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Idriss Deby’s Son Named Chad President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A son of Chad’s slain leader Idriss Deby Itno is to take over as president in place of his father, according to a charter released Wednesday by the presidency. It said General Mahamat Idriss Deby Itno, 37, who on Tuesday was named transitional leader as head of a military council following his […]

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Gunmen Attack Police Station In Enugu, Three Cops Feared Killed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Divisional Police Station in Adani, in Uzo-Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State has been attacked on Wednesday by gunmen. This is coming barely 24 hours after a Police Zonal Headquarters, Zone 13 in Ukpo, Anambra State was attacked. African Examiner gathered that three policemen on duty were killed, while several […]

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BREAKING: Gunmen Attack Kaduna Private Varsity, Kidnap Students

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Tuesday night abducted some students of Green Field University in Kaduna State. The private varsity is located along the Kaduna–Abuja Highway in Chikun Local Government Area, and also the first private university in the state established about three years ago. The latest incident is the first major attack that bandits […]

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BREAKING: Ziyech Scores As Chelsea Beat City To Reach FA Cup Final

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chelsea have defeated Manchester City in the semi-final of the English FA Cup played at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. A goal by Hakim Ziyech from a Timo Werner assist in the 55th minute saw Chelsea head to the FA Cup final. Chelsea will now await the winner of the […]

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BREAKING: Buhari Returns After UK Medical Check-Up

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja from the United Kingdom (UK) 16 days after he left for a medical check-up. The President left Nigeria on Tuesday, March 30 briefly after a security meeting with defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as other security sector managers. The President’s aircraft touched on ground […]

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BREAKING: EFCC Arrests Okorocha In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday evening arrested a former Imo Governor Senator Rochas Okorocha. Officials of the Commission laid siege to the former Governor’s private office at Nkwerre Street in Garki area of Abuja and picked him up shortly after he returned from a trip. EFCC spokesman, Wilson […]

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BREAKING: Many injured in Lagos gas explosion

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was a gas explosion in the Amuwo-Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State on Tuesday. It was learnt that many people were injured in the incident that happened at Iyasoko Street Agboju, Amuwo-Odofin. It was gathered that the incident happened a few minutes to 7 pm. The Public Relations Officer, Lagos […]

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BREAKING: South East Govs, Stakeholders Meet On Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – South East Governors will meet in Owerri, the Imo State capital to deliberate on security- related issues today. Also expected at the meeting are the Brigade Commanders, Navy, Air Force Commanders, Inspector General of Police, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and other stakeholders. The Governors, according to sources, are meeting to find solution to the […]

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[Breaking] COVID-19: Lagos Eases Restrictions On Social, Event Centres

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government on Friday announced further easing of restrictions on social and event centres across the state with immediate effect.  Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile Yusuff and the Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission, Mr Lanre Mojola made the announcement. According to Majola, the Governor of Lagos […]

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BREAKING: Adamu Hands Over To Acting IGP Baba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has handed over to his successor Usman Alkali Baba. The ceremony took place at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. He handed over after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo decorated Baba with his new rank in the State House, Abuja. Details shortly…..             

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BREAKING: WAEC Releases 2021 WASSCE Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has released the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for private candidates, 2021 – First Series. Head of the Nigeria National Office, WAEC, Mr Patrick Areghan, told reporters on Tuesday the examination was primarily designed to help candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions to reduce […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Buhari Appoints New IGP

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appointed a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, as the  acting  Inspector-General of Police with immediate effect. The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, disclosed this to State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday. Baba is taking over from Mohammed Adamu, whose tenure Buhari […]

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Crush IPOB, ESN Members, IGP Orders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police Muhammed Adamu has ordered operatives to be ruthless against members of the proscribed Independent People of Biafra (IPOB). The IGP gave the order when he visited the burnt Imo Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Service on Tuesday. Adamu said the police officers must use their […]

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Breaking: Njaba LGA Secretariat Attacked, Army Checkpoints Burnt In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A local government secretariat in Njaba local government area of Imo state, on Monday, was said to have been attacked, with the doors, windows as well as vehicles in the premises damaged. The attacks were linked to the hoodlums who broke into the Owerri correctional centre and freed thousands of inmates. Also […]

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BREAKING: Jail Break In Imo As Gunmen Bomb Correctional Center, Police Headquarters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Owerri, the Imo State Capital has come under attack as an unknown gunmen in the early hours  of Monday attacked the state correctional facilities freeing many prisoners. The gunmen also razed the Imo State Police Command headquarters situated in Owerri and burnt almost all the vehicles parked at the premises. Reports say in […]

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BREAKING: Afenifere Chieftain, Yinka Odumakin, Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Yinka Odumakin, National Publicity Secretary of the pan-Yoruba group, Afenifere, is dead. He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital after a brief illness. Odumakin, aged 56, reportedly died of complications from COVID-19. His wife, Dr. Joe Odumakin, a human rights activist has confirmed the sad the news. More soon…             

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BREAKING: Former Delta Acting Governor, Sam Obi Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Acting Governor of Delta State, Rt Hon Sam Obi is dead. He died in the early hours of Saturday. Circumstances leading to his sudden was not known as at press time, but a dependable source confirmed that his body has been deposited in a mortuary in Asaba. The late Sam Obi […]

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Appeal Court Discharges Dokpesi, Firm Over N2.1bn Arms Deal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal in Abuja has discharged politician and media owner, Raymond Dokpesi and his firm, Daar Investment and Holding Company Limited, of the charges of money laundering breach of Procurement Act in relation to disbursement of the N2.1billion meant for arms purchase while Col Sambo Dasuki was the National Security […]

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BREAKING: Resident Doctors Commence Nationwide Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors on Thursday morning commenced a nationwide strike despite Federal Government’s last-minute efforts to stop the action. The resident doctors, however, assured Nigerians that their action was not meant to hurt them. They gave the explanation in a message posted on the association’s Twitter handle, […]

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NAF Fighter Jet Goes Missing, Loses Radar Contact In Borno

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet involved in the anti-terror war against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province has lost radar contact in Borno State. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, in a statement on Thursday, said the Alpha Jet lost radar contact on Wednesday evening. According to Wikipedia, a radar […]

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