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Transcorp Hilton Abuja Wins 4 Awards At 2020 World Travel Awards

…Named Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the Sixth Consecutive Year (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transcorp Hilton Abuja has been honoured with four (4) awards including Africa’s Leading Business Hotel for the sixth consecutive year at the 27th annual World Travel Awards. The hotel, which is owned by Transcorp Hotels Plc, the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation […]

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FirstBank Wins Global Finance 2020 Best Mobile Bank App Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s premier and leading financial inclusion services provider has announced that its mobile banking application, FirstMobile, has been awarded the 2020 Best Mobile Banking App award 2020 in the Global Finance Best Digital Bank Awards 2020. The achievement of this feat is largely attributable to the Bank’s […]

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Nigeria Records 111 New COVID-19 Infections, Total Now 62,964

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported 111 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total now infections now 62,964. The NCDC made this known via its verified Website on Sunday. The centre also reported two deaths, bringing the total to 1,146 recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. […]

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9 Nigerians Contesting In Tuesday’s U.S. Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than nine Nigerian Americans are on the ballot in Tuesday’s general elections in the United States. Running mostly on the platform of the Democratic Party, the candidates are bidding for different offices at the federal, state and local levels. NAN reports that besides the presidential election, governorship polls are holding […]

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Nigeria’s First Animated Feature Film Debuts Dec 11

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s first feature-length animation film, Ladybuckit and the Motley Mopsters (LBMM), is set for release on Dec. 11. Its promoters, Hot Ticket Productions, said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that the animated film was valued at about $1 million. Blessing Amidu, Chief Executive Officer of Hot Ticket Productions, said the […]

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Nigeria Confirms 170 New COVID-19 Cases – Lagos 107

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 170 new COVID-19 cases with three coronavirus related deaths recorded in 10 states and Federal Capital Territory in the last 24 hours. The NCDC made this known via its verified website on Friday. The public health agency said that the new confirmed brings the […]

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Buhari Swears In 4 New Perm Sec, Presides Over Virtual FEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhmmadu Buhari on Wednesday swore in four newly appointed federal Permanent Secretaries at the Council Chamber of the State House, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the swearing-in was held shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC). The affected permanent secretaries include Mr […]

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Bayern Munich Suffer 4-1 Loss To End Long Unbeaten Run

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Quadruple winners Bayern Munich slumped to a shock 4-1 loss at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday to end their 32-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last year. Bayern Munich, winners of the UEFA Super Cup against Sevilla after extra time on Thursday, had not lost since Dec. 7, […]

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Buhari Mourns Victims Of Lokoja Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the death of 23 people, as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, “represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country.” The president made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and […]

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Tony Elumelu Named In Time 100 List Of World Most Influential People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TIME has named Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is one […]

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Nigeria Announces 176 New COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 176 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to the agency, the new infection takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,437. The […]

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Nigeria Records 97 New COVID-19 Infections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded  97 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country, bringing the total confirmed cases to 57,242 nationwide. The NCDC disclosed this on its official twitter handle on Sunday . It added that three persons died of COVID-19 complications while 138 patients, who recovered at […]

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Edo 2020: Obaseki Leads As INEC Releases Official Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday began the collation of results from 18 local government areas of Edo. The Resident Electoral Commissioner for INEC in Edo, Mr Johnson Alalibo, gave the name of the Returning Officer for Edo governorship election, to include Prof. Akpofure Rem-Rukeh, the Vice-Chancellor of University of […]

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Edo Decides: Counting Of Votes Begin As Police Warn No Offender Will Go Unpunished

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sorting and counting of votes in the Edo governorship election have begun in parts of Edo Central Senatorial District. Also,  some other parts in the state have concluded voting. At Central Primary School, Ubiaja, Esan South East Local Government Ward 6, units 1 to 5, counting had been concluded in some units […]

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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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