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Japan Plans To Create Special Visas To Attract Foreign Talents

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Japanese government on Friday announced that it would establish a new, simplified track for granting special visas to high-income earners and graduates of high-ranking foreign universities. It said this was necessary as the global race for talented workers intensifies. The government said the new method for highly-skilled professionals would be implemented in […]

22 Die From Heart Attacks In India’s Uttar Pradesh Amid Cold Wave Shock

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Officials on Friday said at least 22 people had died from heart attacks in one single day amid cold wave conditions in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The deaths were reported in Kanpur, about 88 km west of Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. According to data released by […]

(BREAKING): Oil Price Cap Slashed To Wreck Russia’s Economy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Oil price has been slashed in a bid to hurt Russian economy amid Ukraine invasion. Russia said it will continue to find buyers to sell its oil despite “dangerous” price caps after G7 nations, Australia, and the European Union agreed to cap the price of Russian seaborne oil at $60 a […]

Osinbajo Off To Vietnam For High-Level Meetings

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will depart Abuja on Saturday to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam for high-level bilateral engagements in the Southeast nation. The Osinbajo will meet with the President of Vietnam, President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc; Vice President Vo Thi Aah Xuan, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, other government officials and the […]

Several Flights Cancelled In China As COVID Cases Continue To Surge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many airports across China have cancelled majority of their flights due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country. China’s state newspaper, Global Times, reported on Thursday. The southern Chinese metropolis of Guangzhou, which had a particularly bad outbreak of cases, cancelled over 1,000 flights. More than 700 flights were also […]

Former Pakistan PM Imran Khan Stable After ‘Assassination Attempt’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was in stable condition after being shot on the shin Thursday at a political rally in what the country’s president deemed “a heinous assassination attempt”. Khan has been leading a march since Friday from the city of Lahore towards the capital, Islamabad, campaigning for fresh elections […]

Buhari Woos Korean Investors, Pledges Improved Business Environment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Seoul, invited top Korean business executives to increase their investments in Nigeria, while his administration would continue to make determined efforts to improve the enabling domestic environment for businesses to flourish. Buhari spoke during an audience he granted representatives of strategic Korean companies and industries on […]

Buhari Seeks Expanded Trade Relations Beyond Gas Exports To South Korea

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Seoul, expressed Nigeria’s desire to widen the scope of trade relations with the Republic of Korea beyond gas exports. Speaking during a bilateral meeting with his Korean counterpart, Mr. Yoon Suk-Yeol at the Presidential Palace on the sidelines of the First World Bio Summit, Buhari called […]

Ex-Cop Kills 22 Children, 12 Others In Thailand Mass Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex police officer on Thursday killed 34 people including 22 children in a gun rampage at a daycare centre in eastern Thailand. The police said the officer later shoot dead his wife and child at their home before turning his weapon on himself. Police identified the attacker as a former member of […]

Myanmar Military Threatens Jail For Online ‘Likes’ For Opponents

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Myanmar’s ruling junta, on Tuesday, warned the public against showing moral support for a “terrorist” resistance movement. The junta also threatened jail terms of up to 10 years just for liking or sharing its content on social media. Myanmar has been plagued by violence since the military seized power in 2021 with […]

Why Qatar Postponed Buhari’s Planned Visit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Qatar has asked for a change in dates for the scheduled visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the country in September. According to a note which was dated August 19 from the embassy of Qatar in Abuja to the ministry of foreign affairs, the dates of the proposed visitation […]

UN Deputy Secretary General Hails Japan Over Establishment Of TICAD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Amina Mohammed has commended the foresight of the Government of Japan in establishing the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in 1903. TICAD, which takes place every three years, is organized by the government of Japan, the United Nations, the United Nations Development […]

Japan, AfDB To Support Africa’s Private Sector With $5bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Japan and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have pledged $5 billion support package for Africa’s private sector. This is coming as part of the financial cooperation under the fifth phase of the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA) from 2023 to 2025. Japan announced the launch of […]

TICAD8 To Shore Up Japanese-Africa Economic Cooperation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the upcoming 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8), there are clear indications that the event will further boost Japanese-Africa economic cooperation. Running from 27 to 28 August, TICAD8 which be held in the Tunisian capital, Tunis, will bring together delegates from across the continent, including the African Development […]

Pakistan Rains, Floods Leave Over 900 Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As many as 903 people were killed, nearly 1,300 injured and thousands left homeless as heavy monsoon rains and flash floods continued to wreck havoc in Pakistan since mid-June. The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) said on Wednesday. More than 70 people died and over 82,000 houses were damaged over the past […]

Global Peace Ambassador Gurudev Sri Sri Ravishanker Arrives Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global Peace Ambassador and world-renowned humanitarian, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has arrived in Nigeria to attend a culture festival. Ravishankar is a global humanitarian and a spiritual leader who has rekindled traditions of yoga and meditation that have helped millions achieve personal and social transformation by relieving stress and discovering inner […]

Buhari Mourns Japan Ex-Prime Minister Shinzo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the family of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the gruesome assassination of the former prime minister. In a condolence message by his media aide, Mr Femi Adesina, on Friday in Abuja, the president also condoled with the Government and people of Japan […]

Former Japanese PM Feared Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot on Friday while delivering a speech ahead of a parliamentary election, with public broadcaster NHK saying a man armed with an apparently homemade gun opened fired at him from behind. The former prime minister collapsed and showed no sign of life after he was […]

Hajj 2022: Nigerian Pilgrims Depart For Makkah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first batch of 510 pilgrims from Borno are departing Madinah on Friday to Makkah to commence the main Hajj rituals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims would be transported in luxury buses in compliance to the COVID-19 protocols. An official at the Madinah control centre told NAN […]

Nigeria, UAE to Further Extend Bilateral Ties – Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his determination to do more to ensure the growth and intensification of the strategic partnership between Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In a short interaction with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new Ruler of Abu Dhabi and President of the UAE during a […]

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