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Army Detains 2 Soldiers Over Alleged Theft In Dangote Lagos Refinery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army says it has detained two soldiers allegedly involved in a reported case of theft at the Dangote Refinery in Lagos. The Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Wednesday,  said the Nigerian army was deeply concerned over its personnel’s involvement in criminality. Nwachukwu said that […]

JUST IN: Presidency Denies Budget Padding Allegations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has denied allegations of padding the 2024 budget by an additional N3 trillion. This followed accusations by Senator Abdul Ningi of Bauchi Central (PDP) that the executive is implementing a budget other than the one approved on January 1, 2024. Ningi, under the aegis of the Northern Senators’ Forum, had […]

Ramadan: Saudi Announces Moon Sighting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the sighting of the lunar month of Ramadan, which will pave the way for the beginning of the Islamic lengthy fasting. The Kingdom announced its Twitter platform, @Haramaininfo, on Sunday. The tweets partly read, “Crescent of Ramadan 1445/2024 has been sighted in Saudi Arabia! “Subsequently, […]

NLC Yet To Determine New Minimum Wage, Says Ajaero

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Labour Congress has distanced itself from the N500,000 being canvassed as the new minimum wage, saying it has yet to adopt a position on an amount to be presented to the tripartite committee on the new minimum wage for workers. The President of the NLC, Joe Ajaero, disclosed this to […]

1,683 School Children Kidnapped In 8 Years In Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A report released by Save the Children International (SCI) has revealed that about 70 schools were attacked and 1,683 school children kidnapped across Nigeria between February 2014 and December 2022.  The report is entitled Education Under Attack: Review and Analysis of Attack on Schools, Teachers, and Learners from the Kidnapping of the […]

How Africa Can Unlock Energy Potentials For Development- Shell MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Managing Director, The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria, Mr. Osagie Okunbor has said African countries can unlock the potential of the energy sector and drive energy security, transition and economic prosperity by embracing partnerships, technological innovation and sustainable financing, Shell has said. Speaking at a ministerial panel session on “Navigating the […]

South Africa To Recall All Diplomats From Israel – Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South African government said on Monday it would recall all its diplomats from Israel to “signal” its concern over the situation in Gaza. Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, a minister in the president’s office, told a press briefing that all diplomatic staff in Tel Aviv would be asked back to Pretoria for consultations, without […]

One Dead In Ikeja, Lagos Building Collapse

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One person has died following the collapse of a one-storey building in the Ikeja area of Lagos State. The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) confirmed the casualty figure, saying the incident happened at No.12, Aromire Street, Ikeja on Wednesday. It said the building formerly housed a supermarket but partially collapsed due […]

BREAKING: Heavy Security Surveillance As National Assembly Awaits Buhari For 2022 Budget Presentation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is  heavy   security operatives presence within the environs of the  the National Assembly Complex in Abuja as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is due to present the 2022 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly at 12noon. Buhari had on Tuesday written to both the Senate […]

Buhari Departs Abuja For Ethiopia On Sunday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday travel to Ethiopia to attend the inauguration of the country’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for a second five-year term in office on Monday in Addis Ababa. This was disclosed through a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Femi […]

Independence Day Address By His Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria On The Occasion Of Nigeria’s Sixty-First Independence Anniversary, Friday 1st October, 2021

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Citizens  of Nigeria. It is with full gratitude to God that today, we celebrate Nigeria’s sixty-first Independence Anniversary. For 1st of October 1960 to happen, all hands were on deck. East, West, North all came together to celebrate freedom. Today should not only serve as a reminder of the day the British […]

BREAKING: Buhari Departs To London For Medical Check, Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will leave Abuja today for London to see his doctors and participate in the Global Education Summit on Financing Global Partnership for Education 2021-2025. This was contained in a statement by the president’s media adviser, Femi Adesina. He is expected to be back by the […]

[BREAKING] COVID-19: FG Shuts Bars, Night Clubs, Recreational Centres Indefinitely

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has shut down bars, night clubs and recreational centres in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. The government also reintroduced COVID-19 restrictions across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The Head of Technical Secretariat of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Dr […]

FG Declares Wednesday, Thursday, As Public Holidays To Mark Eid-El-Fitr Celebration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Federal Government has declared Wednesday and Thursday as Public Holidays to mark 2021 Eid-eI-Fitr celebration. A statement by the Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Dr Shuaib Belgore, stated that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, while making the declaration on behalf of the federal government, congratulated the Muslim faithful on the […]

Workers’ Day: FG Declares Public Holiday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has announced Monday, May 3, 2021, a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on behalf of the Federal Government as he congratulated Nigerian workers for witnessing the celebration of this year. Aregbesola commended Nigerian workers for […]

FG Extends NIN-SIM Linkage By Four Weeks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has extended the deadline for linking Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs) with valid National Identity Numbers (NIN) by one month. This was contained in a statement by spokesperson of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke. He informed the deadline was extended from April 6, 2021 to May 6, […]

Easter: FG Declares Public Holiday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has declared Friday 2nd and Monday 5th April 2021 public holidays to celebrate this year’s Easter Celebration. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this in a statement on Tuesday in a statement signed by the Director (Press & Public Relations) of the Ministry of Interior, Mohammed Manga. […]

Buhari Tags Abuja Expressway After President Of Niger Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has named a road in the federal capital territory (FCT) after the president  of Niger Republic, Issoufou Mahamadou.At a ceremony in Abuja on Tuesday, Mohammed Bello, FCT minister, stated that the  expressway was named after the Nigerien president for his “significant role in the promotion of peace in Africa”.“Earlier today, the first […]

Buhari Meets WTO D-G, Okonjo-Iweala

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Muhammadu Buhari is presently meeting with the newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It reports that the Nigeria’s former finance minister, who is on a four-day official visit, was accompanied to the villa by the Ministers of Industry, Trade and […]

Buhari Celebrates Osinbajo At 64

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that he is proud to have picked Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015. Buhari disclosed this  in a congratulatory message to celebrate the vice-president’s 64th birthday. This was contained in a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman. Buhari stated that Osinbajo is “a reliable and […]

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