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Late Adeleke Buried in Osun Amid  Protests by Angry Youths

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former Governor of Osun State Senator Isiaka Adeleke who died Sunday, has been buried amid confusion, confrontation and lamentation among the family members and political fans. Earlier before his burial later Monday morning, some enraged youths after sighting an APC stalwart – Idiat Babalola, sitting beside the younger brother […]

PDP Suffers Another Setback in Enugu As Ex-National Secretary Joins APC

FROM  IGNATIUS OKPARA, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the  opposition people’s Democratic party PDP,  Sunday suffered yet  another major blow, as one of its founding fathers and former national secretary of the party, chief Rex Onyeabor, decamped to the ruling All progressive congress, APC, alongside over 20,000 (twenty thousand) of his supporters. […]

Education, Oil and Gas  top Agenda as Gov Dickson Proceeds to US on Working Visit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson is to proceed on a working visit to the United States of America. A Government House statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson says, while in the United States, Governor Dickson will attend the Sub-sea Nations and Africa Oil and Gas […]

Coalition Says Buhari is under Political Hostage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pro democracy group, Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC), has called on Nigerians to urgently “rise up” and rescue President Muhammadu Buhari from the captivity of cabals, fearing the hijack of state’s affairs by “influence peddlers.” The coalition is also demanding the immediate release of all political rights […]

Buhari now Ceremonial, Part-time President as Cabals Run Presidency –Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that Nigerians did not elect General Muhammadu Buhari to function as “Friday President”, adding that he (Buhari) was now acting more like a ceremonial and part-time President. The governor, who said he was glad that his constructive criticism was getting to the President and his handlers, noted […]

Le Pen Faces Macron in French Presidential Election Runoff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country’s political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country’s presidential election, early results indicate. With 97% of polling stations declared, newcomer Macron was leading the field with 23.9%. National Front leader Le […]

Buhari Congratulates Peterside On Election As AAMA Head

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Director General (DG) of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, on his election as the next Chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA). Peterside was elected last Friday at the end of the just concluded 3rd Annual […]

Osun First Executive Governor Dies at 62

  OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former Osun State Governor and a serving Senator Isiaka Adeleke is dead. The first Executive Governor of the South West State died Sunday morning at Biket Hospital, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Serubawon as he was otherwise called by his fans reportedly died of cardiac arrest. Senator […]

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BREAKING: NIMASA DG, Dakuku Peterside Elected Next AAMA President

By Tajudeen Balogun, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has been elected the ”next” President of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA). NIMASA Executive Director (ED, Finance and Administration) Alhaji Bashir Jamoh announced this Friday at a Press Conference […]

Buhari Okays Prof. Momoh  as Chairman, Electricity Regulatory Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Prof. James Momoh for the position of Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). The President’s nominee to the Senate for confirmation is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; and Director of Energy Services and Controls at Howard University, United States of America. Prof. […]

Buhari Shocked by Tragic Death of 30 Football Fans in Calabar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic event that took the lives of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State, Thursday night. The President commiserates with the government and people of Cross River State, and football fans nationwide over the unfortunate incident. […]

Buhari Appoints New Heads Of Rural Electrification Board, FAAN, NCAA, NAMA

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a new Board and Executive Management for Rural Electrification Agency; new Managing Directors of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) as well as allied agencies. According to a statement issued late Thursday in Abuja by the Director of […]

Europa League: 30 Man U Fans Electrocuted in Calabar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 30 people are reportedly feared dead at a football viewing centre in Calabar, the Cross River State capital after being electrocuted by a high tension cable that reportedly fell on them. Reports say that the football fans were at the centre to watch a UEFA Europa League quarter-final match between Manchester […]

“Nigeria Committed to Enhancing Port Efficiency, Maritime Security”

By Tajudeen Balogun, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said Nigeria is committed to collaborating with key stakeholders in Maritime sector to enhance port efficiency and security of the country’s waterways. The vice president who represented President Muhammadu Buhari made the submission Thursday at the Transcorp Hilton, Abuja during […]

Imo Police Arrests Man for Selling 6-year-old Girl for N200k

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Imo state police command has arrested one Nwaozuzu for allegedly stealing a six-year-old girl and sold her for N200, 000. (Two hundred thousand naira) Our Correspondent learnt that the victim, Chinecherem Anoruo, had been declared missing by the parents, who reported the case to the police. But […]

Suspension of SGF, NIA DG an Afterthought, Cover-up plot – Fayose

Photo: Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described as afterthought and afterthought the suspension of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal; and the Director-General of National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayo Oke, as well as setting up of a three-man […]

UBA: Outperforming

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc is on the top list of companies with well-rounded performance. UBA’s top-of-the-chart performance at the stock market combines with considerable growth in all key fundamental indicators to make the bank the best performing banking stock in recent period. Capital Market Editor Taofik Salako, in this report, […]

Lagos Police Command Demolishes Hideouts Of Suspected Criminals

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Special Security operatives from the Lagos State Police Command deployed to the riverine area of the Ishawo Community in Ikorodu area of the State Wednesday commenced total demolition of illegal waterfront shanties within the creeks. The suspected hoodlums have recently been using the makeshift structures as their havens as well […]

Barcelona Crash out of Champions League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barcelona’s hopes of staging another sensational Champions League comeback fell flat against a hardened Juventus side who held the Catalans to a 0-0 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals 3-0 on aggregate. The Italian champions barely gave Barca a glimmer of hope of repeating their historic turnaround […]

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