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Group Identifies Obstacles Hindering Implementation Criminal Justice in Enugu State

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Working Group (SWG) on implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, and Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2017 in the state, has identified nonexistence of witness support unit in the state, filing of inappropriate charges against suspects by police, as well as lack of […]

419: Court Convicts Serving Corp Member in Enugu

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria on Tuesday convicted to one-month imprisonment for advance fee fraud, fondly known as 419 in local parlance. The corp member, Mr. Samuel Orie, (alias SCOTT GIBB) was charged before Justice I.N Buba […]

South East Governors, Prominent Leaders to Meet Buhari Over Igbo Welfare

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of the Southeast of Nigeria are to lead other prominent Igbo leaders on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the welfare of the people of the area. This was disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Enugu by Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South- East governors […]

We Have Set High Standard In Education –Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Friday said it is excited about the solid foundation it has laid for education in the state and the gains so far recorded in that sector. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson came out with this in Yenagoa at the finals of the annual […]

Ekiti Man Gets 6 Months Jail Term for Attempted Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ado-Ekiti Magistrates’ Court on Thursday sentenced a 26-year-old man, Abiodun Ogunbode, to six months in prison for attempted suicide in Ekiti. Chief Magistrate Abdulhamid Lawal, sentence Ogunbode, after he pleaded guilty to attempted suicide. Ogunbode, had pleaded to the court for leniency. Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Leramo Caleb, told the court that […]

Group Asks Buhari, UN to Urgently Halt Tiv/Jukun Crisis in Taraba

…Accuses Gov Ishaku, Aku Uka Of Promoting Genocide (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A socio-cultural group, the Taraba Tiv People’s Association, has called on President Mohammadu Buhari to use his good offices as Commander-in-Chief to direct the Armed Forces of Nigeria to effect an immediate cessation of hostilities between the Tiv and Jukun communities of Taraba State […]

Gunmen Abduct 6 People In Adamawa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen on Saturday kidnapped six people at Gurin village in the Fufore/Gurin Local Government Area of Adamawa in Nigeria’s insurgency-wracked North-East. Alhaji Shuaibu Babas, the member representing Fufore/Gurin Constituency in the Adamawa Stater House of Assembly, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in the early hours of […]

Insecurity: Enugu Govt To Deploy Automated Drones for Surveillance

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Enugu State Executive Council has approved for the purchase of eighteen (18) automated drones for air surveillance within and outside the state for effective security management. The council meeting which was chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, according to the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, also approved the immediate construction of […]

Edo Governor Sacks All His Special Assistants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo has terminated the appointment of all his senior special assistants and special assistants with immediate effect. In a statement made available to journalists in Benin on Wednesday, the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Osarodion Ogie, said fresh appointments would be announced within the next 30 days. […]

Police Parade Pastor For Killing Girlfriend; Nab Man For Defiling  Minor

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu State Police Command has nabbed a 78 year old man, identified as  Mr. Mama Onoja Boniface, for defiling an 11 year old girl, Miss Ugwu Chidozie, just as it paraded one  Pastor, Chukwuemeka Eze, for allegedly killing his girlfriend . It said the near Octogenarian suspect, who […]

Dickson Recognises New Bayelsa Speaker Amidst Leadership Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa has endorsed the election of a new Speaker for Bayelsa House of Assembly which took place under chaotic  circumstances on Monday. News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was heavy shooting at the Bayelsa House of Assembly during a session of the assembly when hundreds of […]

NSCDC Operatives Nab Naira Notes Vendor in Anambra 

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Anambra state, command  in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, weekend arrested a 20 year old lady, identified as Oluchi Faith Imo for hawking various denominations of naira currency notes. Commandant of the Corps in the […]

Fayose Must Account For Stolen Funds, Says MURIC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has insisted that former Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, must be held accountable for alleged stolen funds in Ekiti State.    This was contained in a press statement issued on Friday, 27th September, 2019 by Professor Ishaq Akintola, Director of the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC). The Islamic […]

Ugwuanyi Swears in New Cabinet Members, Appoints Ex-Info Commissioner as CPS

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in new Commissioners and Special Advisers just as he appointed a former Commissioner for information in the state, Mr. Chuks Ugwuoke as new Chief Press Secretary, CPS. Swearing in the appointees at the government, Ugwuanyi told them that performance will […]

Oyo Governor, Seyi Makinde Appoints Economic Adviser

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Seyi Makinde  of Oyo State has approved the appointment of Dr. Musibau Babatunde, an Economist  from the University of Ibadan, as his Chief Economic Adviser. Mr Taiwo Adisa, the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, said in a statement on Tuesday in Ibadan that the appointment was with “immediate effect”. The governor’s 4-point […]

Ebonyi Governor Sacks CPS Over Unauthorised Press Statement

From  Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi state has sacked his Chief Press Secretary (CPS) Emma Uzor.  He said he took the decision because the CPS misrepresented him and South East Governors in a statement he recently  issued on the Controversial National Livestock Transformation Programme, describing the statement by […]

Clergy Faults CBN’s Policy On Withdrawal, Deposit Charges

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the recent introduction of charges on withdrawal and deposits above 500,000 (five hundred thousand naira) by commercial banks as directed by the Central bank of Nigeria(CBN) continues to generate reactions in the country, the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical province of the Anglican church, Most Rev. Emmanuel […]

Captain Hosa: Lifting Humanity, Decorated With Honour

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – According to the 1921 Nobel laureate for Literature, Frenchman Anatole France, “To accomplish great things, we must dream, as well as act.”  Thousands of kilometres away from Europe, another bold visionary, entrepreneur and film producer – Walter Elias Disney – echoed the compelling philosophical thoughts of Anatole France. Observed […]

Incredible: 75 Year Old Man In Police Net For Defiling Minor In Enugu

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 75 year old man identified as one Moses Eze has been arrested by operatives of the Enugu  state criminal investigations Department of the police Command over his alleged involvement in the defilement of a five year old girl. The state police Spokesman, Ebere Amarizu, who disclosed this […]

Former Bayelsa PDP Senator Defects to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former member of the Nigerian senate, Sen. Nimi Barigha-Amange has announced his intention to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Barigha-Amange stated this on Wednesday in Abuja while submitting his letter of intention to join APC to the party’s  Acting National Secretary, Mr Victor […]

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