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CSOs Task Zamfara State Govt On Safety In Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two frontline Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), Connected Development [CODE] and YouthHubAfrica have urged the Zamfara State Government to re-strategise its security infrastructure to ensure safety in schools across the state. For over four months, schools all across Zamfara State were shut down, making any form of learning impossible and exposing children to […]

Why Igbos Must Produce Nigeria’s Next President In 2023 – Edwin Clark

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Edwin Clark, leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, has stated that the Southeast “must” produce Nigeria’s next president in 2023. Clark made this known when a presidential aspirant, Anyim Pius Anyim, visited him on Friday. He tasked Anyim to collaborate with leaders across Nigeria to build consensus for equity and unity. Clark […]

(BREAKING): Proprietor Confesses killing 5-yr-old student with N100 rat poison

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More revelations surrounding the death of a five-year-old, Hanifa Abubakar on Friday emerged as the principal suspect, a school proprietor, Abdulmalik Tanko said he killed the innocent girl with N100 rat poison. Abdulmalik, who claimed he was the proprietor of the school, said he killed the girl owing to his financial constraints […]

Troops Kill Three Suspected Kidnappers In Plateau

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three suspected kidnappers, who have been terrorizing residents in Plateau State, have been gunned down by troops of Operation Safe Haven. They were shot dead around the Gyero community in Jos South Local Government Area with several items including one AK-47 rifle, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 101 live rounds of 7.62mm ammunition […]

Fasting Without Prayer Is Hunger Strike, Clerics Warn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As some Christians continue to fast and pray in the New Year, the Anglican Bishop of Oyo, Rt. Rev. Williams Aladekugbe, has urged them to pray fervently and eschew unforgiveness. Aladekugbe disclosed on Friday in Ibadan that hatred and forgiveness could hinder answers to prayers. He admonished Christians to be focused, prayerful, […]

(BREAKING) : AMCON Takes Over IBEDC

The Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has taken over the Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IBEDC) Ltd over insolvency. The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Engineer John Ayodele disclosed this in a memo to members of staff intimating them of the development. Ayodele, in the January 20 memo, said the company fell under receivership by a September […]

Veteran US Singer Meat Loaf Dies At 74

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States veteran singer and actor, Meat Loaf, has died at the age of 74. This was announced in a statement on his official Facebook page in the very early hours Friday, where his family revealed that he was surrounded by his family during his death. The statement read, “Our hearts are […]

Burna Boy Demands A United Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Grammy Award winner, Burna Boy has demanded the unity of African countries. The ‘African Giant’ singer made this call in a recent interview with CNN. Burna said he believes that the only way African countries can get the respect they seek is if the countries join together. “It cannot be achieved by […]

Ponzi Scheme Promoters Risk Jail Term As Nigerian Lawmakers Consider Capital Market Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives has passed for second reading a bill to repeal and re-enact the Nigerian Capital market, Investments and Securities Act. The bill seeks, among other things, to prohibit Ponzi schemes and other pyramid investments. If the bill finally becomes a law, promoters could face 10 years imprisonment if convicted […]

Buhari Commissions Projects In Kaduna , Hails El Rufai

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst tight security, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), inaugurated projects executed by Governor Nasir el-Rufai during his two-day official visit to Kaduna State on Thursday. The President who flew in from Kafanchan, Jema’a Local Government Area of the state, landed at the rebuilt multi-purpose Murtala Mohammed Square at exactly 11.45am […]

Reps To Investigate Missing 178,459 Police Arms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate the alleged missing 178,459 arms and ammunition in the Nigeria Police Force as contained in the 2019 report of the Auditor General for the Federation. This followed a motion of urgent Public importance moved by the Deputy Minority Leader, Rep. Toby Okechukwu. African Examiner […]

Troops Bust 39 Illegal Refineries, Recover 950,000 Liters Of Stolen Crude Oil In Niger Delta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops of Operation Delta Safe have discovered and immobilized a total of 39 illegal refining sites, 91 cooking ovens, 24 reservoirs, 17 large dugout pits and 96 storage tanks in the Niger Delta region in the last two weeks. Also, a total of 637,500 liters of illegally refined Automotive Gas Oil; and […]

I’ll Hand Over A Better Nigeria Than One I Inherited – Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday stated that he will hand over a better Nigeria than the one he inherited from his predecessor. As such, President Buhari tasked Nigerians to be fair in their assessment of his administration’s delivery of his campaign promises. Buhari disclosed this in an address at the palace of […]

1,400 Persons Killed By Security Agents In S’East Under 14 Months – Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security agencies led by the Nigerian Army allegedly killed no fewer than 1,400 residents and razed about 1,000 homes in 100 Igbo communities in 14 months, a report has shown. The security agencies allegedly involved in the massacre are the Nigeria Police Force, Department of State Services, the Nigerian Air Force and […]

2 Dead, 10 Injured In Ogun Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after four people died and 12 others injured on the Ogun State axis of Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, two people were, yesterday, confirmed dead with 10 others sustaining injuries in multiple accidents at Akankan village via Odeda on Abeokuta/Ibadan highway in the state. The incident involved a Sprinter bus with number […]

Soldiers Raze Buildings In Abia Community Over Death Of Colleagues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Soldiers attached to the 144 Battalion, Asa, Ukwa West council, Abia State reportedly razed buildings in Owaza community over the death of their colleagues. Owaza is a boundary community between Abia and Rivers states. Sources disclosed that gunmen, suspected to be oil thieves, had killed two soldiers at a location between Owaza […]

Nigeria Passengers Face Hitches As Airlines Suspend US Flights Over 5G Rollout

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States-bound passengers departing Nigeria are likely to face connection delays in Europe, Middle East and other major hubs’ airport as major airlines cancelled and rescheduled their flights to the United over 5G rollout in the US on Wednesday. Major international airlines announced suspension and modification of flights to the US amid […]

2023: I’ll Soon Declare My Intention To Run – Yahaya Bello

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has stated that he will announce his interest to contest in the 2023 presidential election after the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress. Bello disclosed this on Wednesday during an interaction with journalists saying that youths and women including Nigerians in diaspora are […]

AFCON 2021: Ghanaian Coach Vows Not To Resign In Spite Early Exit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghanaian coach Milovan Rajevac has vowed not to resign in spite the humiliating exit of his team in the group stage of the ongoing 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON). The Serbian coach disclosed this at a news conference after Comoros Island defeated his team 3-2 to bundle them out of the […]

Man, 25, Commits Suicide In Kwara Over Inability To Pay Debt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A middle-aged man, Olakunle Obaoye, 25 has committed suicide over some huge debts he couldn’t pay. The deceased was found dead  inside a bush at Erinmope village near Ayedun in Oke Ero local government area of Kwara State. Public Relations Officer of NSCDC Babawale Zaid Afolabi confirmed the incident to journalists in […]

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