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Sultan, Onaiyekan Lead Religious Leaders’ Parley on Peaceful Elections

(AFRICAN EXAAMINER) – Determined to ensure peaceful general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan will Wednesday lead religious leaders across the nation in a two day conference on role of interfaith communities during the polls. Coming under the auspices of the General Assembly […]

Buhari Okays Mohammad Abubakar As Acting IGP

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA. NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed and decorated Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Adamu as the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). The unveiling and decoration ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at the State House, FCT, Abuja after an emergency Federal Executive council (FEC) meeting. Adamu replaced the immediate past IGP, Mr. […]

False Assets Declaration: Court Halts Onnoghen’s CCT Trial Till Jan 17

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Federal Government (FG) through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN last Friday. Justice […]

Opposition, Action Alliance Drums Support for Atiku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Action Alliance (AA) on Monday reaffirmed its support for the Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming Presidential election. The AA National Chairman, Chief Kenneth Udeze, announced this at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. “We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and […]

CJN Faces CCT Trial Over Alleged False Assets Declaration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has constituted a panel to hear allegation of false asset declaration and operation of several accounts against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr. Walter Onnoghen. This was disclosed in a statement issued Saturday by the CCT’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-Hassan. The body […]

Buhari Appoints Umar El-Yakub as SSA On NASS

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). The appointment according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the President’s SA on Media and Publicity; Mr. Femi Adeshina followed the resignation of the immediate past aide in […]

PDP Takes Campaign to Lafia; Speaks on Why Buhari Must Go

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to come out and engage the people with his record of performance if any and stop hiding in the Villa. Prince Secondus said that Nigerians must elect a President they can see, feel, a President […]

Lack of Reliable Database Delaying Diaspora Voting Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen, says lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of Diaspora Voting by Nigerians outside their homeland. Okoyen, who said this when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, U.S. chapter visited Nigeria House in New York, stressed the […]

Secondus Insists No PDP Governor Working with APC, Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has berated President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for trying to give a mistaken impression that they are popular when the hand writing on the wall is clear that the people have outrightly rejected them. […]

Minimum Wage: Labour Sensitization Protest Paralyzes Business Activities in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The protest by the Organized Labour on Tuesday caused heavy traffic on Lagos roads, while many commuters were stranded at the various bus stops. The sensitization protest by the Organized Labour started from Maryland as early as 7 a.m., to the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. The protest resulted into heavy traffic on Ikorodu road, down […]

PDP Suspends Deputy National Chairman Over Anti-Party Activity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North) Sen. Gamawa Babayo, over allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity. National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC). The committee held an extra-ordinary session on Jan. 5, where it […]

Buhari Hands Over APC Presidential Campaign to Tinubu

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has handed over the Presidential campaign of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to a former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The President while speaking Monday at the inauguration of the APC campaign council in Abuja disclosed that […]

5 Late NAF Crew for Burial In Abuja Tuesday

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that Tuesday, January 8, 2019 has been fixed for the burial of five crew members, who died in the crashed NAF Mi-35M in Borno State last week. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, made the announcement […]

Leaked Amaechi Audio Tape: A Case of Cut and Paste, Says Seminatari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As reactions continue to trail the leaked audio tape of the Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi – allegedly crtiticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, an aide of the former Governor, Ibim Seminatari has added her voice, alleging a foul play by the opposition. Seminitari was a Commissioner for Information in Rivers State […]

Tenure Expiration: IGP Idris Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, on Friday, visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was reported to have met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The IGP, who was reported to have clocked 35 years in service of the Nigeria Police Force on Jan. 3, was sighted dressed in his official […]

PDP Kicks Against Appointment of Amina Zakari By INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the appointment of Mrs Amina Zakari, as Chairman of the Collation Centre Committee for 2019 general elections. Zakari is a National Commissioner of INEC. The party made the call at a news conference addressed by the […]

Police Say Its Officers Didn’t Protest Deployment to Fight Boko Haram

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force has denied a social media report that its personnel deployed to the North East to complement the military in the fight against Boko Haram protested. A social media report and photos alleged that about 2,000 personnel of the force undergoing training in the North East dropped their weapons […]

Ambassador Adetunji Moves to Launch ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’ Campaign Worldwide

Photo:  Ambassador Tunde Adetunji By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s foremost cultural ambassador, Chief Tunde Adetunji on a mission to transform the world has begun moves to launch a global sensitization of “Brain Drain to Brain Gain” Campaign with a view to promoting understanding, unity, love and peace around the world. His concept of Creating One […]

Crisis Rocks Zamfara Government AS Deputy Governor Alleges Marginalization

Photo: Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari, Zamfara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala has alleged that his boss, Abdul’Aziz Yari, has sidelined him. Wakkala made the allegation Sunday in Gusau, the State capital Sunday while speaking with the newsmen. Wakkala alleged that Governor Yari had denied him his rights and privileges. “For […]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Ex-President Shehu Shagari Dies At 93

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has passed away. He died Friday evening at the National Hospital, Abuja. He was 93 years old. Shagari was elected Nigeria’s President in 1979 and reelected in 1983. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “great sadness” at the news of the passing away […]

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