Browsing Archive: July, 2014

I AM NOT AWARE OF SOUTH AFRICANS IN NIGERIAN PRISONS

Posted by Wazobia Magazine (Diaspora Committee Federal House of Representatives Abuja on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


The Nigerian Voice Newspaper is a media partner to Wazobia Magazine the official Magazine of the Diaspora Committee of the Federal House of Representatives, Abuja. Both publications exchange content with each. Wazobia Magazine caught up with Nigeria’s High Commissioner, Ambassador Samuel Sunday Yusuf, below is the full interview.

What are the challenges you face as our ambassador to South Africa?

Our challenges are many. First, a lot of our citizens are doing well here. Our challenge come...


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SOME NIGERIANS SHOULD GO BACK HOME.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


It was like God listened and answered the cries of Nigerians in South Africa and brought a very active, efficient and dedicated Consul in-charge of Consular matter that has the true interest of Nigeria and Nigerians at heart.  The recent departure of some officials at the Nigerian High Commission in Pretoria after a meritorious service led to the arrival of some new diplomats. Among the new diplomats is Mr. A.K Balogun- the Senior Consul in charge of consular matter and education.

The Nigeria...

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THE NIGERIAN VOICE PUBLISHER WINS MEDIAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Mr. Olaniyi-thevoice- Abodedele proved that a prophet can be honored by its own people when he bagged the award for media excellence and national development in reporting authentic Nigerian news abroad. Mr. Abodedele won the award at the Supreme Magazine Heritage Awards 2014.  The event took place at the Presidential Hall of the Gallagher Convention Center, Midrand, Johannesburg on the 6th of June 2014.

The Supreme Magazine Heritage Awards event combined with the 11th Port Harcourt Fashion Sho...

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OPINION: WHY ARE THEY KILLING NIGERIAN STUDENTS ABROAD – (Courtesy Diaspora Committee)

Posted by Bayo Olupohunda on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Why are Nigerian students being attacked and killed abroad? Are these frequent deaths premeditated? Beyond the condemnations, why is our government so lethargic about pursuing justice for the victims?

In recent times, many Nigerian students’ search for quality education abroad has turned tragic. The incessant and horrifying reports of attacks and deaths have shocked Nigerians at home. More worrisome is the conspiracy of silence of the government to pressure host governments to protect Nigeri...

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SA’S BALLERINA KITTY PHETLA INSPIRED MY PAINTING …” says Nigerian Super Blur Artist

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


In this edition, we continue with the profiling and celebrating of the elite group of proudly Nigerians who are making the difference in South Africa using their education and natural talents positively towards self-fulfillment and betterment of their host society. Mr. Vincent Osemwegie has earned a place of pride in the group through his struggles and his efforts since he arrived South Africa in 2009. The Nigerian Voice newspaper had a chat with the Nigerian super blur artist at the solo exh...

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CHIEFTAINCY TITLESHIP AMONGST THE IGBOS

Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Every society has hierarchy and different level of leadership title. The traditional/cultural society has one form of chieftaincy title and it is taken very seriously. Amongst the Igbos, titles are sometimes given, and taken to reflect the character of the title-bearer or holder. In some other cases, the titles are just symbolic, and become a mere symbol of greeting during social interactions. In typical Igbo communities, people are not known, called or greeted by their names but rather by th...

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PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE

Posted by Sibongile Nwazulu on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


The subject at hand “Peaceful Coexistence” of states with different social systems is dominant today in the minds of many South Africans. This matter of coexistence, not only affects the people who seek peace in foreign countries but it literally affects every person on the face of earth.

We have come to realise that there has been a great change in South Africa after the apartheid era. During the struggles against apartheid, millions of people throughout the world supported the people of ...

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THE AFRICAN CULTURE POT: NIGERIA VS SOUTH AFRICA

Posted by Makgadi Anne Ozokoye on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Culture is described as the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by different aspects such as language, clothing, education, economy, religion, cuisine, technology, social habits and music, arts etc.

In the globalised world, countries populations are made up of migrants from other countries. These groups of people influence the culture of the country. Also, the historical experiences also influence the natives of the country, some stemming from colonisation.
I will focus my ...

