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Court Remands Two Road Safety Officials In Prison For Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of Benin High Court on Wednesday remanded in prison custody two officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission ( FRSC), Onotu Joseph, 33, and Francis Igboh, 35, for alleged murder of Mr Samuel Odion. Earlier, Police prosecutor, Peter Ogumba, in motion exparte applied for the transfer of the accused […]

Supreme Court Dismisses PDP, Atiku’s Appeal Against Buhari’s Re-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Feb.23 general election. Justice Tanko Mohammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), led six other justices to unanimously dismiss the appeal for lacking in merit. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the other justices on the […]

CJN Leads Supreme Court Panel To Hear PDP, Atiku’s Appeals Against Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Tanko Mohammed, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Wednesday led five other Justices of the Supreme Court to hear about six appeals in the case filed by the PDP and  its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 poll. The other […]

Transcorp Records N6.7bn Profit After Tax In Q3; Maintains A Positive Revenue Outlook

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (“Transcorp”) today announced its financial results for the third quarter ended 30 September 2019. Highlights of the result show the Group recorded a Gross revenue of N58.28bn and posted a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of N7.36bn for the period under review. Total Assets increased from N297.14bn as of […]

Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ….We’ve Lunched Manhunt  On Abductors, Says Police (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The alarming insecurity situation in  Enugu state South- East  Nigeria which recently reduced  to the barest minimum, has again resurfaced, as another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. He was abducted near the gate of Queen of Apostles […]

Tunisian PM Sacks Foreign, Defence Ministers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has sacked Foreign Minister Khamaies Jhinaoui, Defence Minister Abdelkarim Zbidi and Secretary of State for Diplomacy Hatem Ferjani. This is contained in a statement issued by the Tunisian government on Tuesday in Tunis. Minister of Justice Kamel Jamoussi will act as interim Defence Minister while Secretary of […]

EFCC Arrests 27 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Enugu Zonal Office said on Monday that it has arrest 27 suspected internet fraudsters. EFCC’s Spokesperson, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said the suspects were arrested at Eura Hostel, Naze-Obibiezena Road, Nekede and Bloomnesdays Plaza Hostel, Nekede, in Owerri, Imo. Although Uwujaren did not give the names […]

Von D-G, Okechukwu Lays Wife to Rest; Thanks Nigerians For Uncommon Solidarity

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The remains of Mrs. Augustina Okechukwu, wife of the Director – General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, was on Saturday laid to rest at her country home, Eke, in Udi Council Area of Enugu State, South- East Nigeria. She passed on September 20th, 2019 during a brief […]

Liverpool Recover From Early Shock to Beat Tottenham

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool recovered from the shock of going behind in the first minute to beat Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday and restore their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League. Jordan Henderson equalised after the break before Mo Salah tucked away a penalty to complete the comeback as Liverpool’s […]

Kogi Guber Election: Osinbajo Rallies Support for Bello

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the people of Kogi to come out en masse to vote for Gov. Yahaya Bello of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Nov. 16 election in the state in order to advance to the Next Level. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the vice […]

FIFA U-17: Nigeria Storm Back To Hit Hungary 4-1

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria notched a 4-2 comeback win over Hungary Saturday night at Goiania’s Estadio Olimpico in the Group B opener of the FIFA World Cup Brazil 2019. A trio of Golden Eaglet goals in the 79th, 81st and 85th minutes were decisive for the five-time U-17 world champions. Despite conceding the opening goal […]

Flood Sacks 40 Villages In Adamawa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 villages have been sacked by flood in Adamawa, News Agency of Nigeria reports. Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) said on Saturday in Yola that the development followed heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state. […]

Anambra Community Suffers Landslide; We Not Yet Aware, Says NEMA

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ubahu village and environ in Nanka community in  Orumba North council area  of Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, are now living in fear, following  another heavy  landslide that hit the locality on Wednesday night. African Examiner learnt that the disaster which first occurred on 15th of October this […]

Bayelsa Guber Election: PDP Candidate Woos Jonathan’s Supporters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship election in Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has pleaded with the supporters of former President Jonathan to vote for the party. Diri, who spoke at campaigns in Otuokpoto, Kolo and Ogbia on Thursday, noted that the residents of Ogbia had supported PDP […]

Zenith Bank Reaffirms Market Dominance With Impressive  Q3 2019 Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Zenith Bank Plc has announced its unaudited results for the period ended 30 September, 2019, with numbers that clearly demonstrates its market dominance and leadership. From the unaudited account which was presented to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), gross earnings increased by 4% percent from N474,607 billion recorded in Q3 2018 to N491,268 […]

German Court Bans Uber’s Main Service

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The internet-based transport company Uber may no longer use its app to connect customers with rental car drivers in Germany, according to a court order. The service UberX violates the passenger transport law, the regional court of Cologne ruled after a Cologne taxi operator had sued the company, demanding an injunction be […]

FG Approves Name Change For Ministry Of Communications

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved the renaming of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy. Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the […]

NASS Vows to pass 2020 Appropriation Bill in December

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of the National Assembly, Sen. Ahmad Lawan has said that the Parliament would ensure the passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill of N10.33 trillion in December. Lawan who is also the President of the Senate said this at the two-day Joint National Budget Hearing on the 2020 Appropriation Bill in […]

African Swine Fever Breaks Out In Sierra Leone

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation on Wednesday warned the public against eating of dead pigs following the recent outbreak of suspected African Swine Fever in four communities of its capital, Freetown. Mohamed Vandi, the Director, Directorate of Health Security and Emergencies in the country’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation, while […]

Q3 2019: UBA Grows Net Profit By 32.3%, As Gross Earnings Hit N428.22 Billion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Bank for Africa Plc, the pan African financial institution with a network that spans 20 African countries, the United Kingdom, the USA and with presence in Paris, has announced impressive performance in its unaudited 2019 Third Quarter Financial Results, with significant growth in Gross Earnings, which rose to N428.22 billion, representing […]

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