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Influx Of Herdsmen In Kwara: Association Cautions Members Against Negative Acts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Fulani Community Association in Kwara has advised its members to avoid negative tendencies capable of undermining the peaceful coexistence of the state. The caution followed the recent trooping of more cattle breeders into the state from neighbouring states and beyond. Hajia Aisha Aliyu-Baruten, the Special Assistant to Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq on […]

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Jamb, Institutions Set June 15 Deadline 2020/21 Admissions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of various tertiary institutions in the country have agreed to conclude all 2020/2021 admissions by June 15. The board made the disclosure in a statement signed on Sunday by its Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin,  in   Abuja. It said that […]

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DSS Arrests Tanko-Yakassai Over Issues Beyond Expression Of Opinion – PRO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Department of State Services (DSS) says the arrest of Mallam Salihu Tanko-Yakassai, the Media Aide to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State is beyond the expression of opinion on social media. The Public Relations Officer of the Service, Dr Peter Afunanya, announced this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. “This […]

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Amaechi Inspects Apapa Port To determine Lagos-Ibadan Rail Completion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, says  the  Federal Government has extended the Lagos-Ibadan Modernization Project from its original destination at Ebutte Meta to Lagos Ports. According to him, this is to allow  for  massive   freight movement and free up Lagos roads. Amaechi made the disclosure while   briefing  newsmen  after  inspecting […]

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NNL To Partner Police To Improve Security At Match Venues

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigeria National League (NNL) will  visit police formations nationwide, to seek collaboration of the force in providing adequate security during league encounters. The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NNL, Sajo Mohammed, disclosed this in Abuja that the league management had zero tolerance for hooliganism at match venues. He said it […]

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Ajaokuta Steel Plant’s Envisaged Resuscitation, Delayed By Coronavirus: Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An envisaged resurrection of “Nigeria’s sick baby’’, the Ajaokuta Steel Plant has been stalled by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Minister of Mines and Steel Development. The building of the plant commenced in 1979, when President Shehu Shagari and his Russian counterpart, President Leonid  Brezhnev signed a deal to build the […]

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COVID-19 Vaccines From India To Arrive Nigeria On Tuesday –SGF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, has confirmed that Nigeria will on Tuesday, March 2, receive the first tranche of COVID-19 vaccines. Mustapha, who is also the chairman, Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, made the disclosure on Saturday in Abuja while evaluating the country’s fight against […]

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I Will Contest 2023 Presidential Election – Doyin Okupe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, says he will be contesting the 2023 presidential race if the security situation in the country continues like this. Okupe disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Friday saying that  under his tenure as president, bandits will not operate unchallenged. […]

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Don’t Halt Deregulation Of Petrol, CSOs Tell FG

A Coalition of Nigerian Civil Society Organizations for Petroleum and Energy Security (CONCSOPES) on Saturday sought the sustenance of  deregulation of the price of the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS).  Speaking in a press conference in Abuja, the convener, Mr. Timothy Ademola, noted that a reversal of the deregulation that started in March 2020 will lead […]

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Dangote Refinery To Sell Refined Crude To FG In Naira – Emefiele

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, says preparation is being made to enable the Dangote Refinery sell refined crude to Nigeria in naira when it commences production. Emefiele also disclosed that the first shipment of Urea from the Dangote Fertiliser Plant would begin in March to help boost […]

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NCPC Denies Appointing Tonto Dikeh Peace Ambassador

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), has  disagreed  with the rumour  making rounds that it appointed Tonto Dikeh as its Peace Ambassador. Rev. Yakubu Pam, The Executive Secretary of the commission, gave the explanation in a statement in Jos. Pam said the actress, who is the founder of Tonto Dikeh Foundation, however, […]

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Confusion Over Alleged Move To Arrest Sunday Igboho

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A mild drama played out on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway yesterday over alleged attempt by a combined team of policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services to arrest Sunday Adeyemo, the Yoruba youth activist popularly called Sunday Igboho. Adeyemo was said to be returning to Lagos when his convoy was intercepted […]

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Buhari Welcomes Release Of Kagara Abducted Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the release of the abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger State. The president, in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Saturday, commended the nation’s security and intelligence agencies and the government of Niger state for their responses in securing the […]

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Insecurity: Kano Govt. Orders Immediate Closure Of 12 Boarding Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Kano State Government has ordered the immediate closure of 12 out of the over 50 boarding schools in the state to ensure the safety of the students. Malam Muhammad Kiru, the state Commissioner for Education, confirmed this  on Friday in Kano. According to him, the decision to close the schools followed […]

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UN Amplifies Condemnation Of Zamfara Schoolgirls’ Abduction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President of the UN General Assembly Amb. Volkan Bozkir has added his voice to the growing condemnation of Friday’s abduction of hundreds of schoolgirls in Zamfara, Northwest Nigeria. “I am shocked by today’s kidnapping of 317 girls from their school in northwest Nigeria,” Bozkir tweeted on Friday evening. “This is the third […]

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Kagara Students Regain Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The abducted students of Government Science College, Kagara in Rafi Loval Government Area of Niger, have  been  released  It recalls that 42 persons were abducted by suspected bandits on Feb. 17. The students who arrived  Minna amidst tight security were taken to the Niger State Development Company suite to freshen up before […]

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Nigeria Announces 600 New COVID-19 Cases – Lagos 169

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 600 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 155, 076. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Friday. The agency also registered 11 COVID-19 deaths, raising the total number of fatality […]

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OPINION: Reimagining Angola’s 65 Years of Oil History

By Andres Vega (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Angolan lawmakers last week approved the revision of current legislation, allowing for oil and gas pre-exploration studies to be carried out in some areas previously designated as natural reserves. The government however stressed, that this law was by no means a relaxation of the stringent environmental provisions required for […]

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WaterAid, Heineken Africa Foundation Empower 21 Million Nigerians in Six States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – WaterAid Nigeria and Heineken Africa Foundation have assisted 21 milllion Nigerians across six states in protecting themselves against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. The support was delivered through the completion of a seven-month project that expanded hygiene access for marginalised and vulnerable communities in Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, Kaduna and Oyo states.  […]

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Africa’s Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Near 3.87 Million

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent reached 3,869,522 as of Friday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said. According to the continental disease control and prevention agency’s COVID-19 dashboard, the death toll related to the pandemic stood at 102,843 as of Friday. A total […]

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