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Reigning Mrs World Resigns, As First Runner Up Takes Over

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The international Mrs. World Inc. Organisation, says it has accepted the resignation of 2020 Mrs. World, Caroline Jurie, a Sri Lankan national after she decided to hand over her crown. The organisation, in a statement on Wednesday, said that following Jurie’s resignation, Kate Schneider, the first runner-up at the international pageant and […]

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Why UK May Consider Asylum For IPOB, MASSOB Members

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A move by the United Kingdom to grant asylum to some members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) has pitted the Federal Government and the UK. The British government is considering asylum for members of the groups […]

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BREAKING: Chauvin Found Guilty On All Counts In Murder Of George Floyd

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts in the murder of George Floyd last May. Chauvin, 45, was found guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. The judge asked each juror if the verdict was correct, thanked them and dismissed them. “I have to […]

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Prince Philip Interred In Royal Vault Of St George’s Chapel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince Philip’s coffin has been interred in the royal vault of St George’s Chapel. It was placed on a catafalque on a marble slab and lowered into the vault by an electric motor. The vault was created between 1804 and 1810 for George III, who died in 1820 and is one of […]

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Riot: French Embassy Urges Citizens To Leave Pakistan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The French embassy in Pakistan on Thursday advised all French nationals and companies to temporarily leave the country, after violent anti-France protests paralysed large parts of the country this week. “Due to the serious threats to French interests in Pakistan, French nationals and French companies are advised to temporarily leave the country,” […]

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Greece Lifts Quarantine Requirement For Tourists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Greece plans to lift its one-week quarantine requirement for tourists from European Union countries from Monday. The government’s plan still requires approval by epidemiological experts on Friday, the daily newspaper Kathimerini reported on Thursday. The prerequisite would be that the tourists were either fully vaccinated or have a current, negative PCR test. […]

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France, Nigeria Bilateral Trade Drops By $2.2b Dollar In 2020 Due To COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – France, on Tuesday, announced that its volume of trade with Nigeria in year 2020 dropped to $2.3 billion dollars, from $4.5 billion in 2019, as a result of COVID-19. The French Minister in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness, Mr Frank Riester, disclosed this at a meeting he held with the Nigeria […]

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Ramadan: WHO Warns Of Possible Surge In COVID-19 Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month would begin on Tuesday in many Arab countries, as the holy month comes amid restrictions for the second year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt and Tunisia announced on Sunday night that the new moon was not spotted and therefore, Monday marks the last […]

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BREAKING: Queen Elizabeth’s Husband, Prince Philip, Dies At 99

The Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen’s “strength and stay” for 73 years, has died aged 99. Flags on landmark buildings in Britain were being lowered to half-mast as a period of mourning was announced. The Guardian UK reported that Prince Philip’s health had been slowly deteriorating for some time. He announced he was stepping down […]

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FIFA Suspends Pakistan, Cut Off Funding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FIFA has suspended Pakistan’s membership on Wednesday, and ordered an unrecognised committee to vacate the national football federation’s headquarters in the country. Pakistan football has been run by a FIFA-appointed committee since 2019, but members were evicted from their Lahore office last week by a group claiming to have held legitimate elections. […]

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Nigeria Receives 100k Doses Of India’s Covishield Vaccines

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has received 100,000 doses of Covishield vaccines from India. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, confirmed this on Tuesday at the national briefing by the PTF in Abuja. HE said: “As you […]

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COVID-19: Saudi To Allow Only ‘Immunised’ Pilgrims To Mecca

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Saudi authorities said has disclosed on Monday that only people immunised against Covid-19 will be allowed to perform the year-round umrah pilgrimage from the start of Ramadan, the holy fasting month for Muslims. The hajj and umrah ministry said in a statement that three categories of people would be considered “immunised” — […]

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Pope Dedicates Easter Monday Prayer To The Elderly And Sick

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Pope Francis has  dedicated his noon-day public prayer on Easter Monday to the elderly and sick, as well as residents of nursing homes, saying he hoped his words gave them encouragement and hope. The prayer known as the Regina Caeli (Queen of Heaven) was delivered from the Vatican and viewable for streaming. […]

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Easter: ‘In These Dark Months Of Pandemic, Never Lose Hope’, Pope Tells Christians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis called on the faithful at the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday, not to lose hope in the protracted coronavirus crisis. “In the hour of darkness when humanity is grappling with the pandemic and other ills, Christians need to take to heart the Easter message of the angel not to be […]

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Nigerian Ex- Beauty Queen Shot Dead In US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  Nigerian ex- beauty queen, Najeebat Sule, has been  shot dead She was  shot  inside her car parked close to her residence at 8800 block of Frankford Avenue Police are yet to arrest the suspect, leaving Sule’s family and friends searching for answers. ‘I can’t think of anything that would make anyone […]

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Nigeria Is Struggling, British High Commissioner Kicks Over Insecurity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British high commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing,  has stated her worry over the increased insecurity situation in the country. The high commissioner, during an interaction with  journalists on the sidelines of a reception held to welcome home the 2019/2020 UK Chevening scholarship beneficiaries, stated that the UK government is keen on helping […]

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#EndSARS: No Verified Information Of Death At Lekki Tollgate —US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States of America says there is no concrete evidence of anyone who died from the shots fired by Nigerian Army during the #EndSARS protest at Lekki Tollgate in Lagos State on October 2, 2020. This was disclosed in the newly-released: ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nigeria’. The statement […]

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UK Agency Sanctions Oyakilomhe, Orders Him To Pay N65.6m Fine Over COVID-19 Misinformation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Office of Communications in the United Kingdom known as Ofcom, has penalized religious channel, Loveworld, owned by Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome over  mis –information on COVID 19 Ofcom  disclosed  that the  station was fined £125,000 (N65.6m) for breaching the country’s broadcasting code by disseminating misinformation on COVID-19. The statement read in […]

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World Leaders Call For New International Pandemic Treaty

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Twenty-five world leaders have thrown their weight behind a proposal from European Council President Charles Michel to draw up a new international treaty on pandemic preparedness in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. Leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha signed […]

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of Hamburg Archbishop Tied To Abuse Scandal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Stefan Hesse, the Archbishop of Hamburg who was linked to abuse scandal. Hasse offered to leave after a team of German lawyers released a major 800-page report on sexual abuse cases in the city of Cologne. The Hamburg Diocese confirmed the Vatican’s decision on Monday. […]

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