UK to help Nigeria overcome economic, security challenges

The United Kingdom will assist Nigeria to overcome its current economic and security challenges, the British Minister for International Development, James Wharton, has said. Wharton told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja he was in Nigeria to assess some of the definite challenges. According to him, Nigeria despite the challenges has great potential…

APC inaugurates caretaker officers in Gombe

Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, National Secretary, APC The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated caretaker officers for the Gombe State chapter of the party. This is contained in a statement issued by the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, on Saturday in Abuja. Buni said in…

Dubai debuts driverless minibus

Dubai has unveiled its first driverless bus service, launching a month-long trial period for the electric vehicle with a view to expanding it across the futuristic Gulf city state. The 10-seat vehicle made its first trip on Thursday along a 700-metre (2,300-foot) stretch of road in downtown Dubai, near to the BurjKhalifa, the world’s tallest…

Inflation, Nigerians And The CBN: A Wrong Prescription

Prices have continued to rise and our ability to pay for basic and essential items has continued to fall, so are our wellbeing and our prosperity. Investment for the future by firms and individual households are on the decline. Every person on the street accepts that we are faced with inflation. So, the Central Bank…

Military Investment: Dickson Hails Airforce

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor Hon. Seriake Dickson on Friday saluted the efforts of the Nigerian Air Force for making strategic investments aimed at improving the welfare and professionalism of its personnel in the state. Governor Dickson gave the commendation at the commissioning ceremony of 8 of its projects embarked upon by the Air…

South Africa records over 18,000 murders in 12 months

Norman Sekhukhune, South African Head of the Police Crime Research, on Friday in Johannesburg told the parliament that the number of murders committed in South Africa between April 2015 and March 2016 rose to 18,673. He described this as an increase of nearly 5 per cent compared to the same period last year, as the…

Sports minister Solomon Dalung declares state of emergency in Nigerian sports

Nigeria’s Minister of Sports Solomon Dalung has declared a state of emergency in the Nigerian Sports sector following the poor performance of the athletes at the recently conclude Rio 2016 Olympic games. Dalung made this declaration in Abuja after receiving the National Sports Reform Committee report presented to him by Mr. Godwin Kienka, the Chairman…

Jigawa pays gratuity, death benefits to beneficiaries

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa State The Jigawa Government has paid N433.6 million to local and state government retirees and families of dead persons as their gratuity and benefits for the month of July. The Executive Secretary of Jigawa Local and State Government Contributory Pension Board, Alhaji Suleiman Kiyawa, disclosed this in Dutse on Friday….

Dbanj Rewards Creative Minds With New Lottery Platform

Internationally recognised award winner and entertainer, Dapo Oyebanjo, globally known as the Kokomaster, Dbanj has announced the rollout of his latest project, “CREAM” to reward young creative minds in the Nigerian entertainment industry. The announcement was made yesterday September 1, 2016 at an exclusive media reveal which held at the Federal Palace Hotel in Victoria…

Zika Virus Confirmed In US Mosquitoes

Authorities have detected Zika in mosquitoes in Miami Beach, the first time the insects have been found carrying the virus in the United States. “These findings are very disappointing, but not surprising,” the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services said in a statement released on Thursday. Officials had already suspected that the virus was…