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Zimbabwe Sacks 435 Doctors Over Illegal Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zimbabwean government on Friday said it has so far fired 435 junior doctors at public hospitals for engaging in an illegal strike. The doctors have been on strike since early September to demand better pay and improved working conditions. The Labor Court in October declared the strike illegal, but the doctors […]

Kogi Election: I’m Ready to Meet My Opponent In Court- Yahaya Bello Boasts

…Meets Buhari in Aso Rock (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has declared that he is ready to meet opposition to his electoral victory  in court. Bello won the gubernatorial elections. Kogi state on November 16, which gave him a second term of four years in office. Speaking to State House Correspondents […]

Senate Passes 7.5 Percent VAT Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has passed the Finance Bills seeking to amend taxes payable in Nigeria, including the Value Added Tax (VAT). From the outset, five per cent is legalized and paid as VAT on certain products, including pharmaceutical products, among others. The bill which was passed Thursday specifically seeks an increment of the value-added […]

Kogi Election: Melaye Protests Alleged Misconducts; Submits 21 Videos to INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled former Senator Dino Melaye Wednesday stormed the Abuja headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and demanded for the cancellation of the Kogi West Senatorial rerun which held last Saturday. The former Lawmaker was received by both INEC Secretary, Rose Orianran-Anthony and National Commissioner/Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr. […]

South African Ex-Security Minister Arrested On Corruption Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former State Security Minister, Bongani Bongo, now a parliamentarian from the ruling African National Congress (ANC), has been arrested on corruption charges, the Office of the ANC Chief Whip in Parliament confirmed on Thursday. “We are aware that the MP (Member of Parliament) was arrested by the Hawks (a special anti-crime […]

ICPC, Stakeholders Want Nigerians to Join Anti-Corruption Fight

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt practices and other Related offences Commission, ICPC, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria, have stressed the need for concerted efforts by all and sundry in eliminating corruption in the country. They made the call Tuesday in Enugu during the official inauguration of […]

Nigerian Singer, Burna Boy Nominated For Grammy Awards

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Famous Nigerian singer, Damini Ogulu, aka Burna Boy, has been nominated for the 62nd prestigious Grammy Awards. The development was disclosed in a statement published on the Grammy Awards’ website Wednesday. Burna Boy, the statement confirmed was shortlisted for his album, ‘African Giant’ in the Best World Music Album Category. The category, the organizers, indicated was for […]

Mapoly Alumni Hold National Convention In Ibadan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The famous city of Ibadan, Oyo State will this weekend play host to the largest gathering of Muslim graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (Mapoly) Abeokuta as the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta Muslim Alumni (MAPAMA) holds its National Convention. The two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 and Sunday November 24, 2019 […]

Group Raises Alarm Over High Rate of Child Abuse

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-governmental Organization, Child Protection Network (CPN), Enugu State, South- East Nigeria, has raised the alarm over rising rate of child Abuse in the society. It however, advised those perpetrating the ugly and inhuman act to retrace their steps. Chairperson of CPN, Barrister Mrs. Margret Nwagbo stated this on Tuesday in Enugu […]

Senate to Investigate NEMA Over Alleged Selective Disaster Response

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate has directed its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency over disaster response in 2019. This was even as the chamber directed the NEMA to immediately implement a response programme for the flood disaster that affected various […]

Senate Probes Gencos, Discos Over Poor Power Supply

…Committee To Submit Report In 4 Weeks (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the activities of power generating and distribution companies with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in Nigeria. The investigating committee has four weeks to submit its report to the Senate for […]

21 Ibadan ‘Kings’ Installed By Ajimobi Lose Crowns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fifty-three months after they were elevated and coronated as crown wearing obas (Kings) in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a State High Court judge, Justice A. Aderemi on Tuesday sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In granting the terms of settlement jointly filed by the State Government […]

Enugu Police Parade 36 Suspected Criminals, Recover Assorted Arms

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command, South- East Nigeria, on Tuesday, paraded a total of 36 criminals arrested over their involvement in various crimes in parts of the state within the past one month. Parading the suspects at the state police headquarters in Enugu after briefing newsmen on activities of the command […]

Nigerian Army Decorates 23 New Generals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, decorated the newly promoted Major Generals and Brigadier Generals with their new ranks. The decorated generals comprising one major general and 22 brigadier generals. About 34 brigadier generals and 47 colonels were recently promoted to the next rank of major general and […]

Tottenham Fires Pochettino Over Poor Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has fired by the club a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The Argentine, appointed by the north London club in 2014, had turned Tottenham into a force in England and took them to the Champions League final in June. Results […]

Dickson Inaugurates 41-Member Transition Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday inaugurated a 41-member Transition Committee in readiness for the inauguration of the incoming administration in the state. Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the Nov. 16 governorship election and is slated to assume office on Feb. 14, 2020. The committee which […]

Lagos Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja. Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday […]

OPINION: Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu: Politics with Potentials, Dignity And Results

 Photo: Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu during the just concluded Kogi governorship and senatorial elections. By Igho Akengha, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Politicians all over the world are interestingly different. Some politicians are mere noise makers and attention seekers. In most cases, characters under this category are lightweight when it comes to ratings and delivery of critical […]

UNGA President To Pay First Official Visit To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, will on Wednesday begin a five-day official visit to Nigeria. His spokesperson, Ms Reem Abaza, said in a statement on Monday that the PGA was travelling to his home country to participate in a meeting of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing […]

Bayelsa: Governor Dickson Made APC Victory Much Easier, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President […]

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