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NCDC BOSS, Chikwe Ihekweazu To Head New WHO Pandemic Data-Driven Hub In Germany

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) says Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), will head its newly inaugurated Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence based in Berlin, Germany. Outgoing German Federal Chancellor, Dr Angela Merkel, and the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, inaugurated the hub on Wednesday to better […]

MMA2 Driver Turns In Bag Containing Money, Jewelry, Other Valuables

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A bag containing bundles of local and foreign currencies, jewelry and other valuables worth millions of Naira forgotten inside one of the buses for conveying passengers at the Airside of Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos Terminal Two (MMA2), has been returned to the owner by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of the […]

Bangladesh Sentences 6 Militants To Death For Killing Gay Activists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six members of an Islamist militant group were sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in Bangladesh, for the brutal killing of two gay rights campaigners, five years ago. Xulhaz Mannan, 35, and Mahbub Rabbi Tonoy, 25, were hacked to death in Mannan’s apartment in the capital Dhaka in April 2016, […]

CJN Summons Six Chief Judges Over PDP Conflicting Court Order Rackets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six Chief Judges have been summoned to explain the conflicting orders emanating from the courts under their jurisdiction. Ahuraka Yusuf Isah, the media aide to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), confirmed that Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad issued the summons in his capacity as the National Judicial Commission (NJC) chairman. African Examiner […]

Firstbank Sponsors Duke Of Shomolu Production As Awo, Aremu Hits The Stage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced its sponsorship of ‘A Deep Dive Into History’, a theatre production from the Duke of Shomolu (DOS) Production House, spearheaded by Joseph Edgar. A deep dive into history comprises two exciting stage plays – Aremu and Awo, showing from the 22nd of August and will […]

NNPC GMD Clarifies Revenue Projection for 2022-2024 Revenue Framework

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, on Wednesday received accolades from the House of Representatives Committee on Finance for providing detailed explanations on some burning Oil Industry issues at an interactive session on the 2022-2024 Medium Term Expenditure and Revenue Framework (MTERF) and Fiscal […]

Tottenham Snatches Victory Against Man City In Premier League Opener

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Even without the services of their embattled striker Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspurs overcame the firepower of Manchester city and defeated the league defending champions 1-0. As usual City began the game with a barrage of attacks on Spurs goal but the London team stood firm with occasional counter attacks that unsettled Pep […]

New York Governor Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo stepped down on Tuesday, amid mounting allegations of sexual harassment. The Democratic governor has come under pressure as a growing number of women – currently 11 – have accused him of unwelcome physical contact. As a result, many state and national leaders have called for his […]

COVID-19: Presidential Steering Committee Postpones Second Batch Of Vaccination

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC), has announced the postponement of the second batch of COVID-19 Moderna vaccine doses donated by the American government to intensify the battle against the virus. The Director Press, PSC, on COVID-19 Mr. Willie Bassey, made this known in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja. […]

Foursquare Gospel Church Former G.O., Wilson Badejo Dies

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has announced the death of its former General Overseer (G.O), Dr Wilson Badejo, aged 74. The National Secretary of the church, Rev. Yomi Oyinloye, said in a statement that Badejo, who was the church’s G.O between 1999 and 2009, died on Saturday after a brief illness. “He […]

[UPDATED] Hushpuppi Fraud: IGP Writes PSC, Recommends Abba Kyari For Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has directed immediate suspension of Mr Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, following the high-profile bribery and fraudulent allegations made against the officer. The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Kyari, an […]

Hushpuppi: Kyari’s Brother Deletes His Instagram Photos Of Luxury Cars, Exotic Lifestyles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Usman Kyari, younger brother to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, on Saturday deleted pictures of himself posing with several luxury vehicles or in apartments on his Instagram handle.  Usman’s social media posts began attracting attention on Friday following his elder brother’s indictment by the FBI. Usman’s page, with […]

Beninese Court Case: Sunday Igboho Knows Fate On Monday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, may be released by the Cour D’Appal De Cotonou on Monday. This is according to Ibrahim Salami, one of the Benin Republic-based lawyers representing Mr Igboho. In an interview on BBC, Ibrahim Salami explained that  Igboho has two more stages to undergo before he […]

NNPC Commits To Ensuring Energy Sufficiency, Wealth Creation For Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring effective stewardship of the nation’s hydrocarbon resources to guarantee energy security and drive wealth creation in Nigeria.  The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made this assertion while delivering the keynote address at the 2021 Nigeria Oil and […]

Osun Monarch Blasts Sunday Igboho, Kanu, Other Agitators; Backs Restructuring

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Olowu of Owu-Kuta in Osun, Oba Adekunle Makama, has condemned secessionist calls in Nigeria, describing it as unpatriotic. The traditional ruler, while fielding questions from journalists in his palace on Sunday, said as a royal father, he would never support the idea and call for separation or secession of any part […]

PIB Passage: Host Communities To Receive $500m Annually As Age-long Jix Broken

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Host communities will receive half a billion dollars annually, as funding from the three per cent approved for Host Communities Trust Fund in the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), the Senate has said. Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Downstream, Sen. Mohammed Sabo said this when he briefed newsmen on Thursday shortly after the […]

BREAKING NEWS: Nigerian Government Re-Arrests IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Government has apprehended Nnamdi Kanu, acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who has been on the run after jumping bail. The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, at an emergency media briefing in his office confirmed the arrest of […]

2023: Olubadan Says Tinubu Will Be A Good President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saliu Adetunji, the Olubadan of Ibadan, says Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will make a good president. Although Tinubu is yet to express his interest in running for the highest office in the land, NAN reports that the monarch says he will support him if he chooses […]

Buhari Postpones UK Medical Trip, Keeps Mum On Reason For Cancellation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has postponed his scheduled trip to London, the United Kingdom (UK), for a medical follow-up visit. According to the President’s Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Presidency would subsequently announce a new date for the scheduled trip. His words: “The medical follow-up […]

Soludo Wins Anambra APGA Governorship Primary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday emerged the governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nov. 6 governorship election in Anambra. Soludo scored a total of 740 votes out of 792 valid votes cast by delegates. Declaring the results of the exercise, […]

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