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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 […]

Edo 2020: Buhari Presents APC Flag to Ize-Iyamu; Buni, Ganduje in Attendance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Friday met behind closed doors with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Edo State Governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. The APC flagbearer was accompanied to the meeting by Yobe State Governor and Chairman, APC National Caretaker Committee and Extraordinary Convention, Mai Mala Buni. Also, in attendance at the meeting which held […]

Anambra State Sacks Over 1000 Workers Amidst COVID-19

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor Obiano led administration in  Anambra State, South- East Nigeria,  has confirmed the termination of appointment of over 1000  staffers  of the State moribund Water Board Corporation, amid hardship occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. African Examiner reports that the board, which was officially shutdown by the state […]

Canceled 2020 Hajj: Kebbi State to Refund Intending Pilgrims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State has set up a committee to refund Hajj deposits to intending pilgrims who could not travel to Saudi Arabia for the 2020 exercise. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Mr. Yahaya Sarki, said this in a statement issued Thursday in Birnin Kebbi, the capital city. The […]

Insecurity: Northern Governors Condemn Southern Kaduna Killings

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Northern Governors Forum has condemned the recent attack in Southern Kaduna in which about 22 persons were reportedly killed Wednesday night. Chairman of the Forum and Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong in a statement issued by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Dr Makut Macham, described the attack as unfortunate. The […]

Nigeria Confirms 354 New COVID-19 Cases as Total Hits 45,244

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 354 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of COVID-19 infections to 45,244. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Thursday. The health agency said that three more persons had died from the disease. According to […]

UAE Not Restricting Issuance of Visa to Nigerian Visitors –Embassy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Abuja has denied reports making the rounds that it is restricting the issuance of visa to Nigerian visitors. The embassy debunked the reports in a statement released in Abuja. “In an affirmation of the growing bilateral relations between the two friendly countries, the UAE Embassy in […]

INEC Introduces Real Time Election Results Portal For Ondo, Edo Guber Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has introduced a dedicated public election result viewing portal, known as “The INEC Result Viewing (IReV)”. The commission said IRev would enable Nigerians to view polling unit results in real time as voting ends on election day. The commission announced  this in a statement on Thursday,  issued by Mr Festus Okoye, National […]

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