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Sultan, Onaiyekan Lead Religious Leaders’ Parley on Peaceful Elections

(AFRICAN EXAAMINER) – Determined to ensure peaceful general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan will Wednesday lead religious leaders across the nation in a two day conference on role of interfaith communities during the polls. Coming under the auspices of the General Assembly […]

Scores Killed in Kenya Terrorists’ Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many people have been killed by suspected militants who attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunfire and blasts were heard inside the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has been speculated to be responsible […]

Enugu APC Condemns Alleged Burning of PDP Campaign Vehicles

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All progressive congress (APC) has condemned the alleged burning of PDP campaign vehicles in Enugu, contending that the wave of ‘’sponsored political attacks on politically exposed persons and facilities’’ is unacceptable and highly detrimental to the development of the State democratic processes It therefore, […]

Police Nab Suspected Killers Of Ekiti Lawmaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti Police Command Tuesday announced that it had arrested a six-man robbery gang that allegedly killed Mr. Michael Adedeji, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state House of Assembly. Late Adedeji, who until his murder was representing Ekiti Southwest Constituency (II), was shot in the head by the hoodlums […]

Buhari Okays Mohammad Abubakar As Acting IGP

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA. NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed and decorated Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Adamu as the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). The unveiling and decoration ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at the State House, FCT, Abuja after an emergency Federal Executive council (FEC) meeting. Adamu replaced the immediate past IGP, Mr. […]

Army Inaugurates Fresh Operation Python Dance to Stem Electoral Violence

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has inaugurated Operation Python Dance III to check criminal activities and ensure peaceful conduct during the forthcoming general elections in Borno. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Maj.–Gen. Bulama Biu, announced this Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital at the inauguration of the exercise. He […]

False Assets Declaration: Court Halts Onnoghen’s CCT Trial Till Jan 17

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Federal Government (FG) through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN last Friday. Justice […]

Opposition, Action Alliance Drums Support for Atiku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Action Alliance (AA) on Monday reaffirmed its support for the Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming Presidential election. The AA National Chairman, Chief Kenneth Udeze, announced this at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. “We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and […]

Crisis Erupts at APC Rally In Owerri

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A rally organised on Saturday by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, suffered a crisis. Reports say supporters of the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Mr Hope Uzodinma, and those of his Action Alliance (AA) counterpart, Mr Uche Nwosu, engaged in a fight at the APC women […]

Rumblings Over TFP Surveillance Contract, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) issued a press statement on December 3, 2018, to explain the rationale behind its proposed Trans Forcados Pipeline surveillance contract award to Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), I had thought the explanation would suffice to assuage the sense of loss and pains experienced by the […]

South South Govs Hold Emergency Meeting Over Onoghen’s CCT Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting of the Forum for Sunday. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relation’s to the Governor òf Bayelsa State, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, stated that the security of the Niger Delta, during and after the election, the issue of derivation, and recent development […]

CJN Faces CCT Trial Over Alleged False Assets Declaration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has constituted a panel to hear allegation of false asset declaration and operation of several accounts against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr. Walter Onnoghen. This was disclosed in a statement issued Saturday by the CCT’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-Hassan. The body […]

Buhari Appoints Umar El-Yakub as SSA On NASS

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). The appointment according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the President’s SA on Media and Publicity; Mr. Femi Adeshina followed the resignation of the immediate past aide in […]

PDP Takes Campaign to Lafia; Speaks on Why Buhari Must Go

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to come out and engage the people with his record of performance if any and stop hiding in the Villa. Prince Secondus said that Nigerians must elect a President they can see, feel, a President […]

Outcry as Opposition Candidate Wins DR Congo Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The electoral officials have declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of DR Congo’s Presidential election. The announcement which was made overnight, sparked accusations of an “electoral coup” from runner-up Martin Fayulu. Similarly, the Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors. The ruling party, […]

Lack of Reliable Database Delaying Diaspora Voting Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen, says lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of Diaspora Voting by Nigerians outside their homeland. Okoyen, who said this when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, U.S. chapter visited Nigeria House in New York, stressed the […]

Corps Member Arraigned in Osun Over Reckless Driving, Manslaughter

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 29-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Odedele Feranmi, who alleged to have killed a 16-year-old boy with his car, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court. The accused whose address was not given, is facing a two-count change of reckless driving and manslaughter. The police […]

Sylva, A Desperate Politician Under Threat From His Conscience – Dickson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday described former Governor Timipre Sylva as an unpopular and desperate politician whose conscience remains his greatest threat. Dickson said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. FIdelis Soriwei, that Sylva cuts the gnawing image of a troubled man […]

Secondus Insists No PDP Governor Working with APC, Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has berated President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for trying to give a mistaken impression that they are popular when the hand writing on the wall is clear that the people have outrightly rejected them. […]

Police Declare NURTW Chieftain, “Seigo” Wanted Over Lagos APC Rally Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspects and declared wanted a chieftain of NURTW, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, over the disruption of APC rally in Lagos on Tuesday. The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the […]

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