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COVID-19: Nurses Protest in Enugu Over Lack of Protective Equipment

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Not True, We Have Enough Medical Supplies –Management (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unhappy with the poor state of facilities and lack of protective equipment for work in this period of the dreaded COVID 19 pandemic, the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) staged a […]

Kaduna Governor, El-Rufai Tests Positive to COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai of Kaduna State on Saturday said he has tested positive to Coronavirus. The governor, who made the disclosure in a statement he issued in Kaduna, said he has gone into self-isolation. “Earlier this week, I submitted a sample for the Covid-19 test. The result came in this evening, and […]

U.S. Africa Command Cancels Phoenix Express Military Exercise

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Africa Command (AFRICOM) said the U.S. military called off a second military exercise with African partner countries in two days due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AFRICOM announced this in a statement on Tuesday. “Exercise Phoenix Express 2020 has been cancelled for force protection considerations. “The decision not to proceed […]

Gabon, Ghana Record First Cases Of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gabon and Ghana have confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, also called Covid-19. In a statement issued early hours of Friday, Gabon’s government said its case was a 27-year-old Gabonese man who had returned from France on Sunday, March 8. On its own, Ghana’s Health Ministry said its two cases were people who […]

Nigeria Confirms Second Coronavirus Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has announced a second confirmed case of Coronavirus in Nigeria. It was gathered that the victim had contact with the Italian that brought coronavirus to Nigeria. The victim was said to be one of those under isolation. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control confirmed this in […]

APC National Working Committee Approves Ajimobi, Others As New National Officers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the nomination of Arch. Waziri Bulama as the Party’s Acting National Secretary.  The decision was reached on January 14, 2020 during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s National Secretariat, said APC spokesperson, Lanre Issa-Onilu. Following the resignation […]

Imo: Supreme Court Adjourns Judgement On Review Application Till Tuesday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court Monday, adjourned till Tuesday the hearing of the application filed by the sacked Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha seeking the review of its judgment last month. The ruling by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun-led five-man panel upturned Ihedioha’s victory and declared Senator Hope Uzodinma as the winner of the March 9, 2019 […]

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is dead at age 91. Mubarak, who ruled for about 30 years, was ousted by the military in 2011 during the then raging Arab spring. The former Egyptian Leader who died in the capital Cairo, after being toppled was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters […]

Police Nab 38-Year-Old Man For Raping 6 Teenage boys

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have apprehended a 38-year-old man, identified as Mr. Emmanuel Bassey, an indigene of Cross River state, for allegedly defiling 6 teenage boys in Awka, the state capital. According to the state Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this to […]

Zenith Bank Declares N200bn Profit After Tax

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a clear show of its resilience and market leadership, Zenith Bank has announced an impressive result for the year ended December 31, 2019, with profit after tax (PAT) of N208.8 billion, achieving the feat as the first Nigerian Bank to cross the N200 billion mark. According to the bank’s audited financial […]

Veteran Nollywood Actor, Frank Dallas Dies In Hotel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Veteran Nollywood actor and production manager Frank Dallas is dead. Dallas reportedly passed on in his hotel room in Umuahia, Abia State capital Wednesday, where he was attending a summit. Nollywood actress and the National Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Monalisa Chinda Coker, confirmed the death in […]

JAMB Registers Over 2 Million for 2020 UMTE; Conducts Mocks For 350,000 Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said the conduct of its mock examination for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates is hitch-free. The Board’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the NAN. JAMB Spokesperson explained that the 2020 […]

Court Halts INEC From Parties’ De-Registration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering political parties. The Monday ruling followed the suit filed by the oppositions against the electoral body’s move. Justice Anwuli Chikere held that since the plaintiff had failed to oppose the application by the applicants, the affected […]

Nigeria Will Meet Its Membership Commitments To Foreign Organisations, Says Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to meet outstanding financial commitments to the various international organisations and bodies to which Nigeria belongs. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,  Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, disclosed this at a meeting in Abuja with the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

Bayelsa: Suspected Political Thugs Attack Douye Diri’s Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Yenagoa residence of the newly-sworn in Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri was Friday morning reportedly stormed and attacked by the suspected political thugs.   Diri’s home is located on Imgbi Road, Amarata, Yenagoa, the state capital. Upon the sack by the five-man panel of the Supreme court of the (then) Governor-elect, Mr. David Lyon […]

Supreme Court: Oshiomhole Says PDP Candidate Won’t Be Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Sen Diri Douye will not be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State because he does have the required votes spread across the state as stipulated by the constitution. Mr […]

Supreme Court Upturns Bayelsa APC Victory, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of […]

OPINION: Anti-Graft War, Loot Recovery And Economic Development

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Island of Jersey and the United States to repatriate looted assets. To this end, the federal cabinet yesterday asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to sign tripartite assets sharing agreement […]

OPINION: Strengthening The Socio-Economic Wellbeing Of Corps Members

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has said the monthly allowance of corp members has been increased to N33,000. Ibrahim revealed this while addressing corps members during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi State. He said the increase is in […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Disburses $5m Partnership Commitment from AfDB

…AfDB Joins TEF Programme Catalysing Entrepreneurship Across Africa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tony O. Elumelu has congratulated the African Development Bank (AfDB), and AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina, on their commitment to African entrepreneurship, with the disbursement of $2.5million seed capital to the AfDB-sponsored beneficiaries of the 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. $2.5m was released today, with the remainder […]

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