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How long will it take Nigerian Police to know Seyi Olusa (Father Lusky) is innocent?

Posted by - A diaspora angel to the Trans Amusement Car Park killing in Ibadan by Olaniyi Thevoice. on Wednesday, March 14, 2018, In : Feature Articles 



Patiently, but with dismay people have followed the Trans Amusement Car Park killing in Ibadan considering the fact that many Nigerians have been killed in the past without justice prevailing. Likewise, many innocent people are languishing in Nigerian jails or in police custody because men and women of the Nigerian Police Force are either not professional, or are ill-equipped and are bluntly carefree to carry out their responsibilities of ensuring justice, protection of lives and property as ...


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FEMALE AND AFRICAN- INDOMITABLE AND EXCEPTIONAL

Posted by Balkiss Adesokan Bakare on Saturday, September 3, 2016, In : Feature Articles 




SPOTLIGHTING AFRICAN FEMALE ICONS

All through history, the evolution of mankind has been punctuated with the exploits of many powerful women from whose bowels, entire nations were sired and the legend of others who led armies into war and on whose word, empires rose and fell. Many contemporary women stirred the consciousness of humanity through their crusading campaigns for gender equality and women empowerment.

Throughout time however, no matter the cause or venture- the common thread between ...

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A Second Look at Drugs Trafficking

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


The issues of drugs dealing among foreign nationals in South Africa has been on the front burner in the last few weeks. Political parties such as the ANC and EFF are raising their voices against the heinous crime to humanity. Civil society and social organizations are not left out. Last week a women group known as United Nigerian Wives in South Africa also lent their voices to “No to drugs campaign with an awareness march in the Johannesburg CBD.
Unfortunately, it is perceived that only a c...

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How To Achieve Success and Excellence - 1

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : Feature Articles 
Just like any good meal is made possible with the right recipe and mathematical equation with a good formula, achieving success and excellence is possible if you have the right recipe or formula for success and excellence.

It starts with a decision

Success and excellence is a serious decision. You must decide to succeed and excel. Now, this is different from desire, because many people desire to succeed, but they never made a conscious decision to do so. Your decision affects everything you do....

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NIGERIANS, LET US START POPPING GREAT IDEAS INSTEAD OF POPPING CHAMPAGNE!

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



Orgies is the best word for what went down at an uptown club a week ago. The music was deafening loud and lewd. The scene was obscene with half-nude young women waggling their waists to alcohol-induced dance. The men were too drunk to be willing dance partners. Thick smoke of puffed cigarettes and deceitful-sweet smell of Cuban cigars darkened the room. As you open the door, foul smell hit you as the early morning air blew into your face and nose, stale smell of champagne. The DJ and the bar ...

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FEW THINGS SOUTH AFRICANS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROPERTIES

Posted by Oluwaseyi Temitope John on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


As a South African Citizen, there are lot benefits and advantages you have access to which citizens of other countries in the world cannot get.

Do you prefer to own your property or a car? How long have you been renting? Do you know how much your current landlord bought the property you are living in? Have you checked with your bank if you qualify to buy a property? How often do you check your credit records?
Let me start from the first one. Buying a car is not bad but personally, I believe h...

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BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEMBERS NEEDED FOR AN INTERNATIONAL NGO!!!

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


International Association of Asylum Seekers and Refugee -  IAASR– Pretoria, Gauteng

IAASR is a charity organization that provides support services for the welfare and empowerment of asylum seekers and refugees in South Africa, through skills training, orientation counseling and other settlement programs.

International Association of Asylum Seekers and Refugee was FORMALLY
International West Africa Asylum. The organization seeks public-spirited individuals with strong commitment to humanity and...

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KESHI ACCEPTS OSAZE'S APOLOGY

Posted by Supersport.com on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi has revealed that Stoke City attacker, Peter Odemwingie has apologised to him following his outbursts after he was excluded from Nigeria’s squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The 32-year-old took to social networking site Twitter to voice his sentiments, criticising Keshi after it became clear he would not be going to South Africa for the 2013 Afcon with the Super Eagles.

