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Reps Assures NIDCOM On Diaspora Voting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  As the clamour for Diaspora voting intensifies, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Shadipe, Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs has assured Nigerians living abroad that the committee is working on it. Akande-Shadipe who led her committee on oversight function to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) in Abuja on […]

Buhari Reappoints Danbatta as NCC Boss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved  reappointment of Prof. Umar Danbatta as Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC). Pantami made the disclosure in a statement signed by Mrs Uwa Suleiman, spokesperson for the ministry, on Friday in Abuja. The minister […]

Police Arrest Man Kissing Minor In Viral Video

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has arrested  one Adeyeye Babatunde, ”M” of Kajola St., Shagamu, Ogun State, for kissing his three-year old step sister in a viral video. The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, in a statement on Friday, said that Babatunde was a Botany student of Lagos […]

Embattled Governor Obaseki Sued For Certificate Forgery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More troubles have emerged from embattled governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki as a suit has been filed against him over allegations of certificate forgery. In a suit filed before a federal high court in Abuja, Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu accused the governor of forging his Bachelor […]

UN to Announce New State Carved Out Of Nigeria, Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations has completed plans to carve out a new territory from Nigeria and Republic of Cameroon by July 10. The creation of the new territory to be known as United Nations Organisation State of Cameroon may see Nigeria losing 24 local councils, by way of ceding, to the new country. […]

Fire Incident Reported in Nigeria Presidential Villa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A fire outbreak has been reported near the Aso Rock villa chapel on Thursday. The senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, who confirmed this incident, described it as a “minor” fire outbreak stressing that the fire was triggered by an electrical spark. Shehu said: “The incident, […]

Fashola Extends Completion Dates For 2nd Niger Bridge, Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola, has disclosed that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway will now be completed in the first quarter of 2022, along with the Second Niger Bridge and the Abuja-Kaduna-Kano Highway. He stated this when speaking to Channels TV news on Thursday stressing that the delay was due to the coronavirus pandemic […]

AfDB Board Bows to U.S. as Adesina Faces Fresh Probe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African Development Bank Board has disclosed that it has commissioned an independent inquiry into allegations of corruption against its head, Akinwumi Adesina. The former Nigerian agriculture minister, who is seeking re-election in August, has denied any wrongdoing and was initially cleared of all the allegations by an internal investigation. However, the […]

Nigerian Woman Advertised for Sale in Lebanon Refuses to Return Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) The chairperson of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has stated a woman who was advertised for sale on Facebook in Lebanon has refused to return home. According to report, the woman was being sold for $1,000 (£793) and she was rescued by the Lebanese authorities and taken to the […]

My Political Career Not Over –Tunde Bakare

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Latter Rain Assembly President, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has stated that he is still an active politician in Nigeria. Speaking in an Instagram Live chat with Chude Jideonwo, the renowned clergyman stressed that he is still actively involved in politics and that in the 2011 elections, he was “pressured to run with Atiku.” […]

Buhari Not in Charge in Aso Rock, Says Soyinka

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has stated that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of Nigeria. He stated this during an interview on PlusTv Africa while reacting to an open letter written by retired colonel and former Military Administrator of Kaduna, Umar Dangiwa, who accused the president of only appointing only people […]

3 Brothers in Police Net Over Alleged Murder

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three brothers have been arrested in connection with the murder of a woman in Abuja, according to Mr Frank Mba, Public Relations of the Police Force. Mba, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, said that the suspects, from Isiekenesi, Ideato Local Government in Imo, are helping Police investigation into the May […]

Nigeria Records 350 New COVID-19 Cases from 20 States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NAN) announced on Thursday that it recorded 350 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 11,516. According to its official Twitter handle, all new cases, as at June 4, 2020, Nigeria has 350 new confirmed cases with eight deaths. NCDC […]

Bayelsa Dep Governor Waives Immunity, Presents Disputed NYSC Certificate In Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor on Thursday presented his NYSC discharge certificate before the State Elections Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abuja. The politician is commended for being the first Governor/Deputy Governor to waive his immunity to honour a court summon. Recall that the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence […]

Edo 2020: More Troubles for Obaseki As Information Commissioner Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Edo state Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Paul Ohonbamu, has resigned. The commissioner is yet to state the reason for his resignation. In his resignation letter, he said “I hereby tender my letter of resignation as a commissioner in Edo State to His Excellency, Mr. Godwin Obaseki this 4th day of June […]

Ebonyi Governor Shuts Down Govt Offices Over COVID-19, Orders Self Isolation for Officials

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measure to check the spread of the deadly Coronavirous pandemic among government functionaries,  Ebonyi state Governor,  Engr. David Nweze Umahi, has  ordered the immediate closure of all government offices in the state, beginning from June 4th,  to June 10, 2020. African Examiner reports that the directive […]

JUST IN: Former Ondo State Governor, Bamidele Olumilua, Dies

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Governor of Ondo State, South West Nigeria, Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua, is dead. Reports said the politician’s eldest son, Muyiwa Olumilua, who is a serving Commissioner (for Information and Civic Orientation), in the State announced the death early Thursday. Muyiwa confirmed that his father died in his Ikire-Ekiti countryhome […]

COVID-19 Cases in Enugu Rises to 27 As Health Commissioner Gives Breakdown

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The total number of COVID-19 cases in Enugu State, South- East Nigeria, has risen to 27 with 6 newly confirmed cases late evening of Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Commissioner of Health in the state, Dr. Obi Emmanuel Ikechukwu who gave the breakdown disclosed this late last night in Enugu, clarifying “that there […]

Rivers Threatens To Demolish Markets For Flouting Covid-19 Directives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers Government has warned that some markets in the state might be demolished for flouting the order of the government that trading should stop at the markets because of COVID-19. The state’s Commissioner for Information and Communication, Mr Paulinus Nsirim, gave the warning in a statement issued in Port Harcourt. He […]

Unscheduled Visit: Borno Governor Suspends Entire Hospital Staff

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has suspended all medical staff at the Ngala general hospital. Governor Zulum, who was angry to come to the hospital, only to meet the absence of the staff of the government owned institution and it has been left in the hands of an International government organization, […]

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