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Forum Seeks Ways to Rebuild African Fashion in Post COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic bites harder on businesses in Africa, stakeholders and entrepreneurs in the fashion industry have taken a bold step towards rebuilding and fortifying their sector.  The disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic on global value chains and its impact on African businesses is already evident across the […]

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Catholic Cleric, Fr. Mbaka, Trends On Twitter Over Hike In Fuel Pump Price

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – As Nigerians begin to feel the pinch of the latest increase in the price of fuel, some have reacted by taken to their social media account by asking for the whereabouts of popular Catholic Priest, Rev, Ejike Mbaka. African Examiner recalls that Fr Mbaka predicted the victory of President Buhari against incumbent […]

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2023: Kano Group Raises Alarm Over Clandestine Media Attacks On Inuwa Waya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano Youth Support Group, a non-partisan assembly of young Nigerians in the commercial City, has raised the alarm over what it described as clandestine social media attacks on Mr. Inuwa Waya, a prominent indigene of the state and Managing Director of NNPC Shipping, by some people apparently threatened by his rising […]

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Nigeria @60: FG Calls For Creative Ideas On Anniversary Branding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As countdown to Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee begins, the Federal Government has called on Nigerians to submit creative ideas that can  brand the anniversary. Dr Isa Pantami, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, made the call on Saturday in a statement in Abuja as part of the activities to mark the celebration. […]

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Nigeria Announces 156 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 54,743

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 156 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of confirmed cases nationwide to 54,743. The NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Friday. According to the health agency, a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), […]

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2 Nigerians Nabbed For Hacking Bank Account In India

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Nigerians and three other nationals were apprehended on Wednesday by the Surat Crime Branch for allegedly hacking into a bank account which belong to a builder and transferring Rs 1.71 Crore through net banking. The Nigerians are Raphael Yinka (38) and Kelvin Ozombe (38). Others are Nevil Shukla, who lives in […]

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After 5 Months, Beijing Welcomes First International Flight

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aviation authorities are now allowing arrivals in Beijing after serious Covid-19 precautions from Thailand, Cambodia, Pakistan, Greece, Denmark, Austria, Sweden and Canada, these are countries considered low-risk for cross-border infections. According to reports, authorities allowed arrivals in Beijing under as there were lots of footage from state broadcaster CCTV as an Air […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Not Ready For Reopening Of Economy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government said on Thursday that the country “is not ready for full-scale re-opening of the economy.” The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, who is also the Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 said this  at the 63rd joint national briefing of the taskforce […]

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UBA Delivers N300.6 Billion Gross Earnings, Declares N0.17k Interim Dividend

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s leading financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has announced its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2020, showing commendable growth across key performance indices as well as increased contribution from its African subsidiaries. Notwithstanding the challenging business and economic environment occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic, […]

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Mozambique Bans Cultured Fish Importation from Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mozambique has banned the importation of cultured fish from neighbouring Malawi, following the outbreak of a lethal disease in fish reared in captivity in Malawi. The decision was announced in Maputo by the Minister of Sea, Interior Waters and Fisheries, Augusta Maita, the country’s largest newspaper, Noticias, reported on Wednesday. Authorities, mainly […]

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Akon Plans To Build $6bn City In Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akon has set his sights on building a sprawling $6 billion city in his Senegal homeland to welcome Africans in the diaspora to their “home back home.” The R&B star, who boasts two multi-platinum albums, told a news conference Monday he had laid the first stone for the city in the Atlantic […]

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Plateau Leads Again as Nigeria Confirms 239 New COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Plateau state has continued to lead in Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 239 new infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. The health agency said that 10 deaths were recorded in country. It said that […]

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Nigeria Govt Says CAMA Does Not Target Churches

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Federal Government has assured religious bodies in the country that the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 (CAMA) does not target churches, mosques and other religious bodies, as had been wrongly portrayed. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Ita Enang, gave the assurances on Tuesday during an […]

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Ondo 2020: Aggrieved Ex-SSG, Abegunde, Returns to Governor Akeredolu’s Camp

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Secretary to the Ondo State Government (SSG), Mr. Ifedayo Abegunde has reunited with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. The Ondo State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Donald Ojogo confirmed the development. Ojogo said: “The former SSG never said he was leaving APC even when he resigned his position. The return to […]

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Ooni Calls For Funding To Promote African Traditional Medicine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye-Ogunwusi Enitan, has called on the Federal, state governments and law makers to provide legislation, policy and funding to promote African Traditional Medicine (ATM). A statement by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) explained that Enitan made the appeal in Lagos at […]

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Nigeria Records 143 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 54,008

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 143 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s total infections to 54,008. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. The health Agency said that 143 cases were confirmed from 17 states and the Federal Capital […]

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Firstbank’s Chairman Makes Movie Debut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has made her debut in a movie produced by award-winning, and proudly Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan. The movie, Citation, is created to correct one of the greatest ills – rape and sexual molestation – which affect the educational system and indeed societies […]

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[OPINION] Why Is Everybody Stealing In Nigeria?

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “Why is everybody stealing in Nigeria? Please, why the stealing? Here, in our country, stealing seems like an act of worship, that if you didn’t steal, you might lose the eternal bliss. Therefore, everybody strives to steal, irrespective of its implication on the populace. In Nigeria, there’s pride in stealing! […]

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NDDC Paid $5.9 Million To Niger Delta Students on Foreign Scholarship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, said It has paid $5,910,000 to 197 scholarship beneficiaries of 2019, while payment processes for 94 beneficiaries of 2018 are ongoing. Among the 197 beneficiaries are 43 scholars for Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, comprising 12 for 2016 and 31 for 2019. This category got $30,000 each, amounting […]

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Authorities Express Worry Over Mysterious Elephants Death in Zimbabwe

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s wildlife authorities have been forced to dig deeper into science after 11 elephants were found dead under mysterious circumstances near the border with Botswana, with cyanide poisoning and poaching being ruled out. The carcasses were discovered last Friday in Pandamasue Forest, one of the wildlife havens between […]

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