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Abuja Train Crash Victim Dies, Police Launch Investigation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has commenced an investigation into the Thursday morning fatal train crash incident in Kubwa. Our correspondent gathered that an Abuja-bound train had crashed into a moving car at Chikakore, in the Kubwa area of Abuja, leading to a breakdown of the train. The train coaches were […]

FG Opens Abuja-Kano Road To Ease Traffic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The federal government of Nigeria temporarily opened the Abuja-Kano road ahead of Christmas and the New Year celebrations to ease traffic. Folorunsho Esan, the Director of Highway Construction and Rehabilitation at the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, stated this while inspecting the three sections road project. “The two lanes of over […]

Gunmen Abduct Corps Member, Seven Others In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Tuesday night abducted a corps member, Adenike, and seven others in Extension 2 Relocation, along Arab Road, Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Adenike, currently observing the mandatory National Youth Service, was kidnapped in her father’s home. The PUNCH reports. A source confirmed to our correspondent that Adenike […]

Black out As Truck Hits TCN Transformer In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the current restricted power situation in parts of Abuja was as a result of truck loaded with gravel that lost control and crashed into the company’s 132 Kilo Volt (KV) transmission tower No 20, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, TCN’S General Manager, Public Affairs made this known […]

Police Debunk Claims Of Planted Bombs In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force has debunked claims that bombs have been buried across Abuja. Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. According to the FPRO, noted that it was worrisome that some persons were spreading false information after the terror alert by the United States, the […]

Alleged Attempted Murder: Fani-Kayode Withdraws Case Against Estranged Wife

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, yesterday, approached the Federal High Court in Abuja for the termination of further hearing on the attempted murder case filed against his estranged wife, Ms Precious Chikwendu. The former minister, who was personally in court for the withdrawal of the suit, said the differences he […]

Retired Soldiers Protest Unpaid Allowances In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Military veterans under the aegis of the Retired Members of Nigerian Armed Forces and the Coalition of Concerned Military Veterans, staged the third phase of their protests over the non-payment of their Security Debarment Allowance, among others, at the Ministry of Defence, in Abuja on Monday. The protesters pitched a tent and […]

Police Nab Female Lawyer For Assaulting Police Orderly Who Refused To Do House Chores

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Abuja police command has arrested lawyer and human rights activist, Professor Zainab Duke Abiola, for allegedly assaulting her female police orderly, Inspector Teju Moses. Trouble started after a video clip that went viral on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 which showed the officer in police uniform, bleeding from an injury on her head, […]

19 Killed In FCT Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nineteen persons have been confirmed killed while eight others were injured in a Sunday auto crash at Yangoji-Gwagwalada Road in the FCT. Mr Dauda Biu, Acting Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, confirmed the figures to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) when he visited the accident scene. Biu said […]

Abuja Airport To Start Automated Pay Car Park Sept. 29th

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Kabir Mohammed, the Manager of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja (NAIA), on Tuesday in Abuja said the airport would commence automated pay car park on Sept. 29. Mohammed stated that digitisation of the airport services would be done in phases, starting with the car park pay automation. According to him, […]

FCTA Demolishes Abuja Garden, Recreation Centre

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Capital Territory Administration, on Monday, demolished a private garden, Spotlight Garden Events and Recreation, located in the Wuye District of Abuja. The administration, revoking an allocation of the garden, noted that its action was in accordance with its guideline for park operators not to operate beyond 07:00pm. The FCTA alleged […]

EFCC Raids Bureaux De Change As Naira Dips Against The Dollar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – EFCC operatives on Friday raided Wuse Zone 4, home to most bureaux de change in Abuja. The raid, conducted on other locations across the country, was undertaken days after the CBN blamed currency speculators of exacerbating the crash of the naira against the dollar and other foreign currencies. An authoritative source at […]

Kuje Jailbreak: Osinachi’s Husband, Wadume Still In Custody

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed reports that Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, and a suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (a.k.a. Wadume), escaped from custody during July 5 jailbreak at Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja. The Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, NCoS, Mr Chukwuedo Humphrey, stated Tuesday in […]

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 […]

Buhari Swears In 7 New Ministers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday carried out a minor cabinet reshuffle as four ministers were re-assigned to new positions. Ministers that were re-assigned were Senator Adeleke Mamora, Minister of Science and Technology (formerly Minister of State, Health), Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, Minister of Transportation (formerly Minister of State, Works and Housing); Sharon Ikeazor, […]

(BREAKING): DCP Abba Kyari, Dariye, Nyame ‘Missing’ After Attack On Kuje Facility

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some high profile inmates at the Kuje Correctional Centre, Abuja may have escaped Tuesday night’s attacks on the facility by some gunmen. The attacks, which lasted some hours, were said to have been resisted by military personnel and prison guards on duty. Sources said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and his […]

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 […]

VIO To Impound Unroadworthy Vehicles In FCT

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director, Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), FCT, Mr Abdul-Lateef Bello, says the agency is set to stiffen penalties by impounding unroadworthy vehicles in the territory. Bello, who gave the warning on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned motorists with not roadworthy vehicles to desist driving such vehicles within the city. He warned that the […]

Anti-Muslim Ticket Protesters Besiege APC Secretariat

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scores of demonstrators defied the downpour on Tuesday to protest the controversial Muslim-Muslim ticket being proposed by the All Progressives Congress at the party secretariat in Abuja. Barring a last-minute change, the presidential candidate of the APC, Bola Tinubu, would announce a Muslim as his running mate after picking Ibrahim Masari as […]

Police Exhume Corpse Of Man Reportedly Killed By Herdsmen In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kuje Police Divisional Headquarters of the Federal Capital Territory on Saturday exhumed the body of Hussaini Aliyu Takuma, allegedly killed by suspected herdsmen at Jeda community, Abuja. CSP Umar Abdullahi Sambo, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the command who disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said some […]

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