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(BREAKING): Illegal Refinery: NSCDC Disbands Anti-Vandal Unit After Wike’s Outburst

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi, has expressed shock and dismay over the allegations levelled against the anti-vandal unit of Rivers State Command of the Corps by Governor Nyesom Wike. Wike had accused the NSCDC unit and police of aiding and abetting vandals and illegal bunkers […]

(BREAKING): Gunmen Launch Attack On Nasarawa Varsity, Kidnap Four Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than four students of the Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, have reportedly been kidnapped by heavily armed men who stormed the university premises and whisked them away to an unknown destination. The institution’s Public Relations Officer, Abubakar Ibrahim, confirmed the incident in a statement made available to our correspondent in […]

INEC To Deploy 12,000 Ad Hoc Staff For FCT Council Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission would deploy 12,000 ad hoc personnel for the February 12, 2022 area council election in the Federal Capital Territory, its Resident Electoral Commissioner, Yahaya Bello. He also assured that INEC would provide a level playing field for candidates participating in the election. Bello, represented by the Administrative […]

(BREAKING) : Buhari lifts Twitter ban

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has lifted the suspension on Twitter operations in the country, effective from 12 am, January 13, 2022. This was disclosed in a press statement on Wednesday signed by the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency and Chairman Technical Committee Nigeria-Twitter Engagement, Kashifu Abdullahi. […]

(BREAKING) : Ex-Oyo Governor Alao-Akala Is Dead

(BREAKING) : Ex-Oyo Governor Alao-Akala Is Dead (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Oyo Governor Otunba Christopher Alao-Akala, is dead. He was 71. Sources close to the politician confirmed his demise on Wednesday. The politician was born on June 3, 1950, at Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State. He had his […]

(BREAKING): Former Nigerian Leader Ernest Shonekan Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chief Ernest Shonekan who headed the Interim National Government that succeeded the junta of General Ibrahim Babangida, has died. Shonekan died at a hospital, in the Lekki area of Lagos state, at the age of 85. He was the interim head of the Nigerian Government between August 26 and between August 26 […]

(BREAKING) : Gunmen Kidnap Plateau Deputy Chief Of Staff’s Wife, Health Director

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dorcas Vem, the wife of Silas Vem, the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plateau Government House, has been kidnapped by gunmen. The gunmen, in a separate operation, equally kidnapped Dr. Samuel Audu, a Director in the Plateau State Ministry of Health. Sources within the Government House in Jos and the State Secretariat […]

(BREAKING): Lagos Nurses Suspend Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State chapter of the National Association of Nigeria Nurses and Midwives has suspended its three-day warning strike. The nurses  on Monday had commenced a three-day warning strike to protest poor remuneration and working conditions in the Lagos State health sector. But the state NANNM chairman, Olurotimi Awojide, after an emergency […]

Osinbajo’s Presidential Campaign Billboard Floods Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  presidential campaign billboard bearing the name and picture of Vice  President Yemi Osinbajo has surfaced in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Osinbajo, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, is serving his second and final term of four years as the Vice President alongside the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). […]

(BREAKING): Former NRC Presidential Candidate, Bashir Tofa Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former Presidential candidate of the defunct National Republican Convention, NRC in the June 12, 1993 election, Bashir Othman Tofa is dead. A source close to the family confirmed that the Elder Statesman died in the early hours of Monday after a protracted illness. Tofa contested alongside his opponent, Social Democratic Party, […]

(BREAKING) : Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Adetunji, dies at 93

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has passed away. He was 93 years old. His death was confirmed by palace sources who pleaded anonymity on Sunday. However, when contacted, the monarch’s aides neither confirmed his death nor denied it. “Even if he is dead, it is the governor that will […]

(BREAKING): Fire Guts Section Of Port Harcourt Refinery On New Year’s Day

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Activities  at the Port Harcourt Refinery Company in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State was disrupted following a fire incident. Though details of the fire which occurred on Saturday morning could not be ascertained, a source said the fire  lasted  less than an hour has been extinguished. The source who preferred […]

Go Into 2022 With Hope That Things ‘ll Be Better, Tinubu Tells Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bola Tinubu, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has tasked Nigerians to remain hopeful that the country will surmount its challenges. Tinubu disclosed this on Friday in his new year message to Nigerians. The former governor of Lagos also tasked citizens to remain united in the belief that collective effort […]

(BREAKING): National Assembly Transmits 2022 Budget To Buhari For Assent

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly has transmitted the 2022 Appropriation Bill to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), for assent. The House of Representatives and the Senate passed the Federal Government’s budget on Tuesday and Wednesday last week, respectively, raising the total estimates from the proposed N16.391tn to N17.126tn. The oil benchmark was […]

(BREAKING): Loaded Passenger Bus Plunges Into Lagos Canal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A bus loaded with passengers has plunged into a canal at the Oworonshoki area of Lagos State. It was learnt that some of the passengers were injured in the incident that happened on Monday. It was also gathered that the bus lost control before plunging into the canal with a yet-to-be-ascertained number […]

Police Arrest 4 Suspects, Impound 21 Cars Over Illegal Car Races In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)  has arrested four suspects and impounded 21 cars over illegal car races and other similar offences in Abuja. The Police Public Relations Officer in the FCT, DSP Josephine Adeh made this known in a statement on Monday in Abuja. She said the suspects […]

(Updated): NEXT Supermarket On Fire In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Next Cash and Carry, a popular supermarket in Abuja in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is currently on fire. The supermarket is located along Ahmadu Bello way, Kado-kuchi area of Jahi- Kado expressway. The Federal Fire Service has advised residents to avoid the areas as firefighters are battling to put out the […]

TCN Restores Power Supply To Areas Affected By 330KV Line Collapse In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), says it has completed 330KV line Patrol and energised second 330kV Akangba- Ikeja West Line on full load. This is contained in a statement signed by the General Manager, Public Affairs of the company, Mrs Ndidi Mbah on Friday night in Lagos. The statement said the […]

Gas Explosion Rocks Lagos On Christmas Eve

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is panic at the Ayobo Ipaja area of Lagos State over a gas explosion that occurred in the area on Friday. African Examiner gathered that the gas explosion happened around 1 am on Friday – Christmas eve. Details of the explosion were sketchy as of the time of filing this report. […]

Police Parades 120 Criminal Suspects Arrested In Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command  has paraded  a total of 120 criminal suspects arrested between the months of August and December 2021 in parts of the state for various crimes. Some of the criminal  offences includes, kidnapping, murder, armed robbery, rape, arson, unlawful possession of firearms and Ammunition, amongst others..   Commissioner […]

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