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OPINION: Adams Oshiomhole’s Tirade, By Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the Supreme Court ruling over the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has pontificated that nobody should be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State. Oshiomhole made this known after the apex court sacked Mr. David Lyon of the […]

Misconduct: Osun Traditional Council Suspends Oluwo of Iwo

By NIyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The controversial Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. The suspension decision was reached Friday at the State’s traditional rulers emergency meeting which held at Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. The crucial meeting was presided […]

Randy UNILAG Lecturer, Baruwa Bags 21-Years Imprisonment for Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, to 21- year imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa of a one-count charge of rape brought against him. The judge said: “the prosecution has proven his […]

Bayelsa Assembly Elects New Speaker, Deputy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected Abraham Ingobere of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as its new speaker. African Examiner reports that, Mr Ingobere, member representing Brass Constituency 3, is a third-term legislator and a former deputy speaker of the House before his emergence as the speaker. Mr Micheal Ogbere, […]

Senate Probes GSM Operators Over Drop Calls

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has asked the GSM operators in the country to refund to their customers money which they paid on drop calls. The public hearing was conducted by joint Senate committees on Communications, Trade and Investment. According to the chairperson of the Senate Committee on communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the session […]

Activist Slams N20m Suit On Enugu Govt Over Tax, Levies Collection

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  human Rights activist in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Barrister Eze Josiah Abuchi, has sued the governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led government for N20 million over lack of powers to impose, collect any tax and levy outside the approved  list for collection acts, laws of the federation 2004 , […]

FG, States, LGA’s Share N647.35 Billion For January, Says FAAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s Federal, States and Local governments Wednesday shared the sum of N647.35 billion for the month of January, 2020 as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting ended in Lagos. The sum shared is 9.63 per cent – lower than the N716.29 billion shared in December 2019. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of […]

Buhari Removes NDDC Boss, Appoints Professor Pondei As Interim MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced Barr. Joy Nunieh with Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The development followed the approval by Mr. President, with respect to the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC). According to a statement signed Wednesday by his Special Assistant […]

UK Stops Visas For Low Skilled Workers in Post-Brexit Immigration Policies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Kingdom UK authority has declared that low-skilled workers would no longer be granted visas under the post-Brexit immigration plans. Consequently, employers have been urged to “move away” from relying on “cheap labour” from Europe and invest in retaining staff and developing automation technology. The UK Home Office said the EU and […]

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing on Ihedioha’s Appeal Till March 2

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of appeal by the recently sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha till March 2, 2020. Mr. Ihedioha approached the apex court with an application to reverse itself on the judgement which ousted him from the office as Governor on January 14, 2020. The Supreme Court […]

JAMB Registers Over 2 Million for 2020 UMTE; Conducts Mocks For 350,000 Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said the conduct of its mock examination for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates is hitch-free. The Board’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the NAN. JAMB Spokesperson explained that the 2020 […]

Lagos State Government Confirms First Lassa Fever Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has confirmed the first case in the city of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever, generally called Lassa Fever. The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this early hours of Wednesday (today), in a statement. Prof. Abayomi affirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. […]

WAEC Delists 37 Secondary Schools Over Examination Malpractices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 37 secondary schools in Benue State, North central Nigeria over alleged examination malpractices. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, disclosed this to journalists Tuesday. Following the development, the Commissioner hinted that the government had concluded plans to demote 37 principals of the affected […]

Visa Ban On Nigeria Temporary, Says US Ambassador

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has said that the immigrant visa ban placed on Nigeria was a temporary policy that will be reviewed when Nigerian government meets certain conditions. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, stated this during a visit to the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige. “I need to clarify […]

ECOWAS Health Ministers Step up Measures to Tackle Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures and response to the ongoing Covid-19 (Coronavirus) epidemic in China, Ministers of Health in west Africa region have emphasized the urgency of the current situation as they  agreed on strategies for protecting the population of the region. Nigeria Minister of State for Health Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora made this […]

Court Halts INEC From Parties’ De-Registration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering political parties. The Monday ruling followed the suit filed by the oppositions against the electoral body’s move. Justice Anwuli Chikere held that since the plaintiff had failed to oppose the application by the applicants, the affected […]

Amaechi Debunks Kidnap, Attack Report; Says It’s Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transport, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has dismissed and described as fake news, the story making the round that he escaped attack by the suspected kidnappers and bandits at a train Station in Kaduna last weekend. Activist and Co-Convener of the #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, Aisha Yesufu, had taken to her […]

Mbaka Distances Self From “Fake Prophesy” on New Bayelsa Governor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prophetic Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Southeast, Nigeria has denied  a recent purported prophesy in the social media alleging that he declared that  the new Bayelsa state  governor, Senator Diri Douye will stay only two months in office. The fiery Roman Catholic Cleric, had during […]

Nigeria Will Meet Its Membership Commitments To Foreign Organisations, Says Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to meet outstanding financial commitments to the various international organisations and bodies to which Nigeria belongs. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,  Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, disclosed this at a meeting in Abuja with the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

I Learnt Alot From Dickson While Serving Bayelsa Under Him For 8 Years, Says Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has profoundly thanked former governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.  He said the immediate past governor first appointed him as his Senior Special Assitant on Media, later […]

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