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Lagos Approves N380m For Bursary, Scholarship Payments

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has approved the payment of N300 million for bursary and local scholarship awards to indigenes of the State in tertiary institutions across the country. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, confirmed this to journalists Monday. The Governor’s aide disclosed that the […]

Edo Guber Poll: Buhari Congratulates Oshiomhole, Obaseki On Victory

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the government and people of Edo State on the successful conclusion of the gubernatorial election, and the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki at the poll. In a telephone call to Governor Adams Oshomole, President Buhari commended the well-articulated campaign […]

Police Rescue 84-Year-Old Woman; Daughter From Kidnappers In Enugu

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police command has rescued a 84-year-old woman and her daughter from kidnappers den. According to the State Police Public Relations officer (PPRO), Ebere Amarizu, the victims, idenfied as Roseline Odoh and Josephine Odoh, were allegedly abducted on 22/9/16 by unknown gunmen believed to be […]

BREAKING: Budget Padding: House Suspends Jibrin For Six Months

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives has suspended its former Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdul Mumin Jibrin for 180 days over what it called ‘un-parliamentarian’ conduct. Jibrin blew the whistle of 2016 House budget padding with N40 billion, indicting the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; his Deputy Yusuf Lasun; Minority […]

Information Minister Greets King Sunny Ade at 70

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has congratulated juju star King Sunny Ade on his 70th birthday, describing him as a cultural icon and a trail blazer. In a statement issued in LagosThursday, the Minister hailed King Sunny Ade’s contribution to the growth of Nigerian music, which […]

Recession: Saraki Takes ‘Buy-Made-In-Nigeria Products’ Campaign To Manufacturers

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In furtherance of his resolve to promote Made in Nigeria products as one of the ways out of the current economic recession, Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured the nation’s manufacturers that the National Assembly (NASS) would do all it takes to ensure maximum patronage for […]

Odigie-Oyegun Justifies Why Edo Should Vote Obaseki As Governor

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie- Oyegun declared on Tuesday that a vote for the Party’s candidate, Godwin Obaseki in the September 10, 2016 Edo State governorship election will ensure continuity and consolidation of the massive multi-faceted developments recorded under […]

NCAA Announces Suspension Of Operations By Another Airline, The First Nation

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours the management of Aero Contractors Airlines announced suspension of its scheduled services, the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has made public, similar development in another Nigerian carrier, the First Nation airline. The agency Director-General Capt. Muhtar Usman, in a statement issued in Lagos Thursday […]

Barcelona Sign Striker Paco Alcacer With 26m Pounds

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona have signed in Spain striker Paco Alcacer with 30m euros – £25.5m plus add-ons from Valencia. Having scored 30 La Liga goals in three years, 23 years-old Alcacer is considered to be one of the Spain’s promising young talents. The Striker signed a five-year deal. He was once a […]

APC Tells PDP It Lacks Moral Basis To Comment On Nigerian Economy

By Niyi Adeyi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Accusing it of being responsible for present socio-economic woes of the country, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has lashed at the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), contending it lacks the “moral basis and the credibility” to comment on the country’s economy or condemn a government working […]

Rio Olympics 2016: Police Sources Declare US Swimmers Robbery Saga Is a Make-Up

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sources in the Brazilian Police has faulted robbery story wielded around US Olympic swimmers, in Rio de Janeiro, describing the purported saga as a ruse and frame-up. It would be recalled the swimmers except Ryan Lochte, were prevented Wednesday at the airport from leaving Brazil due to alleged attack on […]

Rio Olympics: Dream Team Make Quarter Final Despite 2-0 Loss To Colombia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Dream Team VI late Wednesday lost by 2-0 to their Colombian counterpart in the ongoing Rio Olympics Games. Despite the loss, Samson Siasia’s team have already made it to the quarter final having won their first and second match against Japan and Sweden respectively. The team’s first knock out […]

Buhari Swears-in Ojudu, Uwais, Others As Special Advisers

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in additional aides and deployed them into various offices. The administration of oath of office was presided over Wednesday by Mr. President and witnessed by Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo; Ministers; some Presidential aides and family members of the political appointees. The brief […]

N4.6 Billion Election Scandal: Ex-Fayose’s Ally Gets Bail

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERI (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to a former ally of Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose – Mr. Abiodun Agbele as he is currently standing trial over his role on the alleged N4.6billion allegedly used to prosecute Fayose’s election in June 2014. Justice […]

Fela’s Children, Activists, Others In Historic 19 Years Remembrance Anniversary

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After 19 years of his death, Nigerian Afrobeat exponent Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s memory remains alive, as the children, fans and human rights activists Tuesday gathered and marked another historic remembrance anniversary. His children including the eldest son, Femi and his sister, Yeni in the mood of anniversary, cast their mind […]

Five Killed As Russia Helicopter Shot Down In Syria

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five persons including three crew members and two officers have been killed as a Russian military helicopter was shot down in Syria. The attack which has been described as the deadliest single incident experienced by Russia’s military since its air campaign began last year’s September, involved a Mi-8 transporter. Russia […]

SERAP Drags House Of Reps To UN Over Alleged Budget Padding

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an urgent appeal to Professor Philip Alston, the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights urging him to use his good offices and position to urgently request the leadership of the Nigerian House of Representatives to […]

US Telecoms Giant Acquires Yahoo With $5billion

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foremost US internet firm Yahoo has been acquired by another American telecoms giant Verizon Communications with about $5billion in cash. The firm will be combined by its new ownership with AOL – another faded internet star, which Verizon bought in 2015. However, the acquisition did not include Yahoo’s valuable stake […]

6 Killed; Several Injured In Terrorist Attack At Munich Shopping Mall

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than six people were killed, while several others were injured, Friday after a shooting suspected to be masterminded by terrorists at the Olympia Mall in Munich. The city Police have also confirmed that the perpetrators of the shooting were on the run. Residents have been advised to avoid […]

US 2016: Donald Trumps Emerges Republican Presidential Flag Bearer

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr. Donald Trump has officially emerged the Republican Presidential flag bearer for the coming election. Mr. Trump emerged the winner at the party’s National Convention. The US Presidential Poll is to hold in November this year. Republican candidate’s wife was earlier at the Convention accused of plagiarism – copying a […]

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