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Presidency Receives Harmonised 2018 Budget From NASS

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a week the Senate passed the 2018 budget, the Presidency Friday evening confirmed the receipt of the year’s Appropriation Bill from the National Assembly NASS. Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on NASS Matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang confirmed the development while addressing the State House Correspondents Friday evening. […]

Democracy Day: Nigerian Govt Declares Tuesday, May 29, Public Holiday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has declared Tuesday, May 29, as public holiday to celebrate the 2018 Democracy Day in Nigeria. The Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on Friday in Abuja on behalf of the Federal Government in a statement issued by Dr M. Umar the Permanent Secretary. Dambazau […]

Buhari Appoints 4 New Heads of Federal Government Agencies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari, President has approved new appointments for four Federal Government Agencies. Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF) made this known in a statement made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abuja. He said that Dr Anasa Sabir has been appointed as […]

Imo APC Crisis: Embattled Rochas Okorocha Meets Buhari Again

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday met behind closed doors with Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo and former Edo governor, Adams Oshiomhole, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Okorocha’s meeting with the president, which lasted for about an hour, came few days after he met the president […]

N950m Money Laundering: Ex-Ministers, Shekarau, Wali Get Bail

KANO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Kano has granted bail to a former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau and two others over alleged money laundering. Shekarau, a former Minister of Education is arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) alongside a former External Affairs Minister, Aminu Bashir Wali […]

Budget Padding: Court Voids Jibrin’s 2016 Suspension from House of Rep

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Thursday ruled as illegal, the 180 Legislative day suspension slammed on a former Chairman, House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin. Jibrin who hails from Kano State, due to altercation between him and Leadership of the House of Representatives was suspended September 28, 2016. Justice […]

BREAKING: Trump Cancels US-North Korea Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Donald Trump has cancelled the planned summit with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un. Trump in a letter to Kim disclosed he made the decision based on the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent North Korean statement. Mr. Trump said it would be “inappropriate” to hold the summit as scheduled […]

Buhari Appoints Ex-IG, Musiliu Smith As Chairman Police Service Commission

Photo: Ex-IG, Musiliu Smith …To Replace Mike Okiro ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the Senate’s approval for appointment of a former Inspector General of Police IGP, Musiliu Smith as the Chairman of the Police Service Commission PSC. President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read Buhari’s letter to this effect at Thursday plenary. […]

Mixed Reactions Trail Resignation of Bauchi Deputy Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some politicians have expressed mixed feelings over the resignation of Mr Nuhu Gidado as Deputy Governor of Bauchi state. ‎ While some told News Agency of Nigeria that the action of Gidado could have negative effects on the development of the state and democracy, others saw it as a good omen. ‎Mr Yusuf Garba, […]

BREAKING: Bauchi Deputy Governor Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Bauchi State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Nuhu Gadado on Wednesday tendered his resignation letter , some of his aides have confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Mr Yakubu Adamu, his Special Assistant on Communication Matters said Gidado’s letter  was sent to the Governor, through the Office of the Secretary to the State […]

CNPP Wants Buhari to Open Probe on Obasanjo’s $16bn Power Projects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to probe President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly spending $16bn on power projects. While reacting to comment credited to President Buhari that despite the huge expenditure, there was no corresponding power supply to Nigerians, the CNPP Secretary General, Chief Willy Ezugwu […]

Transcorp Hotels MD Laments Neglect of Tourism Sector

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The managing director/chief executive officer of Transcorp Hotels, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has lamented the neglect of the Nigeria’s tourism sector by governments at all levels. Ozigbo revealed that this was demonstrated by the abysmal marketing of the sector by relevant ministries and agencies of government. Speaking at a national tourism transport summit and expo […]

Judge Orders Metuh’s Trial in Absentia, Summons TV Host Over Possible Contempt

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite being admitted in the hospital, Justice Okon Abang of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered further trial of a former National Publicity Secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party PDP Olisa Metuh in absentia. Metuh collapsed in the court room Monday while the trial was about to […]

Governor Obiano Gives Quit Notice to Okada in Onitsha, Awka

Photo: Commercial motor cycle operators popularly called Okada in Nigeria From Ignatius Okpara ANAMBRA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra State Governor Willy Obiano has given commercial motor cycle operator fondly called (Okada) in Onitsha and Awka, the capital city until July 1, 2018, to change to another trade or vacate the two cities for good. AFRICAN EXAMINER reports […]

Ohaneze Advocates 6 Year Rotational Single Term for President, Governors

Photo: Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAINER) – Apex Igbo socio cultural body, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has canvassed for the adoption of a six-year rotational single tenure for the president and governors of 36 states in Nigeria The body also suggested the scrapping of local government system in the country even as […]

Saraki: Senate Delegation Meets Buhari Over Alleged IGP Frame Up

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be meeting with a delegation of the Senate over an allegation last week by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki that the Inspector General of Police IGP Mr. Ibrahim Idris was plotting to frame him up in the case of some arrested suspected cultists […]

INEC Says 35 Political Parties Nominate Candidates for Ekiti 2018 Guber Poll

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Tuesday confirmed that a total of 35 political parties nominated candidates for Ekiti State governorship election within the deadline. INEC boss disclosed this Tuesday in Abuja, in an interview with newsmen, when he received a delegation of the ECOWAS Female Parliament Association (ECOFEPA). Prof. Yakubu […]

Kwara Closes 40 Illegal Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kwara State Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development says it has closed no fewer than 40 schools operating illegally across the three senatorial districts of the state. Mrs Mariam Garba, Permanent Secretary in charge of the ministry, made this known in a statement in Ilorin on Tuesday. Garba said that […]

2019: Obasanjo Visits Afenifere Leader, Fasoranti in Akure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday visited the leader of the Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti at his country home in Akure, Ondo after over 20 years of such meeting. The meeting, which was held behind closed doors for about 30 minutes, was believed to be ahead of 2019 election and way […]

#Dasukigate: Olisa Metuh Collapses in Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Olisa Metuh, former National Publicity Secretary, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), charged for fraudulently receiving N400 million on Monday collapsed in the Federal High Court Abuja. Metuh allegedly missed his step and fell as he was attempting to enter the dock when his case was called. Following the incident, the Justice Okon […]

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