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Ailing Buhari Won’t Address Nigerians; Writes AU Chairman, Accepts New Role

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to address Nigeria on his state of health but instead wrote a letter to the  Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union and Guinean President Alpha Conde on the nationwide prayers held by Guineans for his speedy recovery. Buhari […]

Paris Club Refund: Governor Ahmed Releases Additional N1b to LGAs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of additional N1billion to local government councils in the State to offset part of the outstanding salary arrears owed their staff. This brings to N2billion the total amount of money the State government has released to the local government councils out of […]

Group Faults APC Committees on Restructuring, Calls for Review

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed dissatisfaction on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) membership composition of committee to articulate its notion on restructuring and called for review. The group, according to its Director Prof Ishaq Akintola said its disappointment stems from the ”exclusiveness” of the list. It therefore […]

Buhari is Stable, Cheerful -APC Delegate

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite his long ailment, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be in high spirit and closely following events in Nigeria. Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina while quoting the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha who was among the ruling APC Governors and Leaders […]

Agriculture, Access to Electricity, Entrepreneurship will create jobs in Africa, says Elumelu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has called on African leaders and development institutions to help address the deepening job and employment crisis bedevilling the continent by lending support and paying more attention towards the agricultural sector, creating access to electricity and […]

Lagos LG Poll:  Voting Begins Early Despite Heavy Downpour  

By Tajudeen Balogun; Ayo Balogun & Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the early morning heavy downpour, the Lagos State Local Government Elections started in earnest Saturday and progressing in all the LGAs and LCDAs of the State. AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondents who moved around areas such as Ojokoro, Agege, Ifako/Ijaiye and parts of […]

Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, Olu Onagoruwa Dies at 80

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Dr. Olu Onagoruwa is dead. The renowned human right activist passed on Friday morning at the age of 80. He was appointed as the AGF in 1993 by late General Sani Abacha. Dr. Onagurawa who hailed from Odogbolu Local Council […]

Senate Gives NPA 4 Days to Account for 282 Missing Vessels

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Senate on Thursday, gave the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, four days to explain the whereabouts of over 282 vessels allegedly missing from the sea ports. Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Chairman, Senate’s Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, gave the ultimatum in Abuja, at an investigative […]

Concerned Group Threatens to Occupy NASS over Buhari’s Continued Absence from Nigeria

PHOTO CAPTION: Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some group of concerned Nigerians have vowed to occupy the National Assembly on the 90th day to register their concerns over the continued absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country. African Examiner reports that President Buhari has now been out of the country for 74 […]

LG Poll: Lagos Police Command Warns Politicians Against Use of Aides During Voting

PHOTO CAPTION: Lagos state commissioner of Police (CP) Mr. Fatai Owoseni Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has warned political party chieftains participating in the Saturday, July 22, 2017 State’s Local Government Elections against the use of aides while going to their polling units […]

Nigerian Governors Forum meet over State Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Thursday met with the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris over the issue of State Police and funding for the Force. Speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the meeting at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, NGF Chairman and Zamfara State […]

Labour Minister Applauds Elumelu’s Job Creation, Poverty Alleviation Policies

Photo caption: Chairman, Transcorp Hotels Plc Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and Chariman, Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc, Tony O Elumelu CON at the 30th Anniversary Celebration of Transcorp Hilton Abuja. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At the 30th Anniversary celebration of the award-winning Transcorp Hilton Abuja, the Honourable Minister of […]

Nigerian Senate Passes Whistleblowers Protection Bill

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has passed the Whistleblowers Protection Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosure of improper conducts by public officers and public bodies. The bill, was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru (Niger East). The bill also seeks to […]

Lagos Assembly Loses Member

Photo caption: Late member of the Lagos State House of Assembly,  Kazeem Ademola Alimi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Honourable Kazeem Ademola Alimi is dead. The lawmaker who represented Eti Osa State Constituency 1 in the Assembly died on Tuesday July 18th 2017, two weeks after his 50th […]

9 People Killed in Ebonyi, Cross River Renewed Communal Clash

From Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nine persons including a pregnant woman were at the weekend reportedly murdered in renewed deadly communal cash between Ofioji in Izzi council area of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria and Ijutun-Idoru of Obubura local government area of Cross River State, South- South Nigeria. It was gathered that […]

N292m Fraud: Health Minister Suspends More Top NHIS Officials

Photo caption: Nigeria’s Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole  By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After taking similar action against the Executive Secretary (ES), the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole has suspended eight management staff of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). The Minister announced the suspension of the ES Prof. Usman Yusuf last week over […]

8 Killed, Several Wounded in Fresh Suicide Bomb Attack in Maiduguri

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than eight persons were killed while another 13 were wounded Monday, when a female suicide bomber deteonated explosives in a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The suicide bomber according to reports  was chased by security operatives when she detonated the bombs strapped to her chest. It […]

LG Polls: Lagos Announces Vehicular Movement Restriction

Photo caption: Lagos state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of vehicular movement in the state on Saturday July 22, 2017 following the local government elections that will hold across the 20 Local Governments and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) of the state. According to a press release […]

Imo Woman Exchanges Son For Cash,  Bag Of  Rice, Other Items –Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 20-year-old lady, identified as Chioma Fidelis, was on Friday paraded by the police in Imo state, South-east Nigeria, for exchanging her two-month-old baby boy, Favour Fidelis, for a half bag of rice, and other items which included, six chairs,  bags of cement and N200,000 cash. The lady who admitted that she […]

Osinbajo’s Visit to Buhari a Deceit; Nigerians Want President to talk to them –Fayose

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the reported meeting of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to President Muhammadu Buhari in London as another attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government to deceive Nigerians on the state of health of the President. The governor said “what Nigerians desire now is a […]

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