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Corruption: Appeal Court Clears Ex-Adamawa Governor, Ngilari of any Wrongdoing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An appeal court in Yola has cleared former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari of corruption saying the lower court that earlier convicted him did not give the former governor a fair hearing. The presiding judge, Justice  Omoleye said based on the fact that Bala’s indictment was unfair because he was not […]

Bayelsa Confirms Receiving N10 billion Paris, London Club Refund

…Governor Dickson warns against misuse (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson on Wednesday confirmed the receipt of N10 billion from the Federal Government as its share of the second batch of the Paris/London Club refund. Out of the money, N919 million is meant for the eight local government councils A statement by […]

Women Rural Farmers Lament Lack Of Credit, Loan Facilities

…Wants Implementation  Of Malabo Declaration on Agriculture Ignatius Okpara, Enugu, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Female rural farmers in Enugu State, South-east Nigeria, operating under the platform of Small Scale Women Farmers in Nigeria (SWOFON) have expressed displeasure over poor access to markets, as well as lack of credit and loan facilities. They stressed that lack […]

Ugwuanyi Sets to Reshuffle Cabinet, Sends Names of 3 Commissioner Nominees to Enugu Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After several failed attempts, Enugu state Governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, is now set to reshuffle his cabinet, as he has  forwarded names of three commissioners  designate  to the members of Enugu State House of Assembly for consideration and confirmation. The three commissioners designate are, Messrs Joseph Udeji, Robert Anikwe Ogbuagu as well as […]

LG Poll: Lagos APC Members Protest Against Muiz Banire

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from Mushin Local Council and Odi/Olowo Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State Tuesday staged a protest against a former Commissioner for the Environment and National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire. The protesters who accused the […]

Ex-Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe Joins Accord Party

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Spokesperson to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan  has formally joined the opposition ACCORD Party. Okupe who made the announcement Tuesday in a press statement posted on his Fecebook wall said his decision followed various consultations with political associates, family and friends. […]

Medical Doctor Docked Over Unlawful Confinement Of Mother, Child

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – A magistrate court in Enugu presided over by A.O Eze, on Friday arraigned a medical Doctor, Dr. Okafor Ikechukwu, for unlawfully confining and detaining mother and child in his private hospital located in the Abakpa axis of the state capital for a year and four months. The Enugu […]

Dickson’s Educational Policy Excites Gowon, Commissions Ijaw National Academy

Photo caption: (Front row) Former Nigeria’s Head of State, General Yakubu Gowon (3rd right) cutting the tape to commission the Ijaw National Academy while his wife, Lady Victoria Gowon (left), Governor of Bayelsa State, Hon. Seriake Dickson (2nd left) his wife, Rachael (Right) look on. Photo by Lucky Francis. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Head of […]

Kashamu, a Strong Sheriff Supporter, Congratulates Makarfi, Calls for Unity, Reconciliation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu who is also a staunch supporter of sacked Ali-Modu Sheriff has congratulated the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi and members of the committee on the affirmation of their positions on […]

Police Nab Woman For Selling Her 2 Months Old  Baby For N250k

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, South- East, Nigeria has arrested a 24-year-old woman, identified as Oluchi Emeobi from Nnewi Ichi in Nnewi North council Area of  the State for allegedly selling her two months old baby for N250,00 (two hundred and fifty thousand naira). Umar Garbage, the state […]

Enugu APC Slams Indefinite Suspension on Buhari’s Aide, Others

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State chapter of the All progressive Congress APC,  has slammed an indefinite suspension on the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on justice reform, Mrs. Juliet Ibekaku and 19 others, over alleged misconduct and violation of the party’s constitution. The suspension was contained in a […]

Police in Enugu Nab Pastor for Kidnapping 60 Year Old Woman

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command has apprehended an Enugu based  Pastor, Solomon. Ozioko , over  his Involvement in the alleged  Kidnapping  of  a 60 year old  woman , identified as  Esther Ogbu,  at  Ovoko  in  Igboeze  South  council  Area of the  state. Ebere Amarizu, the Command’s spokesman who […]

Udom Emerges Interim Chairman of S/S, S/E Governors Forum, to Pursue Political, Regional Integration

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of South -East and South-South geo political zones of Nigeria on Sunday night rose from a meeting, with a resolve to politically work together and pursue a regional reintegration. The forum also appointed Akwa-Ibom state governor Udom Emmanuel as its interim chairman. The governors said at the […]

Abia Councilor Killed in Kerosene Explosion

From Ignatius Okpara  ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lawmaker in Obingwa Council Area of Abia State, South- East Nigeria, Obioma Ali has been killed by kerosene explosion. Ali died Tuesday at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital, ABSU. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the local government area lawmaker, who represented Isiala Itu, Ward 12, was […]

Confusion, Tension as Man Sets 2 Family Houses Ablaze over Motorcycles

From Ignatius   Okpara (AFRICAN  EXAMINER) – Umuoduku village in Oboama Autonomous Community, in Ezinihitte Mbaise council  Area of Imo State, South-East  Nigeria, was thrown into confusion and tension over the  weekend, as a grandfather and palm wine tapper, Mr. Richard Anochirionye, aka ”Okpoko,” sprayed his two family houses with fuel and set them on fire. […]

NUC Upgrades MAPOLY to University of Technology

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta (MAPOLY), has now been officially upgraded and recognized, as the University of Science and Technology. The official recognition was made public Monday, as the National University Commission (NUC) presented a letter of upgrading to a delegation of the Ogun State Government led […]

Niger Delta Dialogue Seeks Implementation of Integrated Regional Master Plan

Photo caption: Chairman, Niger Delta Dialogue, King Diete Spiff AFRICAN EXAMINER — A two-day dialogue on Niger Delta affairs has ended in Calabar with a resolution for the implementation of  a regional integrated Master Plan and robust engagement of stakeholders for its review, update and re-validation. In a communique signed by the Chairman, Niger Delta Dialogue, […]

Rivers Election Tribunal Sacks Senator Sekibo from Senate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Election Petitions Tribunal has upturned the electoral victory of Senator George Thompson Sekibo. Instead, the lower court ruled Thursday that Mr. Andrew Uchendu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was the winner of the Rivers East Senatorial District. Sekibo is of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   […]

Lagos Lawmaker Distributes Free GCE Forms to 130 Indigent Students

Photo caption: Chairman, Lagos House of Assembly Committee on Works and Infrastructure, Mr Abiodun Tobun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Lagos lawmaker, Mr Abiodun Tobun, on Monday distributed N2 million worth of General Certificate Education (GCE) forms to no fewer than 130 indigent students of Epe Constituency I. Tobun of the APC, who represents the constituency in the […]

Police in Imo Parade Widow for Buying Kidnapped 10 Month-old Baby

From  Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Imo state police Command at the  weekend paraded a widow identified as Ogechi Chukwuocha, for buying a 10- month old baby for 650, 000 naira in the state. Also paraded alongside the middled-age woman were two of her accomplices whose  names were given as Callister Igwe and Chimezie Okafor, […]

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