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 Forgery Case: Senate Disagrees with SGF, Insists Senate on Trial 


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has disagreed with the claim by the Secretary to the Federal Government, Mr. David Babachir Lawal that the Senate is not the one on trial in the Forgery case instituted by the Attorney General of the Federation against the Senate President and his Deputy. A statement […]

Interview: I’m not Buhari’s Man — INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu


Interview by Edmund Obilo The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu in an exclusive  interview granted to IVOTES’ Editorial Board Chairman ,Edmund Obilo , has declared that he is not the president’s man. He spoke on a range of issues like the recent inconclusive elections in Kogi and Bayelsa states and […]

Nigeria Got Privatization of Power Sector Wrong, says NSE President

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By Eric Ojo, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Engr. Otis Anyaeji has said that the privatization of the power sector of the Nigerian economy was wrongly implemented by the federal government. The NSE president noted that the way the privatization of the sector was pursued was […]

INTERVIEW: Defections; APC Can Withstand Any Plot To Undermine It From Within, Says Odigie-Oyegun


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun in an interactive session with journalists at the APC headquarters in Abuja on Monday spoke on several important issues in the polity including the fight against corruption, the economy, Kogi State deputy governorship saga, mass defection to the APC, the party’s Anambra Central Senatorial candidacy […]

Interview: Why Bayelsans Must Hold Sylva Responsible for Famutangbe –Dickson


Famutangbe has become a by-word for the state terrorism unleashed on Bayelsans when Timipre Sylva was governor. But ‘never again’ says Governor Henry Seriake Dickson who in the run up to the December 5 gubernatorial election in the state says he is presenting the state to the world in much better shape than he met […]

Interview: Never Mind APC’s Noise, Bayelsa Election Will Be No Contest –Dickson


Fresh from one leg of his campaign tour of communities in Bayelsa where he recorded rapturous receptions,  Gov Henry Seriake Dickson fielded questions from the media on the forthcoming governorship election. Basing  his confidence of victory on his widely acknowledged record of performance,  he  asked  his main opponent: how many ‘monkey bridges’ did you build? […]

Improve Power Supply to boost Foreign Direct Investment, German envoy urges Nigeria

Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Michael Zenner

By Eric Ojo, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ambassador of Germany to Nigeria, Michael Zenner has reiterated the need for the Nigerian government to improve power supply and enact more investor-friendly laws and regulations in order to attract additional Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) to the country. Zenner said it is imperative for Nigeria […]

Interview – Bayelsa Guber: Whoever APC Fields Will Not Be A Threat –Dickson


Political activities are already in full swing in Bayelsa state. The two big political parties PDP and APC are poised to out-campaign each other with a view to selling their candidates and their manifestoes. No doubt, the country-man governor, Henry Seriake Dickson who is seeking re-election is the candidate to beat. Many of his supporters […]

Don’t Be Corporate Slaves, Explore The Hero In You –Founder AnneGift, Ronke Adelowo

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What an ironical world we live today. Giving the tormenting experience they have gone through one time or the other, many Nigerians and Africans who live abroad, presently advocate that ‘for real’, staying abroad is no more a saving grace and a place for spectacular experience. They, in effect encourage fellow blacks to rather stay […]

Kogi Guber: My Roadmap For Total Transformation In Kogi, By Diche

Chief Tim  Nda Diche

Political Advertorial:  Kogi Guber: My Roadmap For Total Transformation In Kogi, By Diche By Eric Ojo, Abuja – Abuja-based businessman, philanthropist and All Progressive Congress (APC) Gubernatorial aspirant in Kogi State, Dr Tim Nda Diche has declared his resolve to put Kogi State on a path of total transformation and development, if given the mandate […]

Interview: My Most Honorable Life Has Been In Community Service –Senator Ida

Sen. Ibrahim Idah

Even after his retirement from public service as permanent secretary, Senator Ibrahim Ida has continued to contribute his wealth of experience to the development of the country. He was a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he chaired the all-important Senate committee on Defence and Army. He also served in the just concluded […]

