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SA, Nigeria top nominees at MTV Mamas

Published in Travel & Entertainment
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 09:21

mamasSouth Africa and Nigeria have the most nominees for this years's MTV Africa Music awards, which are taking place in Durban on July 18.
Nigeria's Seyi Shay.

The nominees for the MTV Africa Music awards (Mama) 2015, which were announced in a celebrity filed event in Johannesburg’s Harem, Design District in Rosebank on Thursday night, include Yemi Alade and Wizkid from Nigeria.

Buhari Vows to Take Lead Against Boko Haram

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 08:28

bUHARI-MUHAMMADUABUJA. Nigerian security forces must take the lead in battling the Boko Haram insurgency, President Muhammadu Buhari told VOA in an exclusive interview, as he appeared to push back against pressure from neighboring Chad and Niger for more autonomy in fighting the militants within Nigeria.

VOA’s Aliyu Mustapha interviews Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, June 12 in Abuja, Nigeria.

Dr. Bukola SarakiLAGOS, Nigeria — Candidates for Nigeria's main opposition party were elected Tuesday to head both houses of the legislature in votes highlighting the cracks in the coalition that brought President Muhammadu Buhari to power just last month.

Oscar Pistorius' parole confirmed - athlete out in August

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:40

PISTORIUS3402Johannesburg - The parole of convicted Paralympian Oscar Pistorius was confirmed by the correctional services department on Monday.

"The acting national commissioner of correctional services Mr Zach Modise has confirmed that the Correctional Supervision and Parole Board (CSPB) of Kgosi Mampuru II Correctional Centre,

NASS Leadership: PDP Adopts Saraki, Dogara

Published in Politics
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 08:15

Nigeria's National Assembly AbujaThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has adopted Senator Bukola Saraki for the position of Senate President.

In the same vein, the PDP said it has adopted Hon. Yakubu Dogara for the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Buhari's Anti-Corruption War Takes Off

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:59

A Nigerian boy at an anti-corruption rallyAbuja — President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption crusade appears to have taken off in earnest barely a week after assuming office with a stern warning to ministers not to dabble into approving payments for contractors.

Davido Graduates From University

Published in Travel & Entertainment
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:14

Davido :Davido/InstagramMulti-award winning Nigerian artiste, Adeleke David, popularly known as Davido, graduated from Babcock University, Ilishan- Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria on Sunday.

Pator TB Joshua to Get Huge Birthday Bash in South Africa

Published in News
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 07:01

tb-joshua22A huge birthday celebration is set to be held in South Africa on Friday 12th June as Nigerian 'Prophet' TB Joshua turns 52.

An announcement posted on Joshua's official Facebook page revealed that award-winning US Gospel Artist Vashawn Mitchell would be among those performing at the event.

SAFA responds to SWC 2010 bribery claims

Published in Sports
Sunday, 07 June 2015 04:03

SAFA House JohannesburgCape Town - The South African Football Association has finally broken its silence on allegations that South Africa paid bribes in order to secure the hosting of the 2010 Soccer World Cup.


Sunday, 07 June 2015 01:02

Sade AduHelen Folasade Adu, OBE (Yoruba: Fọláṣadé Adú; born 16 January 1959), known as Sade (/ʃɑːˈdeɪ/ shah-day), is a British Nigerian singer, songwriter, composer, and record producer.Sade struck a cord around with world in the 1980s with sultry, soul-inspired songs like 'Smooth Operator.'