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Leicester City Star Wilfred Ndidi Injured in Training, Out Till February

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leicester City’s defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi will be sidelined until February after sustaining a knee injury which requires surgery, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Ndidi has been crucial to Leicester’s fortunes this season and the influential Nigerian leads the Premier League in both tackles and interceptions. “Wilf took a knock in training […]

Court Remands Man For Defiling 9-Year-Old Girl

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER)- An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Thursday ordered  that a 35-year-old carpenter, Timothy Olayiwola, who allegedly defiled a nine-year-old girl, be remanded in a correctional centre, pending legal advice. Chief Magistrate K.O. Ogundare, who did not take the plea of Olayiwola, ordered that he should be kept in Kirikiri Crectional Centre, pending advice […]

KPMG SME Report: Firstbank Named Biggest Mover In 2019

Written by Collins Nweze (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Capital is crucial in driving sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises'(SMEs’) growth and uplifting the economy. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as part of the launch of its specialised SMEs’ propositions, has continually supported SMEs through diverse initiatives. The bank says its support for SMEs is in line with […]

BREAKING: Ukrainian Plane Carrying 180 Passengers Crashes In Iran

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Boeing 737 plane carrying 180 passengers and crew crashed shortly after takeoff from Imam Khomeini Airport in Tehran, Iran early Wednesday. Most passengers on board the Ukraine International Airlines flight died, said Pirhossein Koulivand, head of Iran’s Emegency Medical Services. Emergency crews have been dispatched to the crash site but cannot […]

Exclusive: Governor Ugwuanyi To Demolish Chime’s Property In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Pulls Down NUJ’s Perimeter Fence (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing demolition exercise by the Enugu Capital Territory Development Authority ECTDA, may soon hit the Enugu residence of the immediate past governor of the state, Barrister Sullivan Chime, African Examiner has reliably gathered. Officials of the Enugu State Government attached to the Agency had on Monday evening […]

Sokoto APC Criticizes Governor Tambuwal Over Poor Performance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressive Congress (APC), Sokoto state chapter on Tuesday told Gov. Aminu Tambuwal to stop hiding under International donor intervention projects to cover his poor performance. Alhaji Isa Sadiq-Achida, the state APC Chairman made the call at a press conference on the current happenings in the state. He described the state’s […]

Sadio Mane Named 2019 African Footballer Of The Year

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sadio Mane has been named African Footballer of the Year for 2019 on Tuesday after winning the Champions League with Liverpool and leading Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations final. Mane, 27, wins the award for the first time after finishing runner-up to his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah of Egypt in […]

Rangers FC Demotes 8 Players to Team B

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers International Football Club of Enugu has demoted eight first team players to its B team, the team’s Media Officer, Nobert Okolie said on Tuesday. Okolie told newsmen in Enugu that the decision was taken by the club technical crew and management after an emergency meeting. Okolie explained that […]

Enyimba Sacks Interim Chief Coach Over Poor Performance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the 4 -0 trashing of Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) side, Enyimba Football Club of Aba, Abia state by Plateau United of Jos, management of the club, have asked its Head Coach, Usman Abdallah, to temporarily step side  with immediate effect. The Chief Felix Anyansi led management; Sunday evening directed the […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Application Portal for 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme

Highlights: Sixth Year of Programme and Tenth Anniversary of Foundation see Significant Enhancements to the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Creating a Personalised Entrepreneurship Journey for Applicants and Greatly Increased Access to Programme and Knowledge Base Applications made through TEFConnect, Africa’s largest digital entrepreneurship network (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has opened its application […]

Court Remands Pastor Over Alleged Impersonation, Breach Of Public Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court in Osun, on Monday, remanded a 37-year-old pastor, Emmanuel Nwanosoke, in Ilesa Correctional Centre over alleged impersonation and breach of public peace. Nwanosoke is facing a two-count charge bordering on impersonation and breach of public peace. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The defence […]

BVN: Bauchi Uncovers 596 Ghost Workers On Payroll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Committee set up by Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State to verify workers without Bank Verification Number (BVN) said it uncovered 596 dead officers on the government payroll. The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Adamu Gumba, disclosed this at a news conference in Bauchi on Monday. “In the process of this […]

FG Exempts Firms With Below N25m Turnover From Paying Tax

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has announced that small businesses with turnover less than N25m will be exempted from paying Companies Income Tax (CIT). Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed while disclosing this Monday explained that the policy would be effective once the Finance Bill 2019, is signed into law. Contrary […]

Police Promote 19 Officers In Ondo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, CP Undie Adie, on Friday decorated 19 newly promoted officers in the state. Two Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) were promoted to Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) while 17 Superintendent of Police (SP) were promoted to CSP. Adie charged the promoted officers to see the […]

Crisis Looms in Southeast As EEDC Planned Return to Estimated Billing System

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu   …It’s Criminal, Says Power Minister (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Serious crisis is looming between electricity consumers in South- East Nigeria, and management of  Enugu Electricity Distribution Company (EEDC), over the organization’s resolve to dump prepaid meters they inherited from the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and return to estimated billing system, as […]

Fire Service Averts Disaster At Enugu Market, Cautions Traders

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fire disaster was on Friday averted at the popular Ogbete Main market Enugu, South- East Nigeria, as it nearly went up in flames, but for the prompt response of combined efforts of  the State Fire service, traders and market security personnel the inferno was extinguished. Immediately traders and other […]

Ebonyi Governor Orders Payment Of New Minimum Wage

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi state governor, David Nweze Umahi, has directed that the new minimum wage be paid to civil servants in state, beginning from January 10, 2020. This was made known in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, via a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr Francis Nwaze. The […]

UBA Recruits 4000 New Staff; Promotes, Increases Salaries By 170%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 5,000 staff of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, started the new year with a lot of cheer as the bank yesterday announced its promotion to new grades as well as salary upgrades with immediate effect this January.  Those who are beneficiaries of this exercise will receive up to 170% […]

UN Chief, Deputy Mourn Victims Of Sudanese Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his Deputy, Ms Amina Mohammed, have expressed sadness over Thursday’s plane crash in Sudan that reportedly killed no fewer than all 18 people. Reports say four children and three judges were among the dead in the accident involving a Sudanese military plane. “The Secretary-General is saddened at the […]

Plane Crashes in Sudan, Killing All On Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A military plane carrying judges and injured people crashed on Thursday in the Darfur region of Sudan. Report says all those on board the aircraft which crashed five minutes after taking off were killed. The Antonov plane was travelling from the city of El Geneina – located in the west of Sudan, […]

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