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OPINION: The African and Power; Power and The African

Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com Proverbs. 3:27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. I am neither a psychologist nor an anthropologist, but my over sixty years of living with my people, studying them and researching them have led me to many conclusions about them. […]

47 Years After, Retired Biafra Police Officers Receive Pension

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 219 retired war affected police officers from South- East Nigeria, on Friday went home smiling as they received their ‎pension from the federal government, 47 years after. African Examiner reports that the affected ex-police officers were those in the Nigeria Police force‎ as at 1967 […]

Oil Industry Unions Push For Kachikwu’s Removal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Key oil industry associations have begun moves for the removal of the Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources since his loyalty to his boss and the country can no longer be guaranteed. The Unions are: The National Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers […]

UBA Introduces Video Live Chat with Co-browsing Technology

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In recent times, customer behaviour and expectations are ever-evolving and with this challenge, comes the need to meet their needs as well as ensure, new offerings are at the forefront of technological evolution. On the back of this development, UBA a leading innovative player in Financial Services is finding new ways to […]

Again, Suicide Bombers Kill 40 in Afghan’s Shia Mosque

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, not less than 40 people Friday were killed in two separate attacks on Shia Muslim mosques in Afghanistan According to the officials, a gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital Kabul before opened fire and detonated an explosive, killing more over 30 worshippers. The second attack which occurred in […]

43 Afghan Soldiers Killed; 9 Wounded in Suicide Bomb Attacks

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – About 43 Afghan soldiers Thursday were killed while nine wounded after two suicide bombers in Humvee trucks targeted a military base in the southern province of Kandahar. Apart from this, six persons were said to be missing while 10 militants are believed to have died. The Taliban has claimed responsibility […]

Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Reverses Self,  Pleads Not Guilty

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popular called Evans has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in the court. Evans who was arrested June 20, 2017 in his Magodo mansion Thursday curiously changed his previous guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping to “not guilty.” Evans […]

Jacinda Ardern Becomes New Zealand’s Youngest Prime Minister

Photo: Jacinda Ardern (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New Zealand is set for a centre-left coalition government led by Labour head Jacinda Ardern. Ms Ardern has been opposition leader for the last three months. At 37, she is set to be the country’s youngest prime minister since 1856. Her Labour Party came second in September’s election, where no […]

Referendum: Spain Move to Suspend Catalonia Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Catalonia’s leader said the region’s parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued […]

LGA Polls: Enugu APC Raises Alarm over Plot to Disqualify Its Candidates

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission ENSIEC, to disqualify its candidates ahead of the November 4 council polls. The party also accused the commission of breaching its guidelines and […]

Flood Disaster: NEMA Donates Relief Materials to Enugu Government

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – THE National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Wednesday donated about two trailer loads of assorted relief materials valued at several millions of Naira to Enugu State government for onward distribution to the 2017 flood disaster victims in the state. The materials included different quantities of building materials, among […]

Buhari Leaves For Turkey to Attend D-8 Summit

Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady  arriving Istanbul, Turkey (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria to participate in the 9th D-8 Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, said Buhari would participate in the ninth D-8 Summit in Istanbul, […]

Police Confirm Abduction of 4 British Nationals in Delta  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have reportedly kidnapped four British nationals in the Burutu area of Niger Delta, South South Nigeria. According to report, a local Chief, Theo Fakama who hails from the Enukorowa community, confirmed Wednesday that locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community […]

S/Africa Chapter to Party Leaders, Members: Reposition PDP for 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter has called on members at home and in the Diaspora to begin preparations for the 2019 election. Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, its chairman, said in Johannesburg, South Africa that the time was ripe to reposition the party to win the election. “I am using this […]

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 […]

Insurance Chief, Ezekiel Chiejina to Launch Book on Pensions

…Atiku, Ambode, Utomi, others to Attend (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Director-General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and a Lawyer, Mr. Ezekiel Chiejina, is set to launch his new book titled ‘Pensions in Nigeria’ next week Tuesday at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos. The book, a compendium of contemporary information […]

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