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INEC, Others Hail Peaceful Conduct Of Bayelsa PDP Ad-hoc Delegate Election

…We’re On The March For A Peaceful Guber Primary  –Iworiso-Markson  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has hailed the peaceful conduct of the party’s ward congress across the 105 wards in the state. Iworiso-Markson who took part in the exercise in his Ward 11 Opume community […]

Always Allow Magistrates Access to Your Cells, Group Told Enugu Police

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group working on the project, “Promoting Accountability and transparency in the administration of Criminal Justice System in  Enugu state, has renewed its call on police Authorities in the state to always allow Magistrates access to its cells. It was observed that over the years, police in the […]

Gunmen Wreck Havoc In Imo, Kill Ex-Police officer, 4 Others 

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Oweeri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The present insecurity ravaging parts of Nigeria, including South- East region, has thrown some families into mourning in  Ilile community in Ohaji-Egbema local government area of Imo state, as unknown gunmen in the wee hours of Thursday invaded the area, killing five people and inflicting various degrees of […]

Abuja University Sex Story Against Prof Adeniji Not True –Investigation 

By Our Reporter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to the allegations and inaccurate reporting by some dailies, the recent sex story at University of Abuja is not a case of sex for mark or sexual harassment. An Investigation by our reporter revealed that Miss Duru, a 400L student of the school currently on farm for SIWES […]

3 Katsina NYSC Members Die In Ghastly Motor Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Katsina State, has confirmed the death of three corps members in a ghastly motor accident in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.  A statement issued by the corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Alex Obemeata, on Sunday in Katsina confirmed the unfortunate incident. He said: […]

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Lagos CP, Owoseni Special Adviser on Security Matters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oyo State Gov. Seyi Makinde has appointed Mr Fatai Owoseni, former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States, as Special Adviser on Security Matters. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in Ibadan, on Sunday. The governor, who indicated that the […]

Dickson Offsets N104bn Inherited Bond From Sylva Admin as IGR Surpasses N1bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government on Friday said it has completely  defrayed the N104 billion bond loan inherited from the Timipre Sylva administration. The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai disclosed this during the monthly transparency briefing for the Months of June and July, 2019 in Yenagoa. Mr. Ebibai explained that the state […]

Police Nab 30 Suspects in Enugu, Including Killers of 2 Catholic Priests

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command has arrested 30 criminal suspects out of which four were among the notorious gangs that  killed two catholic priests Rev Fr. Paul Offu and Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu in cold blood in Enugu. Parading them before newsmen at the state  Police headquarters in […]

Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari Asks Court to Unseal His Confiscated Abuja Property

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari has prayed the  Federal High Court Abuja, to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unseal his property located at Maitama, Abuja. Yari, in an exparte motion brought by his Counsel, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, said the EFCC sealed the property contrary to the provision […]

Ekiti Govt Shuts 5 Illegal, Quark Hospitals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti state government has shut down five illegal hospitals in the state for operating without approval and a license. The Commissioner for Health and Human Services, Dr Mojisola Yaya-Kolade, announced the closure during an unscheduled visit of the Medical Anti Quackery Committee set up by the state government to the hospitals. […]

Father Mbaka Refutes Prophesying Doom Against Buhari

Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Outspoken spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka has denied ever saying that God is angry with Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhahi and his administration. Just recently, there was a viral social media report quoting the Catholic priest, (Fr. Mbaka) of  prophesying doom in Aso Rock […]

Insecurity: Ugwuanyi Sends Anti-Kidapping Bill To Enugu State Assembly

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the recent alarming spate of insecurity in the state,  the  Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led government in  Enugu State on Monday rose from a crucial meeting with Vigilante/Nieghbourhood Watch groups in the 17 local government areas of the state and sent an Anti-kidnapping Bill to the state assembly. A […]

CAN Condemns Killing Of Enugu Catholic Priest

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The south – East chapter of Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, has condemned in its entirety the recent gruesome murder of the parish priest of St. James The Greater Parish, Ugbawka in Nkanu East council Area of Enugu state, Rev. Fr. Paul Offu by unknown gunmen. A statement issued on Sunday in Enugu […]

NEMA Boss Warns Staff of Truancy, Indiscipline

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director-General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Mustapha Maihaja, has warned staff of the agency against truancy and all forms of indiscipline, saying they must rededicate themselves towards rendering quality service delivery to the nation and humanity. Maihaja, who said the organization has zero tolerance for indiscipline stated this […]

Gunmen Attack, Raid Female Students Hostel in Uyo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gunmen raided a female hostel in the Town Campus of the University of Uyo late on Wednesday, dispossessing students of money and other valuables. The incident, which occurred at W6 Hostel on the campus, is coming few days after some female students were attacked by bandits in one of the hostels. The […]

Hajj 2019: Five Nigerian Pilgrims Die In Saudi Arabia

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), on Tuesday confirmed the death of five Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia. Dr Ibrahim Kana, Chairman, National Medical Team, released the figure Tuesday in Madinah from the commission’s  National Medical Team Electronic Health Medical Records. “So far, Nigeria has lost five pilgrims including three females […]

Senator Nnamani Tasks Igbo Women on Politics, Business

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has challenged Nigerian women of Igbo extraction to be enterprising both in business and in politics. Nnamani, who is the incumbent Senator representing Enugu East senatorial district at the upper chamber of Nigeria’s  National  Assembly (NASS) made the call weekend in a keynote […]

No Land for Ruga In Igbo Land, South East Governors Insist

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South- East governors forum has maintained its earlier decision that it has no land for the suspended federal government’s RUGA programme in the south east geopolitical zone. It said it has reviewed the present security situation in the zone and “in response to the emerging security challenges decided to […]

Bayelsa Guber: No Preferred Candidate, Says Governor Dickson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Governor, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has restated his earlier position that the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party has not endorsed any aspirant for the candidature of the party. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the governor as having called on Bayelsans […]

Xenophobia Reprisal: Police Intervention Stalls Students’ Plan to Shut Down MTN, Shoprite in Anambra

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Quick intervention by the Anambra state Commissioner of police (CP) John Abang has prevented members of the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) to shut down the office of the mobile telecommunication giant, MTN in Awka . African Examiner gathered that students had planned to revenge the killing of Nigerians in South […]

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