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Man City Handed Luton Tie In FA Cup, (FULL LIST)

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FA Cup holders Manchester City will travel to Luton in the FA Cup fifth round, while non-league giant-killers Maidstone face Sheffield Wednesday or Coventry. Treble winners City won 1-0 at Tottenham in the fourth round thanks to Nathan Ake’s late goal on Friday. Pep Guardiola’s side now head to Kenilworth Road to […]

Full Fixtures Of Africa Cup Of Nations Round Of 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Matches have been concluded in the Africa Cup of Nations group stage with 16 teams emerging for the knockout stage. There were so many shocking exits in the group stage which saw underdogs making into the knockout stage and some heavyweights being kicked out of the competition. See the full pairings below: […]

AFCON 2023: Super Eagles To Face Cameroon In Round Of 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles will play the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations(AFCON) come Saturday at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny. The only goal of Monday’s encounter at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan came in the 36th minute, as a low cross by […]

Nigeria Advance To Round Of 16 , Cote d’Ivoire Hopes For Miracle Aftermath Loss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles advanced to the next round of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Monday in Abidjan with a 1-0 win over Guinea-Bissau. The result meant Nigeria finished second, after group leaders Equatorial Guinea held firmly to Group A top spot after a 4-0 annihilation of hosts Côte d’Ivoire. […]

JUST IN: Uzodimma Sworn In For Second Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hope Uzodimma has been sworn in for a second term as the governor of Imo State months after he was re-elected as the state’s leader. The governor took the oath of office at around 3:24 pm at the Dan Ayiam Stadium in Owerri, the Imo State capital. His inauguration came just minutes […]

Nigeria’s 2023 AFCON Fixtures, Dates And Time

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria will begin their 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) journey on Sunday when they battle Equatorial Guinea.  That is in a Group A game in the country’s quest for a fourth AFCON title in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire. The group has Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, […]

AFCON Winners To Receive Record $7 Million Prize

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The winners of the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations will receive a record seven million dollars (6.4 mn euros), a Confederation of African Football (CAF) statement revealed on Thursday. It is 40 per cent more than what Senegal pocketed for winning the last edition, in Cameroon two years ago. The runners-up in […]

FULL FIXTURES: Man City Face Copenhagen, Arsenal Take On Porto In UCL Last 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Holders Manchester City were handed a tie against FC Copenhagen in Monday’s draw for the Champions League last 16, from which the meeting of last season’s runners-up Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid appears the standout tie. Pep Guardiola’s City, who are looking to retain the title they won in Istanbul last June, […]

High Profile Resignations Hits Fubara’s Cabinet As Three More Commissioners Pull Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political tsunami sweeping Rivers State appears unabating as three more commissioners on Thursday resigned from Governor Sim Fubara’s cabinet.  The latest to pull out of the cabinet are the Commissioner for Works George-Kelly Alabo – who served in the same capacity under Nyesom Wike’s government – and the Social Welfare and […]

Super Eagles Are In ‘High Spirits’ For AFCON, Says Osimhen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Basking from the euphoria of winning the CAF Footballer of the Year prize, Super Eagles forward Victor Osimhen says the Nigerian side are in “high spirits” for the delayed 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).  Osimhen broke a 24- years jinx  to become the first Nigerian to win Africa’s most coveted individual […]

Supreme Court To Deliver Judgement On Nnamdi Kanu Tomorrow

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court will tomorrow (December 15th) deliver judgement on the appeal seeking to compel the Federal Government to release the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, from detention. A five-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun had in October fixed the date after counsel for both […]

NNPCL Uncovers Over 4, 800 Illegal Connections On Oil Pipelines In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) says it discovered over 4,800 illegal connections on oil pipelines in the country in what is a grim picture of the country’s major income earner.  “We have over 4,800 illegal connections on our pipelines. That means in some lines, within 100 kilometres of pipelines, you […]

EPL: Arsenal Primed For Emery Reunion As Man City Fight To End Slump, Fixtures

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal’s grip on the Premier League’s top spot will be under threat from their old boss Unai Emery when the leaders travel to surging Aston Villa on Saturday. If the Gunners slip up, Liverpool will seize pole position with a win against Crystal Palace, while Manchester City aim to get back on […]

EPL: Man United, Liverpool Win, Man City Swept By Aston Villa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A brace from Scott McTominay earned Manchester United a 2-1 win over Chelsea in the Premier League (PL), making it 11 matches since the Blues last won at Old Trafford in a run stretching back to May 2013. The Red Devils have received enough criticism lately to take the decision to ban […]

Kwankwaso Expelled For Attempting To Take Over NNPP – Agbo Major

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Agbo Major, has insisted that the 2023 presidential candidate of the party, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been expelled. Major, who said he is now the chairman of the party, claimed that Kwankwaso’s expulsion was necessitated by an attempt by the former Kano State governor […]

CBN To Freeze Bank Accounts Without BVN, NIN Starting April 2024

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says it will freeze accounts without a Bank Verification Number (BVN) or National Identification Number (NIN) from April 2024.  This is according to a Friday circular by the apex bank which instructed banks to place a “Post no Debit” restriction – which prevents customers from making […]

Gunmen Attack Residence Of INEC’s REC In Kogi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says gunmen have attacked the residence of its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Lokoja, Kogi State. The commission, in a post made available on X, said the attack happened around 3:30 am today, Friday, December 1, 2023. It noted that the armed men engaged security personnel […]

Brighton, West Ham Seal Spots In Europa League Knockout Round

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brighton booked their place in the Europa League knockout stage with a 1-0 win at AEK Athens, while West Ham also advanced after a late Tomas Soucek goal against Backa Topola on Thursday. Roberto De Zerbi’s side are competing in Europe for the first time in their history and the Seagulls’ adventure […]

Nigerians Uninterested In Budgetary Arithmetic If Bread, Rice Prices Don’t Decrease — Rewane

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Renowned economist, Bismarck Rewane, says Nigerians are not interested in budgetary figures if the prices of basic commodities like rice, bread, and garri don’t go down. Rewane, the Managing Director of Financial Derivatives Company Limited, made this known on Thursday during a live appearance on Channels Television’s Business Morning show. He said, […]

Sevilla Crash Out Of Champions League After PSV Comeback

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sevilla crashed out of the Champions League on Wednesday, throwing away a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat by PSV Eindhoven. Leading through goals from Sergio Ramos and Youssef En-Nesyri, Sevilla winger Lucas Ocampos was sent off for two bookings in four minutes and it opened the door for PSV’s fightback. The […]

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