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Shocker: Lawyer Says Oyo State Govt Didn’t Demolition Ayefele’s Music House

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Government shocked the public, when Monday denied demolishing the music house in Ibadan of musician, Yinka Ayefele. The State government also expressed shock about the demolition, saying it was preparing to institute a panel of inquiry to unravel the identity of those who pulled down the N800m edifice. Counsel to Oyo State […]

OPINION – 2019: Why Nigerian Youths Are Becoming Despondent

By Jerome-Mario Utomi. For the keen political watchers, there has been no shortage of doubt that the 2019 general election in Nigeria would be without strategic ambush among the political gladiators which of course forms part of every conventional democratic process. What has however caused concern among Nigerians is the volume of treacheries, horse-trading, and […]

Anxiety in Anambra Community As 2 Electrocuted

From Ignatius Okpara ANAMBRA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Total confusion and tension permeated last weekend in Uruoji Community, in Ogidi, Idemili North Council Area of Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, as the only son of a family and one unidentified person were electrocuted while trying to fix fallen television antenna pole in a public viewing centre in the […]

Enugu APC Mourns Death of National Woman Leader’s Mum

From Ignatius Okpara, Lokoja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, has commiserated with the national woman leader of the party, Hajia Salamatu Baiwa Umar- Eluma of the demise of her mother, Hajia Zainab Abdulahi. Late Hajia Abdulahi, who passed on last Wednesday 15th August, 2018 in a […]

“252 Aides Who Claimed to Resign Were Sacked by Governor Tambuwal”

Contrary to what has been widely reported in the media, the 252 aides of Sokoto governor, Aminu Tambuwal who claimed to have resigned were said to have been sacked by the Governor. In a statement Sunday evening jointly signed by Hon Umar Bature (former Special Adviser), Mustafa Shehu (former SSA media), Maiakwai Abubakar (former SSA), Dr Aliyu Inname […]

Lagos Announces 4-Day Closure Of Third Mainland Bridge For Repair

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has confirmed that the Third Mainland Bridge will be temporarily shut down for four days – starting from midnight of August 23 to midnight of August 26, 2018 for Investigative Maintenance Test to be carried out. The Deputy Director, Public Affairs, State Ministry of Works & Infrastructure, Mr. Sina Thorpe, confirmed that Commissioner for Works […]

Brighton Stun Manchester United With 3-2 Defeat

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Brighton Sunday stunned a lacklustre Manchester United with three first-half goals to secure a famous victory at the Amex Stadium. The Seagulls beat United in May to retain their Premier League status, but few expected a repeat as the match lasted. However, Brighton capitalized on a poor start from United to take the lead on 25 […]

BREAKING: 252 Aides Dump Tambuwal, Says “We’re Not Joining PDP”

SOKOTO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 252 Special Advisers and Special Assistants of Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State have resigned their positions. The Governor’s aides said on Sunday while addressing journalists that their decision was borne out of the resolve to stay in the APC, as they insisted that they have roles to play […]

Rivers By-Election: APC Hails Electorates for Defending their Votes

RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has applauded the State electorates for bravely defending their votes despite the violence and snatching of electoral materials at last Saturday’s by-election. The party in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja by its acting National Publicity Secretary Mr. Yekini Nabena, alleged that the […]

Residents Lament Demolition Of Ayefele’s N800m Music House

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ibadan on Sunday lamented Sunday’s demolition of the Music House owned by popular musician, Yinka Ayefele, by the Oyo State Government. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the structure located on the Challenge-Toll Gate dual carriageway in Ibadan houses the popular Fresh FM radio station owned by the […]

Buhari Returns from London Vacation, Mourns Kofi Annan

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from London, United Kingdom after a 10-day working holiday. The President who arrived the International Airport Abuja later Saturday was welcomed by top government officials, including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Mr. Boss Mustapha, Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello […]

Governor Dickson Mourns Kofi Annan, Wants Him Immortalised

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Saturday commiserated with the family of Kofi Annan, the United Nations, the government and people of Ghana on the demise of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Annan at the age of 80. Annan was the 2001 Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work winner. Annan made history […]

ANALYSIS: What Is In The Political Homage And Predictions?  

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau  BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is normal for man to always aspire to achieve a new goal in life. However, an ambition will remain only a dream if not followed with planning and action. This clearly defines the direct link between the struggle and success. And as put by a […]

FG Insists No Ransom Paid to Free Dapchi Girls, Challenges UN to Provide Evidence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government on Thursday insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish such. The minister was responding to […]

Governor Ortom Victim of Political Witch Hunt, Says Benue Reps Aspirant

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Irked by allegations of financial fraud and ongoing probe in Benue state, Mr Nathaniel Ikyur, a PDP House of Representatives aspirant for Gboko and Tarka constituency has strongly defended the governor arguing that he is a victim of political witch hunt as well as 2019 politics. Mr Ikyur […]

My Plans for LAUTECH -Senator Adeleke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has decried the neglect and inadequate funding of Ladoke Akintola University, vowing to turn the fortune of the University around for better if elected governor of Osun state. “It is disheartening the way lecturers and staff of LAUTECH […]

OPINION – 2019 Presidency: Who is this Olawepo-Hashim?

Photo: Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The race for the 2019 presidential election has begun in earnest.  In the All Progressives Congress, APC, the candidature of the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, is a fait accompli.  Nevertheless, four aspirants, with little or no political weight, want to square up with him at […]

Senator Ayogu Eze Joins APC

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu state South- East Nigeria, has suffered another major set back as one of its chieftains and immediate past senator that represented Enugu North senatorial district, Chief Ayogu Eze, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Eze, […]

Court to Saraki: Don’t Declare Akpabio’s Seat Vacant

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Bwari Abuja has stopped President of the Senate Bukola Saraki from declaring vacant, the seat of a former Senate Minority Leader Senator Godswill Akpabio. In his ruling, Justice Othman Musa ordered Saraki not to impede Senator Akpabio’s access to the Senate building or alternatively, take any […]

Umahi Berates Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines for Using Sub-standard Planes in Nigeria

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi, state governor, chief Dave Nweze  Umahi, has berated operators of Ethiopian and Emirate Airlines over alleged  use of sub-standard aircrafts in Nigeria. He accused owners of the foreign airlines of using only aircraft’s that are not in proper condition in Nigerian air space. Umahi, who is […]

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