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Police Confirm Killing Of Ex-Oyo Commissioner’s Wife

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Oyo State, has confirmed the killing of Mrs Olayemi Odetomi, wife of a former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, in the state by unknown gunmen. Mrs Odetomi was shot dead on Friday in her residence at Ashi, Bodija Area of Ibadan, when unknown gunmen invaded her […]

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Kano Approves Appointment Of 34 Sharia Court Judges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano State Chief Judge, Justice Nura Sagir, has approved the appointment of 34 additional Sharia Court Judges in the state. The Kano State Judiciary Spokesman, Mr Baba Jibo-Ibrahim, said this in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano, on Thursday. According to the statement, the approval was sequel to having successfully […]

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Leak Roof: Senate Tasks FCDA, FEC On Renovation Of NASS Complex

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has urged the Federal Capital Territory Authority (FCDA) to expedite action on the renovation of the National Assembly complex to stop the leaking of the roof during rain season. Sen. Sani Musa Chairman, Senate Committee on Services said this when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on […]

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2021 UTME: Jamb Delists 25 CBT Centres For Poor Performance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 25 Computer-Based Exam Centres (CBT) across the country for poor performance at the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held nationwide on Saturday, June 19. A statement issued on Sunday, in Abuja, by Dr Fabian Benjamin, spokesperson for JAMB, said the delisted centres […]

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Hijab Crisis: Violent Protest Prevents Resumption Of Schools In Kwara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Violence and resistance Wednesday marred the reopening of the 10 grant-aided missionary schools closed down about a month ago, by the Kwara state government over the controversy that trailed the use of Hijab. Recall that the schools were closed on Friday, February 19, 2021 over misunderstanding in the usage of Hijab (Islamic female […]

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COVID-19: Lagos Vaccinates 5,222 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government says it has vaccinated 5, 222 people with the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after the rollout of the vaccine in the state. The state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, made this known in a statement while giving an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine administration Tuesday in Lagos. Recall that […]

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N17.1b Fraud: Court Halts Retrial Of Orji Kalu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Monday temporarily halted the re-trial of former Abia State Governor, Sen. Orji Kalu, over alleged 17.1b corruption charges. Justice Inyang Ekwo temporarily stayed the re-trial while delivering ruling in an application filed by Kalu – seeking leave to file a motion against his re-trial for […]

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Reps Deny Apologising To Buhari Over Summon On Insecurity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian House of Representatives has declared that it is unperturbed about the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to appear before it over security matters and denied sending apology over the aborted summon. The House Spokesman, Benjamin Kalu (APC-Abia), while speaking in a statement issued Monday in Abuja countered that it was […]

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UNILAG: Babalakin Dares FG; Faults Dissolution of The Governing Council

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Dr. B.O. Babalakin has opposed dissolution of the body he headed, as announced last week Thursday by the Federal Ministry of Education. Babalakin in a letter dated Monday, November 16, 2020, signed by the Group Corporate Affairs Manager, Resort International and […]

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Lekki Shooting: LASEMA Debunks Refusal To Rescue Injured Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has debunked allegations making the rounds in the media that it refused to come to the aid of protesters during the shooting incident at Lekki on Tuesday night. The Director -General, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the declaration during an interview with the News Agency […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms 118 New Infections – Lagos 55 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s tally of people infected with the COVID-19 pandemic has hit 61,558, with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), confirming 118 new cases on Monday. The infections were recorded in nine states and the Federal Capital Territory.  The NCDC, which disclosed this via its official Twitter handle, also announced the discharge of 86 patients […]

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#EndSARS Protest: Obaseki Declares Indefinite 24-Hour Curfew in Edo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the attacks on a prison facility and police station in the capital Benin City, the Edo State Government has imposed an indefinite 24-hour curfew across the State. The order to this effective was contained in a press statement signed Monday by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, the curfew is […]

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#ENDSARS: NECO Adjusts Timetable Over Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Examination Council (NECO) has postponed Paper I Computer Studies Practical scheduled for tomorrow – Monday, October 19, 2020, until Monday, November 16. This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the NECO Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Mr. Azeez Sanni. Specifically, Mr. Sanni pointed out that the […]

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NNPC Denies Reports of Bribe to NANS, Funding of Vote-Buying in Ondo Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has refuted reports in a section of the media alleging that it paid bribe to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and provided funds for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to buy votes in the just concluded Ondo State gubernatorial election. In a press release by […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 164 New Infections As Total Now 60,430

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 164 new Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections across the country, the public health outfit announced on its official twitter handle on Monday. Nigeria has recorded over 60,000 total infections. The health agency said that the 164 new infection brought the nation’s confirmed COVID-19 infections to 60,430. […]

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Edo House Impeaches Speaker; Elects New One

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Edo State House of Assembly Speaker, Mr. Francis Okiye, has been impeached. In his place as the new Speaker is Mr. Marcus Onobun, who is representing Esan West State Constituency. Onobun was immediately sworn-in after his election. The sack was preceded by a motion Monday by the House’s Majority Leader, Mr. […]

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Nigeria’s COVID-19 Cases Surpass 60,000 With 111 New Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 111 new COVID-19 infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. The public health agency said the 111 new cases were reported from 11 states, bringing Nigeria’s total number of confirmed cases to 60,103. So far, the […]

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Alleged N6bn Fraud: Tinubu’s Alpha Beta Fights Back

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Allegations and counter allegations have trailed financial misconducts by a former Managing Director of a Lagos based tax consulting firm – Alpha Beta, Mr Dapo Apara, as well as by the firm. While the firm is accusing its ex-boss of diverting the sum of N6bn, the company’s money, Apara in a counter, […]

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Nigeria Records 103 New COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria recorded zero COVID-19-related deaths in five days, as 103 new infections were recorded. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The centre said that Nigeria total COVID-19 cases hit 59,841. It added that the new cases were recorded in Lagos (39), […]

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Ethiopian PM Inaugurates $60m Chinese-Built Industrial Park

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on Wednesday inaugurated a Chinese-built industrial park constructed at a cost of 60 million U.S. dollars. The Bahir Dar Industrial Park (BIP), located 552 km north of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa was constructed by the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC). Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the […]

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