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Ogun Suspends Randy Commissioner Over Alleged Sexual Harassment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ogun Government has suspended its Commissioner for Environment, Mr Abiodun Abudu-Balogun, over alleged sexual harassment of a 16 year- old girl. This is contained in a press statement by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Tokunbo Talabi on Sunday in Abeokuta. Talabi said that the suspension became necessary to enable […]

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Runsewe’s NCAC Commends El-Rufai For Demolishing Sex Party Venue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director-General, National Council for Arts and Culture (NCAC), has commended Gov. Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State for ordering the demolition of a house slated as venue for a sex party in Kaduna state. Runsewe who gave the commendation in a statement on Sunday said organising such sex party was […]

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Nigeria Records 576 COVID-19 New Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 576 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Saturday. The country has so far tested 952,975 persons since the first confirmed case of the COVID-19 pandemic was announced on Feb.  27, […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 1,074 New Cases, 5 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 1,074 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Friday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the country has so far tested 948,048 people since the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was announced […]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Unveils 2021 Empowerment Programme For African Entrepreneurs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), on Friday in Lagos unveiled the TEF Entrepreneurship programme for 2021, to empower women and men across the African continent. The Chief Executive Officer of TEF, Mrs Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, disclosed this during an Online news briefing with Journalists across Africa. She said: ”I want to welcome all […]

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New Year: Buhari Vows To Tackle Insurgents, Other Criminal Groups

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to re-energise and re-organise the nation’s security apparatus with a view to bringing to an end insurgency and other violent crimes across the country. The president made the pledge in a New Year broadcast to the nation on Friday in Abuja. He said the exercise would involve […]

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Don’t Open Schools Yet –NMA Tells FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, Prof. Innocent Ujah, has enjoined the federal government should not open schools yet due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Ujah disclosed this at a webinar organised by the Alliance on Surviving COVID-19 and Beyond, on Wednesday, saying that the country is not […]

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Makinde Okays Crossover Service in Oyo; CAN Urges Adherence To COVID-19 Protocol

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Oyo State Chapter has advised worshippers in the state to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocol directives by the government on the crossover night service. The state Chairman, CAN, Apostle Joshua Akinyemiju, gave the advise in a statement on Wednesday in Ibadan. Akinyemiju commended the state […]

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Nigeria To Publish Names Of 100 Passengers Who Refused Post Arrival COVID-19 Test

…Passports Suspended For 6 Months (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has suspended the passports of 100 in-bound airline passengers who failed to take the second test of COVID-19 after arriving in the country. Mr Boss Mustapha, Chairman, Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, disclosed this at the national briefing on Tuesday, in Abuja. Mustapha, also, […]

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UK Approves Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The UK on Wednesday approved Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca, in a statement, said that the first doses are being released so that vaccinations may begin early in the new year. “The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorisation for an emergency supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, formerly […]

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NMA Attributes COVID-19 Second Wave To Poor Adherence To Guidelines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr Innocent Emmanuel, Chairman, Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), Plateau state chapter, has attributed the second wave of COVID-19, to poor and non-adherence to the virus’s non-pharmaceutical guidelines. Emmanuel, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos, said that it was evidence that places […]

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6 Drug Firms Shutdown For Violating NAFDAC’s Regulations

(NAN) National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shut down six pharmaceutical manufacturers for non-compliance with Good manufacturing Practice (GMP). Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, director general of the Agency, said this in a statement by Mr Sayo Akintola, Resident Media Consultant, NAFDAC, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

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4 Killed In Rival Cults Violence In Bayelsa Community

(AFRICAN EXAINER) – The Police Command in Bayelsa on Monday said four members of rival cult groups died in a shootout at a wake in the early hours of Monday. Mr Asinim Butswat, a Superintendent of Police and spokesman of the Command, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Yenagoa. Butswat, however, […]

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Burkina Faso President Kabore Begins Second Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré of Burkina Faso was on Monday inaugurated for the second five-year term after winning the November 22 presidential election. “I swear before the people of Burkina Faso and on my honour, to preserve, respect, enforce the constitution and laws to do everything possible to ensure justice for […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 838 New Infections, 7 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has reported  838  new cases of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. The centre announced this on its verified website on Sunday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 925,215 persons have been tested since the first confirmed case of the virus was […]

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Arsenal Beat Chelsea To End Winless Streak; United Held At Leicester

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arsenal ended their seven-match winless run in the English Premier League (EPL) with a surprise 3-1 London derby victory over Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Meanwhile, Manchester United were held to a 2-2 draw at Leicester City. United, who had won their last 10 away games in the Premier League, […]

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41 Persons Drown In DR Congo Boat Mishap

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The bodies of 41 victims of a wrecked boat were recovered Thursday from Lake Albert, which lies between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo), official sources told PANA ijn Kinshasa on Saturday. An administrative source in Bunia, capital of the province of Ituri in the North-East of DR […]

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Amotekun Denies Killing U.I Student; Confirms Gun Battle With 3-Man Robbery Gang

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Retired Col. Olayinka Olayanju, the Commandant of the Southwest Security Network in Oyo State, otherwise known as Amotekun, has debunked a report that its operatives killed a student of the University of Ibadan last Sunday. Olayanju said in a statement issue in Ibadan on Saturday that men of the Amotekun Corps had […]

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Yuletide: Police Warn Against Use Of Fireworks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police in Kano have warned against the sale and use of fireworks and knockouts in the state during the Christmas and New Year celebrations. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abdullahi Haruna, issued the warning in a statement in Kano on Thursday. He stated that the sale and use of fireworks, […]

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COVID-19: NCDC Says UK Variant Not Yet In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr Chikwe Iheakwazu, said the mutant strain of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the UK has not been found in Nigeria. Iheakwazu, who made the disclosure on Thursday in Abuja during the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) briefing on COVID-19, however, advised Nigerians to stay calm and safe. […]

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