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Northern Nigeria Worst Place To Live –Sultan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar, has condemned the high rate of insecurity in the North describing the region as the worst place in the country to live. Abubakar disclosed this at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigeria Inter-Religious Council in Abuja on Thursday saying that bandits were fast overrunning […]

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Rawlings Daughter Says Fraudsters Using Father’s Funeral To Extort Money Online

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Member of Parliament (MP) for the Klottey Korle Constituency and daughter of former president, Jerry John Rawlings , Dr. Zanetor Agyeman Rawlings, has advised Ghanaians to beware of  “some unscrupulous persons creating fake social media accounts” in her name to extort money. Agyeman Rawlings, in a statement released to the press on […]

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Northern Elder Asks Buhari To Sack Fashola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A member of the Northern Elders Forum and the Chairman of Maje Foundation, Alhaji Rufai Mukhtar Danmaje, has asked the President Buhari to sack the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola for failing the north. Danmaje also urged the former Lagos State governor to resign as despite the huge taxpayer money allocated to […]

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2023: Atiku Prepares To Purchase PDP Presidential Ticket, Says APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) says that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, is poised to purchase the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2023 election. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday as he accused the Wazirin Adamawa of scheming […]

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Nigeria To Reopen Its Land Border Soon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has stated that the country’s land borders may be reopened soon. African Examiner reports that the borders have been closed since August 2019. However, Ahmed, while speaking with State House correspondents on Wednesday disclosed that the presidential committee set up on the […]

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Report: Poison Scare Hits Zimbabwe’s Ruling ZANU-PF Party

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party’s most powerful man after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was rushed to hospital following suspected poisoning at a party rally outside the capital. Victor Matemadanda is the party’s National Political Commissar, a position that is responsible for determining fate of members, accepting or firing people as well as disciplining those […]

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APC Mourns Its Nasarawa Chairman Abducted, Killed By Kidnappers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mourned the death of Phillip Shekwo, its chairman in Nasarawa State, who was murdered by unknown gunmen. African Examiner reports that Shekwo was abducted Saturday night from his residence in Lafia, the state capital, and was found dead on Sunday. In a statement on Sunday, the […]

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I Won’t Join Political Enemies To Bring Down Tinubu –Fayose

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose, says he won’t join political enemies to shoot down  the former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu because of his role as the greatest builder of men in Yoruba land and in Nigeria. Fayose disclosed this in Ado Ekiti while speaking with journalists as […]

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Again, Nigeria Slips Into Another Recession Under Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the country’s official data agency, Nigeria has recorded a second recession in the Buhari’s administration. According to NBS, Nigeria slipped into recession at the end of the third quarter (Q3) which ended in September. African Examiner reports that Nigeria went into a recession in […]

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37 Killed in Uganda Election Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least thirty-seven people died in violent clashes between Ugandan security forces and supporters of opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine this week, marking a particularly violent start to the country’s election season. Two days of protests were sparked by Wine’s arrest ahead of a political rally in the run-up to January 14’s […]

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Reps Speaker Reveals Identity Of His Security Aide Who Killed Newspaper Vendor in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that he has handed his security aide, Abdullahi Hassan, who killed a newspaper vendor, to the Department of State Services (DSS) for discipline. African Examiner had reported that a newspaper vendor, Ifeanyi Okereke, was shot by Hassan on Thursday evening, near the […]

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Nigeria To Import Fuel From Niger Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has said that Nigeria will soon begin to import fuel from the neighboring Niger Republic. The minister who disclosed this in a statement explained that the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Thursday for petroleum products transportation and storage. He added that Niger […]

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Ex-FIRS Boss, Fowler Returns To EFCC Over N9.2bn Fraud Allegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former chairman of the Federal Internal Revenue Service, FIRS, Babatunde Fowler, on Monday returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to answer more questions. According to reports, Fowler reported at the Lagos State office of the EFCC concerning FIRS’s involvement in alleged financial misappropriation during his time in office. African […]

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South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant For Fugitive Malawi Preacher

(AFRICANEXAMINER) – South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for a controversial millionaire preacher, Shepherd Bushiri, who faces fraud charges after he fled to his native country, Malawi. Shepherd Bushiri has skipped bail in South Africa and fled the country to Malawi, with his wife Mary. Earlier this month they were released on bail after […]

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APC Conspired To Remove Jonathan From Office, Says Wike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) conspired to eject former President, Goodluck Jonathan from office. He disclosed this while he played host to some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, who decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). According to Gov. Wike, despite taking Jonathan […]

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BREAKING: Jerry Rawlings, Ghana’s Ex-president, Dies Of COVID-19

Former President of Ghana Jerry Rawlings has died at the age of 73. According to reports from Ghana, the former president died in hospital in the capital, Accra, after a short illness. He died of COVID-19 complications African Examiner writes that Rawlings ruled Ghana from 1981 to 2001 He led two coups, first in 1979, […]

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Barcelona legend, Samuel Eto’o Involved In Car Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona legend, Samuel Eto’o, was involved in a car accident around Nkongsamba-Douala road in Cameroon but he is in stable condition. According to reports, the ex- Inter Milan star coming from a wedding celebration when his car was hit by a public transport bus on Sunday morning. The car was badly damaged […]

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EndSARS: 2021 Budget Should Help With Unemployment For Youths – Lawan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Monday enjoined that 2021 budget which is still being analysed by the National Assembly to put into consideration the rate of youth unemployment in the country. Lawan stated this in Abuja due to the just ended End SARS protests in the country, during a public […]

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COVID-19: Real Madrid Stars Eden Hazard, Casemiro Test Positive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spanish giants, Real Madrid, have disclosed that Eden Hazard and Casemiro have both tested positive for the dreaded coronavirus. The Brazilian midfielder and the Belgian winger were part of a group of players and staff who were tested on Friday morning. Their tests came out positive, while other players and members of […]

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Buhari, Obasanjo Congratulate Biden Over His Election As US President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated presidential elect of the United States Joe Biden. In a statement issued on Saturday the Nigerian president stated that the emergence of Joe Biden was crucial “at a time of uncertainty and challenges in world affairs”. He said: “Your election is a significant reminder that democracy is the […]

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