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HAJJ 2017: Lagos begins sale of forms November 7


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The sale of forms to the intending pilgrims in the next year Hajj, by the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board is to commence Monday, November 7, 2016. Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, disclosed that each form would attract a sum of N10, 000 and an initial deposit […]

Umahi Freezes EBSU Accounts, Sacks Bursar, Lecturers Over Leadership Row


By Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi, has frozen all the bank accounts of the State owned University (EBSU), sacked the institution’s Bursar, Mr. Chris Nguta, and the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Chairman, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi. The development followed the present impasse […]

Guber Poll: Bayelsa PDP Dismisses APC Allegation, Insists Sylva Wants to Bribe S’Court Justices 


BALTIMORE. MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State has condemned in its entirety, a statement by the All Progressives Party (APC) that, it will expose every move by the PDP to bribe Justices of the Supreme Court to swing the State Governorship appeal before the apex court in favour of […]

Corruption: EFCC Recovers Over N244 Million from South-East Governors, Ex-governors


By IGNATIUS OKPARA,Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, says it has recovered over two hundred and forty four million, five hundred and seventy four thousand, five hundred and eighty seven, twenty kobo, N244,574,587.20 from those that looted government treasury and other sources in the south east geo political […]

Bayelsa Strike: Return to Class or Become Ghost Worker, Commissioner Tells Teachers


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A team of inspectors from the Bayelsa State Ministry of Education is to embark on the spot assessment of primary and post-primary schools across the State. The exercise, which is expected to commence from Tuesday October 18 2016 (next week) is to ensure that, all categories of academic and non-academic staff in […]

Senate Plans to Make JAMB Results Valid for Three Years


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Senate on Thursday concluded the amendment of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Act, which made the validity period of the results to three years. The Senate adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Education that the UTME results should have a validity period of three years to reduce the financial burden on […]

Teachers Recruitment Scam: Enugu House Makes U- Turn, Says Exercise Okay


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, ENUGU ENUGU NIGERIA,  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than two weeks the Enugu State House of Assembly, nullified the just concluded teachers recruitment exercise in the state over alleged corruption that marred the assignment carried out by the Enugu state Universal Basic Education Board, ESUBEB, the House has reversed itself. African Examiner recalled […]

Governor Umahi Threatens to Arrest Herdsmen Wandering with Cattle In Ebonyi


ABAKALIKI NIGERIA  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) Ebonyi state governor, David Nweze Umahi, has warned Fulani herdsman  flouting his order of not wandering with cattle within the state, saying they should desist from the act or face arrest. He sounded the warning  weekend in Abakaliki, the state capital while inaugurating a committee to check conflicts between communities and […]

Bayelsa Approves Employment of 65 Medical Staff

Bayelsa state Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson

YENAGOA, BAYELSA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Executive Council has approval the employment of 65 medical personnel, including medical doctors, pharmacists and medical laboratory scientists, to meet the manpower needs in the health sector. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Dr. Kojo Omietimi, who disclosed this during a press briefing on Thursday, […]

South East APC Advises IPOB, MASSOB, Avengers, Others to Embrace Dialogue


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South- East chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC),has called on various agitating groups in parts of Nigeria, such as IPOB, MASSOB and Niger Delta Avengers, to lay down their arms and embrace dialogue using their representatives in Government as fronts in their engagements […]

Dickson Offers Teaching Appointments to Corps Members


…directs NYSC to shortlist interested corpers Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, said that a percentage of teaching employment in the State has been reserved for members of the National Youth Service (NYSC) serving in the state. Dickson, made the disclosure Wednesday, during a jogging exercise with Corps members at the Isaac Boro Peace Park in Yenagoa. […]

Revealed: Sylva Doles Out N5 Million to Sponsor Teachers Protest in Bayelsa 


Former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, has been accused of sponsoring an impending protest by the teachers in the state against the incumbent administration. The protest, allegedly induced by the sum of N5 million given to the leadership of the teachers’ body, was said to be in keeping with Sylva’s promise to make the state ungovernable following his […]

Staff Verification: Dickson Sacks Civil Servants On Study Leave Without Approval


…directs SSG, HOS to implement Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has said that henceforth his administration would strictly apply the public service rules in addressing issues affecting workers to ensure discipline and efficiency in the service. He has therefore directed the Secretary to the State Government and the Head of Service to liaise with […]

Bayelsa Is Suffering Due to APC Misrule, Says PDP 


YENAGOA, AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday in Yenagoa, described as mischievous and total display of ignorance, claims by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State was wasting a generation of elders. A statement by the Bayelsa State chairman of PDP, Moses Cleopas, said the allegation was […]

Bayelsa’s UNIAFRICA Begins Lectures January 2017


…Government signs Mou with Cyprus Bayelsa state government on Saturday in Yenagoa, signed a Memorandum of Understanding, (MoU) with Global Education Counseling Limited, Cyprus for the commencement of academic activities at the University of Africa, Toru Orua, Sagbama LGA. The institution’s Director, Theo Theodorou, at a ceremony held in Government House, lauded the initiative of […]

Police Arraign Ex- Enugu Commissioner In Court Over False Information


By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police Command on Thursday arraigned the former Commissioner for Works, Transport and Special Duties in the state, Engr. Luke Mammel before an Enugu-East Magistrate Court for giving false information to the Police. Mammel, who is the current Director of Works & Services at the […]

Edo Guber: APC, PDP in Head-to-Head Race As Results From Units Released


EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -Results from the various polling units in the 18 local council areas of the ongoing Edo State Governorship election have been trickling in. It was a case of keen competition; outright winning and loss in some units for the two contending parties – APC and PDP. The first major causality was […]

EDO Guber Poll Underway As Lagos Denies Gov Ambode Presence In The State


– PDP Alleges APC has written Result For 9 LGAs EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The rescheduled Edo State Governorship election is underway peacefully to a large extent, in the 18 local government areas of the South South State. Already, accusations and counter accusations from the two leading political parties – the ruling APC and […]

Abia LGA Poll: Aspirants Reject Exercise On Christmas Eve; High Fee By ABSIEC


By Ignatius Okpara ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Candidates of various political parties in the forthcoming local government election in Abia state, have rejected the Christmas Eve date, fixed by the state Independent National Electoral Commission (ABSIEC) for the bye-election. The parties’ flag bearers insisted that the 24th December date for the exercise is unacceptable […]

Group Blasts Enugu Lawmakers Over Cancellation Of Teachers Recruitment


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Youth group, under the aegis of Enugu Youth League, has berated members of the State House of Assembly for annulling the recently concluded teachers’ recruitment exercise in the state. AFRICAN EXAMINER recalled that the exercise was nullified by the state House of Assembly over series of complaints and alleged shoddy […]

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