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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 […]

1 Person Killed In Petrol Tanker Accident In Lagos

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One person has been confirmed dead in a petrol tanker accident which occurred Friday in the popular Mile 2 area of Lagos State. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) Spokesperson, Nosa Okunbor, while confirming the unfortunate incident said the victim was a female and her details were yet […]

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 […]

Fountain of Joy Church in Houston Celebrates 4 High School Graduates

Photo: General Leader/District Chairman, Special Apostle John Obafemi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A service would be held this Sunday August 9th, 2020, at The Cherubim &Seraphim Movement Church, Fountain of Joy, Texas District Headquarters to celebrate four students who have graduated from High School this year. In a press statement signed by the General Leader/District Chairman, […]

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 […]

Beirut Explosion: Residents Accuse Govt Of Corruption; Seek France Support

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – People in Beirut have berated the government over alleged, corruption and negligence on the Tuesday devastating explosion which rocked the city and asked the French authority to come to their aid. The residents who expressed anger while the French President Emmanuel Macron was on a sympathy visit accused the authorities of corruption, neglect and […]

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 […]

ECOWAS Experts Meet On Implementation Of Regional ECOVISA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Experts on visa issues from the ECOWAS member states have met on the deployment of the regional visa (ECOVISA) aimed at facilitating the seamless movement of citizens of West African states within the region. The Directorate of Communications in the ECOWAS Commission disclosed this in a statement on Thursday. The experts held […]

NNPC Records 43% Drop in Oil Pipeline Vandalism in May

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has recorded an encouraging 43 per cent drop in cases of willful damage of its oil pipeline infrastructure by suspected oil thieves in May, 2020. The corporation, in a release by its Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, explained that details of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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