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Fleeing Gang Member Of Foiled Abuja Bank Robbery Nabbed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said on Thursday it had arrested a fleeing member of the armed robbery gang that attempted to rob a  bank at Mpape, FCT. A statement by DSP Anjuguri Manzah, the Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, said that the arrested suspect, Ernest Ewim, 29, had […]

Aliko Dangote’s Fortune Increased By $4.3bn In 2019

…Worth $14.8bn, only African on top 100 world richest (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African richest man Aliko Dangote has significantly moved up in the World billionaires’ list as he emerged 96th richest person in the world, with an estimated worth of $14.8 billion, as against his previous ranking of 103rd in the world.  Dangote, who remains the […]

South West Security Outfit, ‘Amotekun’ Takes Off Jan. 9, Says Fayemi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti on Wednesday said the joint security outfit, “Amotekun,” initiated by the six governors in the zone would commence work on Jan. 9. Fayemi, who disclosed this in his New Year message to the people of the state, said the outfit would complement the efforts of the regular […]

Mexico Prison Riot Leaves 16 People Dead

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 16 inmates were killed and five wounded in clashes at a prison in central Mexico, security officials said on Wednesday. Police reinforcements who entered the prison in Zacatecas after the riot erupted found four guns and several sharp objects that could be used for stabbing. Zacatecas state security chief Ismael Camberos […]

NNPC Posts N13.23billion Trading Surplus in October

… Records 81 Per cent Drop in Pipeline Vandalism  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced a trading surplus of ₦13.23billion in October 2019, representing an increase of 54 percent vis-à-vis the ₦8.59billion surplus posted in September last year. The NNPC, in a release signed by its Acting Group General Manager, […]

New Year Celebration: Omisore Offsets Hospital Bills Of 17 Patients At OAUTH

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Deputy Governor of Osun State, Sen. Iyiola Omisore, has offset the bills of 17 patients who could not pay their medical bills after receiving treatment at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH), Ile-Ife. Omisore disclosed this on Wednesday, while celebrating the New Year with those who were on admission at […]

EFCC Hands Over Forfeited Property to NDE

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 handed over a property, forfeited to the Federal Government to the National Directorate of Employment, NDE, which will serve as its headquarters. The property, located on Plot 1076 Cadastral Zone, Sector B 18, Gudu District, Abuja appeared in a case […]

EFCC Arrests Senator Shehu Sani Over Alleged Extortion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested a former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, over alleged extortion and name-dropping. The vocal ex-lawmaker was arrested in Abuja Tuesday, for allegedly using the name of the acting Chairman of the EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, to extort various sums of money […]

Enugu Police Arrests About 77 Suspects in Last Few Months

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Enugu State Police Command has apprehended seventy Seven( 77) suspects over various crimes ranging from  conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, kidnapping and other crimes. Commissioner of police in the State, Ahmad Abdurrahman disclosed this Tuesday while briefing newsmen on activities of the command in the last few months. According to him, sixteen (16) arms, one […]

FG Appoints New Acting CAC Registrar-General

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has appointed Hajiya Saratu Shafii as the Acting Registrar-General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Head of Public Affairs of the commission Mr. Moses Adaguusu, announced this in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday. Adaguusu indicated that Shafii’s appointment was conveyed to the CAC through the Ministry of Industry, Trade […]

Yvonne Chaka Chaka Deported from Uganda Over Visa Irregularity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugandan immigration and security authorities Tuesday deported South African music icon Yvonne Chaka Chaka ahead of her End of Year and New Year performance in Kampala, over visa irregularities. Uganda’s Police Spokesperson, Fred Enanga, said Chaka Chaka, who was supposed to perform at the Buganda Kingdom End of Year Show, dubbed Enkuuka Y’Omwaka […]

Foiled Abuja Bank Robbery: Police Parade 3 Suspects, 1 Banker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abuja Police Command has paraded three suspects who attempted to rob an old generation Bank in Mpape area of the FCT last Saturday. The accused were paraded alongside a bank employee, identified as Larry Ehizo, aged 30. According to the FCT Police Command Commissioner of Police (CP) Bala Ciroma during the parade […]

Protesters Attack US Embassy in Iraq, Condemn Deadly Air strikes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Protesters enraged by the recent deadly US air strikes targeted at an Iran-backed Iraqi militia have attacked the US embassy compound in the capital Baghdad. While responding, the US troops fired tear gas to disperse the crowd that breached the outer wall of the compound, which is in the capital’s heavily fortified Green […]

Pastor Tunde Bakare Holds Secret Meeting with Buhari in Presidential Villa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pastor Tunde Bakare of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly), Ogba Lagos State visited Presidential Villa, Abuja Monday. The Lawyer turned Cleric arrived the Villa around 3pm and immediately dashed in for a meeting with President, Muhammadu Buhari. After the meeting which lasted for about 40 minutes, Pastor Bakare […]

Buhari Appoints New MD For Rural Electrification Agency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Rural Electrification Agency. Mr Aaron Artimas, the Special Adviser, Media and Communication to the Minister of Power, made this known in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday. Artimas said that […]

Political Feud: Governor Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri

By Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo has renamed Jacob Zuma Road in Owerri after First Republic parliamentarian and minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi in a move that appears as an attack on the legacies of his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. A statement issued in Owerri by Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press […]

FG Approves Take-Off of 6 New Colleges of Education

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has approved the establishment and immediate take-off of new six Federal Colleges of Education in each of the six geo-political zones in the country. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the National Commission for Colleges of Education, Mr Ameh Isaac, disclosed Monday that the newly approved institutions would be situated […]

Lagos Assembly Passes N1.16 Trillion 2020 Appropriation Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday passed N1.169 trillion 2020 Appropriation Bill for the state. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Nov. 8 presented a budget of N1.168 trillion with the theme “Budget of Reawakening”. The passage followed the report by the joint Committee of the House on Appropriation and Finance, […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Final Lists of Entrepreneurs for Inaugural TEF-UNDP Programme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF)—the private-sector-led philanthropy focused on empowering African entrepreneurs—has announced a final list of 2,100 entrepreneurs to benefit from the inaugural TEF-UNDP Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme targets small business owners in rural communities across the 7 Sahel countries of Africa – Nigeria, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Mali and Cameroon. […]

Firstbank Partners With Africa Fashion Week, Promotes Small Businesses Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited sponsored the sixth edition of the Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria which held on Friday and Saturday, 20 – 21 December 2019 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The Africa Fashion Week, Nigeria, is a convergence of fashion entrepreneurs and the general public to promote the creativity and […]

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