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More Than 200 Killed in Sri Lanka Church, Hotel Bomb Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More than 200 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in eight bomb blasts that rocked churches and luxury hotels in or near Sri Lanka’s capital on Easter Sunday — the deadliest violence the South Asian island country has seen since a bloody civil war ended a decade ago. Defense Minister Ruwan […]

Everton Thrash Woeful Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A woeful Manchester United suffered their fifth straight away defeat, in all competitions, with a 4-0 English Premier League (EPL) hammering by a vibrant Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday. Manchester United did not manage a shot on target until the 86th minute. It was not surprising then that they fell to […]

Third Mainland Bridge is safe, Says Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, on Sunday said that the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos was safe for use, contrary to a Facebook posting spreading fears about the bridge. The Ministry in a statement attached a video of ongoing under water confirmatory tests on the bridge’s piles. The statement, […]

N30k Minimum Wage Buhari’s Pay Back to Masses -Support Group

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the Buhari Support Organization (BSO) has applauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the new N30,000 minimum wage into law. In a statement issued by the state chairman, Chief Anike Nwoga, made available to African Examiner in Enugu, the group said President Buhari’s name would […]

OPINION: Corruption A La Carte

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com “What is the problem with us Nigerians? We have started printing our own tickets for the Kaduna-Abuja rail services. I learnt ticketing officials hoard tickets so they can sell at triple the normal price. Are we cursed? We kill everything then blame the government. We need to execute by hanging infrastructural […]

Japanese Blind Sailor Makes First Non-Stop Pacific Crossing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A blind Japanese sailor Mitsuhiro Iwamoto has completed a non-stop Pacific crossing, reportedly making him the first visually impaired person to do so. Iwamoto, 52, sailed the 8,700-mile (14,000 km) crossing with the help of a sighted navigator, Doug Smith. His 12m (40 ft) yacht made port in Fukushima Saturday morning, ending his two-month […]

Large Foreign Currencies Found At Ex-Sudan President, Omar al-Bashir’s Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A large hoard of cash has been found at the home of the Sudan’s ousted President Omar al-Bashir. Following this, prosecutors have confirmed that the embattled former Leader is now being investigated over alleged money laundering, Reports said security services allegedly found euros, dollars and Sudanese pounds amounting to over $130m (£100m). Suitcases […]

Onnoghen: Buhari Extends Acting CJN, Muhammad’s Tenure By 3 Months

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Mr. Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad by another three months. The development followed a request this week, for extension by President Buhari to the National Judicial Council (NJC) – a statutory body which is responsible for recommendation of nominees for […]

Osun Government Uncovers 769 Workers With Forged Certificates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Osun Government says it had discovered 769 workers in the state’s civil service working with fake and forged school certificates. In a statement issued Friday by Mr. Adelani Baderinwa, who is supervising the Information and Strategy Ministry, confirmed that the discovery was made after five years of screening carried out by a […]

Ireland’s Journalist, McKee Murdered In Alleged Terrorist Melee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A young Northern Ireland’s journalist, Lyra McKee has been shot dead during a riot which the police considered as a terrorist incident. Dissident republicans have been blamed for the killing, after violence broke out during police searches in Londonderry Thursday. Police claimed that a group known as the New IRA “are likely to be […]

13 People Killed, Many Injured as Church Collapses In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 13 people have been reportedly killed and many were injured when a wall collapsed in South Africa as the Easter service took off at a Pentecostal church. Emergency services confirmed that 29 people were rushed to hospital after the incident which occred in the coastal province of KwaZulu-Natal. The tragedy, […]

At Least 104 Dead in DR Congo Boat Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 104 people were killed after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu in South Kivu province in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo), authorities confirmed on Thursday. During Thursday’s visit to the disaster zone, President Felix Tshisekedi met with the local authorities and families of victims that died during the […]

Wike Suspends 12 Rivers LGAs Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has suspended 12 local government chairmen over allegation on failure to attend state official functions. The suspension was announced in a statement signed by Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu. Those affected according to the statement were: Chairmen of Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, […]

Onnoghen’s Lawyer Faults CCT Ruling; Says It’s ‘’Unconstitutional’’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The head of Legal team to the convicted former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen, Mr. Okon Efut, has described as ‘’unconstitutional’’ the judgment of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), which indicted the immediate past CJN. The Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) has therefore indicated that Onnoghen’s conviction would be appealed […]

CCT Convicts Onnoghen Of False, Non-Assets Declaration, Orders His Removal As CJN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal in Abuja on Thursday convicted Justice Walter Onnoghen, suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) for false and non-assets declaration leveled against him by the Federal Government. Delivering judgment, Justice Danladi Umar, Charmian of the tribunal held that the prosecution was able to prove the allegations against the […]

At Last, Buhari Signs N30,000 New Minimum Wage Bill into Law

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed into law, the new National Minimum Wage Repeal and Re-Enactment Act, 2019. The President assented to the Act Thursday in Abuja. “I expect them (workers) to be more committed to their work at which ever level. “I will like with the cooperation of the Nigeria Labour Congress […]

Exam Fraud: MURIC Calls For Parade of ‘Professional Examination Writers’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has lamented on further decline in the standard of education and called on the Nigerian Police to parade the ‘’professional examination writers’’ allegedly involved in the writing of Joint Admissions Matriculations Board (JAMB) just concluded 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).  . These were contained in the MURIC reaction to […]

Okorocha Upgrades Imo State Polytechnic to University

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, South East Nigeria, has upgraded the Imo state polytechnic Umuagwo to a full-fledged degree awarding university. Following the development, the institution is now to be known as Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo. The governor also inaugurated an implementation committee to oversee the immediate take […]

Man In Police Net For Bathing Wife With Acid

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra state police command on Wednesday in Awka, arrested a man, identified as Mr. Onyeachonam Chinwuba, for allegedly bathing his wife Mrs. Añurika Chinwuba, with harmful substance believed to be acid. According to the state Commissioner for Children and Women Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, who disclosed to newsmen in Awka, […]

Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday As Public Holidays

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has declared Friday, April 19 and Monday, April 22, as Public Holidays to mark the 2019 Easter celebration. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, announced the holiday Wednesday in a statement issued in Abuja, on behalf of the Minister, Lt. Gen (rtd) Abdul Rahman Dambazau. The Minister […]

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