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PRESIDENT BUHARI NOMINATES MR OGUNTUASHE AS AMBASSADOR

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, September 3, 2016, In : News Stories 




President Buhari has sent the names of nominated Ambassadors to the Nigerian National Assembly. This is according to The Cable news online portal -thecable.com- of Thursday 9th June 2016;  "The names were contained in a letter sent to the senate, and read on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday".

"In the letter, the president sought the consent of the senate‎ for the confirmation of the nominees. According to Saraki, Buhari asked that the s...

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254 NIGERIAN RESIDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA DEFRAUD FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF N11 MILLION – CONSUL GENERAL.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, September 3, 2016, In : News Stories 




An article by News Agency of Nigeria was published in various Nigerian Newspapers on the 25th of July 2016 where the outgoing Consul-General of Nigeria Mrs Uche Ajulu-Okeke stated that 254 Nigerian residents in South Africa had defrauded the Federal Government of Nigeria to the tune of 11 million Naira an equivalent of $39, 370, over visa and passport fees at processing centres in South Africa.

The Outgoing Consul General Uche Ajulu-Okeke stated in her interview with the News Agency of Nigeria...

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POLICE SHOT PROTESTING NIGERIAN STUDENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, June 26, 2016, In : News Stories 




Pretoria – South Africa: Six (6) out of twenty nine (29) Nigerian students from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape currently studying under the Niger Delta Presidential Amnesty program of the Federal Government of Nigeria sustained gunshot injuries while many others were injured and tear gassed by members of the South African Police Services (SAPS) during a peaceful rally at the High Commission of Nigeria, Pretoria to protest against their alleged unpai...

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“THE FAMILY OF THE DECEASED AND THE NIGERIAN CONSULATE ARE FULL OF SHIT” – INVESTIGATING POLICE OFFICER.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : News Stories 


The tales of death of Miss Naizi Evah; a 20 years old Nigerian lady, and a final year student at the Vaal University of Technology in Vandebijlpark, Gauteng took a new turn of event on Friday 30th 2014 during a meeting held at the Vaal University of Technology between the University Senior Management, Nigeria High Commission, Nigeria Union South Africa and The Nigerian Voice Newspaper. The deceased was stabbed to death in her room at the premises of the University.

The worrying concerns in the...

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20 YEARS OLD NIGERIAN FEMALE STUDENT STABBED TO DEATH

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : News Stories 


” It is no longer acceptable for a Nigerian to be killed and nothing is done” - A.K Balogun Nigeria High Commission


It was sorrow for the entire Nigerian community in South Africa as the news broke out at around 5pm on Saturday 25th of May 2014 that Miss Naizi Evah; a 20 years old Nigerian lady, and a final year student at the Vaal University of Technology in Vandebijlpark, Gauteng was stabbed to death by an alleged 23 years old Zimbabwean student who was her former boyfriend.


Miss Naizi Ev...

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12 NIGERIANS ARRESTED IN SUNNYSIDE.

Posted by Popoola, Sunday on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : News Stories 


The atmosphere was tense. There were hopes, fears and doubts. The action of arrest gave a serious task to 31 Warrant Officers, 1 Brigadier, 4 Cornels, 17 Lieutenant-Cornel, 32 Captains, 24 Deputy Warrant Officers and 1 Deputy Sergeant of the South African Police as they were forwarded a “Search and Secure Warrant” on 19th May, 2014 to arrest 12 Nigerians who were alleged of committing financial crimes of Cyber, Mass- Marketing, and Fraud Schemes.

The arrest were made in a joint operation b...

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#BRINGBACKOURGIRLS CAMPAIGN: SOUTH AFRICA RALLIES AROUND NIGERIA AGAINST BOKO HARAM

Posted by Ifedayo Oshin on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : News Stories 


If there is anything Boko Haram insurgency has done for Nigeria in the international community, it is the engendering of support for Nigeria from nations and citizens of the world. The twitter handle and trend #BringBackOurGirls has become one of the most popularly discussed and displayed topic and item across digital and physical spaces.

This was passionately demonstrated some weeks ago as some groups of concerned citizens of South Africa, Nigerian community and other nationals galvanised in...

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OBASANJO MEETS BOKO HARAM

Posted by Popoola, Sunday on Sunday, June 8, 2014, In : News Stories 


In an attempt to broker the release of the more than 200 kidnapped school girls, former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo met with the relatives of the members of the insurgent religious sect, Boko Haram between 23rd and 25th May, 2014. The meeting was said to have taken place at Obasanjo’s farm in Ogun State, reported the AFP. 


An anonymous source made it known to the media that ”the meeting was focused on how to free the girls through negotiations”. Confirming the truth of t...

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“I TOOK NDIGBO TO APC”-OWELLE ROCHAS OKOROCHA

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : News Stories 


His Excellency the Governor of Imo State Owelle Rochas Anayo Okorocha (OON) and the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly was in South Africa and they seized the opportunity to meet with people of Imo state for an interactive session, and to give account of his stewardship in governance. He met with them on the 24th of April 2014 at Rodizio Brazilian Restaurant in Leaping Frog Center, Fourways-Johannesburg.

