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Assault on Female Lawyer: WACOL Rejects Police Panel Report

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based non-governmental organization (NGO) the Women Aid Collective, WACOL, has rejected some portions of the report presented by the special Panel of Enquiry set up by the State Police Command to investigate recent alleged assault on a female lawyer and some other staff of the outfit  by  policemen in […]

Exam Malpractices: LAUTECH Expels 45 Students, Withdraws Certificates from 2 Graduates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH Ogbomoso, has expelled 45 students over alleged involvement in examination malpractices. The list of the affected students was contained in the report of the University’s Senate after its sitting of February 20, 2020. The school Wednesday forwarded the names and details of the affected students to all […]

Repented Boko Haram Insurgents Arrive Borno From Niger Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Boko Haram members and their wives who recently surrendered to troops in Niger Republic have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The ex-terrorists arrived at the Maiduguri airport Wednesday in a military aircraft in the company of soldiers, led by the Coordinator of the Federal Government Safe Corridor programme, Major General Bamidele […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Application On Bayelsa’s Judgment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has rejected the applications for a review of its February 13, 2020, judgment which overturned the All Progressives Congress’ victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta said the applications filed by the APC and its governorship […]

Ebonyi Governor Fires 2 Aides Linked With PDP Member’s Death

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki    ….Orders their Immediate Arrest too (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following their alleged involvement in the gruesome murder of one Mr. Enyinnaya Ibiam, a member of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in  Ebonyi state, during the party’s  councillorship primary election held on February 21, 2020, the state governor,  David Umahi, has sacked two […]

Police Nab 38-Year-Old Man For Raping 6 Teenage boys

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have apprehended a 38-year-old man, identified as Mr. Emmanuel Bassey, an indigene of Cross River state, for allegedly defiling 6 teenage boys in Awka, the state capital. According to the state Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, Haruna Mohammed, who disclosed this to […]

JAMB Registers Over 2 Million for 2020 UMTE; Conducts Mocks For 350,000 Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said the conduct of its mock examination for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates is hitch-free. The Board’s Head of Media and Public Relations, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this Tuesday in Abuja during an interview with the NAN. JAMB Spokesperson explained that the 2020 […]

Lagos State Government Confirms First Lassa Fever Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has confirmed the first case in the city of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever, generally called Lassa Fever. The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this early hours of Wednesday (today), in a statement. Prof. Abayomi affirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. […]

I Learnt Alot From Dickson While Serving Bayelsa Under Him For 8 Years, Says Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has profoundly thanked former governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.  He said the immediate past governor first appointed him as his Senior Special Assitant on Media, later […]

Bayelsa Info Commissioner Hails Supreme Court Judgement Affirming Diri As Governor-Elect

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has congratulated the flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16  governorship election, Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on their well deserved victory at the Supreme Court. Iworiso-Markson in a statement in Yenagoa described […]

Stakeholders Commend Dickson For Building Standard Golf Course

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson says his administration was committed to the development of tourism in the state, using sports as a vehicle. This he explained, led to the building of the world class sports facilities like the 18 hole golf course and the polo field located at the […]

Oyetola Presents Staff Of Office To Alapomu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All is set for the coronation ceremony of Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi as the new Alapomu of Apomuland in Osun State. At a press conference on Thursday in Apomu, the Asiwaju of Apomu, Chief Olaitan Alabi, said the town is one of the oldest in Yorubaland and had been in existence for […]

Crime: Keke Association Lunches Operation Identify Yourself In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – As part of measure to checkmate the incessant use of Tricycle popularly known as “Keke” in Nigerian parlance, in perpetrating robbery and other forms of crimes in Enugu metropolis and environ, the state branch of Association of Tricycle riders, has lunched what it described as “Operation  identify yourself” programme. Under the […]

About 2.5 Million People Lack Access to Clean Water In Enugu, Says WaterAid

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the devastating effect of the neglect of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in parts of Nigeria, which often create room for outbreak of epidemic and other forms of diseases, the Enugu state government has declared state of emergency in the sector, even as about 2.5 million people […]

Enugu Police Brutality: WACOL Rejects Commissioner’s Investigation Panel

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based human Rights organization, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), has rejected an investigation panel set up by the state Commissioner of police, Amad Abduraham, to investigate recent police invasion of its headquarters and brutalization of some of her staff, calling on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to constitute an independent […]

Policemen Invade NGO Office In Enugu, Beat Female Lawyer to Stupor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Policemen Invades NGO Office In Enugu, Beat Female Lawyer Handling Rape Case Involving Wealthy Man’s Son to Stupor Heavily armed policemen in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria on Friday invaded the headquarters of a non-governmental organization NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), where they  beat a human rights lawyer,  Barrister Ibangah Goodness black […]

Ondo Indigenes Urged to Support Senator Tofowomo For Good Governance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ondo indigenes in Diaspora, especially those from Ondo South Senatorial District have been called upon to support Senator Nicholas Tofowomo’s determination to impact positively on the people of the district at home. The call was made by the Special adviser to the Senator on Diaspora and International Relations, Mr. Olusegun Erinle, while expressing joy at […]

World Hijab Day: Group Decries Discrimination Against Hijab Women

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A coalition of Islamic Group has decried continued discrimination against women in Hijab, The body contends that prejudice against women in veil is not only unconstitutional but also inimical to the development of the country. Speaking at a press Conference in Ikeja, Lagos to herald the 2020 World Hijab Day, the Executive […]

Again, Fire Razes Popular Balogun Market In Lagos

 By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a week of devastating fire which torched a popular building material – Amu market, in Mushin, a Lagos suburb, a section of prominent Balogun market in Lagos Island Wednesday was also razed down by fire.    Reports said the inferno which started in the morning, actually originated from a […]

APC Takes Over Imo House Of Assembly As Speaker, 7 Others Dump PDP

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than  48 hours that the Imo state chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic party PDP, Chief Charles Ezekwem, defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, eight members of the state Assembly elected under the party have followed suit, as they dumped the PDP for the ruling party. The […]

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