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Subsidy Palliative: Lagos Cancels 25% Discount On Transportation Fares

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) says the 25 per cent   rebate on fares  for regulated public bus, ferry and train services ends on Sunday (June 2). LAMATA made this known on its official X handle. “From June 3, fares on all regulated transport services in the state will return […]

Nigeria’s Cinema Records N2.25bn Revenue In Q1 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s cinema has generated a revenue of N2.25 billion from tickets sold in the first quarter of 2024. Filmone Entertainment, an independent film distribution and production company, revealed this in its Nigerian Box Office Year Book for 2023, released on Monday. The period under review had a remarkable improvement from ticket sales […]

Fubara Vows To End Era Of Fiscal Recklessness In Rivers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gov. Siminalayi Fubara of Rivers on Thursday in Elele vowed to ensure prudent management of the state’s revenue during his administration. Fubara made the vow while declaring the commencement of construction of N80.3 billion 33.5-kilometre Elele-Egbeda-Omoku Road dual carriageway and bridge project in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers. He assured the […]

Tinubu Appoints Wike’s Loyalist As Ogun-Osun River Basin MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mr Chukwuemeka Woke as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Thursday in Abuja. Ngelale said that the appointee […]

First Bank Appoints Olufowose As Chairman; Hassan-Odukale Exits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  FBN Holdings Plc, has announced the exit of Mr Tunde Hassan-Odukale as Chairman of its subsidiary, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd., following the completion of his tenure. Consequently, the Board of First Bank appointed Mr Ebenezer Olufowose, a Non-Executive Director, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. […]

Zenith Bank, AfCFTA Join Forces To Revolutionize African Trade

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zenpay Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zenith Bank Plc, has signed an Agreement with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat for the development and deployment of the SMARTAfCFTA Portal to facilitate trade within the African continent. The agreement which was signed by the Chairman of Zenpay Limited, Dr. Ebenezer […]

‘UP NEPA’: Film On Nigeria’s Electricity Sector Premieres in FCT

((AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) ‘Up NEPA’, a documentary film that explores the challenges of electricity supply in Nigeria is set for premiere in the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) on May 9,. Ishaya Bako, ace Nollyood filmmaker and Director of the film, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in […]

Minister Flag-Off Demolition Of Landmark Beach To Pave Way For Coastal Highway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Works, Sen. Dave Umahi, on Saturday in Lagos, flagged off the demolition of a section of the Landmark Beach, the Mami Chula Beach Lifestyle, to give way to the Lagos-Calabar Coastal Highway Umahi began the demolition after he inspected kilometre 13, 16 and 20 to ensure the most economical […]

Tinubu To Visit Netherlands; Attend Economic Summit In Saudi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Bola Tinubu will on Tuesday depart Abuja for the Kingdom of the Netherlands on an official visit on invitation of Prime Minister Mark Rutte. This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Monday in Abuja. While in the Netherlands, […]

Army Detains 2 Soldiers Over Alleged Theft In Dangote Lagos Refinery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army says it has detained two soldiers allegedly involved in a reported case of theft at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos. The Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Wednesday,  said the Nigerian army was deeply concerned over its personnel’s involvement in criminality. Nwachukwu said that […]

Kano APC Ward Suspends Ganduje Over Alleged Bribery, Misappropriation 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has been suspended.. Members of his ward, the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State announced the suspension on Monday. The national chairman was suspended following allegations of corruption against him by the state government. Our […]

EPL: Pochettino Says Chelsea Lack Hunger in Draw With Struggling Burnley

(AfRICAN EXAMINER0) – Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino accused his players of lacking the hunger needed to compete in the Premier League after his side were held to a 2-2 draw at home by 10-man Burnley on Saturday. Despite Cole Palmer’s brace, struggling Burnley came from behind twice and Dara O’Shea equalised late at Stamford Bridge. […]

IOC’s Divestment: We Facilitate, Not Hinder Process –NNPC Ltd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd), as the largest partner to all the oil producing companies in Nigeria, has assured that its role in the divestment of the International Oil Companies from onshore and shallow water assets in the country is that of a facilitator, and not an obstacle. The […]

Tinubu Sacks Heads Of Agencies In Aviation Sector 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved new appointments in the Aviation and Aerospace Development sector of the economy. Mr Ajuri Ngelale, President’s spokeman stated that the appointments were part of the President’s determination to bring Nigeria’s civil aviation to world class standards for the wellbeing of fliers and of stakeholders. While some heads […]

Uproar As Celestial Church Invites Pasuma, Portable To Praise Night

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Nigerians on social media are not finding it funny with the decision of a branch of the Celestial Church of Christ in Lagos State for inviting Fuji singer, Pasuma, and street-hop artiste, Portable, to its praise night event. The African Examiner writes that on Wednesday, a flyer emerged for the event […]

Russia-Ukraine Crisis Takes Toll On Nigeria’s Crude, Affects Inflow Into Int’l Markets –NNPC Ltd 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd.) has provided insight into how the lingering conflict between Russia and Ukraine has impacted Nigerian crude oil inflows in the international oil market, leading to a dip in demand from the once-dependable Asian market at the onset of hostilities in the Eastern bloc.  Maryamu […]

Makinde Approves ₦25,000 for Oyo Workers, ₦15,000 For Pensioners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor  Seyi Makinde of Oyo state has approved the payment of ₦25,000 and ₦15,000 to workers and pensioners in the state respectively as wage award to cushion the effects of subsidy removal.  Makinde announced the wage award while addressing workers who stormed the Governor’s Office on Monday in Ibadan to protest the […]

FG Receives 108 Nigerian Migrants Stranded In Niger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Federal Government has received 108 irregular Nigerians migrants stranded in Niger Republic. This is contained in a statement by Mr Alexander Oturu, Southwest Zonal Coordinator, National Commission For Refugees Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) on Tuesday in Abuja. The commission said the Nigerians include  32 males, 29 females, 44 children and […]

Confusion Over Saraki’s Settlement Of Mr Ibu’s Medical Expenses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The news that help has finally come for bedridden Nollywood actor John Okafor, aka Mr Ibu, as the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Foundation announced that it has cleared his medical expenses has caused confusion among some netizens on social media.  The African Examiner recalls that Mr Ibu in a video on his 62nd […]

Nigeria Needs New Constitution, Says Anyaoku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, Emeka Anyaoku, says that for Nigeria to move forward a new constitution is needed to arrest the problems of the country. Anyaoku stated this on Friday in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital when he delivered the 2023 Convocation Lecture of Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, […]

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