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NCDC Confirms 182 New Cases Of Covid-19, Total Active Cases Now Hits 6,064

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday recorded 182 new cases of the Coronavirus, (COVID-19), in the country, the total active cases for Nigeria now stand at 6,064. The NCDC, on its official twitter handle, said that as at May 28, 2020, 182 new confirmed cases and five deaths were […]

Again, Buhari Seeks Approval Of $5.513bn New External Loan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives, seeking its approval to obtain $5.513bn – new external loan. The request was contained in Mr. President’s letter which was read Thursday by the Speaker, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary. According to the letter, the loan if obtained, were for 2020 budget […]

Buhari’s Directive on 150 Memos, Appointments Fake News -Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has declared as untrue and fake news, a media report that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the cancellation of 150 memos and appointments signed by his former Chief of Staff, late Abba Kyari. The declaration is contained in a statement issued by Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant […]

Governors to Meet Over Buhari’s Order Granting Financial Autonomy to State Legislature, Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum will on Wednesday, meet to discuss the issue of financial autonomy for the states’ judiciary and legislature, code-named the Executive Order 10, 2020. A statement issued by Mr Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo, Head, Media and Public Affairs, NGF, on Tuesday in Abuja indicated that the  consultation  would be the 9th […]

Due to COVID-19, Buhari to Celebrate Sallah With Family Members Only

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sequel to COVID-19 pandemic, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has declared he will celebrate the upcoming Eid-el-Fitr with his family alone and will not be receiving visitors for the Sallah. Buhari made his decision known in a state issued Friday by his Senior Special Assistatant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Garba […]

Buhari Appoints New SEC DG; Seeks Senate Confirmation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of Mr. Lamido Yuguda as the new Director-General of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Also, to be screened and confirmed are three nominees as full-time Commissioners of the Commission.  The President’s request was contained in a letter read […]

T.Y. Danjuma Visits Aso Villa, Keeps Mum After Meeting with Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday met behind closed doors with retired Gen. T. Y. Danjuma at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The agenda of the meeting between the president and the visiting elder statesman, whose last visit to the State House was over three years ago, was unknown. Danjuma also did not speak […]

COVID-19: Buhari Approves 2 Weeks Extension of Gradual Relaxation Of Lockdown

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen …Total Lockdown Remains in Kano (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has extended the phased and gradual relaxation of the lockdown announced two weeks ago to containing further spread of Coronavirus by another fortnight. FG, in the latest development, also extended the ongoing total stay at home order in Kano for another […]

Lockdown: Buhari Cancels Nationwide Broadcast

Photo: President Mohammadu Buhari during a virtual meeting with Nigeria Governors Forum.  Photo by @SundayAghaeze (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unlike the earlier information before the public domain, Nigerians have been told not to expect any special broadcast from President Muhammadu Buhari after all tonight.  The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Mr Femi Adeshina […]

New CoS, Ibrahim Gambari, Pledges Loyalty to Buhari As Northern Govs Hail Appointment

Photo: President Buhari’s new Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari at the State House, Abuja. Photo Credit: @SundayAghaeze  By Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari has pledged loyalty to his boss as well as best service to the country Prof. Gambari made the […]

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 […]

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints 42 Ambassadors; Seeks Senate Confirmation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday received a formal request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the confirmation of 42 career Ambassadors-designate. The request, which was contained in a letter dated May 6, 2020, was read on the floor during plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan.  The letter reads: “In accordance to […]

Buhari Appoints Chairman for Law Reform Commission; NDIC Senior Officials

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday received President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for the confirmation of Professor Jumai Audi, as a Chairman of the Nigerian Law Reform Commission.  Also, to be confirmed are: Hon. Ebele Bernard Chima, Commissioner, South East; Barr. Bassey Dan Abia, Commissioner, South-South; and Hon. Mohammed Ibraheem, Commissioner, South-West. “In compliance with […]

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 […]

OPINION: The Role of PMB Administration in The Containment Of COVID-19

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020. When the lockdown was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 27th of March, there were 65 confirmed cases in the country, but today, we have confirmed over 2000 cases. With the US recording […]

Buhari Appoints NAICOM, NDIC Board Members

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr Sunday Thomas as the substantive Commissioner for Insurance/Chief Executive Officer, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). Mr Yunusa Abdullahi, Special Adviser, Media and Communications to the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. Thomas replaced Malam […]

Buhari Sacks NEMA Boss, Appoints New DG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of AVM Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd), as the new Director-General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), announced this on Saturday in a statement signed by Mr Willie Bassey, Director, Information, Office of the SGF. […]

On Buhari’s Leaked Address, Femi Adesina Says “Enemy Of State” At Work

Read the full article Below: Enemy of The State, By Femi Adesina (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – You have possibly watched the 1998 action-thriller film with the above title, starring Will Smith. It was the box office hit story about a group of people plotting to kill an American Congressman, and the tape of the plot was […]

Senate Promptly Approves Buhari’s N850bn Loan Request

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has approved the N850bn loan request made by President Muhammadu Buhari. The loan request according the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan while reading the official communication from Mr. President, Tuesday at the plenary is meant to finance capital projects stated in the 2020 budget. President Buhari’s request is to seek the Senate […]

BREAKING: Buhari Orders Lockdown to Remain in FCT, Lagos, Ogun Until May 4

…Kano To Be On Total Lockdown For 2 Weeks (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday approved a phased and gradual easing of lockdown measures in FCT, Lagos and Ogun States effective from May 4, to safeguard the economy from possible collapse. The president, who made this known in a nationwide broadcast in Abuja, however, […]

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