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Tax Evasion: Enugu Government Seals Up Banks, Hospitals, Schools, Others

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu   ….Says More 3000 Establishment to Face Same Sanction Soon (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State government through its Internal Revenue Service board on Friday sealed up about 40 commercial banks, hotels, hospital, schools, among other facilities operating in the state capital Enugu, over tax evasion. It said the action was in compliance with court orders, […]

NGO Partners with Religious Leaders, Stakeholders Over Violence Against Women

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Christian religious leaders and their Muslim counterparts, as well as other relevant stakeholders have resolved to set up platforms in the churches, mosques and other organizations to check Gender based violence. They took the resolution during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender – Based Violence organized by the Center for Eradication of Violence Against Women  (CEVAW) held recently at the […]

Opeans Safety Training Centre Dismisses EFCC’s Sealing Report

From  Ignatius  Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to recent reports in some section of the media that Opeans Safety Training Centre at Opete near Warri, Delta state, has  been sealed up by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC, management of the company yesterday debunked the reports, saying it was the handiwork of a fellow competitor […]

Edo Assembly Passes N179.2bn Budget For 2020

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N179.2 billion. This followed a motion by House Leader, Mr Roland Asoro and seconded by Mr Ephraim Aluebhosele, member representing Igueben at plenary in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Gov. Godwin Obaseki had on […]

Ugwuanyi Dissolves LGA Chairmen in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Nigeria Enugu state governor, Lawrence Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has dissolved all the Chairmen 17 Council Areas of the state, following the expiration of their 2-year tenure in office. The development will give room for the appointment of caretaker committees to take charge of the Council areas until the conduct of local government elections in a few […]

84-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide in Enugu As Police Begin Investigation

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police in Enugu state, south East Nigeria, has commenced full scale investigations into the case of an Octogenarian man, Late Mathias Uzo who committed Suicide at Awgu council area of the state. Spokesman of the Command, Ebere Amarizu, who disclosed this to African Examiner in Enugu on Monday, said the unfortunate incident happened at Ezere […]

Suspected IPOB Members Kill 2 Police Officers, Set Patrol Van Ablaze

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra state police Command says it has arrested some suspected members of the proscribed Independent peoples of Biafra (IPOB), at Oraifite area of the state, for allegedly killing two police officers. According to the state police public Relations officer PPRO, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to newsmen […]

Police Begin Investigation Into Officer Who Commits Suicide in Imo

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police Authorities in Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has begun full scale investigation into circumstances that led one of its personnel, Sergeant Paul Joseph, to commit Suicide. Before his death last Wednesday, the deceased was attached to a branch of Access Bank at Ahiara junction, Ahiazu, Mbaise Council Area of the State. […]

Supreme Court Dethrones Oyo Paramount Traditional Ruler

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme court has dethroned a first-class monarch in Oyo State – the Eleruwa of Eruwa, Oba Samuel Adegbola. The monarch and six others brought a suit against Mr James Olatunde Idowu and four others following a judgment delivered by Justice Ladipo Abimbola of the State High Court on January 26, 2011, that […]

Army Parades Fake Soldier, Cable Vandal in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The General Officer Commanding, GOC, 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Enugu, South- East Nigeria, Maj. Gen. Lasisi Adegboye, Thursday, paraded a 35-year old fake Soldier who gave his name as Mr. Madukwe Obinna, a native of Akoli Imenyi , Bende Local Government Area of Abia State. But he told the Army […]

Police Confirm Release Of Abducted Enugu Catholic Priest

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Enugu State says abducted Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Malachy Asadu, serving under Catholic Diocese of Nsukka, has been released. Rev. Fr.  Asadu was abducted on Monday by unknown persons in Nsukka town. The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed the release said that the priest […]

Nigerian Army Releases 983 “Cleared” Boko Haram Suspects

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army on Wednesday released 983 suspects cleared of links with Boko Haram insurgents. Maj.-Gen. Olusegun Adeniyi, the theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), made the disclosure in Maiduguri at the formal handing over of the suspects to the Borno Government. Adeniyi disclosed that the suspects comprised of 978 males and […]

Gunmen Kidnap Abuja Traditional Ruler

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Alhaji Ibrahim Pada, a third-class traditional ruler of Rubochi in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT. The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Rubochi, SP Michael Ada, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said the traditional ruler was abducted at his resident on Tuesday. “We received […]

UNN Holds Witchcraft Conference Despite Public Outcry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The two-day international conference on witchcraft, organised by Prof. B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), kicked off Tuesday with a new theme, “Dimensions of human behaviours.” The conference, however, dropped its initial theme, “Witchcraft: Meanings, Factors and Practices.” following a directive from the authorities of […]

CAN Warns UNN Against Holding Witchcraft Conference

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Southeast chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has warned the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN, against going ahead with its planned conference on witchcraft. The planned controversial conference being organizd by the B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research in UNN, has been generating mixed reactions in many […]

ICPC, Stakeholders Want Nigerians to Join Anti-Corruption Fight

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt practices and other Related offences Commission, ICPC, as well as other relevant stakeholders in the administration of criminal justice in Nigeria, have stressed the need for concerted efforts by all and sundry in eliminating corruption in the country. They made the call Tuesday in Enugu during the official inauguration of […]

Mapoly Alumni Hold National Convention In Ibadan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The famous city of Ibadan, Oyo State will this weekend play host to the largest gathering of Muslim graduates of the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (Mapoly) Abeokuta as the Moshood Abiola Polytechnic Abeokuta Muslim Alumni (MAPAMA) holds its National Convention. The two-day event is scheduled for Saturday, November 23 and Sunday November 24, 2019 […]

Group Raises Alarm Over High Rate of Child Abuse

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-governmental Organization, Child Protection Network (CPN), Enugu State, South- East Nigeria, has raised the alarm over rising rate of child Abuse in the society. It however, advised those perpetrating the ugly and inhuman act to retrace their steps. Chairperson of CPN, Barrister Mrs. Margret Nwagbo stated this on Tuesday in Enugu […]

21 Ibadan ‘Kings’ Installed By Ajimobi Lose Crowns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fifty-three months after they were elevated and coronated as crown wearing obas (Kings) in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a State High Court judge, Justice A. Aderemi on Tuesday sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In granting the terms of settlement jointly filed by the State Government […]

Enugu Police Parade 36 Suspected Criminals, Recover Assorted Arms

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command, South- East Nigeria, on Tuesday, paraded a total of 36 criminals arrested over their involvement in various crimes in parts of the state within the past one month. Parading the suspects at the state police headquarters in Enugu after briefing newsmen on activities of the command […]

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