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PDP To Biden: Sanction APC Leaders Over Corruption, Rights Violations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday  has enjoined the United States President, Joe Biden, to impose sanctions on leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration due to alleged corruption and rights violations. The party  disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Publicity […]

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Biden Takes Over As 46th President of United States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Joe Biden has taken over as the 46th President of the United States of America after he took oath of office. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts conducted the swearing-in ceremony as Biden placed his hand on a family Bible. There ceremony took place on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol, […]

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U.S. Vows Action Against Election Riggers In Uganda

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has said it will take action against anti-democratic forces and human rights abusers in Uganda following Thursday’s general elections in the country. The U.S. position came in a statement by the Department of State through its spokesperson, Ms Morgan Ortagus, on Saturday. Ortagus said the government was “deeply troubled” […]

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23 Die In Norway After Receiving Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty-three residents of a nursing home in Norway died within days of receiving their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Norwegian Medicines Agency revealed this development in a press release issued on Friday adding that of those deaths, 13 have been autopsied, with results suggesting that common side effects from the […]

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Biden Appoints Nigerian-Born Badejo As White House Counsel

US President-elect, Joe Biden, has appointed Nigerian-born Funmi Olorunnipa Badejo into his cabinet. The appointment of Badejo who is a lawyer and an alumna of Berkeley Law College in the US was announced by Biden when he named additional 20 members of the office of the White House counsel. A statement on the Biden-Harris transition website […]

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First Identified Victim Of Indonesian Jet Crash For Burial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The family of a flight attendant who was the first victim to be identified after last week’s crash of an Indonesian passenger jet is preparing to bury his remains on Thursday. Police identified Okky Bisma, 29, as a victim of Saturday’s crash of a Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 after matching his fingerprints […]

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5 Bags Of Human Body Parts Retrieved From Indonesian Plane Crash Site

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Rescuers on Sunday collected five bags of human body parts and three bags of debris of the Sriwijaya Air plane that crashed in the waters off the coast of Indonesian capital Jakarta on Saturday, according to a senior official “We received three bags containing the debris of the plane and five bags […]

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BREAKING: Rescue Operation Launched After Indonesian Passenger Plane Crashes After Take Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A search and rescue operation has been launched after a passenger plane with more than 50 people on board lost contact after taking off from Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Saturday, a Transport Ministry spokesperson said. Contact was lost with Flight SJ182 over the Java sea, shortly after it took off for Pontianak, […]

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BREAKING: Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump’s Account

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twitter says it has permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account due to the risk of further incitement of violence. Twitter’s action comes after a mob stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday, temporarily halting the certification of Joe Biden as the next US president, an attack that left 5 people dead, including a […]

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Facebook, Twitter Lock Trump’s Account, Warn Of Permanent Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twitter on Wednesday put President Trump on notice: If he does not stop breaking the platform’s rules, he will be permanently banned. The stern warning followed another step never before taken by Twitter: It locked Trump out of his account for 12 hours after the removal of three tweets that the company […]

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UK Approves Oxford-Astrazeneca COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The UK on Wednesday approved Oxford University-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. AstraZeneca, in a statement, said that the first doses are being released so that vaccinations may begin early in the new year. “The UK Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has provided authorisation for an emergency supply of COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, formerly […]

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French President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The presidential Elysee Palace has disclosed that French President, Emmanuel Macron, has tested positive for Covid-19. This was was disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday. It reads: “The President of the Republic has been diagnosed positive for Covid-19 today. “This diagnosis was made following a PCR test performed at the onset […]

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Trump Says He’s Not Scheduled To Get COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he was not scheduled to be vaccinated against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), after a media report indicated he could receive a jab as early as Monday. Earlier in the day Bloomberg reported Trump could be vaccinated “as soon as Monday,” and other top White […]

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US Cancels Reciprocity Visa Fees For Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States government has announced the removal of visa reciprocity fee for the nonimmigrant visa categories or any visa class for Nigerian nationals effective from Dec. 3. The Public Affairs Department of the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, which disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said that reciprocity fees paid before […]

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BREAKING: UK Approves Pfizer/BioNtech COVID-19 Vaccine For Mass Use

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Britain on Wednesday became the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for use and said that it will be rolled out from next week. “The Government has today accepted the recommendation from the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to approve Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for use,” […]

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U.S. AG Says No Evidence Of Widespread Voter Fraud in 2020 Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – U.S. Attorney General William Barr on Tuesday said the Department of Justice had found no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could upturn the Nov. 3 elections. “To date, we have not seen fraud on a scale that could have affected a different outcome in the election,” The Associated Press (AP) quoted […]

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Pfizer, BioNtech Apply For EU’s Conditional Approval Of COVID-19 Vaccine

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pfizer and BioNTech said they had submitted their COVID-19 vaccine to the European Medicines Agency for conditional approval. The companies said this in a statement on Tuesday, aiming to make their drug available in Europe by the end of the year. The partners, a U.S. pharma giant and a small German biotechnology […]

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Biden To Pick Nigerian-Born Adeyemo As US Deputy Treasury Secretary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States President-elect, Joe Biden, has selected Nigerian-born, Adewale Adeyemo, as Deputy Treasury Secretary. Adewale Adeyemo will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair, Janet Yellen, who will be head of the US Treasury Department. African Examiner reports that Adeyemo who was born in 1981 in Nigeria, arrived the US at the age […]

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Assassins Kill Top Iranian Nuclear Scientist

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Iran Foreign Ministry on Friday confirmed that a high-ranking Iranian nuclear physicist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, had been assassinated. Fakhrizadeh was shot and injured “by terrorists” in his vehicle in Ab-Sard, a suburb in eastern Tehran, and later succumbed to his injuries in what amounted to a “martyr’s death,” the ministry said. Local authorities […]

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US Reps Move Against Deportation Of Cameroonian Asylum Seekers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chair of the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Keren Bass (D-CA), along with 52 other Members of Congress, have called for a halt to the deportations of Cameroonian asylum seekers. When the House was alerted that Africa asylum seekers from Cameroon and other African countries will be […]

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