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Amotekun Commences Recruitment In Ondo

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State Security Network Agency, Operation Amotekun, has announced the commencement of its recruitment. Chief Adetunji Olu-Adeleye, Amotekun Corps Commandant in the state, who made this known on Tuesday in Akure, said the recruitment form would attract no charges. Amotekun is a security outfit based in all the six South West […]

Major Shakeup As Nigerian Navy Redeploys 110 Senior Officers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Adm. Ibok-Ete Ibas, has approved new appointments of some senior officers in the Nigerian Navy. The Navy Director of Information, Commodore Suleman Dahun, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. He said the major reshufflement affected 110 senior officers, consisting of 33 Rear […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nigeria Reports 229 New COVID-19 Cases in 15 States

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria on Monday recorded 229 new cases of the COVID-19, bringing the total active cases to 5,524. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on its official twitter handle, said that as of May 25, 2020, seven deaths were recorded in the country. The health agency said no new state reported a […]

INEC to Redesign Polling Units to Comply With COVID-19 Regulations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst COVID-19, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that Polling Units shall be redesigned by the Commission to ensure substantial compliance with the COVID-19 protocols established by health authorities. INEC noted that, among other things, the redesign would emphasise social distancing, general hygienic conduct and enforcement of COVID-19 prevention protocols. […]

50 Trafficked Girls, 19 Stranded Nigerians Evacuated from Lebanon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 69 stranded Nigerians and 50 trafficked ladies have arrived the country from Lebanon. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, confirmed this via a post on his Twitter handle. Mr. Onyeama also confirmed that the new set of evacuees arrived Nigeria Sunday. The Minister tweeted: “With the financial and logistic support of […]

[OPINION] We Always Mean Well for the Country, But NOT for the People!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo – (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Please, let’s get something right. There’s no leader who has ever ruled Nigeria that has ever meant bad or evil for Nigeria. None!!! They have always meant well for the country. But for the people? That is a subject for thought and deep consideration. It is […]

Osun Assembly Bans LGA Councilors from Impeaching their Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINR) – The Osun House of Assembly on Friday passed an amendment bill restricting local government areas’ (LGAs)  councillors in the state, known as parliamentarians, from impeaching their chairmen. The bill titled: “Osun Local Government Areas Creation and Administration Amendment (NO. 4) 2020’ was sponsored by the assembly’s Deputy Speaker, Mr Femi Popoola; and its Majority Leader, […]

Firstbank Targets One Million Students In Free e-Learning Platform

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited says it is targeting one million students in free e-learning solutions platform in partnership with Roducate and Lagos State Government. Dr Adesola Adeduntan, the bank’s Chief Executive Officer, stated this on Thursday, in a statement in Lagos. Adeduntan said the gesture was in furtherance of the bank’s […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 284 New Cases As Total Hits 6,677

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday recorded 284 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 6677. Eight new patients have been confirmed dead to the virus in the country, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to […]

Nigeria Reports 176 New COVID-19 Cases in 14 States

Photo: Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, the Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Saturday recorded 176 new cases of COVID-19 which brought the total number of infections in Nigeria to 5,621. NCDC also said that five new patients have been confirmed dead in the […]

Alleged N544m Contract Fraud: Judge Scolds EFCC’s Counsel In Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Jude Okeke of an FCT High Court on Thursday urged the EFCC to put its house in order in the trial of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal. The EFCC charged Lawal alongside six others with alleged N544.1 million contract fraud. Also charged are the former SGF, his brother, […]

ARTICLE: Firstbank Cardholders Record N1.18trn in Transactions During Lockdown

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since its establishment in 1894, FirstBank has consistently built relationships with her customers, focusing on the fundamentals of good corporate governance, strong liquidity, optimised risk management and effective leadership. These, amongst others, are the reasons the Bank has dominated the financial market for over 126 years. The Bank has led the financing […]

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 […]

Covid-19: CLO Raises Alarm Over Mass Movement of Suspected Infected Persons Across Nigeria

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Civil Liberties Organization CLO, has raised alarm over the continued mass movement of people across states of Nigeria, especially those suspected to have been infected with the deadly Coronavirus disease, warning that if not immediately checked, the development would spell doom on the nation. It regretted that despite the […]

COVID-19: 248 New Cases Confirmed; As Total Number Hits 4,399

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria is on the increase as the country has just recorded 248 new cases. According to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in a post on its Twitter handle the new cases bring the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 4,399 […]

Taxes And Social Welfare In Nigeria In Face Of Covid-19

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – During the current COVID-19 lockdown, Nigerians who have never paid tax in their lives are mouthing off on social media left, right and centre that government should feed them, yet they haven’t contributed a penny to the commonwealth in decades for years of earning quite a good […]

Nigerian Govt Tasks States on Impact Of COVID-19 On The Economy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has tasked the Community of Practice (CoP) to join hands in minimising the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Nigeria’s economy. The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, gave this charge on Friday in Abuja at a virtual meeting of CoP that he co-hosted. […]

BREAKING: Orji Kalu Regains Freedom As Supreme Quashes His Conviction, Orders Retrial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has quashed the conviction of the former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu and ordered retrial of the case. In a unanimous judgement on Friday by a seven-man panel, led by Justice Amina Augie, the Supreme Court held that the Federal High Court in Lagos, convicted  Kalu, his firm […]

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