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Stakeholders Raise Alarm Over Poor Facilities At Akanu Ibiam Airport

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu …Say It’s Affecting Southeast Economic Growth (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders made up of Airline operators, Captains of Industry, investors, security agencies, among others, in the South- East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, have expressed worry over lack of basic and standard facilities at the Akanu Ibiam international airport, Enugu, saying the development, […]

Lagos Restricts Movement to Replace Rickety Pedestrian Bridge on Ikorodu Road

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has announced a scheduled restriction of vehicular movement on Ikorodu Road in order to enable contractors to replace the dilapidated and disused steel pedestrian bridge at Fadeyi Bus Stop with a new footbridge. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olujimi Hotonu in […]

IPOB: Jonathan Berates FG Over Deployment of  Military  for Show of Force

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the plan by the Federal Government (FG) to extend the deployment of Military (Operation Crocodile Smile), for show of force, to the South South and South West zones of the country. The criticism was contained in a Facebook post by Jonathan’s aide on new […]

15 Killed, 43 Injured in Borno Suicide Bomb Attack

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 15 people were killed Monday in a suicide bomb attack by the suspected Boko Haram members in Borno State, North East Nigeria. The blasts according to AFP occurred in the Konduga an area, of about 40 kilometres (25 miles) from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital. It would […]

APC Alleges PDP Plans to Massively Rig Enugu LGA Polls

From Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has uncovered plans by the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the November 4, local government council election in the state. It however, cautioned the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to resist the […]

Biafra: Muslim Group Condemns Attacks On Mosques in Abia

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned attacks last Friday attacks by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Yoruba mosque in Umuahia, Abia State, describing it as ”wicked, cowardly, unjustifiable and psychopathically sadistic.” It is well known that most Northerners who live in the South […]

IPOB: Orji Kalu Blasts Kanu, Says His Action Justifies Military Operations in Southeast

ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For challenging the sovereignty of Nigeria, the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has justified the deployment of troops in the South East region to checkmate the group’s activities. The former Abia State Governor stated this on the side-line of the opening of the 2017 Annual Youth […]

Bayelsa Deputy Governor  Heads Committee to Review Public Service

Photo: Governor Seriake Dickson, Bayelsa state (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to improve the educational system in public schools, the Bayelsa State Government has constituted a committee to collate data of civil servants whose degree qualifications are relevant to the teaching profession for the purpose of training and redeployment to primary and secondary […]

Biafra: Osinbajo Meets With IGP As New Police Chief Resumes in Abia

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In an effort to restore peace in the State and South Eastern Nigeria, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, while a new Police Commissioner has assumed duty in Abia State. While confirming the meeting with VP to the state […]

Coronation: Aggrieved Youths Set Monarch’s  Palace Ablaze in  Imo

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Owerri   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Traditional ruler of Obollo  autonomous Community, in  Isiala Mbano  Council Area of Imo state, South East Nigeria, Edwin Mbaeyi, on Tuesday narrowly escaped death, as aggrieved Youths of the area numbering over 500, stormed his palace and set it on fire. It was gathered that the […]

South-east Governors Forum Spokesman Denies Military Invasion Reports

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Director, Media and Communications of  South East Governors Forum, Mr Michael Udah, has denied media reports credited to him as saying that the body condemns the alleged military invasion of some parts of the South East region, describing it as  “pure fabrications, unfounded and falsehoods”. He made […]

Dangote-Led Presidential Flood Committee Donates N250m to Benue Victims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Presidential Committee on flood relief and rehabilitaton in which Aliko Dangote is the chairman has provided N250 million (Two hundred and fifty million) as relief assistance to victims of the devastating floods in Benue State. Also, in response to the request by the Benue State Government, the Committee has approved the release […]

Corruption: In 3 Months, Enugu Recovers N21 Million From Ghost Teachers

From Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its on-going efforts towards ridding the state public service of ghost workers and corruption, the governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led government says it has recovered the sum of N21m from ghost teachers in its Post-Primary School Board (PPSMB) within three months. However, the state  has […]

Enugu LGA Election: APC Passes No Confidence Vote On ENSIEC

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the November 4, 2017 council Area  election in Enugu State‎, gathers momentum, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state says it has no  confidence on the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission, ENSIEC, for the conduct of a credible election. The party hinged its doubt on […]

Biafra: South-East Governors Deny Waging War Against Federal Govt

Photo: Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum and Governor of Ebonyi state, David Nweze Umahi From Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The South East Governors’ Forum, has denied media report that the body recently met behind closed door in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital and accused the Federal Government of killing members of the […]

Police Begin Investigation into Drowning of 3 Siblings in Enugu Community

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Police Command says it has begun investigation into the circumstances surrounding the alleged drowning of three children of same family  in a well at Ezeama community in Igboetiti council Area of the state. Our Correspondent gathered that the children fell into the well and […]

Enugu LGA Poll: Retired Army General Joins Chairmanship Race

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The battle for the political soul of Ezeagu council Area of Enugu state, South East Nigeria, in the  forthcoming local government election scheduled for November 4th, 2017,Tuesday hots up, as a retired Army Brigadier-General, Felix Okafor, joined the  chairmanship race. African Examiner reports that the Aspirant who pledged […]

Orlu Catholic Bishop, Family Of Slain Priest Demand Justice

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, in Imo state, South East Nigeria, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Ukwuoma, immediate and extended families, as well as friends of slain Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, have called on law enforcement agencie and the state government to ensure that perpetrators […]

Devastating  Floods Wreck Havoc in Ebonyi, Submerge Ex-Gov., Senator, Other Properties

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Heavy flood has destroyed properties valued several millions of naira, including that of a former governor, and serving Senator in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital  South- East Nigeria. The disaster, which  mostly affected  people living around Onwe road occurred in the early hours of Sunday. It submerged a […]

Tension In Imo Over Kidnap, Murder Of Catholic Priest

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Orlu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Police Authorities in Imo state, Southeast Nigeria, Sunday confirmed the abduction and subsequent killing  of a Roman catholic priest,  identified as Rev. Father  Cyriacus Onunkwo, by unknown gunmen. African Examiner gathered that the development has thrown the entire Catholic Diocese of Orlu and environs into shock and tension, […]

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