Keshi said he had been speaking with the attacker following the controversi...

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WORLD CUP RUN TO DECIDE KESHI'S FUTURE

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



Super Eagles manager Stephen Keshi has said the fallout of his side’s participation at the forthcoming Fifa World Cup in Brazil will help him decide on his career future.

The employer of the former Nigerian defender, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), appears cold towards opening discussion on contract extension for Keshi whose subsisting contract is expected to elapse shortly after the quadrennial global football showpiece.

Keshi said he has options open for him once he is done with the ...

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NIGERIA PLAYING THE BIG BROTHER ROLES IN AFRICA PART 1.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



It is no longer news that the people who disrespect Nigeria the most are Nigerians. It is also no longer news that those who curse Nigeria the most are still Nigerians. Happily, they are in the vociferous minority and are those who believe life should be given to them on a platter.

They are those who have failed to achieve in Nigeria and have succeeded outside of Nigeria and in most cases those who ran out of Nigeria to seek greener pasture outside of Nigeria.

Those who insult Nigeria insist t...

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SOUTH AFRICA DESPERATE FOR KESHI AFTER WORLD CUP

Posted by on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



According to Goal.com Stephen Okechukwu Keshi the Nigerian Super Eagles coach could be the next coach of Bafana Bafana. South African Football Association is keen to hire a manager to improve the dwindling fortunes of its national team, and they are turning to Stephen Keshi.

The disappointment of Bafana Bafana exit at the African Nations Championship (CHAN) and other international competition has mad SAFA keen to find a replacement for present coach Gordon Igesund and are looking for a credibl...

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CAN A FOREIGNER BUY PROPERTIES IN SOUTH AFRICA?

Posted by John Oluwaseyi Temitope on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Yes, a foreigner can purchase immovable properties in South Africa, no matter where you come from.

South Africa's well established legal framework offers first world security of title to foreign buyers of immovable property. There are no restrictions on the ownership by non-residents of property situated in South Africa, except of course that, foreigners who are in the country illegally may not own property here. There are, however, procedures and requirements which must be complied with and ...

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FIVE DIPLOMATIC STAFF TRANSFERRED BACK TO NIGERIA

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



South Africa: The Ministry of foreign Affair, Nigeria has approved the transfer of five staff of the Diplomatic Mission in South Africa back to Nigeria. The transfer is normal practices of the Ministry in its effort to improving the services Nigerians get from their missions worldwide.

The transferred staffs that are both from the High Commission Pretoria and the Consulate office in Johannesburg have given their best to Nigeria and Nigerians during the course of their service in South Africa. ...

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STREETWISE: Why On Earth Did You Get married To Her?

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



Love is a beautiful quality of human being. It makes the world go round. It is more beautiful and noble sometimes, if it ends in marriage. Now, marriage is a serious thing and so should not be entered so lightly, because many have suffered heartaches, troubles and even deaths through love and marriage.

Two thoughts, inspired by King Solomon David an Isreali King in the pre-biblical time, come to mind when one reflects on the introduction above. The first one a proverb that says, “hell has n...

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INSPIRATIONAIRE- the thoughts that inspire and provoke!

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : Feature Articles 



Failure: The Secret of Success

Although the word failures is strongly attached to negative and unpleasant things, it is worthy to note that it is also attached to some of the successful people that ever lived. While I do not encourage failure, but I have realized as I will soon demonstrate, that one of the greatest recipe to success is the ability to fail. As John Maxwell puts, failing forward. Yes, there is something like that; to fail, and to fail again but, to fail forward, that is making f...

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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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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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STREETWISE: WHO ARE YOU DECIEVING?

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


“Hello! Hello! Hello! Please, let me get a good parking, I am driving and this boring traffic officers are on parade now. Sorry! I will call you back as soon as I get a good parking, you know how hard is it to fit a big four-wheel drive jeep in a small space?” 

The man cut the phone as he walked briskly down the street around Sunnyside area of Pretoria. 

