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Further Tax-Hike Protests Will Not Be Allowed, Kenya’s Ruto Warns 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Kenyan President William Ruto vowed on Friday that protests planned next week would not be allowed following two rounds of demonstrations that have left at least 15 people dead. Opposition leader Raila Odinga’s party called earlier in the day for three more days of protests from next Wednesday against tax hikes that […]

Senate Constitutes Committee To Probe NNPCL’s Oil Subsidy Regime 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday constituted an ad hoc committee to investigate the fuel subsidy regime of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) This followed the adoption of a motion by Sen. Patrick Chinwuba (APC-Imo) during plenary on Tuesday. The motion was tagged “Need to Investigate the Controversial Huge Expenditure on Premium […]

Naira Crisis: Atiku Abubakar Inconsistent, Opportunistic –APC Campaign Council 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The APC presidential campaign council has blasted the presidential flag bearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar over his “inconsistent” positions on the new monetary policies of Nigeria’s central bank of Nigeria (CBN).  The Director, Media & Publicity of the APC presidential council,  Mr Bayo Onanuga described Alhaji Abubakar […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Adjourns Suit On Old Naira Notes 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has adjourned hearing in a suit seeking to stop the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from implementing the policy on the newly redesigned naira notes. The apex court adjourned the suit to February 22, 2023 for further hearing. The  original suit was filed by 3 states – […]

Woman Narrates How Neighbour Allegedly Defiled Her 2-Year-Old

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A   teacher (name withheld), on Tuesday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how her neighbour, Jubril Zakari, allegedly defiled her two-year-old child in his room.  The witness, a resident of Ojo in Lagos, said she met the defendant naked in his room with his penis erected while her […]

Boxing: Anthony Joshua Loses Rematch To Oleksandr Usyk

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oleksandr Usyk has again defeated Anthony Joshua to retain his heavyweight world titles. Both boxers met on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia, 11 months after Usyk dominated Joshua over 12 rounds in London. Joshua was awarded a 115-113 decision by the first judge. However, Usyk was awarded the bout 115-113 and 116-112 […]

Call Daniel To Order, Chieftain Petitions Ogun APC Over Romance With Amosun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A youth leader has called on the hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state to urgently caution a former Governor in the state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, who is also the Ogun East senatorial candidate of the party to desist from acts capable of causing disaffection within the leadership. The […]

2023: “You Don’t Insult Elders And Become Successful”, Orji Kalu Tells Youths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian senator and former governor of Abia state, Orji Uzor Kalu has slammed Nigerian youths at the manner at which the youths insult elders in the country. Trouble began when the Senate Chief Whip took to Facebook talking about how Man United lost 4-0 to Brentford on Saturday, August 14, saying “for […]

Kidnappers Abduct, Kill Mapoly Beauty Queen, Days After Crowning

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A student of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta, Happiness Odeh, has been killed allegedly by her abductors. The deceased, who won the institution’s beauty contest on 3 August, was said to have been kidnapped on her way to Ipara, in Ode Remo on Tuesday evening. Both the polytechnic’s management and the leadership […]

UNGA 76: Biden Pledges Relentless Diplomacy To Tackle Global Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President,  Joe Biden on Tuesday, called for a new era of global unity against the compounding crises of COVID-19, climate change and insecurity. Biden made the call in his inaugural address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly […]

More Than 1,000 Children Abducted By Bandits In Nigeria – NGO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 1,000 students have been abducted from Nigerian schools this year, Save the Children International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has observed. The group said increasing cases of attacks on schools between 2020 and 2021 have led to many schools being shut, thereby putting the education system of the country at “extreme risk.” […]

3 Abducted Obasanjo Farm’s Workers Regain Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Police, Ogun Command, says it has rescued three workers of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Farm, from their kidnappers’ den, three days after they were abducted. The Police Spokesperson, DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, on Friday evening. NAN reports that […]

Liberals Win Most Seats In Morocco’s Parliamentary Election, Routing Islamists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco’s liberal RNI party has won most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections followed by another liberal party, PAM, while co-ruling moderate PJD Islamists suffered a crushing defeat, preliminary results showed on Thursday. RNI, led by billionaire agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, took 97 of the 395-seat parliament, followed by PAM with 82 […]

VAT Court Order: FIRS Urges Taxpayers Not To Panic

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has urged taxpayers not to panic over the recent court ruling by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Value Added Tax (VAT). The Special Assistant to the Chairman of the FIRS on Media and Communications, Johannes Wojuola, gave the advice in a statement […]

APC Will Defeat Makinde, Govern Oyo Come 2023, Says Party Spokesperson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has predicted that the party will govern Oyo state in 2023. Olatunde told newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday after the Ibadan South-East Local Government congress of the party. The new set of party executives were elected on consensus […]

Ronaldo To Wear Number 7 On His Return To Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United have confirmed that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt on his return to the club. The 36-year-old completed a sensational move back to Manchester United on transfer deadline day, rejoining from Juventus on a two-year deal. During his first six-season spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo wore […]

Over 4 Billion People Lack Social Safety Net Globally To Cushion COVID-19 Impact —ILO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than four billion people live without any welfare protection globally to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said. ILO stated in a new report on Wednesday that COVID-19 crisis had also pushed up government spending by some 30 per cent. It stated that […]

Taliban Celebrates As Last U.S. Troop Leaves Afghanistan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Taliban fighters took control of Kabul airport on Tuesday, following withdrawal of last  U.S. troops, marking  end of a 20-year war that left the Islamist militia stronger than it was in 2001. Celebratory gunfire resounded across Kabul, as shaky video footage showed fighters entering the airport after the last U.S. troops flew out […]

People Steal Quietly Under Buhari’s Government, Says Amaechi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says that under the Buhari-led administration, anyone caught stealing would face the consequences. The Minister disclosed this, when speaking about the legacy of the Buhari-led administration during an interview with Daily Trust. Amaechi stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has handled the resources of the […]

PDP Calls For Investigation Into Rivers Boat Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuffs and other household goods in Dutch Island area of Rivers. The party stated this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday also called for investigation into […]

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