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Transmit Power To Aiyedatiwa, To Prevent Rot In The State – Ondo PDP Tells Akeredolu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The chapter stated that Akeredolu must abide by the advice he offered the late President Umar Yar’Adua then and transmit power to Aiyedatiwa in the interest of the state. Ondo State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday, called on Gov Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to prevent further rot in the state by […]

Nigerian Air Force Puts Up Presidential Aircraft For Sale, Calls For Bidders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Presidential aircraft, Falcon 900B, has been put up for sale, with the Nigerian Air Force  (NAF) asking interested persons to submit their bids for the purchase of the aircraft. This was disclosed in a Monday tweet on NAF’s X page where it said the aircraft was put up for sale following the […]

Niger Ends Security And Defence Partnerships With The EU

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Niger’s military leaders said Monday that they were ending two European Union security and defence missions in the country, after earlier in the day agreeing to strengthen military cooperation with Russia. The Nigerien foreign ministry said that it was ending the agreement between Niger and the EU regarding the Niamey-based civilian capacity-building […]

UK Announces Limits On Regular Migration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s embattled Conservative government unveiled a raft of measures Monday aimed at cracking down on record levels of migration — a key battleground in a general election expected next year. The UK announced it would raise the minimum salary threshold for a skilled worker visa and prevent overseas health and social care […]

‘Sacrificial Leaders Needed’, Obi Faults N15bn Allocation For VP’s Residence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has faulted a N15bn allocation for the construction of a new residence for the nation’s Vice President (VP). In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the ex-governor of Anambra State said Nigerians need leaders willing to make sacrifices for the nation’s […]

Netanyahu Graft Trial Resumes In Israel In Midst Of Gaza War

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumed on Monday, despite the country’s continuing war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The trial was suspended two months ago due to the Palestinian militant group Hamas’s bloody October 7 attack on southern Israel in which 1,200 people were killed and 240 more kidnapped, […]

Guinea-Bissau Dissolves Parliament After Coup Bid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The president of Guinea-Bissau on Monday dissolved parliament ahead of fresh elections saying an “attempted coup” had plunged the West African nation into a new crisis. President Umaro Sissoco Embalo issued a decree closing down the opposition-dominated parliament and announced that legislative elections would be “set at the opportune moment, in line […]

NDLEA Discovers Cannabis Farm In Sokoto

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Sokoto State Command has discovered a cannabis sativa plantation located in Sanyinna, Tambuwal Local Government Area of Sokoto State. Parading the suspect arrested in connection with the plantation on Saturday, the Sokoto State Commandant Iro Mohammed of the NDLEA said the arrest was possible through […]

Newcastle Shrug Off Injury Crisis, Beat Man United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newcastle shrugged off an injury crisis to beat Manchester United 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Anthony Gordon’s second-half winner. Victory took Eddie Howe’s men above United into fifth in the Premier League table and was the very least the home side deserved for a dominant display that should have been rewarded with […]

Trump Can Be Sued For Jan 6 Riots, US Court Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A US federal appeals court ruled Friday that former president Donald Trump can be sued over the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol that saw his supporters attempt to thwart certification of his election loss to Joe Biden. Trump could now face civil action over the violent clashes which saw […]

Buhari Was Not In Charge Of His Govt – Ndume

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, claims ex-President Muhammadu Buhari played a lesser supervisory role, unlike incumbent President Bola Tinubu.  “The President here is in charge. He takes charge, unlike our former President. That President will just give you an assignment, he will not look over you,” Ndume, who is also […]

35.1 Million Nigerians Living With Disabilities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – James Lalu, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD), disclosed that a staggering 35.1 million Nigerians are presently living with disabilities.  The disclosure was made during a one-day program in Owerri on Friday, December 01, 2023, focusing on the issuance of permanent certificates to persons with disabilities […]

Senate To FG: Withhold Allocations To Local Councils Not Democratically Elected

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has asked the Federal Government to withhold statutory allocations to any local government councils not democratically elected. The upper chamber unanimously resolved that this move would deter the dictatorial tendencies of any state Governor. This resolution comes against the backdrop of a motion moved by Sen. Abba Moro on the […]

2024 Appropriation Bill Scales Second Reading In House Of Reps

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2024 appropriation bill has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives after two days of debate. Some lawmakers were concerned about the plan of the government to generate revenue from heavy tax, fearing that it would greatly affect importers. Others say the proposed 1.7 million barrels per day of crude […]

Edo Election: PDP Will Determine Shaibu’s Fate – Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political impasse in Edo State took another turn on Thursday when Governor Godwin Obaseki said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will determine his deputy Philip Shaibu’s fate following the latter’s governorship ambition. Shaibu on Monday threw himself into the race for Dennis Osadebay House, ending months of speculations about his intention […]

COP28 Opens In Dubai With Calls For Speedy Action Against Climate Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 28th session of the Conference of Parties (COP28) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change opened on Thursday in Dubai, with a call to accelerate collective climate action. The conference is taking place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a year climate scientists said is the hottest ever […]

We No Longer Have Sit-At-Home In Enugu, South-East – Gov Mbah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has said the sit-at-home order declared by the proscribed members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is no longer in force in the South-East. The governor stated this on Tuesday after visiting President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital. “We no […]

Gov Adeleke Approves N25,000 Wage Award For Osun Workers, Pensioners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to cushion the harsh effects of fuel subsidy removal, the Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has approved a sum of N15,000 wage award per worker in the state. The governor also approved a sum of N10,000 for each pensioner in the state in the same regard. This was […]

Hamas Says Ready To Swap All Detained Israeli Soldiers For Palestinian Prisoners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A senior Hamas official said on Wednesday the Islamist movement was ready to release all the Israeli soldiers it is holding captive in exchange for all Palestinian prisoners held in Israel, amid negotiations to extend a truce over Gaza. Hamas official and former Gaza health minister Bassem Naim said the group was […]

Reactions: Throw Away Tinubu’s 2024 Budget, PDP Tells National Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party says the N27.5 trillion budget for the 2024 fiscal year as proposed by President Bola Tinubu to the National Assembly is “deceitful, strangulating, and hopeless”. The PDP, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Wednesday stated that if the budget is allowed to pass, […]

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