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Court Bars Ex-President Zuma From South African Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Africa’s highest Court on Monday ruled that former President Jacob Zuma cannot stand as a candidate in next week’s general election. The Constitutional Court ruled that Zuma’s sentence of more than 12 months in prison has disqualified him and made him ineligible to stand. His former party, the ruling African National […]

In New Constitution, Togo Switch To Parliamentary System

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) Togolese President, Faure Gnassingbe, has promulgated the constitutional amendment, formally switching Togo from a presidential to a parliamentary system, said a presidency statement. Gnassingbe promulgated law number 2024-005 revising the Togolese Constitution, “marking a new stage in institutional life,” said the statement issued by the Togolese presidency. On April 19, Togo’s […]

Ihedioha Dumps PDP After 26 Years Of Membership

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ihedioha announced this in a statement issued to the press on Tuesday. According to him, he claimed to be one of the party’s founding members when it was established in 1998 and the party […]

South African Police Arrest 8 Nigerians Who Attacked Cops During Drug Raid

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least eight South African-based Nigerians have been arrested after they allegedly attacking police officers in a drug raid. The South African Police, in a statement on Friday uploaded on its X handle, stated that the suspects were arrested in the Northern Cape province. According to the statement, the suspects also destroyed […]

Zambia Halts Issuance Of Charcoal Production Permits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zambian Government has stopped the issuance of cordwood permits for charcoal production in an effort to control deforestation. Minister of Green Economy and Environment, Collins Nzovu, said in a statement that the decision would initially affect three districts where charcoal production is rampant. Nzovu said charcoal production was rampant in the […]

Kano APC Ward Suspends Ganduje Over Alleged Bribery, Misappropriation 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje, has been suspended.. Members of his ward, the Ganduje Ward in the Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area of Kano State announced the suspension on Monday. The national chairman was suspended following allegations of corruption against him by the state government. Our […]

FIRS Generates N12.3 Trillion in 2023 –CEO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Executive, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Mr Zacch Adedeji, said that the organisation witnessed unprecedented progress in revenue collection, culminating in a remarkable achievement of N12.3 trillion in 2023. The chief executive, who was represented by a staff of the organisation, Mrs Aisha Ribadu, said this on Friday at the […]

UN Raises Alarm Over Famine in Sudan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – UN humanitarians in Sudan on Friday issued a fresh alert about pervasive food insecurity and looming famine in the country. After nearly a year of brutal civil war between rival militaries, food production has been hit and communities face acute shortage of other essential resources such as water and fuel. More than […]

Tinubu To Attend Inauguration Of Senegal’s President-Elect

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu will depart Abuja on Tuesday for Dakar, Senegal, to attend the inauguration of Senegal’s President-elect, Bassirou Faye. A press statement by the Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Chief Ajuri Ngelale on Monday, said the president’s trip is at the invitation of the Republic of Senegal. President […]

Uganda Faces Malaria Crisis As Major Donors Cut Funding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s Ministry of Health said Friday that international donors have significantly cut funding for malaria projects in the country over global crises, including conflicts and climate change. Jimmy Opigo, Head of the National Malaria Control Division at the ministry, said this at a news conference in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He […]

Ex-Somalia Deputy PM Announces Candidacy For AU Chairperson 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former deputy prime minister and current member of the parliament of Somalia, Fawzia Yusuf Adam, has announced her candidacy for the post of Chairperson of the African Union Commission, the executive arm of the continental body. “I am announcing here that I am a candidate who will run for the African […]

Tunisia, UN Agency Sign Deal To Boost Social Protection For Farmers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Tunisia inked an agreement to improve social protection for Tunisia’s agricultural workers, the Tunisian Ministry of Social Affairs said. The agreement was signed in Tunis by Tunisia’s Social Affairs Minister Malek Ezzahi and Mohamed Amrani, acting representative for FAO’s subregional office for North Africa. […]

New Year: Tinubu Addresses The Nation

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will make a New Year’s Day broadcast to the nation on Monday, January 1, 2024, at 7 am. This was disclosed by Special Adviser to the President, Chief Ajuri Ngelale on Sunday in a statement made available to the Press According to the statement, television, radio stations, and other electronic media […]

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 […]

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