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Nigeria Almost At Verge Of Total Collapse -Catholic Bishops

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) has raised alarm over the current state of affairs in Nigeria, saying that the West African nation is almost at the verge of total collapse. President of the CBCN, Most Rev. Augustine Obiora Akubeze made the observation in his goodwill message on the occasion of […]

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Namibia Bans Cattle Movement, Products After Foot And Mouth Disease Outbreak

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The movement of all cloven-hoofed animals and their products has been banned after an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) was confirmed in Namibia’s Kavango East region, an official said on Wednesday. In a statement, Agriculture Ministry executive director Percy Misika said Namibia had detected a Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak […]

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WFP Partners Nigeria On COVID-19 Palliatives For Urban Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Nigerian Government has launched a cash and food assistance programme in the three urban COVID-19 hotspots of Abuja, Kano and Lagos. The Nigerian Government has released 2,000 metric tons of food from its Strategic Grain Reserve (valued at US$1 million), while […]

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Road Accidents Worse Than COVID-19 In Nigeria, Says FRSC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Asst. Corps Marshal Imoh Etuk, Zonal Commanding Officer RS2 (Lagos/Ogun), on Tuesday urged road users to be more careful during Ember months to avoid accidents, deaths and injuries. Etuk also advised them to comply fully with Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention guidelines to prevent spread and save Nigeria from more deaths. Etuks made […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 118 Fresh Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has successfully treated and discharged 357 patients, who have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19), reporting 118 fresh infections in the country. A report in its official twitter handle on Tuesday, indicated that 357 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours, raising the number of […]

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Downstream Sector Deregulation Will Boost Investment In Refining – Kyari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The deregulation of the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria will increase investment in the refining business and facilitate exponential growth in the nation’s refining capacity. This was the submission of the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, at the opening […]

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I Have No Power To Bring Back 14 Un-Inaugurated Lawmakers, Says Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, says he does not have the power to bring back the 14 un-inaugurated in the State House of Assembly. Obaseki disclosed this on Monday while speaking with reporters after he paid a visit to the National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). According to […]

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UNICEF, South Sudan Launch Campaign To Tackle Child Marriage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South Sudan, in collaboration with the UN Children Agency (UNICEF), on Monday launched a campaign aimed at ending rampant child marriages in the east African young country. The campaign, which was launched under the slogan “some things are not fit for children, marriage is one of them”, will see UNICEF highlight how […]

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Nigeria Reports 120 New COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 120 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country. NCDC’s announcement of the new infections on its official twitter handle late on Monday takes the total number of infections in the country to 59, 465. According to the agency, no death has been recorded […]

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Ondo 2020: 11 Political Parties Collapse Structure For Jegede

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 11 political parties have merged and collapsed their structures to support the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Eyitayo Jegede ahead of Oct. 10, governorship elections. Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Akure, the Chairmen of the political parties, who spoke through the State Chairman of the Social […]

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Naira Marley, Olamide Join Calls Against SARS Killing, Brutality

Popular Nigerian music stars, Naira Marley and Olamide have joined the fight against police killing, brutality and extortion on social media as they call for an end of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). African Examiner reports that on Saturday a disturbing video emerged online where a man was shot by operatives of SARS. This sparked outrage […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 58 New Confirmed Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 58 confirmed new cases of COVID-19 infections. The agency made the announcement late Sunday via its official Twitter handle. With the new cases, NCDC said the total number of confirmed cases in the country has risen to 59,345. It added that 50 persons were […]

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Juventus, Napoli Fixture In Chaos After Players Test Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the top Serie A fixtures of the season descended into chaos on Sunday when Napoli failed to turn up for their match at Juventus. This was after their local health authority told the players to stay at home following positive COVID-19 cases. With the Serie A league refusing to call […]

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Mourinho’s Spurs Humiliate Manchester United at Old Trafford

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A shambolic Manchester United suffered a club record-equalling defeat in the English Premier League (EPL) era as they crashed to a 6-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Son Heung-min and Harry Kane each scored twice for Spurs while Manchester United’s Anthony Martial was sent off in the 28th minute. […]

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Don’t Succumb To Pressure To Interfere in Ondo Guber Poll, PDP Tells Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari not to succumb to pressure to renege on his resolve not to interfere in elections, especially in the Saturday governorship election in Ondo State. Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, Chairman, Publicity Sub-Committee of the PDP National Campaign Council for Ondo Governorship Election, made the […]

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Nigeria Reports 160 New COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 160 fresh Coronavirus infections in the country. The NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Saturday. According to the NCDC, the country has conducted about 532,765 tests since the first confirmed case relating to the coronavirus pandemic was announced. The agency […]

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Police Arrest Mother Over Stabbing Of 2 Children To Death

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police command in Kano State has arrested a 26-year-old woman, Hauwa Habibu, over alleged stabbing her two children to death at Diso Quarters in Gwale Local Government Area (LGA) of the state. DSP Abdullahi Haruna, spokesman for the command said this in a statement in Kano on Sunday. He said that […]

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Ondo Election: FRSC Deploys 1500 Personnel, 35 Vehicles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), has deployed 1,500 personnel to cover the forthcoming Ondo gubernatorial elections billed to hold on Saturday Oct. 10, 2020. The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Saturday in Abuja. […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Increases International Aircraft Capacity To 200 Passengers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has increased available seats on the flights of international airlines to 200 passengers per aircraft operating into the two designated airports, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos and the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. Capt. Musa Nuhu, the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) disclosed this in a statement […]

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Trump Associate Chris Christie Tests Positive For COVID-19

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has tested positive for the coronavirus. He announced this via his twitter handle. “I just received word that I am positive for COVID-19. I want to thank all of my friends and colleagues who have reached out to ask how I was feeling in the last day or two,” […]

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