Browsing Archive: July, 2015

Exclusive interview with His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



On Monday 1st of June 2015 The Nigerian Voice Newspaper wrote to Nigeria High Commission requesting to interview President Mohammadu Buhari during his scheduled attendance of the AU Summit from 7th-15th June 2015 in Sandton, Johannesburg.

In the early hours of Sunday 14th of June 2015, I was on my way to the AU Summit to cover the proceedings of the day when I got a call around 9:00 am to be precise from Nigeria Acting High Commissioner Mr. M.N Cobham. He was having breakfast in the company of...
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“Buhari never said he was too old”, Acting High Commissioner clarifies

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Nigeria’s Acting High Commissioner to South Africa; Mr. M.N Cobham has reinstated the message of President Buhari to Nigerians while attending the just concluded AU Summit in South Africa.  The Acting High Commissioner stated this during an interview with The Nigerian Voice Newspaper on Thursday 18th June 2015 in his office at the Nigeria High Commission in Pretoria. “My message is simple. I am going to say what the president said; continue to be law-abiding. Do not do anything that is ...


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“There’s so much division within the Nigerian community!”

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Mr. Festus Ogbeide the chairman of the All progressive Congress (APC), South Africa Chapter, (the ruling political party in Nigeria) said there is so much division within the Nigerian Community in South Africa. He said this while reacting to the incident that played out at the Nigerian Consulate where President Buhari met with some Nigerians.
Mr. Festus hinted the Nigerian Voice Newspaper during an exclusive interview on the 18th of June 2015 in Pretoria. According to him “it is so unfortun...
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“1 can never be greater than 3”– Regional Organizations warns Consul-General

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Dr. Sola Agbeniyi, Hon. Abdulrahaman Abubakar and Engineer Ibrahim Beatrice leaders of three regional organizations namely; Association of Yoruba Descendants of Southern Africa (NAYDSA), Niger Delta Association, and Network of Arewa in Diaspora (NAD) all met at the regional leaders meeting on Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 at the Southern Sun Hotel in Arcadia, Pretoria, South Africa. Absent at the Regional Heads meeting was the leader of Ohaneze Ndigbo.

Leaders and representatives of the three (3) ...
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‘The Journey Is Arduous, But Not Impossible’: President Buhari to AU

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



From the 13th to 15th of June 2015, the newly inaugurated President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari was in South Africa for the AU summit at the Sandton International Convention Center in Johannesburg. Addressing his fellow Heads of State and government at the summit, President Buhari who chaired the AU Peace and Security Committee spoke on a number of issues about Nigeria and Africa in general.

President Buhari was full of praise for his South African counterpart, President Jacob Zuma and South ...
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“NUSA Should Stop Raising False Xenophobic Alarm” – Nigerians In South Africa Warns.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



On Thursday 25th June 2015, a delegation from the Nigeria High Commission and selected Nigerian Community members in South Africa led by Mr. A.K Balogun; Senior Consul in Charge of Consular Matters, Mr. Olaniyi Thevoice Abodedele, Publisher, The Nigerian Voice Newspaper and Mr. Abdulrahman Abubakar; President Niger Delta Association South Africa travelled to Northern Cape to attend a meeting with the Provincial Police Command at the Provincial office, Kimberly. The meeting took place on Frida...
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Buhari’s Visit and NUSA R4.6 million Xenophobic Compensation Claim.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



It is no more news that Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA) with the backing of Nigeria Consul-General Mrs. Uche Ajulu-Okeke are seeking a R4.6million compensation they reportedly claim some Nigerians lost during the recent xenophobic attack on foreign nationals in Durban and Jeppes Street, Johannesburg.

NUSA had bombarded the Nigerian media space with stories of xenophobic attacks during the period of the xenophobic attack on foreign nationals. Some of the articles in the Nigerian dailies were...
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President Buhari’s experience and maturity will benefit Nigeria.

