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France Reaffirms Support for Nigeria’s Economic Recovery Growth Plan

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Government of France through its development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), has expressed its resolve to fully support the Federal Government of Nigeria in the implementation of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) for the country. The French development agency said its intervention strategy for […]

APC Chairmanship: Buhari’s Endorsement of Oshiomhole Not Imposition -Kano Governor

Photo: Kano Governor, Umar Ganduje (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of former Edo governor Adams Oshiomhole as the APC National Chairman saying his comment is not an imposition adding that Buhari being undemocratic does not arise. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the governor argued that “Buhari’s […]

2019: Magnus Abe Declares Interest in Rivers Guber Race

Photo: Senator Magnus Abe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe on Wednesday declared his intention to contest for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abe, who made the declaration while addressing a crowd […]

Kogi INEC Begins Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

By Abdul Gaffar Bello KOGI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has commenced the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State. The State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC, Prof. James Apam, while addressing a press conference Wednesday in Lokoja, the State capital said the electoral body had put all […]

Macron Urges U.S. Congress To Reject Narrow Nationalism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – French President Emmanuel Macron has urged U.S. to reject narrow nationalism and engage the world, telling American lawmakers on Wednesday that modern economic and security challenges must be shared responsibility. Capping a three-day visit to the U.S., Macron told a joint meeting of Congress that isolationism and nationalism were “a tempting remedy […]

South African Unions Protest Over Minimum Wage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Several thousand South African union members marched in Johannesburg on Wednesday to protest a proposed national minimum wage they called inadequate, presenting a test for President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ramaphosa sees the minimum pay as an important step to tackle labour instability and wage inequality. He has staked his reputation on revamping a […]

Dbanj Launches Script Writing Platform For Actors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Music star, Oladapo Oyebanji, a.k.a Dbanj, on Wednesday said that a platform for Nigerian talented actors to showcase their scripts for sponsorship would be launched May 1. He disclosed this during the 2018 Nigerian Entertainment Conference with the theme “Understanding Emerging Markets, Trends and Opportunities” in Lagos. Dbanj who established similar platform […]

Convention: Enugu LGA APC Candidates Forum Endorses Nwoye For 2nd Tenure

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the May 9th, state congress of the All progressives Congress APC, the 17 chairmanship candidates of the party in the 2017 council election in Enugu state have endorsed the state chairman Dr. Ben Nwoye, for a 2nd term in office, even as they  presented him with […]

2019: Imo APC Splinter Group Declares War On Okorocha

From Ignatius Okpara IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A splinter group of the All progressive Congress APC in Imo state, South East Nigeria, operating under the banner of “Restoration Coalition” has declared war on Governor Rochas Okorocha over his plan to hand over power to his son in-Law, Uche Nwosu in 2019. The group has […]

FirstBank Empowers SMEs and Youths in Lagos, Benin

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Nigeria’s number one SME Bank is hosting the SMEConnect Series – a multi-pronged SME support programme developed by the Bank to chart a veritable course for SME development, emphasizing boundless opportunities for entrepreneurial business development.   The programme includes open seminars to build capacity; sector-specific industry forums; […]

Benue Bloodshed: Stop This Mindless Killings Now, Secondus Charges Buhari

Photo: Prince Uche Secondus (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has charged the Presidency to halt the senseless killings going on in Benue state immediately before it degenerates into a national crisis. Prince Secondus said in a condolence message he sent to the Benue State […]

Benue Massacre: MURIC Condemns Killing of Priests, Worshipers

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly condemned the killing Tuesday of two Catholic Priests and 15 other worshipers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State. The group in a statement issued Tuesday in Lagos by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola stressed: ”Human […]

APC Convention: Buhari Rejects Oyegun, Backs Oshiomhole for National Chairman

Photo: Former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The chances of the current National Chairman of the ruling APC Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, of being re-elected, seems very slim as President Muhammadu Buhari and some South-South APC States’ chapters have reportedly dumped him and thrown their weight behind […]

Saraki, Other Senators Visit Dino Melaye at National Hospital

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after Senator Dino Melaye’s scuffle with the Police, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and some Senators have visited the embattled Lawmaker at the National Hospital Abuja. When they arrived around 1:33pm, Saraki and his colleagues met with the management of the hospital […]

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval to Purchase Military Helicopters from US

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of the Senate for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano helicopters from the United States US. Buhari’s letter as read Wednesday at the plenary indicated that the aircrafts worth $496,374,470. The aircrafts according to Mr. President are meant to support the drive to […]

Bayelsa Public Service Reforms ‘ll Enhance Productivity, Says Information Commissioner  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The on-going civil service reforms, particularly as it affects the state owned media outfits, have been envisioned to promote professionalism and ensure effective service delivery. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson stated this on Tuesday, while receiving the report of the Bayelsa State Media Corporation Committee in his […]

Kwara Governor Appoints Special Assistant on Fulani Affairs

Photo: Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as Special Assistant, Fulani Affairs, to represent Miyetti-Allah in his administration. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in […]

Mace Stealing: Saraki Constitutes Joint NASS Investigative Committee

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has constituted a joint committee with the House of Representatives to investigate the April 18, 2018 invasion of the Upper Legislative Chamber by suspected political thugs. President of the Senate Bukola Saraki announced this Tuesday at the plenary which held after a two-hour closed-door meeting with his colleagues. […]

Benue Massacre:  Buhari Describes Attack As “Vile And Satanic”

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Tuesday killing of two Catholic Priests and 17 other worshippers at a church in Ukpor-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue. Buhari in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, described the […]

Dino Melaye Injured, Hospitalised After Jumping Out of Moving Police Car

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Another phase of drama unfolded Tuesday when the controversial and embattled Kogi Lawmaker Dino Melaye attempted to flee when he was about to be taken to Lokoja from Abuja. The real drama ensued when Melaye according to reports suddenly jumped out of the moving police vehicle at area one roundabout, […]

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