• Nigeria: How Nigerians Profited From Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

    The six-years wait to see two of the world's most glamorous boxers, Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather, square up in a commercial match eventually ended on Saturday, as the two treaded punches at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Although the Philippines and America felt more of the buzz, being home countries of Pacquiao and Mayweather respectively, others still had some profitable tales to tell. Nigeria is no exception as, as inestimable number of fans and curious people kept vigil till early hours of Sunday to watch the match. A week to the epic fight, proprietors of football match viewing centres in Nigeria had made arrangements to accommodate boxing fans, following the hype the fight generated in Nigeria.

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  • Vuzu's rich kids: The upper class skhotanes - City Press

    Two of these three apply to the new reality show Rich Kids. Entertainment introduced the Rich Kids of Beverly Hills last year, it was intriguing to catch a glimpse of a day in the life of the children of the US’s megarich. Every week the show will introduce a new rich South African kid and show us their luxurious life. The star, Nape Phasha (21), seemed like a nice-enough guy as he showed off his expensive tastes.

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  • Emmanuel's journey home begins where life was ended

    The coffin carrying the body of the man initially identified as Emmanuel Sithole was placed next to where his stall had stood - and where the fatal attack had started. The images taken of Josias as he was beaten and knifed on the streets of Alexandra, Johannesburg, became the rallying point for many South Africans and government agencies during the recent wave of xenophobic violence, even as the Presidency denied the killing was xenophobic. The South African government instead deemed his murder "an act of criminality". On Monday, President Jacob Zuma said he was in the country illegally and that his real name was Josias.

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  • DJ Sbu in MoFire… - Crime & Courts | IOL News

    SUPPLIED DJ Sbu was arrested for drunk driving on Saturday and his Porsche was impounded by the cops in Krugersdorp. Johannesburg - THE arrest on drunk driving allegations of troubled radio DJ and musician DJ Sbu Leope brings to a climax what has been a difficult year for the self-styled businessman. Leope was nabbed about 4am on Saturday in the Randfontein area, west of Johannesburg. The news of his latest brush with the law was broken by Kaya FM on Saturday.

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  • Military nabs Boko Haram food & food supplier

    The successes recorded following the offensive by the Nigerian troops in the last two weeks.

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  • Home Affairs ‘battling to deal with influx’ - Politics | IOL News

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni, right, enjoys a light moment after briefing the press. Johannesburg - The tide of illegal immigrants flowing into the country has stretched Home Affairs’ inspectorate to the limit, leading the department to plead for more resources. Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni told MPs this week that his 700-member immigration unit was unable to cope with the “thousands” of illegal immigrants a day who entered the country. In 2005, the department’s revamped National Immigration Branch was launched to offer a specialist, professional and hi-tech service to incoming foreign visitors and clamp down on illegal immigrants.

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  • Khama defends Zuma at SADC summit - Africa | IOL News

    DoC Botswana's President Ian Khama reportedly came to the aid of President Jacob Zuma telling African leaders that South Africa can t be looked at as the employment bureau for the region . Johannesburg - After taking a pounding from African governments over xenophobic attacks in South Africa, President Zuma was delighted when Botswana President Ian Khama came to his defence at this week’s regional summit in Harare. Khama was apparently the unnamed leader quoted saying at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit on industrialisation that “South Africa can’t be looked at as the employment bureau for the region”.

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  • Nigeria: South African Groups to Double Nigeria Investments

    As xenophobia diplomatic tension between Nigeria and South Africa dies down, South African companies are taking bullish positions on the Nigerian economy, apparently crowding out local competition. Two of the South African companies have, Pepkor and Shoprite, amongst many others have announced expansion program that would more than double their stakes in the Nigerian economy. Pepkor Ltd., the South African clothing retailer bought by Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd. for $5.7 billion in 2014, plans to double its presence in Nigeria with 10 store openings per year through 2018.

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  • Vavi snubs Malema call | The New Age Online

    Zwelinzima Vavi has snubbed Julius Malema’s call for a rival labour federation to Cosatu.

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  • Nigeria: Air Force Video Shows Boko Haram Running From Battle

    A video released Sunday by PR-Nigeria, media consultant to the security agencies shows Boko Haram terrorists running away from battle as attack helicopters bombard their locations. The aerial video shows the terrorists in disarray, running from approaching Air Force fighter jets and troops in Sambisa forest. The video further shows the dislodged and disorganized terrorists on flight in different directions and running helter-skelter in the expansive forest. Another video depicts how vulnerable women and children were cautiously and deliberately guided to safety by the Nigerian pilots.

