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FIBA Investigate Mali Players For Fighting At Women’s World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) launched an investigation on Tuesday after two Mali players were filmed fighting with each other after their team were eliminated from the Women’s World Cup. The incident took place after Mali lost 68-81 to Serbia in their Group B clash in Sydney on Monday —- their fourth […]

Dethroned Lagos High Chief Bags 15 Years Imprisonment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ikeja High Court on Tuesday sentenced a dethroned ‘Baale’ (Chief) in Shangisha in Magodo area of Lagos State, Mutiu Ogundare and his brother, Opeyemi Mohammed to 15 years imprisonment each for faking his own kidnap. Our correspondent reports that the court had on June 15 discharged and acquitted the third defendant, […]

Hunter Arrests Suspected Ritualist With Human Skull In Osun, Hands Him Over To Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police in Osun have taken custody of a 28-year-old man, Ismail Adewuyi, found with a freshly-cut woman’s head and intestines in Ede area of the state. Police spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, stated in Osogbo that the suspected ritualist was arrested on Saturday by one Isa Usman, a member of the Nigerian Hunters […]

Father Bags 21 Years Imprisonment For Defiling, Impregnating Daughter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Thursday sentenced a 52-year-old man, Akin Isaac, to 21 years imprisonment for defiling and impregnating his 18-year-old daughter. The prosecutor said that the defendant had started having an unlawful sexual intercourse with his 18-year-old daughter while she was six years old, which resulted into at least […]

LAWMA To Shut Ladipo, Oyingbo Markets Over indiscriminate Waste Dumping — MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) says it will shut down Ladipo and Oyingbo markets till further notice over reckless waste dumping, refusal to pay for waste services, and general poor waste management. Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) LAWMA, said in a statement on Thursday in Lagos that the markets […]

Court Grants DSS 60 More Days To Detain Tukur Mamu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, granted a prayer by the Department of State Services (DSS) to detain the former terrorists’ negotiator,, Tukur Mamu, for 60 more days. Justice Nkeonye Maha, in a short ruling on the ex-parte motion moved by counsel for the DSS, Ahmed Magaji, granted the motion as […]

(JUST IN) : Buhari Leaves Orlu For Amaraku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the Owerri-Orlu road. He left the Banana Junction to Amaraku, Isiala Mbano LGA to inaugurate the first phase of Owerri-Okigwe road. Shortly after, the President is expected to commission the House of Assembly complex. Details Shortly…             

Lady Offers Her Kidney To Save Ekweremadu’s Ailing Daughter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 24-year-old lady, Annastasia Michael, has written an open letter to the daughter of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Sonia, offering to donate one of her kidneys to save her life. This is coming after the 25-year-old Sonia Ekweremadu made an appeal to members of the public to donate a kidney to save her […]

Osinbajo To Represent Buhari At Kenya’s Presidential Inauguration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday departed Abuja for Nairobi to represent Nigeria at the inauguration of William Ruto as the fifth President of Kenya. Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Osinbajo will join […]

Amid Parents Ordeal, Ekweremadu’s Daughter Begs Public For Kidney Donation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sonia, the daughter of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, on Monday begged members of the public to donate kidney to her. The young woman, whose parents are currently facing charges of organ harvesting in the United Kingdom made the plea on her Instagram page on Monday. In the statement, Sonia noted […]

Imo Monarch’s Kidnappers Demand N200m Ransom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The kidnappers of a prominent traditional ruler cum businessman in Imo State, Eze Joel Ndenkwo, have slammed a N200m ransom as the condition for his release. The kidnappers made the demand on Sunday, two days after he was abducted in front of his office at the ever-busy Tetlow Road in Owerri, the […]

Kogi Buries 130 Unclaimed Corpses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kogi Government has conducted a mass burial for 130 unclaimed corpses deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) mortuary, Lokoja. Mrs Elizabeth Arokoyo, the General Manager, Kogi Sanitation and Waste Management Board made this known while fielding questions from newsmen on Sunday. Arokoyo, represented by the Acting Secretary of the board, […]

Auto Crash Claims 20 Lives In Oyo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 20 passengers were burnt to death on Friday in an accident that occurred at Maya/Lanlate Junction in Ibarapa East Local Government area of Oyo State. African Examiner gathered that the incident involved a commercial bus and a Sienna car. African Examiner also gathered that the two vehicles were travelling […]

Baby, 4 Women Die In Jigawa Canoe Mishap – Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Jigawa Police Command has confirmed the death of a seven-month old baby and four women in a canoe mishap in Guri Local Government Area. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, DSP Lawan Shiisu, confirmed the incident in Dutse on Wednesday. “On Tuesday, at about 6 p.m., information at […]

Irresponsible Leaders Using Religion As Tool Of Oppression In Nigeria, Says Kukah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Matthew Kukah, has declared that there is no problem between the two major religious groups in the country, Christians and Muslims. Kukah, who spoke on TVC News Breakfast show on Monday, said the problem of the country is with irresponsible leaders who use religion as a […]

Police Arrest Pastor For Allegedly Defiling 14-Year-Old Chorister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police in Ogun have arrested a pastor for allegedly defiling a 14-year-old choir member at Agbado area. Police spokesman in the state, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, stated on Sunday that the 38-year-old pastor is the General Overseer of the church. His arrest followed a complaint lodged at the Agbado Divisional Headquarters of the […]

Gunmen Abduct Scores Of Travelers In Ondo State

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Saturday abducted scores of travelers on Benin-Owo Expressway in Ifon , the headquarters of Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State. The number of victims could not be ascertained as some sources said the victims were over 40 while others gave their number as 32. One of the sources at […]

Police Arrest Popular Singer Ice Prince For Assault In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has arrested popular musician, Ice Prince, for allegedly assaulting a police officer. The singer was arrested in the early hours of Friday, according to the command’s Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin. He said the singer was stopped for driving without license plates but allegedly abducted the […]

Hoodlums Pelt Kwankwaso With Satchet Water In Kogi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hoodlums on Wednesday pelted the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Dr Rabiu Kwankwaso, with sachets of water while on a visit to Kogi State. Kwankwaso was in Lokoja, the state capital to inaugurate the party’s secretariat and his campaign offices. On getting to a popular hotel where he was […]

2 KWASU Students Found Dead In Off-Campus Hostel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two 200 level students of the Kwara State University, Malete, Kwara State, Tobiloba Daniel and Arewa Abayomi, have been found dead in their room in a hostel outside the premises of the institution. African Examiner gathered that Daniel and Abayomi were studying for the ongoing examination in the institution when they decided […]

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