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National Water Resources Bill Not For Land Grabbing — FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Water Resources, Mr Suleiman Adamu, has called for support in implementing the National Water Resources bill, saying it is not targeted at grabbing the land and waterways of states. Adamu made the call at the ongoing Advocacy and Sensitisation workshop on implementation of the 2013 Water Resources Master plan […]

(BREAKING): Ekweremadu’s Kidney ‘Donor’ 21 Not 15 – UK Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Westminster Magistrates Court in the United Kingdom has ruled that David Nwamini Ukpo, the alleged kidney donor for the daughter of Senator Ike Ekweremadu, is 21 years old and not 15 years old as widely reported. Ekweremadu and his wife appeared in the court on Thursday and pleaded not guilty to […]

Again, Nigerian Air Force Jet Accidentally Bombs Villagers In Katsina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A fighter jet looking for terrorists in Safana Local Government Area of Katsina State has accidentally bombed villagers at Kunkuna. According to Daily Trust, many persons lost their lives in the accidental bombing of Kukunna villagers. According to available information, the jet reportedly bombed the wrong targets during an operation launched against […]

African Energy Chamber Mourns Barkindo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African Energy Chamber (AEC) has commiserated with the family and friends of the late Secretary General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Muhammad Sansui Barkindo. Barkindo passed away on Tuesday July 5 in his home country of Nigeria at the age of 63. The Chamber in a statement on Wednesday, […]

Terrorists Should Not Stop Buhari From Travelling-Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The activities of terrorists in the country should not stop President Muhammadu Buhari from traveling out of the country for international conferences Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina stated this while reacting to question on why Buhari should travel to Dakar, Senegal for International Development Association […]

What I ‘ll Do On Fuel Subsidy — Peter Obi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), has stated that he would remove the costly petrol subsidy if there is an alternative. Obi made this known on Wednesday during a live interview on Arise TV. According to him, petrol subsidy is not beneficial to the country’s economy and he described […]

2023: Why I Visited Gov Wike – Peter Obi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, Peter Obi, has stated that his visitation to Rivers State earlier last month was not because he wanted to gang-up with Governor Nyesom Wike. It could be recalled that Peter Obi was one of the popular politicians that visited the Rivers State governor after […]

Insecurity: Nigerians Express Concern Over Attack On President Buhari’s Convoy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The news that the convoy of President Muhammad Buhari was attacked by terroists have unsettled many Nigerians who are of the view that if the president convoy can be attacked what about ordinary Nigerians without any support. African Examiner had reported that unknown gunmen had on Wednesday attacked the advanced team of […]

Why Fuel Scarcity In Abuja Still Persist-Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva has said that the fuel scarcity in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory may become a situation that residents have to deal with for some time until there is full deregulation of the sector. Sylva stated while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of […]

Osun Guber Election: Buhari Presents Party Flag To Oyetola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday presented party flag to the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate in the upcoming elections in Osun State, giving assurances that the Party was committed to furthering the development journey of the state. This was contained in a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on […]

Kuje Attack: I’m Disappointed With Intelligence System -Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday expressed disappointment with the intelligence system in the attack at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje by terrorists A statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said the President spent about 30 minutes at the Custodial Centre. After […]

FG Approves N22.45B For Petroleum, Environment Ministries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N22.449 billion for projects in the Ministries of Petroleum Resources, and Environment. Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the council meeting, Minister of Environment, Mohammed Abdullahi said FEC awarded the contract for consultancy services and design of Centre of Excellence for Environmental […]

Court Permits Okorocha To Travel Abroad For Medical Attention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, granted an application filed by Sen. Rochas Okorocha, seeking an order granting him leave to travel to the U.S. for medical treatment. Justice Inyang Ekwo, while granting the order after Okorocha’s counsel, Ola Olanipekun, SAN, moved the motion to the effect, however warned the lawmaker […]

Kuje Prison Attack: 64 Boko Haram Suspects Missing – Defence Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Wednesday, stated that 64 Boko Haram suspects in Kuje Correctional Facility are missing.| Magashi made this known during a press conference at the facility in Abuja. It could be recalled that unknown gunmen had attacked the prison with explosives on Tuesday night. Reacting, Magashi stated […]

Buhari Travels To Dakar, Senegal For IDA Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday departed from Abuja to participate in the International Development Association (IDA) for Africa Summit in Dakar, Senegal. This was contained in a statement issued by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu. The statement explained that IDA was an institution of […]

Gunmen Kill Police Inspector, Abduct Chinese National In Kwara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Kwara has confirmed the killing of police inspector, Adebayo Adeforiti, and abduction of a Chinese national by some gunmen at CGC construction company along Shao/Oloru Expressway on July 2 at about 16:15hrs. This is contained in a statement issued by the Spokesman of the Command, SP Okasanmi Ajayi, […]

(BREAKING): OPEC Secretary-General, Barkindo, Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Muhammad Barkindo, is dead. Barkindo died late Tuesday. The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mele Kyari, announced Barkindo’s death in a tweeted posted to his verified Twitter handle, @MKKyari, in the early hours of Wednesday. “We lost our esteemed […]

Gunmen Attack Kuje Custodial Centre In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen attacked the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre, Abuja with explosives on Tuesday. The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Abubakar Umar, confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Umar said that some yet to be identified gunmen attacked the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in […]

Two Injured In Attack On Buhari’s Advance Team To Daura

—Presidency Condemns Incident (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has described as sad and unwelcome, the shooting incident near Dutsinma, Katsina State, at the convoy of cars carrying the Advance Team of security guards, protocol and media officers ahead of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s trip to Daura for the Eid-el-Kabir Sallah celebrations According to a statement […]

Kwankwaso’s Statement On Obi, Igbos Was Misinterpreted – NNPP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) has stated that its presidential candidate’s statement considered to be arrogant and condescending to people of the South-East was misunderstood. The NNPP chairman, Rufa’i Ahmed Alkali, stated this on Tuesday after the backlash that greeted the statement of its presidential candidate on social media. Rabiu Kwankwaso […]

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