The Governor apologised to the Nigerian High Commissioner His Excellency Ambassador Sunda...

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NIGERIA BUSINESS EXPO WILL WIPE AWAY FEARS AND RESTORE CONFIDENCE:

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : News Stories 


“If Africa is to move forward, Nigeria and South Africa must come together and stand out. Words on the streets of Nigeria are that South Africa in terms of business is as big as Nigeria. It is therefore not in doubt that there is a quiet competition between both countries. But by and large, most businessmen agree that both countries need to synergize and constantly learn from one another. Nigeria and South Africa are the biggest economies on the African continent and if Africa must stand ou...

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CONSULAR/NIGERIA UNION CARD STARTS END OF JULY.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : News Stories 


The president of Nigeria Union South Africa (NUSA), Hon. Ikechukwu Anyene has confirmed that the much anticipated Consular Card will start before the end of July. Hon Ayene made this known in an interview with The Nigerian Voice Newspaper at his office on Struben Street in Pretoria on the 26th of April 2014. “We believe that before the end of July the consular card will be launched and we will take it from there”, declares Anyene.

Hon. Anyene explained that the card will double as a Consul...

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JOSHUA IS MY FIRST CHILD IN 20 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : News Stories 


On Sunday 20th of April 2014, the Nigerian community and media fraternity gathered at the Redeemed Christian Church of God on Lynwood road, Pretoria to celebrate with Mr. and Mrs. Collins Atohengbe, the Bureau Chief of Voice of Nigeria in South Africa for the formal Christian dedication of their first child Joshua Osaorenekhoenoma Olaoluwakiitan Oladipupo.
The elated new father, Mr Atohengbe  told our reporters at the event;  “the celebration is so interesting because Joshua is my first chi...

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NIGERIAN WIVES HOST AWARENESS MARCH: ONE LOVE, ONE NATION, ONE CONTINENT

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, May 10, 2014, In : News Stories 


Johannesburg, South Africa: Sunday 27th of April 2014 was Freedom Day in South Africa. South African women married to Nigerian nationals in South Africa; United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (UNIWSA) and their children took advantage of the day to organize a visibility march/event themed: ONE LOVE, ONE NATION, ONE CONTINENT. The march took place from Banato Park to Cathedral of Christ the King Church on Smith Street in Johannesburg where participants were later entertained. The event was org...

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NIGERIA, SOUTH AFRICA BUSINESS EXPO GETS A MAJOR BOOST.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : News Stories 



Goaty Media House has for the past one year being working out modalities on the first ever Nigeria Business Expo and Carnival in South Africa. On Tuesday the 11th of March 2014, the CEO of Goaty Media House Mega Abodedele and officials of Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) signed a partnership Memorandum of Understanding at the NIPC building in Abuja so as to achieve a successful event with new dates on the 31st of July and 1st August 2014, and 2nd of August 2014 for the Carnival...

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NIGERIAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY DEMANDS COMPREHENSIVE LIST OF ABUSED NIGERIANS

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Sunday, April 6, 2014, In : News Stories 



In a strong-worded letter sent to the Nigerian Diplomatic mission in South Africa, the Nigerian National Assembly have demanded that all Nigerians living in South Africa should as a matter of urgency and importance submit all cases of police brutality, unresolved cases of Police Brutality, Police murder, unresolved killing of Nigerians and unfair treatment of Nigerians by South African Police Service (SAPS).

The Nigerian lawmakers are not happy at the way South African police are treating Nige...

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NIGERIA WILL HAVE THE THIRD BIGGEST POPULATION BY 2050

Posted by Joshua Keating on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : News Stories 
The most important demographic story over the next few decades could be Nigeria. From a new Pew Research Global Attitudes Project report about attitudes toward aging around the world:

India, it is projected, will secure global demographic primacy by 2050. The population of India is expected to increase by more than 400 million from 2010 to 2050, to 1.6 billion. Meanwhile, the population of China may increase by only 25 million, remaining at about 1.4 billion. The U.S. is projected to add 89 mi...

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NIGERIA SET TO BECOME AFRICA’S BIGGEST ECONOMY

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : News Stories 



Pretoria, South Africa - Nigeria is set to become the biggest economy in Africa, as stated by eye witness news.

In the coming month, Nigeria will finally complete a rebasing of its gross domestic product (GDP) data, which is likely to see Africa’s top oil-producing nation dethrone South Africa and become the continent’s largest economy in terms of its GDP size. In 2012, the World Bank estimated Nigeria’s economic output at $263bn and South Africa’s at $384bn. According to projections ...

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MUDI AFRICA LAUNCHES OUTLET IN SANDTON

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Thursday, March 6, 2014, In : News Stories 



Sandton, South Africa: Nigerian award winning Fashion perfectionist, MUDI Africa International Designs on Wednesday 19th February 2014 launched his Sandton, Johannesburg outlet at 126, 11th Street, Parkmore, by the entrance of Homebaze restaurant.

