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2019: Governor Ortom Says He’s Still a Member of APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom has clarified he is still a card-carrying member of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC. The Governor who raised alarm Monday that he has been given a red card reversed himself Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the APC National Chairman […]

“Wike Squanders Rivers Resources on Choice Properties”

… Acquires Neighbours’ Properties Under Threat (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The APC chairman in Rivers State, Hon. Ojukaye Flag-Amachree has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, EFCC and ICPC to investigate the source of money used by governor Wike in acquiring the sprawling properties the governor now owns on Ada George Road in Obio/Akpor LGA, Rivers State. […]

2019: ADC Accuses APC of Inducing Oppositions With N50m

…Provide Your Evidence, APC Challenges ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition African Democratic Congress ADC has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress APC as well as President Muhammadu Buhari team are inducing the oppositions with the sum of N50m to shift position. ADC National Chairman Ralphs Nwosu said this Wednesday in his welcome […]

Buhari Approves Appointment of DG/CEOs for 3 Agencies in Mines and Steel Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Buhari has approved the appointment of three Directors-General/Chief Executive Officers of three different agencies under the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development. The appointment was announced Thursday through the verified Twitter handle of Mr President’s aide on the New Media, Mr. Bashir Ahmad – @BashirAhmad. The tweet announced: Engr. Umar Albarka […]

2019: Buhari, Osinbajo Meet Saraki, Governors in Aso Villa

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice Prof. Yemi Osinbajo Thursday met behind the closed doors with the Senate President and some State Governors inside the Aso rock. The agenda of the meeting was not immediately made known to the public. However, the meeting might not be unconnected with the purpoted […]

Governor Ortom Is Not Leaving APC, Says National Vice Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suleiman Wambai, North-Central National Vice Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) said  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is not leaving the party. Wambai told  newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the governor has not officially written to the party about his intention to leave He said that despite the lack of […]

Governors Meet to Discuss FAAC Deadlock, Minimum Wage, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja to discuss matter arising from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deadlock, minimum wage, among other issues. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the June monthly meeting of FAAC in Abuja ended in a deadlock. The FAAC monthly meeting […]

PDP Faults Buhari’s Request of N242bn Virement to Fund 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the Presidency’s request for N242 billion from the 2018 Budget, for 2019 elections, contending such demand constitutes a threat to the incoming polls. The party made its position known on the matter in a statement issued in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr […]

Nigeria Government Unveils New National Carrier

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika has unveiled the brand of new Nigeria’s national carrier Nigeria Air, as well as the logo at the Farnborough International Airshow in London. During the unveiling, the Minister said, “this will be a National Carrier that is Private sector-led and driven. It is […]

FGN Unveils New National Carrier, NIGERIA AIR (PHOTOS)

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Ex-CJN Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu Dies at 76

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN, Justice Aloysius Katsina-Alu, is dead. Aged 76, late Justice Katsina-Alu’s death was confirmed in a statement issued Wednesday by the current CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Awassam Bassey, Justice Onnoghen said the death of the […]

Budget Crisis: Buhari Wants NASS to Drop Inserted N578bn for N242bn to Fund 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate’s approval of N242.45 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Service (DSS) and other security agencies to kick start the preparations for the 2019 general elections. Buhari’s request was contained in a letter dated July 11, 2018; addressed to President of […]

Buhari Appoints Banire as AMCON Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of the Senate on the appointment of a former National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Dr. Muiz Banire as the Chairman, the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria AMCON. Dr. Banire, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN has […]

Alleged N7.65b: EFCC Re-Arraigns Orji Kalu, 2 Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has re-arraigned a former Abia State Governor Orji Uzor Kalu, over an alleged fraud of N7.65bn. Kalu was re-arraigned Tuesday alongside his company, Slok Nigeria Limited and his Director of Finance while still serving as the Governor, Ude Udeogu. The re-arraignment of defendants before the […]

Darlon Security: PDP Chides APC, Says They are Playing Politics With Security Matters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has blasted the opposition All Progressive Congress in the state for dabbling into what it described as a non-political matter because of its usual mischief. Chairman of PDP in the state, Cleopas Moses stated this while reacting to a letter written by the APC […]

Hadi Sirika and the return of Nigeria Airways, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the usual features on Nigerian social media is the nostalgic passion with which Nigerians often distribute pictures of the old Nigeria Airways and how that company once considered one of the best in Africa was mismanaged and made to fail. Established in 1958, it was liquidated in 2003. I have […]

Quit Notice: APC summons Governor Ortom, Akume to Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shu’aibu has  summoned to Abuja for an urgent meeting the two main actors in the tussle for leadership of the Benue chapter of the  All Progressives Congress ( APC ). A reliable source explained that the urgent meeting followed an announcement  by the governor that […]

Presidency Defends Buhari Despite Incessant Bloody Attacks, Killings

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As certain parts of the country is engulfed by violence and massacre, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has been absolved of any blame and said to be focus in tackling the challenges. Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina in a piece made available Monday, recalled various interventions […]

Ekiti: Fayose Says Buhari is Not a Democrat, Boasts PDP Will Reclaim Stolen Mandate

By Niyi Adeyi After some hours of silence the Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose is back with his verbal onslaught, contending that the outcome of the State last Saturday’s Governorship election is a proof that President Muhammadu Buhari is not democratic. Fayose on his twitter handle @GovAyoFayose Monday fired: ”on this Ekiti election, President Buhari demonstrated […]

Nigerian Army Denies Alleged Attack On Soldiers in Borno

By Musediq Hamzat (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has debunked alleged attack on soldiers and capturing of military vehicles by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. The Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Texas Chukwu in a statement issued Monday declared that the report was not only untrue […]

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