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Hardship: Protesters Hijack Foodstuff Trailer In Niger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A protest concerning the rising food prices which began on Thursday morning reportedly turned violent as hoodlums allegedly hijacked a trailer load of foodstuff along the Suleja-Kaduna road. According to The Punch, eyewitnesses stated that the protesters took charge of the  trailer which was loaded with rice and other items after they […]

Tinubu Appoints New AMCON Management Team

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new management team for the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), pending their confirmation by the Nigerian Senate. According to a statement issued on Thursday and signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, those appointed are: (1) Gbenga Alade […]

No Going Back On Reforms Despite Challenges, Tinubu Insists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu on Thursday defended his administration’s reforms, saying there is no going back.  Tinubu on his inauguration declared an end to the fuel subsidy regime and later floated the naira alongside a slew of reforms. The moves have triggered a hike in the cost of living in Nigeria as the […]

Nigeria Will Overcome Challenges With Collective Effort – Shettima

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Kashim Shettima on Thursday said Nigeria will overcome its economic challenges with collective efforts in developing a clear and actionable roadmap through short-term, medium, and long-term strategies. Shettima stated this during the 139th meeting of the Council held virtually which he chaired, calling for sound economic decisions that will reverberate […]

FAAC: FG, States, LG Set To Share N1.15tn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Total revenue accrued to coffers of the government increased to N2.07trn in January 2024 out of which a total sum of N1.15trn was disbursed to the Federal Government, states, and Local Government Area Councils, the Federation Allocation Accounts Committee disclosed on Thursday. FAAC in a communiqué issued at the end of its […]

How FG Benefits From Dollar Rise Against Naira – Ndume

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has alleged that the Federal Government benefits from the naira depreciation against the dollar. Ndume disclosed this on Wednesday when he appeared on Channels Television as he spoke on why the naira continues to depreciate. According to him, instead of the Federal Government […]

Hardship: Lagos Announces 25% Discount On Public Transportation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has stated that the state will begin a 25% reduction on public transportation in the state. Doing a live media chat with journalists on Thursday, the governor said, “Almost immediately from this weekend, we’re throwing back a 25% reduction on all public transportation. “We’re working with […]

Philip Shaibu Emerges Winner Of Edo PDP Parallel Governorship Primary Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Governor of Edo State, Philip Shaibu, has beeb declared the winner of a factional Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary election in Edo State. Shaibu won the parallel primary election with over 301 votes. The African Examiner writes that as of the time of filing this report, the Governor Godwin Obaseki […]

Ghanian Monarch, Foundation, Physicians, Others Pay Tribute To Late Medical, Literally Icon, Prof. Okoro

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The traditional ruler of Nandom Traditional Area, Upper West Region, Ghana, His Royal Highness, (HRH) Prof.   Edmund Nminyem,  Albino Association in Nigeria, as well as dignitaries from all walks of life Tuesday paid glowing tributes to the late medical icon, Prof. Anezionwu Okoro, the Author of the popular novel, ‘Village Headmaster’ […]

Governors, SANs Pay Tributes As Akeredolu Body Arrives Ondo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The burial activities of the late former governor of Ondo State, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, continued on Wednesday with a special court session and lying-in-state held in Akure. Akeredolu died in Germany on December 27, 2023 following a protracted battle with prostate cancer.  His body arrived in Akure, the Ondo State capital on […]

Tinubu Appoints Bakari Head of NFIU

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Ms. Hafsat Abubakar Bakari to serve as the Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), pending her confirmation by the Senate. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and […]

Tinubu Appoints Nandap As New CG, Immigration Service

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Deputy Comptroller General Kemi Nanna Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), effective from March 1, 2024. This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja and signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and […]

Why Igbo Won’t Join Hardship Protest – IPOB

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has tasked the people in the South-East not to participate in any protests by Nigerians against the present economic hardship in the country under the government of President Bola Tinubu. The separatist group stated this on Tuesday in a statement issued by its spokesman, Emma Powerful […]

Primary: Four Edo APC Governorship Aspirants Reject Uzodimma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four leading Edo All Progressives Congress governorship aspirants have rejected the Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma, as Chairman of the Elections Committee. Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, Chief Lucky Imasuen, Senator Monday Okpebholo and General Charles Airhiavbere (retd.) said they do not trust his ability to conduct a free and fair election […]

Emefiele Sues Akpabio For Defamation, Demands N1bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has demanded N1bn damages from Senate President Godswill Akpabio for defamation. Emefiele’s lawyer, Matthew Burkaa, in a notice to the Senate President dated February 19, 2024, faulted a “we don’t know what to charge Emefiele with” statement credited to Akpabio […]

NARTO Demands Won’t Affect Petrol Prices – President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The demands by the Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) won’t affected the pump prices of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol. Othman said, “I do not think it will affect the pump price of petrol. It’s not likely to affect the pump price because what we want them […]

APC Declares Edo Gov Primary Inconclusive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared its governorship primary election in Edo State inconclusive. The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Felix Morka, disclosed this in a statement issued on Tuesday night to announce the party’s position on the contentious primary held last Saturday. The ruling party said a new primary […]

Black Market Fuel Hits ₦1,000/ltr As Fuel Queues Reappear

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Black market racketeers are currently taking advantage of the few day’s strike actions by tanker drivers, as the price of Premium Motor Spirit popularly known as petrol skyrocketed, hitting ₦1000 per litre in some parts of Lagos States. While prices have climbed to N1000 per litre at the black market, MEMAN stations […]

Shun Protest In The Interest Of Peace, DSS Urges Labour

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  – The Department of State Services (DSS) has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), to shelve its planned protest in the interest of peace and public order. The NLC had last Friday, declared a two-day nationwide protest over the hardship being experienced by Nigerians as well as the deteriorating security situation […]

NARTO Calls Off Strike As FG Begins Bridging Claims Payment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) has called off its strike as the Federal Government has announced payment of their bridging claims. The Federal Government said though NARTO’s issues were purely commercial but its intervention and transportation claims payment (though figure undisclosed) became necessary to ensure fuel availability nationwide and […]

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