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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 […]

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Active Cases Of COVID-19 In Nigeria is 238, Total Infections Hits 318- NCDC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says active cases of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Nigeria is 238, while total infections number rise to 318. NCDC, through its verified Twitter account, said on Saturday night that the agency recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, with 11 in Lagos, […]

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Fuel: NNPC Retail Stations in Full Compliance with PPPRA New Price Template

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –   The NNPC Retail Ltd., one of the downstream subsidiaries of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has clarified that all its filling stations across Nigeria were selling premium motor spirit (petrol) within the official price band announced by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) for the month of April. The Corporation’s […]

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IGP Directs FCT, Lagos, Ogun CPs To Sustain Lockdown Enforcement

…As Sanwo-Olu Describes Relaxing Order Report As Fake By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has directed the Commissioners of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun States to sustain the enforcement of the lockdown order given by President Muhammadu Buhari to combat dreaded Coronavirus. […]

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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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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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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: Lawmaker Wants Similar Special Grant Given to Lagos, Others Be Approved for Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the  recent confirmation of two cases of the dreaded Coronavirus pandemic in Enugu state, SouthEast Nigeria, a serving member of the Federal House of Representatives from the state, Rt. Hon. Ofor Chukwuegbo, has urged  president Muhammadu Buhari, to extend the special COVID-19 palliative  approved for  Lagos and others, […]

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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 […]

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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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COVID-19: Ekiti Governor, Kayode Fayemi In Self-Isolation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti says he is in self-isolation as a precautionary measure against the spread of Coronavirus. Fayemi, also Chairman of the Governors Forum, made this known on Wednesday in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olayinka Oyebode, in Ado-Ekiti. The governor, in the statement, said his going into self-isolation, […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records First Coronavirus Death

(AFRCAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said the country has recorded the first death from COVID-19. NCDC made this known through its verified Twitter handle @NCDCgov. It said the individual was a 67-year-old male who had returned to Nigeria following a medical treatment in the United Kingdom. “He had […]

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OPINION: Unemployment, Skill Acquisition And Functional Education

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Director-General of the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, has linked the unemployment of over 20 million Nigerians to their failure to acquire requisite skills as well as a penchant for white-collar jobs. Ani, who expressed this view at the 1st National Skills Summit held in Abuja recently, […]

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Rangers Player, Ifeanyi George, Dies in Fatal Road Accident

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s premier league side, Rangers Inter. FC of Enugu was on Sunday thrown into mourning, following the news of the death of its top striker, Ifeanyi George, who died in ghastly auto crash, along the Benin Agbor road in the early our of Sunday. The late George, and some of his […]

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Shocking as Groom Dies on Wedding Day In Jos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A groom-to-be, Mr Samuel Yarling, of Lamingo, Jos, has reportedly died on his wedding day leaving his bride-to-be and both families devastated. The wedding, which was slated for March 21, at the ECWA Church Seminary, had sent two families into mourning after the sudden death of the groom. Late Yarling was set […]

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Dangote Indian Staff, Quarantined For CONVID-19, Now Tests Negative

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Indian staff of Onshore Construction Company, an instrumentation contracting firm with Dangote Fertilizer Limited, who had shown symptoms associated with COVID-19 and subsequently isolated, has been confirmed negative. Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, who disclosed the outcome of the test via his Twitter handle said, “An Indian national […]

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Man Remanded Over Sexual Assault On 17-Year-Old Daughter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Thursday remanded a 40-year-old man, Oyeniyi Oyelere, who allegedly inserted his fingers into the private part of his 17-year-old daughter. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs B.O Osunsanmi, who did not take Oyelere’s plea, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria Records 5 New Cases of Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Ministry of Health has confirmed 5 new cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria bringing total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria to 8. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire said that of the 5 new positive cases, 3 arrived from the United States, while 2 came in from the United […]

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Nigeria High Commission In Canada Suspends Passport Processing Over Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria High Commission in Ottawa, Canada, has suspended passport application processing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in its community. In a statement, the high commission said that the suspension was effective immediately and would last until further notice. However, issuance of Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC) and visas would […]

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