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Nigerians React As Pastor Adefarasin Advises Church Members To Seek Better Life Abroad

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The statement made by the Senior Pastor of the House on the Rock Church Lagos, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, advising his church members to get a plan B as sparked social media reactions.  African Examiner writes that the cleric gave the advice on Sunday, May 9,  when  he spoke extensively on the state […]

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Gunmen Kidnap Muslim Worshippers In Katsina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bandits early Monday morning, reportedly abducted Muslim worshippers who were observing Thajud (vigil) in a mosque at Jibia, Katsina State. According to residents, the numbers of those abducted are 40. An opinion leader in the town, Mallam Gide Dahiru, however, stated that the figures of those abducted at eleven, which consist of […]

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National Summit, A Panacea To Avert Anarchy – Afe Babalola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Legal icon Afe Babalola on Friday debunked allegations that his planned peace conference is contrary to the government of President Muhammadu Buhari and Nigeria’s unity. He asserted that the summit will instead find ways out of the current national challenges. The nonagenarian said this in a goodwill message at the foundation-laying ceremony […]

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Why FG Should Not Continue To Ignore Advice – Catholic Bishops

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) says Nigeria will “become ungovernable” if the federal government continues to ignore criticisms and recommendations. The clergies disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday as they tasked President Muhammadu Buhari to address the country concerning his effort in tackling insecurity. The statement, which was […]

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D’banj Named Nigeria’s Motorsport Team Captain Ahead Of World Championships

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian singer, D’banj has been named captain of the racing Nigeria motorsport team ahead of the Federation International de l’ Automobile (FIA) World Championships in October.  The award-winning musician was unveiled on Friday at a ceremony in Abuja attended by motorsport personalities including Mahdi Mohammed, the deputy governor of Zamfara. Ishaku Bamaiyi, […]

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ASUP Vows To Continue Nationwide Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics has pledged to continue its strike until the Federal Government meets its demands. Anderson Ezeibe, ASUP’s National President, disclosed this on Friday at an emergency congress held at the Federal Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State.  African Examiner writes that ASUP had commenced its nationwide strike on April […]

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Updated:14 Passengers Burnt To Death In Lagos –Ibadan Expressway Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 14 passengers – 11 adults and three children – were on Thursday night burnt to death in an accident around the Long Bridge on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. Babatunde Akinbiyi, the spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta on Friday. African Examiner reports that […]

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Family Fixes Burial Dates For Pastor Dare Adeboye

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The family of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, has thanked Nigerians for the outpouring of grief and support from around the world over the death of Pastor Dare Adeboye who died on May 4 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State.  African Examiner writes that president […]

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Nigerians React To Abduction Of Abia Varsity Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The news that gunmen had abducted an undisclosed number of students from Abia State University, Uturu has sparked social media reactions.  African Examiner reports that gunmen on Wednesday night had ambushed some of the students and abducted them. The Abia State Commissioner for Information, John Kalu, confirmed the development in a statement […]

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Nigerians In South Africa Reject N54k Demanded For Passport Replacement

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Union in South Africa (NUSA) has called on the consulate in Johannesburg to scrap the R2000 (about N54,000) which was  imposed for the replacement of lost passports. This was disclosed in an open letter to the Consul General, Abdulmalik Ahmed, and the union also enjoined that the collection of R120 […]

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FIFA Postpones World Cup Qualifiers In Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FIFA confirmed on Thursday that the 2022 World Cup qualifiers scheduled for Africa during June have been postponed until September due to the coronavirus and stadiums not meeting international standards. There will now be double match days in September, October and November with the 10 group winners advancing to the final round […]

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Burna Boy’s ‘Ye’ Certified Gold In US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The single ‘Ye’ by Grammy award-winning singer, Burna Boy, has been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). His Mother and Manager, Mrs Bose Ogulu disclosed this on her IG handle @thenamix. With this new feat added to his outstanding international achievement, ‘Ye’ becomes the fastest Nigerian song to […]

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Nigerians Call For Gumi Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some Nigerians on social media are calling for the arrest of controversial cleric, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi for his roles in negotiating with the bandits.  African Examiner recalls that in March, bandits attacked the College of Forestry Mechanisation in Afaka, Igabi LGA, and abducted 39 students. Although, as of the time of filing […]

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Buhari Has Surrendered To Terrorists- PDP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party says that the “statement by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that the Federal Government is not duty-bound to protect Nigerians from bandits, has confirmed apprehensions that the All Progressives Congress and the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency have surrendered our nation to terrorists”. The party disclosed this […]

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Presidency Says Some Religious, Political Leaders Plotting To Overthrow Buhari

The presidency says some “disgruntled religious and past political leaders” together with “external forces” are trying to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The special adviser to the president on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday saying that it has “unimpeachable evidence” of a plan to recruit leaders […]

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APC Has Done Better Than 16-Year Achievements Of PDP – Yahaya Bello

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor of Kogi Kogi State, Yahaya Bello on Tuesday stated   that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has done better  beyond the 16-year achievement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Bello made this known during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily. He said:  “Largely, APC has performed beyond what PDP […]

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Biafra: Kanu Orders Total Shut Down Of Southeast, Abuja, Lagos, North May 20

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has called for a total shut down of the Southeast, Abuja, Lagos State and the North on May 30. Kanu called for the sit-at-home to celebrate those killed during the Biafra civil war. Speaking through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, […]

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FG Issues Directive For Travelers From 3 Countries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has issued a directive for non Nigerian travelers from Brazil, India and Turkey. This was disclosed in a statement issued to the press by the Boss Mustapha, chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee  on  COVID-19  who  disclosed this in a press release titled ‘Travel advisory for passengers arriving Nigeria […]

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FG Will Soon Halt Petrol Subsidy – Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The minister of state for petroleum resources Timipre Sylva, says the federal government will soon stop the present subsidy regime for premium motor spirit (PMS), better known as petrol. Sylva disclosed this during a graduation and awards ceremony held by Offshore Technology Institute, University of Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Friday. According […]

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Stop Threatening Ndigbo, Fani-Kayode Berates Miyetti Allah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has berated the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, for threatening to launch attacks in the Southeast concerning the alleged killing of its members residing in the region. It would be recalled that the group, through its National Secretary, Engr. Saleh Alhassan, in a statement […]

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