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Opinion – Aisha Buhari: The Critic in the Other Room, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mrs Aisha M. Buhari, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari is probably the most loved person in Nigeria today, especially by critics of her husband’s administration. She first came to our notice in this regard when in the course of her ailing husband’s medical vacation in London, she famously declared through BBC […]

OPINION: When Silence is No Longer Convivial, And Inaction Uneconomic

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One inherent challenge associated with opinion writing in Nigeria is that intellectually, opinions are more often accepted but politically rejected without justification;  a development that presents the writer’s effort as a baggage of goodness without good luck. However, despite these incessant rejections, opinion writing neither abates nor wanes.  Instead, […]

We are Delivering on Campaign Promises -Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Monday in Abuja said his administration remains resolute and focused on delivering on the three-pronged promises of securing the lives and properties of Nigerians, halting the pillage of the economy by corrupt public officials, and creating employment opportunities for the youths. Receiving the Board of Directors of the Nigerian […]

Enugu Neuropsychiatric Hospital: Union Raises Alarm Over Huge Numbers of Ghost Workers

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Gives Health Minister 2-Week Ultimatum to Intervene in Ongoing Crisis (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The over four years crisis rocking the Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Enugu, has aggravated, as its workers union has given  two-week ultimatum to the Minister of Health, Prof. Issac Adewole to intervene or they will  embark on industrial action. […]

Opinion: Deadly Herdsmen Attack

By Adewale Kupoluyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A major crisis confronting the nation at the moment is the continued hostilities, wickedness and havoc being wrecked by herdsmen pastoralists in various parts of the country with recent cases being recorded in the middle-belt region. Many people believe that with the poor handling of the menace and the […]

George Weah Sworn in as Liberia’s President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former soccer star George Weah, 51, was sworn in Monday as Liberia’s new president in a ceremony held at a packed sports stadium in the capital of Monrovia. The presidents of Gabon, Ghana and Sierra Leone were in attendance, as well as Weah’s former fellow soccer stars. “I have spent many years […]

US to Move Its Israel’s Embassy to Jerusalem in 2019  

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States US has confirmed that it will move her embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem before the end of 2019. US Vice-President Mr. Mike Pence made the confirmation in a speech to the Israeli Parliament. The date just announced is earlier than some had expected when President Donald […]

Failing, Lopsided Global Economy Persist in 2017 – Report

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gap between the super-rich and the rest of the world was said to be widened last year, leaving a small minority continued to own wealth. Oxfam made the submission in its latest global richest report. The firm has produced similar reports for the past five years; including the 2017 […]

Benue Massacre: DSS, Other Security Agencies Implicate ISWA Fighters

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Another intriguing dimension has been introduced in the suspected herdsmen attacks and killings as the Department of State Service DSS has alleged that the Islamic State in West Africa network ISWA operating within some North Central and South-South sections of Nigeria may be responsible for the for the melee. The […]

Kabul Hotel Attackers Target Foreigners -Witness

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Afghan who escaped the attack by suspected terrorists who burst into a Kabul’s Intercontinental Hotel restaurant Saturday has confirmed that the attackers targeted foreigners. The man whose identity is still being kept secret for security reasons, confessed that he was spared after saying he was an Afghan, just as the suspects […]

Drunk British Airways Pilot Taken off Plane to Mauritius

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A British Airways pilot was taken off a plane on suspicion of being drunk, officials said, before the aircraft took off from London’s Gatwick Airport. The pilot was removed and arrested Thursday night before the British Airways Boeing 777 departed to Mauritius. The incident delayed the flight’s departure by more than two […]

Police Arrests 20 Fake Visa Agents in Lagos

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU) has confirmed it has arrested over 20 suspects who specialize in forging entry visas of some foreign countries. PSFU Spokesman Mr. Audi Lawal, made the confirmation in a statement issued Saturday in Lagos. According to him, the visa racketeers were arrested […]

Investment in Healthcare our Priority, Says Bayelsa Information Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Meeting the healthcare needs of all Bayelsans is central to the policy thrust of the state government in the health sector, Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. According to him, public spending on health has increased in the recent times because the state government is more interested […]

Tambuwal Flags off Sale of Locally-Produced Organic Fertilizer

Photo: Sokoto Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has flagged off sales of organic fertilizer produced by a local firm, Sokoto-IML Company Ltd. The company was established in 2017 as a joint-venture entity between the Sokoto state government and IML Industries Ltd. Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Tambuwal said the […]

APC Urges Members to Shun Enugu Mega Rally

…Accuses PDP of Using Suspended Deputy Chairman, Ibekaku to Destabilise APC From Ignatiu Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disassociated itself from a political rally being planned by the suspended Deputy state chairman of the party, Adolphus Udeh, and Special Adviser to president Muhammadu Buhari […]

Dickson is a Detribalised Governor, Says Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Seriake Dickson is a detribalized and transformational leader who has a special place in his heart for the Ogbia people, the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. According to him, the governor has demonstrated his love for the Ogbia people not only because of his long […]

Ghana Warns British Airways Over Bed Bugs on Flight to Accra

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana’s Aviation Minister Cecelia Dapaah has warned British Airways (BA) it could face sanctions, after reports of bed bugs on some of the airline’s flights into the country. A British newspaper reported this week that a BA flight to Accra was grounded at London’s Heathrow Airport for four hours, after the insects […]

Trump Appointee Resigns over Racist Comments Against Blacks, Muslims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A government official appointed by US President Donald Trump has resigned after racist and sexist comments he made were uncovered. Carl Higbie was the external affairs chief at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) agency, which runs volunteer groups. Mr Higbie made the comments on an internet radio show he […]

Cameroon’s Opposition Eyes Single Candidate to Defeat Biya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon’s elections aren’t expected until at least September but the political scene is already heating up. Supporters of longtime President Paul Biya are urging him to seek another term, while parts of the country’s notoriously fractured opposition are trying to unite behind a single candidate. Recently, hundreds of youth sang in the […]

Free Education: NUT Confers Award of Excellence on Dickson

…To Hold NUT National Executive Meeting in Yenagoa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Union of Teachers has taken a decision to confer an award of excellence on the Governor of Bayelsa State in appreciation of his efforts in the promotion of education at all levels in the state. The President of the NUT, Mr. Michael […]

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