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ECOWAS May Lift Mali Sanctions Once Interim President Inaugurated -Envoy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ECOWAS might lift painful economic sanctions against Mali once an interim president is inaugurated on Friday, the bloc’s envoy said on Thursday. Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, said this after landing in Bamako for talks as head of a delegation from the bloc. Recall that the military in Mali had staged a […]

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Ekiti APC Suspends Ojudu, 10 Others Indefinitely

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti has suspended Sen. Babafemi Ojudu and 10 others indefinitely for allegedly flouting directive of the party’s national executive. This is contained in a statement by Mr Ade Ajayi, the party’s State Publicity Secretary, made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on Thursday. Those suspended alongside Ojudu […]

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Group Trains School Teachers On Environmental Mentorship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global Initiative for Food Security and Ecosystem Preservation (GIFSEP) with the support from GEF Small Grant Programme (SGP Nigeria) has promised to train additional secondary school teachers in Abuja as mentors for Environmental Club (ECO Club). GIFSEP is a non-profit organization founded on the ideals of environment education, climate change adaptation and […]

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Chelsea Sign Rennes Goalkeeper Mendy On 5-Year Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea have signed Senegal goalkeeper Edouard Mendy from French club Stade Rennes on a five-year deal, the Premier League side said on Thursday. Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed but British media reported Chelsea paid around 22 million pounds ($28.01 million) for the 28-year-old who had three years left on […]

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October 1: IPOB Declares Sit-At Home In Southeast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A sit-at-home protest across the south-east region of the country has been declared by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on October 1. This was disclosed in a statement by the spokesman, Emma Powerful, its spokesman, saying that there reports of a “terrorist groups to slaughter our children” if they participate in […]

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US Hails Edo Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States of America has heaped praises on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security operatives for their roles in the just gubernatorial election in Edo State. THE US disclosed this in a statement issued by the US Mission in Abuja on Wednesday and it lamented on the report of […]

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Buhari Mourns Victims Of Lokoja Explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the death of 23 people, as confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission, “represents another disturbing and saddening incident in the litany of tragedies that have befallen our country.” The president made his feelings known in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and […]

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Abia Governor Swears In 2 Commissioners, TC Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia on Wednesday swore-in two new commissioners and the Transition Committee (TC) Chairman for Umunneochi Local Government Area (LGA). Speaking during the event at the Executive Chambers of the Government House, Umuahia, Ikpeazu charged the new appointees to see their appointments as a call to duty and service […]

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Many Feared Dead In Fatal Fuel Tanker Explosion In Kogi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 23 persons including five students of the Kogi State Polytechnic and three children on their way to school were reportedly killed in a road crash – involving a petrol tanker in Felele, along the Lokoja-Abuja Highway. The tanker, which was loaded with Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and belonging to the […]

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Tony Elumelu Named In Time 100 List Of World Most Influential People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – TIME has named Tony Elumelu, one of Africa’s leading investors and philanthropists, in the 2020 TIME100, the annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list, now in its seventeenth year, recognises the activism, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential individuals. Mr Elumelu, who is one […]

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Ogun Police Command Parades Fake Military Armed Gang

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun State Police Command Tuesday paraded seven fake soldiers who were arrested in Lagos and Sagamu after a failed operation on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The State’s Commissioner of Police CP, Mr. Edward Ajogun during the parade of the suspects at the command’s headquarters at Eleweran, Abeokuta, said the accused, operated at  Ijebu-Ife around […]

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Court Issues Arrest Warrant For NSCDC Official Over Alleged Assault

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin on Wednesday, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of an officer of the Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Abdulkadir Bello. Magistrate Muhammed Ibrahim gave the order following the absence of Bello, who is charged with assaulting a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilorin […]

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Nigeria Announces 176 New COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 176 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Wednesday. According to the agency, the new infection takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,437. The […]

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Enugu Community Drags Monarch To Court Over Alleged Intimidation, Harassment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some natives of Igga Autonomous Community, in Uzo-Uwani Council  Area of Enugu State, South- East Nigeria, have dragged the traditional ruler of the area Igwe Herbert Ukuta, to court over his continuous alleged harassment and intimidation of the indigenes. The plaintiff, namely, Anthony Okonkwo, Benedict Okoye, Celestine Nnachetam and Richard Okoye, said […]

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Zimbabwe’s Main Opposition Leader Granted Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Main opposition party MDC Alliance vice chairperson Job Sikhala who has been in remand prison for over a month on allegations of inciting violence was finally released on Z$50 000 bail on Tuesday. Sikhala had been denied bail by a magistrates’ court before he approached the High Court with an appeal. Justice […]

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NCDC Says Nigeria Not Testing Enough COVID-19 Infections, Reports 195 New Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 195 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Monday. According to the agency, the new infection takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 57,437. The […]

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[OPINION] The Keys To A Peaceful Sahel Region Of Africa

By Mabingué Ngom (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If today Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad are painted red on the security maps of the world, it has nothing to do with the colour of its soil. As much as it pains me to write it, the terrorist threat is palpable and the risks are real. […]

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Activist Arrested For Calling On UN To Intervene In Zimbabwe Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Zimbabwean civic activist has been taken to court for allegedly making ‘false’ statements against the State after he made citizens to sign a petition calling on the United Nations to intervene in the Zimbabwean crisis. The Zimbabwean government has maintained that there is no crisis in the country despite deepening economic […]

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Mali Military Junta Names Ex-Minister As Head of Transition Government

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mali’s former Defence Minister, Ba N’Daou has been announced as the President of a new transition government. The leader of the Sahel state’s ruling military junta, Colonel Assimi Goita announced this on national television Monday. According to a roadmap backed by the junta, the new President is meant to lead the country […]

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Baby Survives, Mother Dies In Anambra Building Collapse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A six-month-old baby was rescued alive while the mother was pronounced dead from the debris of a collapsed building in Obosi, near Onitsha, Anambra State on Sunday. According to eyewitness account, the one-storey building went down around 4pm that many are still suspected to be trapped under the building as others were […]

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