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Senate to Investigate NEMA Over Alleged Selective Disaster Response

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate has directed its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency over disaster response in 2019. This was even as the chamber directed the NEMA to immediately implement a response programme for the flood disaster that affected various […]

Senate Probes Gencos, Discos Over Poor Power Supply

…Committee To Submit Report In 4 Weeks (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the activities of power generating and distribution companies with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in Nigeria. The investigating committee has four weeks to submit its report to the Senate for […]

21 Ibadan ‘Kings’ Installed By Ajimobi Lose Crowns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fifty-three months after they were elevated and coronated as crown wearing obas (Kings) in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a State High Court judge, Justice A. Aderemi on Tuesday sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In granting the terms of settlement jointly filed by the State Government […]

Enugu Police Parade 36 Suspected Criminals, Recover Assorted Arms

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command, South- East Nigeria, on Tuesday, paraded a total of 36 criminals arrested over their involvement in various crimes in parts of the state within the past one month. Parading the suspects at the state police headquarters in Enugu after briefing newsmen on activities of the command […]

Nigerian Army Decorates 23 New Generals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, decorated the newly promoted Major Generals and Brigadier Generals with their new ranks. The decorated generals comprising one major general and 22 brigadier generals. About 34 brigadier generals and 47 colonels were recently promoted to the next rank of major general and […]

Tottenham Fires Pochettino Over Poor Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has fired by the club a disappointing start to the season, the Premier League club said on Tuesday. The Argentine, appointed by the north London club in 2014, had turned Tottenham into a force in England and took them to the Champions League final in June. Results […]

Dickson Inaugurates 41-Member Transition Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday inaugurated a 41-member Transition Committee in readiness for the inauguration of the incoming administration in the state. Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the Nov. 16 governorship election and is slated to assume office on Feb. 14, 2020. The committee which […]

Lagos Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja. Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday […]

OPINION: Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu: Politics with Potentials, Dignity And Results

 Photo: Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu during the just concluded Kogi governorship and senatorial elections. By Igho Akengha, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Politicians all over the world are interestingly different. Some politicians are mere noise makers and attention seekers. In most cases, characters under this category are lightweight when it comes to ratings and delivery of critical […]

UNGA President To Pay First Official Visit To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, will on Wednesday begin a five-day official visit to Nigeria. His spokesperson, Ms Reem Abaza, said in a statement on Monday that the PGA was travelling to his home country to participate in a meeting of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing […]

Bayelsa: Governor Dickson Made APC Victory Much Easier, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President […]

EFCC Says Imo Has Highest Cases Of Cybercrimes In South East

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Monday said that Imo State, South- East Nigeria, presently has the highest number of Cybercrime cases in  the Geo Political zone, just as the agency has recorded a total of 90 convictions between January till date in the region. It […]

Buhari Congratulates Bayelsa Governor-Elect David Lyon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the Nov. 16 election in Bayelsa, David Lyon, on his victory.  Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.  The President also commended APC supporters in particular and Nigerians in […]

BREAKING: APC Candidates Win Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the governorship election held in Kogi State on Nov. 16.  The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who announed the results in Lokoja on Monday said that Bello polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the People’s […]

PDP Candidate Rejects Kogi Governorship Election Results 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada has rejected results so far released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election.    Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, Wada said that the results were doctored to favour Gov. Yahaya Bello of APC.    He alleged that the APC massively rigged the election in Kogi Central where the governor came […]

In Kogi, INEC Says 30 Missing Elections Staff Found 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The missing ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), in Kogi State Governorship election have been found.  The staff, numbering 30, were reported found around 1am Sunday during the final collation of results in Olamaboro local government.  The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the development in a statement issued Sunday.  Oyekanmi said: […]

Kogi: INEC Declares West Senatorial District Contest Inconclusive   

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the senatorial election in Kogi West district held last Saturday – November 16, 2019 inconclusive.  INEC Returning officer, Mr. Olayinde Lawal said the declaration was due to the fact that the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party […]

Bayelsa Guber: INEC Declares APC Candidate, David Lyon Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Governorship election Chief David Lyon, has been declared the winner.  Lyon won in six out of the eight Local Council areas of the south south state. His closest rival, Senator Douye Diri, the candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in both Sagabama and Kolokuma/Opokuma LGAs.  The […]

Kogi Election: Minister of State FCT Wins Polling Unit, Ward for APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has delivered both her ward and polling unit to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the official results announced by the Independent National electoral commission, (INEC) at the minister’s Yagba polling unit, APC scored 350 votes, […]

Appeal Court Sacks 2 Reps Member In Imo, Orders Fresh Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to power […]

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