That was the scene and conversation I witnessed last week as I walked about the streets of Pretoria trying to get KFC streetwise lunch. ...

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LAGOS! NO, IT’S JOBURG! PART 1

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Leke paced up and down the arrival lounge of the OR Tambo airport for the umpteenth time. He adjusted his Man U branded wristwatch with the timepiece on flight dashboard hanging above the massive ceiling of the arrival hall. Awed by the architectural beauty of the airport, he muttered, ‘I still can’t believe I am in Africa’.

He noted that 12 hours had passed since he escaped the unexpected interrogation at the OR Tambo immigration desk. “Wow’, he said to himself, I was almost deport...

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THE NAIJA QUEENS - SOUTH AFRICANS MARRIED TO NAIJA MEN

Posted by Phumzile Somide on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Marriage, an institution ordained by God. A covenant between a man and a woman. A covenant between husband and wife with God, In South Africa it has however lost the dignity that was associated with it as in the olden days. Too many people have made a charade of it and took out the one critical element “God”.

Marriages have been faked, people have been married without their knowledge, women forced to marry for their families benefit and the classical one, foreigners married to South Afric...

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GAUTRAIN: - RAPID RAIL LINK – DRIVING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GAUTENG PROVINCE. WHAT DOES IT PORTEND FOR LAGOS & NIGERIA - ARTICLE WRITTEN FOR THE 4TH EDITION OF THE NIGERIAN VOICE MAGAZINE.

Posted by Adetayo Kuju on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Hitherto, South Africa’s transport infrastructure (planning, design and construction) was driven by the policies of the apartheid regime with a view to denigrate, isolate, disempowered and disenfranchise the majority black/African communities. One only has to look at the then spatial development plans and land use policies to buttress this point - the vast majority black communities & townships (eg Soshanguve, Soweto & kwamashu etc) were located hundreds of kilometres away from the economic...

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RE-BRANDING NIGERIA OR RE-ORIENTATING NIGERIANS WITH A NATIONAL RE-BIRTH?

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


The issue of re-branding Nigeria is never ending, initiated by the then Minister of Information and Communications Prof. Dora Akunyili in 2009, it generated a flurry of reactionary postures from professionals, brand and communication consultants, other stake holders and patriotic Nigerians alike.

The campaign anchored on a sensational logo and slogan competition thrown upon to the public was hailed by some as the magic wand that will propel Nigeria to Brands Paradise, while also attracting opp...

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PIRACY OF THE NIGERIAN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, A NIGHT-MARE FOR HOLLYWOOD; A BLESSING OR A MENACE FOR NOLLYWOOD?

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, January 23, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


It is hard to avoid Nigerian movies and music in Africa and it is spreading like wild fire across Europe and America. Public buses in some African countries show and play them, as do many restaurants and hotels. Nollywood as the business is known, churns out about 50 full-length features a week, making it the world’s biggest most prolific film industry. The Nigerian business capital, Lagos, is said by locals to have produced more films than there are stars in the sky. The streets are floode...

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INSPIRATIONAIRE: ALL THAT MATTERS ARE LITTLE HINGES:

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Feature Articles 


Now, we all can heave a heavy breath of relief. Especially the low and middle income Americans and of course, President Obama and his Obamacare- healthcare support program. And China will no longer need to worry about the US debts ceiling. And Johannesburg Stock Exchange will not have to worry about the effect of drop in the value of the US dollar on the Rand anymore. Can you imagine how the ripple effect of government legislative stalemate courses through the whole world from Washington DC t...

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STREETWISE: SUNNYSIDE IN PRETORIA IS LITTLE LAGOS, NIGERIA

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : Feature Articles 
I arrived Lagos around 5p.m. No, did I say Lagos? I meant Pretoria. I was really disturbed and utterly confused. I thought that I have been deceived in the sense that my tour guide has pulled a fast one on me and has driven me back to Lagos from OR Tambo airport where we were coming from.

The winter darkness made my new environment look like downtown Lagos. But my fears were worsened by loud noises and shouts I was hearing as I walked down the Eselen Street. The voices were in Nigerian accent...

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