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GOOD NEWS: Lagos Discharges 11 More COVID-19 Patients

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed the discharge of 11 patients who previously tested positive to COVID-19 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said that the patients included two females and nine males, making 18 patients that had been discharged in Lagos […]

Nigerian Govt Deletes Tweet Requesting Ventilators from Tesla Founder

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has reversed itself on the request it sent to the American billionaire, Elon Musk for ventilators to combat the raging COVID-19 pandemic The Ministry’s tweet (request) early Thursday followed Musk’s tweet the same day, that his firm – SpaceX, had extra […]

Financial Hardship: Woman Attempts Suicide, Jumps Into River

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A middle-aged woman, on Wednesday, attempted taking her life in Osogbo by jumping into Osun river before she was rescued by residents of the area. The woman, who identified herself as Kafayat Alake, shortly after the rescue, said she decided to end her life out of the frustration, occasioned by economic hardship. […]

Nigeria Confirms 23 Fresh Cases of COVID-19 In 5 States

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, Nigeria has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 infection. The latest confirmation brings the total number of the cases in the country to 174. Earlier Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 23 new cases with Osun state recording nine. The latest confirmation made late Wednesday was […]

Women Group Urges Police to Prosecute Ex-NAWOJ Leader Over N5m Fraud

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of a non- governmental organisation, NGO) Women for Women (WFW), has dragged a former State and South- East zonal Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) Mrs. Chieso Aninwagwa to the police over  alleged misappropriation of the organisation’s N5 million naira. In a petition […]

COVID-19: Lawmaker Wants Similar Special Grant Given to Lagos, Others Be Approved for Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the  recent confirmation of two cases of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in Enugu state, SouthEast Nigeria, a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives from the state, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo, has urged  president Muhammadu Buhari, to extend the special COVID-19 palliative  approved for  Lagos and others, […]

Police Confirm Abduction of 2 Chinese in Ebonyi

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ebonyi state police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of two chinese working in a quarry site at Ihietutu community in Ishiagu, Ivo council Area of Ebonyi, state, South- East. This was disclosed to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, by the command’s spokesperson, Mrs Loveth Odah, who said police had […]

Reps Donate 2 Months Salary to Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced that all 360 members of the house resolved to donate their two months’ salaries to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said that the two-month salaries donation was independent of the contributions by individual […]

FG Further Reduces Pump Price of Petrol to N123.50 Per Litre

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced further reduction of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol from N125 to N123.50k per litre. The agency made the announcement in a statement singed by its Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, in Abuja on Tuesday night. “PPPRA in line […]

Crisis Looms as Market Women Threaten Showdown in Nsukka

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Serious crisis is currently looming in Nsukka council  area of  Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, over the alleged  revocation of the autonomy granted to fowl dealers association at Ikpa market by the immediate past caretaker committee chairman of the council, Hon. Chinwe Ugwu, just as the group has vowed to […]

Enugu Police Vow to Enforce COVID 19 Lock Down Directives

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Enugu state government begins total closure of public places, such as markets, border crossing inter-state transportation, amongst others, on Tuesday, the State Police Command has vowed to enforce the government’s directives  to the fullest. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had through Secretary to the State Government SSG, Prof. Simon Ortuanya announced that all […]

Governor Makinde Tests Positive To COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday said he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation.  The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result, it is positive, I am […]

COVID-19: Buhari Orders Lockdown Of Lagos, FCT, Ogun For 14 Days

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from Monday, to check the spread of Coronavirus disease. The President, who gave the directive in a broadcast to Nigerians over the Coronavirus pandemic, in Abuja on Sunday, […]

After Weeks of Rumours About His Health, Whereabout, Buhari Resurfaces to Address Nigerians on COVID-19

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, and after several weeks of speculation about his whereabout, Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has resurfaced and will thus address his nation in a nationwide broadcast. African Examiner reports that since the virus broke out, the Nigerian President has not been […]

Many Injured, Houses, Churches, Schools Destroyed in Ondo Bomb Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 100 structures, including residential buildings, schools, churches were destroyed Saturday morning by an explosion in Akure, the Ondo State capital, South west Nigeria. The explosion was suspected to be caused by bomb blast. The blast according to the Tribune occurred in the early hours of Saturday and cut off […]

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 […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Dismisses APC’s Request to Review Zamfara Judgment

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has dismissed the application asking it to review its judgement which nullified the victory of all candidates of the All Progressive Congress (APC) at the 2019 general elections held in Zamfara. In a lead judgment delivered by Justice Inyang Okoro, the apex court held that the application is a […]

After Tinubu’s Mediation, Lagos Assembly Reinstates Suspended Lawmakers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State House of Assembly has reinstated its three suspended lawmakers. Speaker, Hon Mudashiru Obasa on March 9, 2020 announced indefinite suspension of the lawmakers, which included: the former Deputy Majority Leader; Mr. Rotimi Abiru, the Chief Whip; Mr. Moshood Oshun and Mr Raheem Adewale. The suspension was linked to alleged misconduct, […]

Family Of Murdered Kogi PDP Woman, Cries Out For Justice, Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Simeon Abuh, husband of late Mrs Salome Abuh, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Woman Leader in Kogi, has called on the Federal Government to ensure justice and compensation for his family. Abuh made the call at a news conference by the family on Thursday, in Abuja, to update the public on […]

Buhari Not Coughing, Not On Ventilator, Says Lai Mohammed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari has been coughing and now on ventilator. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while giving update on the measures being taken by government to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by the government, said that the news was […]

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