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NNPC Records 43% Drop in Oil Pipeline Vandalism in May

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May, 2020. The corporation, in a release by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, explained that details of […]

Tanzanian Politician Who Survived Assassination Attempt To Compete In General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Tanzanian politician who survived being shot 16 times in an assassination attempt has been named as the country’s main opposition candidate in October’s general elections. Tundu Lissu, of the Chadema party, is to compete against incumbent President John Magufuli on Oct. 28, his party announced on Wednesday. “We have already written […]

Heirs Holdings Appoints Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African investment company, Heirs Holdings this week announced the appointment of Dan Okeke as Group Executive Director.  The appointment took effect from August 01, 2020. Mr Okeke joins following a distinguished three-decade career at the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), where he most recently served as an Executive Director, responsible for […]

No Plan to Absorb Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Into Military, Says Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency says none of the 601 de-radicalised former Boko Haram members will be absorbed into the military as being peddled by mischief-makers. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. The presidential aide added that none […]

APC Confirms Death Of Akwa Ibom State Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom  Chapter, has confirmed the death of its Chairman, Mr Ini Okopido. A statement issued by the state APC Deputy Chairman, Dr Ita Udosen, on Wednesday in Uyo, said that Okopido died after a brief illness. He described the death of the deceased as painful to […]

Air Peace Sack: Pilots, Engineers Threaten to Withdraw Services

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE), has issued a two-week ultimatum to airlines, who have sacked or plan to sack their pilots and engineers under the guise of COVID-19, to reverse the decision. Its President, Mr Abednego Galadinma, at a news conference on Wednesday in Lagos, said pilots and […]

Oyo Approves N59.7 Million As Take off Grants For Amotekun Operations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oyo State Government has approved N59.78 million as grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun in Ibadan. The statement indicated that the approval was given […]

NBC Code: Leave Regulators Alone To Do Their Jobs, Tony Iredia Tells Lai Mohammed

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Professor Tony Iredia, former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority, has said Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, must leave the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to do its job. He said this on Wednesday while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a flagship programme on Channels Television. Iredia, who was also […]

SERAP Urges to Buhari To Reverse Hate Speech Fine

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to reverse the penalty for hate speech fine immediately. African Examiner recalls that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, reviewed the penalty for hate speech in Nigeria. The minister had stated that […]

Sowore’s RevolutionNow Trends on Twitter As Protests Rock Lagos, Abuja

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Human rights activist and former presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore is trending on Twitter as the RevolutionNow protesters storm Lagos and Abuja. Although the protest was scuttled by law enforcement agents who barricaded the road, shot in the air to disperse the protesters and some […]

DSS Operatives Arrest #Revolutionnow Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), have arrested co-Convener of #RevolutionNow, Olawale Bakare and six other protesters, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, south west Nigeria. The protesters who put on the trademark – orange-coloured caps were led Wednesday by Bakare. The protesters carried placards and converged at the Correspondents’ […]

Edo 2020: Shaibu Accuses Deputy Speaker of Collecting N40m to Support Ize-Iyamu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has accused Edo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye, of collecting N40m from the immediate past Governor of the State, Adams Oshiomhole, to fund the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Shaibu made the accusation while […]

Nigerian Army Disowns Soldiers Involved in Ebonyi Fatal Bullion Van Robbery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army says that purported soldiers allegedly arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State are not its personnel. Col. Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Enugu. Yusuf, who in the statement titled: […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Announces 304 New Cases as Total Rises To 44,433

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s COVID-19 total cases have now reached 44,433 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 304 new cases and 910 deaths from infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. Data from the health agency showed that the 304 new cases were […]

SPORTS: Fulham Back in Premier League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fulham made an immediate return to the English Premier League (EPL) as two extra time goals from full-back Joe Bryan gave them a 2-1 win over Brentford on Tuesday. The win was in the English Championship playoff final match at Wembley Stadium. Bryan opened the scoring near the end of the first […]

New York’s Health Commissioner Resigns Over Poor COVID-19 Handling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New York’s Commissioner for Health, Dr Oxiris Barbot, has resigned over alleged under-utilisation of the department’s “incomparable disease control expertise.” “I leave my post today with deep disappointment that during the most critical public health crisis in our lifetime, that the Health Department’s incomparable disease control expertise was not used to the […]

Lebanon Mourns After Massive Explosion Hits Beirut

Lebanon is in mourning after a huge explosion in the capital Beirut killed at least 78 people and injured more than 4,000 others on Tuesday. The whole city was shaken by the blast, which began with a fire at the port which exploded into a mushroom cloud. President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium […]

Algeria Moves to Reopen Mosques For Public – President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune late on Monday announced that his country “is reviewing the possibility to reopen mosques for the public,’’ the official APS news agency reported. The president made the remarks during a meeting of the High Security Council attended by top military and security officials as well as cabinet members […]

Edo 2020: If They Want Violence, We Will Give Them – Oshiomhole

By Nwa Diopka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says the APC will respond accordingly if the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, decides to turn the upcoming election in Edo State into violence. The former labour leader disclosed this while speaking with Arise Television adding that […]

FIRS Clarifies NIPOST’s Stamp Duty Claims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Inland Revenue Service says the claim by Chairperson of NIPOST Board, Hajiya Maimuna Abubakar, that both the Service and the National Assembly appropriated NIPOST’s ideas about stamp duty to the exclusion of the postal service is untrue. Mr Abdullahi Ismaila Ahmad, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of FIRS made this […]

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