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BREAKING: Disbelief As Wike Attends PDP Bot Meeting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a surprise on Thursday as Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike stormed the venue where members of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were meeting. Wike’s sudden appearance at the meeting must have unsettled the meeting as serving   Governors are not members of the BoT and do […]

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Continuous Twitter Ban Worries America – US Consulate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul General of the United States of America, Claire Pierangelo, has stated that the United States is worried by the continuous ban on Twitter by President Buhari’s administration. Pierangelo disclosed this on Thursday in Lagos as she charged journalists not to give in to government intimidation. She said: “Nigerian government’s ongoing […]

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PDP Crisis: I’m Not Part Of Plans To Sack You – Atiku Assures Secondus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former People’s Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has removed himself from the action  to remove Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of the PDP. Atiku disclosed this in a statement signed by his media aide, Paul Ibe as he reacted to speculations over his recent meeting with the Rivers State […]

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COAS Charges Troops To Intensify Attack Against Bandits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has urged troops of 8 Division and Operation Hadarin Daji (OPHD) to intensify operations against bandits marauding in parts of North West, Nigeria. Yahaya gave the charge while addressing troops during his operational tour of 8 Division and its formations and units on […]

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Euro 2020: Police Arrest 11 Over Racist Abuse Of Saka, Rashford, Sancho

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the Euro 2020 final against Italy have made 11 arrests so far. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed penalties in the shoot-out defeat at Wembley in July. The UK Football Policing Unit said of […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria Fails To Impress In women’s 4 x 100m Relay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s women’s 4 x 100 metres relay team were unsuccessful on Thursday as they could only turn in a time of 43.25 seconds in their heat at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The result could only place the team in sixth position in the eight-team heat 2 of the competition’s first round. The […]

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Boxer Samuel Takyi Wins Ghana’s First Olympic Medal Since 1992

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Samuel Takyi has won a boxing bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ghana’s first podium finish in 29 years, but his incredible Olympic journey came to an end in the semi-final at the hands of the USA’s Duke Ragan. “The Golden Ring Warrior” has gone from unfancied selection on the Ghana […]

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FEC Approves $11.17bn Rail Project To Link All Coastal Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of 11.17 billion dollars to link all Nigeria’s coastal cities by rail in six years. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, briefed State House correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential […]

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Court Grants 12 Detained Igboho’s Associates Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, to a bail. Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a ruling, admitted the applicants to bail after their counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved the motion orally. Egwuatu held that there was no […]

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Viral Video: Governor Zulum, Shettima Did Not Visit Abba Kyari, Aide Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima has dissociated themselves from a viral video showing that both politicians paid a solidarity visit to the embattled former Police IRT boss, DCP Abba Kyari. Governor Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau gave the clarification in a statement issued on […]

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Dangote Refinery, A Business Inspiration To Private Sector Operators -Wale Tinubu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As efforts are being intensified for the imminent completion of the multi-billion dollars 650,000bpd Dangote Refinery in Lagos, the project has been described as an inspiration to private sector operators in the country. Excited at the share humongous size of the refinery, Mr. Wale Tinubu, Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, leading […]

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Sexual Harassment: Biden Calls On New York Governor To Resign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden has called on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign  after an investigation found that he had sexually harassed 11 women. Biden, at a White House press conference on Tuesday, said he believed the prominent democrat should resign. When asked if the governor should be impeached, Biden said, […]

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Igboho Aides: DSS To Investigate Assault On Vanguard Photojournalist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of State Services (DSS) says it will investigate the alleged assault on Mr Oluwagbemiga Olamikan,  a Photo Journalist with the Vanguard Newspapers by its personnel. Dr Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of DSS, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja in reaction to the alleged assault on the journalist. Olamikan […]

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Dangote Salt Introduces Art Challenge 2021, Calls For Entries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote Salt is calling for creative entries in the second edition of the Dangote Salt art challenge. The opening date for the submissions is 1st of July 2021 and the closing date has been extended to 13th of August 2021. The Executive Director Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote […]

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Heirs Insurance, Heirs Life Deliver On Promise To Help Customers Purchase Insurance In 5 Minutes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Digital insurance companies, Heirs Insurance Limited (HIL) and Heirs Life Assurance (HLA), have confirmed that customers are now able to purchase insurance policies from their websites, www.heirsinsurance.com<http://www.heirsinsurance.com> and www.heirslifeassurance.com<http://www.heirslifeassurance.com>, in mere minutes. The revolutionary, interactive websites—first of their kind in Nigeria—ensure that customers have access to quick insurance, completing transactions in minutes […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria To Reward Gold Medalists With $15,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has announced a reward of 15, 000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, 7,500 dollars for gold, silver and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics. Simon Ebohdjaiye, Director, Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said this on Tuesday in Tokyo. Ebohdjaiye made the announcement shortly […]

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APC Expels Ondo Lawmaker Over Anti-party Activities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA), has expelled Mrs Favour Semilore-Tomomewo, the lawmaker representing Ilaje Constituency 2 at the Ondo State House of Assembly, over anti-party activities. The expulsion of Semilore-Tomomewo, the only woman in the state Assembly, is allegedly connected with the just-concluded governorship poll won […]

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After Twitter Ban, Indian Firm Launches Microblogging App In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Indian microblogging and social networking app, Koo, was on Tuesday launched in Nigeria to deepen online expression,  thoughts And ideas among people. Mr Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-Founder of Koo, made this known during a virtual press briefing organised to announce the launch of the App in Nigeria. The new launch is coming […]

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Buhari Approves Deployment Of 9 Perm Secs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of nine Permanent Secretaries to other Federal Ministries. Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), disclosed this in a circular on Tuesday in Abuja. A statement signed by Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, Director Press and Public Relations, Office of the HOCSF, […]

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FG Will Continue To Invest In Hydrocarbons, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to continue to invest in hydrocarbons despite the global clamour for renewable energy. Nigeria currently has a huge gas reserve of about 600 trillion scf of gas deposit. Delivering an address at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council-44th Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition […]

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