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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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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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JAMB Registrar Oloyede Hands Over As Tenure Expires

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Is-haq Oloyede’s tenure as the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation has expired. His five-year tenure expired alongside those of 13 other agencies and corporations under the Federal Ministry of Education. Oloyede was said to have handed over to the most senior officer in the education agency. African Examiner gathered that Oloyede […]

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NYSC DG Tells Corps Members Not To Preach Division Of Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Brig.-Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director General, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has urged Corps members to shun acts capable of promoting disunity and division in the country. Ibrahim gave the charge on Monday during the swearing in ceremony of Batch “B” Stream 1 Corps members at the temporary NYSC Orientation Camp, Amada, Gombe […]

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FMC Abeokuta Joins NARD Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Abeokuta has started discharging patients on admission as members of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) begin indefinite nationwide strike.The National President of NARD, Dr Okhuaihesuyi Uyilawa, announced the strike during the association’s National Executive Council meeting in Umuahia on Sunday. He said that the strike followed […]

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Breaking: Three Dead As Police Rescue Abducted Wife Of Benue’s Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A team of Police has rescued wife of Benue Commissioner for Land and Survey Mrs. Ann Unenge and killed three suspected kidnappers in the operation The operation was carried out Monday morning. Three of the kidnappers were said to have been gunned down and Mrs. Unenge was taken to police headquarters around […]

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(BREAKING) Olympics: Medal Certain As Nigerian Wrestler Oborududu Qualifies For Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Blessing Oborodudu has qualified for the final in the women’s wrestling event at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Her qualification guarantees Nigeria a silver or gold medal. She  defeated Azerbaijani’s Elis Manolova and Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan to advance to her first Olympic semi-finals.             

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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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Family Of Man Slayed By Kyari’s IRT Operatives Demands N60m Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A human Rights  body,  Civil Rights Realization and Advancement Network CRRAN, has demanded 60 Million naira Compensation on behalf of the family of a  man allegedly killed by Operatives of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), of the Inspector General of police IGP in Benue State, saying the team  commits worst rights violation […]

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DSS Operatives Seize Photojournalist’s Phone Over Detained Igboho’s Aides

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Department of State Services (DSS), on Monday, seized a phone belonging to a Vanguard Photojournalist, Mr Gbenga Olamikan, at the Federal High Court, Abuja. The DSS operatives confiscated the phone following Olamikan’s bid to take snapshots of the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday […]

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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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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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[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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