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Imo Governor, Uzodimma Assigns Portfolios to Commissioners

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has assigned portfolios to the 23 Commissioners recently cleared by the state House of Assembly after their screening. According to the list, Barrister C.O.C Akaolisa, from Orsu council  Area is now  the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Declan Emelumba from Oru […]

Ebonyi Governor Denies 2023 Presidential Ambition Rumour

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor, David Umahi of Ebonyi state has denied rumours making the round that he is nursing the ambition of succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Umahi, who is the incumbent chairman of Southeast governors forum, said  that he does not have any presidential ambition in 2023,  saying the […]

Police in Ekiti to Arrest Organisers of Gatherings with More Than 20 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti state police command has said it would start immediate enforcement of the orders by the state government banning all public gatherings exceeding 20 people until further notice, over the deadly Coronavirus. This was contained in a statement made available to Journalists in Ado Ekiti by the command’s Public Relations Officer, […]

Shocking as Groom Dies on Wedding Day In Jos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A groom-to-be, Mr Samuel Yarling, of Lamingo, Jos, has reportedly died on his wedding day leaving his bride-to-be and both families devastated. The wedding, which was slated for March 21, at the ECWA Church Seminary, had sent two families into mourning after the sudden death of the groom. Late Yarling was set […]

Enugu to Close All Schools to Combat Spread of COVID-19

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of proactive safety measures arising from the global coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the Enugu State Government has directed public and private primary and secondary schools in the state to conclude all activities in their various schools and shut down on or before Friday, March 27, 2020. A statement issued […]

Abagana Group Writes IG Over SARS Misconduct, Encroachment on Their Land

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Abagana, headquarters of Njikoka Local Government Area in Anambra State have petitioned the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, accusing police officers of taking sides in a land dispute before the Supreme Court. In a letter dated 4th March, 2020, Abagana people under the aegis of Abagana Welfare […]

Spinal Cord Surgery: Anglican Catechist Begs Nigerians, Govt For N5m

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A bedridden 54-year old Anglican Cathecist, Mr. Ubaka Chidiebere, from Oraifite, in Ekwusigo council  Area of Anambra State, South- East Nigeria, who has been on wheelchair since October, 2017 when he sustained a spinal cord injury in a ghastly motor accident, has appealed to governments at all level, governor […]

Panic in Enugu As State Records Suspected First Case Of Corona Virus

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State government, south East Nigeria has confirmed that a suspected case of Corona Virus (COVID- 19) had been discovered in a health facility in the state. Permanent Secretary of the state Ministry of Health, Dr Ifeanyi Agujobi made this known in a statement he signed and issued on Sunday in Enugu on behalf […]

Another 16 Make Uzodinma’s List Of Aides

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State at the weekend approved the appointments of 16 more persons as Special Advisers (SAs) and Senior Special Assistants (SSAs). While eight persons made the list of SAs, another eight were officially nominated for the Office of SSA. The governor has also directed the Secretary to Government […]

Police Rescue 4 Abducted Corps Members

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Policemen have rescued four National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members who were kidnapped on Monday, March 9, 2020 along the Funtua-Gusau Road on their way to the Orientation Camp in Gusau, the Zamfara State capital city. The Force Public Relations Officer and a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Frank Mba confirmed this Wednesday […]

Coronavirus: UNIZIK Suspends Chinese Language Programme

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the outbreak, and  current alarming spread of the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19 disease globally, the management of  Nnamdi Azikiwe University, UNIZIK Awka, Anambra state, Southeast Nigeria, has suspended the Confucius Institute programme which teaches the Chinese and other foreign languages in the ivory tower. This was made known Monday […]

Enugu Police Arrest Female Kidnappers Gang Member, Rescue 13 Victims

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu       …. Lunch Manhunt On Fleeing Others (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police Command has arrested a female member of a kidnapping gang conveying 13 of their victims in a Toyota Hiase bus with Reg. No. MSA 657 XA. According to the Command’s Spokesman, (ASP)Daniel Ndukwe Ekea, who disclosed this […]

Coronavirus: Despite Global Spread China, India, Japan, Others to Attend Enugu Int’l Trade Fair

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite spread of the deadly Coronavirus which has sent huge number of persons to their untimely graves across the world, the  Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ECCIMA, has said the development would not affect its forthcoming 2020 international trade fair, as several foreign nations such as Japan, […]

Police Parades 32 Arrested Criminal Suspects In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police Command has paraded a total of  32 criminal suspects involved in various crimes in parts of the state and were apprehended within the month of February, 2020. Parading the suspects at state police headquarters Enugu, Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Ahmad Abdurrahman, disclosed that within […]

REJOINDER: False Allegation Against Governor Bala Mohammed On N3.6B Contract for Supply of Vehicles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – We write with reference to the Premium Times story, of 22nd February 2020, by the above title. The story, in its entirety is, to put it mildly, a very serious distraction from the ethical governance environment, that the Bauchi State Government, under the leadership of His Excellency, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, CON, […]

Enugu Centenary City Land Dispute: Nwobodo Blasts Ex-Governor Chime

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-Governor of Old Anambra State, Senator Jim Nwobodo, has broken his silence on the alleged illegal acquisition  of about 1097 hectares of ancestral land belonging to Amechi and Obeagu communities in Enugu  South  council Area by the administration of former governor of the state, Barrister Sullivan Chime, who used it […]

APC Rejects Enugu LGA Polls Result, Describes Exercise As Complete Sham, Electoral Fraud

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the opposition All progressive congress APC, has rejected result of last Saturday’s local government election in the state in which the  ruling People’s Democratic party PDP was declared winner, describing the exercise as a complete “sham and electoral fraud” Chairman of Enugu state independent Electoral […]

Assault on Female Lawyer: WACOL Rejects Police Panel Report

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based non-governmental organization (NGO) the Women Aid Collective, WACOL, has rejected some portions of the report presented by the special Panel of Enquiry set up by the State Police Command to investigate recent alleged assault on a female lawyer and some other staff of the outfit  by  policemen in […]

Exam Malpractices: LAUTECH Expels 45 Students, Withdraws Certificates from 2 Graduates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH Ogbomoso, has expelled 45 students over alleged involvement in examination malpractices. The list of the affected students was contained in the report of the University’s Senate after its sitting of February 20, 2020. The school Wednesday forwarded the names and details of the affected students to all […]

Repented Boko Haram Insurgents Arrive Borno From Niger Republic

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Boko Haram members and their wives who recently surrendered to troops in Niger Republic have arrived Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. The ex-terrorists arrived at the Maiduguri airport Wednesday in a military aircraft in the company of soldiers, led by the Coordinator of the Federal Government Safe Corridor programme, Major General Bamidele […]

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