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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 […]

Edo Assembly Crisis Threat to Constitutional Order, Says Atiku

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, says the political tension in Edo is a threat to constitutional order. Abubakar stated this in his verified Twitter handle on Thursday and he called on the forces behind the development to abide by the rule of law so that the people will elect who […]

[BREAKING] Edo Crisis: 17 Lawmakers Loyal to Oshiomhole Elect Factional Speaker

From Ignatius Okpara, Benin (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly Thursday escalated as 17 lawmakers in the state have inaugurated and elected a parallel speaker. African Examiner gathered that 14 members who had refused to be inaugurated are loyalists of the immediate past national chairman of the ruling All Progressives […]

Governors Forum To Meet Buhari Over Attack On Zulum, Growing Insecurity

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari over the attack on Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum and the growing insecurity in the country. This was contained in a communique released by the Chairman of the forum, Kayode Fayemi at the end of the 14th Teleconference […]

Nigerians Tackle Femi Adesina Over Comment on Sowore’s RevolutionNow Protest

By Nwa DIOKPA Femi Adesina, President Muhamadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, is trending on Twitter following his description of the RevolutionNow protest which was held in different parts of the country as an ‘irritation.’ African examiner had reported how security operatives had scuttled the protests and arrested some protesters across the country. […]

[BREAKING] Edo 2020: Heavily Armed Security Men Take Over Edo Assembly

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The forthcoming governorship election in Edo state has taken a new twist as armed security operatives Thursday took over the state House of Assembly complex in Benin. African Examiner gathered that the development, may not be unconnected with Wednesday’s impeachment of the Deputy Speaker of the House for pledging loyalty to […]

Nigeria Senate Canvasses Better Funding for Agencies Under Science Ministry

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has stressed the need for adequate funding of agencies under the nation’s Ministry of Science and Technology, saying no country can make any meaningful headway in technological advancement without  placing the sector in its priority list. It, therefore, urged the federal government to develop the political […]

Plane with UN Medical Supplies Arrives in Beirut

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty tons of UN supplies to treat people injured by the massive blast in Beirut have reached the Lebanese capital, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. An aircraft delivered the WHO shipment that covers 1,000 trauma interventions and 1,000 surgeries. The UN health agency said in a statement that it would […]

No Plan to Absorb Repentant Boko Haram Fighters Into Military, Says Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency says none of the 601 de-radicalised former Boko Haram members will be absorbed into the military as being peddled by mischief-makers. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday. The presidential aide added that none […]

APC Confirms Death Of Akwa Ibom State Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressives Congress (APC), Akwa Ibom  Chapter, has confirmed the death of its Chairman, Mr Ini Okopido. A statement issued by the state APC Deputy Chairman, Dr Ita Udosen, on Wednesday in Uyo, said that Okopido died after a brief illness. He described the death of the deceased as painful to […]

Oyo Approves N59.7 Million As Take off Grants For Amotekun Operations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oyo State Government has approved N59.78 million as grant for the take-off of the State Security Network Agency, codenamed ‘Operation Amotekun’. This is contained in a statement issued on Wednesday by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun in Ibadan. The statement indicated that the approval was given […]

NBC Code: Leave Regulators Alone To Do Their Jobs, Tony Iredia Tells Lai Mohammed

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Professor Tony Iredia, former Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority, has said Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, must leave the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) to do its job. He said this on Wednesday while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a flagship programme on Channels Television. Iredia, who was also […]

SERAP Urges to Buhari To Reverse Hate Speech Fine

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to reverse the penalty for hate speech fine immediately. African Examiner recalls that the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, on Tuesday, reviewed the penalty for hate speech in Nigeria. The minister had stated that […]

Sowore’s RevolutionNow Trends on Twitter As Protests Rock Lagos, Abuja

By Nwa Diokpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Human rights activist and former presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore is trending on Twitter as the RevolutionNow protesters storm Lagos and Abuja. Although the protest was scuttled by law enforcement agents who barricaded the road, shot in the air to disperse the protesters and some […]

DSS Operatives Arrest #Revolutionnow Protesters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The operatives of Department of State Services (DSS), have arrested co-Convener of #RevolutionNow, Olawale Bakare and six other protesters, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, south west Nigeria. The protesters who put on the trademark – orange-coloured caps were led Wednesday by Bakare. The protesters carried placards and converged at the Correspondents’ […]

Edo 2020: Shaibu Accuses Deputy Speaker of Collecting N40m to Support Ize-Iyamu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Deputy Governor of Edo State, Mr Philip Shaibu, has accused Edo State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Yekini Idiaye, of collecting N40m from the immediate past Governor of the State, Adams Oshiomhole, to fund the campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. Shaibu made the accusation while […]

Nigerian Army Disowns Soldiers Involved in Ebonyi Fatal Bullion Van Robbery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army says that purported soldiers allegedly arrested for bullion van robbery in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State are not its personnel. Col. Aliyu Yusuf, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations in 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, said this in a statement issued on Wednesday in Enugu. Yusuf, who in the statement titled: […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Announces 304 New Cases as Total Rises To 44,433

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s COVID-19 total cases have now reached 44,433 after the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 304 new cases and 910 deaths from infections in the country. The NCDC made this known on its official twitter handle on Tuesday. Data from the health agency showed that the 304 new cases were […]

Edo 2020: If They Want Violence, We Will Give Them – Oshiomhole

By Nwa Diopka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, says the APC will respond accordingly if the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, decides to turn the upcoming election in Edo State into violence. The former labour leader disclosed this while speaking with Arise Television adding that […]

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