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UNGA 76: Biden Pledges Relentless Diplomacy To Tackle Global Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. President,  Joe Biden on Tuesday, called for a new era of global unity against the compounding crises of COVID-19, climate change and insecurity. Biden made the call in his inaugural address to the annual gathering of world leaders at the UN General Debate of the 76th session of the General Assembly […]

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More Than 1,000 Children Abducted By Bandits In Nigeria – NGO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 1,000 students have been abducted from Nigerian schools this year, Save the Children International, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has observed. The group said increasing cases of attacks on schools between 2020 and 2021 have led to many schools being shut, thereby putting the education system of the country at “extreme risk.” […]

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3 Abducted Obasanjo Farm’s Workers Regain Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Police, Ogun Command, says it has rescued three workers of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Farm, from their kidnappers’ den, three days after they were abducted. The Police Spokesperson, DSP. Abimbola Oyeyemi, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta, on Friday evening. NAN reports that […]

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Liberals Win Most Seats In Morocco’s Parliamentary Election, Routing Islamists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Morocco’s liberal RNI party has won most seats in the country’s parliamentary elections followed by another liberal party, PAM, while co-ruling moderate PJD Islamists suffered a crushing defeat, preliminary results showed on Thursday. RNI, led by billionaire agriculture minister Aziz Akhannouch, took 97 of the 395-seat parliament, followed by PAM with 82 […]

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VAT Court Order: FIRS Urges Taxpayers Not To Panic

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has urged taxpayers not to panic over the recent court ruling by the Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Value Added Tax (VAT). The Special Assistant to the Chairman of the FIRS on Media and Communications, Johannes Wojuola, gave the advice in a statement […]

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APC Will Defeat Makinde, Govern Oyo Come 2023, Says Party Spokesperson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr AbdulAzeez Olatunde, the Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, has predicted that the party will govern Oyo state in 2023. Olatunde told newsmen in Ibadan on Saturday after the Ibadan South-East Local Government congress of the party. The new set of party executives were elected on consensus […]

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Ronaldo To Wear Number 7 On His Return To Manchester United

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United have confirmed that Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the number seven shirt on his return to the club. The 36-year-old completed a sensational move back to Manchester United on transfer deadline day, rejoining from Juventus on a two-year deal. During his first six-season spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo wore […]

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Over 4 Billion People Lack Social Safety Net Globally To Cushion COVID-19 Impact —ILO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than four billion people live without any welfare protection globally to cushion the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the UN International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said. ILO stated in a new report on Wednesday that COVID-19 crisis had also pushed up government spending by some 30 per cent. It stated that […]

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Taliban Celebrates As Last U.S. Troop Leaves Afghanistan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Taliban fighters took control of Kabul airport on Tuesday, following withdrawal of last  U.S. troops, marking  end of a 20-year war that left the Islamist militia stronger than it was in 2001. Celebratory gunfire resounded across Kabul, as shaky video footage showed fighters entering the airport after the last U.S. troops flew out […]

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People Steal Quietly Under Buhari’s Government, Says Amaechi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, says that under the Buhari-led administration, anyone caught stealing would face the consequences. The Minister disclosed this, when speaking about the legacy of the Buhari-led administration during an interview with Daily Trust. Amaechi stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has handled the resources of the […]

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PDP Calls For Investigation Into Rivers Boat Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the alleged shooting of a civilian market boat ferrying foodstuffs and other household goods in Dutch Island area of Rivers. The party stated this in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, in Abuja on Saturday also called for investigation into […]

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Gunmen Attack Bullion Van In Ondo State, Kill Driver, Policeman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Ondo has confirmed the attack on a bullion van in Ore by gunmen. The police also confirmed the killing of the bullion van driver and a policeman during the attack. The attack occurred on Wednesday evening in the Costain axis of the commercial town of Ore, Odigbo Local […]

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Governors Forum, ACF Condemn Jos Killings

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has condemned the tragic incident that led to the loss of 23 travellers at Rukuba Road in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau. The forum flayed the attacks in a statement issued by its Head, Media and Public Affairs, Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, in Abuja on Sunday. […]

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Decamp To PDP If You Can, APC Youths Dare Danjuma Goje

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressive Congress (APC) Youths Vanguard has issued a 7-day ultimatum to a former governor of Gombe State, Senator Danjuma Goje, daring him to make do his plan to quit the party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The Gombe chapter of the APC youth group said Senator Goje was […]

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Governor Zulum Receives Surrendered Chibok Schoolgirl

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Babagana Zulum of Borno on Saturday in Maiduguri received Ruth Pogu, one of the 276 schoolgirls abducted in Chibok by the Boko Haram in April 2014. A statement by Mallam Isa Gusau, the Special Adviser to the governor on Communications and Strategy, said Pogu and a man claimed to be her […]

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Kidnap: 28 More Bethel Baptist High School Students Regain Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty eight 28 more abducted  students of Bethel Baptist High School, Maraban Damishi, in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State, have regained freedom. The Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State, Rev. John Hayab, confirmed the development in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday […]

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NIDCOM, Swiss Embassy Partner On Diaspora Re-integration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Diaspora Reintegration, Diaspora Data Mapping and Capacity Building are some major issues put on the table by the Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa at an interactive Session with the Switzerland Ambassador to Nigeria Amb. Georg Steiner in Abuja. The NIDCOM Boss explained that with the establishment of the […]

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Truck’s Brake Failure Leaves 4 Dead In Ibadan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four people were confirmed dead on Sunday as a result of multiple accident involving a truck at Bode Market in Molete area of Ibadan, Oyo State. Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan. Chukwurah said: […]

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Kanu’s Lawyer Rubbishes Kenyan Govt, Says His Client Was Actually Arrested, Tortured in Kenya

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kenyan government has denied involvement in the arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu, describing the allegation as spurious, derogatory and libelous. Kenya High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Dr. Wilfred Machage added that the claim was nothing but fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings among certain sections of the Nigerian […]

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Gunmen Abduct Another Ekiti Traditional Ruler, Spare Wife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Armed men believed to be kidnappers have abducted another traditional ruler in Ekiti, Oba Benjamin Oso, the Eleda of Eda Ile, in Ekiti East Local Government Area. A source told newsmen on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, that the traditional ruler was returning from farm with his wife  on Friday, when he was […]

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