Clement Mudiaga Enajemo, has over eighteen years experience in the fashion industry, he has always surpassed the expectations of his clients by providing them with outstanding and world class designs. It was as a result of this initial success that ...

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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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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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“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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REPLACEMENT OF YELLOW CARD AVAILABLE IN S.A.

Posted by on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


The Consul-General of Nigeria on 12th September, 2013 advised at the Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, that Nigerians living in South Africa do not have to travel home to get the new Yellow Fever Card as measures would be put in place to replace the Old ones.

In an interview with the Nigerian Voice Newspaper, Mr. Okey Emuchay said that “logistics on this would be made, as he would meet with the Minister of Health soon on this. The case is not intended that our nationals would now have to t...

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‘’IT IS INCUMBENT ON US TO TELL OUR STORY”—Nigerian Consul-General.

Posted by on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


Nigerians living in South Africa have been advised to learn the ways, laws and regulations of their host country, said the Consul-General recently in an interview at Johannesburg.

Mr. Okey Emuchey made his point clear to all Nigerians that South Africa is not Nigeria. In his briefing, he insisted that Nigerians must know how things are done in South Africa. “You must comport yourself becase if you have brushes with the law, the long arm of the Law would catch up with you”, he warned.

He add...

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ANC, SAPS CONDEMN XENOPHOBIC ATTACK ON NIGERIANS

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


The reaction of the South African government through the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) has proven beyond reasonable doubt that xenophobic attack on foreigners is unlawful and intolerable in South Africa. Rather it is often the cruel activities of some ignorant and unscrupulous individuals who engage in such inhuman acts for selfish reasons. This was demonstrated in the case of recent xenophobic attack on some Nigerians living Port-Nolloth community of the Northern Cape, who were forceful...

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UNITED NIGERIAN WIVES IN SOUTH AFRICA (UNWISA) LAUNCHED IN JOHANNESBURG

Posted by on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


On the 10th August 2013, women who are married to Nigerian citizens living in South Africa officially launched an organization, United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (UNWISA) aimed at fighting discrimination against them, their husbands and children at St. Aidans Anglican Church, Yeoville, Johannesburg.

 Mrs. Lindelwa Uche, the chairperson of the United Nigerian Wives in South Africa (UNWISA), said that South African society does not take their marriage to Nigerians as serious relationships. ...

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ANC, SAPS CONDEMN XENOPHOBIC ATTACK ON NIGERIANS

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


The reaction of the South African government through the South Africa Police Service (SAPS) has proven beyond reasonable doubt that xenophobic attack on foreigners is unlawful and intolerable in South Africa. Rather it is often the cruel activities of some ignorant and unscrupulous individuals who engage in such inhuman acts for selfish reasons. This was demonstrated in the case of recent xenophobic attack on some Nigerians living Port-Nolloth community of the Northern Cape, who were forceful...

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“SUSTAIN THE GOOD IMAGE OF THE COUNTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA”- TAMBUWAL, SPEAKER HOUSE OF REPS NIGERIA.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


The Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal has commended His Excellency, the Nigerian Consul-General, Mr Okay Emuchay (MFR), on Tuesday 3rd of September 2013 night at an organised dinner.

The Speaker commended the Consul-General for bringing all Nigerians living in South Africa together. He stated this at the dinner organized for him and other members attending the 59th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Johannesburg. The Nigerian Voice newspaper publisher was among th...

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NIGERIAN WINS BEST MATHEMATICIAN AWARDS IN LIMPOPO!

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 


The exploits of Mr. Omoh Ezom as the winner of three Mathematics educator’s awards in Limpopo is a testament to the fact that, in-spite of a few bad sheep of the Nigerian family, majority of Nigerian citizens are quietly making positive impacts in their host communities across South Africa.

Omoh is a Nigerian-trained mathematician and educator. Motivated by the desire to correct erroneous belief that; ‘an average Nigerian must engage in illegal activities’ to survive in South Africa, Omo...

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NEW YELLOW FEVER CARD FROM 1ST OCTOBER 2013; “Holds Several Security Features”, - Nigerian Health Minister Stated.

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Tuesday, January 28, 2014, In : News Stories 

The Minister of Health, Prof. Onyebuchi Chukwu, has said that the issuance of the yellow fever vaccination card will be centralised from Oct. 1. He made this known at a dinner in Johannesburg organized by the Consul-General of Nigeria Consulate in South Africa. The minister said that only people vaccinated by health officials will be issued new yellow fever card which would be printed solely by the federal ministry of health.

“Nigeria is one of the 44 countries that are prone to the spread o...

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NIGERIAN BUSINESS VISAS IN 48 HOURS

Posted by Olaniyi Abodedele on Saturday, January 18, 2014, In : News Stories 


Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa; The Nigerian High Commissioner, Ambassador Sunday Yusuf while addressing members of the South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce on the 21st of November 2013 stated that the Nigerian High Commission, South Africa will process business visas for business people visiting Nigeria in 48 hours.

The Nigerian ambassador said that, “I can assure you, if you come to us you business people, you will get your visa in not more than 48 hours, and I can beat my chest t...

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