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Mobs Vandalise Plateau State Secretariat, Loot NEMA Office, Others For Palliatives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some hoodlums have vandalised the Plateau State Secretariat, the Plateau Publishing Company (PPC), publishers of the Nigerian Standard Newspaper, and the State Water Board, all located in Jos. Mr  Tanimola Obasa, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), confirmed the incident. According to Obasa, the […]

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Odi Leaders Mock Obasanjo Over Comments on Lekki EndSARS Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, have come under severe criticism as leaders of Odi community in Bayelsa State berated him over his comment on the shooting of #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate in Lagos. African Examiner reports that Obasanjo had condemned the violent crackdown on peaceful protesters in Lekki tollgate as he […]

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Nigeria Records Only 48 New COVID-19 Cases – Lagos 18

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 48 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The NCDC, on its verified website on Saturday, noted that COVID-19 related mortalities stands at 1,129 as no new death was recorded in the last 24 hours. The public health agency said that 95 treated […]

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#EndSARS: Police Commission Urges Restraint To Avert Anarchy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the level of destructions visited on innocent Nigerians, public facilities and businesses in the country by miscreants that hijacked the #EndSAR protests, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has called for restraint. The commission warned that any attempt to force the country into a state of lawlessness will be an ill […]

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Ekiti Raises Alarm, Says Hoodlums Loot Poisonous Food Items

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti State government has issued a warning on Saturday saying that large quantities of poisonous items, mistaken as food and yet to be distributed Covid-19 palliatives, were looted in warehouses in Ado-Ekiti on Friday. Mr Akin Omole, commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, disclosed this in a statement in Ado Ekiti  […]

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Jota Seals Liverpool Comeback Win Against Sheffield United

(AFRICANEXAMINER) – Diogo Jota’s second half header secured a 2-1 win for Liverpool over struggling Sheffield United at Anfield on Saturday. But the English Premier League (EPL) champions were made to dig deep for the points. Sheffield United, still looking for their first win of the season, went ahead in the 13th minute when Sander […]

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#EndSARS Protests: Akeredolu Lifts Curfew as Peace Returns To Akure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has lifted the 24 – hour indefinite curfew he imposed on the state, following the return of peace to Akure, the state capital. Mr Donald Ojogo, Commissioner for Information and Orientation, said on Friday in Akure, that the decision is with effect from Saturday. Akeredolu imposed […]

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Protesters Set Zik’s Statue Ablaze; Act Sacrilegious Says Family

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A giant statue of the first Nigerian President, and the Owelle of Onitsha, late Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, was on Saturday completely set ablaze by some rampaging hoodlums infiltrating #EndSARS protesters in the Commercial city of Anambra state, South- East Nigeria. Our correspondent, learnt that the statue located at Denis Memorial Grammar School […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Records 77 New Infections – Lagos 51

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 77 new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. The agency made this known via its verified website on Friday. The NCDC said that the 77 new cases brought the nation’s confirmed cases to 61,882. According to the agency, the latest update shows […]

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Don’t Reject Injured #EndSARS Protesters, Minister Tells Hospitals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has enjoined hospitals across the country not to reject injured #EndSARS protesters due to inability to pay for service.  Ehanire disclosed this on Friday in a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour, Mr Abdulaziz Abdullahi. The minister also directed all the […]

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Lekki Shooting: No Nation Can Defeat Its People, Says Jonathan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, has berated the “use of deadly force” on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos state. Jonathan in a statement on Friday stated that violent crackdown will only make situation worse and he called on everyone to embrace peace. According to Jonathan, a nation needs both the old and the young […]

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BREAKING: Sanwo-Olu Relaxes Lagos Curfew

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Friday announced the easing of curfew from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 and Sunday, Oct. 25. Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, announced this on Friday at the Lagos House, Marina, adding that the curfew would likely be reviewed by Monday, Oct. 26. […]

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NESG Postpones Nigerian 26th Economic Summit Over EndSARS Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sequel to the current wave of unrest and public outcry over the unintended twist the EndSARS protests have taken across Nigeria, the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has postponed the 26th edition of it annual economic summit. This year’s summit with the theme “Building Partnerships for Resilience” was scheduled to hold from […]

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OPINION: Supporting Elections Across Africa

By Akua Gyekye Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts both locally and globally, with protecting election integrity at the center of this work. This update provides an overview of our ongoing work in reducing misinformation (https://bit.ly/34gOfh8) and removing voter suppression, preventing election interference, […]

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#EndSARS: Osun Governor Suspends 24-Hour Curfew

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov.  Gboyega Oyetola of Osun on Friday announced the suspension of the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state to tackle the rising violence and damages caused by hoodlums under the #EndSARS protest. Oyetola, in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Wole Oyebamiji, in Osogbo, noted the high level […]

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Nigeria Confirms 138 New COVID-19 Infections – Katsina Top With 44

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 138 new cases of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), with two deaths recorded in 12 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the last 24 hours in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official website on Thursday. The Centre, however, […]

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Lekki Shooting: LASEMA Debunks Refusal To Rescue Injured Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), has debunked allegations making the rounds in the media that it refused to come to the aid of protesters during the shooting incident at Lekki on Tuesday night. The Director -General, LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, made the declaration during an interview with the News Agency […]

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Protests: INEC Postpones Outstanding Bye-Elections Indefinitely

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed indefinitely, the outstanding 15 bye-elections earlier scheduled to hold on Oct 31.  The commission made the disclosure in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in Abuja after INEC’s meeting held on Thursday. He […]

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EndSARS: Provide Justice For Families Of Victims, US Reps Urge Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States House of Representatives has urged President Mohammadu of Nigeria to ensure that justice is served to the families of victims in the ongoing protests against police brutality in the country. The House also expressed particular concern with the documented force used by the Nigerian police and military, which has […]

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Prosecute Those Involved In Killing #Endsars Protesters, US Tells Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The US has frowned at the shooting of youths protesting against police brutality in Lagos state. African Examiner recalls that soldiers opened fire at protesters at the Lekki tollgate after Lagos government had imposed a 24-hour curfew. A large score of people sustained injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment. US […]

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