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South Africa grants Ghana visa-free status, denies Nigeria

South AfricaMost people reading this story would actually be expecting this feedback after Nigeria Super Eagles defeated Bafana Bafana of South Africa at the on going AFCON 2019 in 2-1 hours ago.

Suddenly, news emanated today that South Africa’s Department of Home Affairs has added Ghana to a list of seven countries whose nationals will be permitted to enter South Africa visa-free.

Nigeria was not included despite the large volume of trade between the two countries.

South Africa announced in September 2018, that it was finalising a number of visa waiver agreements with other countries including Ghana to allow travellers to enter the country without a visa.

According to the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, citizens of the seven countries are able to enter South Africa without a visa.

“Tourism will soar if we relax visa requirements for entry into South Africa. We know that Tourism is very important for job creation,” he said today at a briefing in South Africa.

“Out of the 193 countries who are member states of the United Nations, the Department has granted visa-free status to 75 countries. Of these 16 are in our continent and are SADC members and 59 are from all over the world.”Image result for nigeria flag

 

 

Super Eagles Coach, Rohr thick Bafana Bafana for trophy

Image result for gernot rohrNigeria head coach Gernot Rohr claims Bafana Bafana are firm favourites to lift the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations following their impressive 1-0 win against Egypt in the Round of 16.

South Africa pulled off the unthinkable last Saturday when they dumped hosts Egypt out of the competition in front of 75, 000 fans at the Cairo International Stadium.

And Rohr feels their remarkable exploits deserve respect, explaining why their achievements surpass their last-16 win over champions Cameroon.

“We saw the game with Egypt against South Africa and we know South Africa well because they were in our group competing for the qualifiers,” he said at the pre-match press conference.

“To beat Egypt, in this circumstance, up against a good team with one of the best players in Africa (Mohamed Salah), it will make them full of confidence.

“They (Bafana Bafana) deserved to win because they were the better team and now for me, if you beat the favourite number one in Egypt, you become the new favourites.”

Rohr added, “We also had a good game against Cameroon, we also have confidence, so we should be expecting a match of high quality.

“I think the strength of our team is the unity and the fighting spirit — and even against South Africa, which has suddenly become the new favourites of the tournament.

“We also have confidence after scoring three goals (against Cameroon) against a team who did not concede a goal in the group stage, so we’re confident also, but for me South Africa in the favourites.”

Bafana take on the Super Eagles on Wednesday evening at the Cairo International Stadium.

Gernot Rohr: Madagascar defeat inspired Super Eagles against Cameroon

Image result for Gernot RohrNigeria Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has revealed that Nigeria’s 2-0 bashing by debutants Madagascar in their final group game at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2019 inspired his side progress to the quarterfinal. The Franco-German could not hide his excitement after Super Eagles defeated the Indomitable Lions 3-2 in the round of 16 cracker at Alexandria Stadium redeem their image. Nigeria went into the half-time break on the back-foot after two strikes from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton N’Jie canceled out Odion Ighalo’s 19th minute opener .

However, Ighalo and Alex Iwobi’s second half goals in the 63rd and 66th minute saw Nigeria reclaim the lead, to claim a 3-2 win at the blast of the final whistle. Speaking moments after the game, Rohr, noted that the victory over the defending champions was the best way to react after the embarrassing defeat against Madagascar.

“I know my team and I know that since last Sunday they want to really do well and win for all the players who made some mistakes,” the 66-year-old Rohr was quoted as saying to journalists by Goal after the game. “We lost the game we never had to lose against Madagascar, but it was a lesson of humility and also the motivation to do really well [against Cameroon]. “We wanted to finish first in the group but we could not. The most important for us was to win this match of the last 16. It happened when I was in Gabon, we won the three matches as host country and we lost in the quarterfinals after 120 minutes via penalties. So sometimes it’s better to have one loss in the group stage and then win in the knockout games,” noted Rohr, who was criticized after Nigeria’s below-the-par performance in the group stage. He further noted that Nigeria’s comeback after the break against Cameroon was a step in the right direction as he plans for the next round. Image may contain: 1 person, outdoor

FIFA bans Maradona from live matches

FIFA strips Maradona off?ambassador role for giving Nigerian fans the ?Middle Finger?Reports have it that football legend Diego Maradona might not watch France versus Argentina live at the stadium on Saturday.

The football governing body FIFA has removed Maradona as an ambassador for FIFA.

He will no longer be paid over his poor conduct during the Argentina and Nigeria match.

Maradona had celebrated Argentine’s second goal by raising his middle finger at fans who were trolling him when the score was at 1-1 draw.

FIFA had considered his behaviour embarrassing and hence will no longer be entitled to the fee he do receives from the world soccer governing body for bringing the spotlight to any world cup match he witnessed live.

He has also been urged to be of good behaviour in the remaining games he’s going to watch at the world cup if he is to avoid a possible stadium ban.

Why president Buhari changed June 12 to Democracy Day

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!President Buhari has declared June 12th as the new date for the celebration of Nigeria’s Democracy Day. President Buhari announced this on twitter this evening. He said the change in date is to honor late MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

The president also said Abiola would be awarded with the Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) title posthumously.

Breaking: President Buhari officially changes Democracy Day to June 12 in honour of MKO Abiola, confers GCFR on Abiola!

Star Actress, Sikiratu Sindodo takes say no to drug abuse crusade to primary school

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Nollywood Star actress, Tayo Odueke who is popularly known as Sikiratu Sindodo @officialsindodotayo has kicked off crusade in going to primary schools to campaign say no to drugs .

While addressing some little kids at a notable school she revealed that there have been increase in the use of drugs amongst our youths.

“We are all aware of the daily increase of illegal use of drugs amongst our Teens and Youths. Drugs like Codeine, Tramadol, Morphine,Rephnol, Marijuana and the likes drugs that we take for granted,these drugs are not found on the street alone,they are majorly found in our homes.
The increase is alarming and heartbreaking, do we wait till every household has a victim of these deadly habits, and then we start begging the Government for rehabilitation we surely have bigger problems that we want the Government to do.
Instead of focusing on the old, A JUST SAY NO AWARENESS CAMPAIGN is to raise and increase awareness against drug abuse amongst teens and youths,to encourage them to understand the positive aspects of not doing drugs, encourage them to leave a drug free life as they are unaware of the long-term effects and damage caused by these drugs………. Let’s use our voices,its loud ,we can do it,lets help our teens and Youth to JUST SAY NO to these dangerous habits that influences them into these life wrecking habit.
Please join me in this movement,
Lets save our children,lets cut this stem now,before it becomes a tree, we are the government ,its all our social responsibility,i can’t do it all alone. Let us fight this cause together” , Sindodo said.

Trending: Davido pays back Sauce Kid, signs him under his DMW Label months after his release from a US prison

Image result for sauce kidDavid Adeleke has paid Sauce Kid back in good coin. Sauce Kid years back before he had problem with U S Federal prison authority had helped Davido to hit the lime light through the song both did together, Carolina.

O B O crooner, Davido has signed US based Nigerian rapper, Babalola Falemi, aka Sauce Kid or Sinzu, under his DMW label.

The rapper who once collaborated with Davido on a hit song ‘Carolina’, was released from a US Federal prison in March 2018 after serving a two year jail term for stealing $15,388 using stolen credit card numbers.

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