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FG Seeks Onnoghen’s Arrest Over Absence in Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the embattled former Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Walter Onnoghen continues to stay away from the court, the prosecution Counsel has applied to the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to issue warrant arrest on him. Tuesday’s absence was the fourth time the suspended CJN has failed to appear in court. The […]

Onnoghen Gets Fresh Query from NJC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Judicial Council, NJC, has issued a fresh query to the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The query was sequel to the petition sent to the council by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. The NJC, which took the decision after its meeting in Abuja on Monday, asked […]

Dickson Accuses Sylva, Lokpobiri of Using President’s Visit to Foment Trouble in Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor òf Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson has raised the alarm that leaders of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Timipre Sylva and Minister of State for Agriculture, Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri are trying to use the proposed visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Bayelsa to foment crisis. The Governor said […]

Nigerian Passport Issued Abroad Rejected for Banking Identification

…As Nigerian Immigration Service Fails to Syncronise it for Validation By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For over three months, a customer of one of the commercial banks has not been able to reactivate his dormant account as the bank says it is unable to validate his Nigerian International Passport presented for identification. The customer, […]

Leah Sharibu’s Death Report Fake, Ploy by Opposition to Tarnish FG’s Image

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government says the social media report on the death of the abducted Dapchi school girl, Leah Sharibu, is fake and ploy by political opposition to tarnish the Administration’s image ahead of the general elections. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government’s position at a media […]

APC to Hold Special Meeting with Candidates, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress, APC, party, will hold a special meeting with its candidates for the general election coming up in few days. A statement by its Deputy Director, Press and Information, Edegbe Odemwingie, said the meeting would take place at the party’s National Secretariat today, Sunday 10th of February, 2019. The […]

Imo Guber Race: Okorocha Strikes Deal with PDP Over Son-in-Law

…To Finance PDP Campaign (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha is in secret talks with the leadership of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) for the realisation of the governorship ambition of his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, sources said in Abuja on Saturday Sources in Imo State Government House said that in the unfolding scenario, […]

2019: Nigerian-American Press Association Calls for Free, Fair, Credible Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rising from an Extra-Ordinary Board Emergency meeting on ‘State of the Nation in Nigeria and 2019 Elections’ at the end of its 6th Annual General Convention, Nigerian-American Press Association  has called for credible, free and fair election in 2019. The group also urges the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure that […]

Nigeria monarch, Olowu of Owu-Okuta  Canvasses Support For Military’s Fight Against Terrorism

Photo: The Olowu of Owu-Okuta, Oba Adekunle Oyelude Makama …Urges Politicians to Leave Military Out of Partisan Politics  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the countdown to Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election holds in February 16 to elect Africa’s most populous black nation’s president between the two main contenders, incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari under the aegis of  All […]

 Despite Many Court Orders, INEC Won’t Postpone Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) does not intend to postpone any of the elections as a result of court orders coming close to election schedules, the Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said. Yakubu made the position known at a National Stakeholders’ Forum for 2019 General Elections, organised by the Commission on […]

Nigeria, Lebanon Partner on Diaspora Investment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –    Nigeria and Lebanon are in the process of increasing the investment potentials of their Diaspora for the development of both countries. The Lebanon Ambassador to Nigeria, Amb. Houssam Diak gave this assurance when he paid a courtesy visit on Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and […]

IG Orders Posting of Newly Promoted AIGs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered the posting of the newly promoted Assistant Inspectors-General of Police (AIGs). A statement by the Force Spokesman, ACP Frank Mba disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja. He said AIGs Wilson Inalegwu was posted to Zone 9, Umuahia, Abdul Danwawo, AIG Maritime, […]

Enugu APC Crisis: Senator Eze Faults Court Verdict, To Appeal Judgement

…Set Up Campaign Council By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state governorship candidate of the All progressive congress APC, Senator Ayogu Eze, has faulted Tuesday’s Abuja Federal High Court judgement delivered against him, describing it as  an atrocity, just as he inaugurates his campaign council. Justice I. Ekwo of the Federal High […]

UBA Commences Full Banking Operations in Mali

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The pan African financial institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc on Monday commenced full banking operations in Mali, extending its footprint and fulfilling the aspiration of deepening banking penetration in Africa. The launch of UBA Mali brings to 20, the number of African countries, where the Group currently operates, with global […]

2019: Bayelsa PDP Takes Campaign to Brass

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the general elections, the people of Brass local government have been urged to vote for candidates of the People’s Democratic Party in order to attract more development to their area. The State Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (rtd) made the call on Monday when he led members of […]

Rivers:  Appeal Court Grants Stay of Execution Of Judgment On APC Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal on Monday in Port Harcourt granted a stay of execution on the judgment of a Federal High Court which nullified the primaries of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers. Justice Kolawole Omotosho of the Federal High Court had declared APC ineligible to present candidates for the general elections […]

2019: Southeast Town Union Leaders Endorse Atiku, Obi Ticket

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The amalgamation of town unions in the South east geopolitical zone of Nigeria, under the auspices of Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU) has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic party PDP Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi. They said the […]

2019: Southeast Group Drums Igbo Support for Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pressure group, Zikist-Buharist Movement (ZBM), has called on the people of the South-East geo-political zone to vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 16 presidential election. The Secretary of the movement, Mr Godwin Onwusi, made the call in a statement titled: “2023 President will Turn to Ndigbo,” and issued […]

Osinbajo, Others Survive Helicopter Crash in Kogi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday survived an helicopter accident at Kabba in Kogi. African Examiner gathered that the chopper carrying the Vice President had crash landed after a landing incident, but everyone is safe. All the passengers in the flight survived the accident unhurt but the helicopter was badly damaged. Meanwhile, the Vice […]

Bayelsa Medical Varsity Gets NUC Approval

…As Commission Issues Recognition Letter to Governor Dickson (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Universities Commission has recognized the establishment of the Bayelsa Medical University, Yenagoa. The Executive Secretary of the NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, issued the letter of recognition of the varsity to a high-powered delegation led by the State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake […]

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