• The Massive Real Estate of the Jonathans

    Lying next to it is an elephant project that could not be completed since tenure of corrupt former governor of the State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha. President Goodluck Jonathan while he was governor of Bayelsa State took over the project but also did not finish it. The first lady’s new hotel is only few months away from completion and almost ready for business. Also in Otueke the family compound of the Jonathans is being fully guarded by military men.

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  • Zimbabwe: Mugabe Ambushed and Humiliated in Nigeria

    PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe may perhaps have to find another phrase to describe Nigeria after he was humiliated by a group of journalists who took him to task over his prolonged stay in power and lack of democracy in Zimbabwe. As soon as Mugabe and his entourage had arrived for president Buhari's inauguration, Nigerian journalists swarmed around his vehicle to ask a barrage of provocative questions, in apparent contempt for the 91-year old strongman. Was Mugabe happy to be in Nigeria? What was his feeling over the fact that he was in Abuja to witness a democratic handover of power when there was no such in his own country?

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  • Police officers caught sleeping on duty

    Pictures of police officers allegedly sleeping while on duty went viral on social media on Monday. Uploaded onto Facebook by Amoré Sameera Jooste, the images show the two officers seemingly in deep sleep in a Wierdabrug police van, Rekord Centurion reported. The men were parked outside a Pick n Pay Express shop at the BP petrol station in Eldoraigne, Centurion, south of Pretoria at around 04:00 on Sunday morning, Jooste said. Crime Line head Yusuf Abramjee also shared the images on his Facebook and said: “I have asked the Gauteng police commissioner to urgently investigate this and take the necessary action.

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  • SA’s 2010 huge ticket sales shock - Soccer

    The controversy swirling around South Africa’s 2010 World Cup has deepened further with fresh claims that Fifa allegedly identified serious issues with South Africa’s bid two weeks before choosing it as the host nation – but did nothing about it. This was because football’s world governing body was more concerned with putting on a good “TV show” when it named South Africa as the winning bidder, according to a new report, which also says the tournament has left the country with “an oversupply of underutilised stadiums”. The report says South Africans are still shouldering the financial burden of the tournament years down the line. The research, published by a British academic days before nine Fifa officials were charged with decades of corruption, appears to undermine the idea that the organisation has been a positive force in Africa – a factor that played a key part in Sepp Blatter’s re-election as president, on Friday.

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  • Twitter reacts to lion attack - Connect

    On Monday afternoon a woman was killed at the Lion Park, located just outside of Johannesburg after she was pulled from the car by, well, a lion. Brochures are handed out to all of the tourists who visit the park,” Scots Simpson, operations manager at the park, told Fourways Review.

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  • New visa regulations kick in today

    New visa regulations have officially taken effect this morning amid concerns that tourism could be severely affected. As of today, children traveling in and out of South Africa will be required to present unabridged birth certificates at airports across the country. If the new visa regulations are having an impact on flights in and out of South Africa at OR Tambo International Airport this morning, there’s no sign of it yet. The first of the morning international flights has arrived and several children are making their way through the arrivals hall.

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  • Smith wears dress to friend’s prom - Tonight News

    Jaden Smith wore a dress to take Amandla Stenberg to her prom. The 16-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith - who has previously been linked to Kendall Jenner - ditched the traditional tuxedo for a black and white dress with a black suit jacket to attend the 16-year-old actress' party to celebrate graduating from high school.

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  • Confirmed: Chiefs fire Khune, Mashamaite and Masango

    “Mandla was made an offer and then he made a counter offer and we made another counter offer and he came back with another counter offer. Mandla has been here for too long but obviously his actions speak louder than words. “With Tefu it was a scenario where he was made an offer quite early to renew his contract, his agent came back with a counter offer. The long and short of it is that we decided that we cannot go forward and therefore we have terminated negotiations as far as Mashamaite is concerned.

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  • Caitlyn Jenner: I was 'mistreated' by Kris Jenner

    The 65-year-old former Olympian - who was previously known as Bruce Jenner before undergoing a gender transition - says she chose to end her relationship with the 59-year-old television personality because of the way she was treated. People would see how I got mistreated. Caitlyn also admitted things changed when the pair secured a contract for Keeping Up With The Kardashians. "The relationship was different.

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  • South Africa: Cape Town Ready for 'Two Weeks Without Power'

    The possibility of a complete countrywide power failure of up to two weeks has forced the Cape Town City Council to be prepared at the highest level for such an event, reported Netwerk24 on Friday. Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has asked the public "not to panic". In March, the national disaster management team held an information session with the provincial government and asked that preparations should be made for what was described as the "highly unlikely" possibility of a complete blackout across the country. "Although the possibility is very small, the impact of such an event could be disastrous," said De Lille at an information session for the media, which took place on Thursday.

