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Angry Mob Set Suspected Armed Robber On Fire in  Abia

From   Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The popular Uche Street in Eziama, in  Aba Council Area of Abia state, south-East Nigeria, was on Monday thrown into confusion, as angry mob lynched and burnt to death a suspected armed robber who was among a seven man  gang that invaded the area. Abia state police public Relations […]

2019 Poll: INEC Administers Oath Of Office On Staff in Yola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has administered the oath of neutrality on its management staff in Yola, the Adamawa State capital ahead of the re-scheduled Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections this Saturday. Speaking during the occasion Tuesday, Mr. Kasim Gaidam, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), explained that the oath […]

Over 30 Buildings Razed By Fire As APC, PDP Thugs Clash In Ebonyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is tension in Izzi west constituency of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria and home town of Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, over the burning of 30 residential buildings by suspected political thugs in pre-election related violence in the locality. Our Correspondent learnt  that the attack followed […]

Ex-Senate President, Ken Nnamani  in Trouble Over APC Campaign Fund Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-Senate president, Chief Ken Nnamani has run into hot waters over his alleged mismanagement of funds made available to the Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for party agents, candidates, as well as  other logistics for the postponed Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly polls. Reports say also that stakeholders […]

Poll Shift: PDP Wants INEC to Engage KPMG, Others For Sensitive Materials Auditing

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suggested to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow either KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers to verify all the sensitive electoral materials that were returned to the various Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) offices across the nation after the deferral of the general elections […]

Postponement: INEC Makes U-Turn, Lifts Ban On Election Campaigns

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the torrent public outcry, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has okayed the resumption of political campaign activities ahead of Saturday’s rescheduled elections. INEC made this known later on Monday when it tweeted via its verified Twiter handle @inecnigeria, with an attached statement signed by the the Commission’s National […]

Election Shift: Joint IRI/NDI Urges INEC to Secure Sensitive Materials

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute’s (NDI) joint international election observation mission for Nigeria’s 2019 elections has urged  the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) to take sufficient steps to secure sensitive materials for postponed general elections. The Commission suddenly postponed Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly […]

Fulanis Abandon Community After Death Of 66 In Kaduna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Fulani community in parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have abandoned the area after an attack on Feb. 11, which left 66 of them, mostly women and children dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that what remained of the Rugar Fulani community were burnt houses, animals, motorcycles, […]

Polls Shift: INEC to Retrieve Sensitive Materials Sent to All Enugu LGA’s

Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following Saturday’s postponement of Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly election, by the nation’s electoral body, the Independent National Commission INEC, the Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner,(REC) Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, has hinted  that all sensitive materials already distributed in the 17 council areas of the state would be retrieved. According […]

Despite Postponement, INEC Says No More Campaigns, Collection Of PVCs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says  there is no more room for political campaigns or collection of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in spite of the postponement of elections by one week. The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the disclosure while fielding questions at the Commission’s meeting with stakeholders, on […]

Buhari, Atiku Express Displeasure Over Poll Shift

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The two frontline Presidential candidates of the postponed election – President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling APC and Atiku Abubakar of the opposition PDP have expressed displeasure over the shift of the exercise.   The duo expressed their reservations via series of tweets Saturday morning.. In his tweets, President Buhari said ‘’I […]

PDP to INEC Chairman: Resign Now, You’re a Failure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the shift in the dates of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), describing it as an `act of wickedness’. PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus said this in a statement issued by on Saturday in Abuja. INEC  on Saturday morning shifted […]

Professor Yakubu Not Competent to Conduct Credible Polls As INEC Postpones All Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission has decided to shift Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections till next week 23 February. The governorship and house of assembly, FCT area council elections have also been shifted from 2 March to 9 March. INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu attributed the postponement of all the scheduled […]

BREAKING: INEC May Postpone Saturday’s Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering postponing Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections. Premium Times quoting multiple sources said the postponement being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states. The electoral body is facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials to some states […]

What U.S. Secretary Of State Told Buhari, Atiku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has made phone calls to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday on the need for peaceful and credible elections on Saturday. The Deputy Spokesperson for the Department of State, Mr Robert Palladino, in a statement noted that Pompeo also underscored the […]

Why Naira Remain Stable Despite Election Spending

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aminu Gwadabe, President, Association of Bureau De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), has identified factors that kept the naira immune from election spendings. Gwadabe told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos that internal control mechanisms of the electoral umpire contributed greatly to checkmating political spendings as the naira […]

Morocco Busts IS-linked Cell, Arrests 5

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Moroccan Authorities on Friday a terror cell made of five people, including a former detainee under the anti-terrorism law, in the Central City of Safi, Moroccan Interior Ministry announced. The suspects are aged between 21 and 36, and had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group, the statement pointed out. […]

Dickson Lands Maiden Flight in Bayelsa International Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, made history on Thursday as he embarked on a successful flight in an airplane with registration number 5N-BUV, from the Port Harcourt Airport to the newly constructed Bayelsa International Cargo/Passenger Airport, Yenagoa. The emotional ceremony was witnessed by thousands of ecstatic people who […]

Election Violence: Kano Police Arrests Over 500 Suspected Thugs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano State Police Command confirmed Friday that its men have arrested over 500 suspected miscreants across the North West State. The State Police Commissioner (CP), Mr. Mohammed Wakili, said this while responding in an interview. He stressed the Command was “prepared to deal with anyone who foments trouble, no matter how […]

After Arrest Order,  Onnoghen Appears Before CCT, Pleads Not Guilty

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, Friday appeared before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) over allegation of false assets declaration and pleaded not guilty to the six counts leveled against him. Following the oral submission by the lead defence counsel, Chief Chris Uche […]

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