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UEFA Charge Mourinho For Europa League Final Referee Abuse

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UEFA began disciplinary proceedings on Friday against AS Roma coach Jose Mourinho for using insulting and abusive language against an official in the Europa League final. Mourinho, 60, was shown the yellow card by English referee Anthony Taylor during the bad-tempered final in Budapest on Wednesday, which Sevilla won on penalties after […]

OPINION: Bye Bye to Subsidy; Welcome to Reality

By Femi Soneye (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the most important virtues of leadership is courage. This quality more than any other, will determine whether a leader succeeds or fails in his mission. Whilst vision is important because it outlines and encapsulates a leader’s plan and purpose, it may shipwreck in the stormy sea of […]

Tribunal Steps Down Obi, LP Petition Over Inconsistencies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Election Petition Court has stepped down hearing in the petition filed by Peter Obi and the Labour Party against the election of President Bola Tinubu. This latest development is a result of an improper schedule of documents tendered before the court as proof of the allegations of malpractices during the […]

APC Governors Elect Uzodinma As Chairman Of Progressive Governors Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has been elected chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF).  The African Examiner writes that PGF is a body of all governors elected under the umbrella of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Also, Uba Sani, governor of Kaduna state was elected deputy chairman of the […]

Tobacco Kills 8m People Globally Every Year, Says WHO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) says tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health challenges the world has ever faced, killing more than eight million people globally every year. Dr Matshidiso Moeti Regional Director for Africa said this in her message to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day which is been […]

Iworiso-Markson, Supporters Return To PDP, Says Diri Deserves A Second Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the Bayelsa State Governorship election, a former Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson and his supporters have returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), declaring total support for the second term ambition of Governor Douye Diri.  Iworiso-Markson had in July, 2022 left the PDP for the Social Democratic Party […]

Nigeria Eliminate Hosts Argentina From U-20 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Argentina have been eliminated from the FIFA Under-20 World Cup on their home soil as Nigeria emerged triumphant in San Juan. The Flying Eagles won 2-0 thanks to two second-half goals, dampening the night and stunning a vocal home crowd that had gathered in large numbers to cheer on their national team.  […]

Ahmed Lawan: Time Up For The Worst Senate President Ever

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – To some people, he is a rubber stamp senate president, to some he is regarded as a poor manager of people, while to some he is a Judas Iscariot. Mr Lawan campaigned strenuously to become senate president of the 9th assembly even as he vowed to ensure the independence of the senate […]

EXCLUSIVE: Ondo Governor Critically Sick, Unable To Walk, Flown To Germany 

Updated (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state was last week flown to Germany for immediate medical treatment. Our correspondent gathered that the sickness was so bad that the governor was unable to walk. He was bundled into an aircraft and flown to Germany. The incident happened last week according to our sources. Recall […]

Senate Presidency: Orji Kalu Insists He Won’t Step Down

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Kalu is insisting that he will not step down for anyone in the race for the office of the senate president. Kalu had made his intention clear about becoming the senate president a few months ago. “It is my turn to become the Senate […]

Fuel Scarcity: Osun Govt Threatens To Seal Stations Hoarding Petrol

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid the fresh fuel scarcity in Nigeria, the Osun State Government led by Governor Ademola Adeleke has threatened to seal off filling stations hoarding Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) known as petrol. “Any fuel station found guilty of hoarding fuel to create artificial scarcity shall be sealed off and operators prosecuted for crime […]

I Don’t Care What You Say, I’ll Get To My Destination With Wike, Fubara Tells Critics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours after his inauguration, Governor Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers State on Monday reiterated his loyalty to his immediate predecessor and benefactor, Nyesom Wike. Speaking during an inauguration dinner organised in his honour in Port Harcourt, Fubara had a word for his critics — for him, his path to success is sure with […]

BREAKING: AIT Chairman Raymond Dokpsi Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Founder of DAAR Communications, Chief Raymond Dokpesi is dead His death was confirmed by a family member on Monday in Abuja. Dokpesi who was also a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) died at the age of 71. He was the owner of the AIT and Raypower FM.             

All Is Set For Tinubu’s Inauguration as 16th  President of Nigeria 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will today (Monday) take the oath of office as Nigeria’s 16th President. Tinubu, who was declared the winner of the February 25 presidential election, will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, at Eagle Square, Abuja. Our correspondent reports that all roads leading […]

Plateau Incoming Governor Says He Will Not Witch-Hunt Anybody

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor-elect of Plateau, Caleb Mutfwang, has said that he would not witch-hunt anybody when he takes over as governor. The governor-elect stated this on Saturday at Government House, Jos, during a State Banquet organised for the incoming administration. He said that in areas where clarifications were required, he would handle such […]

Buhari Tried His Best – SDP Reacts To Farewell Broadcast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The SDP leader said the nation needed urgent review of the electoral process and body, to enhance conduct of good, free and fair elections in future. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) South West chapter, says President Muhammadu Buhari tried his best for the nation in the face of numerous challenges. The SDP […]

Appeal Court Suspends Judgement Sacking Alex Otti

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, Kano Division has granted an order for a stay and suspension of the judgement of a Federal High Court in Kano State sacking the Abia State Governor-elect, Dr. Alex Otti. The court also granted the governor-elect leave to appeal as an interested party against the judgement of Justice […]

Health Workers To Begin Strike Friday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has tasked members to embark on an indefinite strike.  According to The PUNCH, Obinna Ogbonna, national vice-president of JOHESU, gave this directive on Thursday during a press briefing in Abuja. “It becomes imperative to inform you that since the federal government is yet to meet these […]

Ambrose Alli University Denies Increasing Tuition Fees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The management of Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma, has denied any increase in tuition fees, describing the trending rumour of a hike in fees in social media as fake.  This is contained in a statement signed by the institution’s acting registrar, Ambrose Odiase, and issued by its Public Relations Officer, Lawrence Isiraojie, […]

Nigerians Can Now Get Debit Atm Cards That Double As Nin Cards From Banks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government says Nigerians can now request their commercial banks to issue them with a debit card which doubles as their National Identity Card at no extra cost. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof Isa Pantami, who disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja, said the approval was obtained at […]



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