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Golden Eaglets Arrive Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in host nation Brazil, for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17. A statement from the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said a team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through […]

Ekiti Man Gets 6 Months Jail Term for Attempted Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Abiodun Ogunbode, to six months in prison for attempted suicide in Ekiti. Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal, sentence Ogunbode, after he pleaded guilty to attempted suicide. Ogunbode, had pleaded to the court for leniency. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Leramo Caleb, told the court that […]

Jonathan Visits Presidential Villa, Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The former president arrived the State House at about 3.00p.m, and went straight to the president’s office. Media reports says the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan was unknown to […]

INEC Deploys 26,000 Ad Hoc Staff For Kogi, Bayelsa Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) says it has deployed 26,000 ad hoc staff for the Nov. 16, Kogi and Bayelsa governorship poll. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this during a visit to the commission’s office at Koton-Karfe in Kogi on Thursday. “I want to tell you that for the […]

DPR Seals 10 Fuel Stations in Bayelsa Over Irregularities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Bayelsa says it has sealed ten petrol stations and an illegal liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in Yenagoa for expired licences and lack of basic operational equipment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DPR on Wednesday, with a team of its officials, […]

Tanzanian to Use Money Recovered from Corruption to Finance Roads Network

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tanzanian President John Magufuli on Wednesday said that money to be recovered from economic crimes would be used to build nationwide road networks. Magufuli said this shortly after he had launched a 76.6 km road from Kanazi-Kizi-Kibaoni in Katavi region that cost about 45 million dollars (100.5 billion Tanzanian shillings). “Money to […]

Group Asks Buhari, UN to Urgently Halt Tiv/Jukun Crisis in Taraba

…Accuses Gov Ishaku, Aku Uka Of Promoting Genocide (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A socio-cultural group, the Taraba Tiv People’s Association, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to use his good offices as Commander-in-Chief to direct the Armed Forces of Nigeria to effect an immediate cessation of hostilities between the Tiv and Jukun communities of Taraba State […]

2020 Budget: Works, Power, Transportation Get Highest Allocation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Ministry of Works and Housing on Tuesday got the highest projected allocation of N262 billion from the N10. 33 trillion budget estimates. This was contained in the proposal as presented by President Muhammadu Buhari to a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday. He said that the projected allocation of Ministry […]

Transparency: NNPC to Commence Publishing Details of Petroleum Products Supplies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In line with the Mallam Mele Kyari-led management’s drive to conduct the business of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in a transparent manner, the corporation is set to commence the publication of details of its petroleum products supplies. As release by NNPC Acting Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr. […]

University Of Ghana Denies Sex For Grades Among Lecturers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The University of Ghana, one of the most prestigious universities in the West African country, has refuted an alleged sex scandal. According to the university, there is no evidence showing that some lecturers have slept with students to give them better grades. This came after two of the university’s profound lecturers, Ransford […]

Tight Security as Buhari Presents 2020 Budget Proposal At NASS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Security has been beefed up in and around the National Assembly complex ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to present the 2020 budget proposal. Buhari is to present the proposal before a joint session of the Assembly on Tuesday at 2 p.m Combined teams of security agencies have been deployed at the three […]

Wild Jubilation in Bauchi As Tribunal Upholds Bala Mohammed’s Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bauchi residents on Monday thronged major streets in the metropolis to celebrate the victory of Governor Bala Mohammed of PDP at the Election Petition Tribunal. The tribunal had dismissed the petition of ex- governor Mohammed Abubakar and APC, upholding the election  the APC candidate. The residents chanted victory songs and wielded placards […]

WANTED FOR NIGERIA: Good Leaders with Sacrificial Mien!

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Nigeria is 59 while United States of America is 243 years old, Japan was founded on 11th February 660 BC, Russia is 1156 years old, France is 1600 years old and Germany over a thousand years not forgetting England which was founded in 927 AD. If you tell […]

First Bank Partners NESG, Host 25th Nigerian Economic Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its continued commitment to create an enabling environment and opportunities for the promotion of sustainable growth and development of the Nigerian economy, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has partnered with The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) to host the 25th Nigerian Economic Summit (NES#25), its annual flagship event. The Silver Jubilee […]

UBA Celebrates Staff, Customers at Customer Service Week

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African Financial services institution, United Bank for Africa is joining the rest of the world to celebrate the 2019 Customer Service Week, themed, “Magic Happens Here”, with recognitions for staff who have excelled in excellent service delivery. The event which is commemorated all over the world, recognises the importance of customer […]

APC Candidate Loses As Tribunal Upholds Bauchi Governor’s Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bauchi State Governorship Election Petition Tribunals on Monday upheld the election of Bala Mohammed of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) as the governor of the state. Delivering judgement on a petition challenging the election of Mohammed, chairman of the tribunal, Justice Salihu Shuaibu, dismissed the petition filed  by the All Progressives Congress […]

Ebonyi Governor Swears in 14 New Permanent Secretaries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has sworn in 14 new Permanent Secretaries for the state’s Civil Service. The governor, at a ceremony held at the Government House, Abakaliki urged the appointees to discharge their duties creditably in line with the vision of the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that […]

Gunmen Abduct 6 People In Adamawa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped six people at Gurin village in the Fufore/Gurin Local Government Area of Adamawa in Nigeria’s insurgency-wracked North-East. Alhaji Shuaibu Babas, the member representing Fufore/Gurin Constituency in the Adamawa Stater House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in the early hours of […]

Kogi Governor Hails Ramatu Aliyu’s Contribution to APC Victory in 2019 General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has hailed the contributions of the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, to the victory of All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 and 2019 general elections. The governor said that the minister used her resourcefulness to effectively market the party’s programs on women empowerment and […]

Insecurity: Enugu Govt To Deploy Automated Drones for Surveillance

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Enugu State Executive Council has approved for the purchase of eighteen (18) automated drones for air surveillance within and outside the state for effective security management. The council meeting which was chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, according to the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, also approved the immediate construction of […]

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