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Nigerians In Italy Laud FG As 7,000 Get Captured For Passports

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians in Italy have commended the Federal Government for responding to their challenge of passport scarcity, noting that about 7000 had been captured for passport in the past 11 months. They made this known in separate virtual interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday, at the end of the […]

2023: Tinubu Visits Jonathan, Seeks Support

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate in 2023 polls, has met with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja. The meeting is in continuation of Tinubu’s nationwide consultation with critical stakeholders ahead of the 2023 elections. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and one of APC’s national leaders met […]

Police Debunk Alleged Kidnap Of Fayose’s Brother In Osun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Osun, had debunked reports that Isaac Fayose, younger brother to ex-Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, was attacked by suspected kidnappers at Gbongan Area of the state. The command, in a statement issued by its spokesperson, SP Yemisi Opalola, on Tuesday, said the report being circulated on social media […]

Nollywood Actor Charged With Rape, Conspiracy, Supplying Abortion Drugs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled Nollywood actor, Moses Armstrong has been Charged with alleged rape, intimidation, conspiracy and supplying of drugs or instruments to procure abortion on Wednesday The four charges were read to Mr Armstrong in a State High Court in Uyo for the first time since he was first arrested on June 13, defense […]

(JUST IN): Ex-IGP Tafa Balogun Dies At 74

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Inspector-General of Police, Mustapha Balogun is dead He died after a brief illness Mr Balogun was Born August 25, 1947, in Ila Orangun, Osun State. He was appointed the IGP in March 2002. Balogun died at 74. He was a member of cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police Course 3. Having worked […]

(Breaking): Suspect Bags Death Sentence For A’ibom Jobseeker’s Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A mild drama ensured at the Ibom State High Court as Uduak Akpan, the first accused in the murder of Akwa Ibom job seeker, Iniobong Umoren, was sentenced to death by hanging as he attempted to escape after the judge Bassey Nkanang announced his sentence on Thursday It took the intervention of […]

(BREAKING): Popular Actress Ada Ameh Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular actress, Ada Ameh is dead. She died in Warri, Delta State around 11 pm on Sunday, a source who pleaded anonymity said on Monday morning. Ameh was said to have been a guest of an oil company topshot and his family when she suddenly collapsed. African Examiner gathered that several movie […]

Bandits To Face Death Penalty As Matawalle Signs Anti-Banditry Bill Into Law

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Bello Matawalle on Tuesday signed the anti-banditry and other related offences bill into law. The law which comes into force with immediate effect, has death penalty for those found guilty of banditry and other related offences in Zamfara. Speaking shortly after signing the bill, Matawalle said the law formed part of […]

Buhari Presides Over FEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over virtual weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC)at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. African Examiner reports that the Ministries of Power; Works and Housing; Trade, Industry and Investment; Health as well as Finance are expected to make presentations at the meeting. […]

Fuel Scarcity Hits Abuja , Lagos As NNPC Cuts Supplies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fuel queues have resurfaced in major cities of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun on Monday, forcing motorists to spend hours at filling stations. In Lagos and Ogun states, long queues were observed at several filling stations such as Mobil, Capital, Fatgbems, Enyo, TotalEnergies and NNPC. Though there were products at these filling stations, […]

Zamfara Govt Declares Work-Free Week For PVC Registration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara has declared a work-free week to enable public and civil servants to register and obtain their Permanent Voter Card (PVCs). The Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Ibrahim Dosara, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Gusau. “This is to inform the general public that His Excellency, the […]

Kidnappers Behead Councilor-Elect, Cousin In Benue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension gripped Owupa and Orokam communities in Ogbadibo Local Government Area of Benue State following the killing of a councilor-elect and his cousin by suspected kidnappers. Consequently, youths from the two communities on Friday barricaded the highway and protested the killing as well as incessant kidnapping in both communities. Sources said that […]

Ekiti Decides: EFCC Arrests Suspected Vote-Buyers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested persons suspected to be engaged in vote-buying in the ongoing Ekiti State governorship poll. Channels TV reports that some of the suspects were paraded at the Oke Ori Omi Area the Division of the Nigeria Police Force. The suspects were reported to have been […]

(BREAKING): Funeral Mass Begins For Owo Slain Victims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funeral mass has commenced for slain victims of the June 5th terror attack on St Francis Catholic Church, Owo. Bodies of the victims, which sources were six kids and 20 women, were brought in a hearse in separate coffins. In attendance are Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and other dignitaries. Details Shortly…             

Police Arrest 17 Suspects For Armed Robbery, Cultism In Edo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Edo has arrested 17 suspects for alleged involvement in armed robbery and being members of secret cults. Presenting the suspects to newsmen in Benin on Friday, SP Chidi Nwabuzor, the Public Relations Officer of the command said the suspects were arrested in different locations in the Benin metropolis. […]

(BREAKING): Supreme Court Okays Use Of Hijab In Lagos Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has granted the use of hijab by female Muslim students in Lagos State Government-owned schools. The apex court delivered the ruling upholding the use of hijab by Muslim students on Friday in Abuja. The court dismissed an appeal by the Lagos State Government and upheld the earlier […]

Hajj 2022: Nigerian Pilgrims Depart For Makkah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first batch of 510 pilgrims from Borno are departing Madinah on Friday to Makkah to commence the main Hajj rituals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the pilgrims would be transported in luxury buses in compliance to the COVID-19 protocols. An official at the Madinah control centre told NAN […]

Hoodlums Storm Osun Teaching Hospital To Forcefully Retrieve Colleague’s Corpse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some hoodlums on Wednesday invaded the Osun state University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo to retrieve the body of a colleague that died in the hospital. The hoodlums had on Tuesday afternoon engaged in a fight at Asoje area of the state capital leading security operatives to storm the area and residents alleged […]

40 Owo Massacre Victims For Mass Burial Friday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Diocese of Ondo has fixed Friday, June 17, 2022 for the mass burial of those who lost their lives in the terrorists attack on St. Francis Catholic Church, Owo , Ondo State last week Sunday. According to the church, no fewer than 40 people died in the attack while many […]

Gunmen Kill Four In Ondo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four persons have been shot dead by gunmen operating on motorcycles in ondo state. A source said it was some cultists that attacked a rival cult group. Another source said the mission of the gunmen was unknown as they shot sporadically, killing three persons in Sabo and one person at Igba. It […]

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