It Hurts To See Policemen Maltreating Journalists -Adewale Giwa

Adewale Olanrewaju Giwa,  United States correspondent of Daily Newswatch Newspaper

Adewale Olanrewaju Giwa is a United States correspondent of Daily Newswatch Newspaper. In this interview with in Washington, DC, the Nigerian -born journalist expressed his mind why some journalists are being treated unjustly by policemen in Nigeria while discharging their duties and others. Excerpts Can you tell us about your experience since you have been […]

B’Haram: Military Admits Nigerian Soldiers Fled To Cameroon “As Tactical Maneuver”


The Nigerian Military has described the escape on Monday of the National troops to Cameroon sequel to the Boko Haram insurgents attack on Gamboru and Ngala towns as a tactical maneuver. . Spokesperson for the Cameroon’s Army,  Lt. Col. Didier Badjek confirmed that the fleeing troops took refuge in Maroua, a cameroon town of 80 […]

Nigerian Students Need to be Disciplined, Says Adejumo


Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, a social and political commentator on Nigerian issues, shares his life and work between London, UK and Nigeria. He is a graduate of Agriculture from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1979) where he was Commissioner for Health, Independence Hall, in 1976/77; and a Master’s degree in Food Science from the University of […]

“We Will Secede In 2015” Biafra Threatens

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… As group unveils multi million cenotaph for fallen heroes. IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Leaders of defunct state of Biafra, including scores of its aged war veterans have vowed to realize the Republic in 2015, just as they unveiled a multi- million naira cenotaph in memory of its fallen Heroes killed during the Nigerian/Biafran civil war. […]

Exclusive Interview: Aregbesola’s Administration Is Toying With Lecturer’s Welfare –Comrade Lasisi

Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola

Comrade Jimoh Lasisi Ayinla, Chairman, Council of Academic Staff Union of Osun Stated Owned Tertiary Institutions (CASUOSTI) speaks with Oyewale Oyelola on the issue that led ongoing strike in four Osun state owned tertiary Institutions; Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State College of Technology, Esa-oke, College of Education, Ila-orangun and Ilesa. Excerpts: Can we meet […]

I Took Tough Decisions To Reengineer Forte Oil -Otedola

Femi Otedola

By Shaka Momodu To his admirers and detractors, he is certainly an intriguing personality. His calm mien makes it easy to underestimate him, but that will be at your peril. Mr Femi Otedola, needs no introduction.  Rich, successful and sometimes controversial, he is the second Nigerian to ever make the Forbes annual list of the […]

Exclusive Interview: We Have Over 225 On-Going Road Projects In Lagos State –Dr Hamzat

Dr Kadiri Hamzat, Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure

By Femi Kehinde, Lagos Dr Kadiri Hamzat, Lagos State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure spoke with Femi Kehinde, Managing Editor of African Examiner on various projects his ministry embarked upon and completed in Lagos State since 2011, his rumoured ambition to contest Lagos State governorship election in 2015 and general national issues:  Excerpts: Honourable Commissioner, […]

The Profile Of Osun State Ministerial Nominee -Hon Jelili Adesiyan

Hon Jelili Adesiyan

African Examiner The nominee for Osun state was a black horse who was never publicly mentioned during the scheming for the ministerial list until few days ago. Adesiyan, a member of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state is regarded as one of the top leaders of the party in the state. Adesiyan ,an educationist, […]

Those Against National Dialogue Are Selfish -Tunde Bakare


Ruth Bamidele, Lagos Pastor Tunder Bakare, the convener of Save Nigeria Group (SNG) on Wednesday has stated his support for the constitutional conference, adding that those who are against it are selfish and self focused. In his speech at the 10th Annual lecture of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, titled “Nigeria at centenary: A nation still […]

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