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Police Nab Man For Killing Friend Over Girlfriend Snatching Accusation

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have arrested a 28-year-old man, identified as Mr Dubem Okeke for allegedly shooting his friend, Chinedu Okoye, to death for allegedly snatching his girl friend. According to the state police Command , Okeke, who was arrested alongside one Ikechukwu Okafor, […]

Unemployment: ITF Calls For Collaboration Of State Govts, Other Stakeholders

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to create employment opportunities, the Director General and Chief Executive of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph  Ari has appealed to Nigerians to support government’s efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty through skills acquisition. The ITF boss made that appeal at the public presentation of 2019 […]

Senate Intervenes in Edo House of Assembly Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly Thursday met with the Lawmakers believed to have the backing of the National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting held at the Senate New Building, of the National Assembly Complex Abuja, with 12 out […]

Senate Confirms Justice Ibrahim Muhammad As CJN

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has finally confirmed the appointment of Justice IbrahimTanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). During the screening, the new CJN answered questions relating to corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary. He was accompanied to the upper Legislative chamber […]

Lawan Appoints SA Media, Deputy Chief Of Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has approved the appointments of Karage Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media, respectively. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Assistant to the president of the Senate on Media and Publicity, […]

Mixed Reactions Trail Gov Makinde’s N48 Billion Assets Declaration

By Ayo Balogun, Ibadan (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mixed reactions have greeted the N48 billion assets declared publicly on Monday by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state. African Examiner reports that following his campaign promises, the governor released details of his asset declaration form to media even as he encourages his appointees to do the same. […]

Senate Sets to Screen Acting CJN, Justice Ibrahim Muhammad

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate is set to screen and confirm the appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN. The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, disclosed this at the plenary Tuesday. Senator Lawan announced that Justice Tanko would appear before the […]

Assets Declaration: Gov Makinde Declares Billions of Naira in Cash, Properties

…9 Houses in Nigeria, 2 in U.S., 1 in South Africa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Seyi Makinde, the Oyo State Governor has made public his assets after he received a copy of the asset declaration form which he had earlier submitted to the Oyo State office of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in Ibadan. […]

Again, Obasanjo Writes Buhari, Expresses Concern Over Insecurity, Killings Across Nigeria

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again written another open letter to the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, painting a gloomy picture and warning about imminent danger. Obasanjo alarmed that he was worried and afraid that Nigeria was on the precipice and dangerously reaching a tipping point where it might no longer be possible to […]

Presidential Poll: Court Dismisses Suit Challenging Buhari’s Academic Qualification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal Friday dismissed an appeal challenging the academic qualification of President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the last presidential election. A three-man panel of the court led by Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson in a unanimous judgment affirmed the earlier verdict of the Federal High Court in Abuja which […]

Buhari Restricts Production of E-Passports to Only Nigeria Printing and Minting Company

…Cancels Printing Abroad By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the production and personalization of all Nigerian E-passports and related documentation should be the sole responsibility of the Nigerian Security Printing & Minting Company (NSPMC). With the new directive from the President, all existing memoranda of understanding and contracts on printing […]

I’ll Pick Those I Personally Know as Ministers, Says Buhari

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he will no longer nominate unknown persons for ministerial positions, saying those that will make his list will be those he knows personally. In a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly, Buhari also said that only those who are tested and trusted […]

Buhari Asks Senate to Approve Justice Muhammad As CJN

…Seeks Approval to Appoint 15 Special Advisers By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the name of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad to the Senate for approval as the substantive CJN. Mr President’s letter to this effect was read […]

Senator Diri Joins Bayelsa Governorship Race

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Douye Diri has formally joined the governorship race in Bayelsa vowing to build on Governor Seriake Dickson’s legacy. Diri spoke with newsmen shortly after obtaining his nomination and expression of interest forms at the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) National Headquarters in Abuja. His words: “Let me state clearly that I do not […]

NJC Recommends Justice Ibrahim Muhammad as Substantive CJN

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice IIbrahim Tanko Muhammad as the substantive CJN to President Muhammadu Buhari. NJC disclosed this in a statement issued Wednesday by its Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye. Oye informed that the NJC […]

After Outcry Sanwo-Olu Visits Lagos Pipeline Explosion Victims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised that his administration would give all it required to support victims of the ljegun pipeline fire explosion to aid their recovery. Sanwo-Olu gave the assurance Wednesday in an interview with newsmen shortly after his visit to the victims who were receiving treatment at the State’s […]

Ahmed Lawan Hints Buhari Will Send Ministerial List This Week

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari will submit the list of ministerial nominees for consideration and approval of the upper Legislative chamber this week. Lawan who dropped the hint at the plenary Wednesday explained that the Executive arm of government was working hard […]

APC Releases Timetable for Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released the timetable and schedule of activities for the conduct of the 2019 governorship primaries to select its flag bearers for Nov.16 Kogi and Bayelsa governorship poll. The ruling party said this in a statement signed by its National Organising Secretary, Mr Emma Ibediro in Abuja […]

New GMD, Mele Kyari Vows to Tackle Corruption in NNPC

By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Group Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari has said that he would tackle corruption with the automation of systems and processes. Speaking on Tuesday after visiting President Muhammadu Buhari with his predecessor in office, Maikanti Baru, the new NNPC boss explained […]

Lagos Pipeline Explosion: PDP Faults Sanwo-Olu’s Presence At AFCON

Photo: Nigeria’s delegation at AFCON in Egypt: L-R; CBN Governor Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Amaju Pinnick, Capt Hosa Okunboh, Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Rep Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the visit of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s to Egypt for the on-going African Cup […]

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