hassan al-bashirCivil rights activists and human rights lawyers Monday demanded that Nigeria arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir and deliver him to the International Criminal Court to stand trial for crimes in Darfur.

President Goodluck Jonathan was urged "to support the demand by the international community for justice for the victims of genocide and war crimes," by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project.

Human rights lawyers are going to court to argue for an order to force the arrest, said Chino Obiagwu of Nigeria's Legal Defense and Assistance Project.

Human Rights Watch was contacting diplomats to add to the pressure. They are urging Nigeria's international partners "to signal that Nigeria should show leadership and not host ICC fugitive Bashir," said Elise Keppler of the New York-based organization's International Justice ProgrNigeria is a member of the International Criminal Court and "has international legal obligations to ensure that this country does not become a safe haven for alleged perpetrators of crimes under international law like al-Bashir," said Adetokunbo Mumuni, executive director of the rights and accountability project.

Mass graves found in Nigeria raids

Published in News
Monday, 15 July 2013 10:40

mass-graveMaiduguri - Military officials say they have uncovered mass graves of decomposing bodies, networks of underground tunnels and caches of buried arms in raids that killed dozens of Islamic extremists in Nigeria's north-eastern city of Maiduguri.

Sunday's statement about last week's raids contradicts previous military assurances that it had forced militants out of major cities and towns in a two-month-old security crackdown in three north-eastern states covering one-sixth of Nigeria.

Spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa said security forces also rescued many women and girls kidnapped by the extremists in an attack in Maiduguri's Bulabulinganaram neighborhood.

Can South Africa Help Nigeria to Industrialise?

Published in Business
Saturday, 13 July 2013 22:54

BMW DealershipThe lack of economic diversification throughout sub-Saharan Africa means that despite South Africa’s pledges to help Nigeria make the automotive sector the West African nation’s flagship industrial target, it may be difficult to do so, experts say.

Earlier this month, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced the initiative during a visit here by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

It is a move that is seen as an important milestone in inter-African industrial cooperation. However, Peter Draper, a research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, questioned whether this collaboration would develop into economic integration.

Freeing Trade Between South Africa and Nigeria

Published in Business
Saturday, 13 July 2013 22:36

JabuMabusaIf a Free Trade Area were to be negotiated between Africa’s two largest economies, South Africa and Nigeria, it would have a powerful effect on trade across the sub-continent and would challenge other countries to respond.

“In my view it would bring substantial economic benefits to both sides in terms of exports, investment, competition enhancement and, ultimately, productivity,” Peter Draper, a senior research fellow at the South African Institute of International Affairs, told IPS.

The countries have already entered into an informal agreement of cooperation. In May, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies announced during a visit to this country by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that South Africa pledged to help Africa’s most populous nation make the automotive sector the West African nation’s flagship industrial sector.

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Published in About Us
Friday, 12 July 2013 07:05

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Okwa di mpka!

Published in Announcements
Friday, 12 July 2013 06:15

ohanezeOkwa di mpka!

Ohaneze Ndigbo ji obi mwute n'asi na onwu otutu umu Igbo n'aka ndi omerekome na adighi ahu anya kemgbe abali ole n'ole n'aghahoju ha anya. Ha n'asikwa na ha agbalisigo ike ichoputa ndi nwere ike ibu na ha ma ihe kpatara nsogbu nile a, ma ha enwebeghi ike imata ndi ahu.

Ya kpatara n'Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa na ariosi onye obula nwere k'osi mara na Ndigbo g'esi tinye onu n'okwu a ma meziere ndi o g'abu n'ese okwu aririo ike ka ha biakwute Ohaneze Ndigbo k'amara k'aga esi mezie nu nsogbu a.

Ndi tinyere aka n'okwu a bu.

                                     Chief Engr Smart Okeugiri                                             Emeka Ezinteje C.
                            President Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa                     Secretary Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa

 

Osuofia in_LondonJOHANNESBURG — Nigeria turns out full length feature films at a rate second to only India. Nollywood, the movie-making industry of Nigeria - known for shoe-string budgets and lax editing - is now maturing in quality and looking to expand its reach. iROKOtv, a website that streams movies and also a DVD distributor, has just entered the South African market - hoping to gain new interest, new customers and establish a strong African foothold for Nollywood films outside of Nigeria.

At the C.C. African Shop and Supermarket in central Johannesburg, there is a stand full of iROKO-branded Nollywood movies set up next to a heavily fortified cash register.

SA's First female VP for UN Post

Published in News
Thursday, 11 July 2013 18:14

Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaNEW YORK, 10 July 2013 / PRNewswire Africa / - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, a former deputy president of South Africa and women's advocate, as the new head of the United Nations body tasked with promoting women's rights and their full participation in global affairs.

Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka replaces Michelle Bachelet, a former president of Chile who served as the first Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women (UN Women). Ms. Bachelet stepped down a few months ago.