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Assassins Kill Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Iran Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that a high-ranking Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, had been assassinated. Fakhrizadeh was shot and injured “by terrorists” in his vehicle in Ab-Sard, a suburb in eastern Tehran, and later succumbed to his injuries in what amounted to a “martyr’s death,” the ministry said. Local authorities […]

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Gunmen Kill Ondo Monarch

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – SUSPECTED kidnappers have shot dead a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Oluifon of Ifon in Ose Local Government Area, Oba Israel Adeusi. Oba Adeusi was said to have been shot about 5:50pm near Elegbeka village along the Benin-Akure highway while returning to his community after a meeting in Akure. Sources […]

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We Deliberately Shut Down Refineries, Says NNPC GMD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mr Mele Kyari, says the corporation deliberately shut down the nations refineries because they no longer make sense to be operated. The GMD disclosed this when he appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Upstream on Thursday in Abuja. He […]

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Again, El-Rufai Faults Rotational Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna state, the zoning of political leaders as he says that no country can move forward with such a political arrangement. El-Rufai made this known on Wednesday when he spoke at the at the Nigerian Economic Summit (#NES26) in Abuja saying that every qualified person should be allowed […]

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BREAKING: Argentina Football Legend Diego Maradona Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60 following a heart attack.  Matias Morla, Maradona’s longtime agent, confirmed the news on Wednesday. A statement from the Argentina Football Association read: “ The Argentine Football Association, through its President Claudio Tapia, expresses its deepest pain at the death of our legend, […]

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Nigerians React As UK Lawmaker Says Gowon “Stole Half of Central Bank”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A UK parliamentarian, Tom Tugendhat, has stirred the hornet’s nest with an allegation that former military ruler, Yakubu Gowon, “stole half of CBN”. According to reports, the lawmaker was discussing with his colleagues on the need to sanction Nigerian considering the way security forces attacked #EndSARS protesters. Tugendhat had stated: “What we […]

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Abaribe: Arewa Youths Kick Against Senator Ndume’s Detention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum (AYCF) has frowned at the detention of Senator Ali Ndume by a Federal High Court order, after he was unable to produce the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Force, Abdulrasheed Maina. African Examiner recalls that Justice Okon Abang had directed that Ndume, the Senator […]

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UBA Foundation Announces Winners of 2020 National Essay Competition

…Ten Out Of Twelve Winners Are Girls (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UBA Foundation, the CSR arm of the United Bank for Africa held its tenth annual National Essay Competition (NEC) in a virtual ceremony that was attended by high school students from across the nation. The UBA Foundation’s Education initiative has been changing lives for […]

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“It’s Southeast Turn To Produce Nigeria’s Next President”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Elder and major Stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday affirmed the belief that it is the turn of the South East to produce President of Nigeria in 2023. The party elders and stakeholders affirmed the belief at a news conference in Abuja, addressed by the former Nigerian Ambassador […]

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Amaechi Apologies For Abuja-Kaduna Train Breakdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi has apologised to Nigerians for the breakdown on the Abuja-Kaduna rail locomotives which occurred between Nov. 18 and Nov. 20. The minister made the plea on Monday at the Moniya rail station during the routine inspection of the ongoing rail project in Ibadan. “I want to apologise […]

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Minister Says Nigeria Will Soon Exit Recession

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, says that Nigeria will be out of the recession soon. African Examiner reports that Nigeria has slipped into recession over the weekend, the worst in over three decades. Ahmed, speaking at the ongoing 26th Nigerian Economic Summit organized by the Nigerian Economic […]

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Senior Police Officer In Trouble Over N100k Bribe Collected Via Bank Transfer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP Popoola Kayode, leader of Taskforce team operating around Lekki Ajah area of Lagos State and his team members have been arrested for collecting N100,000 bribe. The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq said this in a statement […]

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Group Petitions Ugwuanyi, Condemns Use Of Arbitrary Power To Grab Citizens Properties

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based popular human rights body, Civil Rights Realization and Advancement Network (CRRAN), has decried incessant use of arbitrary power by governments in Nigeria,  Enugu state inclusive in forcefully taking over, or demolishing citizens lawful  properties without compensation, just as it petitions Governor Ugwuanyi, on a particular lingering case in  Enugu. It condemned in strong […]

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COVID-19: World Food Program Begins Distribution of Food, Cash In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has begun the distribution of cash and food to vulnerable people in Abuja. The initiative, in partnership with the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, was to cushion the COVID-19 effect on the residents. Dr Paul Howe, WFP representative in Nigeria, on Friday […]

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[Analysis] World Toilet Day: Lessons Nigeria Can Learn From Bangladesh

By Emmanuel Adigwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world marked World Toilet Day on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 to create awareness about the important health benefits of appropriate toilet hygiene across Africa, it is good that Nigerians learn from Bangladesh and see how it can remedy the amount of open defecation in the country. This […]

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Gbajabiamila Suspends Security Aide Who Killed Newspaper Vendor in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, says he is “personally distraught” over the killing of a newspaper vendor, Mr Ifeanyichukwu Elechi, by one of his security details. Gbajabiamilia, who expressed his regret over the incident in a statement issued early on Friday, said that his “deepest sympathies” are […]

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Speaker Gbajabiamila’s Security Aide Allegedly Shoots, Kills Newspapers Vendor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A security aide to the Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has allegedly shot a newspapers vendor in the head. The incident, which occurred at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja, around 3 pm on Thursday, caused panic in the area. The victim identified as Ifeanyi Okereke was subsequently rushed to the National Hospital […]

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Wike Berates Umahi For Defecting To APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has berated his counterpart, in Ebonyi State, Governor Dave Umahi for decamping to the All Progressives Congress (APC) African Examiner recalls that Governor Umahi on Tuesday decamped to the APC as he stated that the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) was unjust to the South – […]

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Fear Grips Zimbabwe Amid New Wave Of COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fear of a new Covid-19 wave has gripped Zimbabwe as new cases started rising again, with 100 pupils from a high school outside the second largest city of Bulawayo and seven university students in Chinhoyi outside Harare testing positive in the last two days. New cases seemed to slow down in September […]

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Lekki Shooting: Nigerians Berate Lai Mohammed, NBC Over CNN Reports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The investigative reports conducted by popular American television, CNN, concerning the shooting in Lekki toll gate has sparked reactions on social media. African Examiner recalls that the Lagos State government has denied sending soldiers to crack down on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos but the Nigerian Army had stated that they came under […]

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