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COVID-19: Bauchi Governor Tests Positive, As Lagos Orders Market Closure

By Mustapha Abubakar/ NIyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians received another big shocker Tuesday, as the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, tested positive for the raging coronavirus. Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Mr. Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a media statement issued today and made available to newsmen.   The Governor has ealier […]

Imo Governor, Uzodimma Assigns Portfolios to Commissioners

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has assigned portfolios to the 23 Commissioners recently cleared by the state House of Assembly after their screening. According to the list, Barrister C.O.C Akaolisa, from Orsu council  Area is now  the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Declan Emelumba from Oru […]

Senate President Mourns Late Senator Rose Oko

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock the news of the death of Senator Rose Oko, who until her death, was the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Senator Oko, who represented Cross River North Senatorial District at the Senate, died on Monday at a medical facility in […]

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari’s CoS, Abba Kyari Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Nation has reported. He was said to have possibly contracted the virus during a visit to Germany and Egypt for a meeting on the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, whose executive Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, was part […]

Turkey Extends Virus Restrictions to Supermarkets, Public Transport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Turkey on Tuesday announced nationwide restrictions on supermarkets and public transport to contain the spread of the coronavirus as the death toll rose to 37. The Interior Ministry said that supermarkets and grocery stores will only be opened between 9 am (0600 GMT) and 9 p.m, and that there will be limits […]

UBA Empowers 400 Entrepreneurs in Onitsha With Capacity Training

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African financial Institution, United Bank for Africa during the weekend held a Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) capacity training in Onitsha where about 400 small and medium scale business entrepreneurs in Onitsha, Anambra State, benefitted immensely from the impactful training. The beneficiaries were trained in record keeping, cost reduction, stock […]

BREAKING: Nigerian Senator Dies in UK Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Rose Oko, representing Cross River North Senatorial District of Cross River is dead, aged 63. The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a UK hospital, was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Sources said the senator was flown to the UK about 2 weeks ago to receive […]

BREAKING: Nigeria Records First Coronavirus Death

(AFRCAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said the country has recorded the first death from COVID-19. NCDC made this known through its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov. It said the individual was a 67-year-old male who had returned to Nigeria following a medical treatment in the United Kingdom. “He had […]

Ebonyi Governor Denies 2023 Presidential Ambition Rumour

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor, David Umahi of Ebonyi state has denied rumours making the round that he is nursing the ambition of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Umahi, who is the incumbent chairman of Southeast governors forum, said  that he does not have any presidential ambition in 2023,  saying the […]

OPINION: Unemployment, Skill Acquisition And Functional Education

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Director-General of the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, has linked the unemployment of over 20 million Nigerians to their failure to acquire requisite skills as well as a penchant for white-collar jobs. Ani, who expressed this view at the 1st National Skills Summit held in Abuja recently, […]

Lagos Gas Explosion: Dangote Donates N100m Cement to Victims For Reconstruction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote Cement Plc yesterday donated N100 million worth of cement to the Lagos State government, to support the ongoing reconstruction process at the Abule-Ado area of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government of the state, which was affected by a pipeline explosion last weekend. The donation was made by the Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, […]

Canada Withdraws From 2020 Games As Japan, IOC Consider Postponement

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Canada became the first country to boycott the Tokyo Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. Australia also told its athletes to prepare for an Olympics next year as Japan and the IOC flagged the prospect of a postponement for the first time. Opposition to holding the Games in July rose sharply over […]

Police in Ekiti to Arrest Organisers of Gatherings with More Than 20 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti state police command has said it would start immediate enforcement of the orders by the state government banning all public gatherings exceeding 20 people until further notice, over the deadly Coronavirus. This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists in Ado Ekiti by the command’s Public Relations Officer, […]

Cybercrime, e-Fraud, Major Challenges Facing Telecommunication Users — NCC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has attributed cybercrime and e-fraud as one of the major challenges facing telecommunications users in the country. NCC Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, stated this during the commission’s special day in Enugu on Sunday at the ongoing 31st Enugu International Trade Fair. Danbatta, represented by a […]

Rangers Player, Ifeanyi George, Dies in Fatal Road Accident

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s premier league side, Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu was on Sunday thrown into mourning, following the news of the death of its top striker, Ifeanyi George, who died in ghastly auto crash, along the Benin Agbor road in the early our of Sunday. The late George, and some of his […]

Lagos Orders Civil Servants to Stay at Home Over COVID19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has ordered the state’s civil servants from Grade Levels 01-12 to stay at home for 14 days, beginning from Monday. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gave the order while briefing newsmen on the update of Corona Virus Disease on Sunday at Lagos House, Marina. ”In addition to […]

Shocking as Groom Dies on Wedding Day In Jos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A groom-to-be, Mr Samuel Yarling, of Lamingo, Jos, has reportedly died on his wedding day leaving his bride-to-be and both families devastated. The wedding, which was slated for March 21, at the ECWA Church Seminary, had sent two families into mourning after the sudden death of the groom. Late Yarling was set […]

Governors Forum Donates N200m to Lagos Explosion Relief Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), an umbrella of the 36 State Governors, has donated N200 million to the Abule Ado/Soba Emergency Relief Fund set up by the Lagos State Government. Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, NGF Head, Media and Public Affairs, made the disclosure in a statement in Abuja on Saturday in Abuja. He said the donation […]

Nigeria to Shutdown Lagos, Abuja Airports as Lagos Reduces Public Gathering to 20

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the cases of Coronavirus jumps from 12 to 22, the Federal Government has announced indefinite closure of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, effective from Monday, March 23. The planned shutdown was contained in a statement signed Saturday by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil […]

Dangote Indian Staff, Quarantined For CONVID-19, Now Tests Negative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Indian staff of Onshore Construction Company, an instrumentation contracting firm with Dangote Fertilizer Limited, who had shown symptoms associated with COVID-19 and subsequently isolated, has been confirmed negative. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed the outcome of the test via his Twitter handle said, “An Indian national […]




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