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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. […]

Salawa Abeni Speaks Out As Man Threatens to Blackmail Her With Old Nude Pix

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Legendary Yoruba Musician, Salawa Abeni, known as the “Waka Queen” speaks out as an anonymous man threatened to blackmail her with her old semi-nude pictures sent to her privately. Abeni who displayed a screenshot of the conversations between her and the fellow, took to her instagram handle (Officialsalawaabeni) to display the pictures, conversations […]

Nigeria Confirms 23 Fresh Cases of COVID-19 In 5 States

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, Nigeria has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 infection. The latest confirmation brings the total number of the cases in the country to 174. Earlier Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 23 new cases with Osun state recording nine. The latest confirmation made late Wednesday was […]

CBN Says Contributions to Its COVID-19 Relief Fund Hit N15bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that monetary contributions to its relief fund under the auspices of Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) stood at N15 Billion. Isaac Okorafor, CBN Director of Corporate Communications, said in a statement that the donations were from 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other […]

Saudi Arabia Urges Intending 2020 Pilgrims to Delay Bookings Over COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Saudi Arabia authority has requested Muslims intending to be part of this year’s Hajj rites to delay booking. The request follows uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, still raging in various countries across the world. Hajj Minister, Mohammed Banten said Tuesday that the Saudi Arabia kingdom was concerned about the safety of pilgrims, […]

Women Group Urges Police to Prosecute Ex-NAWOJ Leader Over N5m Fraud

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of a non- governmental organisation, NGO) Women for Women (WFW), has dragged a former State and South- East zonal Chairperson of the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, (NAWOJ) Mrs. Chieso Aninwagwa to the police over  alleged misappropriation of the organisation’s N5 million naira. In a petition […]

COVID-19: Lawmaker Wants Similar Special Grant Given to Lagos, Others Be Approved for Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the  recent confirmation of two cases of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in Enugu state, SouthEast Nigeria, a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives from the state, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo, has urged  president Muhammadu Buhari, to extend the special COVID-19 palliative  approved for  Lagos and others, […]

COVID 19: Firstbank Donates N1bn, Reiterates Commitment to Safety Of Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FirstBank has announced its donation of the sum of N1bn towards the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to rapidly expand the health facilities; especially Testing, Isolation, treatment and the provision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities pivotal to controlling the spread and importantly, treating individuals diagnosed […]

Police Confirm Abduction of 2 Chinese in Ebonyi

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ebonyi state police Command has confirmed the kidnapping of two chinese working in a quarry site at Ihietutu community in Ishiagu, Ivo council Area of Ebonyi, state, South- East. This was disclosed to newsmen in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, by the command’s spokesperson, Mrs Loveth Odah, who said police had […]

Reps Donate 2 Months Salary to Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Speaker of House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila, has announced that all 360 members of the house resolved to donate their two months’ salaries to the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria. In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, Gbajabiamila said that the two-month salaries donation was independent of the contributions by individual […]

FG Further Reduces Pump Price of Petrol to N123.50 Per Litre

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced further reduction of the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol from N125 to N123.50k per litre. The agency made the announcement in a statement singed by its Executive Secretary, Abdulkadir Saidu, in Abuja on Tuesday night. “PPPRA in line […]

OPINION – COVID-19: What the Presidential Address Did Not Address

By Adewale Kupoluyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There have been mixed reactions on the disposition of President Muhammadu Buhari in addressing the nation on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. While some people feel that it may not be necessary for him to do so, not a few people felt this was crucial because of its severity of […]

Crisis Looms as Market Women Threaten Showdown in Nsukka

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Serious crisis is currently looming in Nsukka council  area of  Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, over the alleged  revocation of the autonomy granted to fowl dealers association at Ikpa market by the immediate past caretaker committee chairman of the council, Hon. Chinwe Ugwu, just as the group has vowed to […]

Prince Charles Ends Self-Isolation After Coronavirus Infection

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain’s Prince Charles has ended his self-isolation following his positive test for the novel coronavirus, his office said. “Having consulted with his doctor, the Prince of Wales is now out of self-isolation,” Clarence House said, using another of Charles’ royal titles. Clarence House reported on Wednesday that Charles, 71, had tested positive for […]

Enugu Police Vow to Enforce COVID 19 Lock Down Directives

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Enugu state government begins total closure of public places, such as markets, border crossing inter-state transportation, amongst others, on Tuesday, the State Police Command has vowed to enforce the government’s directives  to the fullest. Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had through Secretary to the State Government SSG, Prof. Simon Ortuanya announced that all […]

COVID-19: Oyo Releases Index Case From Isolation Centre

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo state’s index case in the COVID-19 has been released from isolation centre. According to a statement issued on Monday in Ibadan by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Seyi Makinde, the release of the patient was consequent upon the completion of his treatment at the Agbami Chest Hospital […]

Governor Makinde Tests Positive To COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday said he tested positive for the coronavirus and is in self-isolation.  The governor revealed this in a statement on his verified Twitter handle on Monday where he disclosed that he is asymptomatic. “I just received my COVID-19 confirmation test result, it is positive, I am […]

NNPC Loading Depots to Remain Operational

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In its bid to ensure that the Presidential directive on the lockdown of some states is adhered without concerns about availability of petroleum products, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has announced the activation of measures to guarantee seamless distribution of fuel across the country throughout the period of the lockdown and […]

COVID-19: Buhari Orders Lockdown Of Lagos, FCT, Ogun For 14 Days

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the cessation of all movements in Lagos and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days with effect from Monday, to check the spread of Coronavirus disease. The President, who gave the directive in a broadcast to Nigerians over the Coronavirus pandemic, in Abuja on Sunday, […]

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