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Super Eagles: Minister Mandates Rohr to Watch Nigerian League, Select Home-Based Players

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, says Gernot Rohr has been tasked to watch and select the best players from the Nigerian professional football league into the Super Eagles. The minister stated this when speaking to Brila FM that Rohr has been directed through his new contract to watch Nigeria […]

Bauchi Deputy Governor Tests Positive OF COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Baba Tela, the Deputy Governor of Bauchi state has tested positive to the novel Coronavirus, a statement issued by the state government revealed on Wednesday. The statement, signed by Mr Muktar Gidado, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on media to the state governor, indicated that test by Nigeria Centre for Disease Control […]

IG Orders Force CID to Take Over Investigation of Vera Uwaila’s Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER), – The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered that the Force Headquarters in Abuja take over the ongoing investigations into the sexual assault and death of a student of the University of Benin from the Edo State Police Command. This directive was stated in a statement by the Force Public Relations […]

Late NDDC Executive Director, Etang, Dies of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, has been said that their Executive Director, Elder Ibanga Bassey Etang who passed away on Thursday, May 28, 2020 died of coronavirus. A statement issued by the commission explained that family members of the late official were consulted before releasing the information to the public. His […]

Asari Dokubo Blasts Nnamdi Kanu; Says His Days Are Numbered

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former leader of Niger Delta People’s Volunteer Force, NDPVF,  Alhaji Asari Dokubo, on Tuesday came hard on runaway leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kalu, accusing him of collecting hundreds of millions from governors of South- East Nigeria to enrich himself. He said Kanu’s days are […]

Rape: Popular Rapper Falz Calls For Nationwide Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, popularly called Falz, has enjoined Nigerians to come out for a nationwide protest because of the increasing rape allegations and killing of young girls in Nigeria. African Examiner reports  that Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, a student of University of Benin, UNIBEN, was allegedly raped and murdered by some […]

Nigerian Govt Orders Police To Fish Out Killers of Student Raped, Murdered in Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has directed the police to unravel the circumstances surrounding the gang-rape and murder of a female undergraduate University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa, in Benin and the serial sexual abuse of a minor in Jigawa State by 14 men. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, […]

Senate Confirms Members For Federal Character, Civil Service Commissions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed 37 nominees out of 38 presented by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman and members of the Federal Character Commission (FCC). The Tuesday confirmation is sequel to the presentation of the report of the Committee on Federal Character and Inter -Governmental Affairs, and consideration of the report at […]

Court Orders Release Of Orji Kalu From Prison

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday has ordered the immediate release of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu from prison. This order which followed a Supreme Court ruling on May 8, 2020, which upturned the conviction of the former governor of Abia State. It will be recalled that Idris had sentenced […]

Nigerian Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. He was 71 years old. His death was announced by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, using the late singer’s Instagram account. Uzoma wrote: “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to […]

“Nigeria Yet to Reach COVID-19 Peak”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria is yet to reach the “peak” of COVID-19 infections. The chairmen of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said it was necessary to restate […]

NLC Backs Financial Autonomy For States’ Judiciary, Legislature

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it supports total compliance with the Constitutional provisions on Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President expressed the congress’ support in a statement on Monday in Abuja, while commending the Executive Order 10 issued on May 22, by President […]

NCDC Records 416 New Cases Of COVID-19 as Total Infections Hit 10,578

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday recorded 416 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 10,578. The NCDC on its official twitter handle said that 3,122 out of the 10,578 total infections have been discharged, with 299 losing their lives. The agency […]

WHO Says Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Over 144,700

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Adjusts Curfew Hours, Local Flights To Resume June 21

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has adjusted curfew hours across the country to 10:00 pm to 4:00 am. This follows some new measures taken by the FG towards total relaxation of lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, announced […]

Court Sentences Man to Death For Killing Own Father

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced a technician, Rasak Abiona, to death for beating his 62-year-old father to death with an iron rod during a dispute over property in Lagos. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo delivered the judgment in a virtual hearing. Justice Taiwo held that though the prosecution had presented circumstantial evidence […]

APC Governors Meet Oshimhole Over Rift With Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors, who were elected on the platform of the APC, have met with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, at the National secretariat of the party in Abuja to settle the issue between him and the Governor Obaseki. According to report the meeting was held so as to reduce the […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Reopens Places of Worship; Schools to Remain Closed

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria government has further relaxed the lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic by lifting the ban on the opening of churches and mosques.   The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the virus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced […]

Ex-Boyfriend Of Customs Boss New Wife Demands N9m Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It appears that the marriage between the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali and his heartthrob, Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, will not be enjoying the necessary honeymoon soon as the former boyfriend of Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, Zubairu Malami, has demanded for N9 million compensation for the “collapsed” relationship. In a letter […]

National Assembly Won’t Back Down On Ongoing NDDC Probe, Says Senate Spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Akinola Bashiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).  This was just as the spokesman dared the Commission to provide evidence of alleged corruption claims against lawmakers of the Senate and House […]

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