US terror alert: Nigeria, South Africa and conspiracy theories

November 6, 2022 Blueprint 0

Nigerians were shocked to no end when on October 23 the United States declared a red terror alert claiming there was a high risk of terrorist attack on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Simultaneously, a similar terror alert was issued on the Republic of South Africa. What’s more curious is the fact that the alert targeted Nigeria, which is Africa’s Read More

Like Nigeria, South Africa wallow in nationwide electricity blackout

September 27, 2022 Blueprint 0

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa had an urgent meeting scheduled with his Cabinet on Wednesday to discuss the country’s electricity crisis which has led to unprecedented levels of nationwide power blackouts in Africa’s most developed economy. The troubled state-owned power utility Eskom, which produces about 95% of the country’s electricity, is implementing scheduled, rolling blackouts in an attempt to save Read More

Students cart home prizes in South African Airways essay competition

August 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

Eleven secondary school students cart home prizes, awards and cash ranging between N150,000 and N10,000 at the 3rd South Africa Airways Essay competition (SAAEC 2022) held in Lagos. Miss Ngwaogu Ifeoluwa Ugochi of Abesan Senior High School, Ipaja, clinched the first position with Master Aladetohun Kamimayo Enoch of St. Finbarr’s College, Akoka, emerged second followed by Miss Oshimade Abisola Promise Read More

Pictures: South Africa, Egypt, 12 other countries troop into Abuja as Nigeria host African cycling championship

July 14, 2022 Editor 0

Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is set to host the fourth edition of the African Track Cycling Championship. Nigeria and 14 other countries are expected to participate in the Championship which will take place inside the Velodrome of the Moshood Abiola National Stadium, Abuja from Thursday 14th July –Sunday 17th July, 2022. Ahead of the Championship, the Minister of Youth Read More

Access Bank to improve children’s welfare with S/ Africa Charity Polo Tournament

March 17, 2022 Amaka Ifeakandu Lagos 0

Access Bank Plc has further demonstrated its commitment to making a difference through charity as the Bank successfully hosted its maiden Polo tournament. The programme held at the prestigious Val de Vie Polo Club in Cape Town, South Africa. The event held to further create awareness and raise funds to support the education of underprivileged children in Africa. In partnership Read More

Ending killing of Nigerians in South Africa

February 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The frequent killing of Nigerians in South Africa over the years has attracted concerns among Nigerians globally, with its nationals seeking an end to the causal slaying of their compatriots.Their concerns stem from the fact that relationship between Nigeria and South Africa, both African economic giants since independence era, has always been cordial and mutually beneficial, raising posers as to Read More

Let’s keep faith in Nigeria – Lawan, Southern senators

December 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

In separate messages to Nigerians for the new year, the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and Southern senators have urged Nigerians to keep faith in the Nigerian project as the “challenging phase will be a thing of the past.” Lawan in a statement said though 2021 was challenging for people all over the world, “it is praiseworthy that beyond Read More

Breaking: South Africa’s Archbishop Desmond Tutu is dead

December 26, 2021 BBC 0

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Nobel Peace prize laureate who helped end apartheid in South Africa, has died aged 90. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the churchman’s death marked “another chapter of bereavement in our nation’s farewell to a generation of outstanding South Africans”. He said Archbishop Tutu had helped bequeath “a liberated South Africa”. Tutu was one of the country’s best Read More

Exploring Nigeria, South Africa renewed bilateral ties

December 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

Nigeria and South Africa are renewing their bilateral ties for mutual benefits. In this report, IDACHABA SUNNY ELEOJO examines the history of the ties and benefits of such consummation. What is today referred to as Nigeria/South Africa bilateral relationship started in 1999 during the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in what was known as Nigeria/South Africa Bi-National Commission with Read More

Pfizer shot less effective in South Africa after Omicron emerges, study shows

December 15, 2021 Reuters 0

Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine has been less effective in South Africa at keeping people infected with the virus out of hospital since the Omicron variant emerged last month, a real-world study published on Tuesday showed. Between Nov. 15 and Dec. 7, people who had received two doses of the shot had a 70% chance of avoiding hospitalisation, down from 93% during Read More

South African Airways to resume Lagos-Johannesburg operations

November 26, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

After more than one year of inactivity, one of Africa’s biggest airlines, South African Airways (SAA) has concluded plans to resume the lucrative Johannesburg-Lagos route beginning from December 12, 2021. The carrier’s addition of the Johannesburg-Lagos route is another important continental route to its network with a three-times a week flight to Lagos in Nigeria. The interim CEO of South Read More

