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BREAKING: Ese Brume Wins Nigeria’s First Medal At Tokyo Olympics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Long jumper Ese Brume has won the country’s first medal at the ongoing 2020 Tokyo Olympics clinching bronze in the final event of the women’s long jump. She jumped  6.97 meters and came just short of 0.3 of Germany’s Malaika Mihambo’s 7.00 meters and American Brittney Reese’s 6.97 meters.  Brume came […]

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COVID-19: U.S Delivers 4 Million Doses Moderna Vaccines To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S Mission to Nigeria has stated that the 4,000, 080 Moderna vaccines doses donated to Nigeria was part of President Joe Biden’s commitment to combat the global COVID-19 pandemic. Ms Kathleen FitzGibbon, Deputy Chief of Mission, US Embassy, said this at the official handover of the vaccines at the national briefing […]

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WaterAid Nigeria Partners Latter Day Church To Boost Sanitation, Hygiene In Enugu, Bauchi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its contribution  towards improving and sustaining access to Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH), in Enugu and Bauchi states, WaterAid Nigeria, in partnership with the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, is to embark on a project tagged: “Strengthening  Water and Sanitation Delivery […]

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US Must Make Formal Request For Abba Kyari’s Extradition, Says Ozekhome

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has stated that the United States must make a formal request for the extradition of Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari. It could be recalled that Kyari was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fraud case against Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi […]

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BREAKING: IGP Appoints DCP Disu To Replace Embattled Abba Kyari As Head Police IRT

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba has appointed Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Tunji Disu as the new head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). The posting of Disu, the IGP said, is on the heels of Management’s decision to fill the leadership gap within the IRT and refocus the […]

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NNPC Records Petroleum Product Sale of ₦234.63bn in March

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that its downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), recorded ₦234.63 billion revenue from the sale of white products in the month of March 2021 representing a 24.7% increase from the ₦188.15billion sales recorded in the previous month of February 2021. This is […]

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Absa Bank Boosts Uganda’s Fight Against Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A frontline financial institution, Absa Bank has strengthened Uganda’s fight against COVID-19 pandemic with the donation of 160 medical oxygen cylinders. Absa Bank Uganda Limited, a subsidiary of Absa Group, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups with a presence in 14 countries, currently operates an extensive network of over 39 […]

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IMF Approves $553.2m Credit Facility For Gabon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved $553.2 million for Gabon to assist the country in its fight against COVID-19 pandemic and support the implementation of the authorities’ 2021–23 Economic Recovery Strategy of the West African nation. The fund which is a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) as approved […]

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After 3 Days Notice, Lagos Demolishes Shanties On Lekki Coastal Road

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos government has demolished all shanties and illegal structures on Lekki coastal road which serves as alternative to Lekki-Epe route. The demolition was carried out after a three-day removal notice had reportedly been issued to affected persons. Chairman of the State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, confirmed […]

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Olympics: Nigeria’s Amusan Misses Out On Women’s 100m Hurdles Medal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was another “near miss” for Team Nigeria on Monday at the ongoing 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo as medal hope Tobiloba Amusan failed to deliver. Amusan, running from lane 6 in the women’s 100 metres hurdles final at the Olympic Stadium finished fourth after a time of 12.60 seconds. It was […]

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Zamfara Wants To Enact Laws Against Spread Of Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara State Government says it will enact laws to regulate social media against spread of fake news in the state. Matawalle disclosed this in Gusau on Sunday at the inauguration of the newly-elected state executives of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ). Matawalle, represented by the State Commissioner of Information, […]

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Stop Threat Of Lockdown In South East, VON DG Tells IPOB

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr Osita Okechukwu, has counselled the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) against threatening a lockdown in the South-East Zone every Monday. Okechukwu gave the advice in a statement on Sunday in Enugu. IPOB, in a statement on Friday through its Publicity Secretary, […]

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Apapa Gridlock My Greatest Headache – NPA MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The agonising traffic gridlock on the Apapa road leading to the port has constituted a major headache to the Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA), its acting Managing Director, Alhaji Mohammed Bello-Koko, has said. Bello-Koko told newsmen on Sunday in Lagos that the traffic congestion problem had defied solutions “for more than 10 years […]

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BREAKING: PSC Okays IGP Recommendation, Suspends DCP Abba Kyari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission has announced the  suspension of  Mr Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force over allegations of fraud and bribery. It said the “suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st,  2021 and would subsist pending the outcome of […]

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[UPDATED] Hushpuppi Fraud: IGP Writes PSC, Recommends Abba Kyari For Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Usman Baba, has directed immediate suspension of Mr Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, following the high-profile bribery and fraudulent allegations made against the officer. The Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Frank Mba, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. Kyari, an […]

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Saraki Returns Home, Speaks on EFCC’s Arrest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has returned home after he was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Saturday. Saraki, who spent a few hours with operatives of the EFCC told THISDAY that he met with officials of the commission after an invitation to clarify some issues. “They asked […]

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Ogun Kickboxing Head Coach Found Dead In Hotel Room

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Head Coach of kickboxing in Ogun State, Olufunke Ogunsuyi, has been confirmed dead. She died in Ilorin on Saturday while participating in the Kwara Zonal and Invitational Kickboxing Championship. She officiated in the competition and also fielded two athletes. The corpse of the former kickboxing champion was picked up in her […]

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It’s Strange For US Court To Order Abba Kyari’s Arrest – Police Service Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has stated that they find it strange that a US Court would call for the arrest of a Nigerian living in Nigeria. PSC on Saturday stated that it is yet to get a formal report on the allegations against Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP). […]

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Hushpuppi: Kyari’s Brother Deletes His Instagram Photos Of Luxury Cars, Exotic Lifestyles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Usman Kyari, younger brother to the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, on Saturday deleted pictures of himself posing with several luxury vehicles or in apartments on his Instagram handle.  Usman’s social media posts began attracting attention on Friday following his elder brother’s indictment by the FBI. Usman’s page, with […]

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Enugu APC Holds Peaceful Ward Congress Amid Alleged Missing Result Sheets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Enugu State Chapter of the  All progressive Congress APC on Saturday conducted its ward congress amid missing result sheets in all the 260 political wards of the state.  Our correspondent who monitored  the exercise  in parts of the state, reports that the congress  was characterized by complaints  of non availability of […]

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