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UNN College Of Medicine to Honour Ngige, Odili, Nnamani, Nwodo, First Bank, Others

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, says it has concluded plans for the recognition of some of its Alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour, such as Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, Ex- governor of Rivers […]

Group Expresses Worry Over Neglect, Abuse Of Nigeria’s Elderly People

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A non-governmental organization, NGO, DewDrop ( DDF) Foundation has expressed worry over  the prevalence rate of neglect and abuse of the elderly in Nigerian communities, calling on all and sundry to join hands in checking the ugly act. Executive Director  of the organization, Mrs. Agatha Nnaji, stated […]

Gbemi Saraki to Oversee Maritime Agencies, Says Amaechi 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies. Amaechi made this known in Lagos at the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum he hosted along with Saraki. He said that while Saraki […]

Heavy Rain Wrecks Havoc As 3-Storey Building, Prisons Fence Collapse in Onitsha

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Onitsha (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Nkisi Aroli street of the commercial city of Onitsha, Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, was on Wednesday thrown into apprehension following the collapse of a 3 -storey building and prisons rear fence in the area. The building located at No 22 of the said street belong […]

Police Confirm Attack On Governor’s Wife As Hoodlums Hijack Students’ Protest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Persons suspected to be hoodlums, on Tuesday afternoon, hijacked a protest by students of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) and attacked the convoy of the wife of the Ekiti governor, Mrs Bisi Fayemi. Mrs Fayemi was said to be returning from a tour of the 16 Local Government Areas of […]

Former President Jonathan’s Aide, Jackson Ude, Bags Sri Lanka’s Peace Ambassador Award

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Former Director of Strategy and Communication to President Goodluck Jonathan and publisher and founder of Pointblanknews.com, Jackson Ude has been conferred with the Peace Ambassador award of Centre for Peace Studies (CPS), Sri Lanka. The award conferred on the veteran Journalist by the independence juries of the Centre for Peace Studies […]

Tribunal Sacks Ebonyi PDP Rep, Declares APC Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Election Petitions Tribunal sitting in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital, South-East Nigeria, on Monday declared the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ezza South/Ikwo Federal Constituency, Comrade Chinedu Ogah as the winner of the February 23rd  National Assembly elections in Ebonyi State. African Examiner recalled that the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

 Insecurity: Enugu CP Wants Partnership Among  Stakeholders In Crime Fighting

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Enugu State Commissioner of Police, (CP) Amad Abdurrahman, has solicited for corporation and support among stakeholders in various communities of the state to enable him wage war against crimes and criminalities in the area. He however, advised criminal elements operating in the state to better quit […]

Bayelsa Guber: APC Picks Serving Senator As Running Mate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chief David Lyon, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Sen. Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as his running mate in the Nov. 16, Governorship Election in Bayelsa. This was announced on Monday in a statement by the State Publicity Secretary of APC in Yenagoa, Mr Doifie Buokoribo. The News Agency of […]

UNIPORT Honours Amaechi

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Management, Staff and Students of the University of Port Harcourt have commended the former Governor of Rivers State and Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi for his  contributions to nation building. The school also thanked the Minister for his donations and the impact made during his tenure as […]

Women Cry Out Over Non Implementation Of 35% Affirmative Action In Southeast

Photo: Enugu Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Women in Southeast Nigeria, have decried the continued under representation of their folk in positions of authority in the five states of the zone, blaming the development on political leaders non implementation of the 1995  Beijing women conference on 35% Affirmative Action.  They noted […]

XENOPHOBIA: Time to Act is Now, Igbo Leaders Tell Buhari

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Association of South East Town Unions (ASETU), says it received with shock, the news of yet another xenophobic attack on the businesses of foreigners living in South Africa, particularly  Nigerians. ASETU notes that “these attacks on the lives and businesses of Nigerians living in South Africa have […]

Musa Wada Emerges Kogi PDP Governorship Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Musa Wada has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi State. The Chairman of the governorship primary election committee, Ahmadu Fintiri, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja that Wada emerged by polling 748 votes to beat 12 other aspirants. Fintiri, who is […]

David Lyon Wins Bayelsa APC Guber Primary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr David Lyon of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has emerged the winner of the just concluded primary in Bayelsa. He scored 42,138 votes to win its closet rval, Mrs Diseye Nsirim, who scored 1,533 votes. Others are Heineken Lokpobiri, who scored 571 votes, while Preye Aganaba, scored 354 votes and Mr […]

Restoration PDP Guber Primary Committee Congratulates Sen. Douye Diri

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Restoration Governorship Election Primary Committee has congratulated Senator Douye Diri on his emergence as the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded governorship primary of the party in Bayelsa State.   Diri, the Senator representing Bayelsa Central polled a total of 561 votes to defeat 20 others in a […]

Reps Minority Caucus Condemns Raid Of Governor Umahi’s Abuja Residence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minority Caucus  Leader of the House of Representatives has decried the alleged raid on  Abuja residence of Gov. Dave Umahi of Ebonyi; the Chairman, South East Governors Forum. In a statement by the Minority Leader of the house, Rep. Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta) the caucus said that the raid was menacing and inexcusable […]

Gunmen Disrupt Kogi PDP Governorship Primary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship primary election ended abruptly in the early hours of Wednesday when gunmen invaded the venue of the election, Lokoja Confluence Stadium. A correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that voting had ended and sorting of votes were going on when the gunmen came to the venue at […]

Commission Pledges Merit, Transparency In Police Recruitment

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) says the ongoing recruitment process into the Constable cadre of the Nigeria Police Force will be based on merit and transparent. Mr Ikechukwu Ani, the Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja. He said that the process […]

PDP Faces Disintegration in Atiku’s Home State

…As 2 Senators, 2 Reps, 6 State Legislators Set To Dump Party Over Alleged Injustice  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial Zone, Ishaku Abbo, has raised the alarm over the potential disintegration of the Adamawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He took to his social media handles, particularly his facebook […]

Incredible: Palm Wine Tapper Hacks Wife to Death In Imo Community

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Owerri Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Umuoduku village in Oboama Autonomous Community, Ezinihitte Mbaise council Area of Imo State, South- East was weekend  thrown into shock and wailing, as a palm wine tapper, Mr. Richard Anochirionye alias ‘Okpoka’, hacked his wife to death with a two-by-two plank. A source in the locality  […]

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