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Covid-19: Anambra Not Ready to Reopen Schools, Says Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra State government has disclosed that it won’t jeopardize the lives of children by reopening schools during this coronavirus pandemic. This was disclosed by the State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 in Awka. Omenugha said: “Government knows what it is […]

Kidnappers: We Sold 3 Cars to Pay Ransom, CAN Chairman’s Son Speaks On Father’s Release

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Miracle, the son of Joseph Masin, Nasarawa state chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has stated that the family sold three cars before their father will be released. It will be recalled that the Nasarawa state CAN Chairman, Mason, was kidnapped but he has since regained his freedom after spending […]

[OPINION] COVID-19: Again, Nigeria Abandons its Citizens in South Africa

By Chubi Eze (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads like wildfire around the world, leaders of several nations instituted emergency efforts to repatriate their citizens from foreign shores. For Nigerians in foreign lands, accustomed to the usual incompetence of their officials, there was a sliver of optimism that the Nigerian government would finally […]

Britain to Hold Nationwide Kneeling Rally for George Floyd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Anti-racism and Black Lives Matter groups plan to hold a rally in central London and a nationwide kneeling on Wednesday to protest the death of African American man George Floyd in U.S. police custody. Black Lives Matter in London encouraged protesters to wear red at an afternoon rally in Hyde Park to “protest […]

Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu Denies Quitting Governorship Race

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who is contending for the APC’s ticket for the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, has refuted claims that he is quitting the race. He stated this on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 in a statement signed by his campaign organisation and signed by the Director of Communication and […]

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 […]

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