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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

APC Governors Meet Oshimhole Over Rift With Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors, who were elected on the platform of the APC, have met with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, at the National secretariat of the party in Abuja to settle the issue between him and the Governor Obaseki. According to report the meeting was held so as to reduce the […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Reopens Places of Worship; Schools to Remain Closed

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria government has further relaxed the lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic by lifting the ban on the opening of churches and mosques.   The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the virus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced […]

Ex-Boyfriend Of Customs Boss New Wife Demands N9m Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It appears that the marriage between the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali and his heartthrob, Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, will not be enjoying the necessary honeymoon soon as the former boyfriend of Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, Zubairu Malami, has demanded for N9 million compensation for the “collapsed” relationship. In a letter […]

Abia Governor, Exco, Others to Undergo COVID-19 Test, Self-Isolation After Commissioner’s Death

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has directed members of his inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, who came in contact with late Dr Solomon Ogunji to undergo test and self-isolate. The directive is contained in a statement signed by Chief Okeiyi Kalu, Abia State Commissioner for Information and made available to newsmen on Monday […]

#JusticeforUwa Trends on Twitter After Nigerian Student Raped, Murdered in Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the murder of a 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, who is a student of the University of Benin on Saturday, Nigerians in the micro blogging platform, have called for justice for the deceased. According to report, Uwa was said to have gone to Redeemed Church of God, in Edo at Ikpoba Hill, Benin […]

Committee Tasks Governors On Strict Compliance With Buhari’s Financial Autonomy Order

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for Judiciary and Legislature, has urged governors to comply with the Executive Order 10. This it said would enable effective implementation of the financial autonomy of  states’ Legislature and Judiciary guaranteed by the Executive Order 10. The Committee’s Secretary, Sen. Ita Enang stated this while […]

Nigeria Records 553 Coronavirus Cases, Highest Daily Figure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday announced the highest daily figure of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria, with 553 new infections recorded. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9, 855. The NCDC, on its official twitter handle said that as of May 30, 12 […]

Abducted Nasarawa CAN Chairman Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was abducted by gunmen on Thursday in Lafia has regained his freedom. Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state confirmed the release of the CAN chairman to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia. Longe said that […]

Bauchi Governor, Bala Mohammed, Sacks Director Over Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has sacked the Director Establishment and Service Bureau in the office of the state Head of Service over alleged swindling of funds. Mohammed disclosed this during his one-year anniversary media chart on Saturday in Bauchi. He said the director (name withheld) was found to be engaged […]

Buhari’s Nephew Dies in Daura

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari’s nephew Alhaji Ibrahim Dauda is dead. Dauda died in Daura, Katsina State, following a prolonged illness. In a condolence message by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, Buhari said the death has robbed the family and the Daura community of […]

Dead Body Of Ex-Edo Commissioner Recovered 14 Days After Abduction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The remains of the ex-Edo Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Presley Ediagbonya, has been recovered 14 days after he was abducted. According to reports, his body was found in a forest near his farm. Ediagbonya, who was kidnapped from his farm at Utese, Ovia North East Local Government Area of the state […]

Manufacturing Factory Razed By Fire In Lagos

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A polythene manufacturing firm in Ahmmadiya Bus Stop, Abule-Egba, in Alimosho Local Government area of Lagos State was razed by fire Saturday mornng. AFRICAN EXAMINER reporter who visited the scene reports that the affected company, is located on Ewufunke Street and behind a gas (petrol) station as well […]

Buhari Mourns Ex-NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with family, friends and professional colleagues of former Group Managing Director of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru. The President, in a condolence message by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Saturday, also commiserated with government and people of Bauchi State, management and […]

Biafraexit Trends On Twitter As Igbo Remembers ‘Fallen Heroes’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As igbos mark Biafra Day today, many Nigerians have decided to use Twitter to reminisce on the happenings of the Nigerian civil war stressing that the deaths of the Biafra heroes should not go in vain. While some are saying that another war should not happen again, some are saying that it […]

Just in: Buhari Reconstitutes New NNPC Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the reconstitution of the Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), after the expiration of the term of the board members appointed in 2016. Members of the new Board are: Mohammed Lawal (North West), Tajudeen Umar (North East), Adamu Mahmood Attah (North Central), Senator Magnus Abe […]

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