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Exclusive: National Assembly  Management Squandering Annual N500 Million Rent Collections


By Our Reporter – Only few people take cognisance of the fact that the National Assembly is a revenue collecting institution. However, the African Examiner can reveal that the management of the National Assembly collects rents to the tune of N500 million per annum from its numerous tenants. All the major banks  are tenants to […]

Jonathan Seeks Extension of Emergency Rule in Adamawa, Borno, Yobe

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja If President Goodluck Jonathan did not meet brick wall at the National Assembly, he may extend emergency rule in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States. The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke dropped the hint on Monday. He said that the meeting of the Security Council had already […]

Fergusson: St. Louis Police Suspend Cop Who Threatened To Kill Journalists, Protesters   

Overzelous officer points his semi-automatic gun at protesters threatening to kill them

The suburban St. Louis Police authority on Wednesday suspended an officer who threatened to kill journalists and assaulted crowd, during Tuesday night protest in Ferguson, Missouri. The suspension coincided with the United States (US) Attorney General, Eric Holder’s visit to the restive Ferguson province for full and independent investigations on the killing of unarmed black […]

Russia Retaliates, Ban Foodstuff From Western Nations


Russia is imposing a “full embargo” on food imports from the EU, US and some other Western countries, in response to sanctions over Ukraine. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said it would include fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, milk and dairy imports. Australia, Canada and Norway are also affected. Elsewhere, Nato chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Ukraine’s […]

US Imposes Sanctions on Russia Over Bloody Clampdown on Ukraine

US President Barrack Obama

…Says It Will Demand EU Collaboration Apparently worried about the fierce and bloody fight between the Ukrainian Armed Forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters, the United States (US) has decried the escalation and frown at the Russian authorities’ support to the rebels in Ukraine. US President, Barrack Obama in a national broadcast on Tuesday afternoon frowned […]

Nigeria’s Gold Medalist Fails Drug Test At Commonwealth Games

Chika Amalaha

Nigerian gold medalist Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games for failing a drug test. The 16-year-old won weightlifting gold with a combined total of 196kg in the women’s 53kg category. Her ‘A’ sample was found to contain amiloride and hydrochlorothiazide, which are both prohibited as diuretics and masking agents. Amalaha will […]

Ebola: NCAA Suspends ASky Airline Operations In Nigeria


The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, (NCAA) on Monday suspended all ASky Airline operations to Nigeria with immediate effect. The Acting Director General of the NCAA, Engineer Benedict Adeyileka, disclosed this at his Aviation House, Headquarters of the Authority that the regulatory authority have to take the action to protect Nigerians from the deadly Ebola virus […]

AU Troops Killed Two Shabaab Commanders in Somalia


Two Senior Commanders, Issa Mohamed Dhoore and another of al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab insurgents group have been reportedly killed in the latest offensive on Friday by the African Union (AU) troops in Somalia. In the strike, fighter jets pounded the town of Jilib in southern Somalia’s – Middle Juba region yesterday. The offensive was launched by the […]

MH17: Reporter Made Error In Crash Site


SKY News reporter Colin Brazier has admitted he was wrong to handle victims’ belongings at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine. Writing in The Guardian, the journalist said the site was unchecked and he was “free to walk around at will”. But he called his “gaffe” a “serious error of judgement” and said he cried […]

Plane Crash: US Says Russia Is Culpable

US President Barrack Obama

The United States predicts the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, likely by pro-Russian rebels, will fundamentally shift the relationship between Russia and the international community. “It is a game-changer,” one senior State Department official said. While Washington has stopped short of blaming Russia, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said Friday […]

Ukraine Rebels Recover MH17 Black Box


Rescue workers have recovered flight recorders from the crash site of the Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine but pro-Russian separatists are keeping hold of them. On Sunday afternoon a video, reportedly recorded on Friday, was released by Ukraine’s security services, showing rescue workers at the 25sq km crash site recovering what appeared to […]

Anti-Apartheid Author Nadine Gordimer Dies At 90

South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer

South African Nobel Prize-winning author, Nadine Gordimer who wrote more than 30 books died at the age of 90 in Johannesburg. South African Nobel Prize-winning author Nadine Gordimer, one of the literary world’s most powerful voices against apartheid, has died at the age of 90, her family has said. Gordimer, who wrote more than 30 […]

Messi Doesn’t Deserve Golden Ball Award –Maradona


Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, has said his countryman, Lionel Messi, didn’t deserve to win the Golden Ball as the best Player of the 2014 World Cup. Messi beat the likes of Thomas Muller, Arjen Robben and James Rodriguez to the prestigious award, but the 1986 World Cup champion feels the 27-year-old won it for commercial […]

 Editor Petitions Sports Minister, Demands Probe of Maigari-led NFF

Aminu Maigari

The Federal Government has been challenged to probe the multi-billion naira finances allocated to the leadership of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) led by Alhaji Aminu Maigari, in the last 24 months. It has also been asked to look into the alleged fraudulent deal signed with the League Management Company (LMC) with an advertising agency. […]

Israeli, Palestine Fight Rages As 9 Hamas Members killed in Airstrikes


The Israeli-Palestinian mayhem rages as nine Palestinians have been murdered in an Israeli air raids on Gaza following rocket attacks on Israel. Hamas confirmed that six members of its military wing died in a strike near Rafah, in the south, adding that three others died in separate air strikes in response to rocket and mortar […]

First Ebola Virus in Ghana Under Observation


Barely a week to the hosting of regional summit of the health experts and other stakeholders, Ghana is currently treating a suspected case of the deadly Ebola virus, the Ghanaian health Ministry has indicated. The world’s deadliest virus outbreak which to date has no vaccine or cure, has so far killed over 460 people in […]

Ebola: African Ministers, Others Converge in Accra To Check Further Outbreak


African Ministers, health experts and other stakeholders are currently meeting in Ghana on how to check the biggest ever outbreak of the Ebola virus from extending further. African Examiner gathered from CNN that the World Health Organization (WHO) has earlier warned that “drastic action” was needed to halt the killer in its tracks. So far, […]

2 killed, 22 Injured As Flyover Gives Way in Brazil World Cup Host City

Flyover Gives Way in Brazil World Cup Host City

The ongoing world football tournament in Brazil recorded a disaster last night as a flyover collapsed onto vehicles in the mundial host city of Belo Horizonte, killing two people. The concrete and steel bridge, which was under construction, fell onto traffic on a busy highway. The flyover is part of the World Cup infrastructures aimed […]

US mission issue security alert to American citizens in Nigeria


Against the backdrop of growing terror attacks in the country, most recently the June 25 bombing at EMAB Plaza in Abuja, the United States Mission in Nigeria has issued a strong security alert to her citizens- resident and travelling to the country. The alert, which traced the history of bombing attacks to weekends, especially those […]

News of the World Editor Convicted, Colleague Brooks Acquitted On Phone Hacking


Former News of the World editor, Andy Coulson on Tuesday was convicted over phone hacking but fellow editor Rebekah Brooks was acquitted, after a month-long trial revolving around illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper empire.A jury at London’s Old Bailey unanimously found Coulson, the former spin doctor of British Prime Minister David […]

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