Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


SA leader Zuma's Nigeria visit officially begins

08 March 2016, 09:48

Abuja - South African President Jacob Zuma's State visit to Nigeria begins today.

He arrived in Abuja on Monday at the invitation of His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari. 

The State visit is scheduled to take place until Wednesday.

A number of issues will be on the agenda- ranging from political and economic issues between the continent's two biggest economies.

Also read: Zuma State Visit to Nigeria confirmed

South Africa and Nigeria have lukewarm bilateral political, economic and social relations underpinned by historical ties dating back from the years of the liberation struggle.

The two countries conduct their bilateral relations through a structured Bi-National Commission (BNC) established in 1999 and have thus signed 34 Bilateral Agreements.

To date, there are over 120 South African companies doing business in Nigeria in various sectors.

These include telecommunications, aviation, tourism, banking, property, retail, entertainment and the fast food industries.

With its large population and vast natural resources, especially oil and gas, Nigeria is South Africa's key trading partner on the continent.

It provides significant opportunities for its exports and investments and is ranked seventh in terms of South Africa's total trade in Africa.

Several ministers are accompanying Zuma. 

- CAJ News


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...