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Northern Groups Threaten Retaliation Over Incessant Killing Of Kinsmen In South-East

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coalition of Northern Groups on Tuesday has promised to retaliate against the alleged killing of its kinsmen in the South-East geo-political zone, the development it claimed, had been greeted with the conspiracy of silence. The organization also threatened to boycott patronage of the media over what it termed bias by media […]

WHO Says Monkeypox Outbreak ‘Containable’, Confirms 131 Cases Outside Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday said there have been 131 confirmed monkeypox cases and 106 further suspected cases since the first was reported on May 7, outside the countries where it usually spreads. While the outbreak is unusual, it remains “containable’’ and limited, the WHO said, and it is convening […]

Stop Bloodshed In South-East, Release ‘Mama Biafra’, Nnamdi Kanu Begs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged that the killings in the South-East should stop. Kanu also demanded the immediate release of Mrs Ukamaka Ejezie, a newspaper vendor popularly known as ‘Mama Biafra’ in Abia State. The IPOB leader was quoted as speaking during a visitation to […]

Parliament Endorses One-year Extension Of German Troops In Mali Peacekeeping Mission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The national Parliament of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bundestag has approved the participation of German soldiers in the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping mission in Mali for another one year. On Friday, 541 members of parliament voted in favour of the new mandate, while 103 voted against and four abstained. At the […]

Police Give Update Over Lynching Of David Imoh

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Lagos State have said that there is no cover-up in the case of Mr David Imoh who was killed and burnt by some motorcyclists on May 12 in Lekki. This is contained in a statement signed by the Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in […]

U.S. ‘ll Defend Taiwan Militarily In Case Of Attack – Biden

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States (U.S.) would defend Taiwan militarily if it was attacked, U.S. President Joe Biden said at a news conference in Japan. Biden added that China had no right to seize the island by force. Asked by a journalist whether the U.S. would defend Taiwan militarily in the case of an […]

2023 : Group Cautions Against Politics Of Mudslinging In Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pressure group operating under the banner of Democracy Alert has cautioned those who have thrown ethics and decorum overboard in their obstinate resolve to pull down other candidates in the Enugu governorship race for their selfish interest to be mindful that their action portends danger to the peaceful process of elections. […]

APC Insists On Screening Jonathan, Emefiele, Ngige

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was confusion in the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday as the National Working Committee (NWC) unfolded plans to screen former President Goodluck Jonathan, Minister of Labour and Employment Dr. Chris Ngige, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele and African Development Bank (AfDB) President Akinwunmi Adesina. Although the nomination forms […]

Subscribers Kick As FG Slams N90.49bn New Tax On Phone Calls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Telecommunication subscribers are kicking against a new Federal Government directive to impose a tax on telephone calls in the nation to fund free healthcare for the vulnerable. The telecom tax in the equivalent of a minimum of one kobo per second for phone calls is a part of the sources of funds […]

NBA Fines Mavericks N59m For Bench Decorum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Basketball Association (NBA), the basketball club organising body in the U.S., on Sunday fined the Mavericks 100,000 dollars (about N59 million). This was for several players and a member of the coaching staff standing away from the bench and encroaching upon the playing court. The incident happened during their Game […]

Egypt To Unveil $50m Vaccines Production Plant In July

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egypt is to complete the construction of a $50 million vaccines storage facility in July for the storage of about 150 million doses of COVID-19 and other vaccines annually. The Chairman of Egypt’s Holding Company for Biological Products and Vaccines (VACSERA), Dr Heba Wali, made the announcement in Cairo on Monday. African […]

(BREAKING): Excitement as Man City win 2021-22 Premier League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was excitement at Etihad Stadium as Man City came from two goals down to win the 2021/ 2022 English Premier League(EPL) with a 3-2 defeat of Aston Villa. Cash scored in the 37th minute before Coutinho doubled the lead in the 69th minute. But Gundogan scored the first and third goals […]

I‘ll Stabilise Nigeria In Six Months -Anyim

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President of the Senate and presidential aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party, Anyim Pius Anyim, says that he will stabilise Nigeria in six months if he becomes president in the 2023 election. Anyim stated this when he visited a chieftain of the party and former governor of Jigawa State, Sule Lamido, […]

Buhari Returns From UAE Amid Uncertainty Over Amended Electoral Act

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday evening, returned to Abuja after concluding a two-day condolence visit to Abu Dhabi, the Emirati capital. He returns amid uncertainty in the governing All Progressives Congress over the signing of the Electoral Amendment Act, especially the section pertaining to the eligibility of statutory […]

Tourism Returns To Centre Stage In Egypt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tourism has returned to centre stage in Egypt after the country’s deadly coronavirus experience, which restricted tourists from visiting tourism sites in the country since the outbreak of COVID-19. African Examiner reporting from the Mediterranean City of Alexandria in northern Egypt on Saturday, saw hundreds of people finding their ways to the […]

Court Jails Ex-NDDC MD’s Aide For Non-Disclosure Of Assets To EFCC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Friday, convicted and sentenced a former Special Assistant to Dan Abia, erstwhile Managing Director of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC), Goerge Turnah, to four years’ imprisonment. According to a press statement by the spokesperson for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), […]

2023: Why Nigeria’s Next President Must Pay Attention To Restructuring – Tambuwal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor of Sokoto State and People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential aspirant, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, stated that the next president of Nigeria must pay attention to the call for restructuring, devolution of power and fiscal federalism by Nigerians. Tambuwal disclosed this on Friday in Asaba when he addressed the PDP delegates, saying that […]

CBN To Phase Out Naira Notes – Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria has Stated that paper currency will soon be out of circulation tasking market men and women to key into the e-Naira. The Delta State Branch Controller of CBN, Mr Godwin Okafor, disclosed this on Friday at the popular Ogbogonogo market in a market sensitisation on e-Naira. Okafor […]

UN Cuts Refugee Rations In Africa’s Sahel Amid ‘Alarming’ Food Insecurity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN agencies on Friday reported that food rations for refugees and displaced people are being cut by half in parts of the Sahel due to a massive funding shortfall. It said millions would go hungry as prices rise and climate shocks hit yields. The UN humanitarian office (OCHA) estimates that some 18 […]

Man Trafficks Wife For Prostitution, Sells Son For N600,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Men of the Ogun State Police Command have arrested a 36-year-old man, Kingsley Essien, for allegedly trafficking his wife to Mali for prostitution and selling her two-year-old son for N600,000. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested following a report […]

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