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  • The other side of the Limpopo, part one: How Zimbabweans deal with ‘xenophobic’ violence | Daily Maverick

    The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is located in a sprawling Rhodesian-era bungalow on Samora Machel Avenue, in the Harare suburb of Eastlea. The Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition is, as one would expect from a country terminally in crisis, always busy. Lewanika is a big man with a deep voice dressed in a black suit, who understands that the trouble confronting his countrymen at home and abroad is a feedback loop of violence and shame. The so-called “xenophobic” or “Afrophobic” violence that bedevils Zimbabweans in South Africa is little more than a reflection of the violence that bedevils Zimbabweans at home.

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  • Investing in a new passport

    With enough money you can buy anything, even a foreign citizenship. “For families with means, it’s really just about giving yourself and your kids options,” says Andrew J. Taylor, vice-chair of Henley & Partners, the company that basically created the citizenship-by-investment concept, turned around the fortunes of a struggling Caribbean island, St Kitts & Nevis. Around 90% of Henley & Partners’ clients don’t want to move from their home country immediately, but would like to do so at a future date or want the convenience of multiple passports, says Taylor. Its latest Visa Restriction Index says South Africans can access 97 of 199 countries visa-free.

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  • Young sibling tired of Keeping Up - IOL Tonight

    Instagram A selfie posted by Kylie Jenner on April 13, 2015.

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  • How Did This Woman's Decision Not To Shave Become A Megaviral News Story?

    Yasmin Gasimova hoped to write an opinion piece about beauty standards, but instead became the unwanted focus of a viral news story. BuzzFeed News spoke to the Liverpool University student about he...

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  • Nigeria: 2015 Election - Jonathan Refused to Listen to Us - Asari Dokubo

    Ex-militant leader, Alhaji Asari Dokubo, has described the recent 2015 general elections as "the most rigged election Nigeria has ever experienced, as it was not free and fair". Alhaji Dokubo made his stand known Sunday, during a chat with the media in Owerri, also explained that he was in Imo to be part of the Biafra Day celebration with his Biafran brothers and sisters. The elections were not free and fair.

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  • Nigeria: Jonathan Politically Finished - Okonjo-Iweala's Image in Tatters - Laolu Akande

    In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, conducted before President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in, respected American-based Nigerian journalist, Laolu Akande, says former President Goodluck Jonathan was never competent to rule Nigeria. Why are you here in Nigeria?

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  • Chiefs parts ways with Khune | The New Age Online

     Kaizer Chiefs have amicably parted ways with goalkeeper and Captain Itumeleng Khune, the club chairman confirmed at a media briefing at the club village on Tuesday. “The Club and Itumeleng Khune have agreed to part ways. There has been wide speculation about Khune's next move after the club could not afford to meet his salary demands. Khune is expected to sign for Mamelodi Sundowns after the club has shown huge interest in the former Bafana player.

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  • "Game Of Thrones" Finally Introduced The Most Beloved Giant Of All Time

    6. Wun-Wun’s character also has mythic status among fans for being an in-joke between author George R.R. Martin and his friend Patrick St. Denis. Martin, a fan of the New York Giants, made a bet with Denis, a Dallas Cowboys supporter: If the Cowboys ever had a better season than the Giants then George would write Denis as a character into his books…and kill him violently.

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  • Obama, others say final goodbyes to BB - Tonight News

    REUTERS/Rogelio V. Solis A family member is brought to tears during B.B. King's funeral in Indianola, Mississippi on May 30, 2015. B.B. King was laid to rest on Saturday in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. The blues musician died aged 89 on 14 May in Las Vegas, where he lived, and a private viewing and invitation-only memorial service was held there before his body was moved back to Mississippi for a service held at Bell Grove Missionary Baptist Church, which is just off B.B. King Road, per the singer's request. Around 500 people were in the church for the service which honoured King's life, including his longtime personal assistant Myron Johnson, who told stories of his first meetings with the 'Rock Me Baby' hitmaker - when the musician told him he could call him whatever he wanted, so long as he didn't call him 'Pops' - to his last evening with the legend, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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  • Zuma turning SA into a joke - Lekota

    President Jacob Zuma wants someone who can fulfil his wishes to be the boss of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA). Lekota said Zuma was ridding himself of NPA boss Mxolisi Nxasana because he was independent. As someone who had reckless and negligent and drunken driving charges only provisionally withdrawn against him in 2011, Zuma may have found his man in the NPA’s deputy director of Public Prosecutions Dr Mashau Silas Ramaite.

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