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Senate Raises Alarm Over Fresh $1.2 Billion Illegal Withdrawals From NLNG

Photo: NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate Committee on Gas on Wednesday decried a fresh 1.2 billion dollars illegal withdrawal from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas ( NLNG). The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Bassey Akpan made this known at the committee’s investigative meeting into 1.05 billion dollars  said to be withdrawn […]

NEMA’s N5.8 Billion Fraud; Group Asks Osinbajo, DG NEMA to Resign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the indictment of the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a N5.8 billion scam by the Federal legislature, a call from a leading pro-democracy organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has been made for comprehensive reorganization of […]

2019: Atiku Vows to Lead Buhari Must Go Campaign

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s former Vice president, and presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to lead other forces in ensuring that President Mohammadu Buhari, who is the ruling All progressive congress APC flag bearer in the 2019 election did not get a second […]

Court Orders Abaribe, Chidoka, Fani-Kayode to Pay N100m Over Kanu’s Bail Violation

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the three sureties of the self-exiled Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to pay N100m each, into the court’s account over their failure to produce the former Director of the Radio Biafra in court. Kanu who recently resurfaced in […]

BREAKING: In Sokoto, Tambuwal’s Deputy Resigns

Photo: Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto SOKOTO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has resigned his position. Aliyu, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, announced his resignation in a letter to the state House of Assembly dated November 13, 2018. The letter was presented by the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji […]

Senate Adjourns till Next Tuesday Over Lack of Quorum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Due to lack of quorum, the Senate has adjourned its plenary for a week, now to resume Tuesday, November 20. On Tuesday, only 20 members were present as the time the plenary session supposed to commence. There are over 100 Senators and for the plenary to hold, not less than 38 members of […]

‘You Lack Moral to Challenge PDP’s Administration’, Jonathan Replies VP Osinbajo

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours of another and latest indictment against him on the mishandling of the economy, the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has replied the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo that he lacks the moral to accuse his administration and political party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of poor […]

FRAUD: EFCC Re-arraigns Former Chief of Air Staff, Amosun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, retired Air Marshall Adesola Amosun, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged N21.4 billion fraud. Amosun was re-arraigned alongside AVM Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo, on a 13-count charge. The trio was […]

Pay Our 3 Months Outstanding Salaries, Doctors at LUTH Cries Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two medical unions at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Tuesday called on the management of the institution to pay the outstanding three months salaries of doctors. The associations are Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD). Dr Babatunde Bamigboye, the Chairman, MDCAN LUTH Chapter, […]

Anambra: Nobody Can Impeach Me, I’m Still the Speaker, Says Rita Maduagwu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Impeached Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly Rita Maduagwu has dared her opponents, describing her impeachment as a ruse and sheer illegality. The embattled Speaker who was aided Tuesday to gain access to the Legislative chamber by some government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Solo Chukwulobe, […]

EFCC Wants UK to Extradite Diezani For Persecution in Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After being frustrated on her failed trial abroad, Nigerian anti-graft body, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has called for the extradition of the immediate past Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke from the United Kingdom (UK), so as to commence her prosecution. EFCC acting Chairman Mr. Ibrahim Magu made the call […]

Buhari Leaves Abuja For France To Attend Peace Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to leave Abuja Friday for Paris, France to participate in the first edition of the Paris Peace Forum. According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the Peace Forum is slated for November 11 to 13. The forum according to […]

Ondo House of Assembly Sacks Speaker, Deputy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly, Mr. Bamidele Oloyelogun and his Deputy, Mr. Iroju Ogundeji, have been impeached over alleged ‘’gross misconduct’’. The State’s chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed the sack Friday, on its Twitter handle @Ondo_APC. A lawmaker, Mr. Sunday Olajide (APC-Akure Constituency 2), moved the […]

Amosun Says He’s Not Behind Oshiomhole’s Alleged Detention, Grilling By DSS

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State has dismissed rumours that he and Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo are behind the alleged detention and grilling of All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Adams Oshiomhole. Oshiomhole was reportedly detained and questioned on Nov. 4 by the Department of State Services (DSS) over the fallout […]

12 Killed in California Dance Bar Mass Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Authorities say 12 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, were killed and multiple people were injured after a gunman opened fire at a California bar. The shooting happened around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday local time at the Borderline Bar & Grill. Witnesses report at least 30 shots were fired, according to the Los Angeles […]

Southeast Governors Reject Police Burglary Claims on Ekweremadu’s Attack

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of the Southeast, Nigeria have rejected the police burglary claim on the alleged recent assassination attempt on the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, calling on thorough investigation on the issue. They said that the zone was not satisfied with the police preliminary investigation into the […]

2019: Senate Transmits Amended Electoral Bill to Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly has reportedly transmitted the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari. It would be recalled that Mr. President had on three different occasions withheld his assent to the controversial bill, which has provisions to improve the country’s electoral process ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Clerk to the […]

Court Rejects Zakzaky, Wife’s Bail Application

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kaduna High Court has refused the bail application filed on behalf of the Nigeria’s Shi’ite Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. The head of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) was arrested in December 2015 over alleged attempt on the life of Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai by Shi’ite […]

Senate Probes NNPC’S $3.5bn Oil Subsidy Fraud

Photo: NNPC GMD,  Maikanti Baru ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has announced that it has constituted an ad-hoc committee to investigate the spending of the sum of $3.5bn alleged petroleum subsidy. The announcement was made Tuesday through a tweet from the upper Legislative chamber twitter handle – @NGRSenate. The Senate tweeted: “Senator Bassey Akpan […]

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints Abike Dabiri-Erewa As Diaspora Commission Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed his Special Adviser on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Diaspora Commission. The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read President Buhari’s letter to members of the red chamber seeking Senate’s Confirmation for Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa’s appointment. The National […]

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