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Rivers Crisis: Fubara Convenes Security Meeting, Vows To Protect Supporters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has convened a security council meeting with heads of security agencies following recent political developments in the state. The meeting was held behind closed doors at the Government House in Port Harcourt on Tuesday. After the meeting, Governor Fubara told the press that discussions with the […]

Biden Seeks To Relax Visa Rules In Wake Of Crackdown On Illegal Border Crossers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Joe Biden announced Tuesday a new potential citizenship path for immigrants married to US nationals, balancing a recent crackdown on illegal border crossers in an attempt to thread a tricky pre-election political needle. President Joe Biden announced Tuesday a new potential citizenship path for immigrants married to US nationals, balancing a […]

NiMet Predicts 3-Day Thunderstorms, Cloudiness Across Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms and cloudiness from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja, forecasts morning thunderstorms on Tuesday over parts of Borno, Adamawa, Taraba, Yobe and Gombe states. It envisaged thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Zamfara, Kebbi, Kano, Bauchi, Katsina […]

Time To Stop Blame Game, Focus On Charting Roadmap For Development – Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has emphasized the need for Nigerians to move beyond trading blames and picking faults, urging unity in efforts to save the nation from the pervasive economic challenges and place it on the path of prosperity and progress. Obaseki, who spoke to journalists in Benin City, said […]

France Need Own Goal To Edge Austria In Euro 2024 Opener

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Maximilian Woeber’s own goal was enough to give France a winning start to their Euro 2024 campaign on Monday as they edged Austria 1-0 in their opening game but Kylian Mbappe came off late on with a bloodied nose. Woeber diverted Mbappe’s cutback into his own net seven minutes before half-time in […]

Kano Police Condemn Booing Of Emir Sanusi Ii During Eid Prayers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Kano State has expressed displeasure over the booing entourage of Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II by some individuals while he was returning to his palace after Eid prayers. This is contained in a Statement issued by the command’s spokesman, SP Abdullahi Kiyawa, in Kano on Monday. He said that […]

Political Party Primaries For Kwara Councils’ Elections Begin June 24

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kwara Independent Electoral Commission (KWSIEC), says political party primaries for the state’s local government elections will be held from June 24 to 30. The Chairman of the electoral body, Muhammed Okanla disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Ilorin. Okanla said that the […]

No EndSARS Protester Still In Detention, Police Reply Shehu Sani

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force says none of the protesters arrested during the October 2020 demonstration against police brutality and extrajudicial killings is still in detention.  Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi made this known in a statement on Sunday. The police described as untrue, claims by Shehu Sani, a former lawmaker who represented Kaduna […]

Enugu Rangers Brush Aside Bendel Insurance To Emerge NPFL Champions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rangers international Football Club of Enugu have won the 2023/2024 Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) title after defeating Bendel Insurance 2-0 in Enugu on Sunday with one game remaining. The win took Rangers to 67 unassailable points at the top after their closest rivals Remo Stars and Enyimba lost 2-1 to Sunshine […]

You’re Not From The Royal Family – Oba Of Benin Counters Olumide Akpata

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II, has replied to the Labour Party governorship candidate in Edo State, Olumide Akpata, that he has no birth relationship with the Benin royal family. The Oba stated this after Akpata visited his palace on Saturday, June 15, 2024, asking for his royal blessings ahead of […]

NCDC Blames Cholera Outbreak On Poor Sanitation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has linked the recent cholera outbreak in the country to poor sanitation and a shortage of resources.  There has been a spike in cholera cases in recent weeks in the country with Lagos State confirming 15 casualties. While speaking about the NCDC’s response to the […]

Nigeria’s Flamingos Bash Liberia, Qualify For U-17 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Flamingos have qualified for the 2024 U-17 Women’s World Cup after beating Liberia 6-1 on aggregate.  Harmony Chidi’s strikes, one goal in each half, ensured Nigeria won the second leg of the encounter 2-0 at the Moshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja on Friday. The first leg of the encounter had ended […]

APC Determined To Win Edo Gov Poll, Says Oshiomhole

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the September 21 governorship election in Edo State, the lawmaker representing Edo North, Senator Adams Oshiomhole, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is poised to win the poll. He stated this on Friday during the unveiling of the APC 2024 Edo Governorship Election Campaign Council committees. Briefing party faithful in […]

 In Opening Match Of Euro 2024, Germany Thrash Scotland 5-1

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Host nation Germany thrashed 10-man Scotland 5-1 in the opening match of the 2024 European Championship. Germany started confidently and raced into an early lead when Florian Wirtz beat Angus Gunn from distance. The impressive Jamal Musiala then doubled Germany’s lead before Scotland’s Ryan Porteous was sent off for an ugly lunge […]

FG, States Can Pay Minimum Wage With Recovered Loot, Says Falana

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, on Thursday insisted that both the federal and state governments can pay the national minimum wage if looted monies are recovered.  The organised labour and the Nigerian government have yet to reach an agreement on the new minimum wage with the latter […]

Biden Pledges Not To Pardon Son Or Commute Sentence

Biden Pledges Not To Pardon Son Or Commute Sentence (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not pardon his son Hunter or commute any sentence following Hunter’s conviction on charges of lying about his drug addiction while buying a handgun. “No,” Biden replied when reporters at a G7 summit press […]

Three Dead As Another Mine Collapses In Niger

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three persons have died following the collapse of a mining pit in the Adunu community, Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State. The Director General of the Niger State Emergency Management Agency, Abdullahi Baba’arah, confirmed the death of three persons and the rescue of one person in the community. According to the […]

ADF Rebels Kill 30 in Eastern DR Congo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-  No fewer than 30 people were killed late Wednesday in an overnight attack blamed on Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels. The deaths occurred due to the recently launched series of deadly incursions into the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a military spokesman confirmed on Thursday. ADF rebels launched an attack in […]

NNPC Boss Rallies Judiciary’s Support Against Oil Theft, Pipeline Vandalism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In order for the oil and gas industry to achieve its full potential as an enabler of national economic and industrial growth, the Group Chief Executive Officer of the NNPC Limited, Mr. Mele Kyari, has called for the support of the judiciary in tackling the twin challenges of crude oil theft and […]

I Do Not Have Control Over Security In My State – Gov Lawal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zamfara State Governor, Dauda Lawal, has decried the bandits activities in the North-Western state, blaming the situation on what he described as political interference. The governor, who spoke during a town hall on Channels Television to mark Nigeria’s 25th Democracy Day in Abuja on Wednesday, said precious human lives are being toyed […]

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