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COVID-19: 80 Stranded Rwandans in India Evacuated

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nearly 80 Rwandans who had been stuck in India for three months due to restriction of movement and suspension of international travel have been finally repatriated, according to Rwanda’s embassy in New Delhi. A special flight operated by RwandAir flew a group of 79 Rwandan nationals and a few Indians who operate […]

Nigeria Records 626 New COVID-19 Cases as Total Climbs To 27,110

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria has recorded 626 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 27,110. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known Thursday on its official twitter handle. The NCDC also said Nigeria reported 13 deaths, bringing the total to 616 deaths in 35 states and the FCT. The NCDC said that Lagos State […]

Lagos Begins Fund Disbursement to Victims of Abule-Egba Pipeline Explosion

By Agency Report (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has begun fund disbursement as assistance to the Abule-Egba pipeline explosion victims, residing at the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Relief Camp, Igando. Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, Director- General of LASEMA, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in […]

U.S. COVID-19 Assistance to Nigeria Hits N15.5bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States’ COVID-19 emergency aid to Nigeria rose to $41.3 million (N15.5 billion) as of Thursday, according to the Department of State. This represents an additional 11.3 million dollars (N4.2 billion) compared with the 30 million dollars (N11.2 billion) assistance to Nigeria announced by the U.S. in May. In a statement […]

JUST IN: UN Suspends 2 Male Employees Over Viral Sex Video

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations says it has suspended two male staff members involved in a recent viral sex video in Israel. Mr Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for the Secretary-General, disclosed this in a note to UN correspondents in New York on Thursday. Dujarric said both employees had been identified and placed on “Administrative Leave […]

Buhari Suspends NSITF MD; 3 Directors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved indefinite suspension of the Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF), Mr. Adebayo Somefun. Buhari according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja, by the Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations NSITF, Charles Akpan, said three other Directors of the agency were also […]

Nigerian Fraudsters, Hushpuppi, Woodberry, Extradited to US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Notorious suspected Nigerian fraudsters, Ramon Igbalode Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi and Olalekan Jacon Ponle a.k.a Mr. Woodberry have been extradited to the United States. The official page of Dubai Police confirmed their extradition. The two were arrested in Dubai, United Arab Emirates over high-level fraud, money-laundering and cyber-crimes. FBI’s Director, Christopher Wray, thanked the Dubai Police for working […]

Edo 2020: Ganduje Heads APC Powerful 49-Member Campaign Council

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has constituted a 49-member campaign council for its Edo State Governorship candidate, Pastor Ize Iyamu. In a statement issued Thursday in Abuja and signed by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, indicated that the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee has […]

COVID-19: Ondo Commissioner for Health Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Wahab Adegbenro is dead. He was 65 years old. Adegbenro was said to have been rushed early hours of Thursday from Akure, Ondo state capital, to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Owo before he died few hours later. African Examiner gathered that his death may have […]

Governor Ayade Insists on Zero COVID-19 Infection in Cross River

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Cross River Government has insisted that it has no COVID-19 case, saying that it has nothing to gain by hiding cases of infections in the state. Gov. Ben Ayade made this disclosure while briefing with journalists and members of the state COVID-19 Response Team at the Government House, Calabar on Thursday. […]

Statue Of Former Ethiopian Leader Smashed In London Park

A statue of former Ethiopian, leader Haile Selassie, has been destroyed in a park in Wimbledon, south-west London. Police are investigating the incident, which took place in Cannizaro Park on Tuesday evening. The damage to the bust was carried out by a group of around 100 people, according to an eyewitness. It appears to be […]

774,000 Jobs: Nigerians React to Appointment of Tinubu’s Daughter, MC Oluomo

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the federal government plans to employ 774, 000 youths for three months across the country, available information indicate that Lagos state’s recruitment will be handled by the daughter of the APC national leader and Iyaloja-General of Lagos, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road […]

Coronavirus: Kenya Embraces Digital Court System

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenya has launched an electronic court filing system that will allow parties to file cases online. Through the digital system, lawyers, prosecutors and litigants will be able to file cases and serve court papers to defendants from their homes or offices without physically visiting the court premises. Chief Justice David Maraga said […]

Burundi President Honours Nkurunziza’s Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Burundi President, Evariste Ndayishimiye, has awarded a hero’s medal to the eldest son of former President Pierre Nkurunziza. Lieutenant Kelly Nkurunziza was awarded the national medal by his father’s successor during the Independence Day celebrations on July 1. The younger Nkurunziza was commissioned as army officer in March by his father, who […]

Nigeria Domestic Flights Resume July 8 –Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Wednesday in Abuja said domestic flights that had been suspended since March 20, would finally resume on July 8. Sirika announced this in a statement signed by Mr James Odaudu, the Director of Public Affairs, in the ministry. He said flights would commence at […]

Police Probes Gruesome Murder Of 67-Year-Old Man in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Enugu state police Command says it has  commenced full scale investigation into the alleged gruesome  murder of a 67 years old man, Mr. Iloabani Eugene Anayo, of Amamkpunato Achi, in  Oji-River council Area of the state, by a yet to be identified culprit in a forest. A statement […]

Group Kicks Against Zoning Arrangement in Anambra 2021 Guber Poll

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the 2021 governorship election in Anambra state, a pan-Igbo youth group, ‘Anambra  Ekunie’ has warned those allegedly  promoting discord and social fragmentation in the state using the zoning of the 2021 governorship election as shield, to desist from such act. The group insisted that such arrangement ended […]

[OPINION] Governor Ugwuanyi’s Giant Strides in The Judiciary: A Glimmer Of Hope

Photo caption: RT. HON. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor Enugu state By Steve Oruruo [AFRICAN EXAMINER] – Saddled with weak institutions oftentimes tied to conflicting functions, Nigeria’s prospects at major fronts have languished in perennial cycle of only potentiality. Why has a hugely endowed Country with both human and material resources so retrogressed while its peers climb into […]

Buhari Appoints 41 Non-Career Ambassadors (FULL LIST)

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has requested for the Senate confirmation of 41 ambassadorial nominees. Among of the non-career nominees who made the list were a former Minister of State, from Lagos State, Mr. Ademola Seriki; Mr. Debo Adesina (Oyo), Dare Sunday-Awoniyi (Kogi), among others. A Nominee from the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja is […]

Keyamo: NASS Suspends Planned 774,000 Jobs, Summons Ngige

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly (NASS) has suspended the Special Public Works programme under the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to serve as palliatives for the grassroot people as deadly COVID-19 ravages. Following the salary cut and loss of jobs by many Nigerian working class, President Muhammadu Buhari recently approved […]

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