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Zimbabwe Relaxes COVID-19 Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)-Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa chose his 78th birthday to lift ban on inter-city travel and extend business operating hours from the 8am-4.30pm range to 6am-6.30pm range, as the Southern African country slowly reopens in the wake of Covid-19 lockdown. President Mnangagwa turned 78 on Tuesday. The lifting of ban on intercity travel is meant […]

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Stop Harassing Mailafia, Secondus Tells DSS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, has enjoined the Directorate of State Services (DSS) to desist from harassing former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Dr Obadiah Mailafia. African Examiner reports that Obadiah Mailafia have been given frequent invitation by both the police and […]

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Obaseki Berates Tinubu, Says You Can’t Extend Your Political Empire To Edo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Godwin Obaseki, the Edo State governor of the People’s Democratic Party in the Edo State Election, has replied the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, saying Edo can’t be like Lagos. Tinubu had enjoined Edo electorates to reject Obaseki in the upcoming election. Reacting, to this development, […]

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Edo 2020: Ize-Iyamu, Obaseki Sign Peace Accord; Pledge Credible Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All candidates in this Saturday Edo State governorship poll, election have signed a peace accord. While doing this, the promised to abide by the rules and regulations of the decisive poll, as stipulated in the electoral law. Speaking at the ceremony Tuesday, a former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar (rtd.) who is […]

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Heavy Floods Displace Over 1000 Victims, Destroy Farmlands in Anambra

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Not less than 200 households with about 1000 persons have been forced out of their homes to upland in Ogbaru council area of Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria, following deadly flooding from overflow of the River Niger Bank. African Examiner gathered that the development has equally submerged huge hectares of farmlands in the […]

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BREAKING: Emir of Biu, Umar Aliyu, is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Borno Government has confirmed the death of the Emir of Biu, Mai-Umar Mustafa-Aliyu, who passed on in the early hours of Tuesday. The Commissioner for Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Alhaji Babakura Abba-Jato, confirmed the death in a statement in Maiduguri. Abba-Jatau said “Inna Lillahi wa innah ilayhi rajiun, his royal […]

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COVID-19: Nigeria Reports 132 New Daily Infections, Total Now 56,388

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at midnight on Monday said that the death toll for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria had jumped to 1, 083. The NCDC confirmed that there were 132 new infections. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle. It stated that one new […]

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Edo 2020: Nigerians Speak on Obaseki, Ize-Iyamu’s Political Debate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Edo state gears up to vote for a new governor in a few days, Nigerians have taken to the social media to discuss the just concluded gubernatorial debate held on Sunday. The gubernatorial debate was between the two major contenders, Governor Obaseki of the PDP and Pastor Ize-Iyamu of the APC. […]

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Why Bola Ige Was Murdered -Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Osun State former commissioner for Lands and Physical planning, Muyiwa Ige, has disclosed the reason why his father was killed. According to Muyiwa, the former Attorney General of the federation and Minister of Justice was killed because of envy. African Examiner recalls that that Bola Ige was murdered by unknown assailants in […]

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ASUU, Other Unions Lock Out LASU VC Over Non-Payment of New Salaries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and three other workers’ unions of the Lagos State University (LASU), Monday locked out the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagboun, while protesting against the non-payment of the new salaries.  Other workers unions which participated in the protest were the Senior Staff Association […]

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Zimbabwe Sends Elephants Samples To Advanced Labs in US, UK

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Zimbabwe has approached scientists in South Africa, United Kingdom and United States after its local laboratories failed to establish the actual cause of death of elephants in the country’s biggest national park. More than 20 jumbos have died in Pandamasue Forest near Victoria Falls since last month and the cause remains a […]

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Aviation Union Shuts Down Arik Air In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operations of Arik Air were on Monday shut down by the aviation unions  over alleged nonpayment of staff salaries since April after placing 90 per cent of the workforce on compulsory leave and other anti-labour practices. The unions included the National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Senior Staff Services Association of […]

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Malami Under Fire As Lawyers Sign Petition To Strip Him Of SAN Rank

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some lawyers are signing a petition against the Attorney General of the federation, (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to strip him of his rank a senior advocate of Nigeria. According to the lawyers, this is because the AGF made some amendments to the rules of professional conduct for legal practitioners. […]

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Driver, Passengers Escape Death As Bus Collides With Moving Train In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A driver and his passengers Monday in Lagos State escaped death by whiskers as the bus they were traveling with, rammed into a moving train around the PWD, Ikeja – inward Oshodi. The Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident, disclosed that the bus suddenly veered […]

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Deregulation: NNPC To Support Deployment of CNG Facilities

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to support ongoing initiatives by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources to provide alternate energy source to Nigerians through aggressive activation of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refill stations for motorists across the country. Speaking on TVC Business Show, Business Nigeria Live, the Group Managing Director of the Corporation, […]

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Nigeria Records 64 Daily COVID-19 Cases As 64 Patients Recover

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sixty-four Coronavirus (COVID-19), patients recovered from the infection across Nigeria in the last 24 hours, according to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). The NCDC, in its report released Sunday midnight via its official Twitter handle, also stated that 79 new cases were recorded across the country. The 79 new infections […]

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[OPINION] Birthed In Integrity, The Enduring Legacy Of Captain ‘Hosa, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

[AFRICAN EXAMINER] – Forbes’ “Best of Africa” award conferred on business mogul, chairman and director of many topnotch companies, including Ocean Marine Solution Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. ‘Hosa, for short) on Friday, September 11, 2020, was very inspirational. It has compelled an obligatory task of reviewing his fascinating trajectory and revisiting the […]

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Teachers Council To Clamp Down On Unqualified Teachers in Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) will soon begin clamp down on unqualified teachers in public and private schools nationwide. The Registrar and Chief Executive of the council, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, gave the warning in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. He said with plans to fully […]

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Edo 2020: Senate Committee On INEC Warns Against Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate committee on Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), on Sunday warned political actors in Edo against violence during the Sept. 19, governorship polls in the state. Its chairman, Sen Kabiru Gaya, handed down the warning when the committee visited the commission’s office in Benin. Gaya said that the committee was in […]

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Presidency Replies Obasanjo, Describes Him As “Nigeria’s Divider-In-Chief”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has urged Nigerians to ignore the attempts by some elder statesmen to cause divisions among well-meaning citizens as President Muhammadu Buhari continued to promote nation’s building and unity of the country. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, made the call in a statement in […]

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