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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh Shot Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in a series of tweets. African Examiner reports that the former Defence Chief died from gunshot […]

ECOWAS to Assist Member States Address Forest Resources Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Economic Community of West African States on Tuesday restated its commitment to support Nigeria and other member states in their efforts to sustain management of forest resources in the sub region. The ECOWAS Director of Environment, Dr Johnson Boanuh said this at the National Consultation Workshop on the Technical and Financial […]

FG Re-Arraigns Adeleke Over Alleged Exam Malpractice

(NAN)The Federal Government on Tuesday, re-arraigned Sen. Ademola Adeleke on seven counts amended charges on examination malpractice. Adeleke was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Sept. 22, 2018 Osun governorship election. Adeleke, who is a serving senator and four other defendants were first arraigned on a four-count charge before Justice […]

African First Ladies Pledge Support for Campaign Against Infertility Stigma

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African First Ladies have pledged to support the on-going campaign aimed at eliminating stigma and discrimination against cases of childless and infertile women in Africa. The continent’s First Ladies have unanimously agreed to become the Ambassadors of the “Merck More Than A Mother campaign” with a view to […]

OPINION: A Nigerian Diamond is NOT Forever, By Akintokunbo Adejumo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The “collapse” (officially, it is a merger with Access Bank, or maybe we should say, it was saved from collapse in the nick of time) of Diamond Bank is inevitable; it was bound to happen. Remember, just a few months ago, Skye Bank, which had been in distress since a few years […]

Governor Ugwuanyi Presents N109.199 Billion Budget Estimates For 2019

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has presented a budget estimate of N109,199 billion for the 2019 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly for consideration and passage. Presenting the budget proposal christened ‘‘Budget of peace, equity and prosperity’’, Governor Ugwuanyi disclosed that the appropriation bill was 5.44% higher […]

Buhari Greets Oil And Gas Investor, Leemon Ikpea At 62

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with a major investor in the oil and gas industry, Chief (Dr) Leemon Ikpea, as he turns 62 on December 19, 2018. The President appreciates the grace of God, which brought Chief Ikpea from humble beginnings to the topmost rungs of the business ladder today, and describes him […]

Sex For Marks Scandal: Disgraced OAU Lecturer Gets 2 Year Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled former Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Lecturer Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele who is being prosecuted over ‘sex for mark’ offence has been jailed for two years. Akindele has since been sacked by the OAU authorities as the institution’s investigative committee found him guilty of sexually harassing in his office, a post graduate student […]

After Denial, Diamond Bank Confirms Merger With Access

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After denial, the Board of Diamond Bank Plc Monday finally announced its merger with Access Bank Plc. The merger reportedly is expected to be completed in the first half of 2019. The two banks recently denied media reports of any merger. The bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Uzoma Dozie, said in Lagos that the Board had […]

Buhari’s 2019 Budget Presentation Under Threat as NASS Workers Begin Strike

…Seal off Entrance, Cut Off Electricity Supplies Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Budget presentation to the joint session of the National Assembly by President Muhammad Buhari billed for Wednesday may hit the rock as workers under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have made good their threat to embark […]

Death: Ebonyi Police Arrest Hotel Manager, Staff

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, South- East Nigeria, on Sunday arrested the Manager and other Staff of 3 Star Crown Garden Hotel, located along the ever-busy Afikpo road in the city for questioning over the discovering of a lifeless body of a yet to be […]

Super Substitute Shaqiri Strikes Twice as Liverpool Dominate Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two second half goals from substitute Xherdan Shaqiri gave Liverpool a 3-1 English Premier League win over Manchester United on Sunday. The victory helped Juergen Klopp’s side to regain top spot with a pulsating performance in the North West derby. Liverpool roared out of the traps at Anfield and took the game […]

Stakeholders in Bayelsa Calls For Concerted Efforts to End Drug Abuse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson on Friday advocated for the setting up of a special committee to monitor the abuse of drugs in the state. He said the committee will among other things provide counselling services for those exposed to hard drugs and also work with relevant […]

Nigerian Army Buries 19 Soldiers Killed in Metele Attack

Photo: Nigeria’s  Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigerian Army on Friday buried 19 soldiers among those who lost their lives in an attack by Boko Haram insurgents at Metele, Guzamala Local Government Area, Borno. Recall that 23 soldiers were killed and 31 others wounded when the insurgents attacked […]

Buhari Told Us Nigeria’s Economy is in Bad Shape, Says Gov. Yari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has confessed that the country’s economy is in bad shape. Zamfara State governor, Abdulaziz Yari disclosed this while speaking to Journalists after a meeting between the president and the governors. “Mr. President, as usual, responded by telling us that the economy is in a bad shape and we […]

Buhari Appoints Suleiman Hassan As Minister Of Environment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Alhaji Suleiman Hassan as the Minister of Environment, following the resignation of the Minister of State, Ibrahim Jibrin. Before his appointment, Hassan was the Minister of state, Power, Works and Housing. Hassan’s appointment was conveyed in a statement by Garba Shehu, the Senior Special […]

Election: Nigeria Immigration Warns Foreigners Against Possession of PVCS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the 2019 general election gathers momentum, the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) Enugu state Command, has advised foreigners resident in parts of the state in possession of the permanent voter’s card (PVC) to surrender it voluntarily to the organization, or risk prosecution if apprehended. It urged such non-Nigerians in the state to […]

Sanitation: NGO Takes Campaign Against Open Defecation to Enugu Market

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Global Health and Awareness Research Foundation (GHARF) on Thursday took the campaign against open defecation to Ogbete Market in Enugu. The campaign was powered in conjunction with WaterAid, Enugu State, and Hope Spring Water NGOs. Speaking to Newsmen during the exercise, Executive […]

Buhari to Present 2019 Budget to National Assembly Next Wednesday

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari will next week Wednesday present the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the joint session of the National Assembly. The president made his intention known to the National Assembly through a letter sent to the Speaker of House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and read on the floor […]

Presidential Election: Congo Fire Destroys Thousands of Voting Machines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An overnight fire in a warehouse in Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, destroyed thousands of voting machines and ballot boxes that were due to be used in the Dec. 23 presidential election, a presidential adviser said on Thursday. Barnabe Karubi said 70 per cent of the equipment due to be used for voting in […]

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