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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Group Advocates Death Penalty For Looters Of Nigeria’s Public Funds

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ndigbo Unity Forum (NUF) worldwide, a non-governmental organization, has advocated the death penalty for looters of public funds, to eradicate the current spate of corruption in the country. The call was made in a statement jointly signed by NUF’s President, Mr Augustine Chukwudum  and Secretary, Mr Tony Igbokwe, respectively on Sunday, […]

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PDP Sweeps All Oyo LG Polls; One Council Postponed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC) has declared People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of 32 out of the 33 councils of the south west State in the Council elections held Saturday. OYSIEC Chairman, Mr. Isiaka Olagunju made the declaration Sunday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. However, OYOSIEC boss announced […]

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Amaechi Fingered In Suspension of NPA Boss, Hadiza Bala-Usman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi is reportedly behind the sack row of the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala-Usman, AFRICAN EXAMINER has learnt. According to Persecondnews, the minister had sworn that Bala-Usman would not get a second term but was jolted when in January that the president […]

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UPDATE: CCT Chairman Reacts to Viral Assault Video, Says I Was Rather Assaulted + Video

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, Mr Danladi Umar has reacted to the viral video on the social media, where he was captured assaulting a security guard at a shopping complex in Abuja. In his reaction, Mr Danladi, however, denied attacking the guard but stated that he was the one […]

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Twitter User Mocks Corrupt Atiku: “Careful What You Wish For”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A twitter user is trending on social media as he advised former Nigeria’s Vice President Atiku Abubakar to be careful of what he wishes for or he might end up in jail. In commenting on the election of President Joseph Biden of the United States of America and resulting crises following President […]

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Yenagoa LG Chair Criticises Governor Diri, Laments Takeover Of Council’s IGR

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of Yenagoa Local Government, Chief Nimizuo Urouoaye, on Thursday bemoaned the takeover of the collection of Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) in the council area by the Bayelsa government. Urouoaye spoke at the Yenagoa Local Government Secretariat during the citizen’s input towards the preparation of the council’s 2021 budget and briefing […]

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UBA Wins Best Bank Of The Year, International Bank Of The Year At BAFI Awards

Photo: (L-R): Head of Media Relations, UBA Plc, Ramon Nasir; Deputy MD, United Bank for Africa, Liadi Ayoku, President, Nigerian Institute of Taxation, Dame Gladys Olajumoke Simplice; and MD, BusinessDay Newspapers. Mr Ogho Okiti (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, carted two highly coveted laurels at the BusinessDay’s Bank […]

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Court Remands Man For Raping 14-Year-Old Step Daughter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- An Ado Ekiti Chief Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered that one Jayeoba Oluwafemi, 51, be remanded at the Correctional Centre, Ado Ekiti, for allegedly raping his 14-year-old step daughter. The Police prosecutor, Insp. Caleb Leramo, said the offence was committed on Oct. 4 at Ado-Ekiti. He said the defendant unlawfully raped his step daughter […]

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Group Writes INEC To Recall Lagos Lawmaker, Moji Alli-Macaulay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group, Amuwo Odofin Stakeholders’ Consultative Forum in Lagos, on Monday wrote a petition to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to commence a recall process of their representative, Mrs Mojisola Alli-Macaulay, in the Lagos State House of Assembly. In the petition, dated Nov. 2 and addressed to the Chairman of INEC, […]

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#EndSARS: Osun Governor Suspends 24-Hour Curfew

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov.  Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Friday announced the suspension of the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state to tackle the rising violence and damages caused by hoodlums under the #EndSARS protest. Oyetola, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Wole Oyebamiji, in Osogbo, noted the high level […]

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#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Begs Protesters To End Action, Embraces Dialogue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has appealed to the #EndSARS protesters to leave the roads and opt for dialogue. The Governor made the appeal Monday at the swearing-in of members of the Judicial Panel of Inquiry and Restitution at the State House in Marina. Mr Sanwo-Olu admitted that the pain expressed, and concerns […]

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