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Buhari Sends 27 INEC RECs to Senate For Confirmation

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sent 27 nominees to the Senate for confirmation as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). President of the Senate Bukola Saraki, Thursday read the President’s letter which was signed by his Vice, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo (while acting as President) and […]

Nigeria Govt Introduces Visa on Arrival for Foreign Investors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja. Babandede said that‎ the measure was part of […]

Buhari Appoints Interim CEO, Directors of Bank of Agriculture

Picture caption: Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Kabiru Mohammed, as an interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). In a statement issued Thursday by the Deputy Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Lere-Adams Blessing, President […]

World Water Day: About 1.8 Billion People Globally Lack Access To Clean Water, Says UNICEF

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef,  has hinted that about one billion people globally do not have access to clean drinking water, but instead consumes water contaminated with faeces. Such development according to the international Agency, has put the lives of the people in jeopardy. The Wash specialist […]

Zenith Bank Shareholders Approve N63.4b Dividend, Applaud Performance

Picture Caption: Chairman of the Zenith Bank Plc, Jim Ovia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Shareholders of Zenith Bank Plc on Wednesday approved final dividend of N55.573 billion for the year ended December 31, 2016, bringing the total payout to N63.422 billion. The dividend, which translates to N1.77 per share, was paid out of N129.65 billion recorded […]

Labour Unions, Arik Air Staff Clash In Lagos Over Workers’ Sack

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aviation Union Workers under different aegis Thursday staged a protest march to the Lagos office of Arik Air. The unions involved in the protest were National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE), Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (ATSSSAN) and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers […]

Fear Grips Serving, Ex-Abia Govt Officials Over Arrest Of State Accountant General

Picture caption: Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu,  Governor of Abia State, Nigeria  By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia (African Examiner) – Serving and former government officials in Abia state, South- East Nigeria are now living in fear following the arrest of the state Accountant General (AG), Chief Gabriel Onyendilefu on Tuesday by operatives of the Economic and Financial […]

Senate Confirms Buhari’s Non-Career Ambassadors, Rejects 2 Nominees

Pix: Nigerian Senate in Planery By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, the Senate has confirmed nomination of 45 out of 47 non-career ambassadors sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The nominees confirmed Thursday included: ‎Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Lawal (Adamawa), Godwin Umoh (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Maitama (Bauchi), […]

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Rules On Makarfi, Sheriff Appeals May 4

Picture caption: PDP Factional chairman Sen. Ali Mod-Sheriff  By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has announced it will rule on the appeals filed by the two factions of the opposition Peolpes Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, May 4, 2017. While Ahmed Makarfi led faction is appealing against the February 17, […]

PDP: Dickson Continues Peace Shuttle, Meets Ekweremadu

Picture caption: Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Nigeria …As Party Leaders Vow to Close Ranks  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee headed by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State Wednesday afternoon continued its search for peace in the party, meeting with Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Dickson, who […]

Former Ag. NTDC Boss, Rae-Omoh Petitions Information Minister, Protests Demotion

Picture Caption: Former Ag. NTDC Boss, Rae-Omoh (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former acting Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Mariel Rae-Omoh, has sent a petition to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, protesting her demotion to the position of deputy director after her removal as acting director general. Rae-Omoh […]

African Entrepreneur Empowerment: Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Successful Candidates

Picture Caption: Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings,  United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation TEF ANNOUNCEMENT IS IN LINE WITH US$100M COMMITMENT MADE IN 2015 TO EMPOWER 10,000 AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS ‎LAGOS (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century […]

3 Killed Near British Parliament in London Terrorist Attack

Picture caption: Police and paramedics rescuing those injured in Wednesday’s London Terrorist attack LONDON — Three people were killed and 20 others wounded Wednesday after a terrorist attack at Britain’s Parliament sent crowds of tourists and lawmakers fleeing for safety. The victims included a police officer stabbed at the House of Commons who died despite […]

Uniform Controversy: Senate Orders Customs Boss, Hameed Ali to Resign

pix caption: controversial Nigeria Customs Boss, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As he made good his resolve not to appear before it today (Wednesday), the Senate has ordered the Comproller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col Hameed Ali (rtd) to resign his appointment. The order was issued […]

BREAKING: Commissioner Slumps,  Dies While Jogging With Governor

Pix caption: Governor Simon Lanlong of Plateau State By Ganiyu Nasirudeen PLATEAU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Plateau State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development Mr. Samuel Galadima Wednesday morning died while joggin with Governor Simon Lanlong. The incident according to Governor Lalong’s Director of Press Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, occurred at the Rwang Pam Stadium, […]

Uniform Controversy: NCS Boss, Col Ali Dares Senate, Won’t Attend rescheduled Meeting

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a pending suit on the matter, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (retd.) disclosed Tuesday that he will not appear before the Senate Wednesday. Last Thursday the meeting was  as being rescheduled  for not wearing full customs uniform as directed by […]

Don Advocates inclusion Of Private Universities in TETFUND

By Ignatius Okpara, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice chancellor (VC) of Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Professor Charles Onochie, has advocated for inclusion of private universities in the country in the disbursement of fund from the Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). He argued that giving only pubic universities such fund was not proper […]

OPINION: The Worn-out Road to Economic Recovery

By Owei Lakemfa I cannot get the picture of Mrs. Esther Gadimah off my mind. A man carried the old woman  in his hands like a baby. She was one of the pensioners that had come to the Benin City verification centre of the Pension  Transitional Arrangement  Directorate. She looked frail, worn-out, resigned, sick and […]

US Bars Laptops, Ipads in Carry-ons From Middle East, North Africa Flights

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US has ordered a ban on travelling with large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. The ban which emanated from what was described as “evaluated intelligence” was handed down by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with explanation that  bomb could be hidden inside […]

Body of Medical Doctor who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon Recovered

Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost 48 hours after the sad incident, the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon has been recovered. The Lagos Marine Policemen, who has been searching for Dr Orji’s remains, disclosed Tuesday that they recovered a dead body suspected to be that of the […]

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