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Woman Begs Court For Divorce Over Fear Of Contracting STDs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A provision trader, Hahiya Zainab Mabinuori, on Thursday pleaded with a Customary Court sitting at Ile-Tuntun in Ibadan to grant her request for divorce because she is afraid of contracting Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) from her husband,  Nurudeen. Mabinuori, who resides in Muslim-Odinjo area in Ibadan, told the court that she stopped performing her […]

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Ugandan Military Searches For Over 200 Escaped Prisoners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Uganda military is using aircraft and foot patrols to search for more than 200 inmates who escaped from a prison in north-east Uganda. The Area Army spokesman, Peter Mugisha, said this in Kampala on Thursday. He said that 219 inmates escaped from the prison near the remote town of Moroto, about […]

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Nigeria Confirms 126 New COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC)  has said that 3,442 patients have been successfully treated and recovered from Coronavirus (COVID-19) within the last 24 hours, as it recorded 126 new infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to it, the figure takes the number of successfully […]

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[OPINION] Edo Governorship Poll: Time To Know Who Owns The Land

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When the legendary musician and revolutionary singer, Sonny Okosuns, dropped the hit song, “Papa’s Land”, little did he know that the song would capture the public mood in his beloved Edo State at this time. In a few days, precisely on Saturday, September 19, 2020, we, the good people […]

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Edo 2020: NSCDC Deploys 13,3111 Personnel, 60 Sniffer Dogs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has deployed no fewer than 13,3111 personnel alongside 60 sniffer dogs to ensure security during the Sept. 19 Edo governorship election. Mr Abdullahi Gana, Commandant General NSCDC, disclosed this in a statement made available to the by the Corps Public Relations Officer (PRO) […]

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NSCDC Withdraws Operating Licences Of 2 Guard Companies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos, on Wednesday said it had withdrawn the operating licences of two Private Guard Companies (PCGs) over failure to renew their operating licences. The NSCDC Lagos Commandant, Mr Iskil Makinde, confirmed the PGCs’ suspension in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), […]

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Election Fraud: 3 University Lecturers Indicted; 3 INEC Officials Sacked

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Mike Igini, INEC’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, on Tuesday said that three university lecturers had been confirmed to have been involved in electoral malpractice during the 2019 general elections. Igini, who addressed newsmen at the INEC office in Uyo, said that three officials of the electoral body had […]

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Many Migrants Missing, Some Feared Dead Off Libyan Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two dozen migrants are missing or dead after their rubber dinghy capsized off the Libyan coast, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday. “Most of them are believed to be Egyptian nationals,’’ IOM spokeswoman Safa Msehli, told dpa from Geneva. Msehli said while two bodies had been recovered from the […]

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[OPINION] Nigerians’ Entitlement Mentality And Sense Of Belonging

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) Jean-Pierre Legros, Author of “Diversium”, an interdisciplinary theory of Everything wrote: “Nothing is free. Because nothing exists without relationships with something else. Even when a thing is considered independently of the rest (or it considers itself independent), it is constituted by elements that are not. Obstacles to freedom both intrinsic […]

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BREAKING: Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu, is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Borno Government has confirmed the death of the Emir of Biu, Mai-Umar Mustafa-Aliyu, who passed on in the early hours of Tuesday. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, confirmed the death in a statement in Maiduguri. Abba-Jatau said “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun, his royal […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 132 New Daily Infections, Total Now 56,388

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at midnight on Monday said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had jumped to 1, 083. The NCDC confirmed that there were 132 new infections. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle. It stated that one new […]

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Deregulation: NNPC To Support Deployment of CNG Facilities

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, […]

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Nigeria Records 64 Daily COVID-19 Cases As 64 Patients Recover

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sixty-four Coronavirus (COVID-19), patients recovered from the infection across Nigeria in the last 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC, in its report released Sunday midnight via its official Twitter handle, also stated that 79 new cases were recorded across the country. The 79 new infections […]

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[OPINION] Birthed In Integrity, The Enduring Legacy Of Captain ‘Hosa, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

[AFRICAN EXAMINER] – Forbes’ “Best of Africa” award conferred on business mogul, chairman and director of many topnotch companies, including Ocean Marine Solution Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. ‘Hosa, for short) on Friday, September 11, 2020, was very inspirational. It has compelled an obligatory task of reviewing his fascinating trajectory and revisiting the […]

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Teachers Council To Clamp Down On Unqualified Teachers in Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will soon begin clamp down on unqualified teachers in public and private schools nationwide. The Registrar and Chief Executive of the council, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said with plans to fully […]

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Edo 2020: Senate Committee On INEC Warns Against Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate committee on Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), on Sunday warned political actors in Edo against violence during the Sept. 19, governorship polls in the state. Its chairman, Sen Kabiru Gaya, handed down the warning when the committee visited the commission’s office in Benin. Gaya said that the committee was in […]

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Fuel Hike: NANS Dissociates Self From Planned Protest In Southwest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has dissociated itself from the planned protest by the alleged SouthWest Zone D chapter of the association over the recent hike in fuel pump price and electricity tariff. Mr Azeez Adeyemi, the National Public Relations Officer of NANS, disclosed this in a statement in Abeokuta […]

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[OPINION] Funding Budget in Era of Scarcity-Analysis

By Bolade Nafisat (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funding national budget is a tough job especially for decision makers from the Finance Minister, Zainab Shamusuna  Ahmed to the Director General of the Budget Office, Benjamin Akabueze. They have the difficult job of attending to needs of several ministries and agencies, with expenditure request often overwhelming available resources. […]

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Women Affairs Minister Advocates Death Penalty For Rapists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen, has advocated death penalty for rape and related offences. Tallen made her stand public during the Flag-off of National Cooking Gas and Tree Planting project held in Girei town, headquarter of Girei Local Government Area of Adamawa on Friday. The minister also advocated stiff penalty for […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 197 New Infections, 5 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 197 new cases of COVID-19, with five deaths recorded in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The agency said that the total confirmed COVID-19 infections in the country had reached 55,829. It noted that the […]

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