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Nigerian Music Legend, Majek Fashek Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian music legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, popularly called Majek Fashek, is dead. He was 71 years old. His death was announced by his manager, Omenka Uzoma, using the late singer’s Instagram account. Uzoma wrote: “Today been having pressure calls, well it is true that the African No 1 Legendary ICON has gone to […]

“Nigeria Yet to Reach COVID-19 Peak”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, says Nigeria is yet to reach the “peak” of COVID-19 infections. The chairmen of PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the COVID-19 daily news conference on Monday in Abuja. He said it was necessary to restate […]

NLC Backs Financial Autonomy For States’ Judiciary, Legislature

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it supports total compliance with the Constitutional provisions on Autonomy for States’ Judiciary and Legislature in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC President expressed the congress’ support in a statement on Monday in Abuja, while commending the Executive Order 10 issued on May 22, by President […]

NCDC Records 416 New Cases Of COVID-19 as Total Infections Hit 10,578

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday recorded 416 new cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, bringing the total number of infections in Nigeria to 10,578. The NCDC on its official twitter handle said that 3,122 out of the 10,578 total infections have been discharged, with 299 losing their lives. The agency […]

WHO Says Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Over 144,700

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday, reported that COVID-19 cases in Africa as at June 1 had risen to over 144, 700. The WHO Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, gave the update on its official twitter handle @WHOAFRO. “There are over 144,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases on the African continent […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Adjusts Curfew Hours, Local Flights To Resume June 21

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has adjusted curfew hours across the country to 10:00 pm to 4:00 am. This follows some new measures taken by the FG towards total relaxation of lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, announced […]

Court Sentences Man to Death For Killing Own Father

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday sentenced a technician, Rasak Abiona, to death for beating his 62-year-old father to death with an iron rod during a dispute over property in Lagos. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo delivered the judgment in a virtual hearing. Justice Taiwo held that though the prosecution had presented circumstantial evidence […]

APC Governors Meet Oshimhole Over Rift With Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors, who were elected on the platform of the APC, have met with the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, at the National secretariat of the party in Abuja to settle the issue between him and the Governor Obaseki. According to report the meeting was held so as to reduce the […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Reopens Places of Worship; Schools to Remain Closed

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria government has further relaxed the lockdown in the country due to COVID-19 pandemic by lifting the ban on the opening of churches and mosques.   The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on the virus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, announced […]

Ex-Boyfriend Of Customs Boss New Wife Demands N9m Compensation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It appears that the marriage between the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali and his heartthrob, Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, will not be enjoying the necessary honeymoon soon as the former boyfriend of Hajiya Zainab Abdullahi, Zubairu Malami, has demanded for N9 million compensation for the “collapsed” relationship. In a letter […]

National Assembly Won’t Back Down On Ongoing NDDC Probe, Says Senate Spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spokesman of the Senate, Senator Akinola Bashiru, has said that the National Assembly will under no circumstance back down on its probe of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).  This was just as the spokesman dared the Commission to provide evidence of alleged corruption claims against lawmakers of the Senate and House […]

Abia Governor, Exco, Others to Undergo COVID-19 Test, Self-Isolation After Commissioner’s Death

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia has directed members of his inter-ministerial committee on COVID-19, who came in contact with late Dr Solomon Ogunji to undergo test and self-isolate. The directive is contained in a statement signed by Chief Okeiyi Kalu, Abia State Commissioner for Information and made available to newsmen on Monday […]

Bayelsa Seals 6 Churches For Violating COVID-19 Regulations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   – The Bayelsa Government has sealed six churches in the state for breaching ”operational protocols” required to conduct services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recall that the state government on May 7, relaxed its restriction on social gatherings and allowed churches to hold services with up to 50 worshipers. The relaxation was granted, […]

Nude Pictures: Police Operatives Nab Nigerian Singer’s Alleged Blackmailer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested a 19-year-old National Diploma (ND) holder of the Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, for plotting to blackmail popular female artiste, Alhaja Salawa Abeni. The suspect, identified as Olufowoke Emmanuel, is said to be a resident of Ogun. He was picked up […]

#JusticeforUwa Trends on Twitter After Nigerian Student Raped, Murdered in Church

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the murder of a 22-year-old Uwa Omozuwa, who is a student of the University of Benin on Saturday, Nigerians in the micro blogging platform, have called for justice for the deceased. According to report, Uwa was said to have gone to Redeemed Church of God, in Edo at Ikpoba Hill, Benin […]

[OPINION] The Moral Burdens of a Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since the public got to know of the NCC-NIDCOM office allocation debacle, various sympathisers and sponsors have intervened.   Besides stating the official position of NIDCOM in response to the NCC’s statement on this year’s Eid Fitr day, Sunday May 24, 2020 and the official response to another statement from NCC on Friday May 29, 2020 […]

Uganda Records Highest Daily Increase in COVID-19 Cases

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uganda’s Ministry of Health late Saturday reported 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, bringing the nationwide tally to 413. Out of the 1,835 samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers and communities in the last 24 hours, 52 Ugandan truck drivers and 32 contacts of previously confirmed […]

Committee Tasks Governors On Strict Compliance With Buhari’s Financial Autonomy Order

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for Judiciary and Legislature, has urged governors to comply with the Executive Order 10. This it said would enable effective implementation of the financial autonomy of  states’ Legislature and Judiciary guaranteed by the Executive Order 10. The Committee’s Secretary, Sen. Ita Enang stated this while […]

Nigeria Records 553 Coronavirus Cases, Highest Daily Figure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday announced the highest daily figure of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria, with 553 new infections recorded. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9, 855. The NCDC, on its official twitter handle said that as of May 30, 12 […]

Abducted Nasarawa CAN Chairman Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was abducted by gunmen on Thursday in Lafia has regained his freedom. Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state confirmed the release of the CAN chairman to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia. Longe said that […]

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