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Enugu Govt Approves Multiple Projects On Education, Road Sectors

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In keeping with its  commitment to full implementation of the 2019 budget for the advancement of the cause of development, the Enugu state government  has awarded multiple contracts for the construction/reconstruction of urban and rural roads, and 263 classroom blocks. The approval was given Wednesday by the state […]

After Court Ruling, INEC Stops Collation Of Bauchi Guber Results

BAUCHI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours after a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of the Bauchi State Governorship election. The State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced this at a press briefing Tuesday. The REC specified that the action was in line with a ruling by […]

Bayelsa Govt Explains Why Salary Bill for February Increased By N107 Million

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Monday accounted for the N107 million increase  in its February wage bill, saying it was due to payment of salaries to the 1000 newly employed civil servants. The Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) gave the explanation during the state monthly transparency briefing for the […]

WACOL Releases Report on Election Violence in Southeast

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …As Imo, Ebonyi Rank Highest (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Enugu based non governmental organization, (NGO) Women’s  Aid Collective WACOL, has released its report on the status of violence in the just concluded general elections in Nigeria as it concerns South – East region, with  Imo and Ebonyi states, ranking highest. It […]

Abia Elections: SDP Expels Guber Aspirant, Others Over Anti-Party Activities

From  Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than a week after the election, the Abia state chapter of the crisis- ridden Social Democratic Party, SDP has suspended the 17 local government  chairmen of the party over alleged anti-party activities. The party also announced the expulsion of one of its governorship aspirants in the 2018 […]

INEC And The Failure Of Due Diligence

By Sufuyan Ojeifo When I hailed the postponement of the scheduled February 16 presidential and national assembly elections by the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an article, I did so with a sense of responsibility. It flowed from the perception that the electoral body was committed to the conduct of free, […]

In Enugu, INEC Vows To Drag Politicians To Court Over Unsubstantiated Allegations

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, has threatened to drag certain opposition politicians in the state to court over wild and reckless allegations made against the commission during the 2019 general elections. Certain political parties had during the elections, accused the […]

APC Candidate, Ogbuoji,  Rejects Ebonyi Guber Election Results

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the opposition All progressive Congress APC in Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, has rejected results of the March. 9, gubernatorial and state Assembly elections in the state, as announced by the Independent National Electoral commission INEC, describing it as a “shambolic […]

55 Suspected Bandits Killed In Zamfara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have reportedly killed 55 suspected bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement signed The Acting Force Information Officer, Maj. Clement Abiade announced this in a statement he signed in Gusau, the State capital Tuesday. He said, the […]

BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP’s Ihedioha Winner Of Imo Guber Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former deputy speaker of the house of representatives and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Emeka Ihedioha has been declared the winner of  Saturday’s Imo state governorship election. The state returning officer for the governorship election, Mr. Francis Chukwuemeka Otonta on Monday said that Mr Ihedioha of the […]

Governor Dave Umahi Re-Elected in Ebonyi

EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi of the ruling PDP has been declared winner of the Ebonyi Governorship election. The State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Collation Officer Prof Frank Chukwuemeka, announced Umahi as winner on Sunday in Abakaliki, the State capital. Chukwuemeka disclosed that Umahi polled a total of 393,043 […]

APM Rejects Ogun Guber Results, Alleges Irregularities  

OGUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun State Allied Peoples Movement (APM) has rejected the ongoing election results being announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The APM Campaign Director General, Mr. Sarafa Ishola, made the announcement Sunday at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital. Ishola admitted that the election began […]

INEC Declares Ugwuanyi Winner of Enugu Governorship Election

From   Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Ifeanyi  Lawrence Ugwuanyi of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Enugu state gubernatorial election held in the state on Saturday. He polled a total of 449,935 votes to defeat the All Progressive Congress (APC,) which  scored 10,423, votes, despite boycotting the exercise. Our correspondent who […]

Armed Thugs Set  INEC Registration Centre On Fire In Ebonyi

From  Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Heavily armed men suspected to be thugs working for one of the political parties in the Saturday’s governorship and state Assembly election in Ebonyi  state ,today set ablaze the Registration Area Centre office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, at Ezza North community Secondary School, Okposi Uunuoghara […]

Police: No Election Observer Killed in Enugu Victim Was APC’s Supporter

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to reports in the social media that an election observer was on Saturday shot dead at the country home of the Enugu state governorship Candidate of the All progressive Congress APC, Senator Ayogu Eze during the gubernatorial and state Assembly, the  Enugu state police command has dismissed […]

APC Candidate, Eze Protests Non Inclusion Of His Name On Guber Candidate List

…As Supporters Urge INEC to Reschedule Enugu Election From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze and his supporters on Saturday  boycotted the gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in the State over the non inclusion of his name on the […]

PDP Accuses Paramount Ruler in Bayelsa Of Hijacking Electoral Materials

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned in strong term the hijack of electoral materials by a paramount ruler, identified as Chief Johnie, at Ologoghe, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. The State Secretary of the PDP, Chief Godspower Keku, said in a statement on Saturday that information at the disposal […]

Guber Polls: Fake Policemen, Soldiers Arrested In Imo

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police Authorities in Imo state, South- East Nigeria, on Saturday during the governorship and state Assembly   elections arrested five fake policemen and two Soldiers in Ideato South council area of the state. Our Correspondent reports that the state governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is from the local government area. […]

Group Alleges NDDC, NCDMB Releases Another N1 Billion For Election in Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Association of Concerned Bayelsa Professionals has said that the Niger Delta Development Commission and Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board have again been compelled to release the sum of N1 billion for the gubernatorial/House òf Assembly elections in Bayelsa State. The Secretary General of the Association, Mr. Jasper Timiebi, said in […]

Ayogu Eze Boasts: I’ll Be Sworn in as Next Governor Of Enugu State

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC)  in Enugu state, Senator Ayogu Eze, has boasted that he will win the Saturday 9th governorship election. Eze, who was reinstated  Thursday as the governorship candidate of the party by Court of Appeal sitting  in Abuja presided over by […]

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