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Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Beheading 78 Farmers In Borno

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, has claimed responsibility for the killing of farmers in Borno state. African Examiners reports that i43 farmers were reportedly killed after Boko Haram attacked them at Zabarmari in Jere local government area of Borno. However, in a video released on Tuesday, Shekau stated that […]

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Defection: Umahi After My Life, Others in Ebonyi, Anyim Cries Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim, has written an open letter to President Buhari saying Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State intends to kill him and other political leaders in Ebonyi State. Anyim stated that Gov Umahi is after their lives because he and […]

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Bloody Cult Violence Claims 4 Lives, Many Injured In Ebonyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renewed bloody cult clash has escalated in two Communities of Ezza North and South Council areas of Ebonyi state, Southeast Nigeria, claiming four Lives, and leaving many with various degrees of injuries. The communities, namely Oriuzor and Onueke, have been thrown into tension since Monday when the clash between two rival […]

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Group Donates Relief Items To Over 6,000 IDPs In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An NGO, MallPai Foundation, has donated relief materials to over 6,000 Internally Displaced Persons living at the new Kuchingoro IDP Camp in Abuja. Founder of the Foundation, and First Lady, Kebbi State, H.E Hajia Aisha Bagudu, while speaking in Abuja at the outreach and donation exercise to the displaced persons stated that […]

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Biden To Pick Nigerian-Born Adeyemo As US Deputy Treasury Secretary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States President-elect, Joe Biden, has selected Nigerian-born, Adewale Adeyemo, as Deputy Treasury Secretary. Adewale Adeyemo will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, who will be head of the US Treasury Department. African Examiner reports that Adeyemo who was born in 1981 in Nigeria, arrived the US at the age […]

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Nigeria Thrown Into Darkness As National Grid Collapses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria will now face total blackout after the collapse of the nation’s power grid. According to reports, the power grid collapsed in the early hours of Sunday. Confirming this development, Eko Electricity Distribution Company, took to his Twitter account saying that the current power outage was due to system collapse on the […]

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“2023 Presidency: Yahaya Bello Under Pressure To Contest”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kogi commissioner for information and communication, Kingsley Fanwo, has revealed that the governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, is under pressure to contest the 2023 presidential race. Fanwo took to his Twitter account on Saturday to disclose this saying that he desires of Nigerians for a great country is in consonance with […]

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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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