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Coronavirus: Ogun State Govt Quarantines 28 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun state government has quarantined 28 people said to have come in contact with the Italian man who was tested positive of the virus. The state government also shut down a company in Ewekoro, Ogun state as a result of the coranavirus incident. The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun who stated that […]

OPINION: Okada Ban in Lagos Discussed

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Raise your hand if you want your child to be keke rider!’ – Seun Kuti tackles Nigerians over okada ban – TheCable Lifestyle https://lifestyle.thecable.ng/raise-your-hand-if-you-want-your-child-to-be-a-keke-rider-seun-kuti-tackles-nigerians-over-okada-ban/#.XjvAu4u4snw.whatsapp Eric Ayoola: That’s a ridiculous assertion. Even in the UK, an affluent country, there are people who make a living by delivering items, […]

Dangote Strengthens Export Terminals, Backs Nigeria’s Border Closure

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dangote Cement Plc   will soon boost its export sales as it prepares to inaugurate its Apapa, Lagos, export terminal. This will be followed by Onne, Rivers State, export terminal.  The company disclosed this while commenting on its future plans following the release of its 2019 financial results. Dangote Cement Plc commended the decision of […]

Surprises As City, Lyon Shine in Champions League Games

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Wednesday staged a stunning fightback as goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne secured a memorable 2-1 win at Real Madrid to take control of their Champions League last-16 tie. After a cagey first half, the hosts relied on a defensive mix-up between Rodri and Nicolas Otamendi to take the […]

Assault on Female Lawyer: WACOL Rejects Police Panel Report

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based non-governmental organization (NGO) the Women Aid Collective, WACOL, has rejected some portions of the report presented by the special Panel of Enquiry set up by the State Police Command to investigate recent alleged assault on a female lawyer and some other staff of the outfit  by  policemen in […]

Exam Malpractices: LAUTECH Expels 45 Students, Withdraws Certificates from 2 Graduates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH Ogbomoso, has expelled 45 students over alleged involvement in examination malpractices. The list of the affected students was contained in the report of the University’s Senate after its sitting of February 20, 2020. The school Wednesday forwarded the names and details of the affected students to all […]

Repented Boko Haram Insurgents Arrive Borno From Niger Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Boko Haram members and their wives who recently surrendered to troops in Niger Republic have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The ex-terrorists arrived at the Maiduguri airport Wednesday in a military aircraft in the company of soldiers, led by the Coordinator of the Federal Government Safe Corridor programme, Major General Bamidele […]

Sad As Nigerian Soldier Opens Fire; Kills 4 Colleagues, Self In Borno

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A corporal (name withheld) in the Nigerian Army, serving in Borno State Wednesday opened fire, killing four of his colleagues and later killed himself. The spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sagir Musa confirmed the sad development in a statement. He said the soldier, who also injured two other […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Application On Bayelsa’s Judgment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has rejected the applications for a review of its February 13, 2020, judgment which overturned the All Progressives Congress’ victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta said the applications filed by the APC and its governorship […]

NECO Dismisses 19 Staff Over Alleged Certificate Forgery

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed another 19 staff from its service over alleged certificate forgery. NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr. Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement issued Tuesday. Sanni stated that the dismissal was approved at the 52nd Regular meeting of the council […]

Iran’s Health Minister Tested Positive to Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, Iraj Harirchi and an MP Mahmoud Sadeghi, have both tested positive to the new coronavirus Covid – 19. The development happened as the country struggles to contain an outbreak that has killed 15. The country is one of three hot-spots outside China causing concern that the virus could be becoming a pandemic. […]

Ex-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Dies At 91

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is dead at age 91. Mubarak, who ruled for about 30 years, was ousted by the military in 2011 during the then raging Arab spring. The former Egyptian Leader who died in the capital Cairo, after being toppled was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters […]

Olisa Metuh Gets 7 Years Imprisonment Over N400m Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja has convicted Olisa Metuh to seven years imprisonment with a fine of three hundred and seventy five million naira to the Federal Government. Metuh is being prosecuted by the EFCC, alongside his company, Destra Investment, on a seven-count charge of […]

Bayelsa: Supreme Court Strikes Out APC’s Motion to Expand Review Panel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has rejected a motion filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, seeking expansion of the review panel. Recall that in its ruling on February 13, the Supreme Court panel led by Justice Mary Odili, had ruled that Bayelsa deputy governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented fake information to INEC […]

Non-Assets Declaration: Court Strikes Out Charges Against Ekweremadu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets instituted against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. The charges were pressed against the Senator by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery (SPIP) of Public Property, once headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla. In her […]

Wikileaks Founder, Assange Divulges Sources; Risks 175 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange has reportedly revealed the names of sources who subsequently “disappeared” after putting them at risk. A lawyer for the US government made the claim at Woolwich Crown Court, in London, on the opening day of Mr. Assange’s extradition hearing. The court was allegedly told that the Australian, 48, was guilty […]

Lawmaker Jumbo Pay: Labour, NBA, Economists, Activists Slam Buhari Over Denial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Organized labour and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have disagreed with the President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that members of the National Assembly (NASS) are not overpaid. The President of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), Comrade AbdlRauf Adeniji, argued this Sunday, during an interview in Abuja that it was […]

N12.8m Contract Scam: Court Issues Warrant Of Arrest On NIMC Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Principal Manager with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ms Jamila Muhammed, for alleged failure to appear in court over allegations of corruption. The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) disclosed this in […]

Ebonyi Governor Fires 2 Aides Linked With PDP Member’s Death

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki    ….Orders their Immediate Arrest too (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following their alleged involvement in the gruesome murder of one Mr. Enyinnaya Ibiam, a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in  Ebonyi state, during the party’s  councillorship primary election held on February 21, 2020, the state governor,  David Umahi, has sacked two […]

UBA Launches ‘Click Credit’ To Ease Access to Cash For Customers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has launched ‘Click Credit’, a time loan designed to address the urgent needs of customers whose salary accounts are domiciled with the bank. As a bank backed by a strong retail franchise with over 1,000 business offices serving 19 million customers, UBA […]

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