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  • Robert Marawa’s baby mama airs dirty laundry in open letter - SundayWorld

    Sun May 03 17:08:34 SAST 2015 In a lengthy open letter Zoe, who is reportedly expecting a second child with Lebo M, expresses how Robert has been neglecting his duties as a father to their son.Read

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  • Pacquiao is a hell of a fighter: Mayweather

    "He is a hell of a fighter," Mayweather said of Pacquiao, the Filipino icon who has won world titles in an unprecedented eight weight divisions. Mayweather expected to rake in $200 million and Pacquiao was in line for a potential $100 million payday once revenue from sources including pay-per-view television sales was counted. "When the history books are written, this fight will have been worth the wait," Mayweather said, adding that 19 years of ring experience had prepared him for the most scrutinized fight of his career. "He's a very awkward fighter, so I had to take my time and watch him close," Mayweather said.

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  • UNEMBARGOED: The DA’s credibility gap

    THERE is a text message doing the rounds in Democratic Alliance (DA) circles. "Dear Friends, our greatest problem in winning votes from the black community is the perception that we are a ‘white’ Party and that our ‘black’ Leadership is not genuine but merely ‘faces’ of the party. If Athol wins the Federal chair position Mmusi will not succeed because the ANC will drive the perception that Athol is actually leading the party and that Mmusi is only a ‘figure head’. The people referred to in the text message are Athol Trollip, Mmusi Maimane and Makashule Gana.

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  • Southern Africa: Mugabe Gives SADC Delegates Comic Relief

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe was at the centre of a cocktail of drama and comedy during the just-ended Sadc Extra-Ordinary Summit in Harare on Wednesday as age continues to take its toll on the 91-year-old leader. Mugabe, who is the Sadc and African Union chairperson, stole the limelight as expected. Known for his penchant for smartness and being particular with his taste, Mugabe shocked many, including his colleague presidents who had lined up for a group photo session when he reached the left pocket of his jacket and took out a plastic hair comb and began to comb his hair in public.

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  • Nigeria: Fans Tell AKA to Relocate to Nigeria

    Talented rapper, AKA is in hot soup with his fans currently after he declared that he's ashamed of his South African passport, and that he is more respected in Nigeria than in South Africa. The artiste was in Nigeria for the All Star edition of a club musical event. "I feel more respected and welcomed in Nigeria than I do in South Africa and that's the sad truth.

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  • Actress Mary Makhatho kicks 'limp' Ben10 to the curb - SundayWorld

    Now staying with his sickly father in Mohlakeng, on the West Rand, Mohohlo confirmed Makhatho booted him out of her crib after complaining he was, among others, limp in bed . Makhatho, who plays Connie in the e.tv series, said her ex-Ben10 should return the things she helped him acquire and stop being a chatterbox.

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  • RIP skinny jeans… according to Google - IOL SciTech

    INDEPENDENT MEDIA Skinny jeans are so last year, according to Google. Google thinks it has found a way to help. The search giant has released its first fashion trends report, which analysed billions of searches to figure out what shoppers are interested in this season and how that has changed relative to previous years. Google’s full report is a fascinating read for any fashion junkie.

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  • ANC conference aborted amid chaos - Politics | IOL News

    South Africa's Premier Online News Source. Discover the world of IOL, News South Africa, Sport, Business, Financial, World News, Entertainment, Technology, Motoring, Travel, Property, Classifieds & more.

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  • Two more women accuse Cosby - IOL Tonight

    Two more women, a writer and an actress, on Friday said comedian Bill Cosby had sexually assaulted them decades ago, bringing the list of his accusers to more than 40. Actress Lili Bernard and writer Sammie Mays made the allegations against the comedian at a news conference with prominent lawyer Gloria Allred the day before the last show of Cosby’s national comedy tour in Atlanta. Cosby, 77, best known for his role as Dr Cliff Huxtable on the hit TV series The Cosby Show, has never been charged over any of the allegations. Cosby’s attorney, Marty Singer, has previously dismissed similar allegations by other women as “discredited” and “defamatory”.

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  • World's 'biggest' Prada store set to open in Sandton

    "Yep, our uniform is Prada. The luxury Italian brand has, of course, arrived in South Africa, setting up home in Sandton City's R185-million new wing, aptly called Diamond Walk. It is not for the faint-hearted - Prada's neighbours include a revamped Louis Vuitton megastore, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry and Gucci. Oh, of course, there is Jimmy Chooooo, too!

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