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Joy As Algeria Wins Africa Cup Of Nations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Football-crazed Algeria burst into a paroxysm of euphoria on Friday night as the country’s national team emerged triumphant at the Africa Cup of Nations final held in Egypt. Firecrackers lit up the night sky and cries of joy filled the air in Algiers as soon as the final whistle blew in Cairo […]

Police Nab Man For Killing Friend Over Girlfriend Snatching Accusation

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have arrested a 28-year-old man, identified as Mr Dubem Okeke for allegedly shooting his friend, Chinedu Okoye, to death for allegedly snatching his girl friend. According to the state police Command , Okeke, who was arrested alongside one Ikechukwu Okafor, […]

Unemployment: ITF Calls For Collaboration Of State Govts, Other Stakeholders

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to create employment opportunities, the Director General and Chief Executive of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph  Ari has appealed to Nigerians to support government’s efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty through skills acquisition. The ITF boss made that appeal at the public presentation of 2019 […]

Senate Intervenes in Edo House of Assembly Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly Thursday met with the Lawmakers believed to have the backing of the National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting held at the Senate New Building, of the National Assembly Complex Abuja, with 12 out […]

Lack of Vehicles, Overcrowding Bane of Enugu Prison Command, Says Comptroller

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian prisons Service (NPS), has identified lack of operational vehicles to convey awaiting trial inmates to court as well as overcrowding of prisons as some of the  key challenges constituting serious cog in the wheel of progress of the organization in the […]

Senate Confirms Justice Ibrahim Muhammad As CJN

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has finally confirmed the appointment of Justice IbrahimTanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). During the screening, the new CJN answered questions relating to corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary. He was accompanied to the upper Legislative chamber […]

SEC, NFIU, Sign MoU to Check Capital Market Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to combat Ponzi schemes and fraud in the capital market. SEC Acting Director-General, Mrs. Mary Uduk, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja Wednesday. She said the collaboration was necessitated by […]

Lawan Appoints SA Media, Deputy Chief Of Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has approved the appointments of Karage Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media, respectively. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Assistant to the president of the Senate on Media and Publicity, […]

Mixed Reactions Trail Gov Makinde’s N48 Billion Assets Declaration

By Ayo Balogun, Ibadan (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mixed reactions have greeted the N48 billion assets declared publicly on Monday by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state. African Examiner reports that following his campaign promises, the governor released details of his asset declaration form to media even as he encourages his appointees to do the same. […]

Jury Says London Bridge Terrorists Lawfully Killed By Cops

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An inquest jury ruled  on Tuesday that police lawfully shot three terrorists after they killed eight people in the London Bridge attack in 2017. The three terrorists are Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22. The three ploughed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before later stabbing people […]

Senate Sets to Screen Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate is set to screen and confirm the appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this at the plenary Tuesday. Senator Lawan announced that Justice Tanko would appear before the […]

IMF Boss, Christine Lagarde to Resign September 12

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following her nomination as the head of the European Central Bank (ECB), the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has hinted she will step down from her present office. Ms Lagarde clarified that she would leave the IMF Thursday, September 12, 2019. “With greater clarity now on the process for […]

OPINION: Persecution Against The Church of Christ in Nigeria: Prophet T. B. Joshua A Case Study

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent survey shows that Christians in Nigeria remain the most persecuted religious group. This persecution takes many forms. Persecution can be defined as any hostility experienced as a result of identification with Jesus Christ. It could be emotional torture and disowning of believers by their husbands, parents or […]

Zamfara Govt Confirms Kidnap Of Director Of Budget

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara Government has confirmed the kidnap of its Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salihu. The confirmation was made in a statement by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to Gov. Bello Matawalle, in Gusau on Monday. “Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Matawallen, has described as terrible and disturbing, Sunday afternoon abduction […]

Assets Declaration: Gov Makinde Declares Billions of Naira in Cash, Properties

…9 Houses in Nigeria, 2 in U.S., 1 in South Africa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor has made public his assets after he received a copy of the asset declaration form which he had earlier submitted to the Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan. […]

Abuja Aglow as UBA Sets to Host World Leaders, Dignitaries, Celebrities

Photo: Group Managing Director, UBA, Kennedy Uzoka …120 SMEs to display goods and services during Event …Wizkid, Niniola, Dj Cuppy, Dj Neptune perform as Cynthia Nassardine, RMD, Tunde Kelani speak. ….Over 20,000 visitors expected at the 2-Day event  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is set to host […]

EXCLUSIVE: APGA Crisis Spiritual, Says Founding Father, Chekwas Okorie

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The founding father of crisis-ridden, All progressive Grand Alliance APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has declared that the protracted crisis rocking the opposition party is spiritual, arising from grave injustice, malicious propaganda and avarice. He said: “those who are culpable of this iniquity together with their beneficiaries shall have their days with […]

Again, Obasanjo Writes Buhari, Expresses Concern Over Insecurity, Killings Across Nigeria

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again written another open letter to the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, painting a gloomy picture and warning about imminent danger. Obasanjo alarmed that he was worried and afraid that Nigeria was on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it might no longer be possible to […]

Zambian President Sacks Finance Minister

Photo: Zambia President, Edga Lungu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bwalya Ng’andu, central bank deputy governor, will take over as finance minister, the statement stated. However, the statement did not give any reasons why she was sacked. The Zambian leader, however, thanked the sacked finance minister on her services rendered to the government since her appointment in […]

Sanwo-Olu Sends 25 Names to Lagos Assembly For Confirmation as Commissioners

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced forwarded the list of Commissioner-designates to the State’s House of Assembly for confirmation. The list contained twenty-five names, who are to assume duties as commissioners and special advisers upon ratification by the legislature. A statement issued Sunday by the Governor’s Deputy Chief […]

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