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Nigerian Taxify driver shot dead in South Africa

The Nigerian union in South Africa (NUSA) on Sunday confirmed the untimely death of Benjamin Okoronkwo, a 43-year-old Taxify driver, in Johannesburg. Okoronkwo hails from Okposi, Ohaozara local government area in Ebonyi state. According to a statement issued by Ikele Odefa, the union’s assistant national publicity secretary, the deceased was shot dead by unknown

British PM appoints Nigerian as minister

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has appointed Nigerian Olukemi Olufunto Badenoch as a junior minister in his cabinet as a new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. The 39-year-old Badenoch was born in London but grew up in Lagos Nigeria but left the country back to the UK at 16. She is

South African policemen allegedly torture Nigerian to death

Godsgift Onyedinefu A Nigerian, Maxwell Okoye has been allegedly killed by men of the South African Police Service. Joshua Itua, vice-president of Nigerian Union in South Africa, said Okoye, from Oji River local government area of Enugu state, was “tortured to death” at Ladysmith, Kwa-zulu-Natal province, in the early hours of Friday. According to

Another Nigerian allegedly killed by South African Police

The President of the Nigerian Citizens Association South Africa (NICASA), Ben Okoli, has raised alarm over the circumstances surrounding the death of a Nigerian, Ebuka Udugbo, allegedly killed by South African Police. Mr Okoli said this in a letter to the Consul General, Nigerian Consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, a copy

Saudi Arabia releases another Nigerian arrested for drug trafficking

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Saudi Arabia’s government has released one Ibrahim Abubakar, a Nigerian arrested over alleged drug trafficking. Bashir Ahmad, the media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari confirmed  his release on Thursday by via his official Twitter handle. Friday Akpan, an acting spokesperson for the ministry of foreign affairs had earlier announced that

Nigerian elected Mayor of London Borough

Jude Johnson A Nigerian, Ernest Ezeajughi, has made history by winning election as the first Black Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, United Kingdom. Reports has it that Ezeajughi, a native of Anambra State, was elected Mayor on the April 16, 2019 by the College of Councillors on Brent,

Nigerian debut novelist among finalists for Women’s Prize

Nigerian debut novelist Oyinkan Braithwaite and UK Booker Prize winner Anna Burns are among six finalists for the international Women’s Prize for Fiction. Braithwaite is nominated for her darkly comic sibling story “My Sister, the Serial Killer,” and Burns for “Milkman,” set during Northern Ireland’s Troubles. The list announced Monday includes two

Another Nigerian arrested in Saudi Arabia for smuggling cocaine

Another Nigerian has been arrested at Jeddah Airport, in Saudi Arabia, for allegedly smuggling about 1,138g of cocaine. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Diaspora, Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said on Friday. Dabiri-Erewa in an interview with newsmen in Abuja expressed disappointment that this was coming shortly after a Nigerian lady

Cult War: Another Nigerian shot dead in South Africa

Godsgift Onyedinefu  A Nigerian was allegedly shot dead on Sunday morning in a deadly clash between two cult groups, in Pretoria, South Africa. The Publisher of The Nigerian Voice Newspaper, South Africa, Mr. Olaniyi Abodedele, revealed this in a statement signed and obtained by Global Sentinel on Sunday. He stated that the deceased whose identity

Family of US-detained Nigerian Man cries out, seeks FG’s intervention

Trouble for Mr. Ayodeji Ojo, a middle-aged man,when he visited the United States of America (USA), in August 2016, together with his wife and two other persons, Mr. Olufolajimi Ayodeji Abegunde, a Nigerian resident in Atlanta, Georgia, out of caring friendship and affectionate compassion, warmly hosted and accommodated his friend,