NFF approves Uyo Stadium for Super Eagles vs South Africa

The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) technical committee, have expressed satisfaction over the current state of the playing turf of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, which will host the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between the Super Eagles and South Africa  in two months. The inspection team was led by the Chairman of NFF Technical…

Al Jazeera highlight: ‘Julius vs The ANC’

On 26 April 2017, Julius vs the ANC will broadcast South Africa’s political turmoil to more than 310 million households in over 100 countries.   Starting with the police killing of 34 striking mineworkers at Marikana in 2012, Rehad Desai’s authored documentary condenses five years of volatile South African politics into 48 disturbing minutes. From……

Zuma accuses protesters of racism after marches

South African President Jacob Zuma on Monday criticised marches on Frday that drew tens of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation, accusing some demonstrators of racism. More than 60,000 people marched in South African cities on Friday in largely peaceful protests to demand Zuma quit after a cabinet reshuffle set off the latest crisis of……

AFCON 2019 qualifier: Uyo to host Super Eagles vs South Africa

Nigeria will play their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying game against South Africa, at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo. It is the same venue that hosted the two teams, as they fought to qualify for the 2015 edition of the tournament. The match finished 2-2 and also ended the Super Eagles’ hopes…

Nigerian Govt. Reacts To Killing Of Nigerian Citizen In South Africa

The Nigerian government has reacted to the killing of a Nigerian identified as Rasak Alao in South Africa. Recall that the Nigerian man, an auto mechanic, was on Thursday killed in South Africa after he was attacked alongside other Nigerians in Polokwane, Limpopo Province in South Africa. Reports indicated that the men were attacked following……

FG protests against killing of Nigerian in South Africa

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday protested against the killing of a Nigerian, Mr Rasaq Ajao, in Polokwane, Limpopo Province,  :South Africa on Thursday. Amb. Olushola Enikaonolaiye, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in a statement in Abuja, urged South African authorities to assume their responsibilities in taking proactive measures to prevent such incident.……

Xenophobia: Nigerian mission on top of situation, says High Commissioner

The Nigerian Mission in South Africa on Friday said it had waded into issues surrounding Thursday’s renewed xenophobic attacks on Nigerians. In the attack in Polokwane, Limpopo Province, one Nigerian, Razak Ajao, an auto mechanic, died and five others were injured. Amb. Martin Cobham, Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner in South Africa, told the News Agency……