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AFCON: Super Eagles Secure Second Round Spot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles Wednesday defeated their Guinean opponents 1-0 in the ongoing AFCON in Egypt. The team’s performance has positioned it on top of Group B, with six points. Super Eagles equally beat Burundi 1-0 in their first match. With the latest result, the Nigerian side has qualified for Round of 16, with their […]

Law Graduate in Police Net for Stabbing Brother to Death

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state have arrested a 28-year-old law graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK  Awka,  Mr Victor Ohale, for allegedly  stabbing  his younger brother, Kelechi Ohale, to death. Mr. Haruna Mohammed, the police Spokesman in the state who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday in […]

LASU Slams Indefinite Suspension on 3 Students Over Cultism, Rape

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State University (LASU) authority has approved the indefinite suspension of two final year students, over alleged cultism related activities. Vice-Chancellor of the institution Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, ratified the suspension of the two undergraduates identified as: Oloyede Akanbi and Tobiloba Olutade LASU Wednesday disclosed that Akanbi and Olutade were 400 […]

Osinbajo Denies Saying Incident of Kidnapping in Nigeria Exaggerated

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has denied saying that incidents of kidnapping in Nigeria is ‘’exaggerated and not entirely new”. Osinbajo reportedly made the assertion while addressing Nigerians in Diaspora at a townhall meeting Monday in New York. However, a statement issued and signed by his Senior Special Assistant Mr. […]

OPINION: Osun Governorship: Battle Between Constitutional Breaches and Technical Frivolities

By Adebisi Adebiyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The just concluded hearing of Osun governorship appeal is an eye opener to how a section of the bar is consistently fixated on dragging the bar and bench in the mud through amplified frivolous technicalities. In fact, the challenge of justice delivery is further worsened by some senior lawyers who reached […]

Zenith Bank Next Gen Masters: Mohammed, Bamidele Emerge Champions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Musa Mohammed from Abuja and Omolayo Bamidele from Ekiti State have emerged champions of the second edition of the Zenith Bank/ Next – Gen Tennis Masters which held at the National Stadium Surulere Tennis Centre. Several hundred spectators sat out a four hour rain delay in anticipation of an upset victory by […]

Tribunal Declines Atiku’s Application to Access INEC Server

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar Monday failed to secure an order of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal to allow him and his party have access to the the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) server. The Presidential poll held Saturday, […]

Women World Cup: France Avoid Upset in Extra-Time Victory Over Brazil

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – France survived a tense extra-time knockout match against Brazil and advanced to the Women’s World Cup quarterfinals when captain Amandine Henry redirected Amel Majri’s free kick for a tiebreaking goal in the 107th minute of a 2-1 victory on Sunday night at Le Havre. Valerie Gauvin, whose first-half goal was disallowed in […]

Grassroot Soccer:  Inter FC Wins Enugu 2019 League

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 edition of the Enugu state football Association FA\YKC soccer league ended on weekend, with Inter. FC of  Ngwo, emerging overall,  Champions, after thrashing Purple Krown Academy Football Club of Uwani Enugu,  3-0 in the final match of the competition. African Examiner Sports reports that the game played […]

OPINION: Bigmanism, Impunity and Corruption in Nigeria, By Akintokunbo A Adejumo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Nigeria is not only the country with the largest black population in the world; it is also, in all probability, the country with the largest number of big-men”. – Femi Aribisala, Premium Times, October 2, 2013 “We just need a few good, sincere, patriotic, dedicated, law-abiding and selfless men & women to […]

Hajj 2019: NACHON Extends Registration Till July 25; Reduces Fare

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NACHON) has extended the deadline for registration of pilgrims till July 15, as well as announced downward review of Hajj fare so as to enable the intending pilgrims have opportunity to participate in the 2019 exercise. Head of Media and Public Affairs of the […]

Senate President’s Aide on New Media, Olu Onemola Resigns

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly appointed Special Assistant on New Media to the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, Mr. Olu Onemola, has resigned. The development was contained in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja, by the Special Assistant to Lawan on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa. The statement explained that the resignation […]

Edo, Bauchi Assembly crisis: We Must Follow Rule of Law, Says Oshiomhole 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has said that the rule of law must be followed in resolving the Edo and Bauchi House of Assemblies crisis. Oshiomhole, who spoke with State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, said the rule of law provides for how the House should […]

Buhari Signs Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act into Law

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act, 2019. Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, told State House Correspondents that the law comes into effect from June 20, this year. According to him, the aim was to obtain from […]

Zimbabwe Union Wants Salaries In USD As Cost Of Living Skyrockets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s largest confederation of trade unions, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Friday said it would call for employers to pay their workers in foreign currency starting from June 2019. ZCTU made the call as agitation grows among the general workforce for employers to review salaries upward in view of […]

South Sudan Lawmakers Storm Out Of Budget Presentation In Parliament

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Sudan lawmakers on Thursday stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister, citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers, a Reuters witness said. “Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign  missions; it is now almost […]

Rwanda, Senegal and DRC Presidents to Speak at Annual Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum

…Over 5,000 Participants, 40 Speakers Expected at the Forum (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s champion of entrepreneurship, has announced the line-up of speakers and activities for the 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem. For the Forum’s Presidential Dialogue, […]

Group to Engage Enugu Stakeholders In Implementation Of Criminal Justice

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Working Group on the project, promoting accountability and transparency in the administration of Criminal Justice System in Nigeria, is to engage key stakeholders in the implementation of administration of criminal justice Act ACJA, 2015 and administration of justice criminal law ACJL 2017 of Enugu state. It listed some […]

Group Hails Kyari’s Appointment as New NNPC Boss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group known as South South Reawakening Group ( SSRG), has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing Mr Mele Kyari as new Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The group stated this in a statement signed by the Convener, SSRG, Mr Joseph Ambakederimo which was made available […]

Iworiso-Markson Wants Kinsmen to Shun Divisive Politics Ahead Of Guber Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER ) – Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, the people of Ogbia local government area have been advised to move in one direction in order to maximize their electoral value. A stakeholder in the area, Daniel Iworiso-Markson who gave the advice when he recieved leaders of the Ogbia Restoration Crusaders (ORC) said […]

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