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Ebola: WAHO Pushes for Regional Health Emergency Response Plan

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Directors of the National Coordinating Institutions of Fifteen West African Countries are currently meeting in Abuja under the umbrella of West African Health Organisation (WAHO) to validate the regional Epidemic and Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Plan. The West African Health Organisation meeting will also focus on the ECOWAS inter institutional […]

Nigeria Senate Passes South East Development Commission Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate at plenary on Wednesday, passed the South East Development Commission (Establishment) Bill 2018. The proposed commission aims at enhancing the infrastructural development of the South East zone, which is grappling with huge ecological challenges. The bill also seeks to act as a catalyst for the development of the commercial potentials […]

Heirs Holdings Signs $600 million Facility Deal with Afrexim Bank

Photo: Chairman, Heirs Holdings Group, Mr. Tony Elumelu (L) and President of African Export-Import Bank, Dr. Benedict Oramah. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  As a further demonstration of the African Export-Import Bank’s (“Afrexim”) mandate to facilitate the growth of intra-Africa trade and support the development of African businesses, Afrexim on Tuesday  signed financing facilities totalling US$600 million with the […]

Gunman Kills 4 Worshipers in Brazil Cathedral

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gunman opened fire inside the Catholic cathedral in the Brazilian city of Campinas on Tuesday and fatally shot four people praying in the pews before killing himself after police wounded him, authorities said. Police identified the shooter as Euler Fernando Gandolfo, 49, a systems analyst with no criminal record. Gandolfo entered […]

SPORTS: Liverpool Sneak into UEFA Last 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Mohamed Salah’s delightful first-half strike gave Liverpool a 1-0 win over Napoli at Anfield on Tuesday, an advance into the UEFA Champions League’s last 16 and the Italian side crashing out. Liverpool knew that a 1-0 win, or a victory by two goals or more, would be enough to seal a top […]

Buhari, Other Presidential Candidates Sign Peace Accord Ahead of 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday implored all stakeholders to work towards successful and peaceful conduct of the 2019 elections. Buhari made the call in Abuja at the signing of peace accord by the presidential candidates of all the political parties ahead of the 2019 elections under the aegis of National Peace Committee […]

Police Arrest Man for Killing Lover in Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has arrested one Mr. Okonkwo Chinuzor of Obe in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, for allegedly killing his lover over a misunderstanding that ensued between them. According to Ebere Amarizu, the Command’s Spokesman, who made this […]

Marginalization: Senate Suspends Confirmation Of EFCC Nominees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has suspended the confirmation process of the Economic and Financial crimes Commission (EFCC) nominees. While the Lawmakers who contributed to the screening report submitted by Senator Chukwuka Utazi endorsed the capability of the nominees, some also noted that the nomination did not cut across the six geo-political zones of the country. […]

Ethiopian Airline Commences Flights To Manchester, UK

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ethiopian Airline has commenced four weekly flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK with its ultra-modern B787 Dreamliner. A statement by the airline on Tuesday said the inaugural flight was graced by the UK Ambassador to Ethiopia, Mrs Susanna Moorehead, Group Chief Executive Officer of Ethiopian Airlines, Mr Tewolde GebreMariam […]

OPINION: Learning to Swim Without Getting Wet, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) one of the most militant unions in African labour history, last week marked its fortieth anniversary. Back in 1994 when the military held Nigeria in   vile grip, NUPENG sent out a call for the unions to rescue the country. The regime of General Sani Abacha […]

Cote d’Ivoire Plans to Double Gold Output By 2025

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Cote d’Ivoire plans to double gold production by 2025, its vice president said on Monday, as the West African country strives to revive its long-neglected mining sector. Cote d’Ivoire  the world’s top cocoa producer, is seeking to diversify revenues by increasing gold output from 25 tonnes last year to 50 tonnes between […]

11 Nigerian Soldiers Face Court Martial Over Indiscipline

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The fate of 11 Soldiers serving under the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army Enugu, accused of various offences are now hanging in the balance, following Monday’s inauguration of an 8-man member General court Martial to prosecute them. Inaugurating the court at the officer’s mess of the […]

Police Orders Investigation of Alleged Assassination Attempt on Fr. Mbaka

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command has commenced a full scale investigations into the recent alleged assassination attempt on the spiritual Director of the poplar Adoration ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka. Recall that some members of the Ministry had last week issued a press statement in which they alleged that the […]

2019: FG Boasts Atiku Will Be ‘Roundly’ Defeated

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has declared that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is covered by the constitution to support candidate of his choice in the coming general elections, still, boasts that his party and its flagbearer will be defeated. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on behalf […]

EFCC Denies Raiding Atiku’s Residence; Confirms Arrest of Orji Kalu’s Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s anti-graft agency, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied the allegation that its operatives raided the residence of the Presidential candidate of the leading opposition – the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. EFCC while debunking the accusation Monday in a series of tweets however confirmed that its detectives searched […]

At Last, Manchester City Beaten At Stamford Bridge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City suffered their first Premier League defeat of the season and surrendered top spot in the table to Liverpool after losing 2-0 against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. N’Golo Kante’s 44th-minute strike and David Luiz’s 78th-minute header secured Maurizio Sarri’s first-ever victory over a team managed by Pep Guardiola. But while City […]

Group Halis FG’s Planned Police Salary Increment 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Southern Nigeria Peoples’ Mandate (SNPM), a NGO, has applauded the Federal Government for its planned increment of police salary. President of SNPM, Mr Augustine Chukwudum, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu on Saturday. “The increment in police salary is a welcomed development from […]

Governor Ugwuanyi Swears In New Commissioners

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state governor, Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  on Friday swore in Mrs. Eucharia Uche Offor and Prince Emeka Mamah as commissioners in his cabinet. Mrs. Offor, who was the immediate past commissioner for finance, resigned her position to contest for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for Igbo-Etiti/Uzo-Uwani Federal […]

PDP Presents Flags to Gubernatorial Candidates In Lagos, Ogun, Oyo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday in Abuja presented the party’s flag to its governorship candidates for Lagos, Oyo and Ogun States, ahead the 2019 general elections. The candidates are: Mr Ladi Adebutu for Ogun, Seye Makinde for Oyo State and Mr Jimi Agbaje for Lagos State, who […]

Ebonyi University Sacks 63 Lecturers for Sexual Harassment, Extortion, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities of the Ebonyi state University (EBSU), Abakaliki, South- East Nigeria, has shown 63  lecturers of the institution the exit door over  various offences, particularly alleged certificate forgeries, extortion and students sexual harassment It, however, advised the students to always report cases of sexual harassment to the management so that it will […]

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