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UNN College Of Medicine to Honour Ngige, Odili, Nnamani, Nwodo, First Bank, Others

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, says it has concluded plans for the recognition of some of its Alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour, such as Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, Ex- governor of Rivers […]

Armed Bandits Kill 6 Persons In Kaduna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bandits have attacked a hamlet and killed six persons on Saturday in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The attack occured at Fadaman Rimi hamlet a remote settlement near Udawa village in the local government area. One person survived the attack, but the bandits were confirmed to have rustled some cows. […]

Buhari In Ouagadougou For ECOWAS Summit On Counter-Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism. A statement from the Media office of the State House, Abuja, said the President was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, on […]

Tribunal Ruling: I Would Have Been Traumatized, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that he would have gone into trauma during the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal last Wednesday. He, however, said because the period the judgement was delivered also coincided with the time the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was also going on, he concentrated on […]

Gbemi Saraki to Oversee Maritime Agencies, Says Amaechi 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies. Amaechi made this known in Lagos at the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum he hosted along with Saraki. He said that while Saraki […]

Xenophobia: FG Seeking Compensation For Nigerians, Says Dabiri-erewa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in […]

Heavy Rain Wrecks Havoc As 3-Storey Building, Prisons Fence Collapse in Onitsha

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Onitsha (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Nkisi Aroli street of the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, was on Wednesday thrown into apprehension following the collapse of a 3 -storey building and prisons rear fence in the area. The building located at No 22 of the said street belong […]

Tribunal: PDP Rejects Ruling, Heads to Supreme Court

((AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the verdict of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on its case against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 election. The election petition tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition by PDP against the election of Buhari, declaring him as the […]

FEC Approves N10.07trn 2020 Budget Proposal, Raises Vat To 7.2%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N10.07trillion 2020 Budget proposal for onward transmission to the National Assembly for consideration and approval. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, made this known when she briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Council […]

Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians Return From South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first batch of 187 Nigerians in South Africa have returned to Nigeria after the xenophobic attacks. The returnees were aided by the Federal Government with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace. The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Thambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing […]

Election Tribunal Sacks Senate’s Spokesman, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, nullified the election that produced the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District. Consequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared the former Minority […]

Police Confirm Attack On Governor’s Wife As Hoodlums Hijack Students’ Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Persons suspected to be hoodlums, on Tuesday afternoon, hijacked a protest by students of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) and attacked the convoy of the wife of the Ekiti governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi. Mrs Fayemi was said to be returning from a tour of the 16 Local Government Areas of […]

APC May Disappear After Buhari’s Second Term in Office, Says Okorocha

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Mr Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo, has lamented his ordeal in the hands of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), even as he predicted that the party may seize to exist when  President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term in office. The ex-governor who stated this at […]

Dickson Convenes Stakeholders Meeting Over Choice Of PDP Guber Running Mate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called a meeting of the top leadership and critical stakeholders of the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party before the September 23 deadline for candidate substitution in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election. The Governor said in a statement by […]

Tribunal Sacks Ebonyi PDP Rep, Declares APC Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, South-East Nigeria, on Monday declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Comrade Chinedu Ogah as the winner of the February 23rd  National Assembly elections in Ebonyi State. African Examiner recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

 Insecurity: Enugu CP Wants Partnership Among  Stakeholders In Crime Fighting

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Enugu State Commissioner of Police, (CP) Amad Abdurrahman, has solicited for corporation and support among stakeholders in various communities of the state to enable him wage war against crimes and criminalities in the area. He however, advised criminal elements operating in the state to better quit […]

Bayelsa Guber: APC Picks Serving Senator As Running Mate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chief David Lyon, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Sen. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate in the Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Bayelsa. This was announced on Monday in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of APC in Yenagoa, Mr Doifie Buokoribo. The News Agency of […]

Tribunal Sacks Orji Kalu, Orders Supplementary Poll In Arochukwu LGA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal  in Umuahia has nullified the election of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, for Abia North Senatorial District. Delivering its judgment on Monday, a member of the three-member tribunal, Justice I.P.C Igwe, said that the petitioner, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, successfully proved his […]

Police Say 6 persons Kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo said in a press statement issued on Monday in Kaduna that two of the victims were however abandoned by the bandits. According to […]

Cote’I Voire Appoints Minister to Work For Adesina’s Re-election As AfDB President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d’ Ivoire has appointed Adama Koné Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Dr Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB). Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers of the country’s new government team on Friday. He explained […]

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