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Buhari Meets Freed Dapchi Schoolgirls in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two days after they regained their freedom, President Muhammadu Buhari has officially received 104 abducted Dapchi girls in Abuja. Buhari met the girls, with their parents and some top government functionaries inside the Press Gallery of the Presidential Villa’s Council Chambers. The nation’s security chiefs were also among government officials who attended the […]

IGP Suspends VIPs Police Withdrawal till April 20

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has suspended his recent order, withdrawing policemen attached to Very Important Persons VIPs in the country. The police in a media release issued Thursday in Abuja by the Force Spokesperson, Mr. Jimoh Moshood informed that the temporary halt, which is to […]

Kwara Government to Construct 387km Rural Roads

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kwara State Government has partnered with World Bank to construct 387 km rural roads across the state. The Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Media and Communications,  Dr Muideen Akorede disclosed this while fielding questions from journalists in Ilorin. Akorede said the roads construction is under the Rural Agriculture Marketing […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Selects 1,000 Entrepreneurs for 2018 Programme

Photo: L-R: Director of Partnerships, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Mrs Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu; Member, Board of Trustees, TEF, Mr. Alex Trotter; Founder, TEF, Mr. Tony Elumelu; CEO, TEF, Parminder Vir; and Member, Board of Trustees and wife of the Founder, Dr Awele Elumelu, during the selection announcement of (TEF) 10-year, $100 million Entrepreneurship Programme, held in Lagos. […]

#Dapchi: Group Urges B/Haram to Release Christian Girl Who Rejected Islam Conversion

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned Boko Haram’s attempt to compel the remaining Dapchi girl, Leah Sharibu to use hijab, as well as attempt to force her to convert to Islam on which basis, she has been denied her freedom. MURIC in a statement issued Thursday in Lagos by […]

Dapchi: FG Slams PDP Over Allegations Of Sham Abduction, Release

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government FG Thursday slammed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP and some of its Chieftains for accusing it of stage managing the abduction and release of the abducted Dapchi girls. Suspected Boko Haram terrorists stormed Government Girls Science and Technical College GCSC, Dapchi Yobe State […]

Senate Confirms 2 New CBN Deputy Governors, Rejects 1 MPC Nominee

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointments of two new Deputy Governors (DG) of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN. The new apex Bank appoitees are: Mrs. Aisha Ahmad and Mr. Edward Adamu. Similarly, the upper Legislative Chamber approved the nomination of three out of four members of the Monetary […]

Atiku Hails Release Of Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – More reactions are trailing the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls as a former Nigeria Vice President VP, Atiku Abubakar, has hailed Wednesday development. Atiku in a press statement released by his media office in Abuja, said he was gladdened by the return of the girls four weeks after they were kidnapped […]

Dapchi Girls: Of Sham Release And Cynical Citizenry

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Between February 19, 2018 when the Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by supposed Boko Haram insurgents and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when the news broke that 76 of them had been released, I had offered perspectives on the incident in two articles.  The first was titled: “Chibok and Dapchi girls: […]

UNICEF Promises to Support Freed Dapchi Schoolgirls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it’s delighted that the girls abducted on 19 February 2018 from a school in Dapchi, Yobe state, northeast Nigeria were returned safely to their families. The Nigerian government confirmed early on Wednesday that 105 girls out of the 110 abducted have gained their freedom while […]

Dapchi Schoolgirls: Fayose Alleges ‘Arranged Abduction and Arranged Release’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the abduction of the dapchi schoolgirls as an indictment on the federal government and their release as “drama scripted by the government and its agents to swindle Nigerians.” The governor, however,  congratulated parents of the abducted Dapchi Girls that were released Wednesday and sympathized […]

Imo 2019: Kinsmen, Orlu Elders Reject Okorocha’s Son-in-law

From  Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gubernatorial ambition of Son In-Law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu, has suffered a set back, as Elders from Orlu senatorial district of the state  have said that they will not support any governorship candidate from the zone, in the spirit of justice, […]

Buhari Congratulates Elumelu on 55th Birthday

Photo: Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has warmly felicitated with the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Mr Tony Elumelu, on his 55th birthday, March 22, 2018. President Buhari joined the United Bank of Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation, the Elumelu family and all professional colleagues of the economist, consummate banker […]

UPDATED: Nigerian Government Confirms Release Of 76 Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Boko Haram Insurgent group has returned 76 of the 110 abducted dapchi schoolgirls,  the Nigerian government confirmed on Wednesday. The girls were reportedly returned Wednesday in six vehicles to the dapchi community at around 3:00 am Nigerian time. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the release was unconditional with the help of some […]

BREAKING: Boko Haram Returns Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s terrorist group, Boko Haram has returned the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls kidnapped from the Government Girls School in Yobe, Borno State, northeast Nigeria. The insurgents group reportedly returned the girls in six vehicles,  the way they were abducted from the school about a month ago and dropped them off near the […]

PDP to Oyegun: Ekiti is no go area for APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has told the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, to perish the thought of his party making any impact in the July 14, 2018 governorship election not to talk of winning. State Chairman of the APC, Chief Gboyega […]

Senate Adjourns Plenary to Honour Late Senator Wakili

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate Tuesday adjourned its plenary session till Wednesday as a mark of honour to late Senator Ali Wakili of Bauchi State. The resolution followed a motion moved by the Leader of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan. Lawan in his motion lamented that the nation had lost a lawmaker who fought […]

Buhari, Osinbajo Hold Secret Meeting With Ex-VP Sambo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past former Vice President  Ach. Namadi Sambo Tuesday visited Presidential Villa and had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Sambo was the Vice President during Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure as President from 2011- 2015. The meeting which took place inside the President’s office lasted […]

French Police Detains Sarkozy Over Gaddafi’s Election Funding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday was being held in police custody for questioning by Magistrates over allegations of benefitting from Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign. France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy’s successful 2007 election bid benefited from illicit funds from late Libyan leader […]

APC Tenure Elongation: Members Who Dragged Party to Court Are Automatically Expelled

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu The Secretary, Forum of States Chairmen of the ruling  All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, has hinted  that in line with the provisions of the party’s Constitution, all the members who took the party to court over extension of tenures of its leadership at various levels have been expelled from […]

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