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Dickson Congratulates Lalong as New Chairman Northern Governor’s Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman, South-South Governor’s Forum, The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has congratulated his Plateau State counterpart, Mr. Simon Lalong, on his emergence as the new Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum. Governor Dickson in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Tuesday said Lalong was taking […]

Oyo Guber: Court Dismisses Adelabu’s Ballot Papers Recount Application

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adebayo Adelabu, to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election. Adelabu and his party are challenging the declaration of the governorship candidate of the opposition […]

Alleged Card Fraud: Naira Marley Pleads Not Guilty to EFCC Charge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian musician, Azeez Fashola, aka Naira Marley has pleaded not guilty to allegation of credit card fraud levelled against him. The young singer made the plea when he was arraigned before the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos. Naira Marley was arraigned before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on a […]

EFCC Blocks Okorocha’s Spending Spree, Freezes N5Bn Imo State’s Funds

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it has frozen the sum of N5bn funds – belonging to the Imo State Government. The anti-graft body said Monday that its action was due to Governor Rochas Okorocha excessive and suspicious manner of spending during the country’s last general elections. The body’s […]

2019: INEC Withdraws Already Issued 25 Certificates of Return

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday hinted that the establishment has withdrawn a total of 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won various elections during the 2019 General Elections, following court orders. The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr. Festus Okoye, […]

Presidential Panel to Governors: Start Full Implementation Of Financial Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential implementation committee on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary has urged state governors as the heads of the executive arm of government to begin full implementation of the financial autonomy granted the legislature and judiciary. The committee also recommended that the total sum, both capital and recurrent, approved in the annual […]

Police Investigate Alleged Suicide Of 21-Year-Old UNN Student

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Commissioner of police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, has ordered thorough investigations into the recent alleged suicide of a 21-year-old student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Mr. Chukwuemeka Ugwuoke. Ugwuoke, who was studying English and Literary Studies in the university until the sad development, hailed from Amodoloro Umuabor […]

Flavour, Phyno, Daniel, Salvage, Others for African Industry Awards

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operators of the prestigious African Industry Awards outfit, (AFI) has named some super Stars and popular singers, Actors, Actresses, comedians and models, in the continent as recipients of its 2019 and maiden edition of the awards, holding in Enugu, South- East Nigeria in August this year. It said the awardees […]

Lalong Elected New Chairman Northern Governors Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Plateau State Governor Mr. Simon Lalong has been elected the new Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum. This is made known in a communique issued at the just concluded meeting of the forum. The Northern Governors resolved that they would seek the audience of President Muhammadu Buhari so as to present the true […]

Guber Election: Bayelsa Govt Lauds INEC For Shift In Date

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for shifting the governorship election earlier slated for November 2 to November 16, 2019. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement on Friday said the action of the commission is a welcome development that is […]

Senate 2023: We Have Final Say –Ekweremadu’s  Constituents

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Enugu West Senatorial district have disagreed with their representative in the senate, Chief Ike  Ekweremadu, over his recent comment that he would be quitting the upper chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly (NASS) in 2023, declaring that they have the final say. They insisted that the decision over […]

Exclusive: Okorocha’s Kinsmen Move to Drag Him to Court Over Land Grabbing, Neglect

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu(AFRICAN Examiner) – Two communities in Ideato local government area of Imo state, South- East Nigeria, have concluded plans  to drag the outgoing governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to court over alleged gabbing of their lands without compensation. The two communities, Umuchima and Obiohia, which are neighbours to Okorocha’s home town, Ogboko, […]

Financial Autonomy: Governors Vow to Support State Assemblies, Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – State Governors have pledged to support the implementation of financial autonomy for state assemblies and judiciary. Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz YarI, explained that the autonomy would  ensure highest level of transparency and openness in governance. Yari spoke at the opening of a two-day conference on […]

I’ve Brought Peace to Bauchi State As Governor -Abubakar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outgoing governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that his administration ensured that peace reigned in the state while in office. The governor stated this while speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office at the Presidential Villa. Abubakar will be leaving office […]

Isaac Boro Remains A Symbol Of Ijaw Struggle -Bayelsa Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has again paid glowing tribute to foremost freedom figther the late Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, describing him as a symbol of the Ijaw struggle who will continue to live in the hearts of his people. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement in […]

FEC Approves $1billion Chinese Loan for Power Project

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved $1 billion loan from Chinese EXIM Bank for the Gurara II hydropower project which has the capacity to generate 360 megawatts electricity. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting which held inside […]

Kano Emirate Tussle: Court Orders Ganduje, Sanusi To Maintain Status Quo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kano High court presided over by Justice Nasiru Saminu has ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the Governor on May 10. Justice Saminu ordered all the parties in the suit to maintain the status […]

Buhari Off to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. To this end, the President will be accompanied by close personal aides on the journey on Thursday, 16th May […]

AFCON 2019: Mixed Feelings Trail Super Eagles Provisional Players List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some soccer fans and journalists have expressed divergent opinions on Super Eagles’ 25-man provisional list for the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) just released by Coach Gernot Rohr. Preparation of the senior national team towards AFCON was hot-up when Rohr released the 25-man provisional list on Tuesday for camping in Asaba. The composition […]

Election Tribunal Asks Atiku, PDP to Formalize Request for Justice Bulkachuwa’s Withdrawal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has directed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to formalize their agitation – demanding for the President of the Court of Appeal and Chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of […]

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