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Polls: Many Passengers Stranded At Lagos Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many passengers were on Saturday stranded at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, following restriction of movement across the country due to ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, ordered the restriction of movement from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, to check activities of unscrupulous elements […]

Governor Emmanuel’s Security Aide ‘Abducted’ By Soldiers in Akwa Ibom

AKWA IBOM, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt Iniobong Ekong, has been reportedly abducted. It was gathered that Ekong was picked up midnight Friday allegedly by soldiers, following a purported petition written by the immediate past Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio. The State […]

Election: Gunmen Kill APC Ward Chairman in Zamfara

…Four Others Sustained Various Injuries (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) Ward Chairman of Yandoton Daji in Tsafe Local Government Area of Zamfara, Alhaji Yusuf Yahaya, has been killed by unidentified gunmen. The police said the deceased was killed at about 1:00am on Saturday while on his way home from Tsafe. Police spokesman, […]

BREAKING: Multiple Explosions Rock Maiduguri Hours Before Voting Opens

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Reports say a series of explosions was heard Saturday morning in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital Northeast Nigeria, just hours before the opening of polls in presidential and parliamentary elections. According AFP, multiple blasts were heard at about 6:00 am (0500 GMT). There was no immediate indication of the cause, […]

Governor Amosun’s Aide Dies in Fatal Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun’s aide Adeniyi Adesanya has lost his life, while the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa reportedly got involved in a fatal motor accident Friday evening. It was gathered that the accident occured in, Siun-Kobape along the Sagamu-Abeokuta road. Adeoluwa reportedly sustained severe injury and […]

Kano Police Arrests APC Lawmaker Over APC-PDP Bloody Clash

KANO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano Police Command says it has arrested a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, Abdulmumini Jibrin-Kofa over Thursday’s clash between supporters of PDP and APC. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the arrest of the lawmaker in an interview with the NAN in Kano Friday. He said Jibrin-Kofar […]

APC Raises Alarm Over Alleged Missing Result Sheets in Enugu

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of Saturday’s presidential\ National Assembly elections, the All Progressive Congress( APC), Enugu state chapter Thursday  raised the alarm over alleged missing of result sheets meant for some local government areas of the state. It said the development remains a source of worry to the party, calling on […]

Ikyaan Promises To Establish 3 New Specialized Universities For Benue

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the March 9, 2019 Gubernatorial Elections, the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) Governorship candidate in Benue State, Rev. Frederick Ikyaan, has promised to establish three new specialized universities to address the peculiar and critical needs of the state if elected into office. In a statement issued in Makurdi on Thursday, the […]

Ogbia Stakeholders in Bayelsa Endorse Atiku, Other PDP Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders and leaders of Ogbia have endorsed the Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming general elections to reciprocate the magnanimity òf the PDP and the country to the area. The forum of Ogbia political leaders from Constituency 1, Jonathan’s constituency also resolved to endorse the Senatorial […]

I Remain Enugu East APC Senatorial Candidate, Says Prince Ezeh

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince  Lawrence Eze of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has declared that he remains the candidate of the party for the Enugu East Senatorial district  in the Feb. 23rd National Assembly NASS election, despite a federal High court judgment which sacked him on Tuesday. The Engineer turned politician […]

INEC Okays CODER to Monitor 2019 Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coalition of Democrats for Electoral Reform (CODER) has been granted accreditation by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the 2019 Presidential, National Assembly, Governorship and State Assembly elections. To fulfill its mandate, CODER has trained 380 Field Observers and deployed them to their assigned states since Thursday, February 14, […]

Angry Mob Set Suspected Armed Robber On Fire in  Abia

From   Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The popular Uche Street in Eziama, in  Aba Council Area of Abia state, south-East Nigeria, was on Monday thrown into confusion, as angry mob lynched and burnt to death a suspected armed robber who was among a seven man  gang that invaded the area. Abia state police public Relations […]

2019 Poll: INEC Administers Oath Of Office On Staff in Yola

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has administered the oath of neutrality on its management staff in Yola, the Adamawa State capital ahead of the re-scheduled Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections this Saturday. Speaking during the occasion Tuesday, Mr. Kasim Gaidam, the state’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), explained that the oath […]

Over 30 Buildings Razed By Fire As APC, PDP Thugs Clash In Ebonyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is tension in Izzi west constituency of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria and home town of Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ogbonnaya Nwifuru, over the burning of 30 residential buildings by suspected political thugs in pre-election related violence in the locality. Our Correspondent learnt  that the attack followed […]

Fulanis Abandon Community After Death Of 66 In Kaduna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Fulani community in parts of Kajuru Local Government Area, Kaduna State, have abandoned the area after an attack on Feb. 11, which left 66 of them, mostly women and children dead. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that what remained of the Rugar Fulani community were burnt houses, animals, motorcycles, […]

Polls Shift: INEC to Retrieve Sensitive Materials Sent to All Enugu LGA’s

Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following Saturday’s postponement of Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly election, by the nation’s electoral body, the Independent National Commission INEC, the Enugu state Resident Electoral Commissioner,(REC) Dr. Emeka Ononamadu, has hinted  that all sensitive materials already distributed in the 17 council areas of the state would be retrieved. According […]

Dickson Lands Maiden Flight in Bayelsa International Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, made history on Thursday as he embarked on a successful flight in an airplane with registration number 5N-BUV, from the Port Harcourt Airport to the newly constructed Bayelsa International Cargo/Passenger Airport, Yenagoa. The emotional ceremony was witnessed by thousands of ecstatic people who […]

Armed Masked Men Storm PDP Meeting in Kogi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hooded men in police uniform Friday stormed a meeting of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, but were prevented by the Military from disrupting the parley which held at a former Governor of the State, Mr. Idris Wada’s residence. It was gathered that the men were […]

Guber Poll: Rivers APC Members Protest Non-Inclusion By INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State South South Nigeria Thursday morning staged a protest at the gate of the State’s office of the Independent National Electoral (INEC) in Port Harcourt, the State Capital. Reports said the Protesters are aggrieved over what they described as selective obedience to […]

APC Rally: No Federal Projects to Mention in Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leadership of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday failed to list Federal Projects in Bayelsa to back up their quest to convince the people to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Director in charge of Strategic Communications, Chief Nathan Egba Ologo, said that the Administration òf President Muhammadu […]

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