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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 […]

COVID-19: Churches In Lagos Reopen After 20 Weeks Of Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many churches in Lagos  on Sunday witnessed low turnout on the first Sunday  of  reopening after 20  weeks of lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu  had  on  Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020  relaxed some of the lockdown measures instituted by the Lagos State Government to combat the spread of the pandemic. […]

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 […]

I’m Happy I Forgave Kashamu Before He Died – Gbenga Daniel

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, says he is delighted he forgave the late senator Buruji Kashamu, before he died. African Examiner recalls that Daniel and Kashamu were once “political enemies” concerning the dominance of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State. In 2011, Kashamu in conjunction […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

16 Killed, Many Injured in Indian Plane Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 16 people have been reportedly killed when an Air India Express plane with 191 people on board has crashed at an airport in the southern state of Kerala. The aircraft, according to India’s aviation authority, was en route from Dubai, when it skidded off the runway and broke in two […]

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 […]

COVID-19: Zimbabwe Launches Tourism Recovery Strategy to Boost Economic Growth

By Daniel Jones, Harare (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has launched a National Tourism Recovery and Growth Strategy whose objective is to ‘restart’ tourism and boost arrivals in the wake of the global pandemic, Covid-19. President Mnangagwa launched the strategy in Victoria Falls, the country’s tourism capital where he said hopes are high to achieve a […]

Naming Train Station After Jonathan Humiliating, Clark Berates Amaechi

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clarke, has berated the federal government for the recent naming of Agbor railway station after former President, Goodluck Jonathan, saying such honour diminished the status of a former President. He stated this in an open letter to the Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi, on […]

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