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Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Defiling Daughter In Abuja

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has arrested a 43-year-old man for allegedly defiling his 15-year-old daughter in Lugbe area of Abuja. The Commissioner of Police in FCT, Mr Bala Ciroma, disclosed on Friday this at a media briefing in Abuja. Ciroma said the suspect was mentally stable and had […]

Covid-19: IGP Exempts Medical, Emergency Workers, Journalists from Movement Restrictions

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Mohammed Adamu has exempted all essential workers from the restriction of movements, associated with the gradual easing of COVID -19 lockdown across the Federation.  The exemption, according to the Police Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja, Frank Mba include: the Medical Personnel, Firefighters, Ambulance Services  journalists, among […]

BREAKING: Buhari Unveils Ibrahim Gambari As New Chief of Staff At Virtual FEC Meeting

Photo: Prof Ibrahim Gambari was introduced to cabinet members as the new Chief of Staff to President. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired the maiden virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he unveiled Ibrahim Gambari as his new Chief of […]

COVID-19: NNPC to Extend Delivery of Medical Facilities, Infrastructure to States Not Covered

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – States that have not benefited from medical facilities and infrastructure support from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and her partners in the ongoing intervention initiative have no cause to worry. The corporation’s Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, stated that the National Oil Company’s coordinated support would eventually reach them, explaining […]

Police Detain Officer Over Fatal Gunshot in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) says it has arrested and detained the policeman responsible for the gunshot that killed one Solomon Eze, 52, in Karimo area of Abuja.  The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the FCT, DSP Anjuguri Manzah, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja. […]

EFCC Says S’Court Judgement Voiding Kalu’s Conviction Unfortunate, Vows Prompt Retrial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has described the Supreme Court judgment quashing the conviction of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu as unfortunate vowing to speedily retry the case. EFCC, in a statement by Head, Media and Publicity, Dele Oyewale says: “The attention of the Economic And […]

Orji Kalu Speaks on Supreme Court’s Judgement Quashing His Conviction

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu says events in the past five months have given him an added perspective on matters of justice and injustice in Nigeria. Uzor Kalu said this in a statement he issued on Friday in Abuja following the Supreme Court nullification of the lower court’s judgment that convicted and sentenced […]

Buhari Names Acting MD, Bank Of Agriculture

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Alwan Hassan as Acting Managing Director, Bank of Agriculture (BOA). The approval was contained in a statement by Mr Theodore Ogaziechi, Director of Information, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, on Thursday in Abuja. Ogaziechi said the appointment followed the dissolution of the Interim Management […]

Wear Face Mask Or Risk 14 Days Quarantine, Enugu Market Leader Warns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mrs Ngozi Ozioko, Chairman of Nsukka Main Market Traders Association, has threatened to recommend 14 days isolation for any foodstuff seller who fails to maintain social distancing and wearing of face mask. Ozioko gave the warning in Nsukka while addressing foodstuff traders at different locations in the market. She said that the […]

Abba Kyari: FCT Evacuates Protective Equipment, Decontaminates Gudu Cemetery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has evacuated the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) dumped by a man who participated in the burial rites of Malam Abba Kyari, at the Gudu cemetery, Abuja. Dr Mohammed Kawu, acting Secretary Health and Human Services Secretariat of the FCTA, made this in a statement on Saturday […]

Fire Touches Corporate Affairs Commission Office In Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abuja headquarters of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has been reportedly gutted by fire. Reports said the fire  affected the last floor of the seven storey building. The inferno which reason is yet to be confirmed destroyed valuables and other items in the office.  The firefighters have since arrived the scene […]

Nigeria Receives N21b Financial Aid From EU To Combat COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Union (EU) has pledged to donate the sum of $55m about (N21b) Nigeria to boost the country’s fight against coronavirus. Head of the EU delegation during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Abuja, Ambassador Karlsen described the donation, channelled through the UN COVID-19 basket fund as the largest single contribution […]

PDP to Nigerians: Use Easter to Draw Strength from God Amid COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Nigerians to use the occasion of this year’s Easter to rekindle their hope and draw strength from God, to overcome the challenges of life. The party made the call in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja. […]

BREAKING: Fire guts Accountant-General’s Office in Abuja

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was a fire outbreak on Wednesday at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation, also known as the Treasury House, in Abuja. A staff of the office, who preferred anonymity, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the fire started at about 10.15 a.m. when some workers were already […]

Buhari’s 2 Weeks Lockdown Order On COVID-19 May Be Extended – SGF

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The two weeks nationwide lockdown directed by President Muhammadu Buhari due to raging COVID-19 may be extended. This follows daily increase in the number of confirmed cases and death toll of the outbreak. Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha gave […]

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 […]

After Weeks of Rumours About His Health, Whereabout, Buhari Resurfaces to Address Nigerians on COVID-19

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world grapples with the coronavirus pandemic, and after several weeks of speculation about his whereabout, Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has resurfaced and will thus address his nation in a nationwide broadcast. African Examiner reports that since the virus broke out, the Nigerian President has not been […]

Buhari Not Coughing, Not On Ventilator, Says Lai Mohammed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government on Thursday debunked the rumour that President Muhammadu Buhari has been coughing and now on ventilator. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, while giving update on the measures being taken by government to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by the government, said that the news was […]

Senate President Mourns Late Senator Rose Oko

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has received with shock the news of the death of Senator Rose Oko, who until her death, was the Chairperson, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Senator Oko, who represented Cross River North Senatorial District at the Senate, died on Monday at a medical facility in […]

BREAKING: Nigerian Senator Dies in UK Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Rose Oko, representing Cross River North Senatorial District of Cross River is dead, aged 63. The late Senator Oko, who died last night at a UK hospital, was the Chairman, Senate Committee on Trade and Investment. Sources said the senator was flown to the UK about 2 weeks ago to receive […]

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