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AMCON Moves To Take Over Distressed Arik Airlines

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has expressed its resolve to support Arik Airlines as it recently plunged into financial distress. AMCON’s Spokesperson Jude Nwauzor disclosed that the intervention was a confirmation of the Federal Government (FG) commitment to ensure that there is sanity in the country’s aviation sector […]

Austria Hints on Plan to Ban Use of Full–Face Veils – Niqab

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Austria’s ruling coalition is set to prohibit the use of full-face veils (Niqab) in public spaces such as courts and schools. It is similarly considering a more general ban on state employees wearing the headscarf and other religious symbols. The new measures are seen as an attempt to counter the […]

Truly, Sergey Mavrodi Returns – MMM Nigeria a Day before Scheduled Date

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Money doubling platform – otherwise called MMM Nigeria has made good its promise of staging a come back January 14, 2017. The scheme via its twitter handle (@MMM Nigeria Help) tweet Friday and officially announced that it has opened for business ‘’a day ealier than promised! Let’s […]

Drama As Former Rivers Speaker Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji Re-Elected

PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Speaker of the Rivers State House of Assembly Ibani Ikuinyi-Owaji, has again emerged the first Lawmaker of the South South State. It would be recalled the new Speaker resigned his position (December 18, 2015) after the State Governor Nyesom Wike presented the 2016 budget under a circumstance […]

Abia 24 Hours Speaker, Njoku Resigns Over Governor Ikpeazu Alleged Opposition

By Ignatius Okpara ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly Mr. Kennedy Njoku resigned due to reservation of the State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu to his election. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered from a source close to the Abia House of Assembly that Njoku’s resignation might not be unconnected to […]

MURIC Condoles Prompt News Publisher On Mum’s Death

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commiserated with the Prompt News’ publisher, the title’s staff and the rest of the family friends and associates over the passage of the publisher’s mother, Mrs. Sariyu Oyetunji. The group’s Director Prof Ishaq Akintola in a statement issued in Lagos Friday, prayed that Almighty […]

Court Remands 2 Suspects Over Alleged Homosexuality

By Ignatius Okpara BENIN, EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 31- year old man, Paul Frank and one 22-year old Ejimofor Christian were on Wednesday remanded in prison custody by an Oredo Magistrates Court sitting in Benin city, the Edo State capital, South- South Nigeria for engaging in homosexuality. The duo committed the alleged crime […]

Nigerian Army Officially Ends Operation Python Dance in South- East

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has officially ended its one-month special exercise code-named, “Operation Python Dance’ in South-East Nigeria. The operation was aim at checking activities of miscreants in the region during the Christmas and new year celebrations. Deputy Director, Army Public Relations DDAPR of the 82 Division, Nigerian […]

BREAKING: Famous Author of Watership Down Dies at 96

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The famous British author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, is dead. Aged 96, Adams’ daughter confirmed his passage Tuesday. Richard George Adams was born 9 th May, 1920. was an English novelist who was known as the author of Watership Down, Shardik and The Plague Dogs. He studied modern history […]

Italian lender Monte dei Paschi Liquidity Crisis Worsens

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Italian lender Monte dei Paschi is facing a capital shortfall of (£7.5bn), higher than the €5bn previously estimated by the bank. European Central Bank said it came after Italy approved a €20bn fund to prop up its embattled banking sector on December 23. Already, Monte dei Paschi had asked […]

NCAA Orders Arik Air To Pay Compensation To Disappointed Passengers

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For failing to carry the luggage of its passengers from London to Lagos, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has slammed Arik Air with fine as compensation to the affected customers. The fine was stated in a statement issued Tuesday in Lagos by the NCAA General Manager […]

APC South South Chieftain Senator Okpozo Dies

DELTA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Lawmaker and South South Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Spanner Francis Okpozo has died. Okpozo reportedly died Monday after a brief illness in hospital, according to his family. The late politician was a native of Ozoro, in Isoko North Council Area of Delta State. […]

BREAKING: Crashed Russian Flight First Data Recorder Found

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The flight data recorder of the Russian military airliner which crashed into the Black Sea last Sunday has been recovered. Russian officials confirmed that this is the first “black box” of the flight to be retrieved from the Tu-154 jet, which came down leaving the 92 passengers and crew. The […]

Rivers Rerun: Voting Underway Amidst Tight-Security; Allegations and Counter by Political Parties

By Seun Adebosin RIVERS STATE (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The rescheduled Rivers State House and National Assembly elections are underway amidst tight security, allegations and counter allegations by the members of the two leading political parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic party (PDP). Despite the smooth running of the polls in some […]

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Senate Donates N12m to Ex-Servicemen

Ayodele Afolabi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has donated N12 million to the Nigerian Legion towards the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. Announcing the donation while being decorated with the remembrance emblem, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said the gesture was to appreciate the sacrifices made by members of the Armed […]

Ghana Decides: Mahama Faces Intense Contest as Ghanaians Elect New President

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential election in Ghana is under way. The two leading candidates are the incumbent Ghanaian President John Mahama and long-time opposition leader Nana Akufo Addo. Despite that the seven candidates pledged to keep the process peaceful one opposition supporter died Monday during a violent rally Monday. The Presidential campaign […]

Drones, A Veritable Means To Conquer Insurgency, Militancy – Risk Expert Advocates

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the huge risk involved, the use of drones has been described as a very veritable means to fight and check challenge of insurgency as well as militancy. The CEO of Allianz, Delphine Maidou said this in an interview with the AFRICAN EXAMINER recently at a one-day workshop in Lagos, […]

AI MASSOB, IPOB Massive Killing Video: Military Declares Report is Vindictive, Blackmail

By Niyi Adeyi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has debunked report published by Amnesty International AI which alleged that over 150 MASSOB and IPOB members were killed by the Nigerian security forces, describing it as ‘’vindictive, false and blackmail aimed at whipping up sentiments and insinuations against the Nigerian Security agencies’’. […]

25 Killed, Many Injured In Fresh Zamfara Attack

ZAMFARA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 25 people were reportedly killed, while several others injured Saturday night as gunmen stormed three Zamfara State communities. A State lawmaker representing Zurmi West in the State House of Assembly, Yusuf Moriki, according to Premium Times confirmed to NAN that the incident occurred at Dole, Tudun Bugaje […]

Minister Urges Biafra Agitators To Be Constitutional In Approach

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Minister of foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has advised those agitating for “Republic of Biafra” to follow laid down constitutional and Diplomatic processes, rather than engaging in uncivilized approaches. He said though, it was the fundamental rights of the agitators to clamour for Biafra, “but they […]

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