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Give us June 12 as Democracy Day, Not May 29 -Group

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has rejected May 29 as Nigeria’s democracy day, describing it is as “fraudulent and unrealistic.” Prof Ishaq Akintola, a Director of the group in a statement  explained that May 29 was picked by the last military regime of General Abdul Salaam Abubakar because it marked the day […]

Democracy Day: Acting President Vows to Boost Agriculture, Power Generation

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Monday promised that the present administration will increase its investment on agriculture, power, and industrial sectors in the next two years to boost the economy. Prof. Osinbajo made the promise in the second Democracy Day anniversary special broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari’s led-administration   In […]

Double Registration: Governor Bello won’t Resign -Says Coalition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A political movement, Coalition for Truth and Justice, on Sunday said the leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, calling on Governor Yahaya Bello to resign over alleged irregularities by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the registration of voters, were feasting on irrelevant issues. The organisation, which […]

Enugu 27Km Road: Ekweremadu Hails FG On Rural Road Construction

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy president of the  Nigerian Senate,  Ike Ekweremadu, has applauded the Federal Government in its efforts at building critical road infrastructure to boost agriculture and economic diversification in Nigeria especially in rural communities , including his home state, Enugu. The lawmaker, who represents Enugu West senatorial district […]

Dickson Sympathises With Victims of Bayelsa Flood Disaster

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson has sympathised with victims of the flood disaster that ravaged parts of Yenagoa last Thursday, describing the incident as sad and unfortunate. Dickson in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Daniel Iworiso-Markson attributed the floods to the entire state resting below […]

Dame Patricia Anenih: A Matriarch in Whom Humanity Lived

  Photo caption: Dame Patricia Anenih By Sufuyan Ojeifo “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” -Thomas Campbell The title of the newspaper advertisement, announcing the funeral of the first wife of former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, simply read: “Our matriarch […]

Enugu Children’s Parliament Hails Ugwuanyi, UNICEF Over Child’s Right Act

From IGNATIUS OKPARA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Speaker of the Enugu state children’s Parliament, Miss Nkem Oragwu, has expressed appreciation to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, for passing the child’s Right Act into law, after it lingered for over 16 years, even as she harped on its  full implementation by relevant  stakeholders.  While also applauding the United Nation’s […]

Osinbajo Attends G7 Summit, Cites Talent of Youths as Source of Optimism for Future Development

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa is undeterred by the failures of the past and the continent is motivated by the incredible energy and talent of its bustling youthful population, according to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo Prof. Osinbajo spoke today at the G7 Summit special outreach forum on Africa with selected African nations and leaders including Nigeria, […]

Arsenal Humble 10-Man Chelsea, Win FA Cup

Arsene Wenger has become the most successful manager in FA Cup history with his seventh triumph as Arsenal manager. The 67-year-old overtook George Ramsay, Aston Villa manager between 1884 and 1926, with the win over London rivals Chelsea, securing Arsenal their third FA Cup in four years. Aaron Ramsey was the hero again as he […]

Again, another PDP Chieftain in Enugu Defects to APC

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state has experienced another shock, as a former chairman of the party in Udi Council Area of the state, Chief Donald Nnadi, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)  with his numerous supporters, just as immediate past Governor of the […]

Police still Trailing Suspected Abductors Of Six Lagos Students

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has informed the public that its men are working hard to rescue six students of the Lagos Model College, Igbonla, Epe, abducted in their school early Thursday morning by unknown gunmen. Lagos State Police Commissioner Mr. Fatai Owoseni in a statement issued […]

3 Nigerian Internet Fraudsters Get 235-Year Imprisonment in US

Photo caption: (L-R) Nigerian internet scammers: Rasaq Raheem, Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, Femi Alexander Mewase  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three Nigerian internet fraudsters who befriended many of their victims on dating sites have been handed down huge sentences by a Mississippi court after making tens of millions of dollars from their schemes. Oladimeji Seun Ayelotan, 30, was sentenced […]

Terrorism: Gunmen Kill about 28 in Attack on Christians in Egypt

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy occurred in  central Egypt Friday morning after gunmen opened fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in central Egypt killing about 28 people and injuring several of them. The Egypt tragedy occurred in Minya province, about 220km (140 miles) south of the capital Cairo, the Egypt’s capital, as the […]

Armsgate Trial: EFCC Says Dokpesi Received N2.1bn from NSA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday  tendered details of correspondences between DAAR Investment and Holdings Limited, Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA and Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, to the effect that Raymond Dokpesi received money to the tune of N2.1billion from ONSA. The documents were tendered by […]

Again, Appeal Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court has again ruled against President Trump’s travel ban, upholding a nationwide injunction barring the administration from enforcing the executive order. The ruling is the latest legal setback for Trump on the travel issue and, like several previous court rulings, the outcome rested heavily on his own words. Trump’s order restricting travel […]

Amaechi: 52 Garlands to an Enigma, Gallant, Resolute and Misunderstood Democrat

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble My good friend and political leader, Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, will by Saturday, May 27, 2017 clock 52. This enigma of a man whose antics and antecedents in politics of Nigeria defies proper definition is to most watchers of political evolution of Nigeria, the ‘new face’ […]

Senate Passes Controversial Petroleum Industry Bill into Law; Scraps NNPC

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has finally passed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law, ending the controversy that has trailed the bill for several years. As passed, the bill scrapped the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and established three other agencies. According to the bill, National Petroleum Company (NPC) and […]

N84.6 Million Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Owner Of Enugu Wonder Bank

From  Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the Federal High Court, Enugu presided over by Justice A. M. Liman arraigned the operator of a popular wonder bank in Enugu, Mr. Kingsley Ubenyi and his company, Ksley Mega Vision Limited on a 62 count charge. African Examiner reports […]

Pope Francis, Trump Meet On Global Peace, Religion Tolerance

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump in continuation of his ongoing foreign trip has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to jaw-jaw on critical issues. .After the 30-miniutes meeting, the Vatican disclosed that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, while Mr. Trump confirmed they had had […]

Evander Holyfield in Lagos, Donates $3m for Health Equipment

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With a donation of $3million to purchase health equipment for the State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has hailed the achievements of five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Ambode made the disclosure Wednesday, at Lagos House in Ikeja while playing host to the boxing […]

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