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Islamic State Claims Deadly Bus Bombing in Iraq

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The radical Sunni Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the bombing of a passenger bus that killed at least 11 people in Iraq’s mostly Shiite province of Karbala the day before. The explosion was caused by a bomb planted inside the bus, according to the Iraqi Interior Ministry. Islamic State […]

APC NWC Overrides Screening Committee, Approves Irukera For Kogi Guber Primary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved, Mr Babatunde Irukera, a Kogi governorship aspirant, to contest the party’s governorship primary. The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja on Wednesday, said Irukera successfully met the conditions provided by […]

Buhari Attends TICAD7 In Japan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will depart Abuja Sunday for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019. President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016. With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, […]

Zimbabwe Union Wants Salaries In USD As Cost Of Living Skyrockets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s largest confederation of trade unions, the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) on Friday said it would call for employers to pay their workers in foreign currency starting from June 2019. ZCTU made the call as agitation grows among the general workforce for employers to review salaries upward in view of […]

South Sudan Lawmakers Storm Out Of Budget Presentation In Parliament

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  South Sudan lawmakers on Thursday stormed out of a budget presentation for the 2019/20 financial year by the finance minister, citing frustrations over non-payment of salaries of civil servants and soldiers, a Reuters witness said. “Our army is cutting down trees to make a living, our foreign  missions; it is now almost […]

Winners Emerge In Zenith Bank Sponsored 2019 Microsoft Championship

…Winners to Represent Nigeria At World Championship In New York (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship, sponsored by Zenith Bank, has produced six national winners who will be representing Nigeria at the World Championship taking place in New York, USA from July 28 – 31, 2019. The national winners of […]

CAF President, Ahmad Ahmad Arrested In Paris Over Misconduct, Contract Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has reportedly been arrested. Reports said he was arrested Thursday at the Berri Hotel in Paris, France. He is said to be in France for the FIFA Congress. According to Jeune Afrique, Ahmad will be heard by the services of the […]

Armed Men Kill 16 In Truck Ambush Mozambique

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unidentified armed men ambushed a cargo truck that also carried passengers, killing 16 people on Tuesday in Macomia district in Mozambique’s northern province of Cabo Delgado, local media reported on Friday. Witnesses told the press that the attack occurred during the day when armed men came up from the woods and started […]

Again, Nsukka Indigenes Lose out As Professor Igwe Emerges New UNN VC

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Efforts by Nsukka indigenes to produce the successor of outing going Vice Chancellor VC of university of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, Professor Benjamin Ozumba has hit the rock as another Anambra man, Professor Charles Igwe has emerged. African Examiner recall that the people of UNN host community Nsukka, had […]

UBA: Leaders Emphasise Importance of History to African Development

Photo Caption: L-R: Chairman of Ghana’s Convention People’s Party:  Ms Samia Nkrumah; Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka; Group Chairman, UBA Plc, Mr. Tony Elumelu; Guinean Historian and Playwright, Professor, Djibril Tamsir Niane; Afro musician, Mr. Femi Kuti; and Legal Practitioner and Moderator, Ms. Ayo Obe at UBA’s Africa’s day event in Lagos. —————————————————– (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Sudan Opposition Plans Massive Strike After Transition Talks Stall

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan’s opposition on Tuesday, prepared for a massive strike, shortly after power-sharing negotiations with the military council stalled once again. The Sudanese Professionals Association (SPA) said in a statement that the parties have been unable to agree on the final details of a “sovereign council,” a supreme body that would rule the […]

Sudan Sit-In Protest Enters 11th Day After AU Gives Army Ultimatum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudanese protesters demanding that the military hand over power held a sit-in at army headquarters in Khartoum for an 11th day on Tuesday. The AU also warned that Sudan had 15 days to install a civilian government or risk expulsion from the bloc. Sudan’s longtime President Omar al-Bashir was deposed and arrested […]

JAMB: NSCDC Deploys 39 Operatives to Monitor 2019 UTME

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state. The Corps Commandant Mr. Phillip Ayuba made the disclosure Tuesday in Minna, the State capital during an interview. Ayuba explained that […]

South African Lawmakers Oppose VFS Monopoly in Issuing Of Visas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South African lawmakers on Tuesday castigated the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) for its decision to grant VFS Global a further two years’ extension of their agreement to administer the issuing of visas. The decision to extend the contract is in direct violation of the Public Finance Management Act and relevant regulations […]

Ghana Committed to Improved Relations With Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Alhaji Rashid Bawa, has reaffirmed his country’s commitment  to ensuring improved relations between the two countries. Bawa, who spoke at the 62nd Independence Anniversary ceremony of Ghana held  in Abuja, described the relationship between his country and Nigeria as a “ phenomenal development.’’ According to him, disunity […]

US Denies Report On Allegation Of Corruption Against Atiku

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States (US) has denied statement credited to her Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, quoting him as accusing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as being corrupt. Following this, the statement which went viral on the social media Wednesday, quoted Pompeo as saying that he refused […]

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Arrested For Lying To Chicago Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” told police on Jan. 29 […]

UN Report Says Hunger Rising in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hunger is on the rise in Africa mainly due to difficult global economic conditions, adverse climatic conditions due to El Nino and soaring staple food prices, according to a new report published by the UN. The 2018 Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition Report was jointly published by the UN […]

UBA Commences Full Banking Operations in Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday commenced full banking operations in Mali, extending its footprint and fulfilling the aspiration of deepening banking penetration in Africa. The launch of UBA Mali brings to 20, the number of African countries, where the Group currently operates, with global […]

Zambia Calls For Closer Collaboration To Tackle Climate Change

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zambia on Thursday called for closer collaboration among stakeholders to tackle the negative effects of climate change. Zambia’s Minister of National Development Planning Alexander Chiteme said at a World Bank-led Climate Investment Fund meeting in Morocco. “Collaboration between the public and private sectors is vital in tackling the challenges that climate change […]

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