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



All Progressives Congress (APC) is the new ruling party in Nigeria. The party who won a landslide victory in the April 2015 general elections in Nigeria is still reeling in its victory of being the first party to unseat an incumbent government in the political history of Nigeria. The Nigeria Voice crew visited the party Gauteng chairman and had a chat with him about the party in South Africa and other issues about Nigerian community in South Africa.

Prince Amobi Philips is the current chairman...
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Mr. Uche Okafor; An Outstanding Diplomat Retires from Service

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Not all diplomats are worth celebration. Some bring pain and hardship to their community, but Mr. Uche Okakor is a diplomat in a class of his own. A dedicated, diligent and religious fellow who goes out of his way to make sure things are done.

Mr. Okafor until his retirement from service was the senior Consul-In Charge of Trade and Investment at the Nigerian Consulate Office in Sandton Johannesburg.

Mr. Okafor’s was a father to a lot of Nigerians at the  consulate, he will be greatly missed b...

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The Osun Osogbo Festival!

Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Osun osogbo grove is a sacred forest along the banks of the Osun River. The Osun osogbo grove is among the last of the sacred forests which usually adjoined the edges of most Yoruba cities before extensive urbanisation.Every year, the Osun-Osogbo festival is celebrated in the month of August at the grove. Yearly, the festival attracts thousands of Osun worshippers, spectators and tourists from all walks of life. For the people of Osogbo land, August is a month of celebration, traditional clea...
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Men’s wear inspired!!!

Posted by Amanda Ibironke on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Ladies there is a new wedding trend in town! It is the Agbada & Isiagu top style Aso ebi for women. This style trend has got to be the most outstanding. It takes a lot of guts, confidence, and self-belief for a lady to rock the Agbada/Isiagu top nicely and still look sexy.

Though men’s fashion for women come in varying styles like the shirt dress, oversized blazer, baggy pants…etc. (the list is endless) and it is  not new but a woman wearing the Agbada/Isiagu trend is certainly a head tur...
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Port-Harcourt Beach (Honeymoon Safari)

Posted by Frank Ozua on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Sleep under the stars and wake up to the sunrise over the dunes, take a sunbathe and swim on the shore of the warm Port-Harcourt beach, share an intimate candle light dinner on the beach island or just imagine yourself dosing under the sparkling moonlight while the ocean waves isolate you from the activities of the outside world.
Located along Kolabi Creek, Port-Harcourt, River State, Nigeria, visitors to the Port-Harcourt beach are sure to be spoilt with so many top notch safaris that nature ...
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WHAT IS LURKING IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR? Refrigerator Hygiene

Posted by Virginia Makoti on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



Have you ever wondered how clean and germ free is your refrigerator?  What is lurking in there can be harmful to you and your family. Each and everyday, millions of households use this wonderful invention to preserve their freshly bought or cooked food to set delicious home made desserts and to chill preferred beverages.  When modern day refrigerators where introduced as household kitchen appliances, they were a God-send. They changed our cooking habits. Storage for our daily consumables beca...
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Tips on good parenting and preparation for motherhood

Posted by Grace Fagbohun on Sunday, July 5, 2015,



God grants some women the unique honor and blessing of becoming mothers. When you have children, hold them, love them, care for them and empower them. But understand that you are only temporary stewards. Your children belong to God. They will grow up and leave.

They are not meant to be grasped or clung to – as if you really could freeze a moment. No, moments cannot be frozen, but will be allowed to hold memories. If you are good at mothering, you will hold the memories and release the child...
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Let us protect our children during unrests….. (continues).

Posted by Mokgadi Anne Ozokoye on Sunday, July 5, 2015,





As mothers, it is our duty to assist our children to get out of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can arise suddenly, gradually, or come and go over time. Sometimes, the symptoms appear seemingly out of the blue. At other times, they are triggered by something that reminds one of the original traumatic event, such as a noise, an image, certain words, or a smell.

While everyone experienc...

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