Browsing Archive: February, 2014

STREETWISE; NIGERIANS, THE GRASS IS NOT GREENER IN SOUTH AFRICA!!!

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


A young Nigerian college English teacher arrived South Africa over a year ago, in search of greener pastures. Let’s call him Buddie. Back in Nigeria, Buddie could afford an average lifestyle that included a two bedroom flat, decent wardrobe of clothes and good three square meals a day. But, as a man of great ambitions, he aspired for something greater. And so began the hunger to travel abroad. With help of some friends, he came to South Africa in search of greater things. Two year and five ...

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SEQUIN, LACE & VELVET, HOT! HOT! HOT!

Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Fashion, Tradition & Culture 


Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a very lovely Christmas Celebration. We are starting this year on a bright note with the latest fashion trends. It’s the Hot Velvet and Lace with sequin trend!!!  The velvet material used to be associated with the Igbos. It is worn by them only to special ceremonies, just as the “Oleku” style was associated with Yorubas; so is the Velvet material associated with the Igbos. Gone are the days Ankara and Lace used to be the fabric of choice for wedding...

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THE TIV PEOPLE'S SWANGE DANCE

Posted by AMANDA iBIRONKE on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Fashion, Tradition & Culture 


Nigeria is a country with so many different cultures and diverse languages. One of them is the Tiv people from Benue state (the food basket of the Nation) located in the middle belt area of Nigeria. Benue state is named after the River Benue. The Tiv people are from the middle-belt region of Nigeria. They constitute approximately 2.5% of Nigeria's total population, and over 6 million individuals throughout Nigeria and Cameroon. The Tiv are one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria and they ...

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CARNIVAL CALABAR: AFRICA’S BIGGEST STREET PARTY.

Posted by Credit: Omolola Itayemi Thisday Life. on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Tourism, Travels & Tours 


On 27 December, the 12-kilometre route starting from the muster point of the Millennium Park in Calabar through Mary Slessor – Marian Road – Efio Ette Junction – MCC Road to the U. J. Esuene Stadium was a beehive of activities. The event was the adult carnival of 2013 Calabar Carnival. And for almost 18 hours, there was no stopping the thousands of fun seekers on these corridors. Hundreds of thousands of people engaged in one activity or the other – dancing and singing – with other ...

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INSPIRATIONAIRE: THE CLASSROOM AT THE ROBOT- TRAFFIC LIGHT

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Have you ever experienced the robot drama before? You have been stopped by the red light and you have a breath of relief releasing your leg from the gas for moment of respite. You forget to return the gear from five to one or neutral. It is only one small lane. The robot turns green and it is time to go. Your car is first on the line and you press the pedal to go only to discover you are on five. The engine stops. You try to get things right, to no avail. Yes, I was a victim of that. All hell...

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NIGERIA TO BECOME SELF-SUFFICIENT IN RICE PRODUCTION - AMBASSADOR YUSUF

Posted by IFEDAYO OSHIN on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


The Nigerian High Commissioner to South Africa, Ambassador Sunday Samuel Yusuf has said that Nigeria will soon become self-sufficient in rice production in the next few years. He made this statement at the South Africa- Nigeria Chamber of Commerce Annual General Meeting on Thursday 21st November 2013 at the Pool deck area, Radisson Blu Gautrain Hotel.

Ambassador Yusuf revealed that four South African companies are currently working on rice production with five different States (provinces) in N...

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WHY WE LEFT PDP FOR APC

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Personality Profiles & Interviews 


It’s seldom you see the image of a young, bubbling, adventurous, free-spirited, energetic young man or woman in the Nigeria Political scene. It seems the seat of leadership has been reserved for the older generation, but indeed the likes of Honourable Chimbiko Iche Akorolo has stepped in to change that perception and created a totally new playing field in the Nigeria political arena.

Honourable Chimbiko Iche Akorolo is the current Mayor of Port-Harcourt city thrust with the responsibility of...

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PORT HARCOURT IS 100 YEARS; WE CELEBRATING OUR CENTENARY.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


Hon. Chimbiko Iche Akorolo a native of Port Harcourt told  our reporter  that the city of Port Harcourt is a 100 years old during his recent visit to South Africa when he came for an award to honor the best amongst the best in Local Government administration in Africa, an event organized by The African Leadership Forum. Our reporter spoke to him in his Davinci Hotel room Sandton, Johannesburg on the 12th of December 2013.

Born on the 20th November 1969 to the ruling house in Elekahia, Hon.  Ak...

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Passing away of Madiba must draw our two countries closer -Okey Emuchay MFR, Nigeria Consul General.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


Nigeria Consul General, Okey Emuchay MFR on the 14th of December 2013, said that the passing away of Madiba must make our two countries closer during his address to the Nigerian community at a dinner he organized for the Nigerian Elder Statesman and former Aviation Minister in the 60’s, Chief Mbazulike Amechi at his Houghton residence in Johannesburg, just a few blocks away from Nelson Mandela’s residence.


Mr Emuchay said  that the passing away of the world Icon Nelson Mandela must make o...

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NIGERIA GAVE ANC TWENTY MILLION POUNDS DURING APARTHIED.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


South Africa:  On the 14th of December 2013, in Hugthon, Johannesburg, the Nigerian Voice Newspaper had a chat with Chief Iche Udeji Jonas, the Onowu Ndi-igbo and the founder of Ohaneze Ndigbo South Africa at a dinner organized by Nigeria’s Consul General Okey Emuchay MFR. Mr. udeji is also the voting district coordinator for ANC in Ellis Park voting district in ward 57 David Webster branch Zone 11, Johannesburg. The interview centered on his involvement with the African National Congress (...
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NELSON MANDELA WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL STATESMAN

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


Sir, in all your businesses you have met with a lot of people and Nelson Mandela was one of the people that you actually met and had fruitful time with at the diplomatic level, what do you fondly remember about Mandela in those times when you had to discuss with him particularly during the negotiations?

Well, I first met Nelson Mandela in Pollsmoor prison in 1986, but I came to work closely with him from 1990 when I became Secretary General. The last time I met with him was when I came here 5 ...

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MANDELA STAYED WITH ME IN NIGERIA “Lived in my house for more than six months”- Chief Madubike Amaechi

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : Our Headline Articles 


Hosting Nelson Mandela in his Lagos official residence for six months in 1963 is  surely one of the most memorable and significant events in the life of Chief Mbazulike Amaechi. As a proof of this, the 84 year-old first Nigerian Minister of Aviation between 1960 and 1966 was in South Africa to pay what he called ‘last respect to a man who has completed his last assignment on earth’. A member of Nigeria’s first republic parliament, Chief Amaechi was hosted by the Nigerian Consul-General ...

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“NIGERIA’S AGRICULTURE ACCOUNTS FOR A QUARTER OF MY BUSINESS”_ SAYS MR. MOHIT ARORA STANDARD BANK DIRECTOR

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Monday, February 3, 2014, In : News Stories 


Mr. Mohit is the Director of Agriculture for Standard Bank Africa. He is an expert in commodity finance and global agriculture with experience across global markets in US, Asia, Latin America and Africa. Mr. Mohit holds an MBA in Agribusiness, a Master’s degree in Agricultural Genetics/Biotechnology and a Bachelor degree in Agriculture. He was a guest speaker at the Brazil-Africa Leadership Forum held on the 27th of November 2013 at the Sandton Hilton hotel, Johannesburg. Our editor-in-chie...

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