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Is Retirement Throwing Someone Overboard to Swim or Sink?

By Edwin Nwachukwu Lagos, Oct. 17, 2017 (NAN) The day was Saturday, October 14, 2017. I had just returned from a two and half hour routine physical exercise and trying to stretch from the aftermath of the exercise, I received the devastating news of the demise of a friend and former colleague, Mr Ewedapo Akintunde. […]

Liberia Election: Weah, Boakai Head for Presidential Run-off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former football star George Weah and Vice-President Joseph Boakai are headed for a run-off in Liberia’s presidential election. Nearly all the results from Tuesday’s poll have been counted, the election commission says. Mr Weah, the first African to win the Ballon D’Or football award, is leading with 39%, while Mr Boakai is […]

Death Toll in Somalia Deadly Bomb Attack Hits 270

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 270 reportedly killed Saturday in massive bomb attack in a busy area of Mogadishu, the Somalian capital. Police confirmed that many were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel. The attack was considered the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since […]

South Africa Supreme Court Orders President Zuma to Face Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that embattled South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma must face charges of corruption, fraud, racketeering and money laundering. The court agreed with a lower court ruling last year that prosecutors could bring back 783 counts of corruption relating to a 1999 arms deal. The charges had […]

George Weah, Boakai in Early Lead as Runoff Likely in Liberia Presidential Election

Photo: Ex-Soccer Star George Weah MONROVIA — Vote counting continues across Liberia following presidential elections that are almost certain to go to a runoff with 20 candidates contesting. The state-run Liberia Broadcasting System reports Wednesday there likely will be a runoff based on preliminary figures seen by its correspondents. Unofficial early results announced by the […]

Enugu APC Protests Appointment Of PDP Members Into Federal Positions

Photo: Ben Nwoye  …to Petition Buhari, Saraki, APC National Leadership From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has protested the appointment of non members of the party from the state into federal positions by the President Muhammadu Buhari. The party said such obnoxious act is unacceptable to them, […]

World Cup Qualifier: Zambia in High Spirit to Beat Super Eagles -Coach Nyirenda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Coach Wedson Nyirenda of the Chipolopolo of Zambia says his players are in high spirits to pick the maximum three points in Saturday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Nigeria. Nyirenda spoke on Friday at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium in Uyo while fielding questions from newsmen on his plans to get […]

After 15 Years, Enugu Pensioners Receive Gratuities

Photo caption: Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of pensioners in Enugu State Local Government system some of whom retired 15 years ago, yesterday knew no bound, as they were paid their gratuities. Some of the beneficiaries, who reacted to the development in Enugu, thanked the state […]

Militants Shut Down Libyan Oil Field

(AFRICA EXAMINER) – An armed group has shut down one of Libya’s largest oil fields in the south of the country. Al Sharara oil field was pumping over 200,000 barrels of oil before its latest closure. Militias have frequently subjected Libya’s oil production fields and export terminals to blockades in recent years, but production recovered […]

South African Chair-throwing Politicians Shameful, Says SA Deputy President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has hit out at brawling, chair-throwing ANC politicians, describing their behaviour as shameful. He made the remarks at the close of an African National Congress meeting in Eastern Cape province that descended into chaos. “I saw chairs flying – a festival of chairs… It’s something we […]

Zimbabwe Businesses Defy Mugabe’s Order to Slash Prices

Photo: Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe AFRICAN EXAMINER — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe is lashing out against businesses that he believes are defying his orders to reverse price hikes for basic commodities. Mugabe is accusing those who defy his order of being “saboteurs” against his government, some of whom he said were from within his own ruling […]

Ugandan Lawmakers Exchange Punches  Over ‘Life Presidency’ Bill

AFRICAN EXAMINER — A fight broke out in Uganda’s parliament Tuesday amid efforts to introduce legislation that could extend the president’s decades-long hold on power. After opposition lawmakers accused a colleague on the government side of carrying a gun, a brawl broke out in which lawmakers pushed and punched each other. A motion is to […]

Gunmen Storm Olubadan Palace To Disrupt Baale’s Installation  

OYO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was confusion in Ibadan on Monday morning when the installation of Mogajis and Baales by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, as the gunmen stormed the frontage of Olubadan Palace and shot sporadically. The gunmen arrived the palace around 11.45am in a Black Toyota Sienna and immediately after, […]

Stakeholders Raise Alarm Over Poor Facilities At Akanu Ibiam Airport

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu …Say It’s Affecting Southeast Economic Growth (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders made up of Airline operators, Captains of Industry, investors, security agencies, among others, in the South- East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, have expressed worry over lack of basic and standard facilities at the Akanu Ibiam international airport, Enugu, saying the development, […]

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs to Receive Tech Support from Microsoft

Photo: L-R – Philanthropy & CSR Lead MSFT Nigeria, Sola Amusan; Director, Group Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heirs Holdings, Pelumi Fadairo ; GM Microsoft Nigeria, Akin Banuso; CEO Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir; Marketing and Operations Director Microsoft Nigeria, Ade Ajayi, during an MOU signing between the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Microsoft. — (AFRICAN EXAMINER) […]

Togolese Vote on Presidential Term Limits as Opposition Kicks

Photo: President Faure Gnasingbe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Togo will hold a referendum in the coming days on limiting presidential terms, after parliament failed Tuesday to put such a change into the country’s constitution. Announcing the decision to put the constitutional change to a popular vote, parliament head Drama Dramani told lawmakers: “You have voted for […]

OPINION: The Travesty of Public Appointments in Nigeria

Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com “Prof. (Ishaq) Oloyede of JAMB has remitted 5billion to government early in August and yesterday announced another 3billion is ready to be remitted this week making it 8billion. The Finance minister made this announcement and some of us may have seen it. In 40 years of JAMB no kobo has ever been […]

Congolese Security Forces Kill 36 Burundian Refugees, Injure Several Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Congolese security troops killed at least 36 Burundian refugees and injured more than 100 others during confrontations Friday over plans to return some of the refugees to their home country, officials and local activists said. Soldiers and police opened fire as the refugees tried to free some of their compatriots in Kamanyola, […]

OPINION: Fixing the Nigeria Political Upheavals

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi

Photo: Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ramifications of Nigeria political upheavals and its instabilities are acutely being felt by Nigerian children and outsiders living in Nigeria, much more than their grandparents that caused the confusion. Nigerian children, who will now be grappling with the […]

Museveni: Critics Describe Uganda’s Anti-pornography Law as Diversion from  Govt Corruption

KAMPALA — Uganda is launching a drive against online pornography that critics condemn as a diversion from deeper problems of graft, unemployment and crumbling social services facing President Yoweri Museveni. The campaign is the latest salvo in a culture war between conservatives fighting what they see as foreign moral influences promoting criminality and a more […]

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