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Saudi Arabia World Cup Team Plane Catches Fire Mid Air

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi Arabia’s official team plane caught fire in midair as they travelled to their next World Cup match. Flames were seen from the engine as the Russian Airlines Airbus was en route to Rostov where they take on Uruguay on Wednesday. An official statement from the football association read: “The Saudi Football […]

National Convention: Enugu APC Adopts Oshiomhole for Chairman

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the June 23rd National Convention of the ruling All Progressive Congress{APC), draws near, the Enugu State Chapter of the party has adopted immediate past Governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as its candidate for the  National Chairmanship position. The convention has been fixed for June 23rd at the Eagle square […]

1500 Nigerians in Italian Prisons, Says Envoy 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Italian Ambassador to Nigeria, Stefanou Pontesilli, says no fewer than 1500 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in Italy. Pontesilli made the disclosure in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. “In Italy we have about 1500 Nigerians in jail for various offences. It is a big number. We sometimes send […]

Anglican Church Hails Buhari For Granting Financial Autonomy to State Legislature, Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Anglican Diocese of Udi in Enugu State has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Financial Autonomy Bill for State Houses of Assembly and Judiciary into law. The diocese stated this in a communiqué released on Sunday after the first session of its fourth Synod, held from June 7 to 10 […]

“APC National Convention Will Be Hitch-Free”

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has expressed optimism that the forthcoming ruing All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention scheduled for June 23rd in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, will be hitch-free. Speaking with newsmen in Enugu on Sunday, the APC chieftain said that there was no call for alarm. […]

Ronaldo’s Sensational Hat Trick Denies Spain Perfect World Cup Start

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick, Diego Costa countered with two goals, and the 2018 World Cup’s first full day got a welcome shot of energy as Portugal rallied on a late Ronaldo free kick to salvage a 3-3 tie with Spain. Ronaldo, who had scored on a penalty kick in the […]

Eid-El-Fitri: Bayelsa Government Preaches Peace, Unity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has congratulated Muslim faithful in the state and across the country on the successful completion of the Ramadan. A statement by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson enjoined Muslims to live in peace with one another irrespective of any differences. He said as they celebrate […]

Sultan Declares Sighting of Moon, Friday As Sallah Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has declared Friday June 15, 2018 as the day to mark the Eid-el-Fitr as well as the end of Ramadan fasting. Sultan announced the sighting of the new moon of the month Shawwal in a broadcast in Sokoto Thursday. The Islamic month of Shawwal comes […]

Why I Dumped PDP -Mimiko

Photo: Former Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Thursday formally retraced his steps back into the Labour Party (LP) at a rally held in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of the state The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mimiko […]

WORLD CUP: Super Subs Seal Dream Start for Russia

Photo: Denis Cheryshev (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia got off to the perfect start for the hosts as the Russian national team cruised to a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia, using three goals from substitutes, including two from Denis Cheryshev. Russia scored just 12 minutes into the match thanks to a […]

Reforms: Bayelsa Reduces Workforce From 55,000 to 27,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Thursday announced that it has reduced its public service workforce from 55,00 to 27,000 as a result of the ongoing public sector reforms in the state. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson, described the public sector reforms as one of the best policies embarked on by […]

Rivers LG Poll: Police Deploy 15,000 Officers to Monitor Exercise

RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police has confirmed that a total of 15,000 of its personnel had been deployed to monitor the Rivers State local Government election slated for this Saturday – June 16, 2018. The State Commissioner Police CP, Mr. Zaki Ahmed, made the confirmation Thursday in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital while briefing newsmen. Mr. Ahmed […]

Lessons of Ramadan Should Not Be Forgotten, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In his Salah message to mark the end of the Ramadan fasting period, President Muhammadu Buhari has stressed the importance of putting the virtues of Islam into practice beyond the fasting season. While congratulating Muslims on completing “this spiritually significant month of sacrifice”, the President urged them to reflect on the importance […]

Ebonyi Governor Suspends Commissioner Over Gross Misconduct

Photo: Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state on Thursday suspended the state Commissioner for Solid Minerals Development, Chief Francis Orji, indefinitely for gross misconduct. Sen. Emmanuel Onwe, the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, disclosed this to newsmen during a joint press briefing with other state Executive […]

Jailed Russian Pilot, Yaroshenko Transferred to Another U.S. Prison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jailed Russian Pilot, Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year prison term in the U.S. State of New Jersey, is being transferred to another facility. The Russian Embassy in the United States stated this in a statement on Wednesday. “According to the Embassy’s information, Russian citizen K.V. Yaroshenko, unfairly sentenced in the […]

Nigeria’s Inflation Drops to 11.61 % in May, Says Bureau of Statistics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation for May, decreased to 11.61 per cent (year-on-year) from 13.34 per cent recorded in April. The NBS disclosed this in its CPI and inflation Report for May released on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the bureau, this […]

Dangote Emerges as Most Admired African Brand

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote Group, from Nigeria has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers ahead of telecommunication giant, MTN according to the South African based Brand Leadership Movement in collaboration with the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). The Dangote brand which is also the leading brand in Nigeria came […]

FG Okays N185bn for 14 Roads Nationwide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja approved N185.2billion for the rehabilitation, repairs and reconstruction of 14 road projects across the country. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents on […]

PHOTOS NEWS: Ex-Gov of Plateau, Dariye Weeps in Court over 14 Years Jail Term

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Another Ex-Governor, Joshua Dariye Gets 14 Years Jail Term Over N1.16bn Fraud

Photo: Former Plateau State Governor, Joshua Dariye ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Gudu area of Abuja, has sentenced a former Plateau State Governor Joshua Dariye, to 14 years’ imprisonment over charges ranging from criminal breach of trust and misappropriation of over N1.16bn, the sum belonging to the state. Justice Adebukola […]

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