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Ndume Says NASS Will Adjust Defence Budget to Meet Security Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman Senate Committee, Army, Sen. Ali Ndume on Thursday said the National Assembly will adjust the defence budget to meet current security challenges in the country. Ndume said in an interview with newsmen in Kaduna that the allocation for the Armed Forces contained in the 2020 budget proposal before the National […]

Buhari Orders NDDC’s Probe Over Multiple Corruption Allegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a forensic audit of the operations of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from 2001 to 2019. The president gave the directive when he received governors of the nine oil producing states led by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa state. The nine oil producing states are Rivers, […]

Access Bank’s W Initiative Announces Plans for Health Month

Photo caption: L-R: Njideka Esomeju, Regional Sales Director, Lagos 1, Access bank Plc; Aituaje Iruobe (aka Waje ) Music Artist; Ayona Trimnell, Coordinator,  ‘W’ Initiative, Access Bank Plc; and Ada Udechukwu, Head, Women Banking, Access Bank PLC …Targets 2 Million Women, Families (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The W Initiative, a flagship women empowerment programme from Access Bank […]

Nigeria Immigration Deports 7 Korean Nationals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Immigration Service says it has deported seven nationals of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) back to their country. Mr Sunday James, Public Relations’ Officer (PRO), Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. “The Comptroller General, NIS Mr Muhammad Babandede, has carried out the […]

Buhari Appoints New Aides For First Lady

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 6 new aides for the First Lady. Those appointed are as follows: 1)     Dr. Mairo Almakura – Special Assistant on African First Ladies Peace Mission (AFLPM) 2)    Muhammed Albishir – Special Assistant on Organization of African First Ladies for Development (OAFLAD) 3)    Wole Aboderin – Special […]

 OPINION: Restoring Pensioners Dignity in Imo, By Austin Uganwa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha last Friday restored the self-worth and optimism of the largely distressed Imo retirees. At a stakeholder meeting he organized at Concorde Hotel in Owerri to interface with the senior citizens, he put to an end the anxieties surrounding the 5-year non-payment of pensions. He told […]

Nigeria’s Debts Hit N25.7trn, Says DMO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Debt Management Office (DMO), says as at June 30, Nigeria owes N25.7 trillion in debt both domestically and externally. The DMO said this in its ‘Total Public Debt Portfolio’ obtained from its website on Wednesday in Abuja. The present figure shows an increase in debt stock of N1.32 trillion. The DMO […]

Buhari Seeks NASS Approval For N10.06bn Refund To Kogi Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for an approval to pay Kogi State Government N10.069 billion being refund of money spent by the state on behalf of Federal government. The request was contained in a letter dated 10th October, 2019 and read by the President of the Senate, […]

 Security Situation in FCT Worries Senate President, Meets with Top Security Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday held a crucial security meeting with top officials who are directly charged with the security of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The meeting, which held at the Senate President’s office, was also attended by key officers of the Senate. “We are very concerned, […]

419: Court Convicts Serving Corp Member in Enugu

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria on Tuesday convicted to one-month imprisonment for advance fee fraud, fondly known as 419 in local parlance. The corp member, Mr. Samuel Orie, (alias SCOTT GIBB) was charged before Justice I.N Buba […]

CBN Farmers’ Anchor Borrowers Programme: NISRAL Leaps to New Heights, Creates 1.2m Indirect Jobs

Photo: CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk-Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) has recorded some giant strides in creating more than 1.25 million indirect jobs in the nation’s agribusiness. Also, 250,000 direct jobs for farmers have been created through the NIRSAL window of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Anchor Borrowers’ […]

Minimum Wage: Labour, FG In Final Push To Avert Nationwide Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Federal Government and labour unions are engaged in a last minute dialogue, to avert a nationwide strike by workers, slated for Oct. 16. Labour has resorted to the strike option, following an apparent inability of both parties to find a way out of the minimum wage logjam. The two parties have engaged […]

Transcorp Hotels Fulfill Post-Privatisation Obligations

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Council on Privatisation (NCP) has presented Transcorp Hotels Plc with a Certificate of Discharge, indicating the company has fulfilled all privatisation conditions attached to the sale of the hotel and will no longer be subject to any post-privatisation monitoring. At a ceremony that took place at the Presidential Villa, the Vice […]

South East Governors, Prominent Leaders to Meet Buhari Over Igbo Welfare

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of the Southeast of Nigeria are to lead other prominent Igbo leaders on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the welfare of the people of the area. This was disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Enugu by Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South- East governors […]

We Have Set High Standard In Education –Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Friday said it is excited about the solid foundation it has laid for education in the state and the gains so far recorded in that sector. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson came out with this in Yenagoa at the finals of the annual […]

Golden Eaglets Arrive Brazil for FIFA U-17 World Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Five-time champions Nigeria have landed in host nation Brazil, for this year’s FIFA U-17 World Cup finals holding from Oct. 26 to Nov. 17. A statement from the Director of Communications, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Ademola Olajire, said a team of 25 players and nine officials flew out of the country through […]

Ekiti Man Gets 6 Months Jail Term for Attempted Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Abiodun Ogunbode, to six months in prison for attempted suicide in Ekiti. Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal, sentence Ogunbode, after he pleaded guilty to attempted suicide. Ogunbode, had pleaded to the court for leniency. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Leramo Caleb, told the court that […]

Jonathan Visits Presidential Villa, Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with former President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The former president arrived the State House at about 3.00p.m, and went straight to the president’s office. Media reports says the agenda of the meeting between President Buhari and Jonathan was unknown to […]

INEC Deploys 26,000 Ad Hoc Staff For Kogi, Bayelsa Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC ) says it has deployed 26,000 ad hoc staff for the Nov. 16, Kogi and Bayelsa governorship poll. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said this during a visit to the commission’s office at Koton-Karfe in Kogi on Thursday. “I want to tell you that for the […]

DPR Seals 10 Fuel Stations in Bayelsa Over Irregularities

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) in Bayelsa says it has sealed ten petrol stations and an illegal liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) station in Yenagoa for expired licences and lack of basic operational equipment. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the DPR on Wednesday, with a team of its officials, […]

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