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EFCC Blocks Okorocha’s Spending Spree, Freezes N5Bn Imo State’s Funds

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that it has frozen the sum of N5bn funds – belonging to the Imo State Government. The anti-graft body said Monday that its action was due to Governor Rochas Okorocha excessive and suspicious manner of spending during the country’s last general elections. The body’s […]

Presidential Panel to Governors: Start Full Implementation Of Financial Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential implementation committee on financial autonomy of state legislature and judiciary has urged state governors as the heads of the executive arm of government to begin full implementation of the financial autonomy granted the legislature and judiciary. The committee also recommended that the total sum, both capital and recurrent, approved in the annual […]

Police Investigate Alleged Suicide Of 21-Year-Old UNN Student

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Commissioner of police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, has ordered thorough investigations into the recent alleged suicide of a 21-year-old student of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Mr. Chukwuemeka Ugwuoke. Ugwuoke, who was studying English and Literary Studies in the university until the sad development, hailed from Amodoloro Umuabor […]

Lalong Elected New Chairman Northern Governors Forum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Plateau State Governor Mr. Simon Lalong has been elected the new Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum. This is made known in a communique issued at the just concluded meeting of the forum. The Northern Governors resolved that they would seek the audience of President Muhammadu Buhari so as to present the true […]

Senate 2023: We Have Final Say –Ekweremadu’s  Constituents

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Enugu West Senatorial district have disagreed with their representative in the senate, Chief Ike  Ekweremadu, over his recent comment that he would be quitting the upper chamber of Nigeria’s National Assembly (NASS) in 2023, declaring that they have the final say. They insisted that the decision over […]

Financial Autonomy: Governors Vow to Support State Assemblies, Judiciary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – State Governors have pledged to support the implementation of financial autonomy for state assemblies and judiciary. Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum and Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulaziz YarI, explained that the autonomy would  ensure highest level of transparency and openness in governance. Yari spoke at the opening of a two-day conference on […]

FEC Approves $1billion Chinese Loan for Power Project

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved $1 billion loan from Chinese EXIM Bank for the Gurara II hydropower project which has the capacity to generate 360 megawatts electricity. Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu, disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the meeting which held inside […]

Kano Emirate Tussle: Court Orders Ganduje, Sanusi To Maintain Status Quo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kano High court presided over by Justice Nasiru Saminu has ordered Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi ll to maintain status quo in respect of the interim order issued against the Governor on May 10. Justice Saminu ordered all the parties in the suit to maintain the status […]

Buhari Off to Saudi Arabia for Umrah

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he has accepted the invitation of King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, the ruler of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to perform the Umrah (lesser pilgrimage) in the Kingdom. To this end, the President will be accompanied by close personal aides on the journey on Thursday, 16th May […]

Election Tribunal Asks Atiku, PDP to Formalize Request for Justice Bulkachuwa’s Withdrawal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has directed the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last general elections, Atiku Abubakar, to formalize their agitation – demanding for the President of the Court of Appeal and Chairman of the five-man panel, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, to withdraw as a member of […]

US Suspends ‘Dropbox’ Visa Renewal Process in Nigeria

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has announced indefinite suspension of interview waivers for renewals of visas, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. In a press statement issued Tuesday by the Embassy Press Office  (Public Affairs Section), US affirmed that effective from close of work on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Visa […]

JAMB Remits N5b To FG; Withholds 39,000 Results Over Malpractice, Verification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has announced it has remitted the sum of N5 billion to the Federal Government (FG) purse after the conduct of its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The disclosure was made in the JAMB in the board’s weekly bulletin, signed by its Head of Media and Information, […]

I’m Wiser Now as Politician -Ambode

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said he is wiser now as a politician than when he took office as a technocrat about four years ago. Ambode spoke with State House Correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. While reacting to a question on lessons learnt as a politician, […]

Buhari Plans Low Key 2nd Term Inauguration, Says FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office on May 29 would be a low-key affair According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said a number of the events slated for the inauguration would now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy. […]

Ekweremadu Won’t Seek Re-election to Senate in 2023

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West senatorial district has expressed his resolve to retire from the upper chamber of the nation’s National Assembly (NASS) in 2023. To this end, the lawmaker, who is currently serving his 4th term in office and was recently re- elected […]

Stakeholders Harp on Citizens Involvement in Corruption War

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders at a one day town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria, have stressed the need for all and sundry to join hands with the federal government in the ongoing war against corruption in the country. They posited that the fight against the cancer worm which has […]

Insecurity: Buhari Meets Security Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with Security Chiefs over the rising wave of insecurity in the country. The meeting which held inside the Presidents’ office started at 11 a.m and ended at about 3p.m. At the end of the four-hour meeting, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok- Ete Ekwe Ibas, who […]

Osun Guber: Adeleke Loses as Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has upturned the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the September 2018 poll. In a dissenting judgment of (four-to-one), the five-man panel led by Justice Jummai Sankey, […]

NSITF Tussle: Suspected Thugs Attack Protesting Workers in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The planned protest on Wednesday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for his failure to inaugurate the board of National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) with Comrade Frank Kokori as the Chairman had a new twist as workers were attacked by suspected thugs […]

N187 Million Fraud: Sterling Bank Manager Reminded in Prison

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former acting Enugu branch manager of Sterling Bank Plc, Oliver Anidiobi have been remanded in prison custody by an Enugu High Court for allege N187 million fraud. The suspect was arraigned Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice C.O. Ajah on a 32-count charge bordering on […]

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