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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 […]

Sudan Close 3 Diplomatic Missions, 4 Consular Offices Abroad

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan announced the decision to close 13 diplomatic missions and four consular missions abroad due to a financial crisis, the official Sudan News Agency reported. Al-Bashir issued a decree to restructure Sudan’s external representation and directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to close select diplomatic and consular missions abroad. […]

Tanzanian Govt Suspends 22 Senior Staff For Printing Error-laden Textbooks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Tanzanian Government has suspended 22 senior staff of the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), the country’s education watchdog, for reportedly printing error-laden textbooks for secondary schools. Joyce Ndalichako, the Minister for Education, Science and Technology told the National Assembly in the capital Dodoma that the government would take legal action against […]

INEC Releases Timetable For Osun Guber Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s Sept. 22 governorship election. Presenting the timetable to newsmen on Thursday in Osogbo, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the newly appointed Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said election activities would commence on June 23 with the […]

Macron Urges U.S. Congress To Reject Narrow Nationalism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French President Emmanuel Macron has urged U.S. to reject narrow nationalism and engage the world, telling American lawmakers on Wednesday that modern economic and security challenges must be shared responsibility. Capping a three-day visit to the U.S., Macron told a joint meeting of Congress that isolationism and nationalism were “a tempting remedy […]

South African Unions Protest Over Minimum Wage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate, presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa sees the minimum pay as an important step to tackle labour instability and wage inequality. He has staked his reputation on revamping a […]

Ex-Malawi Female President, Joyce Banda to Return From Exile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Malawi President Joyce Banda will return home on Saturday after spending more than three years in self-imposed exile because of graft allegations, a spokesman for her political party said. Cashgate, a corruption scandal in which senior government officials siphoned millions of dollars from state coffers, was uncovered in 2013, while she was president. Donor […]

FA Cup: Chelsea Beat Southampton to Set Up Final Against Man U

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton in the second FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley on Sunday. Chelsea’s victory means an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month. Giroud muscled and dribbled […]

Zimbabwe Parliament Summons Mugabe Over $15Bn Diamond Remarks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwean Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to appear before it on May 9, to explain his claim that more than 15 billion U.S. dollars worth of diamonds had been siphoned out of the country. On the eve of his 92nd birthday in 2016, Mugabe […]

Wrestling: Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist, Adekuoroye Eyes World Championship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A gold medalist at the recently-concluded 2018 Commonwealth Games, Odunayo Adekuoroye has declared that her next target is to win gold medal in Budapest, Hungary October this year, at the upcoming World Wrestling Championships. Speaking with the newsmen Thursday in Abuja, Adekuoroye who missed out from becoming the first African female world […]

Senate Says Forceful Removal of Its Mace Treasonable

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has reacted to the forceful removal of the mace, its symbol of legislative authority, noting that the action was treasonable. The senate spokesman , Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, stated this is in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja. The statement reads in part: “Today, some armed hoodlums led by suspended […]

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