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Kabila Party in deal to Delay DR Congo Presidential Election


The ruling party in the Democratic Republic of Congo and one opposition faction have proposed delaying the presidential election until April 2018. The vote was due in November but electoral officials say more time is needed to register voters. The proposal is part of a deal to be signed on Tuesday at the end of […]

Drunk Nigerian Policeman Shot Ghanaian Dead in Anambra


BY IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu AWKA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A policeman serving at the Anambra state command who allegedly drank to stupor, has sent a Ghanaian national resident in the state to his untimely grave, as he reportedly shot the foreigner on the neck, leading to his death. Our Correspondent gathered that the victim, who […]

OPINION: America Empire’s Doomed Day With Donald Trump in the White House


By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria The 2016 United States of America Presidential election can simply be described as Donald Trump’s Reality Show. In his attempt to get to the White House he has tongue lashed just anyone he came across in the process. Senator Ted Cruz of the Tea Party and […]

King Sunny Ade at 70, By Reuben Abati


Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, the legendary juju musician popularly known as King Sunny Ade deserves the four-month-long celebration of his 70th birthday which began on September 1, marked with great attention on September 22, the actual date of his birth, and scheduled to run till December 31, 2016, in the United States, Nigeria and the UK. […]

Somali Militants Attack Kenyan Police Station


Al-Shabab militants say they have attacked a police station in northeastern Kenya near the border with Somalia. Kenyan authorities said fighters from Somalia carried out the cross-border attack early Thursday on a police station at Hameey Village. A statement from police spokesman George Kinoti said the militants traveling in two Land Cruisers attacked the patrol […]

Sierra Leone Police Free Woman Accused of FGM


Sierra Leonean police have released a woman accused of female genital mutilation following pressure from a powerful society of circumcisers. Elsie Kondoromoh was “tentatively” released after a large number of cutters protested against her arrest, police inspector Marty Tarawallie said. Stick-wielding cutters have also protested at a hospital where her alleged victim is being treated. […]

Hundreds Feared Dead As Egypt Migrant Boat Capsize


Survivors from a boat which capsized off the Egyptian coast on Wednesday have told the BBC that hundreds of people may have drowned. The boat was carrying between 450 and 600 migrants when it capsized eight miles (12km) off the coast, they say. The numbers have not been confirmed. Authorities say they have rescued 163 […]

OPINION – Recession: Is the Worst Really Over?

By Jideofor Adibe BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With Nigerians waddling through what is generally regarded as the country’s worst economic crisis in over two decades, the CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has just dangled what some would regard as a ray of hope to suffering Nigerians. Speaking while playing host to members of the Newspaper […]

Man City Coach, Guardiola Demands Apology From Toure Over Comments


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola has declared he will not pick Yaya Toure until he tenders apology over comments to a team-mates by his agent. Toure’s agent, Dimitri Seluk, said the midfielder had been “humiliated” and Guardiola should apologize to him if City do not win the competition. Consequently, Guardiola […]

In New York, Elumelu Wins Africa Investor ‘Person of the Year’ Award


…Dedicates it to all stakeholders working hard to Power Africa out of Poverty Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr. Tony Elumelu, yesterday, while receiving the ‘Person of the Year’ award at the Africa Investor CEO Institutional Investment Summit hosted alongside the UN General Assembly in New York, extolled stakeholders in the public and private sectors committed […]

South Africa’s Tutu to Undergo Surgery as Infection Persists


CAPE TOWN — South African anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu will have surgery on Wednesday to relieve an infection that has confined him to hospital since last month, his family said. Relatives did not give any more detail on his ailment, but said it was not related to the prostate cancer he has had for nearly 20 […]

Gabon Election: Justice Minister Quits Amidst Votes Fraud


Gabonese Justice Minister Seraphim Moundounga has resigned in protest over the disputed presidential election. He is reported to have warned the incumbent, Ali Bongo, that he could cancel the results of the election if they did not “tally with reality”. Mr Bongo was declared the winner by a narrow margin last Wednesday, but the opposition […]

OPINION: Nigeria Squeezed Between the Change that Will Never come and Reality


By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin , Nigeria The APC party fought with the “Change” slogan and won the government but they didn’t define what they meant by “Change” or what must “Change”. Even now they are still free to give us a definition that is not after thought. What they seem to […]

Abysmal Performance: Let’s Go Back to Grass Root Sports, Enugu Soccer Enthusiast Advises Handlers


 …Floats Community Soccer Tourney By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA, 4-9-2016, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based soccer enthusiast, Chief Anene Aniwene, has stressed the need for Nigeria’s sports handlers, especially the round leader game, football, to go back to the basis, (school sports),as it remains the only panacea for the nation’s continued abysmal performance […]

Buhari Says Nigeria Will Rank Among Top 100 Countries In Business By 2019


NAIROBI, KENYA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari said Nigeria will soon become one of the most attractive and easiest places of doing business in the world by 2019. Speaking Sunday in Nairobi Kenya at a plenary session of “Dialogue with the Private Sector” at the sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI), […]

Paying Tribute to O. J. Abuah, By Reuben Abati


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Life is all about memories. It is the only thing we are left with when flesh and spirit depart the earthly plane, and we can do no more than remember the life of the departed, through memories of times and moments shared, and their deeds in their lifetime. I received […]

BREAKING: Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu Wins Re-Election


Zambia’s President Edgar Lungu has been re-elected, according to official results. The electoral commission said Mr Lungu had secured 50.35% in Thursday’s vote, just past the the 50% threshold needed to avoid a second round under a new electoral system. Hs main rival, Hakainde Hichilema, won 47.67%. Earlier, his UPND party withdrew from the ballot […]

Somalia Suicide Bomber Was Ex-Lawmaker


An ex-MP was one of two suicide car bombers who carried out Tuesday’s deadly attacks in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, militants have said. Salah Nuh Ismail, 53, was among those who killed 13 people in the suicide attacks near the city’s main airport, the al-Shabab group said. Also known as Salah Badbado, he quit the Somali […]

Theresa May, Melaye and the Leader’s wife, By Reuben Abati

Sen. Remi Tinubu

“Have you been to Bourdillon? Or rather I should ask when are you going to Bourdillon?” “What’s happening?” “I hear people are paying solidarity visits to the Tinubus to express their dismay over Senator Dino Melaye’s assault on Senator Remi Tinubu, wife of the APC National Leader.” “Assault?” “That is precisely what it is.  Assault. […]

The IGP Need Not Be a Policeman, By Owei Lakemfa


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians are in their usual season of lamentation which follows the retirement or removal of an Inspector General of Police (IGP) Like a king whose funeral requires human sacrifices, the exit of a Nigerian IGP also means the exit of the top echelon of the institution. This occurs because traditionally, the […]

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