Africa: South African speaker Nontembeko advises strong legislation against rape

November 12, 2021 Donald iorchir 0

Speaker of KwaZulu Natal legislature in South Africa, Hon. Boyce Nontembeko, has advised African Parliamentarians to legislate strong laws that would enable successful prosecution of rape cases in the court of law, with the view to bringing suspects to book. Current legislations in most African countries, especially Nigeria, make it practically impossible to establish a case of rape or securing Read More

Breaking: South Africa’s last white President is dead

November 11, 2021 Reuters 0

South Africa’s last white president Frederik Willem (FW) de Klerk died on Thursday morning at his home in Cape Town, the FW de Klerk Foundation said in a statement. “Former President FW de Klerk died peacefully at his home in Fresnaye earlier this morning following his struggle against mesothelioma cancer,” the statement said. He was 85 years old. Details loading…

Breaking: Ighalo, Ndidi, Osimhen included in Super Eagles list vs Liberia, Cape Verde World Cup qualifier

November 1, 2021 Editor 0

Head Coach Gernot Rohr has called up Odion Ighalo despite his caution against a rush inclusion in the Super Eagles team. Also, the coach has listed team captain Ahmed Musa, deputy captain William Ekong, defenders Kenneth Omeruo and Leon Balogun, midfielders Wilfred Ndidi and Alex Iwobi, forwards Moses Simon and Victor Osimhen, as well as 16 others for Nigeria’s closing Read More

Excitement as Nigeria receives Queen’s baton relay ahead 2022 Commonwealth games

October 16, 2021 Editor 0

As member nations prepare for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Nigeria on Friday in Abuja received the Queen’s Baton Relay, an iconic event which started with a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in London as part of the city’s Commonwealth Day festivities. The President, Common Wealth Games Nigeria, Engr. Habul Gumel, who received the Queen’s Baton Relay at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Read More

Access Bank acquires 78% stake in Botswana bank

October 13, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

With the completion of its acquisition of a majority stake of about 78.15 per cent in African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited, Access Bank Plc now has countries, after similar acquisitions in financial institutions domiciled in Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, among others. The recent move which is in line with the Bank’s commitment to expanding its presence in the African Read More

Only restructuring can restore Nigeria’s lost glory – Makinde

October 3, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Governor Seyi Makinde has said that only a restructured Nigeria will help the nation regain her past glory among the comity of nations. The governor stated this Saturday at the launch of SATVIEW Network digital broadcast channel, held at the SATVIEW Network headquarters, Ring Road, Ibadan. He pointed out that with the present situation in the country, it is clear Read More

Nigeria falls behind Egypt in Africa’s top three FDI

September 27, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Nigeria has fallen behind Egypt in Foreign Direct Investment, according to a report by the African Development Bank. The new report states that four African countries accounted for 80 per cent of investments coming into the continent. Nigeria was placed among the top three, with South Africa coming third, the new report titled, ‘Entrepreneurship and Free Trade Volume II – Read More

Ex-CBN governor reveals what will happen to Nigerian economy

September 25, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Khalifa Muhammad Sanusi has sounded the death knell for Nigerian economy, noting that crude oil on which the economy is anchored has no future and is no longer sought after globally.  Addressing the sixth Kaduna Investment Summit, after inaugurating the state development plan 2021 to 2023, to transform the state into a knowledge-based economy, the Read More

South African bank puts on hold plans to expand business in Nigeria

August 17, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

South African lender Absa has put on ice plans to expand into new business lines in Nigeria, a country previously at the centre of its African ambitions, interim boss Jason Quinn said on Monday. Former Chief Executive Maria Ramos and others had previously touted growth in Nigeria beyond its existing securities business as key to the group’s aim of doubling Read More

Dangote’s fortune soars to $17.8bn, only Nigerian on Bloomberg’s Billionaires’ list

August 11, 2021 David Agba 0

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World Billionaires’ list as his fortune increased to $17.8 billion as against last year’s $14.8 billion to emerge as the only Nigerian in the Bloomberg’s yearly top billionaires lists. Other Africans on the list are three South Africans; Johann Rupert and family, worth $10.1 billion; Nicky Oppenheimer with a Read More