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Lack of Vehicles, Overcrowding Bane of Enugu Prison Command, Says Comptroller

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian prisons Service (NPS), has identified lack of operational vehicles to convey awaiting trial inmates to court as well as overcrowding of prisons as some of the  key challenges constituting serious cog in the wheel of progress of the organization in the […]

OPINION: Persecution Against The Church of Christ in Nigeria: Prophet T. B. Joshua A Case Study

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent survey shows that Christians in Nigeria remain the most persecuted religious group. This persecution takes many forms. Persecution can be defined as any hostility experienced as a result of identification with Jesus Christ. It could be emotional torture and disowning of believers by their husbands, parents or […]

Zamfara Govt Confirms Kidnap Of Director Of Budget

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara Government has confirmed the kidnap of its Director of Budget, Alhaji Hamza Salihu. The confirmation was made in a statement by Yusuf Idris, the Director-General, Press Affairs to Gov. Bello Matawalle, in Gusau on Monday. “Zamfara State Governor, Dr Bello Matawallen, has described as terrible and disturbing, Sunday afternoon abduction […]

EXCLUSIVE: APGA Crisis Spiritual, Says Founding Father, Chekwas Okorie

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The founding father of crisis-ridden, All progressive Grand Alliance APGA, Chief Chekwas Okorie, has declared that the protracted crisis rocking the opposition party is spiritual, arising from grave injustice, malicious propaganda and avarice. He said: “those who are culpable of this iniquity together with their beneficiaries shall have their days with […]

Sanwo-Olu Sends 25 Names to Lagos Assembly For Confirmation as Commissioners

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has announced forwarded the list of Commissioner-designates to the State’s House of Assembly for confirmation. The list contained twenty-five names, who are to assume duties as commissioners and special advisers upon ratification by the legislature. A statement issued Sunday by the Governor’s Deputy Chief […]

Ugwuanyi Appoints Jay Jay Okocha, Ex-NBC Boss, Others As Reform Committee Members

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-Super Eagles Captain, Austin ‘Jay Jay’ Okocha and former Director-General of the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr. Emeka Mbah, have been appointed as members of a sectoral ad-hoc committees set up by the Enugu state governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, to review various sectors of the state government and design road […]

Appoint Only Committed  Party Members as Ministers, Enugu APC Urges Buhari

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the new federal executive council (FEC), the Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint only core and committed members of the party as Ministers. It said the president should resist the temptation of bringing onboard those […]

IPMAN Describes Ugwuanyi’s Ban On Its Operations As Reckless

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Tagbo Osita Nnamani, led Enugu state branch of Independent  Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria IPMAN, has condemned and faulted the recent banning of its operations in the state till further notice by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi , whom it said do not have such powers, describing the action […]

Okorocha’s In-Law, Nwosu Accuses Ihedioha Of Unleashing Thugs on His Wife’s Business

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing war ranging between immediate past governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha and the incumbent governor of the state, Emeka Ihedioha, has worsened as the Action Alliance, (AA), governorship candidate during the last election in the state, Chief Uche Nwosu, has accused the serving governor  of sending political […]

Bayelsa Govt Inaugurates Committee on Performance Analysis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Monday inaugurated a special committee to analyse its sectoral performance in the last seven years. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson while inaugurating the committee said the outcome of their work will give the government a proper perspective on its achievements in the period under […]

Ndume Donates 9 Buses, 13 Tricycles to NURTW

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Ali Ndume on Monday donated nine buses and 13 tricycles to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in Borno to boost transportation and empower people of his senatorial district. Ndume, who represents Borno South Senatorial District, made the donation when he received members of the union in Maiduguri. He […]

Enugu State Government Bans IPMAN Operations

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led government in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, has banned the operations of the state chapter of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) till further notice. A statement issued weekend by the Permanent Secretary (General Administration), Mrs. Josephine Onyia, explaind that the state government […]

We Have Abundant Talents In Bayelsa –Iworiso-Markson 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has said that aside natural resources, the state is also blessed with abundant talents in different areas. Iworiso-Markson said what is needed to be done is to discover the talents, nurture them and give them the opportunity to excel in whatever […]

NIMASA Donates Relief Materials to Katsina IDPs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safely Agency (NIMASA) has donated relief materials worth millions of naira to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Katsina State. Presenting the items to the state government Thursday the NIMASA Director, Maritime Labor Services, Alhaji Ibrahim Jibril, said that the gesture was to alleviate the hardships of the IDPs. Jibril […]

Ultra Modern Safety Training Centre Commissioned in Delta

From Ignatius Okpara, Warri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly established indigenous ultra-modern state of the Art Opeans safety training Centre Warri, Delta state, South-South Nigeria, has been officially inaugurated by the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete  Ibas, with a charge on the company to always make international best practices its watchword. Unveiling the centre […]

Law Graduate in Police Net for Stabbing Brother to Death

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state have arrested a 28-year-old law graduate of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK  Awka,  Mr Victor Ohale, for allegedly  stabbing  his younger brother, Kelechi Ohale, to death. Mr. Haruna Mohammed, the police Spokesman in the state who confirmed the incident to newsmen on Wednesday in […]

LASU Slams Indefinite Suspension on 3 Students Over Cultism, Rape

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State University (LASU) authority has approved the indefinite suspension of two final year students, over alleged cultism related activities. Vice-Chancellor of the institution Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, ratified the suspension of the two undergraduates identified as: Oloyede Akanbi and Tobiloba Olutade LASU Wednesday disclosed that Akanbi and Olutade were 400 […]

Hajj 2019: NACHON Extends Registration Till July 25; Reduces Fare

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NACHON) has extended the deadline for registration of pilgrims till July 15, as well as announced downward review of Hajj fare so as to enable the intending pilgrims have opportunity to participate in the 2019 exercise. Head of Media and Public Affairs of the […]

Group to Engage Enugu Stakeholders In Implementation Of Criminal Justice

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Working Group on the project, promoting accountability and transparency in the administration of Criminal Justice System in Nigeria, is to engage key stakeholders in the implementation of administration of criminal justice Act ACJA, 2015 and administration of justice criminal law ACJL 2017 of Enugu state. It listed some […]

Iworiso-Markson Wants Kinsmen to Shun Divisive Politics Ahead Of Guber Poll

(AFRICAN EXAMINER ) – Ahead of the November 16 governorship election in Bayelsa State, the people of Ogbia local government area have been advised to move in one direction in order to maximize their electoral value. A stakeholder in the area, Daniel Iworiso-Markson who gave the advice when he recieved leaders of the Ogbia Restoration Crusaders (ORC) said […]

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