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Euro 2020: Police Arrest 11 Over Racist Abuse Of Saka, Rashford, Sancho

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police investigating the online racial abuse of England players following the Euro 2020 final against Italy have made 11 arrests so far. Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka were victims of abuse after they missed penalties in the shoot-out defeat at Wembley in July. The UK Football Policing Unit said of […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Team Nigeria Fails To Impress In women’s 4 x 100m Relay

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s women’s 4 x 100 metres relay team were unsuccessful on Thursday as they could only turn in a time of 43.25 seconds in their heat at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The result could only place the team in sixth position in the eight-team heat 2 of the competition’s first round. The […]

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Boxer Samuel Takyi Wins Ghana’s First Olympic Medal Since 1992

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Samuel Takyi has won a boxing bronze medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Ghana’s first podium finish in 29 years, but his incredible Olympic journey came to an end in the semi-final at the hands of the USA’s Duke Ragan. “The Golden Ring Warrior” has gone from unfancied selection on the Ghana […]

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FEC Approves $11.17bn Rail Project To Link All Coastal Cities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the sum of 11.17 billion dollars to link all Nigeria’s coastal cities by rail in six years. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, briefed State House correspondents after the virtual FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday at the Presidential […]

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Court Grants 12 Detained Igboho’s Associates Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday admitted the 12 detained associates of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo, also known as Sunday Igboho, to a bail. Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a ruling, admitted the applicants to bail after their counsel, Pelumi Olajengbesi, moved the motion orally. Egwuatu held that there was no […]

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Viral Video: Governor Zulum, Shettima Did Not Visit Abba Kyari, Aide Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima has dissociated themselves from a viral video showing that both politicians paid a solidarity visit to the embattled former Police IRT boss, DCP Abba Kyari. Governor Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau gave the clarification in a statement issued on […]

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Enugu APC Inaugurate Newly Elected Ward Chairmen, Accuses Ex- Speaker Of foul Play

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The state Secretariat of the All progressive Congress APC Enugu state, was agog  Tuesday, following the inauguration of the 260 ward executives elected during the Saturday ward congress  party,  in spite of the fact that , the party  accused Ex- Speaker of the State Assembly Barr. Eugene Odo of trying to smuggle […]

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Bail: Igboho’s Associates To Know Fate Today

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has gone on a short recess to prepare its ruling on the bail application brought before it by the 12 detained aides of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho. The lawyer to the detained aides, Pelumi Olajengbesi, had prayed the court […]

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Igboho Aides: DSS To Investigate Assault On Vanguard Photojournalist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of State Services (DSS) says it will investigate the alleged assault on Mr Oluwagbemiga Olamikan,  a Photo Journalist with the Vanguard Newspapers by its personnel. Dr Peter Afunanya, the Public Relations Officer of DSS, disclosed this on Tuesday in Abuja in reaction to the alleged assault on the journalist. Olamikan […]

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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria To Reward Gold Medalists With $15,000

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has announced a reward of 15, 000 dollars, 10,000 dollars, 7,500 dollars for gold, silver and bronze medalists at the Tokyo Olympics. Simon Ebohdjaiye, Director, Federation and Elite Athletes Department (FEAD), Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development said this on Tuesday in Tokyo. Ebohdjaiye made the announcement shortly […]

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APC Expels Ondo Lawmaker Over Anti-party Activities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ilaje Local Government Area (LGA), has expelled Mrs Favour Semilore-Tomomewo, the lawmaker representing Ilaje Constituency 2 at the Ondo State House of Assembly, over anti-party activities. The expulsion of Semilore-Tomomewo, the only woman in the state Assembly, is allegedly connected with the just-concluded governorship poll won […]

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Buhari Approves Deployment Of 9 Perm Secs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the deployment of nine Permanent Secretaries to other Federal Ministries. Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, Head of the Civil Service of the Federation (HOCSF), disclosed this in a circular on Tuesday in Abuja. A statement signed by Mr AbdulGaniyu Aminu, Director Press and Public Relations, Office of the HOCSF, […]

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FG Will Continue To Invest In Hydrocarbons, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has reiterated its determination to continue to invest in hydrocarbons despite the global clamour for renewable energy. Nigeria currently has a huge gas reserve of about 600 trillion scf of gas deposit. Delivering an address at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council-44th Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition […]

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ECOBA Backs Obaseki’s Action On Viral Video Of Students’ Molestation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Edo College Old Boys Association, ECOBA has strongly endorsed the actions taken by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State arising from the recent viral videos of students’ molestation in Edo College, Benin City. ECOBA in a statement issued on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 said that it would join hands with the […]

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(BREAKING) Tokyo Olympics: Wrestler Oborududu Makes History, Wins Nigeria’s First Silver

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – NIGERIAN wrestler Blessing Oborududu has won the first silver medal for Nigeria in the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Earlier, long jumper Ese Brume won the first bronze for Nigeria. Oborududu lost 4-1 to her opponent USA’s Tamyra Mensah-Stock in the final of the women’s freestyle 68kg on Tuesday (today). Oborududu is the […]

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UN General Assembly Creates New Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Capping years of deliberations, the UN General Assembly on Monday established a new platform to improve the lives of African-descendants, who had suffered racism, racial discrimination and a legacy of enslavement around the globe, for centuries. The 193-member body unanimously adopted a resolution establishing the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of […]

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WaterAid Nigeria Partners Latter Day Church To Boost Sanitation, Hygiene In Enugu, Bauchi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its contribution  towards improving and sustaining access to Water, Sanitation and hygiene (WASH), in Enugu and Bauchi states, WaterAid Nigeria, in partnership with the humanitarian arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, is to embark on a project tagged: “Strengthening  Water and Sanitation Delivery […]

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US Must Make Formal Request For Abba Kyari’s Extradition, Says Ozekhome

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has stated that the United States must make a formal request for the extradition of Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari. It could be recalled that Kyari was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the fraud case against Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi […]

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NNPC Records Petroleum Product Sale of ₦234.63bn in March

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced that its downstream subsidiary, the Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), recorded ₦234.63 billion revenue from the sale of white products in the month of March 2021 representing a 24.7% increase from the ₦188.15billion sales recorded in the previous month of February 2021. This is […]

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After 3 Days Notice, Lagos Demolishes Shanties On Lekki Coastal Road

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos government has demolished all shanties and illegal structures on Lekki coastal road which serves as alternative to Lekki-Epe route. The demolition was carried out after a three-day removal notice had reportedly been issued to affected persons. Chairman of the State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), CSP Shola Jejeloye, confirmed […]

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