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Court Orders Interim Forfeiture Of Saraki’s N1bn Ilorin’s House

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos state on Monday ordered for interim forfeiture of the Ilorin residence of the immediate past Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. This was contained in a statement by Mr Wilson Uwujaren, Head of media and publicity of the Commission. “The Ilorin Zonal Office of the […]

Fraudsters Using My Name to Obtain Visas, Says Bayelsa Information Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has raised the alarm over the use of his name by unknown persons to fraudulently obtain visas and other favours from foreign embassies and high commissions in the country. Iworiso-Markson in a statement by his Executive Assistant, Mr. Allen Ibiba-Harry said his attention […]

Again, UBA Group Emerges African Bank of the Year

Photo caption: CEO, UBA Africa, Mr Victor Osadolor (middle) with  the “African Bank of the Year 2019” won by United Bank for Africa(UBA) Group at The Bankers Awards held in London. …Subsidiaries Win Best Bank In Benin, Chad, Cote D’Ivoire, Gabon, Congo, Sierra Leone  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Banker Magazine has once again selected leading […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation to Open Applications for 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme On January 1

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) — Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs — will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020. Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation. The TEF […]

2020 Olympics: Morocco Emerges Winner Of 2019 African Blind Football Championship

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco national team has emerged winner of the 2019 African Blind Football Championship which took place in Enugu, South- East Nigeria. The competition, which was attended by eight African nations, was organised by the international Blind Sports Association (IBSA) and solely sponsored by an Enugu based nongovernmental organization NGO, Bina […]

Smart Adeyemi Defeats Melaye, Wins Kogi West Senatorial Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Smart Adeyemi, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the Kogi West senatorial district election. The Returning Officer of the election, Professor Olajide Lawal, announced on Saturday in Kogi State that Senator Adeyemi polled a total of 88,373 votes to defeat Senator Dino Melaye of […]

Border Closure: Nigeria Say Benin Republic Unrepentant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has accused the Republic of Benin of being recalcitrant in its importation of prohibited goods for ultimate dumping into Nigeria’s market in spite the partial border closure order. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the accusation when he featured on a “TV Continental”, live Programme, […]

Police Begin Investigation Into Officer Who Commits Suicide in Imo

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police Authorities in Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has begun full scale investigation into circumstances that led one of its personnel, Sergeant Paul Joseph, to commit Suicide. Before his death last Wednesday, the deceased was attached to a branch of Access Bank at Ahiara junction, Ahiazu, Mbaise Council Area of the State. […]

Arsenal Sack Emery, Name Ljungberg As Caretaker Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager following the 2-1 Europa League defeat at home to Frankfurt. The club are winless in all competitions in seven games and sit eight points behind fourth-place Chelsea in the Premier League after just 13 games this season. “Our most sincere thanks go to Unai […]

Corruption: Former South African President Jacob Zuma Loses Appeal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma has edged closer to coming to trial for corruption after a High Court dismissed an appeal on Friday. Zuma, who is facing numerous corruption charges, was meant to stand trial on Oct. 15, but his lawyers appealed the decision. The High Court in Pietermaritzburg, in Zuma’s eastern […]

Supreme Court Dethrones Oyo Paramount Traditional Ruler

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme court has dethroned a first-class monarch in Oyo State – the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola. The monarch and six others brought a suit against Mr James Olatunde Idowu and four others following a judgment delivered by Justice Ladipo Abimbola of the State High Court on January 26, 2011, that […]

Lagos Begins Payment Of New Minimum Wage

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has disclosed it will commence the payment of the new minimum wage to its workers effective from November, this year. Head of Service (HOS), Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola, announced this in a circular issued Wednesday. HOS noted that the State’s Mr. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had approved […]

NDDC Caretaker Committee Not Recognised By Senate, Says Spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Godiya Akwashiki, Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs has said that the Senate would not have anything to do with the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) Caretaker Committee because it was not a legal entity. Akwashiki said this while briefing newsmen in Abuja on Thursday. She said that the […]

Appeal Court Upholds Governor Ortom’s Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has upheld the electoral victory of the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom. The Court upheld the judgment of the lower tribunal and dismissed Ortom’s main challenger and the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Emmanuel Jime’s petition for lack of merit. The five-man […]

Army Parades Fake Soldier, Cable Vandal in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, South- East Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Lasisi Adegboye, Thursday, paraded a 35-year old fake Soldier who gave his name as Mr. Madukwe Obinna, a native of Akoli Imenyi , Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. But he told the Army […]

Absence of Trial Judge Stalls Fayose’s Alleged N6.9bn Fraud Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Trial on the alleged N6.9 billion fraud against former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose at the Federal High Court, Lagos, was on Thursday stalled following absence of the trial judge, Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke. The judge is said to be away attending a conference. Fayose is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial […]

NIDCOM Partners SMEDAN to Further Help South Africa Returnees

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has given renewed hope to the 485 Nigerian voluntary Returnees from South Africa to fast track their reintegration and stabilization. To achieve the reintegration, NIDCOM has agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Small and Medium Enterprises […]

Police Confirm Release Of Abducted Enugu Catholic Priest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Enugu State says abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Malachy Asadu, serving under Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, has been released. Rev. Fr.  Asadu was abducted on Monday by unknown persons in Nsukka town. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the release said that the priest […]

Nigerian Army Releases 983 “Cleared” Boko Haram Suspects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released 983 suspects cleared of links with Boko Haram insurgents. Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), made the disclosure in Maiduguri at the formal handing over of the suspects to the Borno Government. Adeniyi disclosed that the suspects comprised of 978 males and […]

Super Eagles Assistant Coach Salisu Yusuf Takes Over Rangers FC

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following last Sunday’s sack of Rangers FC of Enugu’s chief Coach, Benedict Ugwu and other members of the Technical crew over poor performance, Management of the club has engaged the current Assistant Coach of the Super Eagles, Salisu Yusuf, as the temporal Technical Adviser of the team. African Examiner reports that Yusuf, […]

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