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Nigeria’s Blind Football Team Defeats Selected African Opponents

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first ever continental blind women football competition took place at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium Enugu, with Nigeria’s National Blind Women Football Team known as “Star Falcons” defeating a selected Africa Blind Women Football team from three countries 2-0. African Examiner sports reports that Players of the visiting African Team were selected from Ivory Coast, […]

WACOL Presents Final Report on Nigeria’s Election

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Says 18 People Killed, 530 Injured in Southeast (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based nongovernmental organization (NGO), Women’s Aid Collective (WACOL), has released its final report on the just concluded Nigeria’s 2019 general elections, with a revelation that a total of 18 persons were killed in various electoral related violence in south east region […]

Mane, Salah Send Liverpool Back to Top of Premier League Table

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -A spectacular strike from Mohamed Salah helped Liverpool maintain their two-point lead over Manchester City in the Premier League title race with a crucial 2-0 win over Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday. City won 3-1 at Crystal Palace earlier on Sunday meaning Liverpool have 85 points with four games to go and City […]

Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets Beat Tanzania In Opening Match At U-17 AFCON

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets won their opening match at the 13th Under-17 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 5-4 against hosts Tanzania in Dar es Salaam on Sunday. It was a match which saw the hosts collapsing in the latter part of the match against the five-time world champions. The Eaglets missed several scoring […]

Emefiele Woos Foreign Investors, Hails CBN’s Anchor Borrowers Programme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has assured investors and the international community that the country having gone through a successful election, was ready for investments. The CBN Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, on Friday night in Washington DC, held an informal meeting with potential investors where he enticed them with the Nigerian […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Disappointment, Hitches, Confusion As 2019 UTME Starts

By Tajudeen Balogun and Niyi Adeyi (with Agency Report) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) took off across the country Thursday, but with many logistics and technical loopholes. While few candidates complained about challenge of systems malfunctioning in some accredited Computer Based (CBT) centers, many other were […]

FRSC To Commence Implementation of Penalty Point System for Traffic Violations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that it will begin full implementation of the Penalty Point System on traffic offenders from June 1. A statement by FRSC’s Public Education Officer, Mr Bisi Kazeem on Wednesday, said that the Corps Marshall, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi made this known at a critical summit on […]

Football Legends Weah, Drogba, Others to Feature In Amobode’s Farewell Match In May

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some world Football Legends such as the incumbent Liberian President, George Weah and Ivorian, Didier Drogba, among others have been shortlisted to participate in the outgoing Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode farewell football match slated for next month. The organising committee for the match confirmed Wednesday that the game has […]

Amb. Adetunji Inducted into MLK Chapel Hall of Fame; Bags Georgia Outstanding Citizen Award

Photo:  Ambassador Tunde Adetunji (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s foremost distinguished cultural ambassador, Tunde Adetunji has been inducted into the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity at Mo rehouse College Atlanta, Georgia. The induction ceremony which took place on the 4th of April at the Martin Luther King Jr. chapel Morehouse college hosted array of “cream Dela cream” respectable dignitaries and influential personalities  all over the  world whose work and  philosophy align with […]

Certificate Of Return: Okorocha’s Suit Against INEC Suffers Setback As Judge Withdraws

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Taiwo Taiwo has withdrawn from the suit filed by Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State in respect of his Certificate of Return as a Senator-elect. The embattled Governor had gone to court seeking an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue […]

Imo Guber: Ararume Heads to Tribunal, Wants Nullification of Ihedioha’s Victory

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last general election in Imo State, south east Nigeria, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, has approached the state Election Petition Tribunal, asking for an order to void the Certificate of Return issued to Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), […]

Atiku Disowns ‘The PUKKA’ Posters in Abuja, Yola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Atiku Abubakar has disowned campaign posters titled “The Pukka’’ that festooned some of the major streets of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Atiku disowned the posters in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Ibe, Wednesday. Pukka, an Hindi word, […]

IMF to Nigeria, Others: Be Wary of China Loans

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cautioned Nigeria and other developing countries from taking loans from China due to unfavourable loan conditions. Mr Tobias Adrian said this on Wednesday during the launch of the Global Financial Stability Report for April, 2019 at the IMF/World Bank meetings in Washington D.C, U.S. “Capital flows, […]

Security: Buhari Abruptly Cuts Short Dubai Trip, Returns To Abuja Tuesday Night

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has cut short his trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as he returned to Abuja Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule. Investigations revealed that President’s decision to round hastily round off his official engagements in Dubai might not be unconnected with ravaging insecurity in Zamfara, […]

INEC Fixes Nov. 2 For Governorship Election in Kogi, Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Nov. 2 for the conduct of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Tuesday in Abuja. Okoye said that the […]

South African Appoints Commission to Lead Digital Industrial Revolution

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has appointed a presidential commission to help the government tap the opportunities presented by the digital industrial revolution (DIR), his office said on Tuesday. The presidential spokesperson, Khusela Diko, said the 30-member commission, chaired by the president, would identify relevant policies, strategies and action plans that would […]

Kajuru: 21 People Killed in Fresh Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Police Command Monday confirmed the Killing of 21 persons and rustling of 50 cows in an attack by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku villages in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State. The Command’s Public Relations officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, gave the confirmation in a statement issued Tuesday in […]

Senate Confirms Nomination Of NEDC Heads

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Paul Tarfa (rtd.) as Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). Similarly, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Alkali as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NEDC, alongside nine members. The Tuesday’s confirmation followed presentation of report by Chairman, Senate […]

Soccer Legend, Pele Leaves Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brazilian soccer legend Pele Monday was discharged from a French hospital. Report said the exit followed confirmation that the soccer icon was recovering from a urinary infection. Pele, 78, was admitted to the hospital in Paris last week Wednesday with a fever after attending an event in the city with French World Cup-winner […]

Wizkid, Drake Thrill Fans At 02 Arena, London

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Multiple award winning Nigerian Afro-pop superstar, Ayodeji IIbrahim Balogun aka Wizkid Tuesday arrives the 20,000 capacity O2 Arena at Peninsula Square, London, U.K and thrills fans with a performance that included collaboration with Canadian rapper, Drake. The event was in completion of wizkid’s five province tour of Canada in the early hours of […]

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