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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 […]

Attack: JTF, Navy Visit Jonathan In Otuoke To Ascertain Level Of Damage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Task Force (JFT), code named Operation Delta Safe, and the Nigerian Navy on Monday visited former President Goodluck Jonathan’s residence in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa. The visit was to ascertain the level of damage following attack on the former president’s residence by unknown gunmen on Christmas eve. They […]

Nigeria Studying Adoption Of Eco As ECOWAS Common Currency, Says Finance Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government says it is studying the situation on change of West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) currency, Eco, to be used as ECOWAS single currency. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed,made this known in a statement by Yunusa Abdullahi, her Special Adviser, Media and […]

Fraud: Zamfara Uncovers 119-Year-Old Worker On Payroll; To Prosecute 108 Over Double Salary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara state government says it has uncovered a 119-year-old (name withheld) on its payroll even as it planned to drag a total of 108 civil servants to court for receiving double salary in different ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in the state. The state’s Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Rabi’u Garba, disclosed […]

Ebonyi Governor Announces Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointment and promotions with immediate effect. Umahi announced the changes while receiving members of Executive Council who paid him Christmas Homage on Sunday at his home town, Uburu, in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state. A statement by his […]

Oyo Prosecutes 25 For Drunk Driving

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Government says it will prosecute 25 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol. Dr Akin Fagbemi, the Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), made this known in a statement issued by the Information and Culture Ministry. Fagbemi said that the arrest of the suspects […]

Police Vow to Arrest Abductors Of Ondo Monarch’s Wife, Daughters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State Police Command has vowed to arrest the abductors of Regina Akinrinmade, wife of Oba Rufus Akinrinmade, the Orunja of Odigbo Kingdom, her two daughters and her driver who were all released on Friday. Members of the royal family from Odigbo Local Government Area, who were abducted on Dec. 21 […]

Enugu Monarch Honours Ugwuanyi, Ekweremadu, Onu, Nwodo, Others

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In recognition of their contributions to their father land, the traditional ruler of Amuri Ancient kingdom in Nkanu West council area of Enugu state, Igwe Charles Nwoye, weekend conferred various chieftaincy titles on the state governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Minster of Science and technology Ogbonnaya Onu and ex-Deputy Senate president, […]

Algerian President Appoints New PM Ahead Of Forming New Cabinet

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune Saturday appointed Abdelaziz Djerrad as prime minister and requested him to form a cabinet, official media reported. The state-run radio Channel III noted that Djerrad has already served as secretary general at the presidency in the era of President Liamine Zeroual from 1994 to 1997, and diplomatic adviser […]

West Ham Sack Manuel Pellegrini After Leicester Loss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manuel Pellegrini’s 18-month reign as West Ham United manager has ended on Saturday as the Chilean was sacked shortly after his side’s 2-1 home defeat by Leicester City in the Premier League. The defeat left West Ham fourth from bottom, just one point above the relegation zone after a dreadful run of form. Former […]

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