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Enugu Sports Club Gears Up For Hosting Of  Davis Cup Tennis Tournament

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Impressed by the proactiveness of the Enugu Sports club in the game of Tennis, under the watch of its incumbent chairman, Chief Ben Etiaba, the Nigeria Tennis Federation, NTF, says it is considering  attracting the famous  international Davis Cup Tennis Tournament to Enugu. It said if put together, […]

Abia Councilor Killed in Kerosene Explosion

From Ignatius Okpara  ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lawmaker in Obingwa Council Area of Abia State, South- East Nigeria, Obioma Ali has been killed by kerosene explosion. Ali died Tuesday at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, ABSU. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the local government area lawmaker, who represented Isiala Itu, Ward 12, was […]

APC Ready to Participate in Enugu Local Government Polls

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its readiness to participate in the proposed local government area election in the state, just as it retreated her  her determination to wrestle power from the ruling  Peoples Democratic party PDP in 2019. However, as part […]

Igbo Quit Notice: Ohaneze Hits Security Agencies, Hails Afenifere, Northern Governors

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Leadership of the Igbo umbrella body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has frowned at the failure of security agencies in arresting the Arewa Youths involved in the quit notice recently issued to Igbos resident in the Northern part of Nigeria. President General of the Organization, Chief John Nnia Nwodo […]

Police in Imo Parade Widow for Buying Kidnapped 10 Month-old Baby

From  Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Imo state police Command at the  weekend paraded a widow identified as Ogechi Chukwuocha, for buying a 10- month old baby for 650, 000 naira in the state. Also paraded alongside the middled-age woman were two of her accomplices whose  names were given as Callister Igwe and Chimezie Okafor, […]

INTERVIEW: PDP Dead, Decimated in Enugu, Nwoye Insists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In the last few months, Enugu state which is governed by the crisis-ridden People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has witnessed an unprecedented defection of its members to the ruling All progressive Congress APC. Some of the notable chieftains of the party in the area that have pitched tents with the chief John Oyegun […]

Herdsmen Attacks: Women, Youths Stage Nude Protests In Anambra

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Dozens of youths and women in Umuoba Anam community in Anambra East council  Area of Anambra State, South- East Nigeria, Thursday staged a nude protest against their traditional ruler, Igwe G.A. Ekwealor, whom they accused of allegedly supporting activities of rampaging herdsmen in the area. The protesters said […]

Land Dispute: Ex-Enugu Finance Commissioner Threatens Legal Action Against Catholic Church

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Enugu state commissioner for finance and lands, Deacon Okey Ogbodo and family have threatened a legal action against a Catholic church in Enugu over alleged trespass and destruction of  properties in their ancestral land. They also accused the parish in question, St. Patrick Catholic church Onah Lane, […]

Tension in Abia Assembly Over Speaker’s Impeachment

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Enugu Nigeria (African Examiner) – Tension has enveloped the Abia state House of Assembly, following the impeachment of its Speaker, Martins Okechukwu Azubuike, on Thursday by 20 out of 24 members of the legislature. For fear of uncertainty, armed security men have taken over premises of the House. The Deputy Majority leader of […]

2 People Lost their Lives In Enugu Over 500 Naira

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was pandemonium on Thursday at the New Garriki Market, Awkunanaw, in Enugu when two men lost their lives over N500.00. (five hundred naira). African Examiner gathered that trouble started when a man bought a cow at the market and paid N500 for its slaughtering, but an argument […]

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 […]

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