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ALL ABOUT THE AU NATURALE HAIR!

Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Our focus this week is on the hair. We are deviating a little from the clothing aspect of fashion ...your hair is also a part of fashion!. The natural hair trend is growing bigger by the day and has become a major phenomenon in fashion/beauty, entertainment and publishing industries, in politics, advertising and even the corporate world. I must say here though that the decision to go the natural route is not for the faint hearted. It takes a lot of confidence, determination and passion to tra...

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STREETWISE: BEING A NIGERIAN IN SOUTH AFRICA: A CALL FOR CHANGE OF ATTITUDE

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


From Tembisa to Tsakane, and as far as Alberton, Brakpan, Germiston, and Vosloorus, I have had the opportunity of moving around the Ekhuruleni metropolitan municipality in the last one month. As a Nigerian citizen and a legal alien, my experience of South Africa and its people has been more than wonderful.

Unfortunately, to many Nigerians being Nigerians in South Africa is hell. They complain and lament; “South Africans are not nice”. “South Africans are xenophobic”. “South Africans...

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INSPIRATIONAIRE: THE QUESTION IS THE ANSWER

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


“He who asks for direction never get lost”, so says a proverb of the Yoruba people in the Western Nigeria. Simply put, if you do not ask question, you will not get answer, and if you do not get answer, you will get lost. So, the way forward, the way to success and victory is the way of question. Unasked question is a missed opportunity.

The great success stories, developments, scientific invention and technological advancement came about as a result of certain questions someone or a group ...

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ABUJA MILLENNIUM PARK CENTER

Posted by Frank Ozue on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Experience the bushveld and romance of a real Africa in this extraordinary park or indulge in a holistic spa at a luxury game lodge or get your pulse racing on an invigorating African blend of Dee bee wines and savanna merlot produced by the top Nigerian wine-making companies.

Commissioned in 2004 by her Royal Highness; Queen Elizabeth of England as the largest public national park in Abuja, the federal capital territory of Nigeria. The park which has a narrow river running through its center...

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JET LAG PREVENTION

Posted by Bukky Enuha on Sunday, July 6, 2014,
How to Avoid Jet Lag

Jet lag can be a burden to even the most frequent of travellers. Even for those who feel like they have thought of everything before taking a trip, jet lag can prove to be problematic. You might have bought yourself a novel, stuck up loads of music in your CD player, but have you thought about how you will cope with the effect of jet lag if you eventually fall a victim?

Jet lag can spoil the first few days of your trip; and prove even more problematic especially for those...

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YOGA AND PILATES: TWO BENEFICIAL BODY EXERCISE PROGRAMS

Posted by Virginia Makoti on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Everyone is so familiar with yoga! But not so much with pilates. These two exercise programs are beneficial for everyone who wants to strengthen their body depending on the results they want to obtain. The two workout routines are different from each other, because their breathing techniques differ a lot.

First let's take a look at yoga.

Yoga was firstly created and practiced in India, with the aim of improving physical, emotional and spiritual health. It has repetitive movements which are ther...

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GODISANG’S ALBUM LAUNCH.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Godisang is a gospel music recording artist based in Pretoria who started singing Gospel music when she became a member of the Gloryland Voices , the church choir in Glory Christian Ministries intl Pretoria under the leadership of Pastor Femi Junaid and Pastor Favour  Femi-Junaid. In 2003 when she joined the ministry, she grew in the word and received grooming on the music ministry. She has since released her album titled “Testimony” which is a 10-track album with an eclectic mix of diffe...

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FEMBEN STARS ON THE RISE

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 6, 2014,


Femben Stars Football Club is a football club established by a Nigerian Mr. Olatunji Olufemi Benjamin in 2007 but only got registered with SAFA in 2009/2010 season. The club started competing in SAB Division three (3) SAFA league during this just concluded football season 2013/2014.

Their junior academy was formed in December 2013, and currently registered and playing in the junior league under Eesterust football association in three (3) categories namely; Under  9,Under 13 and Under 17. Chil...

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