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DRC Records New Cases of Deadly Ebola Virus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New cases of deadly Ebola virus have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) city of Butembo, near the Ugandan border, where it has claimed three lives. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) confirmed on Friday saying they have stepped up community-based efforts to […]

No Plan to Postpone 2019 General Elections -INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections. Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, made the clarification in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Oyekanmi said the clarification became necessary following a story with the headline, “We […]

The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, Burkina Faso Join FOCAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Gambia, Sao Tome and Principe, and Burkina Faso were on Sunday, welcomed and congratulated as new members of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC). They were welcomed at the Seventh Ministerial Conference of the FOCAC, which was held on Sunday in Beijing. Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Chinese Minister […]

Bayelsa Reiterates Commitment to Safe Motherhood

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensure that every pregnant woman in the state has access to free and qualitative health care. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel  Iworiso-Markson gave the indication while speaking at Angalabiri in Sagbama Local Government Area during the sensitisation of pregnant women on the […]

Pregnant Women, Traditional Rulers, Others Hail Dickson Over Safe Motherhood Initiative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One week after its inauguration, the sensitization committee for the campaign on the Safe Motherhood Initiative, on Thursday began a state-wide tour to 11 communities spread across Kolokuma/Opokuma and Yenagoa local government areas. The committee made up of information officers from the Ministry of Information and Orientation were received by traditional rulers, the leadership […]

Enugu APC Mourns Death of National Woman Leader’s Mum

From Ignatius Okpara, Lokoja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, has commiserated with the national woman leader of the party, Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar- Eluma of the demise of her mother, Hajia Zainab Abdulahi. Late Hajia Abdulahi, who passed on last Wednesday 15th August, 2018 in a […]

Umahi Berates Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines for Using Sub-standard Planes in Nigeria

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi, state governor, chief Dave Nweze  Umahi, has berated operators of Ethiopian and Emirate Airlines over alleged  use of sub-standard aircrafts in Nigeria. He accused owners of the foreign airlines of using only aircraft’s that are not in proper condition in Nigerian air space. Umahi, who is […]

Libyan Court Sentences 45 to Death For Killing Protesters in 2011

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Libyan court has sentenced 45 people to death by firing squad for killing protesters during the 2011 uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, according to the ministry of justice. They were convicted of opening fire on anti-Gaddafi protesters in the capital Tripoli, in August 2011. Another 54 defendants were sentenced to five years […]

Ugandan MP Beaten Up After Museveni’s Convoy Stoned

Photo: President Yoweri Museveni (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugandan legislator, Francis Zaake, detained after the president’s convoy was stoned, has been “brutalised” by security personnel, an opposition figure said on Wednesday as images of the bruised lawmaker emerged on social media. Supporters of an independent candidate running in a parliamentary by-election threw stones at President Yoweri Museveni’s […]

Iworiso-Markson to Aspirants: Play By The Rules, Election Is Not A War

By Ignatius Okpara ….attributes success of Restoration Government to leadership of Gov. Dickson (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday said it will work with security agencies to ensure that the state remains safe and peaceful throughout the electioneering period. It therefore appealed to all aspirants not to hit up the polity with […]

Low Global Cocoa Prices Crippling Ghana, Says Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Without government subsidy, Ghana’s cocoa sector would have difficulty financing its core activities, said Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), Joseph Boahen-Aidoo. Government support has become critical due to the lowering price of cocoa on the world market that has made Ghana, the second largest producer of cocoa in […]

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 […]

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