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Polls: Buhari Worries Over So Much Foreign Currency Flooding The Country

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed worry at the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country intended to influence the general elections beginning this Saturday. The President who expressed the concern at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Wednesday, accused some politicians of flouting money laundering regulations in their desperate […]

Ballot Snatcher: Buhari’s Order Shouldn’t Be a License To Kill

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Thursday reacted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on dealing summarily with ballot snatchers or arsonists in upcoming elections is not a license to kill. NLC National President Comrade Ayuba Wabba stated this in a statement issued by the union in Abuja. Waba said NLC insisted […]

Empire Star Jussie Smollett Arrested For Lying To Chicago Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after he was charged with lying to police when he claimed he was attacked and beaten by two masked men shouting racist and homophobic slurs, Chicago police said. Smollett, a 36-year-old black, openly gay actor on the hip-hop TV drama “Empire,” told police on Jan. 29 […]

Terrorism: Trump Refuses Return Of Ex- IS Propagandist to US

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has declined the return of a woman Hoda Muthana who left the country and worked as propagandist for the Islamic State (IS) group. Trump in a tweet said he had consequently instructed the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “not to allow (Hoda Muthana) back into the country”. Mr Pompeo had […]

Ikyaan Promises To Establish 3 New Specialized Universities For Benue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the March 9, 2019 Gubernatorial Elections, the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Governorship candidate in Benue State, Rev. Frederick Ikyaan, has promised to establish three new specialized universities to address the peculiar and critical needs of the state if elected into office. In a statement issued in Makurdi on Thursday, the […]

Ogbia Stakeholders in Bayelsa Endorse Atiku, Other PDP Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders and leaders of Ogbia have endorsed the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming general elections to reciprocate the magnanimity òf the PDP and the country to the area. The forum of Ogbia political leaders from Constituency 1, Jonathan’s constituency also resolved to endorse the Senatorial […]

I Remain Enugu East APC Senatorial Candidate, Says Prince Ezeh

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince  Lawrence Eze of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that he remains the candidate of the party for the Enugu East Senatorial district  in the Feb. 23rd National Assembly NASS election, despite a federal High court judgment which sacked him on Tuesday. The Engineer turned politician […]

INEC Failure: Election Result Sheets for Kwara Found in FCT; That of Lagos Taken to Kwara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Malam Atahiru Madami, the Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), has said that both Presidential and Senatorial election result sheets meant for the state  were found in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Madami said this on the sideline of the distribution of sensitive materials to each of the 16 local government areas […]

Army Declares Election Violators Enemies Of Nigeria

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has declared that those who seek to undermine the country’s democracy by interfering in the electoral process must be considered as “enemies of Nigeria’’ therefore, must be dealt with appropriately. While noting that the military is mandated to defend Nigeria’s territorial […]

INEC Okays CODER to Monitor 2019 Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections. To fulfill its mandate, CODER has trained 380 Field Observers and deployed them to their assigned states since Thursday, February 14, […]

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 […]

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