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Again Unknown Gunmen Behead Police Officer In Abia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Incessant  attacks on security Operatives in parts of South East Nigeria, Thursday evening  reared its ugly head again, as heavily armed unknown gunmen, attacked policemen on stop-and-search operation along Umuode/Isiahia in Osisioma Ngwa Council area of Abia State, beheading one of them. Our correspondent gathered that the incident, which occurred  about […]

ECOWAS, UNHCR Sign Agreement To Deepen Refugee Protection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS and UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday signed an agreement aimed at deepening collaboration for the protection of refugees, stateless, and internally displaced persons in the sub-region. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Omar Touray signed on behalf of the sub-regional bloc […]

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 […]

Tinubu Appoints FERMA New Board, Management 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the Governing Board and Management team of the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) for a renewable term of four years, in accordance with Section 2(3) of the FERMA Amendment Act, 2007 According to a statement issued on Friday and signed by Special Adviser to […]

Tinubu Holds Talks With South Africa’s Ramaphosa In New York

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu on Monday held what has been described as a very fruitful cross-sectoral discussion with his counterpart of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, in New York. Tinubu, who arrived in the city of the UN headquarters Monday, joins other world leaders in the United States to attend the 78th United […]

Confusion Continues On Death Toll Of Libya’s Devastating Floods

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Confusion over the death toll following massive flooding in eastern Libya continued on Sunday after a UN body said it has risen to about 11,300, while other officials disputed the figure and put it much lower. The UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that another 10,100 were still […]

Egypt Inflation Hits Record High Of Nearly 40%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Annual inflation in Egypt hit 39.7 percent in August, official figures showed Sunday, an all-time high as the Arab world’s most populous country grapples with a punishing economic crisis. It comes after a previous record of 38.2 percent in July and amid an unrelenting downturn that has seen the currency shed half […]

Over 1,000 people killed in Morocco after earthquake hit on Friday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, has expressed readiness of the organisation to assist the Government of Morroco in any way needed to help those impacted by the earthquake.  According to the UN humanitarian hub, Reliefweb, the powerful quake struck the country shortly after 10 pm local time on […]

SERAP Gives Tinubu 48 Hrs To Reverse Ban On Vanguard, African Examiner, 23 Others From Aso Villa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Bola Tinubu to use his “good offices and leadership position to immediately reverse the unlawful ban on 25 journalists and media houses from covering the presidential villa and restore the accreditations of those affected.”  SERAP urged him “to publicly instruct the officials in […]

NGO Seeks Fight Against Gender Based Violence, Drums Support For Women Rights

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A non governmental Organization, Health Care Support Services (HCSS) has urged all and sundry, including leaders at all levels and relevant agencies to join hands together in curbing the menace of Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Enugu state and Society at large. The Community Based Organization expressed worry over the habit […]

Niger Coup: Tinubu meets Muslim Clerics, Former Kano Emir

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday received a delegation of Nigerian Muslim leaders, led by Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, and accepted their mediation in Niger conflict. The leaders were at the State House to consult with the President on the situation in the Republic of Niger. The president had on Tuesday declared that […]

Exclusive Breastfeeding: UNICEF Lists Benefits To  Nursing Mothers, Child

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Nations Children’s fund UNICEF, has stressed the need for nursing mothers to embrace exclusive Breastfeeding method and 0-6 months  water practice, saying it is critical to long term health and wellbeing of both mother and child.  The international child friendly Organization, frowned at a situation where a huge number of nursing […]

Coup: EU Suspends Budget Support In Niger, Calls For Immediate Release Of Bazoum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has stated that it has suspended its budget support in Niger Republic over the military coup. The African Examiner recalls that Amadou Abdramane, a colonel-major, announced the removal of President Mohamed Bazoum from office in a late-night address on Wednesday. Also, Abdramane dissolved the country’s constitution and suspended […]

Tinubu Calls For Regional Security, Emerges New Ecowas Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has emerged as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Tinubu was endorsed on Sunday at the 63rd Ordinary Session of the Authority of Heads of State and Government, in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau. Tinubu, who is the latest entrant into the exclusive club of Heads […]

Zenith Bank Retains Position As Number One Bank In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zenith Bank Plc has retained its ranking as the Number One Bank in Nigeria by Tier-1 Capital in the 2023 Top 1000 World Banks’ Rankings, published by The Banker Magazine.  For the fourteenth year in a row, the Bank has held its position as the number one Tier-1 bank in Nigeria, emerging […]

Zimbabwe Enters Election Mode

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe’s Ruling Zanu-Pf On Saturday Launched Its Election Campaign days after the nomination court received applications from candidates who want to contest the August 23 harmonized elections. President Mnangagwa, one of the 11 that filed for the presidential race, proclaimed August 23 as the date for the election to election a president, […]

Egyptian President, EU Foreign Policy Chief Discuss Ties

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi met with visiting EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, discussing bilateral relations and regional hotspot issues. During their meeting, Sisi highlighted the diverse and longstanding ties between the two sides and Egypt’s willingness to continue cooperation with the bloc, according to an Egyptian presidency statement. For his part, […]

EIB, IFAD Seal €350m Deal To Strengthen Food Security, Climate Adaption In Africa

(AFRICAN DXAMINER) – The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the United Nations (UN) International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) have signed two agreements to further strengthen their cooperation in low- and middle-income countries worldwide, with a particular focus on Africa. EIB is the long-term lending institution of the European Union (EU), owned by its Member […]

African Faces Annual GDP Shortfall Of $127.2bn By 2030 – AfDB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Development Bank (AfDB) says the African continent faces an annual GDP shortfall that could exceed 127.2 billion dollars by 2030. It stated on Friday that the shortfall would occur if current trends in climate finance flow into Africa continued. “Africa may lose as much as 12 per cent of GDP by […]

AfDB Has Mobilized $2.3bn To Finance Water Projects in Africa – Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina has said that the bank has successfully mobilized over $2 billion to finance its water pillar projects in Africa. Dr. Adesina disclosed this during his visit to Egypt where was warmly received by the Egyptian leader Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.  He was in […]

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