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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. […]

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Hoodlums Unleash Terror on Lagos, Ogun Communities Amid Covid19 Lockdown

By Tajudeen Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected hoodlums, called Awawa boys Saturday, held some parts of Ogun and Lagos States’ suburbs hostage, when they stormed and raided many business stores, houses and attacked residents in various communities. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered on Saturday that some of the suspected miscreants, apparently taking advantage of the ongoing lockdown due to […]

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African Union Condemns Discrimination Against African Residents in Southern China

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – African residents of the southern Chinese metropolis Guangzhou have complained that they are experiencing discrimination and being accused of spreading the coronavirus, triggering diplomatic tensions. People of African origin have been evicted from their homes at short notice, sent to stay in hotels, arbitrarily told to undergo virus tests or placed under 14-day […]

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English League Managers Demand COVID-19 Test On Players Before Matches Resume

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Executive of the League Managers’ Association (LMA), Richard Bevan has advised that the football season in England should resume after all players have been tested for coronavirus. Bevan said “tests must be made available first” to NHS workers and patients. Once that’s happened, by all means let’s access it in sport,” he […]

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Reps Grill Chinese Ambassador Over Humiliation of Nigerians Living China

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leadership of the House of Representatives has condemned the inhuman treatment meted out on some Nigerians by the Chinese authorities in Beijing. The Speaker of the House, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila expressed the displeasure at a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Zhou Pingjian on Friday in Abuja. Gbajabiamila said that the inhuman […]

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NIPR Hails Nigeria’s Response To Combat COVID-19 Pandemic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) has been partnering with sister organisations within and outside the nation to gauge public opinion and perception in evaluating the efforts of government agencies involved in the management of the COVID-19 pandemic in our nation. This has helped our professional peer review initiative with similar […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19: Rotary Can Assist Lagos, Others Distribute Palliatives Equitably —James

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A call has been made to the Lagos State Government, individuals and corporate organisations who are currently deploying all manner of palliatives in cash and kind as a result of the effect of the Coronavirus Disease lockdown to use the network of Rotary International. The call was made by Roatarians Michael Effiong […]

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Nigeria Records 6 New COVID-19 Cases In 4 States

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed six new cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The NCDC said two cases were recorded in Kwara, two in Edo, one in Rivers and one in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), making Nigeria’s confirmed case 238. NCDC, through its verified Twitter account on Monday night, […]

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All Attendees OF Funke Akindele’s Party To Be Charged to Court

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Government is to prosecute all those who attended Saturday’s birthday party hosted by Nollywood star, Funke Akindele. The state Attorney-General, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) ), said on Monday that they would be prosecuted  for  flouting social distancing regulation of the state. He made the disclosure in an interview with the News […]

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Man City Boss, Pep Guardiola Loses Mum To COVID-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died at age 82 in Barcelona, after contracting coronavirus. A post on the club’s social media Monday confirmed the death. The post read: “Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and […]

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Boris Johnson Admitted to Hospital After 10 Days Self Quarantine Over COVID-19

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to hospital over persistent symptoms of the coronavirus, according to a Downing Street statement late on Sunday. The relocation to hospital comes 10 days after the 55-year-old premier first announced that he had tested positive for infection with the novel coronavirus. “On the advice of […]

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IGP Orders Arrest of APC Chieftain Over Comment About Foreign Minister COVID-19 Status

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension has enveloped Enugu over the arrest of the youth leader of the All progressive Congress in Enugu, Prince James Nwanjoku Okugo, following a petition written against him to the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu,  by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, who claimed that the party […]

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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 […]

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Nigeria Confirms 23 Fresh Cases of COVID-19 In 5 States

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, Nigeria has recorded 23 new cases of COVID-19 infection. The latest confirmation brings the total number of the cases in the country to 174. Earlier Wednesday, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 23 new cases with Osun state recording nine. The latest confirmation made late Wednesday was […]

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CBN Says Contributions to Its COVID-19 Relief Fund Hit N15bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that monetary contributions to its relief fund under the auspices of Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) stood at N15 Billion. Isaac Okorafor, CBN Director of Corporate Communications, said in a statement that the donations were from 37 donors, including individuals, banks and other […]

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COVID 19: Firstbank Donates N1bn, Reiterates Commitment to Safety Of Nigerians

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – FirstBank has announced its donation of the sum of N1bn towards the joint effort by the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) to rapidly expand the health facilities; especially Testing, Isolation, treatment and the provision of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) facilities pivotal to controlling the spread and importantly, treating individuals diagnosed […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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UBA Announces N5bn Relief Fund to Fight COVID-19 in Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA)has announced a donation of over 5 billion Naira (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic. The donation will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by […]

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