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Wike Suspends 12 Rivers LGAs Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has suspended 12 local government chairmen over allegation on failure to attend state official functions. The suspension was announced in a statement signed by Wike’s Special Assistant on Electronic Media, Mr. Simeon Nwakaudu. Those affected according to the statement were: Chairmen of Okrika, Emohua, Abua/Odual, Degema, Khana, Gokana, […]

Okorocha Upgrades Imo State Polytechnic to University

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, South East Nigeria, has upgraded the Imo state polytechnic Umuagwo to a full-fledged degree awarding university. Following the development, the institution is now to be known as Imo State University of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, Umuagwo. The governor also inaugurated an implementation committee to oversee the immediate take […]

Ekiti Assembly Suspends Former Deputy Speaker Over Plenary Misconduct

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti State House of Assembly has banned a former Deputy Speaker and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) member, Hon. Segun Adewumi for six weeks over alleged unwarranted interruption of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adeniran Alagbada. The Assembly’s action followed verbal exchange between the Speaker and Adewumi at the plenary Tuesday, a development which […]

El-Rufai Orders Political Appointees to Resign Ahead of May 29 Handover

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kaduna State Governor Mallam Nasir El-Rufai has directed all political appointees in his cabinet to resign by Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The directive however excluded certain appointees. El-Rufai who gave the order Tuesday also instructed that such appointees should forward the resignation letters with handover notes to his Principal Private Secretary. In a […]

Lingering Communal Feud Claims 8 Lives in Ebonyi

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A renewed communal crisis between people of Ikwo and Abakaliki council Areas of Ebonyi state, south -east Nigeria, has claimed 8 lives including a three-year-old child and wife of a serving police officer. African Examiner gathered that the victims were burnt to ashes weekend during the renewed feud which has […]

NRC Reacts as Train Crushes Beggar to Death in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Monday confirmed a passenger train crushed a beggar to death at Muslim area of Lagos. Mr Jerry Oche, the Lagos District Manager (RDM) of the corporation, made confirmation while addressing newsmen on the incident in Lagos. Reports say an Ijoko to Iddo bound Mass Transit Train […]

Dickson Offers Automatic Employment to Beneficiaries Of Bayelsa Scholarship

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 307 products of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme who have concluded their doctorate degree and master decree programmes in various disciplines in universities across the world. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, […]

4 Students Die for Allegedly Using Sex Enhanced Drugs

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, four students of Federal University of Technology (FUTO) Owerri, south East Nigeria, have lost their lives after allegedly consuming large doses of sex enhancers, alcohol and hard drugs. A source close to the institution revealed to newsmen on Thursday that the ugly incident occurred Tuesday at Sunshine Hostel, Umuchima in Ihiagwa, […]

Suspected Armed Robbers Killed Akure Diocese Church’s Bursar

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected armed robbers have allegedly killed the bursar of the Akure Diocese of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Mr. Gabriel Kola Abiodun. It was gathered that the deceased was shot dead at the Diocesan office at Alagbaka, Akure, the Ondo State capital Thursday morning shortly after returning from bank with the money […]

CSO to Yahaya Bello: Abuse of Judiciary Will Hunt You

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the conspiracy to remove the Kogi State Chief Judge thickens, a civil rights group has called on Nigerians to resist the illegality, while warning Gov. Yahaya Bello to be prepared for the consequences of undermining the judiciary. “You should remember that your administration and that of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari will not […]

JAMB De-Lists 14 Accredited Centres Over Alleged Misconducts

…Alleges Attack On 2 Officials In Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admission and Registration Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede Monday announced that the body has de-listed 14 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres out of the accredited 712 accredited across the country. The agency’s action Prof Oloyede while leading the Minister of Education, Adamu […]

Enugu Nurse Murder: Ugwuanyi Offers N5m To Anyone With Information On Killers

…Donates N10 Million to Widow, Children Of Murdered  Uzo-Uwani Scribe By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Determined to apprehend those behind the recent  assassination of the Head of Nursing Services at the Federal Psychiatric Hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Maria Amadi,  Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has offered N5 million to any person or group with […]

Federal Poly Offa Undergraduate Student Allegedly Commits Suicide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An undergraduate of the Federal Polytechnic Offa Kwara State, Ridwan Ajiboye has reportedly committed suicide over alleged altercation with a lecturer. Report confirmed that the late student who was of 100 level (National Diploma) in the Civil Engineering Department, drank some quantity of insecticide and later died. It was gathered that Ajiboye […]

Bayelsa Commissioner Lauds Skills Acquisition Program For Young Girls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson on Thursday re-echoed the Restoration Government’s effort at creating massive opportunities for young people in the state. He said the recent employment of 1,000 people into the state civil service and the huge investment it has made in the education sector is […]

ICPC, EFCC, Others Want Proper Implementation Of 2015 Criminal Justice Act

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has called for proper implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 and the Enugu State Administration of Justice Criminal Law (AJCL) 2017. South East Zonal Head of the anti graft  agency, Barr. Amedu Sule made […]

Court: INEC Suspends Issuance Of Certificates Of Return To Elected APC Candidates In Zamfara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the issuance of Certificates of Return to winners of the March 9, governorship and House of Assembly elections in Zamfara. This was disclosed in a notice on INEC twitter handle, @inecnigeria, posted on Tuesday. The commission said the suspension was in obedience to Monday […]

Bayelsa Mourns Literary Icon, Gabriel Okara, Declares 3 Days Of Mourning

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has described the death of famous poet and novelist, Dr. Gabriel Imomotimi Okara as a great loss to the state and Nigeria. Governor Dickson stated that as a mark of honour, his government has declared a 3 days mourning for the late Okara beginning […]

Supplementary Election: Iworiso-Markson Showers Encomium On Dickson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has congratulated Governor Henry Seriake Dickson for leading the Peoples Democratic Party to another round of electoral victory. He said the victory of the party and her candidates in the main and just concluded supplementary election speaks volume of the governor’s political […]

Enugu Police Vows to  Fish Out Killers Of Catholic Priest, LGA Secretary

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The newly posted Enugu state police  Commissioner (CP), Mr. Suleiman Balarabe, has assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi that his Command is doing everything possible to fish out killers of a Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu and the Secretary to the Uzo-Uwani council area of the state, Dr. Nnamdi […]

Police Arrest 172 Suspects in Kaduna For Electoral Offences

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Police Command  said it had arrested no fewer than 172 suspects allegedly involved in various forms of  malpractice during the just concluded general election in the state. This is contained in a document made available to the News Agency  of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna by the Command’s Public Relations […]

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