Joel Olatunde Agoi

Journalist AFP Lagos Bureau.

Nigerian town is ‘twins capital’ of the world

The town recently hosted its second festival, attracting hundreds of sets of twins dressed in traditional clothes

Nigeria vote tensions rise as counting suspended in volatile state

Most domestic and international observers said last month's presidential vote was credible, despite well-documented problems. But tensions remain high

​Last day of campaigning in Nigeria before polls

Muhammadu Buhari is seeking a second term but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar who has campaigned largely against his record in office

Nigeria’s main opposition party announces candidate ahead of 2019 elections

​Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for re-election in February 2019 against former vice president Atiku Abubakar

Nigeria president to run for second term with party endorsement

Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term in polls scheduled for February 2019

International oil giant is ‘liable for rights violations’ in Nigeria

Shell allegedly helped Nigeria's military commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s.

Nigerian president visits collapsed building site, vows to investigate

President Goodluck Jonathan has vowed to investigate the cause of a building collapse, which has left at least 86 dead.

Nigeria all set to overtake SA as Africa’s largest economy

Nigeria's GDP recalculation due on Sunday is likely to pip it ahead of SA as Africa's largest economy, and could alter perceptions of the continent.

Ghana gold mine collapse leaves 17 illegal workers dead

A gold mine has collapsed in central Ghana, killing 17 people who were working illegally and had been told to leave, say police and an official.

‘Fuel explosion’ and fire erupts at Nigeria’s main port

An explosion and fire hit a barge at Nigeria's main seaport in Lagos, shaking buildings in the area and wounding at least four people, officials said.

Thousands pay respects to Ghana’s John Atta Mills

Thousands of mourners including African leaders, dignitaries and Ghanaian citizens have attended the funeral of president John Atta Mills.

Nigeria’s oil workers threaten to down tools

Nigerian oil workers have threatened to halt production as a strike over fuel prices enters its fourth day and secterian tensions simmer.

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Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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