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“Visa Ban Against Electoral Offenders Disrespectful to Nigeria’s Sovereignty”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian government has said it considers it disrespectful to the Sovereignty of the country for any outside country to apply punitive measures such as visas restriction on its citizens. The Nigerian government made this known in a statement issued by Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on […]

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2 Traders Bag 8 Months Imprisonment Each for Stealing A Chicken

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Upper Area Court in Kasuwan Nama, Jos, on Friday sentenced two traders to eight months imprisonment each for stealing a chicken worth N3,000. The police charged Yusuf Musa, 28 and Bashir Aliyu, 18 with conspiracy and theft. The Judge, Lawal Suleiman, sentenced Musa and Aliyu following their guilty plea. Suleiman, however, […]

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NNPC Records ₦20.36 Billion Trading Surplus In July

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an increased trading surplus of ₦20.36billion in July 2020 compared to the ₦2.12billion surplus in June 2020 in its operations. Dr. Kennie Obateru, Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the corporation, in a release in Abuja, explained that details of the figures […]

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ECOWAS Threatens Total Embargo If Mali Refuses to Meet Its Transition Demands

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s National Committee for the Salvation of the People (CNSP), the country’s current governing body set up by mutinous soldiers, had been given one week to meet the  demands of ECOWAS to avoid a total embargo, said CNSP’s spokesperson on Thursday. “The CNSP has been given a week to comply with their […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports Just 90 New Daily Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 90 new infections and five deaths due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the country bringing the nation’s total confirmed cases to 56,478. The NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. According to the agency, the infections were reported from […]

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Aviation Union Shuts Down Arik Air In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions  over alleged nonpayment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices. The unions included the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of […]

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Presidency Replies Obasanjo, Describes Him As “Nigeria’s Divider-In-Chief”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has urged Nigerians to ignore the attempts by some elder statesmen to cause divisions among well-meaning citizens as President Muhammadu Buhari continued to promote nation’s building and unity of the country. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made the call in a statement in […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 160 New Infections, 2 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 160 new infections of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 56,177. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. The 160 new infections were down slightly from 188 recorded on Friday in the country. The […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Announces 188 New Cases, Total Infections Hit 56,017

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 188 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country with total number of infections now 56,017. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday, adding that one new fatality also raised the death toll to 1,076. The agency said that […]

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Firstbank Graduates Third Set Of Senior Management Development Programme Participants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s leading financial inclusion services provider, has graduated 12 successful candidates in the third edition of its Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP). The graduation ceremony held virtually, via the Zoom video conferencing platform on Wednesday, 2 September, 2020. The Senior Management Development Programme (SMDP) is FirstBank’s intensive […]

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Edo, Ondo Election: No Face Mask, No Voting –INEC Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu says voters for Edo and Ondo governorship elections must wear their face masks or be prevented from voting. Yakubu disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja. The INEC chairman explained that with the pandemic, […]

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FRSC Board Promotes 79 Senior Officers To Deputy Corps Commander

Photo: Corps Marshal, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), board has approved the promotion of 79 Assistant Corps Commanders (ACC) to the rank of Deputy Corps Commander (DCC) . The Corps Public Education Officer (CPEO), ACM Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement obtained by News Agency of […]

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Finally, Soldiers Kill Benue’s ‘Most Wanted Criminal’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Army has confirmed the killing of Mr Terwase Akwaza, alias “Gana,” the ‘most wanted criminal’ in Benue state. The Commander, 4 Special Forces Command, Doma, Nasarawa state, Maj. -Gen. Moundhey Ali, told newsmen on Tuesday that Gana was killed at a roadblock mounted by the Army along Gbese-Gboko-Makurdi road following […]

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FAAC: FG, States, Others Share N3.88trn in 6 Months

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC) shared N3.879 trillion to the Federal Government, states, local government areas and other statutory recipients in the first half of 2020. This was contained in the latest edition of the quarterly report on the review of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) released in Abuja, […]

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Nigeria Announces 162 New Daily COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 162 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19 ) in the country, bringing the confirmed cases to 54,905. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Saturday. Nigeria continued its week of recording less than 200 new cases of COVID-19 per […]

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Ajibade Babalade Rejected At Private Hospital; Died At UCH Gate –Shorunmu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ike Shorunmu, a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, on Saturday said late former Super Eagles defender Ajibade Babalade died because medical attention was late in coming his way. Shorunmu told newsmen in Ibadan that Babalade died at the University College Hospital (UCH) gate in Ibadan on Friday after he was denied treatment by a  […]

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Edo 2020: Yoruba Communities Snub Obaseki, Pledge Support for Ize-Iyamu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Yoruba communities in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo have pledged their support for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The pledges were made by the heads of the two communities in Edo, Chiefs Rasheed Ogunwale and Tunji Ilesha of Ogunwale and Ijesha respectively. They […]

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Nigeria Records Another Low Daily COVID-19 Tally With Just 125 New Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 125 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 54,588. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. It said that a multi-sectoral national emergency operations centre (EOC), activated at Level 3, have continued […]

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2 Clergies In Court Over Alleged Fake Prophesy, Cheating

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two clergies on Thursday appeared in Chief Magistrates’ Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, over alleged criminal breach of trust and cheating. The police charged Joe Abraham, 39, and Afolabi Michael, 35, with criminal conspiracy, breach of trust and cheating. The Prosecution Counsel, Dabo Yakubu, told the court that the complainant,  Sokwo Nyachi, who lives […]

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Nigeria Announces 4 Deaths, 216 New COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 4 deaths and 216 fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total infections in the country to 54, 463. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. The health agency said that a multi-sectoral national Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), activated […]

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