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Mourinho Disappointed as Chelsea Force United to 2-2 Draw

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho Saturday was involved in a furious touchline bust-up after Ross Barkley’s 96th-minute equalizer rescued Chelsea’s unbeaten Premier League start at Stamford Bridge. Mourinho’s side looked on course for an outstanding win over his former club after two goals from Anthony Martial who overturned the first-half lead given to […]

Senator Shehu Sani Resigns From APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After unresolved squabbles with his State Governor, a human right activist, turned politician Senator Shehu Sani has finally quit the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The situation is however directly opposite his Rivers State colleague, Senator Magnus Abe who has since been leading parallel APC in the South-South State – denying Saturday, the […]

EFCC Quizzes Abia Finance Commissioner, 4 Ministry Officials Over Alleged Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has commenced investigation into alleged financial misappropriation involving at least five officials of the Ministry of Finance in Abia. The state’s Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi, made the disclosure on Friday in Umuahia during a joint news briefing with the Commissioner for Finance, Mr […]

Delta APC Legal Team Threatens Oshiomhole, Others with Contempt

(AFRICAAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressive Congress, Delta State legal team lead by Barr Fred Okpowhoro Olokor, Esq has threatened to initiate contempt proceedings against APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and anybody who violates the order of Federal High Court, sitting at Asaba for parties to maintain status quo pending the hearing and determination of […]

Police Arrest Man for Shooting Kinsman to Death in Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has arrested a suspect identified as one Chieso Emmanuel Ogbu of Imeama Ugbawka Nkanu East council Area of the state for allegedly shooting to death his kinsman. It said the suspect is now helping her operatives in their investigations on the incident, adding […]

Suspected Terrorist Kills 19, Injures Many in Russia’s College

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 19 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a shooting at a college in Russian-annexed Crimea. Russian investigators alleged that an 18-year-old student Vladislav Roslyakov, ran through the technical college in Kerch firing at fellow pupils before killing himself. Officials and witnesses also confirmed that at least, one blast […]

Senate Orders CBN to Suspend ATM Card Maintenance Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has passed a resolution calling on the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to suspend the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card maintenance charges being deducted from customers. The resolution was made known Wednesday via a tweet from @SPNigeria. It came as part of a motion on the illicit and excessive bank charges […]

BREAKING: Court Bars APC from Submitting Delta Candidates List to INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, the Delta State Capital has restrained the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from submitting a list of party candidates for the 2019 election from Delta State to the Independent National Electoral Commssion (INEC). In a ruling by Justice Toyin Adegoke, […]

UBA Shows Resilience As Gross Earnings Hit N375 Billion

Photo: Group Managing Director/CEO, UBA Plc, Kennedy Uzoka …Group Profit Of N79 Billion (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Bank for Africa Plc, the pan African financial institution with presence in 20 African countries has announced its unaudited 2018 Third Quarter Financial Results, with impressive growth in Gross Earnings, which berthed at N374.8 billion, an 12.3 percent increase […]

Fayemi Sworn-in As New Ekiti Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Minister Mines and Steel Dr. Kayode Fayemi has been sworn-in as the new Governor of Ekiti State. Fayemi, who won the July 14 governorship election held in the state on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was sworn-in on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti, the State capital. He defeated the […]

Fayose Storms EFCC Office; His T-Shirt Reads “EFCC I’m Here”

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, South West Nigeria, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has finally arrived at the Abuja head office of the anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mr. Fayose who appeared in a black customized T-Shirt with the inscription: “EFCC I’m Here” on […]

Saraki Heads PDP Presidential Campaign Organization; Other Zonal Coordinators Named

…Other Zonal Coordinators Named (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki as the Director-General DG of its Presidential campaign Organization. PDP National Publicity Secretary Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan announced this Tuesday morning. Other members of Atiku/Obi Campaign Organization are the zonal coordinators which include: Sokoto State Governor […]

Kano Assembly Probes Governor Ganduje’s $5m Bribe Video

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano State House of Assembly Monday constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the authenticity of the video recording of alleged financial inducement received by Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. The video of Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe from a contractor was published by an online Newspaper, Daily Nigerian. The committee was constituted following a motion of […]

Inside The Tainted Delta APC Governorship Primary; The Facts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deltans looked forward to the governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state with so much anxiety because the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, already had an incumbent, Ifeanyi Okowa, seeking reelection, with virtually no challenger within his party. As the primary election drew closer there were permutations and calculations […]

How Coastal Countries Can Curb Piracy in West Africa Waters, By Lokpobiri

…As Pirates Hack Vessel in Ghana, Abduct 3 Korean Crew in Nigerian Waters (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the current President of the Fisheries Committee for the West Central Gulf of Guinea (FCWC), Senator Heineken Lokpobiri has urged member countries of the West African sub-region to ensure that all vessels plying […]

VON DG Cautions Ndigbo on Atiku/Obi Joint Ticket

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the 2019 general elections gather momentum, the Director General of Voice of Nigeria (VON) and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Osita Okechukwu has advised the Igbo race and other Nigerians not to be swayed by the euphoria that greeted the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku […]

My Meeting With OBJ, Atiku Not Political, But Mediation, Says Kukah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bishop of Roman Catholic Diocese, Sokoto, Matthew Hassan Kukah has clarified that his meeting with the former President Olusegun Obsanjo and his VP, Atiku Abubakar in Abeokuta last week, is not about endorsement of candidate of a particular political party, rather, a personal effort that has been on since, to ensure the two […]

Journalist Killing: JP Morgan, Others Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid growing tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia, many business executives including JP Morgan boss, Jamie Dimon have pulled out of an investment conference coming up later in the month in Riyadh. Other executives who have backed out are: Ford Chairman Bill Ford and Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. The business conference […]

Abuja Killing: IGP Orders Detention of Suspected Police Officer

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the detention of policemen allegedly involved in the death of Miss Anita Akapson in Abuja on Saturday. In addition, the IG ordered immediate investigation of the incident in which the deceased was allegedly shot dead by a policeman, who […]

Peter Obi’s Choice As Atiku’s Running Mate Divides Southeast PDP Leaders

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South East leaders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have said they were not aware of the emergence of former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi as running mate to the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Speaking with newsmen at the end of an enlarged meeting of the party in […]

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