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Enugu Guber: Ayogu Eze’s Campaign Organization Denies EFCC Invitation

…Says PDP Behind Rumour From   Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The campaign organization of the Enugu state governorship candidate of the All progressive congress APC, Senator Ayogu Eze, has condemned in strong terms what it described as sponsored blackmail and campaign of calumny in the social media, against the gubernatorial hopeful by […]

Group Faults EFCC’s Role in Akwa Ibom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akwa Ibom Media Advocates, AMA, a socio-economic group has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, not to tarnish its goodwill in the minds of Nigerians and the international community through its present political activities in Akwa Ibom State. The group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Iman […]

OPAN Announces Its 3rd Annual Online New Media Conference

Photo: OPAN President, Mr. Austyn Ogannah (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Nigeria enters the election season, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual New Media Conference, which will hold at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The theme of the conference is: Free Press and […]

Anambra: Nobody Can Impeach Me, I’m Still the Speaker, Says Rita Maduagwu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Impeached Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly Rita Maduagwu has dared her opponents, describing her impeachment as a ruse and sheer illegality. The embattled Speaker who was aided Tuesday to gain access to the Legislative chamber by some government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Solo Chukwulobe, […]

2019: Enugu APC Guber Candidate, Senator Eze Unveils Running Mate, Others

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state Gubernatorial flag bearer for the All Progressive Congress (APC) State, Senator Ayogu Eze at the weekend, officially unveiled his running mate, Prince Gilbert Chikwado Chukwunta, and ex- state Secretary of the Peoples Democratic party PDP, Barrister Steeve Orurua as Spokesperson of his campaign organization. Eze, […]

65-Year-Old Man Dies After Sex Rumpus in Anambra Hotel

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN  EXAMINER) – The Anambra State Police Command has announced it is doing everything within its power to unravel the mystery behind the recent sudden demise of a 65-year-old man who was found dead in a Hotel room in Awka, the state capital after allegedly making love with a lady he took to the […]

 My Son’s Support for Buhari 2019 is a Plot to Get Back At Me, Says Okupe

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Doyin Okupe has alleged that the decision of his son, Ditan to support the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, against the Presidential candidate of his party, Turaki Atiku Abubakar may be a plot to get back at him. The picture of […]

129 Enugu Inmates to Write November/December NECO Exam

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 129 inmates serving in the Enugu Maximum Security Prison of the Nigeria Prison Service (NPS) will sit for the forthcoming 2018 National Examination Council (NECO) November/December examination. Mr. Chukwuemeka Monday, the public Relations Officer PRO, of the state Command of the Service, disclosed this […]

Factional Chairmen Emerge in Enugu State IPAC Election

By Ignatius Okpara  ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two factional chairmen have emerged at the end of the inter-party Advisory Committee (IPAC) election held in Enugu state, amid protest by contestants, over alleged irregularities and manipulation of the exercise. The immediate past State’s IPAC Chairman Bar. John Nwobodo was accused as the brain behind the manipulation. […]

Police Authority Dismisses Drunk Policeman in Lagos

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the directive handed down by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Ibrahim Idris, the Lagos State Police Command has dismissed one of its officers who got drunk while on his duty post at Akowonjo, Dopemu, in Alimoso Local Government area of the state. The video of […]

Bribe Video: Court Orders Kano Assembly to Stop Ganduje’s Investigation

KANO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kano High court on Monday ordered the state House of Assembly investigative committee to stop investigation on the bribery allegation leveled against Governor Abdullah Ganduje, pending determination of a case filed before it on the matter. The order followed a suit filed by one Muhammad Zubair for himself and […]

Minimum Wage: Buhari Begs NLC To Shelve Impending Nationwide Strike

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours to the impending strike organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to press for the payment of the new National minimum wage, President Muhammadu Buhari has taken the humble pie by sending an appeal to the workers’ union leadership to shelve the planned industrial action. Mr. President […]

Delta APC Crisis: Court Slams Contempt Notice On Oshiomhole, INEC Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – THE Federal High Court sitting at Asaba has issued a contempt notice on the National chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole for disobeying its order not to submit list of Delta APC candidates to INEC and on the Chairman of INEC for disobeying its order not to receive and publish such candidates names […]

Dickson Orders Payment Of 2 Months Salary, 4 Months Pension Arrears

…As Bayelsa Receives N24.1 Billion Paris Club Refund The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has directed payment of two months out of the outstanding three months salary arrears and four months of the outstanding seven months pension arrears in the state. The Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai, said in a […]

Kano Assembly Panel Summons Gov Ganduje Over Bribe Video

KANO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The alleged bribery scandal against Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has assumed more critical dimension as the seven-man panel, of the State’s House of Assembly probing the allegation, has summoned him to appear before it Friday- November 2, 2018. Gaduje’s summon is contained in a letter, dated Wednesday, October 31, […]

Justice, Human Rights Under Attack in Nigeria, Says Prof Ezeilo

Photo: Dean, faculty of law University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Prof. (Mrs) Joy  Ezeilo From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Wants Judiciary, Citizens To Rise Up  A social crusader and Dean, faculty of law University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) Prof. (Mrs) Joy  Ezeilo, has expressed worry of alarming rate of human rights abuses in Nigeria, saying that Justice […]

2019: Popular Enugu Prophet Hits Buhari, Atiku; Describes Nnamdi Kanu As Play Boy

From Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Nigeria prepares for the 2019 general elections, a popular Enugu-based prophet, Anthony Nwoko has descended  on  President Muhammadu  Buhari, who is the All progressive congress APC candidate, and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar,of the PDP, saying  the two Northern politicians are  not solutions to the country’s economic and […]

Fraud: Buhari Orders NHIS Boss to Proceed On Administrative Leave

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja ordered Prof. Usman Yusuf, the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), to immediately proceed on administrative leave. Buhari gave the order in a statement signed by Mr Olusegun Adekunle, Permanent Secretary, General Services Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of […]

Police Arraign Senator Adeleke, 2 Others Over Exam Malpractices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s Police has arraigned Senator Isiaka Adeleke and four other suspects over charges on alleged examination malpractices. The Senator and other four were arraigned Wednesday before Justice I.E Ekwo of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. Adeleke who is representing the Osun State West Senatorial district and the Governorship candidate of […]

Fayose Regains Freedom, Vows to Continue His Fight Against Buhari’s Administration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State Mr. Ayodele Fayose has been released from prison. Fayose’s release was confirmed Monday evening by his lawyer, Mr. Mike Ozekhome (SAN). The ex-Governor was last week granted a N50m bail with sureties by Justice Mojisola Olatoregun of a Federal High Court in Lagos. Ozekhome confirmed that the […]

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