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Reforms: Bayelsa LGAs Record Wage Bill Reduction Of N3.9bn Annually

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government on Thursday said that it had prevented the payment of huge amount of money to payroll fraudsters in its local government councils totaling N3.912 bn annually as a fall out of the ongoing public sector reforms in the state. Speaking during a press conference, the Commissioner for Information and […]

INEC Releases Timetable For Osun Guber Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Osun has released the timetable for the conduct of the state’s Sept. 22 governorship election. Presenting the timetable to newsmen on Thursday in Osogbo, Mr Olusegun Agbaje, the newly appointed Osun Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) said election activities would commence on June 23 with the […]

2019: Magnus Abe Declares Interest in Rivers Guber Race

Photo: Senator Magnus Abe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe on Wednesday declared his intention to contest for the governorship of Rivers State in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abe, who made the declaration while addressing a crowd […]

Convention: Enugu LGA APC Candidates Forum Endorses Nwoye For 2nd Tenure

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the May 9th, state congress of the All progressives Congress APC, the 17 chairmanship candidates of the party in the 2017 council election in Enugu state have endorsed the state chairman Dr. Ben Nwoye, for a 2nd term in office, even as they  presented him with […]

2019: Imo APC Splinter Group Declares War On Okorocha

From Ignatius Okpara IMO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A splinter group of the All progressive Congress APC in Imo state, South East Nigeria, operating under the banner of “Restoration Coalition” has declared war on Governor Rochas Okorocha over his plan to hand over power to his son in-Law, Uche Nwosu in 2019. The group has […]

Benue Massacre: MURIC Condemns Killing of Priests, Worshipers

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly condemned the killing Tuesday of two Catholic Priests and 15 other worshipers at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue State. The group in a statement issued Tuesday in Lagos by its Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola stressed: ”Human […]

Bayelsa Public Service Reforms ‘ll Enhance Productivity, Says Information Commissioner  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The on-going civil service reforms, particularly as it affects the state owned media outfits, have been envisioned to promote professionalism and ensure effective service delivery. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson stated this on Tuesday, while receiving the report of the Bayelsa State Media Corporation Committee in his […]

Kwara Governor Appoints Special Assistant on Fulani Affairs

Photo: Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Kwara State (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointment of Alhaji Abdul-Azeez Muhammad as Special Assistant, Fulani Affairs, to represent Miyetti-Allah in his administration. The Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Isiaka Gold made this known in a statement issued on Tuesday in […]

Benue Massacre:  Buhari Describes Attack As “Vile And Satanic”

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Tuesday killing of two Catholic Priests and 17 other worshippers at a church in Ukpor-Mbalom community in Gwer East Local Government Area of Benue. Buhari in a statement issued Tuesday in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, described the […]

2 Priests, 15 Other Worshipers Killed in Fresh Benue Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Catholic Priests and 17 other worshipers have been killed in a fresh attack Tuesday by suspected herdsmen on a church – St. Ignatius Quasi Parish Ukpor-Mbalom in Ayar-Mbalom community of Gwer East Local Government area of the North central Benue State. The suspected herdsmen according to report also burnt over 100 […]

Zamfara Lawmaker Loses 10 Family Members in Ghastly Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed the death of 10 persons in an auto crash. The victims included three biological children and seven other family members of Alhaji Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of Zamfara State House of Assembly, representing Bakura State Constituency. Other family members of […]

We’ll Continue To Engage Our Youths to Rule Their World, Says Bayelsa Govt spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has expressed its desire to increase the number of ‎sporting and other related activities aimed at constantly engaging youths of the state, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has said. According to him, the reason is to make the youths more productive and give them the […]

Ebonyi Council Boss Arraigned For Demolishing 94-Year-Old Man’s Property

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Ebonyi p(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coordinator of Ezeukwa Development Centre in Onicha Council area of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria Mr. Chukwuma Igwe, was on Friday arraigned in court alongside eight others for allegedly demolishing a house and its  fence belonging to a 94-year-old man in the state. The 49 year old […]

Bayelsa Agog As New Varsity Holds Maiden Matriculation

….‎we’re proud of your achievements says Bayelsa Govt (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has congratulated the management and staff of the University of Africa Toru-Orua in Sagbama Local Government Area of the state on the occasion of‎ their first matriculation and public lecture series which comes up tomorrow. The maiden matriculation ceremony and […]

Sex-for-Mark Saga: OAU Receives Probe Reports, Suspends Professor Akindele

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile Ife have finally identified the female voice in the controversial “marks for sex” audio recording as that of Miss Monica Osetobe Osagie and suspended the suspected Lecturer. Osagie is a Postgraduate Student on the Master of Business Administration Regular programme of the ivory tower. […]

Bayelsa Government Assures Residents of Potable Water Soon

…Sets Commissioning Date for Water Projects (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government says, the people of the State would soon be enjoying portable drinking water. Addressing Government House correspondents on the outcome of the state Executive Council meeting, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Mr Daniel Iworiso Markson disclosed that, the decision to provide potable […]

Sokoto Allocates Land, Structures For New Army Division

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari approved the take-off of the new 8 Division for the Nigerian Army in Sokoto, the state government said it has allocated land and structures to serve as temporary headquarters for the division. Inspecting ongoing renovation works at the site of the new division in Kalambaina area of […]

WaterAid Applauds Nigerian Govt for Declaring Emergency in Sanitation, Water Sector

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – WaterAid Nigeria has applauded the Federal Government for its bold step in declaring a state of emergency for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector of the Nigerian economy and demanding action to tackle the water and sanitation crisis in the country. Although Nigeria is oil-rich and has sub-Saharan […]

Ohaneze Crisis Deepens as 3 Names Shortlisted For Nwodo’s Replacement

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing crisis rocking the apex Igbo socio cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has taken a new twist, as its youth  wing announced three names shortlisted for possible replacement of the embattled President-General of the organization, Chief Nnia Nwodo. Recall that the Igbo umbrella Ohanaeze had been enmeshed in a leadership crisis for […]

Suspected Herdsmen Kill 4 Policemen in Benue

NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Benue State Police Command has confirmed that four of its men have been killed by the suspected herdsmen. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Moses Yamu, in a statement issued Monday disclosed that sad the incident occurred at Anyibe, in the Logo Local Government Area of the state. Logo and […]

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