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World Water Day: About 1.8 Billion People Globally Lack Access To Clean Water, Says UNICEF

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United Nations Children’s Fund, Unicef,  has hinted that about one billion people globally do not have access to clean drinking water, but instead consumes water contaminated with faeces. Such development according to the international Agency, has put the lives of the people in jeopardy. The Wash specialist […]

Fear Grips Serving, Ex-Abia Govt Officials Over Arrest Of State Accountant General

Picture caption: Dr Okezie Victor Ikpeazu,  Governor of Abia State, Nigeria  By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Umuahia (African Examiner) – Serving and former government officials in Abia state, South- East Nigeria are now living in fear following the arrest of the state Accountant General (AG), Chief Gabriel Onyendilefu on Tuesday by operatives of the Economic and Financial […]

Senate Confirms Buhari’s Non-Career Ambassadors, Rejects 2 Nominees

Pix: Nigerian Senate in Planery By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, the Senate has confirmed nomination of 45 out of 47 non-career ambassadors sent to it by President Muhammadu Buhari. The nominees confirmed Thursday included: ‎Uzoma Emenike (Abia), Aminu Lawal (Adamawa), Godwin Umoh (Akwa Ibom), Christopher Okeke (Anambra), Yusuf Maitama (Bauchi), […]

PDP: Dickson Continues Peace Shuttle, Meets Ekweremadu

Picture caption: Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, Nigeria …As Party Leaders Vow to Close Ranks  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee headed by Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State Wednesday afternoon continued its search for peace in the party, meeting with Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu. Dickson, who […]

Dickson Wants Markafi, Sheriff to Ceasefire, Embrace Political Solution to Resolve PDP Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation Committee, Henry Henry Seriake Dickson on Saturday called on key actors in the party to sheathe their swords and embrace peace to move PDP forward. According to him, it would be unhealthy for both Ahmed  Markafi and Sheriff to be […]

APC Will Redefine Enugu Political History In 2019 –State Chairman Boasts

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All progressive congress, APC has expressed optimism that going by the solid structures it has put in place in the 260 political wards of the state, as well as calibre of heavyweights politicians that have joined its fold, the party would sack […]

At Last, Ikenga Hotel Resort Bounces Back to Business

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (African Examiner) – After several years of being moribund, the famous government owned Ikenga Hotel and Resort Nsukka, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, has been revamped and relaunched into the hospitality business. The hotel built in the 80s by the old Anambra state government under the leadership of ex- governor Jim […]

N4.9 Billion Fraud: Judge Withdraws from Fani-Kayode Trial

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Muslim Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos has withdrawn from presiding over the alleged N4.9 billion fraud case against a former Minister of Aviation, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode. The ex-Minister is prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Upon his withdrawal, Justice Hassan ordered the return […]

Crisis Rocks Enugu Pensioners Association over Allegations of Corruption

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scores of pensioners in Enugu State, South-East Nigeria have taken to the streets to protest alleged corruption, and other ill actions by the leadership of their union, just as they passed a vote of no-confidence on them. The senior citizens, as they are fondly called numbering over five […]

Governor Okorocha Threatens to Arrest, Banish Imo Monarch

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri (African Examiner) – The lingering feud between Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State and embattled former chairman, Imo State council of traditional rulers, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, has worsen, as the governor  has threatened to arrest and banish the monarch if he continues to parade himself as a traditional ruler of Obinugwu […]

Lagos Requires N60bn to Upgrade Public Schools -Ambode

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said the sum of N60 billion is needed by his administration to give public schools in the state a befitting facelift as well as set up new schools especially in the riverine areas. Already, Mr. Ambode told journalists that his administration has spent […]

EFCC Intercepts N49 Million Cash at Kaduna Airport

KADUNA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted five 150kg of sacks, containing the sum of N49 million in Kaduna. EFCC said the money was intercepted Tuesday during a routing baggage screening by the operatives of its Kaduna zonal office. It explained in a statement that the five sacks […]

JAMB Mock Exams Free, Optional; to Hold April 8 -Oloyede

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has clarified that its 2017 UTME mock exercise is free and optional. JAMB Registrar/ Chief Executive Prof. Ishaq Oloyede made the clarification Tuesday at a meeting with UTME CBT centre operators and other stakeholders. While specifying that JAMB would not extend the date […]

Governor Dickson Eulogizes Retiring High Court Judge

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Seriake Dickson has described retiring Justice Margaret Akpomiemie has a thorough, firm and impartial Judge, whose contributions to the state Judiciary has added value in the administration of justice. He gave the commendation on Monday, at the public presentation of a book titled, “Selected Judgements of Justice Margaret […]

Lagos Move to Eliminate ‘Danfo’ Commercial Buses

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Reform Initiative aimed at giving Lagosians an integrated public transportation system with a sinking fund of N30billion will soon take off. The State Mr. Governor Ambode, while speaking to journalists weekend, said his administration had identified the challenges Lagosians go through on a daily basis commuting via public transportation, […]

Ogbemudia Distinguished Himself as Governor of Defunct Midwest -Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has described General Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia, who died on Thursday night at the age of 84 as a very professional and disciplined military officer. He praised Ogbemudia’s record of infrastructural development as governor of old Mid-western region, saying it was still being appreciated and talked about till […]

FG Projects in Lagos: Fashola Replies Ambode

By Niyi Adeyi, Lagos ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Governor of Lagos State and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has described the allegations of frustration and lack of cooperation against him by his successor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode as baseless and a ”storm in a tea cup”. Ambode recently […]

Ex-Governor of Bendel State Ogbemudia Dies at 85

EDO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Military Administrator (MILAD) of old Bendel State, (now Edo state), Dr. Samuel Osaigbovo Ogbemudia is dead. Ogbemudia was said to have died late Thursday in a private hospital at age 85. He served as MILAD from September, 1967 – 1975 after the liberation of state from the Biafran forces. […]

Governor Ugwuanyi Abolishes ‘Outcast’ Practices in Enugu

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the havoc being wrecked on parts of the State, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, of Enugu has directed the immediate abolition of all harmful traditional practices, including ‘Osu’ Outcast system that has continued to deprive indigenes of some areas  their rights and privileges. Addressing the people of Obuno Ndi Uno […]

MASSOB Threatens to Disrupt Awka’s Pro-Buhari Rally

By Ignatius Okpara, Awka AWKA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), have threatened to disrupt the proposed solidarity rally in support of President Muhammadu Buhari, scheduled to hold on Friday, 10th, March in Awka, the Anambra state capital, South- East Nigeria. AFRICAN EXAMINER learnt that the […]

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