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African Entrepreneur Empowerment: Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Successful Candidates

Picture Caption: Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings,  United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF ANNOUNCEMENT IS IN LINE WITH US$100M COMMITMENT MADE IN 2015 TO EMPOWER 10,000 AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS ‎LAGOS (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century […]

Don Advocates inclusion Of Private Universities in TETFUND

By Ignatius Okpara, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice chancellor (VC) of Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Professor Charles Onochie, has advocated for inclusion of private universities in the country in the disbursement of fund from the Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). He argued that giving only pubic universities such fund was not proper […]

Trump Travel Ban: All African Delegates to ‘African Business Summit’ in US  Denied Visas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There were reportedly no African delegates at a summit about sustainable development in Africa after they were all denied visas to enter the US. The African global economic and development summit, which takes place every year at the University of Southern California was particularly quiet this year after about 100 attendees were […]

OPINION: Coca-Cola and NAFDAC as Public Enemies

By Emmanuel Onwubiko Three years ago, the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) took on the Nigerian Bottling Company Plc, the makers of Coca Cola for breach of public hygiene in the preparations of their products which are sold to Nigerians. The Consumer Protection Council went as far as obtaining the authorization of the Federal Attorney General […]

Underdog Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s 29 Years Rule, Emerges New CAF President

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad has emerged the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). The much anticipated election which featured at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital brought to an end 29 years tenure of the immediate past President, Cameroonian Mr. Issa Hayatou. The 57-years old […]

OPINION: For Love of Country and Compatriots, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians are used to being treated like orphans. They have a long history of neglect, abandonment and being despised. This is so much that many have come to accept these as articles of fate and that their state is unchangeable. So deep is their conviction, that they evolved the acronym, OYO (On […]

48 Killed in Ethiopia’s Landslide

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 48 people have been killed in a landslide at a vast rubbish dump on the outskirts of Addis Ababa the Ethiopia’s capital. The officials said many people are still missing since the landslide occurred Saturday night at the Koshe landfill. A resident said 150 people were there […]

The Age Of Mugabe And The Age Of Ideas, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Robert  Gabriel Mugabe, the Pan Africanist and internationalist who was elected Zimbabwean Head of State thirty seven years ago, was 93 this  Tuesday February 21. He had for decades championed the slogan “Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans” Under this, he got the economic control of his country transferred from the minority White racists, to the majority […]

Allianz Group Appoints Thusang Mahlangu as New African CEO

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) has appointed Mr. Thusang Mahlangu as its new African CEO. Mahlangu succeeded Ms. Delphine Traoré Maïdou who remains on AGCS Africa Board, a position which extends her role for the underwriting group, such as supporting Allianz’s strategy across the African continent. The appointment which […]

Africa’s Push Back from the ICC, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are heated debates in  Africa and in diplomatic circles across the globe over the January 31,  African Union(AU) Assembly decision that African countries carry out a collective withdrawal from the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) Although the decision is technically non- binding but it carries a lot of weight and may sound the […]

Rivers Rerun: Wike Bribed INEC Officials with N360m –Police

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force said it has confirmed that the Rivers State bribed some electoral officials during Saturday, December 10, 2016 State and National Assembly polls rerun with the sum of  N360 million. However, the Police said in Abuja Tuesday, while presenting the report of the investigative panel, […]

The Choices Of Africa, By Owei  Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It had been an hard choice; Africa electing a new Chairperson of the African Union  Commission (AUC)  to run the continental body. The option had been forced on her after the Chairperson, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the former liberation fighter from South Africa resisted pressures to stand for a second term; opting to contest the […]

Chad Foreign Minister Elected New African Union Chairman

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chadian Foreign Minister Moussa Faki Mahamat has been elected the new African Union (AU) Commission Chairman. The AUC new Head will replace his predecessor – South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Mr. Mahamat defeated four others in the contest at a session of the 28th AU Summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. […]

Exclusive: Fear Grips PDP as Mass Defection of Governors, top Chieftains Looms in South East

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The ongoing defection wave blowing across the south- East states, of Nigeria, particularly Enugu, may soon hit Ebonyi and Abia, as governor David Umahi and Okezie Ikpeazu, are allegedly making serious moves to dump the crisis-ridden People’s Democratic party, PDP for the ruling All progressives Congress APC. African […]

Shia Members Clash with Police during Free El-Zakyzaky Protest in Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of Shia sect operating under the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) Wednesday clashed with the security operatives, while protesting against the detention of the group’s Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakyzaky in FCT Abuja. The protesters who matched through the Federal secretariat headed towards the National Assembly (NASS), but were resisted by […]

Enugu PDP Suffers Another Set Back As Ex-Speaker, Dozens Of Supporters Decamp To APC

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Enugu Nigeria, (African Examiner)  – The political structure of the People’s Democratic party PDP, in Enugu state on Tuesday suffered yet another set back, as the immediate past Speaker of the state House of Assembly, chief Eugene Odoh, defected to the ruling All progressive congress, APC along side dozens of his supporters. African […]

Chibok Girls: FG Asks BBOG to Maintain Advocacy Role

Chibok Girls: FG AsksBBOG to Maintain Advocacy Role By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has urged the Bring Back Our Girls Group (BBOG) to consider government as a partner, rather than an adversary in the group’s quest to secure the release of the Chibok girls. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji […]

New Gambian President Barrow Raises Alarm Over $11m Jammeh’s Loot

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ousted Gambian President Yahya Jammeh might not have a peaceful stay in his self-exile, as over $11m (£8.8m) is allegedly missing from the country’s treasury. An adviser to the incumbent President Adama Barrow has Mai Ahmad Fatty who made the allegation less than 48 hours Jammeh left Banjul, the Gambian capital […]

Why I Dumped PDP –Nnamani

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, who on Sunday formally joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has indicated that his decision to quit the opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP) was due to the alarming rate of impunity and undemocratic practices in the party. The former Senate President in […]

Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth to Hand Over to Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mauritian Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth says he is stepping down to hand power to his son, Pravind The 86-year-old first became prime minister in 1982, beginning a third spell as leader in 2014. In a televised address Mr Jugnauth said he was resigning in favour of a “younger and more dynamic leader”. […]

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