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Again, Buhari to Address Nigerians Ahead of Expiration Of 14-Day Extended Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will again address the nation later this evening (Monday, April 27) at 8pm. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, made this known in a statement in Abuja. He advised: ”Television, radio and other electronic media stations are enjoined to hook up to the network […]

Abba Kyari’s Burial: SGF, Ministers, Others Shun Buhari’s Self-Isolate Order

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s order that all those who attended the burial of his late Chief of Staff,  Abba Kyari be self-isolated for 14 days, the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on the control of Coronavirus and Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha made a public […]

Obasanjo Writes Buhari Over Kyari’s Death

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written a condolence letter to President Muhammadu Buhari over the demise of his Chief of Staff, Alhaji Abba Kyari, which occurred on Friday. Obasanjo, in a letter addressed to Buhari and dated April 18, a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) […]

Pro-Biafra Group Blasts Buhari Over Alleged Discrimination In Sharing Palliatives

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Foremost pro Biafran group, the Biafra Zionists Federation, (BZF) has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government over the alleged discriminatory manner it is handling the COVID-19 palliatives in the country, saying the administration is clearly dividing Nigeria along ethnic lines in the face of the disease currently ravaging […]

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 […]

COVID-19: Buhari, NASS Leaders Meet Over Social Investment Program Reforms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after the extension of lockdown for another two weeks, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila, Tuesday, met with the President Muhammadu Buhari, behind closed doors to discuss the National Social Investment Program (NSIP) as COVID-19 rages in the country. NSIP is […]

Chibok Girls Not Forgotten Issue, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has extended his good wishes to the people of Chibok in Borno State, as they hold prayers and thanksgiving services to mark the sixth anniversary of the kidnapping of their daughters by Boko Haram terrorist group. President Buhari, in a statement by his spokesman, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja […]

Amid Pains Buhari Extends Lockdown in Abuja, Lagos, Ogun for 2 Weeks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has announced two weeks extension of the current lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States to contain the ravaging COVID-19 in the country. Buhari announced the extension Monday in his special nationwide broadcast. The decision, the President said was taken after carefully considering the briefings and report […]

Easter Message: Buhari Urges Christians to Embrace Humility

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Christians to rekindle their faith in Christ, imbibe and live the values of humility. Buhari in his address Friday to mark this year’s Easter celebration said Jesus Christ represented man’s ability to withstand temporary pains in the hope of everlasting glory. The President urged the Cristians ‘’to imbibe […]

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 […]

COVID-19: FG Seeks NASS Approval For N500bn Intervention Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed on Saturday met with the leadership of the National Assembly to intimate it with an Executive proposal to establish a N500 billion COVID-19 Crisis Intervention Fund. Mrs Zainab, with senior officials from her ministry, held the meeting with the President of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Buhari’s CoS, Abba Kyari Tests Positive For COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari, has tested positive for Coronavirus. The Nation has reported. He was said to have possibly contracted the virus during a visit to Germany and Egypt for a meeting on the Nigerian Electricity Regulation Commission, whose executive Chairman, Prof. James Momoh, was part […]

OPINION: COVID-19 And the Nigerian Economy

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed concern over the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy. He said the toll, especially the declining global oil price, was becoming severe, calling for massive investment in agriculture. Its Governor Godwin Emefiele spoke at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) […]

Oshiomhole: Disagreements Among Governors Force Postponement Of APC NEC Meeting

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Disagreements within the Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have forced the postponement of the National Executive Council meeting slated for today (Tuesday) While some governors are disloyal to the embattled National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, others are against his removal from office. Speaking on […]

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