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EFCC Nabs 6 in Kwara Over Internet Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Ilorin Zonal Office has arrested six persons in connection for alleged involvement in the offence bordering on internet and other fraud related offences. The EFCC Head of Media and Publicity, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement in Ilorin on Friday. The suspects according to […]

Enugu LGA Chairmanship Aspirant Drags PDP to Court

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Chairmanship aspirant under the platform of the  People’s Democratic Party (PDP),  in the forthcoming local government election in Enugu  State, South- East Nigeria, Mr. Agbo Amos Amadi, has dragged the party to court, following the alleged refusal of the party to sell nomination form to him. The chairmanship […]

Tony Elumelu Donates Technology Centre To Alma Mater

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has  made the donation of a multipurpose information technology centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University. Through the UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), Elumelu has championed the construction of a state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology […]

Man In Court For Beating Wife To Stupor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 33-year-old man, Banjo Babatunde, who allegedly beat up his wife to stupor, was, on Friday, arraigned before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court. The defendant, who resides at 6B, Abosede Kuboye Street, Surulere, Lagos, is being tried for assault to which he, however, pleaded not guilty. The Prosecutor, W/Sgt. Chekube Okeh, told […]

Hope Uzodinma Sworn In As Substantive Imo Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been sworn in as the substantive governor of Imo after the Supreme Court declared him winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election. Uzodinma was sworn in by the Imo Chief Judge, Justice Pascal Nnadi with his team of over 30 judges […]

Petition Against NIA Director Frivolous, Work Of Mischief -Investigation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Petition to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against the Director of Administration of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency (NIA), Alhaji Ismail Yusuf, may have been authored by a faceless individual, just as it has been found to be frivolous and written with intent to cause mischief, investigations have revealed.  It was […]

Sacked Imo Governor, Emeka Ihedioha Bows Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Imo state governor Emeka Ihedioha has blasted the Tuesday’s Supreme Court judgement that removed him from office saying it does not reflect the voting that took place during the March 9 governorship elections in the state. Ihedioha, however, said as a democrat, he is duty bound to accept the decision […]

Pauline Tallen Wants Welfare Status of Women Prioritized

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has called for increased attention toward the welfare, condition and status of women. She made the call during her first interactive session with gender desk officers of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and Civil Society Organisations (CSO) at a oneday strategic meeting to review […]

New Imo Governor, Uzodinma Freezes All State Govt Accounts

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state new governor Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has issued an order freezing all bank accounts belonging to the state government in various financial institutions. African Examiner reports that An ‘Order of Post No Debit’ was  issued by Director-General, Hope Uzodinma’s Campaign Organisation, Chief Cosmas Iwu, barely […]

Security Agents Barricade Imo Govt House After Supreme Court Ruling

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Security agents have barricaded Imo Government House, Owerri, following the Supreme Court judgment against Gov. Emeka Ihedioha on the March 9, 2019 governorship election in the state. Recall that the country’s apex court on Tuesday gave the ruling against Mr Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The court directed the immediate […]

Breaking: Supreme Court Sacks Ihedioha As Imo Governor, Declares APC Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has nullified the election of Mr Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party as the governor of Imo State. The court in its ruling on Tuesday declared Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the March 9 governorship election in Imo state. […]

Kogi Govt, Labour Set Up Committee On New Minimum Wage

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kogi State government and the organised labour have set up a 14-man committee to negotiate the implementation of the new minimum wage to workers in the state. The Chief Press Secretary to the state governor, Mr Mohammed Onogwu disclosed this in a statement in Lokoja on Monday. Onogwu said the Secretary to […]

Detention Of Hospital Staff: CSOs Say No Going Back On Planned Protest Against Enugu Govt

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Enugu State, South- East Niger has declared that there was no going back on the 14 – day ultimatum for a protest it gave to the state government over the detention of three hospital staff  arrested over the  murder of head of nursing services, […]

NDDC Begins Audit, Verification Of Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) says it has inaugurated a 50-member committee to audit and document projects and contracts awarded in nine Niger Delta states. Dr Joi Nunieh, Acting Managing Director of NDDC, inaugurated the verification committee in Port Harcourt, according to a statement on Sunday by Chijioke Amu-Nnadi, the commission’s […]

Police Confirm Death Of Female NYSC Member Who Committed Suicide In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu State Police Command is to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a serving National Youth Service Corp NYSC  member in the  State, identified as Miss Bolufemi Princess Motunrayo, who allegedly  committed suicide after drinking Sniper insecticide at the weekend. Confirming the incident on Saturday in […]

EFCC Says Sen. Shenu Sani Has Case to Answer

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Sen. Shehu Sani, who is being detained by the commission for alleged extortion, has a case to answer. The commission made this known on Friday in a statement by its acting spokesman, Mr Tony Orilade, which debunked insinuations that that the anti-craft agency was […]

Amotekun: Plateau Governor Says North Too Keying Into Community Policing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau, says the 19 Northern states have gone far in their efforts to introduce community policing in the region. Lalong spoke with State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. His words:  “When you talk about North Central, I […]

BREAKING: Iran Says It Accidentally Shot Down Crashed Ukrainian Plane

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After maintaining for days that there was no evidence to show one of its missiles had struck the plane, the Iranian military said it was an accident caused by human error. Iran announced early Saturday that it had accidentally shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet, blaming it on human error because of […]

Don’t Betray South West, Ooni Tells Personnel Of Amotekun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has called on personnel of the Western Nigeria Security Network (Amotekun) not to betray the region on the ideals behind setting up the security outfit. Ogunwusi stated this on Thursday in Ibadan during the launching of Amotekun by the governors of the South West region. […]

About 2,000 Rwandan Refugees Deported From DRC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 1,919 Rwandan refugees have been repatriated from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), following a Congolese military offensive against armed groups in the east of the country, an official said. Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta said this at a news conference in Kigali on Thursday. The returnees are now […]

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