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Resurgent Everton Compound Fumbling Chelsea’s Misery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Everton continued to shrug off the impact of a 10-point Premier League deduction as a 2-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday took the Toffees four points clear of the relegation zone. Abdoulaye Doucoure opened the scoring before Lewis Dobbin’s first Everton goal imposed another damaging defeat on Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino. Without […]

Disclose Nigeria’s Daily Oil Production And Exports, SERAP Tells NNPCL

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari, to “promptly publish details of barrels of oil Nigeria produces and exports every day and the total amounts of revenues generated from oil since the removal of subsidy on […]

Stand Against Unconstitutional Change Of Govt, Tinubu Charges ECOWAS Leaders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has encouraged members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to remain committed to ensuring that democracy remains the only form of governance in the sub-region. Speaking in his capacity as Chairman during the opening ceremony of the 64th ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of the […]

Kogi Guber: I Never Collected N3bn From Atiku, Dangote – Dino Melaye

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Dino Melaye has rubbished reports that he collected N3 billion from the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote for the just-ended Kogi gubernatorial elections. Melaye made this known during a dinner organised in his honour by members of his campaign organisation, […]

FIFA Confirms Three Bids For 2027 Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FIFA on Saturday confirmed that three bids to host the Women’s World Cup in 2027 had been lodged “across three confederations” before the bidding process closed. From Europe comes a joint bid between Belgium, Netherland and Germany while Mexico and the United States also teamed up as they submitted another joint bid […]

Lagos Needs N7tn To Meet Infrastructure Challenges In 2024, Says Sanwo-Olu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, says the state requires about a N7 trillion budget size to meet up with infrastructural and basic amenities in 2024. Sanwo-Olu spoke at the eighth Lagos Corporate Assembly, a business forum, tagged ‘BOS Meets with Business Community’, at the Lagos House in Alausa, Ikeja. The […]

Nigeria Has Sufficient Manpower For Economic, National Development, Says Tinubu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu says Nigeria has the requisite and sufficient manpower to spur development across all sectors of the economy. According to a statement by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, Tinubu said this while receiving a report titled, ‘Industrialisation, Energy Security, and Climate Change: Issues, Challenges and Prospects,’ submitted by the Senior Executive […]

N3.4bn Debt: Court Of Appeal Orders Makinde To Pay Oyo Ex-Council Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal Abuja has affirmed the April 27 decision of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, ordering the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde to pay the outstanding balance of 3.4 billion naira from the 4.9 billion naira debt, arising from a May 7, 2021, judgment of the Supreme Court. The […]

President Does Not Have To Be Minister Of Petroleum, Falae Backs Sanusi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An elder statesman and a former Minister of Finance, Chief Olu Falae, says Nigeria’s president does not have to be the minister of petroleum, adding that it is important to appoint a minister to oversee the ministry. His position is in support of former central bank governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who earlier […]

Wike Dismisses Protest Calling For His Resignation, Labels It Sponsored

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has waved off a protest calling for his resignation, insisting that it was sponsored even though he agreed demonstrations are welcomed in a democratic setting.  Wike, a former Rivers State governor, assumed office as the FCT minister months after Bola Tinubu’s emergence as president. […]

Everton Clip High-Flying Newcastle’s Wings, Move Out Of Relegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Everton climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone despite a 10-point deduction as goals from Dwight McNeil, Abdoulaye Doucoure and Beto earned a 3-0 win over Newcastle on Thursday. The Toffees have been galvanized by the perceived injustice at receiving the toughest sporting sanction dished out in Premier League history for […]

Dogs Better Fed Than Inmates In Nigerian Prisons, Says Oshiomhole

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Adams Oshiomhole has lamented the quality of feeding for inmates in Nigerian prisons saying dogs in the correctional centres are better fed.  Oshiomhole, who heads the Senate Committee on Interior, criticised the feeding practices at the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), emphasising the need for correctional facilities to focus on rehabilitation rather […]

Nigeria Custom Hands Over 665 Donkey Skins, 450 Blocs Of Indian Hemp In Kano

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigeria Custom Service (NSC), Kano Area command on Thursday handed over 665 pieces of Donkey skins to the North-West Coordinator of the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Services, Dr Adamu.   The NCS also handed over 450 blocks of compressed Indian hemp to the Commander of NDLEA and 1,290 cartons of unregistered pharmaceutical products […]

Senate Gives Kyari, NUPRC Boss 24 Hours To Appear For Budget Defense

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of the Senate Appropriation Committee, Senator Adeola Olamilekan, on Wednesday, directed the Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL), Mele Kyari, to appear before the committee in 24 hours. Olamilekan, who asked Kyari to appear in company of the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Upstream […]

World Bank Unveils $5bn Renewable Energy Plan For Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Bank will allocate $5 billion to deliver “reliable, affordable, renewable electricity” to 100 million Africans by the end of the decade, the president of the development lender announced Wednesday. The World Bank estimates that around 600 million people in Africa do not currently have access to reliable electricity, a key […]

Nigerian Army Launches Operation Golden Dawn 3 To Tackle Security Challenges In Abia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday launched a military operation, codenamed Operation Golden Dawn III, to tackle security challenges in Abia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov Alex Otti launched the exercise at the 14 Brigade Step-Up Headquarters, Isuochi, in Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state. Otti, represented by […]

Ex-PM Johnson Arrives At UK Covid Inquiry Ahead Of Expected Grilling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived on Wednesday at a public inquiry where he is expected to be grilled over his government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Johnson, who has faced a barrage of criticism from his former aides for his indecisiveness and a lack of scientific understanding during the pandemic, […]

Okonjo-Iwela Makes Forbes 100 Most Powerful Women’s List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been listed on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list. According to Forbes’ 20th annual ranking released on Tuesday, the distinguished Nigerian economist holds the 87th spot, surpassing South African businesswoman Mpumi Madisa, who stands at 88th. Tanzanian President Samia Hassan also […]

Tinubu Arrives In Abuja From COP28 Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu, on Tuesday, returned to Abuja after attending the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, which took place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Apart from participating in the conference, the President had bilateral talks with King Charles of England, the President of UAE, and leaders of several countries […]

NNPC to Work with Partners to Reduce Methane Emissions-Eyesan, EVP Upstream

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  NNPC Ltd. has expressed its commitment to work with global partners in the march towards reducing methane emissions in oil and gas operations. On the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP28, taking place in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the Oil and Gas Decarbonization Charter […]

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