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Imo Guber: Ararume Heads to Tribunal, Wants Nullification of Ihedioha’s Victory

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the last general election in Imo State, south east Nigeria, Senator Ifeanyi Araraume, has approached the state Election Petition Tribunal, asking for an order to void the Certificate of Return issued to Hon. Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), […]

Atiku Disowns ‘The PUKKA’ Posters in Abuja, Yola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Atiku Abubakar has disowned campaign posters titled “The Pukka’’ that festooned some of the major streets of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja. Atiku disowned the posters in a statement issued by his Media Adviser, Mr. Paul Ibe, Wednesday. Pukka, an Hindi word, […]

Security: Buhari Abruptly Cuts Short Dubai Trip, Returns To Abuja Tuesday Night

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has cut short his trip to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as he returned to Abuja Tuesday night, a day ahead of schedule. Investigations revealed that President’s decision to round hastily round off his official engagements in Dubai might not be unconnected with ravaging insecurity in Zamfara, […]

INEC Fixes Nov. 2 For Governorship Election in Kogi, Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Nov. 2 for the conduct of the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states. The commission disclosed this in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, on Tuesday in Abuja. Okoye said that the […]

Kajuru: 21 People Killed in Fresh Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Police Command Monday confirmed the Killing of 21 persons and rustling of 50 cows in an attack by gunmen in Banono and Anguwan Aku villages in Kajuru Local Government Area of the State. The Command’s Public Relations officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo, gave the confirmation in a statement issued Tuesday in […]

Senate Confirms Nomination Of NEDC Heads

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Maj.-Gen. Paul Tarfa (rtd.) as Chairman of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). Similarly, the Senate confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Alkali as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the NEDC, alongside nine members. The Tuesday’s confirmation followed presentation of report by Chairman, Senate […]

JAMB: NSCDC Deploys 39 Operatives to Monitor 2019 UTME

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has deployed 39 personnel to provide security for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in different parts of the state. The Corps Commandant Mr. Phillip Ayuba made the disclosure Tuesday in Minna, the State capital during an interview. Ayuba explained that […]

Lingering Communal Feud Claims 8 Lives in Ebonyi

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renewed communal crisis between people of Ikwo and Abakaliki council Areas of Ebonyi state, south -east Nigeria, has claimed 8 lives including a three-year-old child and wife of a serving police officer. African Examiner gathered that the victims were burnt to ashes weekend during the renewed feud which has […]

Strange Fire Guts Imo Airport, Destroys VIP Lounge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some parts of the Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri, Imo capital was gutted by fire which was reported to have started by 2:00pm on Monday. The Director of the State Fire Service, Mr Japheth Okoroafor stated that the fire started as a result of electrical problems. He lamented that the fire service […]

NRC Reacts as Train Crushes Beggar to Death in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday confirmed a passenger train crushed a beggar to death at Muslim area of Lagos. Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager (RDM) of the corporation, made confirmation while addressing newsmen on the incident in Lagos. Reports say an Ijoko to Iddo bound Mass Transit Train […]

Police Nab Businessman Over Wife’s Death at Village Shrine

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Policemen in Enugu state, south East Nigeria, have nabbed an Onitsha-based businessman, who gave his name as Mr. Ikechukwu Odoh, over alleged complicity in the murder of his wife, Mrs. Chinenye Odoh, who was shot dead by a young man at a shrine located at Obollo Afor, in Udenu […]

 NIS Tasks Its Officers On Professionalism, Dedication To Duty

…As Enugu Comptroller Bows Out Of Service (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has tasked its officers and men to  always make professionalism and  dedication to duty its watch word while  serving their father land. Assistant Comptroller – General of NIS in a charge of zone (G,) Benin, Edo state, south – south […]

Chibok, Dapchi Representatives Visit Synagogue to Pray for Leah Sharibu’s Release

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Representatives of Chibok in Borno and Dapchi in Yobe on Sunday sought spiritual help at The Synagogue, the Church of All Nations, at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos to pray for the release of Leah Sharibu and other students kidnapped by Boko Haram. The representatives who carried several placards told the General Overseer, Prophet Temitope Joshua, […]

Watford Breeze Into FA Cup Final In Impressive Fightback

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Watford produced one of the great FA Cup comebacks by coming from two goals down to beat Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-2 after extra time of a memorable semi-final at Wembley Stadium. Two-goal substitute Gerard Deulofeu proved Watford’s hero on Sunday as they reached the English FA Cup final for the first time in […]

Dickson Offers Automatic Employment to Beneficiaries Of Bayelsa Scholarship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 307 products of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme who have concluded their doctorate degree and master decree programmes in various disciplines in universities across the world. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, […]

“Make Enugu Trade Fair Complex Befitting Like That of Lagos, Kaduna”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 and 30th edition of the Enugu international trade fair has commenced at its permanent site, with some foreign exhibitors in attendance, just as its management appeals to the federal government to make the site befitting as those of Lagos and Kaduna. Meanwhile, leadership of the fair, the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, […]

Senate: Court Dismisses Nnaji’s Suit Against Ex-Governor Nnamani

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The senator representing Enugu east senatorial district in the National Assembly (NASS) Senator Gilbert Nnaji, Friday lost his bid to upturn the People’s Democratic Party PDP ticket given to ex- governor of Enugu state, Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani for the just concluded general election. Nnaji, who is the chairman senate committee on […]

Nigeria’s Total Debt Now N24.38tn -DMO

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ms Patience Oniha, Director-General, Debt Management Office (DMO), says the total public debt of Nigeria as at Dec. 31, 2018 is N24.38 trillion. Oniha, who made the disclosure during a news conference on Thursday in Abuja, said that the figure comprised of debt owed by the Federal Government, States and Federal Capital […]

Brutality: Police Sack, Hand Over Kolade Johnson’s Killer for Prosecution

By Tajudeen Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police authority has sacked its officer, an Inspector, Ogunyemi Olalekan who killed last Sunday, a 36-year old man, Kolade Johnson at Onipetesi, Mangoro, Ikeja area of Lagos. The Adjudicating Officer, in the Orderly Room trial which commenced sitting Monday, April 1 and ended Thursday April 4, 2019, […]

4 Students Die for Allegedly Using Sex Enhanced Drugs

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, four students of Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, south East Nigeria, have lost their lives after allegedly consuming large doses of sex enhancers, alcohol and hard drugs. A source close to the institution revealed to newsmen on Thursday that the ugly incident occurred Tuesday at Sunshine Hostel, Umuchima in Ihiagwa, […]

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