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EFCC: How 20 suspects looted N13b subsidy cash

•Adoke to lead team •43 witnesses set to testify •Trial begins Fresh facts emerged yesterday on how the N13.4billion fuel subsidy funds were allegedlly diverted by 20 suspects, who belong to the first batch of those to face trial. The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), will lead the team, which will […]

Mimiko declares for second term (What a surprise)

Ondo State Governor Olusegun Mimiko yesterday in Akure, the state capital, declared his intention to run for a second term under the platform of the ruling Labour Party (LP).  Many of the guests, including notable Yoruba leaders, were absent. Among them were the daughter of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Dr Tokunbo Awolowo-Dosumu, and former […]

Govt restores Abuja’s airfield lighting

Aviation Minister Ms Stella Oduah has said the full restoration of the airfield lighting at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, will boost passengers’ and operators’ confidence. The minister spoke yesterday in Abuja after the inspection and inauguration of the newly rehabilitated airfield lighting project.  She said this would improve air safety.  Ms Oduah […]

New salary scale for police (for efficiency in taking bribes?)

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of zone 9, Mr. Solomon Olusegun has revealed that a new salary scale is being worked out for the  police  to boost the morale of policemen and officers in the country.  He spoke on Wednesday  in Awka, when he visited the Anambra state command but warned that the […]

Dana crash victims were alive in plane inferno – Pathologist

Consultant Pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Prof. John Obafunwa, on Wednesday said there was evidence that some of the dead victims of the June 3 plane crash in Iju-Ishaga area of Lagos were still alive while the fire that resulted from the accident was burning. The crash involving […]

Attah Mills’ Death: ECOWAS Condoles Ghana

The leadership of Economic Community for West Africa (ECOWAS) has expressed shock over the demise of President John Atta-Mills, who died on Tuesday after a brief illness. ECOWAS in a statement obtained by African Examiner condoned with the Government and people of Ghana. The statement read “ECOWAS learnt with shock and sadness the passing away […]

Picture: Greek Olympic star banned from the London games for racist tweet against Africans

        It was meant to be a joke, but the joke became a costly one for Voula Papachristou, a Greek track star who has been banned from participating in the London Olympic over a tweet she posted on account, @papaxristoutj. Her tweet which was written in Greek was translated as “With so […]

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