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Court Dismisses Dino Melaye’s Suit to Stop INEC Recall Process

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja Friday has dismissed an appeal filed by Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State, challenging the validity of the process of his recall by his West Senatorial constituency. Following the application for the same, the Independent Electoral Commission INEC has commenced the process since […]

Lagos Bows to Pressure, Slashes Land Use Charge

By Ayo Balogun   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the torrent public outcry that trails the recent hike, the State Government Thursday announced a major reduction in its new Land Use Charge (LUC) Law. Among others, the new LUC Law has waived the penalty for late payments across board. Lagos State’s Commissioner for Finance, Mr Akinyemi […]

Moral Values: Church Leaders Should Work With Govt, Says Bayelsa Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The church should collaborate with government to rejuvenate the decaying social and moral values, particularly among the young ones, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Hon. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, has said. According to him, the collaboration became necessary because it has been part of the calling of church leaders to create […]

Ebonyi Boils As Many Killed in Bloody Communal Clash; Scores Of Houses Destroyed

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over one hundred buildings were on Tuesday completely razed down at Ikwo  Council Area of Ebonyi State, South – East Nigeria, following a fresh bloody communal clash that ensued  between the people of Inyimagu and Akpaomaka communities of the locality. Our Correspondent gathered that the  incident which has […]

Police Arrest Enugu Man For Stabbing Another Man to Death

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has arrested one Chigozie Ugwu for allegedly stabbing to death, a 35 year old man at Amegu Ejona Orba Community, in Udenu Local government Area of Enugu state, South- East Nigeria. Mr. Ebere Amarizu, the state police public Relations officer, PPRO, who […]

Commissioner Inaugurates Committee to Review Operations of Bayelsa State-Owned Media

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government has set up a committee to assist in building a unified, effective and efficient template for management of government owned media outfits in the state. The committee is chaired by Barr. Rex Epih. Other members include Albert Karikarise, Fred Fabor, Wilson Akpabio, Ms. Gina Daka-Osika and Chris Odi, while […]

Southeast Governors Plan to Jointly Construct 430 Link Roads

…Pledge To Resolve Traditional Rulers Crisis in Zone From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The South- East Governors Forum on Sunday resolved to undertake the construction of Ring roads linking the five states of the geo political zone, covering 430 kilometers, with a view to promoting economic development and integration and ease of transportation in the area. […]

Rev. Fr. Mbaka’s Impersonator  Exposed in Enugu

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Outspoken Catholic Priest, and Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry, Enugu Nigeria, (AMEN) Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, on Sunday, exposed an ex- Seminarian who has allegedly been impersonating him. African Examiner gathered that the suspect, who hails from Imo state, South East Nigeria, has been  using the Clergy man’s name to dupe members […]

African Parliamentarians Hail Governor Dickson’s Giant Strides in Education

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (Africa Region) has commended Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for his massive investment in education which has given an assured future to even the less privileged children in the state. Aside education, the association also mentioned roads, public infrastructure ‎and health projects as some of the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Enugu DSS Suspends 12 Officers Over Alleged Misconducts

By Our Reporter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Command of the Department of State Services DSS has placed 13 of its personnel, including a Deputy Director on indefinite suspension without pay, over alleged petition written against them by some politicians in the state. AFRICAN EXAMINER gathered that the said petition against the officers was […]

Return to PDP, Bayelsa Chairman Tells APC Remnants

…Says Nothing Good ‘ll Come From Sylva (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa‎ State has asked those, who are still in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop wasting their time and return back. The PDP said nothing good will happen to them under the leadership of the APC governorship candidate […]

Bayelsa Govt Felicitates With Deputy Governor As He Turns 64

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has felicitated with the state Deputy Governor, retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah on the occasion of his 64th birthday. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson in a statement described the Deputy Governor as a bridge builder, committed public servant and a dependable ‎ally. The […]

Sokoto to Construct 1000 Tube Wells to Tackle Drought in Farms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sokoto government said it will construct 1000 tube wells so as to provide enough water to farm lands for the 2018 irrigation season in the state. Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal stated this on Saturday in Sokoto. “The water levels in our dams are very low and will not be enough to serve […]

Tension in Anambra Community as Man Stabs Father to Death; Attacks  Mother

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension has enveloped  Ezimuko Nsukwu village, Abatete, in Idemili North Council Area, of Anambra state, South-East, Nigeria, as a 27 year old man, identified as Ifeanyi  Oguejiofor, on Saturday  reportedly, stabbed to death his father, Osita Oguejiofor, with a kitchen knife. African Examiner reports that the incident occurred […]

UN Condemns Abduction of Dapchi Schoolgirls As NAF Relocates Base to Borno

By Niyi Adeyi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst the United Nations condemnation of the abduction of 110 students of the Government Girls Science and Technical College GGSC Dapchi, Yobe State, the Federal Government FG has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris and the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps […]

Bayelsa Govt Spokesman Commends Dickson For Appointing More Ogbia People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State has again been commended for‎ appointing more Ogbia sons and daughters into his cabinet, making it very obvious his undiluted love for people of that local government. The commendation is coming following the nomination of Faith Opuene as a commissioner, making it the fifth Ogbia […]

IPOB, MASSOB, Others Disrupt Igbo Pro Restructuring Summit

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scores of members of the outlawed  Nnamdi Kanu led Independent peoples of Biafra, IPOB,  and other pro- Biafra agitators on Tuesday disrupted a  summit organized by the Eastern Consultative Assembly, ECA, in Enugu. However, the state  police Command said it has apprehended 11 members of the groups around […]

PRAWA Tasks Government on Prisons, Criminal Justice Reforms

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN Examiner) – The Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA) has revealed that out of 71,642 prison inmates in various Nigerian  prisons, a total of 2,322 are on death roll. It said 49,001 inmates representing 68.4 percent are on awaiting trial while 22,641 representing 31.6 percent are convicted inmates. African Examiner […]

Undergraduate Student Commits Suicide Over Inability to Graduate

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abia state university (ABSU), Uturu, South East Nigeria, was on Monday  thrown into shock as a final year student of optometry, identified as Willson Chukwudi, committed suicide over his inability to graduate from the institution with his course mates two years after they left the school. African […]

About 5,000 Armed Herdsmen Storm Benue Community, Order Residents to Vacate their Homes  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected Fulani herdsmen early hours of Monday allegedly invaded Mbatoho community in Makurdi, the Benue State capital. There was no report of casualty.  Mbatoho community is a council ward located on an Island in Makurdi town. According to Media reports, a community Leader, John Tehemen, led some residents to lodge a complaint […]

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