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Lagos Pipeline Explosion: PDP Faults Sanwo-Olu’s Presence At AFCON

Photo: Nigeria’s delegation at AFCON in Egypt: L-R; CBN Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Amaju Pinnick, Capt Hosa Okunboh, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Rep Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the visit of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s to Egypt for the on-going African Cup […]

CAN Expresses Concern Over Rape Scandal Against Coza Pastor

Photo: Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has expressed concerns over allegations of rape against Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo, the Senior Pastor  of Commonwealth of Zion Assembly (COZA), In a statement in Abuja by Joseph Daramola, Acting General Secretary, CAN was unhappy how some commentators and columnists have been insulting the […]

RUGA as Systemic Agenda to Islamise Sections Of Nigeria, Says  Igbo Leaders

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Association of South-East town unions (ASETU) has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to outrightly cancel the RUGA policy, saying the “mere suspension as announced is a pretentious half hearted measure designed to douse the overwhelming national opposition and anticipated revolt. It declared that the suspension “is also […]

Appoint Only Committed  Party Members as Ministers, Enugu APC Urges Buhari

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the new federal executive council (FEC), the Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint only core and committed members of the party as Ministers. It said the president should resist the temptation of bringing onboard those […]

AFCON 2019: Super Eagles Bundle Out Defending Champions, Cameroon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Super Eagles of Nigeria have defeated their Cameronian counterparts 3 – 2 to qualify for the quarterfinals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations, AFCON in Egypt.  The match was played at the Alexandria Stadium in the Egyptian city. Ighalo reacted brilliantly to fire a deflected shot into the net after […]

Osun: Adeleke Congratulates Governor Oyetola Over Supreme Court Judgement

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Nigerians react to the Supreme Court verdict of the 2018 Osun Governorship Election legal battle, Governor Oyetola’s challenger, former Senator Ademola Adeleke has congratulated the winner and wished him success in his tenure. Adeleke in a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr Olawale Rasheed, averred that his ambition to be the Governor […]

Reps Leadership: PDP Suspends Elumelu, 6 Other Members

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended a Federal Lawmaker representing Aniocha/Oshimili Federal constituency of Delta State in the House of Representatives, Mr Ndudi Elumelu and six other PDP members of the Lower chamber. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan announced the suspension Friday during a media briefing in […]

Buhari Reappoints Boss Mustapha as SGF, Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff

Photo: Malam Abba Kyari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Mr Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) to the President. Mr. President in a statement issued Friday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity; Garba […]

Osun Guber: Supreme Court Dismisses Adeleke’s Appeal, Upholds Oyetola’s Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal filed by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Osun State Governorship candidate former Senator Ademola Adeleke and upheld the victory of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The court in a split decision of five to two, Friday held that […]

BREAKING: Sen Abbo Apologises, Begs for Forgiveness Over Sex Toy Shop Attack

Photo: Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Elisha Ishaku Abbo (Adamawa) has apologized for his bad behaviour at a sex toy shop in Abuja in whose a CCTV footage of the incident has gone viral on the social media as well as online news platforms. At a press conference […]

BREAKING: Buhari Suspends Controversial RUGA Policy

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Few weeks after it announced the initiative, the Federal Government (FG) has suspended the planned Rural Grazing Areas (RUGA) project. President Muhammadu Buhari’s Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad confirmed the suspension Wedneasdy afternoon on his verified Twitter handle. “The Federal Government after consultations with stakeholders has suspended the RUGA Settlement Project, […]

IPMAN Describes Ugwuanyi’s Ban On Its Operations As Reckless

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Tagbo Osita Nnamani, led Enugu state branch of Independent  Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN, has condemned and faulted the recent banning of its operations in the state till further notice by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , whom it said do not have such powers, describing the action […]

Sex Toy Shop Attack: Atiku Asks Sen. Elisha Abbo to Publicly Apologise, Surrender to Police

Photo: Senator Senator Elisha Abbo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has reprimanded Senator Elisha Abbo asking him to publicly apologise to the woman he attacked in an Abuja sex toy shop and surrender himself to the police. Atiku, in a statement on Wednesday said he watched the video involving Abbo assaulting a woman, […]

2019 AFCON: Super Eagles Face Cameroon in Round Of 16

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Super Eagles will on Saturday play Cameroon in the round of 16 matches of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. The fixture was accomplished on Tuesday evening after Cameroon’s 0-0 draw with Benin Republic and Ghana’s 2-0 defeat of Guinea Bissau. The goalless draw condemned the cup holders to […]

Taraba Assembly Adopts Death Penalty for Kidnappers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Taraba House of Assembly on Tuesday amended the state Kidnapping and Abduction Prohibition Act 2010, to introduce death penalty and life imprisonment for offenders. Mr Charles Maijankai, Majority Leader and member representing Karim Lamido 1 constituency, moved the motion for the amendment of the Act which was seconded by Alhaji Bashir […]

Rape And The Senior Pastor of COZA, By Reuben Abati 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by the congregation as the anointed […]

N2.1b Money Laundering: Court Orders Release of Dokpesi’s International Passport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court in Abuja Tuesday granted an application for the release of the international passport of Founder of DAAR Communications Plc Raymond Dokpesi so as to enable him travel for medical check-up abroad. The matter which was slated for Dokpesi to enter his defence in the suit filed against him by […]

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan Announces New Principal Officers

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the 9th Senate, Ahmed Lawan has announced eight Principal Officers for the 9th Red Chamber. While announcing at the plenary Tuesday, Lawan listed Senator Abdullahi Abubakar Yahaya (Kebbi State) as the new Senate Leader and Ajayi Boroffice (Ondo State) as his Deputy. Former Abia State Governor, Orji […]

EFCC Sends 5 ‘Yahoo’ Boys to Prison In Enugu

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, on Monday secured five separate convictions against five young men before Justice N.I Buba of Federal High Court, sitting in Enugu, on five separate one-count charge, which all bordered on internet fraud. The convicts are, Orji Uchenna, Chime […]

Okorocha’s In-Law, Nwosu Accuses Ihedioha Of Unleashing Thugs on His Wife’s Business

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing war ranging between immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha and the incumbent governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, has worsened as the Action Alliance, (AA), governorship candidate during the last election in the state, Chief Uche Nwosu, has accused the serving governor  of sending political […]

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