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Lagos State Task Force Arrests Fake Journalist

By Niyi Adeyi  LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested a man who impersonated a journalist with the TV Continental (TVC), a Lagos based media outfit. The Chairman of the Agency SP Olayinka Egbeyemi while speaking on the arrest, disclosed that the suspect was apprehended during an enforcement […]

New Gambian President Barrow Raises Alarm Over $11m Jammeh’s Loot

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ousted Gambian President Yahya Jammeh might not have a peaceful stay in his self-exile, as over $11m (£8.8m) is allegedly missing from the country’s treasury. An adviser to the incumbent President Adama Barrow has Mai Ahmad Fatty who made the allegation less than 48 hours Jammeh left Banjul, the Gambian capital […]

Why I Dumped PDP –Nnamani

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani, who on Sunday formally joined the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has indicated that his decision to quit the opposition Peoples Democratic party (PDP) was due to the alarming rate of impunity and undemocratic practices in the party. The former Senate President in […]

Presidency Blasts Junaidu Mohammed for Criticizing Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian presidency has blasted a former member of the house of representatives from Kano state, Dr. Junaidu Mohammed for attacking President Buhari’s achievements and integrity in an interview he granted recently. A statement from the presidency said Dr Junaidu “misrepresented facts about the concrete achievements of the Buhari administration in the […]

At Last, Former Senate President, Ken Nnamani Joins APC

By Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, former Senate President, Chief Ken Nnamani has formally joined the ruling All progressive congress (APC). He officially registered and was received on Sunday at his Amechi political ward 1 at his country home in Enugu South council area of Enugu state. The exercise was performed […]

We Have Dismantled PDP Rigging Machines In Enugu State –APC

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu, Nigeria *Begins Re-Registration Exercise In South East ENUGU NIGERIA,  (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – Ahead of the 2019 general poll, the Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has declared that it has completely dismantled all the alleged rigging machines of the People’s Democratic party PDP in the state, saying nothing […]

UPDATE: Ex-President Yahya Jammeh Bows Out, Leaves The Gambia

Gambia’s former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power. He boarded a plane to Guinea and from there will travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea, regional group Ecowas says. Mr Jammeh was defeated in December’s election by Adama Barrow but went […]

BREAKING NEWS: Peace at Last as Jammeh Agrees to Quit  and Leave Gambia

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The incumbent Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has confirmed that his predecessor Yahya Jammeh has agreed to step down and leave the country. Barrow made the announcement on his Twitter handle after hours of talks aimed at persuading Jammeh to recognize the result of the presidential election held early last month. West […]

BREAKING: New Gambia President Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gambia’s President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country’s longtime ruler Yahya Jammeh has refused to step down. Barrow, the winner of  December 1 election, was inaugurated on Thursday at Gambia’s embassy in the Senegalese capital, Dakar. Yahya Jammeh, the repressive leader of Gambia who […]

Buhari Proceeds on Short Vacation To Undertake Medical Check-Ups

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari will today begin a short vacation to United Kingdom, according to a statement from the presidency. He is expected to return to work on February 6, 2017. The statement says during the vacation, the President will also undergo medical check-ups. “In line with Section 145 (1) of […]

Jammeh’s Removal: Nigeria, Senegal Troops Heading to Gambia Border

AFRICAN EXAMINER — Gambia headed late Wednesday toward a midnight showdown between a president who refuses to leave office and a president-elect who insists he will take power, while a regional force moved toward the country’s borders in a threat to intervene. Hours before the end of President Yahya Jammeh’s mandate, legislators voted to extend […]

Senate Leadership Crisis: I Won’t Decamp to APC, Says Ekweremadu

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has declared that he would not defect from his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as being pressurised by APC senators and rumoured in political circles. Senators Kabiru Marafa (APC Zamfara Central) and Abdullahi […]

Accidental Bombing of IDPs Camp Not True Reflection of NAF’s Professionalism -Minister

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has described as ”utterly” tragic the accidental bombing of a civilian community in Rann, Tuesday in Borno State, by a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jet. The Minister expressed sadness in his condolences to the families of those who died in the […]

Nigeria Jet Fighter Erroneously Bombs Refugee Camp In Borno; Many Killed

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Army said an Air Force fighter jet on a mission to take out Boko Haram militants mistakenly bombed a refugee camp, killing some humanitarian aid workers of the International Committee of Red Cross, ICRC, and the Medicines Sans Frontiers, MSF, and some civilians in Kala Balge in Borno. Media […]

False Assets Trial: How Saraki Transferred Millions of Naira To Private Accounts –GT Bank Official

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The second prosecution witness and an official of the Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) Mr. Amazi Nwachukwu standing in the Senate President Bukola Saraki false assets declaration trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has given details on how funds were transfered into various account of the accused. Nwachukwu who […]

Customs Confiscates Contraband Values Over 4 Billion in Southern Nigeria

By Ignatius Okpara OWERRI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER). – The Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit Zone ‘C’ Owerri, Imo state, South- East Nigeria, has hinted that its anti-smuggling unit seized a total of three hundred and seven (307) contraband valued over four billion in 2016. A statement issued by its Public Relations Officer PRO, Onuigbo […]

NNPC Assures Nigerians of Cooking Gas Availability

By Seun Adebosin BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Further assurance has been given that the supply logjam which often impedes stable availability of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, (LPG), otherwise called cooking gas, may soon be over. The certainty followed the signal from the West Africa Gas Ltd (WAGL), a Joint Venture Company of Nigerian National Petroleum […]

Lagos Says Investigation Ongoing On Slain LASTMA Commander

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has allayed fears of residents on suspected explosive substance which was allegedly dropped in a manhole in one of the Streets in Agege area of the State, saying that the development was nothing to worry about. The State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni, who briefed […]

Atiku Laments Attack On UNIMAID Is Worrisome; Dangerous

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President and Chieftain for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar has also condemned the suicide bomb attack on a mosque at the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), describing it at as a dangerous development. Turakin Adamawa noted that, following the February 2014 attack on […]

Terrorism: Buhari Mourns With UNIMAID Over Attack

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the terrorist attack Monday morning at a mosque in the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID). The President expressed sympathy and heartfelt condolences to the UNIMAID Community, families of the victims and the government and people of Borno State. President Buhari believed that this appalling attack on […]

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AFCON GABON 2017 Results:

Latest Results:
(Group A) 22 January 2017
• G/Bissau 0 - 2 Burkina Faso
• Cameroon 0 - 0 Gabon

(Group B) 23 January 2017
• Zimbabwe 2 - 4 Tunisia
• Senegal 2- 2 Algeria

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