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WTO: Nigerians Berate US For Blocking Okonjo-Iweala As Consensus Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aggrieved Nigerians have taken to social media to berate the government of President Donald Trump for opposing former Nigeria’s finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Lots of Nigerians expressed joy when it was announced that Dr Okonjo Iweala will […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria’s Economy Too Fragile To Handle Another Lockdown, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Nigeria must do all it takes to avoid a second wave of Covid-19 infections. Buhari disclosed this on Thursday on his Twitter account on Thursday saying the country’s economy is too weak to afford another round of lockdown. “Looking at the trends in other countries, we […]

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Sanwo-Olu Confirms Army Shot EndSARS Protesters At Lekki Tollgate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has stated that footage from the Lekki Toll Gate indicated that the Nigerian military is responsible for the shooting of peaceful #EndSARS protesters. African Examiner recalls that last Tuesday men in military uniform opened fire on unharmed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, harassment and extra-judicial killings  […]

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ENDSARS: Nigerians React As Fashola Finds Hidden Camera At Lekki Tollgate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Reactions have trailed the news report of the discovery of a hidden camera in Lekki toll gate by the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola. According to the report, the former governor of Lagos State discovered the camera while on a tour to ascertain the level of carnage in the area. […]

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Looted COVID-19 Relief Materials Not Hoarded –Governors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has debunked claims that state governors hoarded relief materials meant for distribution to Nigerians during the COVID-19 lockdown. The African Examiner recalls that COVID-19 palliatives were handed down to the states by the federal government to help individuals curtail the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The palliatives […]

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Lekki Shooting: I don’t Have Powers To Deploy Soldiers, Tinubu Insists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has debunked allegations that he has a hand in the shooting of protesters in Lagos state. He disclosed this in a statement on Sunday saying that if he has the powers to deploy soldiers he could have sent them to protect his […]

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Odi Leaders Mock Obasanjo Over Comments on Lekki EndSARS Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, have come under severe criticism as leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa State berated him over his comment on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. African Examiner reports that Obasanjo had condemned the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Lekki tollgate as he […]

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Ekiti Raises Alarm, Says Hoodlums Loot Poisonous Food Items

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti State government has issued a warning on Saturday saying that large quantities of poisonous items, mistaken as food and yet to be distributed Covid-19 palliatives, were looted in warehouses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. Mr Akin Omole, commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, disclosed this in a statement in Ado Ekiti  […]

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#EndSARS Protests: Akeredolu Lifts Curfew as Peace Returns To Akure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has lifted the 24 – hour indefinite curfew he imposed on the state, following the return of peace to Akure, the state capital. Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said on Friday in Akure, that the decision is with effect from Saturday. Akeredolu imposed […]

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Don’t Reject Injured #EndSARS Protesters, Minister Tells Hospitals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has enjoined hospitals across the country not to reject injured #EndSARS protesters due to inability to pay for service.  Ehanire disclosed this on Friday in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi. The minister also directed all the […]

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Lekki Shooting: No Nation Can Defeat Its People, Says Jonathan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has berated the “use of deadly force” on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos state. Jonathan in a statement on Friday stated that violent crackdown will only make situation worse and he called on everyone to embrace peace. According to Jonathan, a nation needs both the old and the young […]

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Obasanjo Condemns Shooting of Protesters At Lekki Toll Gate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has enjoined President Muhammadu Buhari to be quick in acting concerning the security unrest in different parts of the country. The former president disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement he issued to the press saying Buhari “must act now before it is too late”. “This time demands […]

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There Were Causalities In Lekki Shooting, Reps Speaker Contradicts Sanwo-Olu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has stated that they were casualties following the attack on #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki tollgate in Lagos on Tuesday.  Men in military uniform had opened fire on protesters who gathered on the tollgate calling for an end to police brutality. Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu […]

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IGP Orders Withdrawal Of Police Officers Attached To VIPs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has issued a directive withdrawing police officers attached to very important persons (VIP). This directive was contained in a police wireless message on Wednesday. The directive given to police zonal commands will take immediate effect as only those attached to government officials are exempted. […]

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#EndSARS Protests: Sanwo-Olu Orders Probe Into Lekki Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Sanwo-olu of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has called for an investigation into the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Toll Gate. The African Examiner reports that men in military uniform opened fire on protesters as scores were injured and at least two killed on Tuesday evening. Governor Sanwo-Olu had ordered a […]

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Senate To Buhari: Address Nigerians Over #EndSARS Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The senate has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to talk to Nigerians quickly concerning the #EndSARS protests. This resolution came after a motion sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi representing Ekiti South. The African Examiner reports that President Buhari had scrapped the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and promised to reform the police. However, the […]

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Nigerians Not Only Protesting Against SARS But Poor Governance –Seun Kuti

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Seun Kuti, son of Afrobeat musician and activist, has stated that the ongoing nationwide #EndSARS protest is no longer about the banning of Special Anti-Robbery Squad and reformation of the police as the protests have gone beyond that. Seun stated that it was necessary the government listen to the demands of the […]

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Nigerian-Born Canadian Minister Backs #EndSARS Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian-born lawyer and minister of justice in a Canadian province, Kaycee Madu, has joined the #EndSARS protest as he stated that his cousin, Chrisantus Korie, was murdered by the police in Nigeria in 2013. Madu disclosed this on Saturday as he took to his Twitter handle lamenting that the murder of his […]

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Nigerian Army Unveils ‘Crocodile Smile’ As EndSARS Protest Spreads Nationwide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has disclosed that it is about to begin its annual exercise “Crocodile Smile” aim at identifying, tracking, and  “counter negative propaganda” circulating in the social media and the cyberspace. This was disclosed in a statement by the army spokesman, Musa Sagir, who disclosed that the exercise will start from […]

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Don’t Deploy Soldiers To Attack EndSARS Protesters –Catholic Bishop

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Catholic archbishop of Lagos, Alfred Adewale Martins, has enjoined the federal government not to send the Nigerian Army to stop the #EndSARS protesters protesting across the country. The African Examiner recalls that the army had declared its intention to join other security forces in the country to enforce law and order. Reacting […]

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