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Africa’s Youth Population Are Innovation Enthusiasts – Urama

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acting Chief Economist of African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, Kevin Urama has harped on the need to effectively maximize the enormous advantages of Africa’s huge youth population, saying that they are innovation enthusiasts. Urama made the observation during a recent meeting between AfDB delegation and Swiss ambassadors in the West Africa region, […]

Nordic Development Fund Raise Financial Support To Boost Urbanization In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a bid to further strengthen its partnership with African Development Bank (AfDB), the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) has announced a significant increase in its financial support for urban city development in Africa. This is coming at the heels of the rapidly growing cities that bear the brunt of the impact of […]

ADF Project Creates Jobs For Thousands Of Young People In Malawi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- A project funded by the African Development Fund (ADF), the concessional lending arm of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, has helped in creating thousands of jobs for youth in Malawi. The Jobs for Youth in Malawi project which was implemented between 2017 and 2022, has also empowered the young Malawians who gained […]

SDGs: ECW Announces New Innovative Children-led Campaign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, has announced its new innovative, children-led campaign aimed at galvanizing global support for education. ECW supports quality education outcomes for refugee, internally displaced and other crisis-affected girls and boys, so no one is left behind. It […]

SEFA Supports Sustainable Transport In 7 African Countries With $1m Grant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group, said it is providing $1 million to support private investment in sustainable transport in seven African countries. SEFA is a multi-donor Special Fund that provides catalytic finance to unlock private sector investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency. […]

ECOWAS Bank Secures $50m, €50m Trade Finance Credit From AfDB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), has secured a dual-currency Trade Finance Line of Credit comprising $50 million and €50 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group. The Transaction Line of Credit as approved by the AfDB’s Board of Directors, is aimed at enhancing food security and boost agricultural value chains […]

Opinion Piece: How To Speed Up Namibia’s Resource Beneficiation Through A TES Partner

By Jimmy Samuels, Africa Executive at Workforce Staffing Africa and Barend Matthee, National Projects Director at Workforce Holdings  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With the recent announcement of the biggest discovery of oil in Namibia’s history – an estimated 4 billion barrels – comes great economic opportunity. Namibia has one of the highest unemployment rates in the […]

Alaba Market Leaders Deny Traders Without PVC Entry: Nigerians React 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians on social media are reacting to the trending video of traders from the Alaba International Market, Lagos, being denied entry due to lack of Permanent Voter Card (PVC). In the two-minute clip, the traders were barred from gaining access to the market on Thursday morning except they presented their PVC as […]

Africa Must Do Away With Dependency Syndrome, Says Senegalese Prime Minister 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prime Minister of Senegal, Amadou Ba has harped on the need for Africa to stop depending on other developed nations of the world, particularly in the aspect of food security. The minister made the observation on Friday in his closing remarks at the Dakar 2 Africa Food Summit in Diamniadio, east of […]

Federal Regulatory Agencies Take Consumer Protection Awareness To UNN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Various Nigeria’s Consumer protection and regulatory Agencies on Thursday took awareness creation on the services they offer to Nigerians to the University of Nigeria Nsukka UNN, Enugu Campus, where they interacted with the law students of the institution. They equally educate them on how to seek redress when their rights are violated […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tribunal Sacks Adeleke As Osun Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Election Petition Tribunal chaired by Justice Tertse Kume has sacked Osun Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke.  The tribunal sacked Adeleke due to over voting in many polling units across the state.  Justice Tetsea Kume, who delivered the majority judgment, stated that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) failed to substantially comply with […]

Breaking: Abia PDP Governorship Candidate Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party in Abia state Prof Uche Ikonne, is dead. His death was announced on Wednesday in a statement issued by his son Dr Chikezie Uche-Ikonne. The statement reads:  “I regret to announce the death of my dear father, Prof Eleazar Uchenna Ikonne, who died at […]

WaterAid, SSDO, ENSG Train Over 100 Health Officers On Disease Control

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – WaterAid Nigeria in partnership with a non governmental organization NGO, South- Saharan Social Development Organization SSDO, and Enugu State Ministry of Health have trained 111 Officers in charge of Primary Healthcare Centers and Facilities across Enugu State on infection prevention and control. The capacity of the participants drawn from various local government […]

2023: Enugu Revered Monarch, Igwe Nwoye Endorses PDP Guber Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2023 Governorship ambition of the people’s Democratic party PDP flag bearer in Enugu, Dr. Peter Mbah has received further boost, as a highly revered first class Monarch in the State, Igwe Charles Egbo Nwoye, endorsed him. Our Correspondent reports that Igwe Nwoye, who is the Traditional ruler of Amuri Ancient kingdom […]

Uganda Declares End To Deadly Ebola Outbreak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda on Wednesday declared an end to an Ebola virus outbreak that emerged almost four months ago and claimed the lives of 55 people. The move was confirmed in a statement issued by the World Health Organization (WHO), whose chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus hailed the East African country’s “robust and comprehensive response” […]

Turkish Airlines Plane Returns To Uganda’s Airport After Bird Strike During Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Turkish Airlines plane destined for Istanbul, Turkey had to return to Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport on Tuesday morning after it struck a group of birds during take-off. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA), the country’s air transport regulator said the plane hovered in the Ugandan airspace for more than an hour. […]

Governor Adeleke Inaugurates ad-hoc Committee To Review Establishment of Ilesa Varsity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Gov. Ademola Adeleke of Osun inaugurated an 11-man ad hoc committee on Tuesday in Osogbo to review the establishment of  Ilesa University by his predecessor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola. Former Gov. Oyetola announced the upgrading of the state’s College of Education, Ilesa, to a full-fledged university on March 31, and signed the bill […]

I40,000 International Passports Still Uncollected, Says NIS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Nigerian Immigration Service ( NIS) on Tuesday said about 140,000 international passports are still uncollected nationwide. The service spokesman, Deputy Comptroller of Immigration Service ( DCI) Mr Tony Akuneme, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) , when he paid an official visit to Alausa Passport […]

Woman Narrates How Neighbour Allegedly Defiled Her 2-Year-Old

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A   teacher (name withheld), on Tuesday told an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court how her neighbour, Jubril Zakari, allegedly defiled her two-year-old child in his room.  The witness, a resident of Ojo in Lagos, said she met the defendant naked in his room with his penis erected while her […]

Prominent Kenyan LGBTQ Activist Found Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Local media on Friday reported that Kenyan police have discovered the body of a prominent LGBTQ rights campaigner stuffed inside a metal box in the west of the country. Police sources said that motorbike taxi riders alerted the police after they saw the box dumped by the roadside from a vehicle with […]

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