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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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Mali Workers Begin 72-Hour Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Workers of Mali (UNTM), the largest trade union in the country, is observing a 72-hour strike started on Wednesday, after the failure of negotiations with the government, the general-secretary, Yacouba Katilé, has announced. “The UNTM waited for the government for more than 10 days to find a common […]

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Salah, Elneny Test Positive For COVID-19 Again

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny have returned another positive test for COVID-19, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said on Wednesday. Salah had previously tested positive for the coronavirus last Friday, on the eve of Egypt’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Togo, while Elneny tested positive […]

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Ebonyi NASS Caucus Disowns Umahi Over Defection to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than 48 hours Ebonyi state governor, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, dumped the People’s Democratic party PDP for the ruling All progressive Congress APC, the State (PDP) Caucus in the National Assembly has disowned him, saying he is on his own. Umahi, who is chairman of South East governors forum, had on […]

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EndSARS: DJ Switch Berates Sanwo-Olu Over CNN Reports On Lekki Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian Disc Jockey, Obianuju Catherine Udeh, professionally known as DJ Switch, has berated governor of Lagos State, Governor Sanwo-Olu, over the recent documentary by popular television, CNN. African Examiner had reported the documentary aired by CNN saying that soldiers shot live bullets at the protesters at the Lekki toll gate. DJ […]

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Man To Die By Hanging In Ogun For Killing Lover

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Abeokuta High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 39-year-old mechanic, Musiliu Owolabi, to death by hanging for killing his lover, Miss Afusat Idowu. The Chief Judge of Ogun, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, convicted Owolabi on a count charge of murder. She held that the prosecution proved beyond reasonable doubt that Owolabi was guilty […]

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“Umahi Dumped PDP For Personal Interests”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday said that Gov.  Dave Umahi of Ebonyi left the party for personal reasons, which Nigerians will come to know at the appropriate time. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja, appreciated Umahi for services rendered to […]

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Nigeria Lifts Ban On Lufthansa, Air France, Qatar Airways

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government of Nigeria has lifted the ban on Lufthansa, Air France/KLM preventing them from operating international flights in the country. This was made known by the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, in a tweet on Tuesday. Sirika also disclosed that Qatar Airways has been allowed to resume flights to Abuja […]

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Why I Dumped PDP For APC – Umahi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, has stated that he has left the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over “injustice” done to the south-east PDP, surprised why the PDP has not zoned the presidency to the region. African Examiner reports that there have been speculations […]

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OPINION: Let’s Talk About Africa

By Steve Orji (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are millions of images of sick, malnourished children drinking from dirty ponds around Africa that splashes our TV screens and other media on weekly basis. It had often been sentimentalised as possible racial slurs coming from the western media in an attempt to further denigrate the African people. […]

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Court Remands Imo Lawmaker Over Alleged Assault

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Owerri Magistrate Court on Monday remanded Herclus Okoro representing Ohaji Egbema State Constituency in the Imo House of Assembly, in the state correctional facility for alleged assault. Okoro, a member of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), was arraigned in court for an eight-count charge bordering on alleged assault with intention to wound. […]

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Nigeria Govt’s Earnings Reduce By 60% Amid Poor FIRS Receipts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipre Sylva, says Federal Government’s earnings, from oil and non-oil sectors coupled with low revenue receipts from the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), have dropped by 60 per cent, putting the nation’s economy under serious pressure. Sylva stated this after a closed-door meeting with President […]

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Boko Haram Destroyed Properties Worth $6bn In Borno –Zulum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, has stated that the dreaded Boko Haram sect caused more than $6 billion worth of destruction in the state. Zulum disclosed this when he unveiled a 25-year strategic recovery plan from the mayhem caused by Boko Haram. The plan tagged: “Our Borno, Our Success’, provide […]

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