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Fuel Strike: Enugu Workers Snub NLC, Resume Offices


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nationwide strike called by the comrade Ayuba Wabba led faction of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the recent hike in the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also called petrol; new Minimum Wage, among other demands Wednesday was a failure in Enugu State, as […]

Enugu Police Arrest Woman For Using Hot Electric Iron On House Help


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Enugu state police command have arrested a 35 year old woman, identified as Nneka Ifeoze, from Nkwere in Imo state but resides in Enugu, for allegedly using a hot electric pressing Iron on her house help. The inhuman act, according to the police, has thrown the victim, a 9 year old […]

EXCLUSIVE: Supremacy Battle Tears Ebonyi Emergency Agency Apart, As Two Clerics Fight Dirty


By Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki The Executive Secretary of Ebonyi state Emergency Management Agency, (SEMA), Pastor Ken Oziomaeze and its Chairman, Evangelist Ephraim Ononye, are presently fighting each other to finish over who controls the outfit. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered from a source close to the agency that the cold war between the two leaders of the […]

Police In Abia Arrest Grandmother Who sold Grandson For N100k To Ritualist


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia The Abia State police Command on Tuesday arrested a middled age grandmother,(names withheld) for allegedly selling her three-year-old grandson to a suspected ritualist. According to the police, the suspect hails from Onitsha Ngwa in Obingwa council Area of the State. Udeviotu Onyeke, the state police public Relations officer, PPRO disclosed this […]

EXCLUSIVE: Relocation Of Boko Haram Suspects To Ebonyi Prompts Massive Students Protest


By Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki Residents of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, mostly youths in tertiary institutions, have concluded plans to stage a state- wide protest over the recent alleged relocation of 47 members of Boko Haram insurgents from Anambra to the area. AFRICAN EXAMINER had earlier reported that there had been serious tension in the […]

Police Nab Two Members Of Deadly Kidnap, Robbery Gang In Enugu


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Police Operatives in Udenu Division of the Enugu State Command have nabbed two members of a notorious kidnap and armed robbery gang that have been terrorizing the area and its environs. The State Police Public Relations Officer, (PPRO), Ebere Amarizu, confirmed this to AFRICAN EXAMINER Monday in Enugu, the State capital. […]

Enugu FRSC Mobile Court Convicts 19 Motorists Over Traffic Offences


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Mobile Court has convicted 19 out of the 21 accused, it arrested last week for various traffic offences in Enugu state. State Sector Commander, David Mendie, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen weekend in Enugu. According to him, although, 21 traffic offenders were apprehended last […]

Confusion Ensues As UNTH Doctors Divided On Industrial Unrest


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Resident Doctors at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital UNTH Ituku/Ozalla Enugu are now at war with each other, following the decision of some members to back out of the ongoing three months strike action, while a faction vowed to continue with the unrest. Recall AFRICAN EXAMINER reported the strike when […]

Edo PDP Alleges FG’s Bailout Encourages Corruption


By Ignatius Okpara, Benin City The opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP) in Edo state, has faulted the recent bailout loan given to some States by the Federal Government to cushion the effects of dwindling oil revenue, noting that the development will encourage corruption. The State received the sum of N3.1bn to enable it meet up […]

Pro-Biafra Protest Turn Violent In Enugu, As Police Tear-gas, Arrest Members


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Police in Enugu on Tuesday descended on members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), as they fired canisters on the pro-Biafra protesters at the Government House, Enugu. AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent reported that dozens of the protesters, including three women were injured in the commotion. They were protesting the detention of the […]

Enugu Women Protest Against Fulani Herdsmen’s Destruction Of Farm Lands And Raping


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Dozens of women drawn from four local government Areas of Enugu State Tuesday staged a protest against incessant cases of rape and destruction of their farm lands by Fulani herdsmen. They therefore, called on the State Government to as a matter of urgency intervene on the matter, especially on rape issue […]

Council Boss Counts Losses To Flood In Anambra Communities


By Ignatius Okpara, Awka A devastating flood has wrecked serious havoc on seven communities in Anambra West Council Area, including submerging several buildings; destroying farmlands as well as household items valued at millions of naira. Chairman of the local government Area, Chief Simon Onuora, who spoke to newsmen weekend in Nzam near Onitsha, named the […]

UNTH Director Begs Striking Doctors To Go Back To Work


By Ignatius Okpara Management of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH), Ituku/Ozalla, Enugu has appealed to its striking Doctors to call off the industrial action and return to duty. The management said the call was in the interest of Nigerians, who are dying on daily basis as a result of the absence of doctors […]

Governor Ikpeazu Sends Commissioner-Nominees To Abia Assembly

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu

By Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia At last, the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu Wednesday submitted list of his Commissioner Nominees to the State House of Assembly for screening and confirmation. The list was submitted to Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon. Martins Azubuike, by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Hon. Chijioke Nwakodo and […]

Enugu House Wants To Stop Presentation Of Tax Evidence By Expectant Mothers To Access Medical Services


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State House of Assembly on Tuesday urged the executive arm to abolish the presentation of evidence of tax payment by expectant mothers,  as a precondition for accessing the state Free Maternal and Child Healthcare Programme in state-owned health facilities. The Free Maternal and Child […]

Woman Professor Drags Brothers To Court In Enugu Over Late Father’s Properties


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A renowned professor of pediatrics and senior consultant at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (UNTH) Enugu, Professor. Mrs. Henrietta Okafor, has dragged his younger brothers to a federal high court in Enugu, asking for take over of their late father’s company and assets. The plaintiff, […]

Analysis: Nigerian Army, Taking Medical Succour To Host Communities In Enugu


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Since the advent of the ongoing Nigeria’s democratic rule about sixteen years ago, the nation has continued to witness a great deal of improved  cordial Civil/military relationship, especially with the khaki uniform men,(Army) in parts of the country. The incessant cases of military brutality of bloody civilians as it is often […]

MASSOB Crisis Deepens As Anti  Uwazurike Faction Accuses Him Of Enriching Himself


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu The lingering leadership crisis rocking the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has worsened, as faction has accused its embattled leader, Chief Ralph Uwazurike of using the organization to enrich himself. The rival group, also alleged that Uwazurike, has been sacrificing his members for selfish gains. […]

DFID Raises Alarm Over High Rate Of Rape Cases  In South East, Nigeria


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Department For International Development, DFID funded Sexual Assault and Referral Centre, Tamar (SARC) Enugu, has raised the alarm over high rate of violence rape cases in South East, Nigeria, saying it has so far recorded no fewer than 320 abuses within one year of its […]

Armed Robbers Kill Four Policemen In Delta


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ugbolu community in Asaba, the Delta State capital was on friday thrown into confusion and anxiety, following the killing of four police men who were on patrol by heavily armed robbers. The hoodlums, shot the policemen dead, after disposing residents of the area of their belongings. […]

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