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Ex-Aviation Minister Chidoka Stripped Of Chieftaincy Title, Suspended From Royal Council

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Awka   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s ex-minister of Aviation Chief Osita Chidoka, has been striped of his chieftaincy title, “Ike Obosi”and  suspended indefinitely from the royal council in Obosi, Idemili local government Ara of Anambra state, South- East Nigeria. He was suspended weekend along with others for bringing to the palace of the […]

Saraki’s Plot to Install Senate Leadership Unsettles APC Caucus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There is anxiety in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senate caucus over alleged moves by the outgoing Senate President, Bukola Saraki, to influence the emergence of a new Senate leadership when the 9th Senate is inaugurated in June, this year. The National Assembly (Senate and House of Representatives) will be inaugurated consequent […]

Atiku: Pro-Buhari  Group Disagrees With Obasanjo Over Election Tribunal

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) Enugu State chapter has disagreed with ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo over a recent statement credited to him where he was quoted as saying that those insinuating that Atiku’s decision to head to court to challenge Buhari’s victory at the presidential election tribunal was an […]

Tambuwal Survives Tough Challenge, Wins Re-election By 341 Votes

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Sunday survived the tough challenge of Ahmed Aliyu and his godfather Senator Aliyu Wamakko of the All Progressives Congress to win re-election for a second term. Although he lost in the collated result for 35 polling units in Kebbe LGA, he was able to edge […]

Obasanjo Lauds Osun Election Tribunal, Congratulates Adeleke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday congratulated Sen. Ademola Adeleke over  his victory at the Osun Governorship Election Petition Tribunal on Friday in Abuja. A statement issued in Abeokuta on Saturday quoted the former president as commending Adeleke for his “statesmanship in going to court to seek justice. He described the Peoples […]

BREAKING NEWS: Tribunal Sacks Osun Governor, Declares PDP’s Adeleke Winner

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Osun State governorship election Petitions tribunal sitting in Abuja has upturned the victory of the incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola. The three-man tribunal  Friday in a lead judgement by Justice Peter Obiora declared that Senator Ademola Adeleke of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won the September 2018 governorship election. […]

Group Wants APC to Zone Position of Rep Speaker to Southeast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As various geo political zones in  Nigeria continues to strategize on how to clinch the Speaker of the federal House of representatives ahead of the  9th National Assembly (NASS) in June, a Coalition of South East Civil Society and Human Rights Organizations have urged the leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress […]

Massive Corruption Rocks Rev Uja’s Christian Pilgrim Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC) led by Rev. Tor Uja is presently enmeshed in high level corruption, mal-administration and misappropriation even as the office of the Vice President, overseeing the commission looks the other way. The Executive Secretary of the commission, Rev Uja is being accused of misappropriating millions of naira […]

Kano Re-run: Police Restrict Human, Vehicular Movement On Saturday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Police Command in Kano State has restricted movement of motor vehicles, tricycles and all other means of transportation across the 44 local government areas of the state. According to the police, the measure is to ensure free and fair gubernatorial supplementary election scheduled for March 23 in the state. This was […]

Abia Deputy  Speaker in Trouble Over Corruption, Fraud Allegation

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), has dragged Deputy Speaker of Abia State House of Assembly, Dr. Cosmos Chukwudi Ndukwe to court for  alleged using his position as public officer for self gratification and corrupt enrichment. According to the anti graft agency, the  offences […]

Omo-Agege Was At No Time Senator-elect For Delta Central –Emerhor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – LEADER of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Delta State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, has come hard on supporters of the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege stating that, “Omo-Agege was at no time the candidate of the party nor was he at any time the Senator-elect.” Emerhor’s reaction is […]

Police Beef Up Security As Osun Gov Election Tribunal Delivers Judgment Friday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Osun State Police Command said Thursday that it had fortified security in the state to prevent any breakdown of law and order ahead of Friday’s Governorship Election Petition Tribunal judgment. The Command’s Spokesperson DSP Folashade Odoro confirmed that the Commissioner of Police (CP), Mrs Abiodun Ige, had directed officers to be […]

BREAKING: Senate Approves N30,000 New Minimum Wage

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has approved the proposed new National minimum wage of N30, 000. The new minimum wage Act CAP N61 LFN (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2019, was read Tuesday for the third time and passed the same day. Prior to this, a report by the Ad hoc committee on […]

BREAKING: Court Orders INEC To Halt Collation Of Bauchi Gov Poll Results

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop its planned resumption of collation of the Governorship election result in Bauchi State. Justice Ekwo Ejembi gave the order Tuesday while ruling on a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and […]

Nigeria Army Confirms Killing Of Colonel Barack by Unknown Gunmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An army spokesman has confirmed the killing of Col. Mohammed Barack, the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Unidentified gunmen killed the officer on Sunday. It was not clear whether he was killed by bandits or assassins. Barack, who was riding a power bike, was shot […]

Tax Evasion: Yar’adua Foundation, Others to Lose Property Worth N4.8bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and buildings valued at N4.8 billion from the  Shehu Yar’adua Foundation and 29 other firms. ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa disclosed this in a Press Statement in Abuja. She said that the properties included 22.9 […]

Black Boxes: Ethiopian Airline Crash Shows Clear Similarities With Indonesia Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed with the loss of 157 lives recently have been read successfully, French accident investigators said on Monday. “The boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which crashed on March 10 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, have now been sent back to […]

Kaduna Killings: Buhari Urges Stakeholders To Embrace Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the actors in the communal and persistent violence in Kaduna State to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict. Reacting to the endless carnage in Kaduna State on Saturday, President Buhari said, “I am […]

Uzodinma Denies Working Against APC During Imo Guber

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state gubernatorial candidate of the All progressive congress APC in the just concluded 2019 general polls, Senator Hope Uzodinma has described the allegations that he worked for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and winner of the election, Emeka Ihedioha as unfounded and malicious. The […]

Gbenga Daniel Resigns From PDP, Quits Partisan Politics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a  former governor of Ogun and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is quitting  partisan politics. Daniel made this known in a letter dated March 14 and addressed  to the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus. The letter reads: “This is to inform you […]

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