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Angola Maintains Closed Borders to Fend Off COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Angola says it will maintain closed borders to fight and prevent a spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. According to a Presidential Decree, which updates the measures adopted during the prevailing ‘State of Calamity’, only nationals and foreign residents can return to the national territory. The decree also stated that […]

Fayose Cautions Obasanjo Over Comments About Kashamu

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has berated former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo for his comment about late Buruji Kashamu. African Examiner had reported that Kashamu, a former Ogun state senator and Peoples Democratic Party chieftain, died on Saturday from COVID-19 complications. Obasanjo, in his condolence message to the […]

Mixed Reactions Greet Obasanjo’s Letter On Kashamu’s Death

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Nigeria’s President, Olusegun Obasanjo, is trending on Twitter as Nigerians have taken to their social media handle to react to the condolence letter the former president sent to the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, over the death of Buruji Kashamu. African Examiner had earlier reported the death […]

Anglican Bishop Says COVID-19 is Blessing in Disguise

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rt. Revd Manasses Okere, Bishop, Anglican Diocese, Isiukwuato in Abia, has said that the Coronavirus pandemic was a blessing in disguise as it created room for domestic church to thrive. Okere, who was Guest Preacher at the 12th Synod of Anglican Diocese of Awka, said it had united many families by making […]

Obasanjo Mocks Kashamu, Says He Used Law, Politics to Escape Justice, But Not Death

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, in mourning late Senator Buruji Kashamu, appears to be mocking the late Senator even in death. In his condolence letter dated August 8 and addressed to the Ogun governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, Obasanjo described the life and history of Kashamu as “a journey that should offer lessons for […]

Nigeria Spends N14bn on Cash Transfer, School Feeding in Jigawa –Official

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has, in 16 cycles’ disbursement, spent N9.074billion on Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and another N5.178billion on School Feeding Programme from inception in 2017 till date in Jigawa. Alhaji Bala Chamo, the state Coordinator, Social Investments Programme (SIP), who made this known at a news conference in Dutse on Saturday […]

Edo Crisis: Nigerians Berate Tinubu For Attacking Governor Obaseki

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As political tension in Edo begins to gather ahead of the upcoming gubernatorial election, there have been plots and accusations between the two major parties, the PDP and the APC. Recall that this week, there was a mild drama in Benin as police barricaded the Edo assembly complex and […]

Edo 2020: I Have No Candidate –Oba Of Benin Tells APC

From Ignatius Okpara, Benin (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the September 19th, 2020 gubernatorial election in Edo State, South-South Nigeria, the Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare the 11, has urged political parties participating in poll to eschew violence while going about their campaigns, just as he says he has no preferred candidate among contestants. The […]

[BREAKING] Buruji Kashamu Dies Of COVID-19

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former senator from Ogun state,  Buruji Kashmau, has died of complications from COVID-19. Former senator, Ben Murray-Bruce, who broke the news on Twitter on Saturday said Kashamu died at First Cardiologist Consultants in Lagos. He was aged 62. Murray Bruce writes: “I have just lost my good friend […]

Zimbabwe COVID-19 Deaths Reach 100, Total Case Hits 4,451

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Covid-19 deaths in Zimbabwe have hit 100 for the first time since the first case in March, with total case count in the politically troubled country reaching 4, 451. While statistics may appear low compared to other countries, the President Mnangagwa led nation, with a failing health system, […]

NNPC Signs Pact with Partners To Resolve OML 130 Dispute

Photo: L-R: MD SAPETRO, Mr. Toyin Adenuga; NNPC GMD, Mallam Mele Kyari, and MD CNOOC, Mr. Xie Vincent Wensheng …Resolution Will Immediately Unlock About $510million Gas Revenue (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In its bid to meet the target of revving up production to 3 million barrels per day and unlock gas revenues to the tune of […]

Edo Has Become Syria; Wike Is Putin, Baba Is Trump –Shehu Sani

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kaduna former lawmaker, Shehu Sani, has compared the current political crisis in Edo State to that of ‘Syria’. African Examiner reports that the crisis in the state increased on Thursday when security personnel invaded the State House of Assembly as the Speaker, Frank Okiye and the Deputy Speaker […]

Nigeria Announces 443 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Infections Now 45,687

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 443 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. This brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in the country to 45,687. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Friday. The health agency noted that six more persons have […]

325 More Stranded Nigerians Evacuated From U.S. In 6th Special Flight

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The sixth evacuation flight from the U.S. has departed for Abuja and Lagos with 325 passengers on board. In the manifest are 128 males, 174 females and 23 infants, according to the Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen. This brings to 1,739 the total number of stranded Nigerians […]

Lebanese Judge Orders Detention Of Top Officials Over Beirut Explosion

  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Beirut judge has ordered the detention of the director of Lebanese customs and a port director, after the massive blast which ripped through the capital city’s port. This is according to a report by the Lebanese National News agency. Tuesday’s explosion killed 154 people and injured more than 4,000, according to […]

World Bank Approves $114.3 Million For Nigeria To Tackle COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Bank has approved $114.28 million financing to help Nigeria prevent, detect and respond to the threat posed by COVID-19 with specific focus on state level responses.  According to a statement from the bank on Friday, the amount includes $100 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) and $14.28 million […]

NMA Election Turns Chaotic, Bloody in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The election of the Enugu State branch of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA held at the Michael Okpara, square on Thursday turned bloody, as members of different factions engaged in free for all fight sustained various degrees of injuries. African Examiner recalled that a faction of the state NMA […]

NEMA Warns of Flooding In 28 States, 102 LGAs Across Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has alerted that 28 states and 102 local governments might be at risk of flooding due to impending heavy rainfall. Mr Olusegun Afolayan, Director, Operations of NEMA in charge of Ekiti, Ondo and Osun states gave the warning while speaking with newsmen after sensitising some residents on […]

Edo 2020: Osinbajo Receives Ize-Iyamu, Ganduje; Urges Peaceful Campaign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, received Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Edo. Ize-Iyamu, who was earlier presented with APC’s flag for Edo governorship election by President Muhammadu Buhari, was accompanied to the vice president’s office by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano […]

Ghana’s COVID-19 Cases Exceed 40,000 With Over 200 Deaths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ghana has confirmed 455 new cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing its total case count to 40,097 on Friday, the latest update from the Ghana Health Service said. The total recovered and discharged cases increased to 36, 638, as officials discharged 254 more patients who had completed their period of treatment. Seven […]

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