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Armsgate Trial: EFCC Says Dokpesi Received N2.1bn from NSA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday  tendered details of correspondences between DAAR Investment and Holdings Limited, Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA and Bureau of Public Procurement, BPP, to the effect that Raymond Dokpesi received money to the tune of N2.1billion from ONSA. The documents were tendered by […]

Again, Appeal Court Rules Against Trump Travel Ban

A federal appeals court has again ruled against President Trump’s travel ban, upholding a nationwide injunction barring the administration from enforcing the executive order. The ruling is the latest legal setback for Trump on the travel issue and, like several previous court rulings, the outcome rested heavily on his own words. Trump’s order restricting travel […]

Amaechi: 52 Garlands to an Enigma, Gallant, Resolute and Misunderstood Democrat

By Eze Chukwuemeka Eze Preamble My good friend and political leader, Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, will by Saturday, May 27, 2017 clock 52. This enigma of a man whose antics and antecedents in politics of Nigeria defies proper definition is to most watchers of political evolution of Nigeria, the ‘new face’ […]

Senate Passes Controversial Petroleum Industry Bill into Law; Scraps NNPC

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has finally passed the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) into law, ending the controversy that has trailed the bill for several years. As passed, the bill scrapped the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and established three other agencies. According to the bill, National Petroleum Company (NPC) and […]

N84.6 Million Fraud: EFCC Arraigns Owner Of Enugu Wonder Bank

From  Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC at the Federal High Court, Enugu presided over by Justice A. M. Liman arraigned the operator of a popular wonder bank in Enugu, Mr. Kingsley Ubenyi and his company, Ksley Mega Vision Limited on a 62 count charge. African Examiner reports […]

Pope Francis, Trump Meet On Global Peace, Religion Tolerance

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US President Mr. Donald Trump in continuation of his ongoing foreign trip has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to jaw-jaw on critical issues. .After the 30-miniutes meeting, the Vatican disclosed that there had been an “exchange of views” on international issues, while Mr. Trump confirmed they had had […]

Evander Holyfield in Lagos, Donates $3m for Health Equipment

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With a donation of $3million to purchase health equipment for the State, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos has hailed the achievements of five-time world cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield. Ambode made the disclosure Wednesday, at Lagos House in Ikeja while playing host to the boxing […]

Labour Party Blasts Buhari, Describes Release of 82 Abducted Chibok School Girls a Fluke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Labour Party has described as a fluke, the reported release of 82 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok who were said to have been abducted by Boko Haram insurgents on April 14 2014. According to the LP, the government should expect the wrath of God for deceiving Nigerians and manipulating […]

Salman Abedi Identified as Manchester Suicide Bomber

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police has named Salman Abedi as the suspected suicide bomber who killed 22 people and injured 59 at Manchester Arena Monday night. It is said that the 22-year-old Manchester born is from a family of Libyan origin. So far, three victims including: Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, Georgina Callander and John […]

OPINION: Railway Crime Against the East, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As little Children living in the North, precisely in Kafanchan, Kaduna State, the early eighties will remained evergreen in our memories for a combination of reasons amongst which is the usual Christmas periods’ train rides from our town of residence to the South East to enjoy the festivities. In those years of […]

Arsenal Slashes Season-Ticket Prices After Missing Champions League

Arsenal have lowered their season-ticket prices for next season after the team’s failure to qualify for the Champions League. Arsenal notified season-ticket holders on Monday that they would be given a discount to reflect the team playing in the Europa League. Arsenal finished fifth in the Premier League on Sunday, missing out on Champions League […]

Again, Customs in Lagos Intercepts Another Container Loaded With Arms

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost four months when the similar incident occurred, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has discovered another container loaded with arms at the Tin Can Island Port Lagos. The container was found Tuesday at the Ports and Cargo Terminal of the Tin Can Island Ports. Reports say the NCS Spokesperson Tin […]

Guber Candidate Drags Obiano to Court Over N9m Charged for Poster Display

Photo caption: Anambra state governor Willie Obiano From Ignatius Okpara Awka   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, gubernatorial candidate in the November 18th, 2017 Anambra state governorship election, Chief Godwin Ezeemo, has dragged Governor Willie Obiano and the state government  to court over N9 million fee slammed on each aspirant for the display […]

Buhari And The Marabouts, By Reuben Abati

“Have you read Lauretta Onochie’s latest post?” “Lauretta. Lauretta. Who is she?” “She is a social media assistant at the Presidency. She shoots straight and direct. She defends President Muhammadu Buhari with the passion of someone the President treats like a daughter.” “Not a son, this time, a daughter! Interesting. Of power, fathers, wives, sons […]

Nigerian Pastor Shot, Killed in Indianapolis -Police Say

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Nigerian-born church pastor was shot to death in Indianapolis and police are continuing to search for his killer. The murder took place over the weekend at an apartment complex near 10th Street and I-465 on the city’s west side. Friends and neighbors say the 66-year-old victim, Oluwadayomi Epenusi, had only recently […]

At least 19 People Die, 50 Injure in Bomb Explosion at Manchester Arena

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 19 people were killed and about 50 others were injured in a suspected suicide bombing Monday night after an Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena in England, authorities said. Greater Manchester Police said the incident was being treated as terrorism. Police said the explosion took place outside the arena, which […]

We’ll Resist any Military Coup in Nigeria, Says Tinubu

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has declared that neither he nor the State he governed for eight years will key into any idea or move to bring in another Military rule to the country. Tinubu […]

Court to Rule On Adeleke’s Coroner Inquest May 29

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Osun State Government Coroner Inquest set up to investigate the cause of the death of late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke has fixed Monday, May 29 to release its findings and final ruling. Coroner Chief Magistrate, Olusegun Ayilara disclosed this during the court’s sitting on Monday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Ayilara […]

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Crushes Sheriff’s Application to Nullify Makarfi’s Appeal

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck out the Ali Bonu-Sheriff faction of the opposition PDP’s application requesting to quash the appeal before it filed by the rival faction, headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi. Makarfi’s faction had lost February 17, 2017 at the Appeal Court Port Harcourt division, which validated Bonu-Sheriff […]

Yenagoa Murder: Dickson Brokers Peace, Orders Reopening of Igbo Shops

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the people of Biogbolo Community in Yenagoa to sheath their swords and maintain a cordial relationship with their Igbo tenants. According to him, government has to arrest and prosecute the suspect who murdered a teenage girl in the community. Governor Dickson made the call […]

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