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Exclusive: Acute Kerosene Scarcity Hits Enugu, Litre now Sells For N600, Restaurants Hike Food Price

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The present acute scarcity of kerosene being witnessed in parts of Nigeria, has worsened in Enugu state, south- East Nigeria, as a litre of the essential commodity is now sold for 600 naira and above, as against the official pump price of 150. African Examiner Correspondent […]

Ex-Ministers’ Solidarity Visit to Wike Shameful, Bad Omen, Says Rivers APC

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has expressed schock over the recent solidarity visit to Governor Nyesom Wike by former ministers who served in the administration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, described […]

Gambia: Jammeh Declares 90-Day State of Emergency As Nigeria Deploys Warship, Senegal to Lead Ground Troops

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With 24 hours to the expiration of his mandate, President Yahya Jammeh is digging in. He has declared a 90-day state of emergency. But Nigeria has deployed a warship in readiness to launch an attack. The warship, NSS Unity is on the move in readiness to launch an attack. The […]

Lagos Says Investigation Ongoing On Slain LASTMA Commander

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who briefed […]

Anti-Corruption: Magu Must Quit to Save Nigeria From Global Embarrassment –Coalition

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A civil rights movement under the aegis of Coalition for Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI), on Sunday expressed pessimism that the continued preoccupation of office by the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial ‎Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, was denting Nigeria’s image in the international community. The organisation wondered why President […]

FG Should Fast-Track Peace Process in N’Delta -Dickson 

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the Federal Government to fast-track the ongoing peace process in the Niger Delta, with a view to building consensus on the economic, political and security issues to achieve lasting peace in the region. Governor Dickson, who made the call at the […]

Gambia: Another Minister Quits President Jammeh’s Cabinet

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Days after the Minister of information, Sheriff Bojang left Yahya Jammeh’ s cabinet, another closest ally of the president, Abdou Kolley, a Minister of Finance on Sunday tendered his resignation letter. Kolley’ s decision to quit Jammeh’s government is coming amid political tension with the president refusing to handover power […]

2 Staffs, 3 Students of Nigerian Turkish International College Abducted in Ogun

By Funmilayo Omidiji OGUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two staff and three students of the Nigerian Turkish International College, Ogun State, were late Friday abducted. The school is sited in Isheri enclave, along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The whereabouts of the victims is yet to be ascertained. However, the Ogun State Police Command, Spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, […]

BREAKING: Agony as Scores Killed in Fresh Bomb Attack in Adamawa

ADAMAWA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, scores have been killed in an early morning bomb blast in Madagali town, in Madagali Local Government Council area of Adamawa State. An eye witness, who simply identified himself as Baba, NAN reported, said the blast occurred near a checkpoint at the entrance of the town. “We heard three […]

Gambia: Nigeria’s Reps Vote to Offer Jammeh Asylum If he Hands over To Barrow

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s lower house voted on Thursday to offer embattled Gambian President Yahya Jammeh asylum if he steps down, lawmakers said. The House of Representatives approved a motion to authorise President Muhammadu Buhari to offer Jammeh asylum if he handed over power to Adama Barrow, who won Gambia’s Dec 1 elections. […]

Activist Lawyer Writes INEC, Demands Ekiti Lawmakers Certificates 

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja  ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Activist lawyer Morakinyo Ogele has forwarded a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding the copies of documents submitted by members of Ekiti State House of Assembly before the last general elections. Ogele in a letter dated 11th January, 2017 a copy of which was made […]

Uwazuruike Lambasts IPOB Leader  Kanu, Says He is a Fraudster

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu Nigeria,  (African Examiner) – Founder of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), chief Ralph Uwazuruike has lambasted detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, describing him as an “internet fraudster”,who is not genuinely interested in the […]

4 Killed, Several Injured in Herdsmen-Farmers Clash in Niger

NIGER STATE, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than four people have been confirmed dead while several others were injured during a clash between farmers and herdsmen in Sabon Daga area of Bosso local Council area of Niger State. The clash which started on Tuesday morning lasted several hours. The fight which started Tuesday morning and […]

Ex-Information Minister, Nwodo Emerges President General Of Ohaneze Ndigbo

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Former Minister of information and Aviation, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has emerged president- General of apex Igbo socio cultural organization, Ohaneze Ndigbo. He polled 242 votes to defeat his only rival, Professor Chiwelite Ejike, a former Vice chancellor of Anambra state university of science and Technology, (ASUTEC) who garnered only 13 votes. […]

Planned Shutdown of Abuja Airport Disastrous -Group

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pro-democracy and Non-Governmental Organization- HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has condemned the planned six weeks shut down of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja and the diversion of all flights to Kaduna Airport as disclosed by the minister of State for transportation in charge of Aviation. The group said it has […]

5 Suicide Bombers, 3 others killed in Another Attack in Borno

MAIDUGURI, BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Borno State Police Command has confirmed the multiple suicide bomber attack, Sunday in Maiduguri, the State capital which left eight people dead. The Command’s Spokesperson, Mr. Victor Isuku, explained Monday that there were two separate attacks which occurred between 8.20 p.m. and 10.30 p.m yesterday (Sunday). According to […]

FG Warns Universities Of Agric, Technology, others Over Unauthorized Courses

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has directed that all specialized universities are to stick to their core mandates which they were set up to  carry and  desist from running  programmes  which have no bearing to their foundation. Specialised Universities are University set up to pursue specific courses/ programmes to steer the need […]

Book: “Bayelsa’s Landmark Election; How Dickson Deployed People Power to Defeat Federal Might”

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Daniel Iworiso-Markson is the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State. In this interview, he speaks on his newly published book: Bayelsa’s Landmark Election: How Dickson Deployed People Power To Defeat Federal Might, and the governor’s administration, among other issues. He spoke with The New Telegraph.  You […]

Rivers Rerun Misconducts: Police Dismiss Six Officers Attached to Governor Wike

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force has dismissed six of its officers attached to the Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike over alleged misconducts during the last State’s and National Assembly (NASS) rerun. The Force Public Relations Officer DCP Donald Awunah disclosed this at a press briefing he addressed in Abuja […]

Police Arrest Dethroned Monarch, Others Over Robbery, Kidnapping

By Ignatius Okpara OWERRI NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Imo State South East Nigeria, have arrested the dethroned traditional ruler of Lagwa autonomous community in Mbaise, in Aboh Mbaise council Area of Imo state, Mr. Cosmas Onyeneke over alleged robbery and attempted kidnapping. The suspect, who is other wise known as “Ise of […]

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AFCON GABON 2017 Results:

Latest Results:
(Group D) 17 January 2017
• Ghana 1 – 0 Uganda
• Mali 0 – 0 Egypt

(Group A) 18 January 2017
• Gabon 1 - 1 Burkina Faso (Final)
• Cameroon 2 - 1 G/Bissau (Final)

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