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Bayelsa Deputy Governor Takes Charge as Dickson Proceeds on Vacation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday July 24 2017 proceeded on vacation and directed his Deputy, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah (retd), to take charge act for the period he will be away. The gesture which came at a time when many State Governors are fighting their Deputies over […]

Authorities Confirm Suicide Bomb Attacks, Death in Borno Camps

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four Persons have been killed while 15 others wounded during the latest attacks on two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) which confirmed the incidents in a statement issued Monday to newsmen pointed out that […]

Enugu Police Nab 3 Secondary School  Students over Fake Kidnap

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command through its operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Unit have launched   investigation into the alleged faking of kidnapping by some students of an Enugu based secondary school in which sum of (five hundred thousand) Naira 500,000 was demanded. It said already, it has arrested […]

Children of Public Office Holders Should Attend Schools in Nigeria, Says Fayose

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that all his children are products of Nigerian Universities, urging public office holders to endeavour to send their children to schools in the country. Governor Fayose, who was at Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State to witness the graduation ceremony of one of his […]

Governor Ugwuanyi Under Criticism Over Demolition of Illegal Shops in Enugu

Photo caption:  Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The recent mass demolition of unapproved shops erected along major roads leading to the Ogbete Main market, as well as the New market, Enugu, as directed by the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has continued to attract sharp criticism and condemnation from residents […]

Corruption: Appeal Court Clears Ex-Adamawa Governor, Ngilari of any Wrongdoing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An appeal court in Yola has cleared former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari of corruption saying the lower court that earlier convicted him did not give the former governor a fair hearing. The presiding judge, Justice  Omoleye said based on the fact that Bala’s indictment was unfair because he was not […]

Bayelsa Confirms Receiving N10 billion Paris, London Club Refund

…Governor Dickson warns against misuse (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday confirmed the receipt of N10 billion from the Federal Government as its share of the second batch of the Paris/London Club refund. Out of the money, N919 million is meant for the eight local government councils A statement by […]

Women Rural Farmers Lament Lack Of Credit, Loan Facilities

…Wants Implementation  Of Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Ignatius Okpara, Enugu, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Female rural farmers in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria, operating under the platform of Small Scale Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON) have expressed displeasure over poor access to markets, as well as lack of credit and loan facilities. They stressed that lack […]

Ugwuanyi Sets to Reshuffle Cabinet, Sends Names of 3 Commissioner Nominees to Enugu Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After several failed attempts, Enugu state Governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, is now set to reshuffle his cabinet, as he has  forwarded names of three commissioners  designate  to the members of Enugu State House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation. The three commissioners designate are, Messrs Joseph Udeji, Robert Anikwe Ogbuagu as well as […]

LG Poll: Lagos APC Members Protest Against Muiz Banire

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from Mushin Local Council and Odi/Olowo Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State Tuesday staged a protest against a former Commissioner for the Environment and National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire. The protesters who accused the […]

Medical Doctor Docked Over Unlawful Confinement Of Mother, Child

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – A magistrate court in Enugu presided over by A.O Eze, on Friday arraigned a medical Doctor, Dr. Okafor Ikechukwu, for unlawfully confining and detaining mother and child in his private hospital located in the Abakpa axis of the state capital for a year and four months. The Enugu […]

Dickson’s Educational Policy Excites Gowon, Commissions Ijaw National Academy

Photo caption: (Front row) Former Nigeria’s Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (3rd right) cutting the tape to commission the Ijaw National Academy while his wife, Lady Victoria Gowon (left), Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (2nd left) his wife, Rachael (Right) look on. Photo by Lucky Francis. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Head of […]

Kashamu, a Strong Sheriff Supporter, Congratulates Makarfi, Calls for Unity, Reconciliation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu who is also a staunch supporter of sacked Ali-Modu Sheriff has congratulated the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi and members of the committee on the affirmation of their positions on […]

Police Nab Woman For Selling Her 2 Months Old  Baby For N250k

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, South- East, Nigeria has arrested a 24-year-old woman, identified as Oluchi Emeobi from Nnewi Ichi in Nnewi North council Area of  the State for allegedly selling her two months old baby for N250,00 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira). Umar Garbage, the state […]

Enugu APC Slams Indefinite Suspension on Buhari’s Aide, Others

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State chapter of the All progressive Congress APC,  has slammed an indefinite suspension on the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on justice reform, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku and 19 others, over alleged misconduct and violation of the party’s constitution. The suspension was contained in a […]

Police in Enugu Nab Pastor for Kidnapping 60 Year Old Woman

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command has apprehended an Enugu based  Pastor, Solomon. Ozioko , over  his Involvement in the alleged  Kidnapping  of  a 60 year old  woman , identified as  Esther Ogbu,  at  Ovoko  in  Igboeze  South  council  Area of the  state. Ebere Amarizu, the Command’s spokesman who […]

Udom Emerges Interim Chairman of S/S, S/E Governors Forum, to Pursue Political, Regional Integration

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of South -East and South-South geo political zones of Nigeria on Sunday night rose from a meeting, with a resolve to politically work together and pursue a regional reintegration. The forum also appointed Akwa-Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel as its interim chairman. The governors said at the […]

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 […]

Confusion, Tension as Man Sets 2 Family Houses Ablaze over Motorcycles

From Ignatius   Okpara (AFRICAN  EXAMINER) – Umuoduku village in Oboama Autonomous Community, in Ezinihitte Mbaise council  Area of Imo State, South-East  Nigeria, was thrown into confusion and tension over the  weekend, as a grandfather and palm wine tapper, Mr. Richard Anochirionye, aka ”Okpoko,” sprayed his two family houses with fuel and set them on fire. […]

NUC Upgrades MAPOLY to University of Technology

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta (MAPOLY), has now been officially upgraded and recognized, as the University of Science and Technology. The official recognition was made public Monday, as the National University Commission (NUC) presented a letter of upgrading to a delegation of the Ogun State Government led […]

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