Finally, Onnoghen is now CJN, gets Senate pass mark

The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Justice Walter Onnoghen as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria. This brings to an end weeks of agitations and speculations over whether or not, a person from the South south geopolitical zone of the country will get to fill the CJN position. Details later…   RipplesNigeria ….without borders, without fears…

Amina Mohammed Still Minister Of Environment

Nigeria’s Presidency has reacted to media reports on the purported appointment of Mrs Amina Mohammed Nigeria’s Minister of Environment as Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, saying “she remains our Minister of Environment.’’ In a tweet on Sunday in Abuja, Malam Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President assured that…

Amina Mohammed May Be UN Deputy Secretary General

Nigeria’s Minister of Environment, Amina Mohammed will soon be confirmed as a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations. If confirmed, she would deputise for newly Elected Antonio Guterres who is set to take office as the UN scribe on January 1, 2016. According to a tweet by Pamela Falk, CBS news reporter for the…

Sultan Declares September 12 As Eid-Kabir Day

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) and Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III has announced that the Muslims will mark this year’s Eid-8Kabir onMonday, September 12, 2016. The declaration followed the confirmation by the National Moon Sighting Committee that Saturday, September 3, 2016 is…

Without Official Confirmation, Turkey Announces Uzbekistan President’s Death

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Regardless of official confirmation by the country, Turkey has announced the death of Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov. The late President, who died at age 78, was taken to hospital last week after a brain haemorrhage. The last declaration by Uzbek government is that Mr. Karimov was critically ill, reported BBC….

Uzbek President Islam Karimov dies

Uzbekistan President, Islam Karimov, one of Asia’s most authoritarian leaders, has died, Turkey announced on Friday. However, there is no official confirmation from Uzbekistan on its President’s death, the BBC reports. Mr. Karimov, 78 and in power since 1989, was taken to hospital last week after a brain haemorrhage but the government has only said…

FG names Ugbo NDPHC substantive Managing Director

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Chiedu Joseph Ugbo as the substantive managing director and chief executive officer of Niger Delta Power Holding Company, NDPHC. Also, Mallam Babayo Shehu and Engr. Ife Oyedele have been named executive directors. Confirmation of their appointments was converged in a press statement issued through ‎the Office of…

Nigeria officially in recession, GDP growth drops to -2.06%

The National Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday released the much-awaited Gross Domestic Product figures for the second quarter of 2016 with the GDP growth rate sliding further from -0.36 per cent in the first quarter to -2.06 per cent year-on-year.   The negative growth rate recorded in the second quarter of this year is a…