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SPORTS: Fulham Back in EPL After Bryan’s Extra Time Double In Playoff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fulham made an immediate return to the English Premier League (EPL) as two extra time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford on Tuesday. The win was in the English Championship playoff final match at Wembley Stadium. Bryan opened the scoring near the end of the first […]

New York’s Health Commissioner Resigns Over Poor COVID-19 Handling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New York’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Oxiris Barbot, has resigned over alleged under-utilisation of the department’s “incomparable disease control expertise.” “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the […]

Lebanon Mourns After Massive Explosion Hits Beirut

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium […]

Algeria Moves to Reopen Mosques For Public – President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune late on Monday announced that his country “is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public,’’ the official APS news agency reported. The president made the remarks during a meeting of the High Security Council attended by top military and security officials as well as cabinet members […]

Edo 2020: If They Want Violence, We Will Give Them – Oshiomhole

By Nwa Diopka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says the APC will respond accordingly if the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, decides to turn the upcoming election in Edo State into violence. The former labour leader disclosed this while speaking with Arise Television adding that […]

FIRS Clarifies NIPOST’s Stamp Duty Claims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Inland Revenue Service says the claim by Chairperson of NIPOST Board, Hajiya Maimuna Abubakar, that both the Service and the National Assembly appropriated NIPOST’s ideas about stamp duty to the exclusion of the postal service is untrue. Mr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of FIRS made this […]

Air Peace Trends On Twitter As Airline Sacks Pilots, Slashes Salaries Over COVID-19

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAINER) – Nigerian prominent airline, Air Peace, is trending on Twitter over the sack of some of its pilots as the company tries to cushion the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The airline had on Monday stated that it took the decision due to the devastating effect of COVID-19 on the […]

Uduaghan Refutes Report Linking Him to NDDC Contract

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, a former Governor of Delta State, has rubbished claims made by Niger Delta Minister, Senator Godswill Akpabio, linking him to a road contract in the NDDC. Uduaghan, in a statement by his media assistant, Monoyo Edon, issued to African Examiner stated that he has never approached […]

UBA Provides $200m for Petroleum Industry to Boost Post COVID-19 Economic Growth

…Acts as Lead Arranger for $1.5 Billion Facility to Boost Nigerian Oil Production and Govt Revenue (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), the leading pan-African financial services group, has acted as the lead arranger of a consortium of Nigerian commercial and international banks in a $1.5 Billion Pre-Export Finance Facility for […]

COVID-19: Imo Postpones School Resumption

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor Hope Uzodima’s administration in Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has directed that all schools in the state remain closed pending the fulfillment of the World Health Organization (WHO) and NCDC COVID-19 protocols. He gave the directive Monday through a statement issued in Owerri, the state capital, by the […]

Nigerians React as Wike Showers 41 Range Rover SUV On Judges In Rivers

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, is trending on Twitter as the governor gifted 41 Range Rover Discovery Sports Utility Vehicles to judges serving in Rivers State High Court and Customary Courts. According to reports, this gesture of the governor was in fulfillment of the promise he made […]

Oshiomhole: Stepping on Powerful Toes Cost Me APC Chairmanship

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Immediate National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has stated the reason why he lost his position as the chairman of the party. He revealed that he has no regrets over his deeds during his time as a former National Chairman of the party […]

#COVID-19: Nigeria Records 288 New Cases

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced a total of 288 new confirmed cases of #COVID-19 in the country. The agency via its official Twitter handle @NCDCgov late Monday night during its daily update report, announced that out of the new cases, Lagos top with – 88 new confirmed cases; […]

Ogun Makes U-Turn, Says COVID-19 Test No longer Required for Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun government had stepped down COVID-19 test as a mandatory requirement for returning students in the exit class in Senior Secondary schools in the state. Governor Dapo Abiodun announced the reversal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta. The government had on Sunday, through […]

Air Peace Sacks 69 Pilots, Slashes Salaries Over COVID-19

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the hard times currently being faced by Air Peace, occasioned by the novel COVID-19, pandemic which has grounded various sectors of the global economies, the company has announced the sacking of 69 of its pilots. A statement issued on Monday by the Airline’s Spokesman, Stanley Olisa, explained that the […]

Minister, Top Govt Officials to Inspect 104 Unity Schools Ahead of Resumption

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has announced it will embark on an assessment tour of all Unity schools in the country as students, as the students in the transiting class (SSS3) set to resume and prepare for the suspended WASSCE.  Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba made this known Monday […]

Residents In Shock As Father of 3 Commits Suicide in Enugu

  From Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of the university town of Nsukka, Enugu state, South East Nigeria, were on Monday thrown into shock as a middled age tax collector, identified as Emmanuel Eze, committed suicide in an uncompleted building along Orba road in the area. It was learnt that the deceased, a […]

Abia CP Orders Investigation of Police Inspector Over Harassment, Illegal Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mrs Janet Agbede, has ordered investigation into the activities of Insp. John Onunaku, a police officer recently harassed over alleged illegal arrest. Agbede said in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Aba on Monday that the investigation became necessary to unravel the […]

After 15 Years, Shoprite Announces Plans to Leave Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s biggest grocery retailer, Shoprite, has announced plans to discontinue operations in Nigeria, after 15 years. The South African retailer in a statement released on Monday, revealed it has started a formal process to consider the potential sale of all or a majority stake in its supermarkets in Nigeria. In the statement, […]

Na’Abba, Utomi to Lead Mass Action Against Buhari’s Administration

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A newly formed group, the National Consultative Front, has enjoined Nigerians to be prepared for nationwide mass action against the President Muhammadu Buhari government. According to the group, the mass action is against corruption, hunger, abuse of public trust and insecurity. This was announced in a statement jointly issued […]

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