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Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital After 10 Days Self Quarantine Over COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over persistent symptoms of the coronavirus, according to a Downing Street statement late on Sunday. The relocation to hospital comes 10 days after the 55-year-old premier first announced that he had tested positive for infection with the novel coronavirus. “On the advice of […]

Alleged Rape: Group Urges Unbiased Probe of Kogi Commissioner, Danga

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) has called on the Kogi State Government to ensure accelerated and unbiased investigation of the alleged act of assault and rape committed by the state’s Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Abdumumuni Danga. The reports that the association made the call in a statement signed by its […]

COVID-19: Police Arrest Funke Akindele For Violating Lagos Illegal Gathering Order

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Lagos have arrested popular Nollywood actress, Funke Akindele, for throwing a party in violation of the restriction order against the spread of Coronavirus in the state. The state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Lagos. “The attention of state Police […]

PDP Tasks NASS on Proposed N500bn Intervention Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has called on the National Assembly to scrutinise the overall profile of the N500 billion proposed by the Federal Government as intervention fund against COVID-19. The party, in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja, said the call was […]

COVID-19: FG Seeks NASS Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of […]

Spain’s Daily Coronavirus Case, Death Toll Fall For 2nd Day In Row

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The daily pace of new coronavirus infections and deaths in Spain slowed again on Saturday as Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was expected to announce a new extension to lockdown measures that have confined most Spaniards to their homes for three weeks. The total death toll rose to 11,744 – the world’s second […]

NNPC Speaks on Reported COVID-19 Case in Corporation’s Estate

…As NCDC Team Disinfects Affected Apartment (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has explained the circumstances of the reported COVID-19 infected individual at an apartment in the NNPC Estate in the Garki Area of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT. NNPC dismissed insinuation of mass outbreak of Coronavirus infection in the facility, […]

Firstbank Salutes Medical Professionals Tackling Covid-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited has saluted medical professionals tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria and the world, THE WITNESS reports. The Bank in series of tweets on its Twitter page on Friday, acknowledged the role medical experts are playing to fight the virus. Some of the messages read: “No capes, just heroes. To all the health professionals […]

Enugu State Commissioner for Health Dies After Protracted Illness

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state government was on Saturday thrown into shock as its Commissioner of Health, Professor Anthony Ugochukwu died after a Protracted Illness. . African Examiner reports that the late surgeon died Friday night at Memphys Hospital, Enugu. Confirming the development, the Member representing Oji River state Constituency in the Enugu House […]

IGP Orders Arrest of APC Chieftain Over Comment About Foreign Minister COVID-19 Status

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension has enveloped Enugu over the arrest of the youth leader of the All progressive Congress in Enugu, Prince James Nwanjoku Okugo, following a petition written against him to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,  by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, who claimed that the party […]

Ondo Records First COVID-19 Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State Government has announced the first confirmed case of the deadly Covid-19 virus in the state. Mr Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, in a statement on Friday in Akure explained that a suspected case tested positive to the virus. “It is with great concern that the Ondo […]

Zamfara DPR Cautions Public Against Fuel Panic Buying Due to COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) has cautioned members of the public in Zamfara against panic buying of petroleum products as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. The Controller, Gusau DPR Field Office, Alhaji Yusuf Shehu gave the advice on Friday during surveillance patrol on filling stations in Gusau, the state capital. Shehu […]

Enugu Police Nab 6 Robbery Suspects, Recover AK-47, Ammunition

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has apprehended six members of a notorious armed robbery gang that have been terrorising the state and its environs. Their arrest followed intelligence gathered by the Command’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad, (SARS), which led to the arrest of Eneh Ekene at Ugbo-Odogwu, Trans-Ekulu, Enugu and […]

COVID-19: Nurses Protest in Enugu Over Lack of Protective Equipment

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …Not True, We Have Enough Medical Supplies –Management (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unhappy with the poor state of facilities and lack of protective equipment for work in this period of the dreaded COVID 19 pandemic, the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) at the Enugu State University Teaching Hospital (ESUTH) staged a […]

NNPC Hails Wike for Facilitating Truck-out from Port Harcourt Depot

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has commended the Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State for his timely intervention which has resulted in the smooth distribution of petroleum products to Rivers State neighbouring states.  A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted […]

FIRS Collects N1.123trn Revenue In First Quarter

(AFRRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) says it has collected N1.123 trillion revenue in the First Quarter (Q1) of 2020. The FIRS made this known in a statement issued by Mr Abdullahi Ismaila, Director, Communications and Liaison Department of the service in Abuja on Thursday. He said the service recorded seven per […]

GOOD NEWS: Lagos Discharges 11 More COVID-19 Patients

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has confirmed the discharge of 11 patients who previously tested positive to COVID-19 from the Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. Sanwo-Olu, in a statement on Thursday in Lagos, said that the patients included two females and nine males, making 18 patients that had been discharged in Lagos […]

Oil Prices Surge As Saudi Arabia, Russia Sue For Truce

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Global oil prices have reportedly surged after US President Donald Trump said he expected Saudi Arabia and Russia to end a feud that has driven the product prices to 18-year lows. Trump tweeted “I expect & hope” the two countries would agree to cut supply by 10 million barrels “and maybe substantially more”. […]

Nigerian Govt Deletes Tweet Requesting Ventilators from Tesla Founder

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning has reversed itself on the request it sent to the American billionaire, Elon Musk for ventilators to combat the raging COVID-19 pandemic The Ministry’s tweet (request) early Thursday followed Musk’s tweet the same day, that his firm – SpaceX, had extra […]

Financial Hardship: Woman Attempts Suicide, Jumps Into River

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A middle-aged woman, on Wednesday, attempted taking her life in Osogbo by jumping into Osun river before she was rescued by residents of the area. The woman, who identified herself as Kafayat Alake, shortly after the rescue, said she decided to end her life out of the frustration, occasioned by economic hardship. […]

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