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Child Abuse: Bayelsa Govt Spokesman Seeks Collaboration Of NIPR, F‎IDA, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has charged members of the state chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)‎ to join the campaign against child molestation. As a reputable organization, the NIPR he said can attract more attention to the growing cases of the menace, especially […]

Zuma’s Son Defends Father over Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The son of South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma has slammed the prosecutors and the judiciary for facilitating what he calls a “witch hunt” against his father, TimesLive reports. Edward Zuma said the reinstatement of corruption charges last week against his father were part of a battle to tarnish his father’s name. […]

UN Condemns Congo’s ‘Unlawful’ Crackdown on Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations on Monday condemned Congolese security forces for killing at least 47 people, including women and children, in “unlawful and unjustified” crackdowns on protests during 2017 and early this year. Democratic Republic of Congo is facing growing public unrest since President Joseph Kabila refused to step down after his mandate […]

Ebonyi Boils As Many Killed in Bloody Communal Clash; Scores Of Houses Destroyed

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over one hundred buildings were on Tuesday completely razed down at Ikwo  Council Area of Ebonyi State, South – East Nigeria, following a fresh bloody communal clash that ensued  between the people of Inyimagu and Akpaomaka communities of the locality. Our Correspondent gathered that the  incident which has […]

Lightning Kills 16, Injures Many At Rwanda Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 16 people were killed and while many injured by lightning Saturday at a Seventh-Day Adventist church in Rwanda. Officials said the victims died instantly when the lightning hit the church in the southern district of Nyaruguru, local Mayor Habitegeko. Mayor Habitegeko confirmed that the lightning also killed a student in the […]

Uganda Ruling Party Wants to Extend President’s Rule to 2035

Uganda’s ruling party is pushing for a referendum that could extend the longtime president’s rule to 2035. Rogers Mulindwa, a spokesman for the National Resistance Movement party, says the referendum to extend the president’s term from five years to seven most certainly will happen in 2018. In December, lawmakers passed a contentious bill that removed […]

6 People Killed in Attack on South African Police Station

Five South African police officers and an off-duty soldier were killed Wednesday during an attack on a rural police station. A police spokesman says an armed gang stormed the outpost in the southern village of Engcobo shortly after midnight local time and killed three of the officers. They stole a cache of weapons and abducted […]

Cyril Ramaphosa Emerges New South Africa President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, Cyril Ramaphosa has emerged the new South Africa’s President. This followed the resignation later Wednesday after mounted pressure on the former SA leader Mr. Jacob Zuma. The new President was the only candidate nominated in Parliament Thursday and the announcement was welcomed by singing in the National Assembly. It would […]

The Catalyst for a New Order, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Photo: Nigeria’s Ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Participants at a symposium held recently in  Lagos  unanimously   agreed that common sense has a limit in public leadership and should not be the sole requisite for public leadership consideration; a position that supports sound education as an indispensable ingredient for achieving a people-purposed leadership. The symposium […]

UN Blasts Nigeria Over Cameroon’s Extradition

Photo:  Sisiku Ayuk Tabe  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN refugee agency on Thursday criticised Nigeria for breaching international agreements after the leader of a Cameroonian anglophone separatist movement and his supporters were extradited at Yaounde’s request. The UNHCR said it learned “with great concern” about the case of Sisiku Ayuk Tabe, who was sent back […]

Despite Warning, Kenya’s Opposition Leader, Odinga Sworn-in as ‘People’s President’

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kenya’s first opposition leader, Mr. Raila Odinga, has been sworn-in as the “People’s President.” The controversial swearing-in ceremony which held at a park in the capital Nairobi was attended by thousands of Mr. Odinga’s supporters in spite of a government warning that the action amounted to treason. While holding […]

Tunisian Leaders Trade Blame Amid Ongoing Wave of Violence

Sporadic protests continued across parts of Tunisia, overnight, as government security forces tried to put a stop to scattered violence that has hit a number of regions. Tunisian government security forces used teargas to quell violence across the country, amid scattered protests that erupted last week following price increases imposed by the government. The Interior […]

223 Nigerian Schools Benefit From NCC Digital Access Programme

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of effort towards promoting information technology, (IT) among youths in the country, the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) says  over two hundred and twenty three schools have so far benefited from its Digital Access Programme (DAP). Our Correspondent reports that the programme is  being implemented by the […]

Trump: US now Recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has announced that his country has now recognized Jerusalem as the Israel’s capital. Trump Wednesday’s declaration automatically upturned decades of official US policy. Mr. Trump described the move as “a long overdue step” to advance the Middle East peace process. He indicated that the US would […]

Homecoming: Iworiso-Markson Visits Kinsmen, Lauds them for their Support to Dickson

….solicit their blessings and support to deliver in his new assignment (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Opume community in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State has been commended for their continuous support to the restoration government of Governor Seriake Dickson. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson gave the commendation at […]

African Leaders Demand Roadmap On Resolution to Togo Political Impasse

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari and five other concerned West African leaders have called for an immediate roadmap to pave the way for negotiations between the Togolese government led by President Faure Gnassingbe Eyadema and the opposition movement. The urgent demand by the leaders came up at a meeting to discuss the situation in […]

Buhari Orders Another Payment Of Paris and London Clubs Refunds to States

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Governors are likely to heave a sigh of relief as President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the payment of outstanding Paris and London Clubs refunds to the States before the current year ends. Against this background, the President Monday, during a meeting with the state Governors at the Presidential Villa, […]

Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters Wins Miss Universe

Photo: Miss Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters has been crowned Miss Universe 2017. In a beauty contest which Sunday night in Las Vegas, USA, Nel-Peters 22, defeated the first runner-up, Miss Colombia; Laura González and second runner-up, Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett. Stephanie Abasi, who represented Nigeria was not among the […]

I was Disgraced Out Of Boxing, Before Joining Acting -Mr Ibu

Photo: Popular Nollywood Actor Mr. John Okafor BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular hilarious Nollywood actor Mr. John Okafor has revealed that his sojourn into acting is accidental, as he originally aspired to become a professional boxer. Despite the fact that he has been progressing in it, Okafor, also called Mr. Ibu said the story of […]

OPINION: Resignation as an African Abomination

Photo: Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe Akintokunbo A Adejumo (Akinadejum@aol.com)  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “African leaders do not resign, that’s cowardice and the fact that UK Prime Minister-David Cameron has just resigned confirms everything I have said about him—he is weak and a coward.” President (now Ex) Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in 2016. The recent confusion about what is […]

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