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FG Moves To End ASUU, Poly Lecturers Strikes, Begins Arrears Payment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has commenced the payment of minimum wage arrears, which it owed lecturers under the aegis of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics and Academic Staff Union of Universities as part of efforts to end ongoing strikes by the unions, The PUNCH has learnt. The National President of ASUP, Dr. […]

Wasteful Chelsea Set To Finish Third After Leicester Draw

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea defender Marco Alonso on Thursday scored a glorious equaliser to earn a 1-1 home draw with Leicester City, despite the hosts being wasteful on the night. The result meant that Chelsea effectively sealed third place in the English Premier League ahead of the final round of fixtures on Sunday. The draw […]

Naira Dips By 0.18%, Exchanges At 419.25 To Dollar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Naira, on Wednesday, exchanged at 419.25 to the dollar at the Investors and Exporters window, compared to 418.50 traded on Tuesday, representing 0.18 per cent depreciation. The open indicative rate closed at N418.00 to the dollar on Wedneday. An exchange rate of N444.00 to the dollar was the highest rate recorded […]

Kidnapped Widow Regains Freedom In Kogi – Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A widow, Mrs Sefi Jimoh, kidnapped by four days ago has been released. The Kogi Commissioner of Police, Edward Egbuka, confirmed the window’s release in Lokoja on Wednesday. The mother of four, was abducted while waiting for a commercial motorcycle, “Okada” a morning Prayer session at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles […]

Energy Transition: Towards An Integrated Climate-Resilient Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Of all continents, Africa is least responsible for climate change. It has contributed only a minute part of the Greenhouse gas emissions that are responsible for the climate emergency the world faces today. Yet, Africa faces the same arduous battle as the rest of the world to tackle the impacts of climate […]

Flying Eagles Qualify For 2023 Africa Under-20 Cup Of Nations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s national under-20 male football team on Tuesday overpowered Cote d’Ivoire in the first semi-final match to reach the final of the ongoing WAFU B Under-20 Championship in Niamey. The 2-1 victory not only gave them a ticket to Saturday’s final match but also came a ticket to next year’s Africa Under-20 […]

FG Orders Facebook ,Others To Stop IPOB From Hate Posts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has asked Facebook and other social media platforms to stop allowing the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to use their platforms to incite violence and instigate ethnic hatred in Nigeria. Lai Mohammed made the demand in Abuja on Tuesday at a meeting […]

(JUST IN) : Gunmen List Nine Local Govts For Attack In Anambra

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen have written letters to nine local government areas in Anambra State to be attacked soon. The local government areas listed to be attacked are Ihiala, Aguata, Nnewi South, Awka North, Awka South, Idemili North, Idemili South, Orumba South, Orumba North and Anambra East. In a message to the LGAs, the anonymous […]

Clashes Erupt In Tripoli Due To Rival Bids For Libyan Premier Job

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Supporters of Libyan prime ministerial rivals clashed in the capital on Tuesday as a power struggle deepens, local media and witnesses said. According to witnesses, shots were heard early on Tuesday. Residents tweeted they heard heavy weapons and artillery. Local media showed footage of gunbattles in Tripoli’s residential areas. Several cars were […]

Egypt Showcases $30 Bln New Administrative Capital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Egyptian authorities on Tuesday led top journalists from sub-Saharan Africa on a guided tour of the country’s new administrative capital, which has gulped 30 billion dollars so far. African Examiner reports that the ambitious project started seven years ago and it appears to be on course to be the best capital in […]

Buhari To Unveil New NNPC Ltd July 18 – Kyari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd (NNPC Ltd.) will be unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari on July 18, 2022. The Chief Executive Officer of the company, Malam Mele Kyari, said this on Tuesday while receiving the CEO of the Year 2021 Award of the Leadership Newspapers Group in Abuja. The Leadership […]

Zimbabwean Central Bank Lifts Suspension On Bank Lending

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) on Tuesday, lifted the suspension on lending. The suspension lifting was announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the beginning of May but said companies being investigated for alleged financial misdemeanors would still not be allowed to borrow. Mnangagwa on May 7, announced a raft of measures […]

Dangote Cement Best Performing Stock – Nigerian Exchange

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s largest Cement manufacturer, Dangote Cement Plc Dangote Cement Plc has emerged the Best Performing Stock of the Year 2021 by the Nigeria Exchange Group (NGX). Dangote Cement pride as the most capitalized company on the Nigeria Stock Exchange was named the best stock ahead of BUA Cement Plc and CAP Plc, during the 2022 Nigerian Investor […]

(JUST IN): AfDB’s Adesina Not Contesting For Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina, will not be contesting the Presidency of Nigeria. A support group had purchased and submitted the N100m Presidential form of the All Progressives Congress for the top banker last week. Some had also reported that Adesina visited Mamman Daura, the influential nephew of […]

(BREAKING) : Many Feared Dead In Kano Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many were feared dead following an explosion along Court Road in Sabon Gari, Kano State on Tuesday. The explosion, which occurred near a private secondary school, Winners School, destroyed a residential building and affected part of the school. The explosion occurred around 9:30 am with many schoolchildren affected. Some parents were seen […]

Nigerians Angry As Former EFCC Boss Magu Gets Promotion To AIG Rank

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The promotion of former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, to the rank of Assistant Inspector General of Police by the Police Service Commission has sparked social media reaction. African Examiner writes that eight commissioners of police were promoted by the PSC. “The eight Commissioners of Police […]

Dollar Hits N600 At Parallel Market, Forex Supply Shrinks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The dollar exchanged at N600 on Monday at the parallel market, heightening fears of a further devaluation of the nation’s currency. The rate at the Importers and Exporters Window was, however, N415.75 on Monday, widening the exchange rate spread to N184.25. At Zone 4 in Abuja, which is the hub of the […]

FG To Resume Abuja-Kaduna Train Service May 23

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Transportation (FMoT), has directed that the Abuja-Kaduna Train Service (AKTS) should resume on May 23. The Deputy Director, Public Relations of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), Mr Yakub Mahmood, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Monday. African Examiner reports that […]

EFCC Arrests Accountant-General Of The Federation Over N80bn Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – EFCC operatives have arrested the Accountant-General of the Federation, Mr Ahmed Idris, over alleged diversion and laundering of N80 billion. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of Media and Public Information at the EFCC made the declaration in Abuja. He stated that verified intelligence reports showed that Idris raked off the funds through bogus […]

Karine Jean-Pierre Assumes Duty As New White House Press Secretary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Karine Jean-Pierre on Monday assumed duty as the new White House press secretary, acknowledging the historic nature of her role and pledging to maintain a transparent dialogue. Jean-Pierre, 44-year-old daughter of Haitian immigrants, made history as the first black woman as she took over from Jen Psaki. Her father worked as a […]

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