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At Mandela’s Burial: Graca is Woman of the Moment

At Mandela’s Burial: Graca is Woman of the Moment

Just how much important is Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former wife of late Nelson Mandela? Not much to Jacob Zuma, South African president. Dressed in black and seated very close to Graca Machel, Mandela’s widow at the memorial service for Mandela in Soweto, South Africa, Winnie failed to make the list of dignitaries recognized by Zuma. Reading

Zuma Extols Mandela’s Virtues, Honours Him

Jacob Zuma, the South African president has called on South Africans to cease mourning but celebrate the fact that they are Mandela’s compatriots having lived through his time. The South African president was addressing the crowd of foreign dignitaries and South Africans who gathered at the FNB stadium in Soweto. Incidentally that was where the

Rites of Passage for Mandela

Thousands of people, including about 80 heads of governments, are converging on the FNB Stadium Soweto, South Africa to participate in the funeral rites of Nelson Mandela. President Jacob Zuma, the incumbent president of the country has just finished addressing the mammoth crowd at the stadium. Mandela who died last Thursday is loved by people

The Final Walk to Freedom

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 95, first black president of post apartheid South Africa, takes the final bow   After a year of ill health and several scares that he was set to depart earthly life, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, famous anti-apartheid icon and one of the world’s beloved statesmen, finally passed away peacefully at his home in

The Agagu Plane Crash: Jonathan Mourns

President Goodluck Jonthan has expressed shock at the news of the plane crash involving the remains of the late Olusegun Agagu, former governor of Ondo state, relations and friends of the deceased.   A statement issued by Reuben Abati, presidential spokesperson says the President ‘feels and shares the grief and pains of the Agagu family.’

Federal Executive Meeting

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Nigeria’s highest policy making body at its meeting in Abuja today approved a policy for holistic transformation of local automotive industry that will phase out importation of vehicles. [Details will be posted later.]

Federal Executive Meeting

  The Federal Executive Council, FEC, Nigeria’s highest policy making body at its meeting in Abuja today approved a policy for holistic transformation of local automotive industry that will phase out importation of vehicles. [Details will be posted later.]  

Mandela Invites the World

A good number of world leaders are being expected to gather this weekend in South Africa to give their last respect to Nelson Mandela, former president of the country and the man who led the struggle for a free South Africa.   Mandela, fondly called Madiba by friends and loved ones or Tata, meaning father,

Property Scandal: The Untold Story

It is a classic case of the hunter becoming the hunted. At least, that is the impression that was etched on the minds of many who followed the recent Senate inquest into allegations of corruption levelled against the nation’s embassy in the United States, US. As a matter of fact, in contention was an allegation

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