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BREAKING: Anthony Joshua Beats Ruiz In World Heavyweight Boxing Rematch

By Ayo Balogun, AFRICAN EXAMINER (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Anthony Joshua has regained the world heavyweight boxing tittle that he shockingly lost six months to Andy Ruiz. In a much-anticipated rematch staged Friday night in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, all three judges scored the fight for Joshua; 118-110, 118-110 and 119-109. Analysis of the fight showed that […]

Amaechi Attacked in Spain as IPOB Claims Responsibility

Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi says some “misguided Nigerians” attacked him on Friday in Madrid, Spain. Amaechi who was in Spain for a climate change summit announced on twitter that the attackers were quickly restrained before they could violently lay their hands on him. His tweet reads: “Some minutes ago, I was attacked […]

Tax Evasion: Enugu Government Seals Up Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Others

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu   ….Says More 3000 Establishment to Face Same Sanction Soon (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State government through its Internal Revenue Service board on Friday sealed up about 40 commercial banks, hotels, hospital, schools, among other facilities operating in the state capital Enugu, over tax evasion. It said the action was in compliance with court orders, […]

NGO Partners with Religious Leaders, Stakeholders Over Violence Against Women

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Christian religious leaders and their Muslim counterparts, as well as other relevant stakeholders have resolved to set up platforms in the churches, mosques and other organizations to check Gender based violence. They took the resolution during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender – Based Violence organized by the Center for Eradication of Violence Against Women  (CEVAW) held recently at the […]

Opeans Safety Training Centre Dismisses EFCC’s Sealing Report

From  Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to recent reports in some section of the media that Opeans Safety Training Centre at Opete near Warri, Delta state, has  been sealed up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, management of the company yesterday debunked the reports, saying it was the handiwork of a fellow competitor […]

BREAKING: Drama as DSS Re-Arrests Sowore, Bakare in Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Friday re-arrested the convener of #RevolutionNow, Omoyele Sowore, and his co-defendant Olawale Bakare inside courtroom African Examiner gathered that they are currently being detained at the DSS office in Abuja even as they are yet to disclose the reason for the re-arrest. Reports say […]

168 Stranded Nigerians Return From Libya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday received another batch of 168 stranded Nigerian returnees from Libya. The Acting Coordinator, NEMA Lagos Territorial Office, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, received the returnees on behalf of the Director-General of NEMA at the cargo wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos. Farinloye told […]

Police Arrest Nairobi Governor, Sonko Over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan police on Friday arrested the Nairobi County governor known for his chunky gold jewelry and impromptu raps on corruption charges, a high profile move in the government’s much-trumpeted anti-graft push. Chief Public Prosecutor Noordin Haji said this at a news conference in Nairobi. Haji said Gov. Mike Sonko and his associates […]

1 Killed As Fresh Pipeline Explosion Erupts In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One person has been killed as another pipeline explosion rocked Gloryland Estate in Isheri Olofin area of Lagos State. Residents of the community, Thursday morning ran for safety While the fatal incident which report said started around 8.30am lasted. The explosion has been confirmed by the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, (LASEMA). LASEMA […]

At Last, DSS Obeys Court Order, Releases Sowore, Bakare

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of State Services has released rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the February 2019 general elections, Mr. Omoyele Sowore. The Department also released Mr Adebayo Bakare. They were freed hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja had given the DSS […]

Bank Fraud: Southeast Governors Back Air Peace Boss, Allen Onyema

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of the five South East states of Nigeria, have thrown their full weight behind the embattled chief Executive officer (CEO) of Air Peace, Mr Allen Onyema over the alleged money laundry leveled against him by the United States. The governors, who declared the solidarity on Wednesday via a statement, particularly pleaded with Nigeria’s […]

N7 Billion Fraud: Former Abia Governor, Orji Kalu Bags 12 Years Imprisonment

By Ayo Akindele, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court, Lagos Division has sentenced a former Governor of Abia State and serving Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu to 12 years in prison over N7.65 billion fraud. Ahead of the ruling, Justice Mohammed Thursday held that the ex-Governor was guilty of the charge filed against him. The case […]

Edo Assembly Passes N179.2bn Budget For 2020

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion. This followed a motion by House Leader, Mr Roland Asoro and seconded by Mr Ephraim Aluebhosele, member representing Igueben at plenary in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Godwin Obaseki had on […]

Buhari Approves Appointment Of 9 Permanent Secretaries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved the appointment of nine permanent secretaries. Mrs Folasade Yemi-Esan, acting Head of Civil Service of the Federation (HCSF), made this known in a statement by Mrs Olawunmi Ogunmosunle, Director, Communications, office of the HCSF. According to Yemi-Esan, the new Federal Permanent Secretaries are; Mr Musa Hassan […]

Police Declare IPOB’s Lawyer Wanted Over Killing of Police Officers In Anambra

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the recent killing of two policemen at Orifite, in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, by members of the proscribed Independent peoples of Biafra IPOB, the state police Command has declared one Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor, a lawyer to the agitators wanted, for allegedly masterminding the murder. A statement issued […]

Ugwuanyi Dissolves LGA Chairmen in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Nigeria Enugu state governor, Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has dissolved all the Chairmen 17 Council Areas of the state, following the expiration of their 2-year tenure in office. The development will give room for the appointment of caretaker committees to take charge of the Council areas until the conduct of local government elections in a few […]

2020 UTME: WAEC Publishes Identities Of Candidates Involved In Exams Malpractices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released details of certificates of candidates whose results have been withheld and who were believed to have engaged in malpractices while writing their examinations. According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in its weekly bulletin released Monday, the examinations in view held between December […]

OPINION: Making The Best Out Of Steel Development, By Jide Ayobolu

Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, Nigeria's Minister of Mines and Steel Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Olamilekan Adegbite, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development says President Muhammadu Buhari has given marching orders to his ministry for the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company. Adegbite disclosed this in Abuja during an interactive session with newsmen on the proposed Nigerian solid minerals downstream workshop scheduled to hold Dec. 2. […]

Buhari Says No Date Yet For Reopening Of Nigeria’s Borders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he has not given any date for the reopening of the land borders. He said that the closure would remain until the situation improved. The president said that country’s domestic fuel consumption had dropped by more than 30 per cent since the closure. Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s […]

84-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide in Enugu As Police Begin Investigation

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police in Enugu state, south East Nigeria, has commenced full scale investigations into the case of an Octogenarian man, Late Mathias Uzo who committed Suicide at Awgu council area of the state. Spokesman of the Command, Ebere Amarizu, who disclosed this to African Examiner in Enugu on Monday, said the unfortunate incident happened at Ezere […]

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