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Edo 2020: Oshiomhole’s Ex-Aide Defects to PDP, Donates N5m to Obaseki’s Campaign

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An ex-aide to Adams Oshiomhole, former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Andrew Momodu, has defected to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. According to the reports, Momodu also pledged the sum of N5 million to support Governor Godwin Obaseki, the candidate of the PDP. Also, the Eramah […]

Poly Rector Faces Corruption Allegation At ICPC; Not True, Allegation Meant to Malign Me, Rector

By Our Reporter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fasakin Emmanuel Adedayo is a professor of fisheries who specializes in fish nutrition and utilization. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the young Federal Polytechnic, Ile-Oluji in Ondo State where he has ruled and reigned in an eventful first five-year tenure. Although, his appointment was for a […]

[OPINION] Of University of Ìbàdàn Vice-Chancellorship and Ìbàdàn Agitation

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I’m a proud Ìbàdàn man; I have a village and an “agbo’le” in the heart of Ìbàdàn, and my late father holds a chieftaincy title from the great city of Ìbàdàn. I’m also a proud University of Ìbàdàn graduate. I passed my four years in the university with […]

Abia Assembly Rejects Governor Ikpeazu’s LGA, Commissioner Nominees

From Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the Abia State House of Assembly, South- East Nigeria, Tuesday rejected  the nomination of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Prince Eze Chikamnayo as Transition Committee Chairman for Umunneochi Council  area, after he failed to secured even a vote in the 24 member legislature. […]

Federal Character Commission Vows to Check Disparity in Job Distributions in Nigeria

Photo: Hajiya Muheeba Dankaka, Executive Chairman, FCC. Credit: @FCC From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly inaugurated Federal Character Commission (FCC) has  assured job seekers in Nigerians, of its readiness to put a stop to the issue of lopsidedness and unequal distribution of government jobs in the country, particularly Enugu state, South- East […]

Enugu Speaker Holds Thanksgiving Mass, at Assembly Complex, for Surviving COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Chief Edward Ubosi, held a thanksgiving Mass at the Assembly complex to thank God for making him survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Ubosi said at the event on Tuesday that the survival was by act of God due to the fact that the Coronavirus […]

US Election: Biden Picks California Senator, Kamala Harris, As Running Mate

Photo: Joe Biden and Senator Kamala Harris. Credit: @NBC (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Joe Biden has chosen Kamala Harris, the prominent senator from California whose political career has included many barrier-breaking moments, as his running mate, his campaign announced on Tuesday. The decision comes more than a year after Harris, who was also a 2020 Democratic […]

Nigerians React as Kano Singer Sentenced to Death By Hanging Over Blasphemy

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As media reports filtered in about the sentencing to death of a kano-based SINGER, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, for blasphemy, Nigerians have taken to their social media accounts to express their views. According to reports, the musician was found guilty and sentenced to death by hanging over a song that was […]

Ondo State Inaugurates Amotekun Corps

By Niyi Adeyi, Akure (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State Government has inaugurated 192 pioneer corps members of the South West Security Network Agency – Operation Amotekun. Speaking at the inauguration which held Tuesday at the Gani Fawehimi Arcade in Akure the state capital, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu expressed hope that no criminal element would trouble […]

COVID-19: Finally, Nigeria Receives 200 Ventilators From US

Photo: Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For effective management of COVID-19 pandemic, the United States has handed over 200 ventilators to the Federal Government (FG) on Tuesday. The medical equipment was handed over Tuesday morning to the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, by the US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, […]

Muslim Group, MURIC, Denies Collecting $200,000 From ISWAP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos based human rights group – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has decried the allegation by the Sahara Strategy Group (SSG), on collection of the sum of $200,000 from a terrorist group – the Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP). MURIC while speaking through its Director, Prof Ishaq Akintola described […]

Buhari Signs Agreement on African Trade Insurance

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the instrument of accession of the agreement for the establishment of the African Trade Insurance Agency. The Agreement and the Agency are registered with the Secretariat of the United Nations in accordance with Charter of the United Nations. The agreement recognizes the fact […]

Dangote, NDE Empower Ibeju-Lekki Youths through Vocational Training

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Dangote Refinery Group in collaboration with the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) has begun a six-month skills’ acquisition programme for the second batch of 200 youths in Ibeju-Lekki Community in Lagos State. The training, which was flagged-off by Dangote Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, […]

Insecurity: Nigeria May Become Somalia –Pat Utomi, Na’Abba Warn

By Nwa Diokpa, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly formed political group, the National Consultative Front, NCF, is worried about the rate of insecurity in Nigeria, stressing that the country might become like Somalia with the increasing rate of violence, insurgency and banditry. The group stated this in a statement signed by its leaders lamenting […]

Niger Extends State of Emergency After Murder Of 6 French Aid Workers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Niger on Tuesday extended a state of emergency after eight people, including six French nationals, were killed by suspected terrorists in the volatile West African nation. Six French humanitarian workers, along with their Nigerien guide and driver, were shot dead on Sunday by gunmen on motorbikes while on a visit to a […]

INEC Heads to Supreme Court Over Conflicting Judgements on Parties Deregistration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it would approach the Supreme Court over conflicting judgements by the Court of Appeal on recently deregistered political parties. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by, Mr Festus Okoye,INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, in Abuja on Monday. Okoye […]

Russia Approves First COVID-19 Vaccine Despite Concerns by Scientists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the mass inoculation […]

Blasphemy: Kano Court Sentences Singer to Death by Hanging

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Upper Shari’a Court sitting in Kano, Northwest, Nigeria on Monday, sentenced a 30-year-old man, Yahaya Sharif-Aminu, to death by hanging after his conviction for blasphemy. The convict, who resides at Sharifai Quarters of Kano Municipal, was dragged before the court by the police on a count charge of inciting religious creed […]

Suspected Gunmen Kill 13 In Benue Village

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 13 villagers by unknown gunmen in Edikwu District, Apa Local Government Area (LGA). The Command’s Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) DSP Catherine Anene, made the confirmation in a statement Monday in Makurdi, the capital city. Anene said that the district had overtime experienced […]

Exiled Former Zanu-PF Top Brass Urge ANC to Intervene in Zimbabwe Crisis

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Two exiled former Zanu-PF bigwigs who fled the country after the ouster of former President Robert Mugabe have written to South Africa’s African National Congress (ANC) requesting the liberation party to save Zimbabwe’s ruling party from military capture. Adding their voices on the growing call for the region to […]

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