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Dickson Congratulates Lalong as New Chairman Northern Governor’s Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman, South-South Governor’s Forum, The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has congratulated his Plateau State counterpart, Mr. Simon Lalong, on his emergence as the new Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum. Governor Dickson in a statement by the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, on Tuesday said Lalong was taking […]

Oyo Guber: Court Dismisses Adelabu’s Ballot Papers Recount Application

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal has dismissed an application filed by the governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr Adebayo Adelabu, to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election. Adelabu and his party are challenging the declaration of the governorship candidate of the opposition […]

2019: INEC Withdraws Already Issued 25 Certificates of Return

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Monday hinted that the establishment has withdrawn a total of 25 Certificates-of-Return issued to some candidates that won various elections during the 2019 General Elections, following court orders. The Chairman of Information and Voter Education Committee (IVEC), Mr. Festus Okoye, […]

Guber Election: Bayelsa Govt Lauds INEC For Shift In Date

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for shifting the governorship election earlier slated for November 2 to November 16, 2019. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement on Friday said the action of the commission is a welcome development that is […]

Exclusive: Okorocha’s Kinsmen Move to Drag Him to Court Over Land Grabbing, Neglect

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu(AFRICAN Examiner) – Two communities in Ideato local government area of Imo state, South- East Nigeria, have concluded plans  to drag the outgoing governor of the state, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to court over alleged gabbing of their lands without compensation. The two communities, Umuchima and Obiohia, which are neighbours to Okorocha’s home town, Ogboko, […]

I’ve Brought Peace to Bauchi State As Governor -Abubakar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outgoing governor of Bauchi state, Mohammed Abubakar, has said that his administration ensured that peace reigned in the state while in office. The governor stated this while speaking to State House Correspondents after a meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his office at the Presidential Villa. Abubakar will be leaving office […]

Isaac Boro Remains A Symbol Of Ijaw Struggle -Bayelsa Govt

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has again paid glowing tribute to foremost freedom figther the late Isaac Jasper Adaka Boro, describing him as a symbol of the Ijaw struggle who will continue to live in the hearts of his people. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement in […]

Ramadan: Muslims Urged to Be Committed In Worship For Consolation

By Tajudeen Balogun (LAGOS STATE) – Muslims have been advised to be very committed in their daily Salaat (prayers), so as to enjoy immensely from its ‘‘consolation’’ benefit. A senior civil servant with the Lagos State Government, Ustadh Yakub Bamidele gave the advice Sunday in Ojokoro, Ifako/Ijaiye Local Council area of Lagos, while delivering lecture at […]

23 UNN Staff Under DSS Investigation Over Job Scam

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outing Vice Chancellor (VC) of university of Nigeria, (UNN) Nsukka, Enugu state, South East Nigeria, Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba, has hinted that about 23 persons are being interrogated by security agents over issue of employment scam rocking the institution. Recall that there had been reported cases of job scam […]

Ugwuanyi Swears in 4 New Judges, Approves 2 Model Courts For 17 LGAs

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in three High Court Judges and a Customary Court of Appeal Judge following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The new High Court Judges who were sworn in at a colourful event held in Enugu, include Justices Chinedu Vincent Ezeugwu, Chukwunweike […]

After Paying Ransom, Abducted Polytechnic Registrar’s Sister Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The abducted younger sister of the Assistant Registrar of the Plateau State Polytechnic, Miss Abigail Amos, has regained her freedom. Reports said the young lady who is also an undergraduate of the institution was released later on Monday after a ransom was paid to the suspected abductors. The school’s Assistant Registrar, Mr Ezekiel […]

Enugu Govt Inaugurates Multi Million Naira Customary Court Donated By Monarch

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of people of Egede Ancient kingdom, in Udi  council  area of Enugu state, South East Nigeria, knew no bound as  government commissioned a state of the art multi -million naira customary Court building single handedly built in the locality by the traditional ruler of the community, His  Royal […]

16 Died, 3 Injured in Kano Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 16 persons were reportedly dead Friday night in an auto crash involving three commercial vehicles at Tukwi village along Dambatta-Daura road in Kano State. The victims according to reports were heading to Daura in Katsina State when the incident occurred. An eyewitness and leader in the community, Wakilin Garin Dambatta, Muhammad […]

Anambra Govt Agrees to Implement New N30k Minimum Wage

From   Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Anambra state governor, Chief Willie Obiano has expressed his administration’s readiness to implement the new minimum wage law in the state once the guidelines for the payment are released by the Federal government. He spoke Wednesday during the 2019 Workers’ Day celebration at the Ekwueme Square in Awka, […]

Ogun State Govt Inaugurates 26-Member Transition Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun Government has constituted a 26- member transition committee ahead of the inauguration of a new government in the state on May 29. The committee, comprising 15 members from the team of the Governor-elect, Prince Dapo Abiodun and 11 members from the incumbent government, was inaugurated at the Governor’s Office, Monday in […]

Fleeing Ekiti Monarch Returns 6 Months After Abdicating Throne

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The traditional ruler of Ilogbo Ekiti, Oba Edward Ajayi, who abandoned the throne six months ago for safety, having been chased away by angry subjects over certain offences, has returned. The Oba’s return was facilitated by the state government which intervened in his plight to enable him to reclaim the throne. Special […]

Police Rescue 2 Kidnapped Chinese Nationals in Ebonyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Ebonyi Police Command has rescued the two kidnapped Chinese nationals who were abducted by unknown gunmen at a road construction site in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state on Wednesday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the victims, Messrs Sun Zhi Xim and Wang Qinghu, were employees of […]

El-Rufai Imposes 24 Hours Curfew on Kajuru Over Fresh Killings

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Government has reportedly imposed a dusk to dawn curfew on Kajuru Local Government Area. Governor Nasir El-Rufai Spokesman Samuel Aruwan disclosed this Friday in a Facebook post. The State Government’s action according to Aruwan followed renewed attacks in Kasuwan Magani parts of the LGA. “Following events in Kasuwan Magani, the dusk to […]

Kidnappers Abduct 2 Chinese Expatriates in Ebonyi

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Heavily armed hoodlums Thursday abducted two Chinese national who were supervising government projects at Uburu community, in Ohaozara council Area of Ebonyi State, southEast Nigeria. Our Correspondent gathered that the kidnappers whisked away the expatriates whose names are yet to be identified as at the time of filling this reports to an […]

Buhari, in Lagos, Gives Ambode Pass mark

By Ayo Balogun  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After two months of his re-election, President Muhammadu Buhari has thanked the Lagos residents for their support for his government and his party.  Buhari expressed the appreciation Wednesday during the commissioning of Oshodi transport interchange, Murtala Mohammed International Airport road and public transportation buses   The President who is on […]

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