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Gunmen Kill 14 Civilians in Mali Village

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gunmen shot dead 14 civilians in an attack on a village in Northeastern Mali, a Local Official said on Monday. This is amid a spate of killings by rival ethnic groups and jihadist militants that threaten to derail a presidential election later this month. Nanou Kotia, the mayor of the regional hub […]

Dr Wiebe Boer Resurrects Nigeria’s Football History in New Book

L-R: Donald Duke, former Governor of Cross River State; Dr. Wiebe Boer, author of THE HISTORY OF FOOTBALL IN NIGERIA; Amaju Pinnick, President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF); Olusegun Awolowo, MD, NEPC; and Osagie Okunbor, MD, SPDC at the formal presentation of Dr. Boer’s new book about the history of football in Nigeria, released in Lagos ahead of the […]

Stakeholders Back Bayelsa Reforms, Demand Transparency in Civil Service  Recruitment

Photo: Governor Dickson, Bayelsa state (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders of Yenagoa Local Government Area in Bayelsa State on Monday threw their weight behind the Governor Seriake Dickson-led administration’s public service reforms describing the ongoing restructuring process as the only option out of the rot that had held down the state over the years. Rising from a town […]

Ghana Set to Sack FA EXCO Over Alleged Kickbacks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has announced her resolve to dissolve its National Football Association a day after officials, were shown a documentary of an alleged taking kickback. Information Minister Mustapha Abdul-Hamid alleged that the FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi was involved in the scandal. The two-hour documentary, titled: “When Greed and Corruption Become the Norm’’, by undercover […]

AfDB to Assist São Tomé and Príncipe Develop Blue Economy Strategy

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s premier development finance institution, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has expressed its willingness to help São Tomé and Príncipe to develop a blue economy strategy. The AfDB which currently operates in 41 African countries with an external office in Japan, contributes to the economic development and the […]

OPINION: A Bright Future  for Nigeria and How to Get There, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kunle Ajibade who turned sixty on May 28 titled his prison memoirs “Jailed for Life”. He was indeed sentenced to life imprisonment in 1995 by General Sani Abacha and his henchmen for alleged coup plotting when all the weaponry he ever wielded was the pen. A number of our colleagues in the […]

Benin Republic, Nigeria Partner to Tackle Smuggling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Republic of Benin and the Federal Government have agreed to work together to step down the activities of smugglers in both countries borders. The Ambassador of the Republic of Benin to Nigeria, Ms Paulette Vekpa, said this after a closed door meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, […]

Enugu Community Protests Outrageous Electricity Bills, 4 Months Blackout

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Ugwuaji, a satellite community in Enugu South Council area of Enugu state, where one of the federal government’s multi- billion naira power transmission substation is situated have staged a peaceful protest against alleged four months blackout as well as outrageous  bills by the Enugu Electricity […]

Tunisia Ruling Coalition Fails to Agree On Reforms, Cabinet Reshuffle

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisia’s ruling coalition has failed to agree on a new economic reform plan and a cabinet reshuffle, officials said on Monday. This new political setback happened as the International Monetary Funds (IMF) prepares to review the next loan tranche. The North African country has been hailed as the Arab Spring’s only democratic […]

Kenyan Authorities Arrest 54 Officials Amid Graft Probe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan authorities arrested the head of a government agency and 53 others  on Monday in a corruption investigation into the theft of nearly 99 million dollars, a rare move to hold officials to account for graft in a nation where it is widespread. President Uhuru Kenyatta’s pledged to stamp out graft when […]

Gombe Assembly Suspends 4 APC Members for Removing Mace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gombe State House of Assembly has suspended four All Progressives Congress (APC) members for allegedly conspiring to forcibly remove mace in a bid to prevent the impeachment of minority leader Ahmed Haruna. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that some members of the State Assembly on Thursday forcibly removed the mace in […]

ImpactHER Trains Women to Scale up Business, Access Institutional Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A non profit, female centric organisation, ImpactHER, has successfully concluded the training of female African entrepreneurs on how to access finance from corporate organisations for the growth of their business. The training conference held last week in Canton Concourse, Maroko, Lagos, saw over 100 women engaged in different lines of business in attendance. […]

Terrorist Member Surrenders to Algerian Military Authorities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Senior Terrorist Official activating in the Sahel Region surrendered to the Algerian Military Authorities on Monday, according to Algerian Defence Ministry statement on Tuesday.  “As part of the fight against terrorism and thanks to the efforts of the National People’s Army, a dangerous terrorist senior official at one of the terrorist […]

Zambia Announces Penalties Against Abuse of Government Vehicles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Friday announced revised penalties meant to curtail usage of government vehicles. Recently, the Ministry of Works and Supply, announced measures to control the usage of government vehicles as government was spending huge sums of money on fuel and repairs. The announcement was followed by weekend patrols in which a number […]

Despite ICC Warrant, Sudan’s Al-Bashir in Turkey For Jerusalem Meets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was in Turkey on Friday for a meeting of Muslim nations on Jerusalem and Palestine, defying an international arrest warrant against him. Al-Bashir, 74, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on allegations of genocide and other war crimes in Sudan. Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has […]

Ekiti Guber: PDP Candidate Eleka Picks Ex-LGA Boss as Running Mate

EKITI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party’s candidate in the forthcoming Ekiti Governorship election Prof. Kolapo Olusola-Eleka has announced the immediate past Chairman of Ado Local Government Area of the State, Mr. Deji Ogunsakin as his running mate. The announcement was made Friday in a Facebook post by the Special Assistant on Public Communications and New […]

Dangote Among 75 World’s Most Powerful People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has been ranked among 75 most powerful persons on the planet, ahead of the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence. According to the Forbe’s latest 2018 ranking of the World Powerful people, Dangote ranked among world leaders like Xi Jinping, the Chinese President, […]

2019: Peace At Last As Amosun Visits, Reunites With Osoba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political differences between a former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba and the incumbent, Senator Ibikunle Amosun appears to have finally climaxed as both leaders met on  Sunday in Lagos. Reports say the two party’s Leaders discussed at their meeting the outcome of last Saturday ward congresses of the ruling […]

ECOWAS to Extend Peace Keeping Mission In Gambia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS is planning to extend the duration of its mission in The Gambia by one year. The Director, Peacekeeping and Regional Security, ECOWAS Commission, Dr Cyriaque Agnekethom said that the extension was necessary to assist the country in reforming its security sector. Agnekethom recalled that the ECOWAS Mission in The Gambia (ECOMIG) […]

Labour Minister Chris Ngige Escapes Attack at APC Ward Congress

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige, Sunday escaped being lynched by the suspected party thugs, in Awka, the Anambra State capital. The attempted attack occurred as the Minister was having a stakeholders’ meeting with the ruling All Progressives Congress APC members in a hotel in Awka. It was gathered […]

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