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JAMB may Scrap Uniform Admission Cut-Off Points


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has hinted about the possibility of reversing the policy which allows uniform cut-off points for candidates, writing Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination to seek admission into tertiary institutions in the country. This hint was given Sunday in a statement issued in […]

Ebonyi Bans Consumption of Foreign Rice to Boost Local Production


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Ebonyi As part of measure to promote the popular local “Abakaliki rice”, the Governor David Umahi, led administration in Ebonyi State, south east Nigeria has banned consumption of foreign rice at public functions in the area. He announced this weekend after inspecting the Iboko and Ikwo rice mill clusters in the state. […]

ANALYSIS: Mrs. Buhari’s Anger And Opposition’s Grandstanding


By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are many worrisome developments which have recently unfolded and still ongoing in the country. One of them was the controversial response by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, during her recent interview with the BBC. That Mrs. Buhari took her […]

An African Peeps into The World In 2017, By Owei Lakemfa


The world is at war. In most parts, this year  that marks the Centenary of the First World War, is witnessing horrendous conflicts. In that war, the main actors proclaimed, ‘no more wars!’  Twenty three years later, they were back in a ‘war to end all wars’ When the Cold War was said to have ended two […]

Again, EFCC Arrests Fani-Kayode In Lagos


By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos. The former Minister was arrested Friday by the EFCC officials around 2pm outside the premises of a Federal High Court, along Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, […]

Umahi Freezes EBSU Accounts, Sacks Bursar, Lecturers Over Leadership Row


By Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi, has frozen all the bank accounts of the State owned University (EBSU), sacked the institution’s Bursar, Mr. Chris Nguta, and the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Chairman, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi. The development followed the present impasse […]

Guber Poll: Bayelsa PDP Dismisses APC Allegation, Insists Sylva Wants to Bribe S’Court Justices 


BALTIMORE. MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has condemned in its entirety, a statement by the All Progressives Party (APC) that, it will expose every move by the PDP to bribe Justices of the Supreme Court to swing the State Governorship appeal before the apex court in favour of […]

Budget Padding: Jibrin Withdraws Suit Challenging House On Suspension


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. AbdulMumin Jibrin has withdrawn his suit, challenging his recent suspension by the lower legislative chamber, from a Federal High Court, Abuja. Following the announcement of notice to this effect by Jibri’s Counsel, Mr. Chukuma Nwachukwu, Justice John Tsoho Friday at the […]

Ex-Arsenal Keeper Seaman, Calls For Wenger’s Contract Renewal


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Arsenal Goalkeeper David Seaman has urged the English club side to renew contract with the Manger, Arsene Wenger. Seaman said: “I hope he stays, they should go all out to keep him.” The 66-year-old Manager has won nine major trophies with Arsenal and marked his 20 years in charge, […]

US Election 2016: Trump Insists There’s Grand Plan To Compromise Poll


LBALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Republican Presidential candidate Mr. Donald Trump has maintained his ground that there is a grand plan to rig the approaching Election. Consequently, Trump threatened at the last leg of the Presidential debate, that he would reject the outcome of the poll slated for November 8, 2016. Mr. Trump told […]

Buhari Sends 46 Nominees to Senate for Ambassadorial Appointment


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buahari has sent 46 nominees to the Senate, to seek approval for Ambassadorial appointment. The President’s letter of nomination was read Thursday at the upper legislative chamber plenary session. The list of nominees with their States is as follows: Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara) Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto) […]

Corruption: EFCC Recovers Over N244 Million from South-East Governors, Ex-governors


By IGNATIUS OKPARA,Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, says it has recovered over two hundred and forty four million, five hundred and seventy four thousand, five hundred and eighty seven, twenty kobo, N244,574,587.20 from those that looted government treasury and other sources in the south east geo political […]

NAFDAC Confiscates N68m Worth of Fake Products At Enugu  Airport


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Agency for Food  Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs and other unwholesome products valued sixty eight million, two hundred and sixty four thousand naira (N68, 264,000.00) at Akanu-Ibiam International Airport Enugu. Disclosing this to newsmen in Enugu Wednesday, NAFDAC Deputy Director Port […]

$3.9B Capital Flight: Senate Hires Foreign Forensic Experts To Probe Minister, Others


Ayodele Afolabi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, has flown in International Forensic Experts for probe of the alleged $3.9billion Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), the current Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and others carried out between 2006 and 2016. The Minister of Trade […]

Chibok: Buhari Reaffirms FG Pledge To Rehabilitate Freed Girls


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the Federal Government (FG) pledge to shoulder the personal, educational upkeep, as well as ensure the realization of the professional goals and life ambitions of the just freed Chibok girls. Mr. President made the assurance Wednesday at the reception held in honour […]

Breaking: Ambode Sacks 3 Commissioners, Reshuffles Cabinet


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Exactly one year after constituting his Executive Council, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet dropping three commissioners. Those dropped are: Tourism commissioner – Mr Folorunsho Folarin- Coker; Finance commissioner – Dr Mustapha Akinkunmi  and Transportation commissioner , Dr Ekundayo Mobereola. In a Press […]

Leave Supreme Court Out Of Your Dirty Politics, Group Tells Sylva


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A socio-cultural group, Niger Delta Peace and Justice Movement, has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, accusing him of playing games with the judiciary from the Election Petition Tribunal, Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court, […]

Judge Arrested By DSS Withdraws From Dasuki’s Arms Scandal Trial


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has withdrawn from the alleged corruption suit filed against the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Justice Ademola is one of the seven controversial judges recently arrested, across the country over alleged bribery collection and other […]

Senate Approves Buhari’s Nomination Of 2 Justices For Supreme Court


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed nomination of Justices Eko Ejembi and Amina Augie for appointment into the Supreme court. Senate President Bukola Saraki read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter on the nomination last week during one of the upper legislative chamber plenary session. While Justice Ejembi hails from Benue State, North central, […]

Lagos Approves N380m For Bursary, Scholarship Payments


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has approved the payment of N300 million for bursary and local scholarship awards to indigenes of the State in tertiary institutions across the country. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, confirmed this to journalists Monday. The Governor’s aide disclosed that the […]

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