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MMM, Sambisa And The Boy Died, By Reuben Abati

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Happy New Year, my brother” “What do you mean happy new year, more than two weeks into the New Year. Have I not been in touch with you since January 1?” “But for you the New Year has just started. Your January 1 was not on January 1” “Looks like […]

NNPC Assures Nigerians of Cooking Gas Availability

By Seun Adebosin BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Further assurance has been given that the supply logjam which often impedes stable availability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), otherwise called cooking gas, may soon be over. The certainty followed the signal from the West Africa Gas Ltd (WAGL), a Joint Venture Company of Nigerian National Petroleum […]

Lagos Says Investigation Ongoing On Slain LASTMA Commander

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who briefed […]

Cooking Gas Price Slash Looms As Stranded Consignment Delivered In Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hope of price slash of the Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (cooking gas) looms as the stranded vessel on the water with the product has finally delivered its consignment in Lagos. The Punch reported that the General Manager External Relations, NLNG, Kudo Eresia-Eke, said in an emailed statement, “NLNG’s LPG vessel successfully […]

Atiku Laments Attack On UNIMAID Is Worrisome; Dangerous

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President and Chieftain for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has also condemned the suicide bomb attack on a mosque at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), describing it at as a dangerous development. Turakin Adamawa noted that, following the February 2014 attack on […]

Roger Federer Returns After Injury; Reaches Australian Open Second Round

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four-time champion Roger Federer has reached the Australian Open second round with a four-set victory over Austria’s Jurgen Melzer in Melbourne. The 35-year-old, who is appearing in his first competitive match in six months after knee injury, won 7-5 3-6 6-2 6-2. Federer, who hit 19 aces in his two-hour […]

Terrorism: Buhari Mourns With UNIMAID Over Attack

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). The President expressed sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the UNIMAID Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State. President Buhari believed that this appalling attack on […]

APC Belongs To All, Including Ekweremadu, Nwoye Declares

By Iganatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXANIMER) – The Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progress Congress,( APC) has dismissed reports in some section of the media that the party is indisposed to receiving the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu into its fold should he indicate interest to do so, just as Ex- senate […]

Disaster Galore In Borno As Another Teenage Suicide Bomber Killed

MAIDUGURI, BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Disaster rages Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital as another teenage female suicide bomber was killed in second attack. The State Police Command Spokesman Mr. Victor Isuku confirmed that the 12-year old suicide bomber with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was strapped to her body was sighted and […]

Brexit: Pound Depreciates Ahead Of Theresa EU Speech

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As UK Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to deliver Brexit speech Tuesday, the pound has hit its lowest level for more than three months. Sterling fell below the $1.20 level before recovering slightly on Monday. Britain is set to quit the EU single market as part of her Brexit plans. […]

MTEF, Aviation Crisis, CAMA, UBEC Amendment Top Senate Plenary This Week

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The passage of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) preparatory to working on the 2017 budget, amendment of the Company and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and the Universal Basic Education Act as well as the continuation of the Ministerial Briefing on the […]

Breaking News: Bomb Explosion Rocks University of Maiduguri, Kills Professor, 4 others

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria— Witnesses say two bombs have exploded at Nigeria’s northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing five people, including a professor. One student said the first blast ripped through the mosque where professors were saying dawn prayers and many are feared among the victims. A university worker said the second bomb went off at an entrance […]

FG Should Fast-Track Peace Process in N’Delta -Dickson 

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the Federal Government to fast-track the ongoing peace process in the Niger Delta, with a view to building consensus on the economic, political and security issues to achieve lasting peace in the region. Governor Dickson, who made the call at the […]

Gambia: Another Minister Quits President Jammeh’s Cabinet

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Days after the Minister of information, Sheriff Bojang left Yahya Jammeh’ s cabinet, another closest ally of the president, Abdou Kolley, a Minister of Finance on Sunday tendered his resignation letter. Kolley’ s decision to quit Jammeh’s government is coming amid political tension with the president refusing to handover power […]

Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos, to Provide 3,000 Jobs

LAGOS, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Determined the tap into the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex in the country to create jobs, foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has embarked on the establishment of multi-million dollar vehicle assembly plant project in Lagos Specifically, the plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, […]

Gambia Impasse: Barrow to Stay in Senegal Until Inauguration

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The inauguration of Gambia’s president-elect Adama Barrow will go ahead this week, his spokesman insisted Sunday, as he landed in neighbouring Senegal to wait out the final days of President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate. Jammeh has refused to cede power after disputing the result of a December 1 election won by […]

APC, PDP Candidates For Etsako Federal Constituency By-Election Emerged

EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former member of the Edo State House of Assembly, Johnson Oghuma, has been declared the winner of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) primary for the by-election into Etsako Federal constituency. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed January 28, 2017 for the election. Oghuma who represented Etsako […]

Militancy: Osinbajo Begins Niger Delta Peace Talk Monday

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo has hinted he will lead the Federal Government (FG) delegation to some Niger Delta States, for peace talk from Monday, January 16, 2017. Osinbajo droped the hint Saturday, in a series of tweets from his handle – @ProfOsinbajo. ‘’Starting Monday January 16, I’ll be leading […]

Trump Shows Willingness To Relate With US Foes, Russia, China

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President-elect Mr. Donald Trump has expressed willingness to work with Russia and China, provided they cooperate. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that newly-imposed sanctions on Russia would however remain “at least for a period of time”, yet, could be lifted later. Mr Trump restated sanctions on Russia could […]

2 Staffs, 3 Students of Nigerian Turkish International College Abducted in Ogun

By Funmilayo Omidiji OGUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two staff and three students of the Nigerian Turkish International College, Ogun State, were late Friday abducted. The school is sited in Isheri enclave, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The whereabouts of the victims is yet to be ascertained. However, the Ogun State Police Command, Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, […]

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