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Corruption: Appeal Court Clears Ex-Adamawa Governor, Ngilari of any Wrongdoing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An appeal court in Yola has cleared former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari of corruption saying the lower court that earlier convicted him did not give the former governor a fair hearing. The presiding judge, Justice  Omoleye said based on the fact that Bala’s indictment was unfair because he was not […]

Labour Minister Applauds Elumelu’s Job Creation, Poverty Alleviation Policies

Photo caption: Chairman, Transcorp Hotels Plc Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and Chariman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Tony O Elumelu CON at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Transcorp Hilton Abuja. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At the 30th Anniversary celebration of the award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja, the Honourable Minister of […]

Nigerian Senate Passes Whistleblowers Protection Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has passed the Whistleblowers Protection Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosure of improper conducts by public officers and public bodies. The bill, was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru (Niger East). The bill also seeks to […]

FirstBank Raises Limits on International Payments with Naira Cards to $1,100

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – First Bank of Nigeria has announced raising the limits on international transactions on Naira Cards to $1,100 monthly across ATMs, PoS, and online channels, with the daily ATM withdrawals also raised to $300. The Bank in a statement said the increase is in line with its drive to promote convenience and ease […]

Bayelsa Confirms Receiving N10 billion Paris, London Club Refund

…Governor Dickson warns against misuse (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday confirmed the receipt of N10 billion from the Federal Government as its share of the second batch of the Paris/London Club refund. Out of the money, N919 million is meant for the eight local government councils A statement by […]

Women Rural Farmers Lament Lack Of Credit, Loan Facilities

…Wants Implementation  Of Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Ignatius Okpara, Enugu, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Female rural farmers in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria, operating under the platform of Small Scale Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON) have expressed displeasure over poor access to markets, as well as lack of credit and loan facilities. They stressed that lack […]

Ugwuanyi Sets to Reshuffle Cabinet, Sends Names of 3 Commissioner Nominees to Enugu Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After several failed attempts, Enugu state Governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, is now set to reshuffle his cabinet, as he has  forwarded names of three commissioners  designate  to the members of Enugu State House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation. The three commissioners designate are, Messrs Joseph Udeji, Robert Anikwe Ogbuagu as well as […]

Lagos Assembly Loses Member

Photo caption: Late member of the Lagos State House of Assembly,  Kazeem Ademola Alimi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Kazeem Ademola Alimi is dead. The lawmaker who represented Eti Osa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly died on Tuesday July 18th 2017, two weeks after his 50th […]

LG Poll: Lagos APC Members Protest Against Muiz Banire

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from Mushin Local Council and Odi/Olowo Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State Tuesday staged a protest against a former Commissioner for the Environment and National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire. The protesters who accused the […]

Ex-Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe Joins Accord Party

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Spokesperson to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan  has formally joined the opposition ACCORD Party. Okupe who made the announcement Tuesday in a press statement posted on his Fecebook wall said his decision followed various consultations with political associates, family and friends. […]

9 People Killed in Ebonyi, Cross River Renewed Communal Clash

From Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nine persons including a pregnant woman were at the weekend reportedly murdered in renewed deadly communal cash between Ofioji in Izzi council area of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria and Ijutun-Idoru of Obubura local government area of Cross River State, South- South Nigeria. It was gathered that […]

N292m Fraud: Health Minister Suspends More Top NHIS Officials

Photo caption: Nigeria’s Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After taking similar action against the Executive Secretary (ES), the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has suspended eight management staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Minister announced the suspension of the ES Prof. Usman Yusuf last week over […]

About 34 Missing After Cameroon Military Ship Sinks off Bakassi Peninsula

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cameroon’s defense minister says at least 34 people have been declared missing after a military vessel sank off the country’s Atlantic coast. Joseph Beti Assomo said Monday that the military has been deployed to investigate. He says helicopters have rescued three soldiers and will continue the search. Assomo says 37 people were […]

Russia Demands Return of its 2 Closed Compounds in US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Russia demanded Monday that the United States return two compounds that were ordered closed last year after the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Moscow had interfered in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called the U.S. closure of the properties in the eastern states of New York and Maryland […]

UAE Not Responsibility For Qatar’s News Agency Hacking –Minister

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has denied it was responsible for the alleged hacking of Qatar’s state news agency in May. UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said Monday that the media allegation was “untrue”. Gargash reiterated that the UAE and five other Arab nations had not […]

OPINION: Taming Badoo Cultists

By Adewale Kupoluyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many things are happening in our country, simultaneously. Perhaps, one of the disturbing trends is the high rate of crime and criminality. When a nation is enmeshed under such circumstances, attaining development becomes a nightmare. That is the more reason why concerted efforts should be made to see how […]

8 Killed, Several Wounded in Fresh Suicide Bomb Attack in Maiduguri

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than eight persons were killed while another 13 were wounded Monday, when a female suicide bomber deteonated explosives in a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The suicide bomber according to reports  was chased by security operatives when she detonated the bombs strapped to her chest. It […]

LG Polls: Lagos Announces Vehicular Movement Restriction

Photo caption: Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of vehicular movement in the state on Saturday July 22, 2017 following the local government elections that will hold across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. According to a press release […]

Medical Doctor Docked Over Unlawful Confinement Of Mother, Child

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – A magistrate court in Enugu presided over by A.O Eze, on Friday arraigned a medical Doctor, Dr. Okafor Ikechukwu, for unlawfully confining and detaining mother and child in his private hospital located in the Abakpa axis of the state capital for a year and four months. The Enugu […]

Imo Woman Exchanges Son For Cash,  Bag Of  Rice, Other Items –Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 20-year-old lady, identified as Chioma Fidelis, was on Friday paraded by the police in Imo state, South-east Nigeria, for exchanging her two-month-old baby boy, Favour Fidelis, for a half bag of rice, and other items which included, six chairs,  bags of cement and N200,000 cash. The lady who admitted that she […]

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