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Shocker: Another Final Year UNN Student Commits Suicide

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than a month a 400-level student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN),Chukwuemeka Akachi, committed suicide, another final year student of the institution, Mr Samuel Elias has killed himself in same manner. The deceased, who until his death was a student of the department of […]

Osinbajo to Address Discourse On National Food Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has been scheduled to address the 4th National Discourse of The Companion – an Association of Muslim Men in Business and the Professions next month in Lagos. According to a statement signed Thursday by the Chairman Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Alhaji Nojeemdeen Jimoh, the event with the theme: ‘’Food Security: Unleashing […]

Drama in Bauchi Assembly As Lawmakers Elect 2 Speakers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eighteen out of the 31 lawmakers-elect of Bauchi State House of Assembly Thursday held a parallel inauguration and re-elected Mr Kawuwa Damina as the new speaker. The Members-elect who held plenary outside the assembly complex under the stature of the symbol of a mace, also elected Tukur Ibrahim as parallel Deputy Speaker. Earlier 11 […]

Buhari Urges Governors to Focus On Security, Agriculture, Education

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has challenged State Governors to pay more attention to the areas of security, health, education and agriculture so as to address the menace of poverty in the society. Buhari gave the challenge Thursday, when he inaugurated the 2019 to 2023 National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. NEC, which […]

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan Reverses Appointment of Media Aide, Festus Adedayo

Photo caption: Dr Festus Adedayo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of Senate Ahmed Lawan has dropped Dr Festus Adedayo, as his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity. This was disclosed Thursday in a statement issued from Lawan’s office by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mohammed Isa. The statement reads in part: “the Office of the […]

NNPC Gets New GMD, 7 Chief Operating Officers

…New Appointees to Work with Current Office Holders till 7th July 2019 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Mr. Mele Kolo Kyari as the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). A release today in Abuja by the NNPC Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, stated […]

Ugwuanyi’s Aide Picks Medical Bills of Enugu Woman Who Delivered Quadruplets

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Special Assistant (SA) to Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi  on new media, Hon. Emmanuel Ikechukwu-Jonathan,(JP) has paid off the medical bills of a woman delivered of quadruplets held back in Enugu State University Teaching Hospital, Parklane Enugu for not being able to pay the hospital bills. Husband of the woman, […]

Good Governance: Group Tasks Youths On State Lawmakers Engagement

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Westminster foundation for Democracy (WFD), a United Kingdom (UK) non – departmental public body committed to the promotion of democratic institutions across the globe, has stressed the need for youths of Enugu state, South- East  Nigeria, to always engage the State House of Assembly on good governance, accountability and passage of people-oriented bills. The […]

Governor Ihedioha Makes More Appointments In Imo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo on Wednesday made more appointments into his cabinet for the administration of the state. The names and portfolios of the appointees are contained in statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, and made available to newsmen on Wednesday in Owerri. The new […]

Senate President Appoints Media Aides, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday approved the appointment of Mr Mohammed Isa as his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity. Mr Babagana Muhammad, Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate, in a statement in Abuja said Lawan also approved the appointment of Dr Betty Okoroh as his […]

South-West, South-South Emerge Champions of Zenith Bank/NFF U-13, U-15 Tournaments

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South West U-13 and the South-South U-15 football teams have emerged winners of the national finals of the Zenith Bank/NFF U-13, U-15 Future Eagles Tournament held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State at the weekend. South-West U-13 Team thrashed North Central U-13 Team, 5 – 0, to emerge winners of the U-13 […]

Kogi Traditional Rulers Back Yahaya Bello For Second Term

…Demand Senior Minister in Next Cabinet By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Traditional rulers in Kogi state have presented Governor Yahaya Bello for a second term in office while also demanding for the appointment of a Senior Minister in the Federal Cabinet, saying that they are not comfortable with the position of Minister of State. […]

Lawan Says NASS Won’t Be Rubber Stamp Under His Leadership

By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, has said that the National Assembly under his leadership would not be a rubber stamp to executive branch. Speaking with State House Correspondents after a closed door meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Lawan said the National Assembly would properly carry out its […]

D’banj to Launch Youtube Reality Show

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Superstar singer, Daniel Oyebanjo aka D’banj is set to launch a reality show ‘Adventures of a Kokomaster’ on YouTube. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that D’banj, who is also known as the ‘Kokomaster’, announced the upcoming show on his Instagram page @iambangalee on Wednesday. He said, “Adventures of the Kokomaster launches […]

Malaysia Flight MH17: Prosecutors Announce Charges Against 4 Suspects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After four years of the crash, three Russians and a Ukrainian have been charged with the allegation of bringing a missile into the area in eastern Ukraine and shot Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The crash which occurred in July 2014 killed 298 passengers on board and crew. The Passenger flight MH17 was en route […]

Winners Emerge In Zenith Bank Sponsored 2019 Microsoft Championship

…Winners to Represent Nigeria At World Championship In New York (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) World Championship, sponsored by Zenith Bank, has produced six national winners who will be representing Nigeria at the World Championship taking place in New York, USA from July 28 – 31, 2019. The national winners of […]

UN Indicts Prince Salman, Other Officials Over Khashoggi’s Murder  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is credible evidence that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level officials are individually liable for the killing of prominent journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. A report by special UN rapporteur Agnes Callamard says the evidence merits further investigation by an independent and impartial international inquiry. Khashoggi was killed inside the […]

We’ll Soon Clear Apapa Gridlock, Says Sanwo-Olu

By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the gridlock on Apapa road would soon be a thing of the past. According to him, his government was doing everything possible to ensure that motorists and commuters do not continue to experience hardship on the road. The governor spoke with […]

We Are Yet to Decide On Emir Sanusi’s Fate -Ganduje

By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje has said that discussions are still going on regarding the controversy on the alleged plan by the state government to remove Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi. He spoke with State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa On the […]

Court Orders Withdrawal of Certificate of Return From Ondo APC Lawmaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has withdrawn the Certificate of Return issued to Mr. Sina Akinwumi, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmaker in Ondo State. The action followed a judgement by the State’s High Court. Akinwumi who is representing Okitipupa constituency II of the South West State had earlier been declared […]

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