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OPINION: In Defence Of FCT Minister By Bolade Olawale

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent reports about land allocation in the federal capital territory implies imperative of impassioned investigative reporting in Nigeria.Abuja governance under Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello in the last four or so years is an epitome of transparency, due process and fiercely anti-corruption leadership mindset and style.Those very close to the inner working of […]

UBA Earnings Hit N494bn, Records N106.8bn Profit Plus Significant Asset Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its Audited 2018 Financial Results with impressive growths achieved across major financial lines. According to the 2018 financials filed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the Africa’s global bank’s gross earnings grew by 7.0 percent to N494.0 billion, compared to […]

Rangers, Lobi Crash  Out of CAF Cup Competitions

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The only Nigeria’s representative in the ongoing 2018/2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) ,Rangers International FC  of Enugu on Sunday crashed out of the competition, after visiting club Sportive Sfaxien of Tunisia beat them 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. African Examiner Sports reports that the water […]

WACOL Releases Report on Election Violence in Southeast

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …As Imo, Ebonyi Rank Highest (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Enugu based non governmental organization, (NGO) Women’s  Aid Collective WACOL, has released its report on the status of violence in the just concluded general elections in Nigeria as it concerns South – East region, with  Imo and Ebonyi states, ranking highest. It […]

Kaduna Killings: Buhari Urges Stakeholders To Embrace Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the actors in the communal and persistent violence in Kaduna State to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict. Reacting to the endless carnage in Kaduna State on Saturday, President Buhari said, “I am […]

Uzodinma Denies Working Against APC During Imo Guber

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state gubernatorial candidate of the All progressive congress APC in the just concluded 2019 general polls, Senator Hope Uzodinma has described the allegations that he worked for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and winner of the election, Emeka Ihedioha as unfounded and malicious. The […]

OPINION: Senate Presidency And North-central Zone’s Mystique

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority seats in the Nigerian Senate – at least 62 so far of 109. It is therefore set to produce the senate president when the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated in June. A proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari, after he must […]

Gbenga Daniel Resigns From PDP, Quits Partisan Politics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a  former governor of Ogun and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is quitting  partisan politics. Daniel made this known in a letter dated March 14 and addressed  to the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus. The letter reads: “This is to inform you […]

BREAKING: 49 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – 49 people have been reportedly killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned […]

Abia Elections: SDP Expels Guber Aspirant, Others Over Anti-Party Activities

From  Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than a week after the election, the Abia state chapter of the crisis- ridden Social Democratic Party, SDP has suspended the 17 local government  chairmen of the party over alleged anti-party activities. The party also announced the expulsion of one of its governorship aspirants in the 2018 […]

British Lawmakers Back Brexit Delay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to seek a delay in Britain’s exit from the EU, setting the stage for Prime Minister Theresa May to renew efforts to get her divorce deal approved by parliament next week. Lawmakers approved by 412 votes to 202, a statement setting out the option to request […]

Reps Speaker: Southeast Civil Rights Group Drums Support For Onyejeocha

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the inauguration of Nigeria’s 9th National Assembly (NASS), in June 2019, a coalition of South East Civil Society and Human Rights Organizations, have adopted and canvassed support for Hon. (Mrs) Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, of the ruling  All Progressive Congress (APC) from Abia state for the Speakership position […]

Guber Rerun: Osinbajo in Closed Doors Meetings With Adamawa, Bauchi Governors

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the date of rerun polls in some States, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has held separate private meetings with Governors Mohammadu Abubakar of Bauchi State and his Adamawa counterpart, Jibrila Bindow. The States are among those affected and INEC announced the […]

UPDATED: Ambode Visits Collapsed Building Scene In Lagos Island

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has blamed the landlord of the collapsed building in Ita Faji, on Lagos Island which claimed about 10 lives for resisting government demolition plan. Ambode, who visited the scene of the collapsed three-storeyed building on Mercy Street, Ita-Faji, Lagos, said that many buildings were […]

Tunisia’s Mysterious Baby Deaths Rise to 15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An infant died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Tunisia, bringing the number of unexplained baby deaths at a hospital in the country to 15 since last week, a judicial official said on Wednesday. Recently, the Tunisian health minister, Abderraouf Cherif, resigned over the deaths at the Rabta hospital in Tunis […]

Liverpool Ease Past Bayern Munich To Reach UEFA Quarter-Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Sadio Mane scored twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 2017/2018 finalists nullified their German opponents with a dominant performance that sent them through to the last eight. After the last 16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took […]

INEC And The Failure Of Due Diligence

By Sufuyan Ojeifo When I hailed the postponement of the scheduled February 16 presidential and national assembly elections by the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an article, I did so with a sense of responsibility. It flowed from the perception that the electoral body was committed to the conduct of free, […]

6 Persons Killed As Trucks Crashed into Anambra Market

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy struck Wednesday at Ibughubu Market, Umuchu, in Aguata council  Area of Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, as six persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash, involving a truck loaded with cement and a tipper. The unfortunate incident claimed the lives of the two drivers of the […]

Plane Crash: Nigeria Joins Others to Ban Boeing 737 Max From their Airspace

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Federal Government (FG) has banned Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft from operating within in its airspace. Minister of State for Transport (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika, made the announcement Wednesday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, in Abuja. The first meeting after the general elections which […]

In Enugu, INEC Vows To Drag Politicians To Court Over Unsubstantiated Allegations

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, has threatened to drag certain opposition politicians in the state to court over wild and reckless allegations made against the commission during the 2019 general elections. Certain political parties had during the elections, accused the […]

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