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Buhari Suspends NSITF MD; 3 Directors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun. Buhari according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations NSITF, Charles Akpan, said three other Directors of the agency were also […]

Governor Ayade Insists on Zero COVID-19 Infection in Cross River

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state. Gov. Ben Ayade made this disclosure while briefing with journalists and members of the state COVID-19 Response Team at the Government House, Calabar on Thursday. […]

Statue Of Former Ethiopian Leader Smashed In London Park

A statue of former Ethiopian, leader Haile Selassie, has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be […]

Coronavirus: Kenya Embraces Digital Court System

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya has launched an electronic court filing system that will allow parties to file cases online. Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises. Chief Justice David Maraga said […]

Burundi President Honours Nkurunziza’s Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burundi President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has awarded a hero’s medal to the eldest son of former President Pierre Nkurunziza. Lieutenant Kelly Nkurunziza was awarded the national medal by his father’s successor during the Independence Day celebrations on July 1. The younger Nkurunziza was commissioned as army officer in March by his father, who […]

Buhari Appoints 41 Non-Career Ambassadors (FULL LIST)

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has requested for the Senate confirmation of 41 ambassadorial nominees. Among of the non-career nominees who made the list were a former Minister of State, from Lagos State, Mr. Ademola Seriki; Mr. Debo Adesina (Oyo), Dare Sunday-Awoniyi (Kogi), among others. A Nominee from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja is […]

50 People Killed During Protests Against Ethiopian Popstar’s Death

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 50 people have been killed in Ethiopia’s Oromia region during violent protests over the killing of a popular musician in the country, a local official has told the BBC. Getachew Balcha, the spokesperson for the Oromia regional state said that many others were injured in the clashes, and that there […]

LASEMA: Fire Destroys Many Properties in Ajao Market

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Properties worth millions of naira early Wednesday morning were destroyed in a fire outbreak in Ajao market area of Lagos State. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Spokesperson, Mr. Nosa Okunbor, has confirmed the incident, but said there was no casualty yet. “There is a fire outbreak there. It started around 1am […]

Lagos State Govt Insists COVID-19 Testing Remain Free

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has reiterated that COVID-19 testing for residents of the state was free of charge. Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the state’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy said this in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos. ”The state would like to reassure the general public that testing is still free at […]

Osun SSG,10 Others Test Positive to COVID-19

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to Osun Government (SSG) has tested positive to COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the state to 127. Dr Rafiu Isamotu, the State Commissioner for Health Commissioner, who disclosed this in a statement in Osogbo on Tuesday, said 10 other new cases were also […]

Kenya Says a Rare White Giraffe Spotted in Conservancy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) on Tuesday reported the sighting of a rare white giraffe in a privately-owned conservancy in the north-eastern county of Garissa that neighbours Somalia. According to KWS, the white giraffe, whose gender had not been verified, was spotted foraging at Ishaqbini Hirola Conservancy in the company of the conventional […]

11 Ugandan Returnees from Afghanistan Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eleven Ugandans who recently returned from Afghanistan have tested positive for COVID-19 according to results released from the ministry of Health today. All the 11 returnees were under quarantine at the time of testing.  The returnees are part of the new 19 cases that tested positive from a total of 2,170 samples […]

[OPINION] Obaseki and His Tendency to Destroy All Things Bright and Beautiful

By Hassan Ainofenokhai (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Godfatherism is a doctrine of the Catholic Church where a child is blessed with a godfather and that child becomes a godson.  The idea is for a godfather to provide guidance and be role model to the child from infancy to adulthood. Therefore, there is nothing wrong about godfatherism. […]

Massive Protests Erupt After Popular Ethiopian Singer Shot Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Demonstrations have broken out in Ethiopia following the shooting dead of musician Hachalu Hundessa, well known for his political songs. Two people have died during protests in one town, a doctor told the BBC. Hachalu’s songs often focused on the rights of the country’s Oromo ethnic group and became anthems in a […]

BREAKING: Ondo Governor, Akeredolu, Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Ayo Balogun, Akure (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has tested positive for #Coronavirus. Akeredolu announced this Tuesday on his Twitter handle. The series of tweets read: “Today, I tested positive for #COVID19. All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. Work continues. Your continued prayers over my wellbeing are most appreciated.” […]

PDP Speaks on Plots to Remove Uche Secondus as Party Chairman

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to reports that its present National Chairman, Uche Secondus, will vacate the office and be replaced by Bode George. The Guardian Newspaper had published an article titled: “Southwest PDP Chairmen alleged plot to replace Secondus with George.” The story alleged that Governor […]

Belgian King Apologises to DR Congo for Colonial Era Cruelty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Belgian King Philippe has expressed regret for the acts of cruelty committed during the years that his ancestor, Leopold II, presided over what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as his personal property. In a letter to DRC President Felix Tshisekedi on Tuesday, Philippe wrote for the first time of his […]

Buhari Flags-Off Construction Of 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Gas Pipeline Tuesday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government’s aspiration to boost domestic utilisation of gas in Nigeria will receive a boost tomorrow as President Muhammadu Buhari performs the Flag-off of the construction of the 40-inch x 614km Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano (AKK) Gas Pipeline project. The project, expected to be completed within a 24-month timeline, is a section of the […]

New Malawi President Names Former Insurance Executive As Finance Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former insurance executive Felix Mlusu was named Malawi’s new Finance Minister on Monday, a week after a re-run presidential election that unseated the incumbent. Mlusu, 69, was Managing Director of Nico Holdings Plc, a listed financial firm with interests in insurance, banking and property management across Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Mozambique, […]

Kenya’s Tourism Revenue Plummets Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya has lost 80 billion shillings (752 million dolllars) so far in tourism revenue, about half of last year’s total, due to the coronavirus crisis, its tourism minister said on Monday. The sector is one of the leading sources of foreign exchange, earning 163.56 billion shillings (1.54 billion dollars) in 2019, which […]

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