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COVID-19 Vaccine Won’t Be Available In Nigeria Until Next Year –Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has appealed to Nigerians to continue to adhere strictly to the recommended preventive measures against COVID-19 as the vaccine will not be available in the country until 2021. The minister warned that non-compliance with the recommended protocols for reducing the spread of the virus, could […]

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Edo Poll: PDP Alleges Move To Replace Election Results In Edo North

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged of plots by some paid agents to replace the Saturday Edo governorship election results where the PDP was leading, particularly in Edo North. The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday alerted the Independent National […]

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Enugu Politics: Ex-Governor Nnamani’s Political Group Bounces Back

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The popular “Ebano” meaning (where to be) political family founded by former governor of Enugu state, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has bounced back after several years of going into oblivion. African Examiner reports that the political dynasty which has continued to hold sway in the Enugu state political space since 1999, produced governor […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Announces 221 New Cases, Total Infections Rise To 56,956

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 221 new infections of Coronavirus (COVID-19 ) in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. According to it, the new cases are confirmed from 18 states in the country. The new infections brought the total number of […]

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COVID-19 Curve Flattening As Nigeria Records 131 New Daily Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 131 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19), bringing the total number of infections in the country to 56,735.  The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. It said the new cases were confirmed in 18 states. The health agency said Lagos state […]

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Buhari Signs New Police Bill 2020 Into Law

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the Nigeria Police Bill, 2020. The President‘s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, confirmed this Thursday in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday. The President, according to Adeshina in a memo dated September 16, 2020, communicated his assent to the Bill […]

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COVID-19: INEC To Enforce Physical Distancing In Edo Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday said it had further trained its presiding officers for Edo state Governorship election, on how to guarantee physical distancing among voters at the polling units level. INEC, National Commissioner and Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee, disclosed this at the News Agency of […]

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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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