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Concerned Group Threatens to Occupy NASS over Buhari’s Continued Absence from Nigeria

PHOTO CAPTION: Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some group of concerned Nigerians have vowed to occupy the National Assembly on the 90th day to register their concerns over the continued absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country. African Examiner reports that President Buhari has now been out of the country for 74 […]

FirstBank Raises Limits on International Payments with Naira Cards to $1,100

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria has announced raising the limits on international transactions on Naira Cards to $1,100 monthly across ATMs, PoS, and online channels, with the daily ATM withdrawals also raised to $300. The Bank in a statement said the increase is in line with its drive to promote convenience and ease […]

Women Rural Farmers Lament Lack Of Credit, Loan Facilities

…Wants Implementation  Of Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Ignatius Okpara, Enugu, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Female rural farmers in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria, operating under the platform of Small Scale Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON) have expressed displeasure over poor access to markets, as well as lack of credit and loan facilities. They stressed that lack […]

Chi Onwurah MP: “British, not Nigerian” By Reuben Abati

Photo caption: Chi Onwurah, Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chi Onwurah, the Member of Parliament representing Newcastle Central in the UK House of Commons and my former colleague at the State House, Molara Wood, met recently at the 2017 Caine Prize for African Writing award ceremony. […]

Group Kicks Against Morocco Moves to Join ECOWAS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Society for International Relations Awareness (SIRA), an association of professionals bound by their interest in Foreign Policy and International Relations has kicked against moves by Morocco, a country located in North Africa, to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This was contained in a statement issued and signed […]

Elumelu Hails  Afreximbank, Urges Other DFIs to Support African Businesses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At the 24th Annual General Meeting of the African Export-Import Bank (Afrexim), held in Rwanda, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, congratulated Afrexim for the critical support that the Bank, led by President Oramah, provides for African businesses and its significant contribution to the development […]

Sudanese Doctors Want  Measures Against Cholera Outbreak

Sudanese doctors and aid workers are urging the government to declare a state of emergency over a cholera outbreak and delay the start of the school year, which began Sunday. The disease, which is passed through contaminated water, has surfaced in five states, including the capital, Khartoum. The U.S. Embassy said last month that fatalities […]

Macron Affirms Support for West African Counter-Terrorism Force

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – West Africa and France must work together to eradicate terrorism, French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday, opening a summit in Bamako, Mali on forming a regional anti-jihadist force. “Every day we face these terrorists, thugs, assassins whose names and faces we must forget but whom we must steadfastly and with determination eradicate […]

African Fashion, most Vibrant Worldwide –Dutch Promoter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  –  A Dutch-African fashion promoter based in Holland, Joan Drost, has described African fashion as the most vibrant and colourful in the world. Drost said on Monday in Lagos that variation of, especially, Nigerian outfits made them stood above the rest of the world. “The Nigerian fashion is quite colourful and diverse. The […]

When the Goat Claims Same Paternity with the Sheep, By Owei Lakemfa

Photo caption: King of Morocco, Mohammed VI (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco, the North African kingdom is noted for its tantrums, rascality and general disregard for  human rights, international norms and conventions. An attempt by sister African countries like Nigeria to convince the kingdom to respect the independence of its smaller neigbour, Western Sahara  led to Morocco […]

Lagos Native Doctor Charged with Rape, Extortion

By Niyi Adeyi, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A 30-year-old native doctor, Lucky Okon, who allegedly raped a woman for days and defrauded her of N800,000, on Thursday appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court. The accused was arraigned before Magistrate J.A Adigun on a two-count charge. Okon, who resides on Ajasa Command Road, Ipaja, Lagos, however, […]

Mali Confirm 2 Killed as Gunmen Attack Tourist Resort

Gunmen have stormed a tourist resort in Mali popular with Westerners and two people are dead, the country’s security minister has said. “It is a jihadist attack. Malian special forces intervened and hostages have been released,” Salif Traore told AFP news agency. “Unfortunately for the moment there are two dead, including a Franco-Gabonese.” The attack […]

Heirs Holdings Appoints Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications

Photo caption: Pelumi Fadairo, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, Heirs Holdings AFRICAN EXAMINER – Heirs Holdings today announced the appointment of Pelumi Fadairo as Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications.  Fadairo will be responsible for driving the Group’s strategic marketing objectives and co-ordinating brand management of its rapidly growing portfolio of pan-African investments in the power, […]

Kabul Bombing Kills at Least 80, Shaking City Center

AFRICAN EXAMINER — A truck bombing near the Afghan presidential palace early Wednesday killed at least 80 people and wounded hundreds, officials said. The death toll seemed certain to rise, and the attack appeared to be one of the bloodiest of the long Afghan war. The huge blast during the morning rush hour caused panic […]

UBA Promotes Africa’s Renaissance, Celebrates Africa Day with Glitz & Glamour

Photo caption: L-R: Director Commercial Directorate, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc. Feyi Ogoji; a staff of UBA and Winner of the Best Dressed, Male Category Abdullahi Egunjobi; Group Deputy Managing Director, UBA Plc. Victor Osadolor; Group Head, Risk Management, UBA Plc. Kubi Momoh during the 2017 Africa Day Celebrations held at UBA House, Lagos (AFRICAN […]

Terrorism: Gunmen Kill about 28 in Attack on Christians in Egypt

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy occurred in  central Egypt Friday morning after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt killing about 28 people and injuring several of them. The Egypt tragedy occurred in Minya province, about 220km (140 miles) south of the capital Cairo, the Egypt’s capital, as the […]

Salman Abedi Identified as Manchester Suicide Bomber

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police has named Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena Monday night. It is said that the 22-year-old Manchester born is from a family of Libyan origin. So far, three victims including: Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, Georgina Callander and John […]

Nigeria Condemns Mutiny in Cote D’Ivoire

Photo caption: Cote d’Ivoire President Alhassan Ouattara  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has condemned in strong terms the recent developments in Cote d’Ivoire in which a small fraction of the country’s Armed Forces mutinied against the Government. A statement from the Presidency said Nigeria expressed unflinching support for the Government of President Alhassan Ouattara, […]

RACISM: FIFA Sanction Dangles On Italian Football Authorities Over Muntari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The world Football Governing body FIFA might sanction Italian football authorities over the racist treatment meted out to Pescara midfielder Sulley Muntari. Muntari was sent off after leaving the field claiming that he was racially abused during a Serie A game. The 32-year-old player was initially banned for one game but this […]

Africa’s Policies Must Change to Prioritize Jobs, Entrepreneurship -Elumelu Cautions

Photo caption: Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Embrace legacy, you are not here forever,” Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, urged policymakers as he represented the African private sector at the opening session […]

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