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Enugu Council Polls: APC Vows to Resist PDP Rigging

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the November 4, local government election in Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against manipulating the polls, saying it would resist all  manner of electoral malpractices during the […]

FIFA Ranking: Germany, Brazil Lead;   Nigeria now 41st

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With Germany being rated the first in the world, Nigeria has moved up to the 41st position in the latest FIFA’s ranking. While Germany scored 1631 to become first, Nigeria recorded 791 points as against the previous points of 696 to occupy the present position. The second country in the world according […]

NANS Kicks Against Erection of President Zuma’s Giant Statue in Owerri

Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has joined other groups in criticising the erection of statue of South African President, Jacob Zuma in Owerri, the Imo State capital by Governor Rochas Okorocha. National Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the body, Comrade […]

Biafra: Court Orders Senator Abaribe, Other Sureties to Produce Kanu

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two other sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to tell the court his whereabouts. Messrs Emmanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu are the two other sureties to Kanu. […]

UBA Emerges Best Bank in Support of Real Sector

Photo: L-R: Adetola Fadeyi, Head Wealth Management, United Capital Plc; Frank Aigbogun, Publisher, Presenting the best bank  in support of the real sector trophy to the Usman Isiaka, Head, Strategic Business Unit, Lagos at the BusinessDay Banking Awards, 2017. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African banking group, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, at the weekend was recognised […]

Okorocha and Jacob Zuma’s Statue, By Reuben Abati

Photo: Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – What is it about South African President Jacob Zuma and statues? Two statues in one month-  generating controversy from the streets of Pretoria to the streets of Owerri in Nigeria. In the first week of October, a 30-feet monument was unveiled in honour of President Zuma in […]

MonkeyPox: Recovering Patient Commits Suicide in Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the patients receiving medical care for ‘Monkey Pox’ at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, has said. Addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, he said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of ‘MonkeyPox’ that were being managed […]

Ekweremadu Foundation Splashes N38.5m Scholarship, Bursary Award On Indigent Students

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of over 300 less privileged indigent students from Enugu state South- East Nigeria, at the weekend, knew no bound, as they received a total of 38.5 million naira for their scholarship and bursary  awards from Ikeoha Foundation, a non-Governmental Organization founded by the Deputy President of […]

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 […]

Conte Laments Chelsea Shocking Loss to Crystal Palace

Chelsea boss: Antonio Conte (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Antonio Conte lamented the lack of “personality” in Chelsea’s performance after they slipped nine points behind Manchester City with a 2-1 defeat against Crystal Palace. An own goal from Cesar Azpilicueta and Wilfried Zaha’s second-half strike condemned Chelsea to their third Premier League loss of the season at Selhurst […]

Buhari Says Southeast Will Benefit More From Roads, Rails Projects

Photo: President Buhari with L-R: Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi; President Ohaneze Ndigbo Chief John Enia Nwodo; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday assured stakeholders from the South East that the region will benefit more from roads and […]

Governors Forum Consultancy Frauds: Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of N1.2bn, N220m

Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Oguntoyinbo also ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of  N220,000,000. 00 (Two Hundred and Twenty Million Naira) recovered from two other companies namely Wasp Networks Limited  and Thebe Wellness Services.(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice O. Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting […]

2018 Russia: Coach Bruce Arena Quits After US Failed to Qualify

Photo: Bruce Arena BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the team failed to qualify for 2018 the World Cup finals, United States Coach Bruce Arena has relinquished his role. US were defeated 2-1 in Trinidad and Tobago Tuesday. The failure by the team to qualify for the world Football tournament is the first since 1986. […]

45 Boko Haram Members Convicted, 3 Earn 31 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. The sentence followed the conclusion of the first phase of the trial during which 575 Boko Haram suspects were arraigned. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji […]

CBN: Group Kicks Against Aisha Ahmad, Urges Senate to Reject Her Nomination as Deputy Governor

Photo: Aisha Ahmad (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group, Concerned Professionals Initiative for Good Governance (CPIGG), has written to urge the Senate to “totally and overwhelmingly reject the nomination of Aisha Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the grounds that she is not qualified  to hold that office since she is […]

Buhari Asked Us to Shift Focus to Northern Nigeria, Says World Bank President

Photo:President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim By Oludare Sunday Fase, Washington, DC (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the World Bank Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim told reporters that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari specifically requested that the group shift it focus to the northern region. Mr Kim disclosed this during a press […]

CBN Woos Foreign Investors as Emefiele Bags Forbes Best of Africa Banking Award

Photo: Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele in the middle holding the Forbes Award By Oludare Sunday Fase, Washington, DC  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has received the Forbes Best of Africa Innovative Banking Award at the sideline of the 2017 Annual […]

Buhari Re-appoints Uche Orji as Sovereign Wealth Fund Boss, Okays Chiroma as DG  Nigerian Law School

Photo: president Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Mr. Uchechi  Orji as the Managing Director of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA). It would be recalled that Mr. Orji was first appointed in October 2012 for an initial term of five years, renewable for another term of five years. Under […]

Rivers Killing: Police Declare 8 Suspects Wanted

  RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Police Command has declared eight suspects wanted in connection with 14 people killed in the Mgbuoshimini community, in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state. The State Police said Wednesday that the suspects were declared wanted in connection with the killing of Chief Minikwu Chukwu and […]

To Make Progress, We Must Prioritise SMEs, Creative Sector –Elumelu

Photo: L-R: John Rice, Vice Chairman GE; Tony Elumelu, Chairman Heirs Holdings and Vice President Of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osibanjo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of African proprietary investment company, Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu, CON has called on the government to prioritise SMEs, the Creative Sector and access to electricity to drive job creation, inclusive […]

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