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EFCC Declares Forex Firm Boss Maxwell Odum Wanted Over N213bn Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos-based forex training and capital investment company, MBA Capital and Trading Limited,has declared Maxwell Odum, wanted over alleged fraud to the tune of N213bn. The anti-graft agency in a notice on Wednesday appealed to members of the public with details of the whereabouts of Odum to report to any of EFCC offices […]

Football Legend Pele Hospitalized For Tumor Treatment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Brazilian football legend Pele has been hospitalised for treatment of a previously identified colon tumour, his doctors said Wednesday, the latest health issue for the 81-year-old icon. The three-time world champion was admitted to Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo “for follow-up treatment of the colon tumor identified in September this year,” his […]

Buhari Arrives Lagos Thursday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will be visiting Lagos on Thursday, December 9, 2021. He will be attending the public presentation of ‘My Participations,’ the autobiography of Bisi Akande, a former interim national chairman of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC). According to Tunde Rahman, media aide of APC chieftain Bola Tinubu, the event […]

13 Tottenham Players, Staff Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte, has revealed that players on his team and some of his backroom staff have contracted the COVID-19 virus. Conte, who was scheduled for an in-person pre-match press conference on Wednesday, was only able to take questions virtually due to the incident where he revealed that eight players […]

World’s Biggest Vaccine Maker Slashes COVID-19 Jab Production By Half

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, India-based Serum Institute, plans to reduce production of the AstraZeneca jab against COVID-19 by at least half, its chief executive said in a television interview. Serum Institute head, Adar Poonawalla said the failure of the Indian government to place any new orders was the reason for plans […]

Serena Williams skips Australian Open

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   US tennis star, Serena Williams, will not compete at the Australian Open in January on the advice of doctors, organisers announced on Wednesday. The seven-time winner, 40, is still one behind the all-time record of grand slam tournament victories with 23. She said, “While this is never an easy decision to make, […]

Bbnaija Star, Maria, Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Big Brother Naija Shine Ya Eye housemate, Maria Chike, on Wednesday revealed that she has been tested positive for COVID-19. She made this announcement via her Instagram page where she also appreciated her fans for showing concern about her well-being. Taking to her Instagram stories, Maria wrote, “My heartbeats, I heard […]

Oromoni: Group Protests, Demands Withdrawal Of Dowen College Business License, Gives Seven-Day Ultimatum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was great outburst of emotions as some mothers protested on Wednesday at the gate of Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos where a 12 year old Sylvester Oromoni  was allegedly beaten to death by some  students of the school. In the video , monitored on BBC News Pidgin, the group also called on […]

British PM Under Fire Over Video Of Staff Joking About Lockdown Party

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was under fire Wednesday after a video emerged of his senior aides joking about holding a Christmas party at Downing Street last year when social gatherings were banned under Covid rules. The government has been accused repeatedly of hypocrisy over breaches of lockdown rules and in a […]

U.S. Hits Ugandan Military Intelligence Chief With Sanctions Over ‘Egregious’ Abuses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The U.S. Treasury Department has imposed financial sanctions on Uganda’s chief of military intelligence, Major General Abel Kandiho, over alleged human rights abuses committed under his watch. Uganda’s military said it was disappointed by the decision and would seek clarification from Washington, for whom Kampala has been a security partner against militancy […]

Indian Military Helicopter Crash, Death Toll Rises To 4

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The death toll of a military helicopter  crash in India on Wednesday has risen to four, sources from the Tamil Nadu Police told Sputnik. Earlier in the day, sources said that two people died and three others suffered injuries. In total, there were nine people aboard the helicopter. According to sources, Chief […]

Omicron: Angry Govs, Senators, Reps Attack UK Govt Over Red List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Anger reigned in the  two chambers of Nigeria’s National Assembly as senators, and members of the House of Representatives, separately, condemned the United Kingdom’s inclusion of Nigeria in her COVID-19 red list without justification. This is even as governors of the 36 states of the federation expressed angst over the UK government’s […]

Confusion As Buhari Sacks AEDC Management Over Workers’ Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was confusion among power sector operators on Tuesday after the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), fired the management of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company as a result of the strike embarked upon by the AEDC workers the preceding day. Officials of the Federal Ministry of Power said the management of […]

2 People Killed In Shooting In Moscow Public Services Center – Mayor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Two people were killed and three injured in a shooting in a public services center in southeastern Moscow on Tuesday, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said. Earlier in the day, a police source told Sputnik that two people were killed during the shooting. “A tragedy occurred in the Ryazansky public services center. “As a […]

BREAKING: Truck Kills 15 Pupils In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –No fewer than 15 students have lost their lives   by a hit-and-run truck driver along Ogunusi Road, Grammar School bus stop, Lagos State. It was learnt that the pupils were going home after closing time and wanted to cross the road when the truck ran over them. The driver was reportedly chased to […]

Presidency: It’s Too Late To Kneel And Beg – Shettima Replies Ezeife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The president of Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, Yerima Shettima, has stated that 2023 is already too late for the Southeast to produce Nigeria’s president. Shettima stated that the Southeast should look beyond 2023 because the next two years might be too late to produce the country’s president. The Arewa youth leader […]

Buhari’s Reputation Is Intact If He Doesn’t Sign Electoral Bill – Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, has stated that the reputation of President Buhari is already established irrespective of whether he signs the electoral bill or not. It could be recalled that Buhari received the electoral act amendment bill from the National Assembly in November and has 30 days to make a […]

I Didn’t Tell DSS To Starve Nnamdi Kanu When I Visited – Orji Kalu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and former Abia governor has refuted claims that he told the Department of State Service (DSS) to starve the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Kanu is presently detained on the order of Justice Binta Murtala Nyako-led […]

BREAKING: Buhari Writes Senate, Seeks Passage Of Finance Bill 2021

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, seeking the consideration and subsequent passage of the 2021 Finance bill that will guide the implementation of the 2022 appropriation In a letter addressed to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan and read during plenary on Tuesday, President Buhari said that the bill […]

Sylvester Oromoni: Two Dowen Students At Large, Three In Police Custody – Lagos CP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has confirmed that three students of Dowen College in the Lekki area of the state are currently in police custody while the other two are at large for alleged assault of  12-year-old Sylvester Oromoni. Odumosu, disclosed this  Tuesday morning that  two other students of […]

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