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Guber Candidate Drags Obiano to Court Over N9m Charged for Poster Display

Photo caption: Anambra state governor Willie Obiano From Ignatius Okpara Awka   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Progressive Peoples Alliance, PPA, gubernatorial candidate in the November 18th, 2017 Anambra state governorship election, Chief Godwin Ezeemo, has dragged Governor Willie Obiano and the state government  to court over N9 million fee slammed on each aspirant for the display […]

Bayelsa Group Says  Dickson Intentionally Embarrassing ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa Network of Progressives has described as uncharitable, statement credited to the Bayelsa State Governor, Mr. Seriake Dickson, describing the six years of the Presidency of Dr Goodluck Jonathan, as a waste to the ijaw Nation. The group in a statement issued in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State and signed by its Chairman, Mr. […]

Nigerian Pastor Shot, Killed in Indianapolis -Police Say

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A Nigerian-born church pastor was shot to death in Indianapolis and police are continuing to search for his killer. The murder took place over the weekend at an apartment complex near 10th Street and I-465 on the city’s west side. Friends and neighbors say the 66-year-old victim, Oluwadayomi Epenusi, had only recently […]

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Crushes Sheriff’s Application to Nullify Makarfi’s Appeal

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Monday struck out the Ali Bonu-Sheriff faction of the opposition PDP’s application requesting to quash the appeal before it filed by the rival faction, headed by Senator Ahmed Makarfi. Makarfi’s faction had lost February 17, 2017 at the Appeal Court Port Harcourt division, which validated Bonu-Sheriff […]

Rescued Chibok Girls Reunite with Parents

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 82 rescued Chibok school girls have been reunited with their parents on Saturday in Abuja in an emotion-laden occasion. Mr Joe Mutah, the Chief Press Secretary to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja. Mutah said that the girls were earlier reunited […]

Nigeria Army to IPOB: No Woman Molested, Arrested in Abia

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has denied allegation by the Nnamdi Kanu led Independent peoples of Biafra  IPOB that soldiers molested and arrested its women who were holding meeting at Abiriba in Abia State, South- East Nigeria at the weekend. A statement signed by Deputy Director Army Public Relations 82 […]

Unclaimed N450 Million: Court Orders Permanent Forfeiture to FG

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has ordered permanent forfeiture of the sum of N449, 597,000 found in April inside a Bureau DE Change in Victoria Island, Lagos. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on getting the hint about the huge sum lodged in the abandoned BDG office […]

Group Condemns Killing of Popular Islamic Preacher, Others

*Decries Alleged Planned Military Coup LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has strongly condemned the killing of six Muslims including a popular Islamic scholar, Shaykh Amzat Salaam (a.k.a Alfa Abu), his wife and four children by unknown gunmen, near Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, South West Nigeria. This killing, according to the […]

After Controversy, Senate Sends  2017 Budget to Acting President for Assent

By Niyi Adeyi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Exactly a week after passing it, the Senate has finally transmitted the official copy of the 2017 Appropriation Bill to the Executive for the Presidential assent. Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President Prof Yemi Osinbajo Mr. Laolu Akande confirmed this in a tweet via @akandeoj Friday. […]

Despite Defection to APC, Ex-Enugu Governor, Sullivan Chime Still Under Investigation -EFCC

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed that it is currently investigating some past governors  of South-East  geopolitical zone of Nigeria, including ex- governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu state, who recently crossed to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC). The agency said no matter how long […]

Many Trapped As Another Building Collapses In Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many people have been trapped under debris as a three-storey building collapsed in Ilasa area, a Lagos suburb. Sources in the area confirmed that the disaster occurred around 2pm Thursday. As at the time of filing this report, no casualty has been reported.     Please follow and like us:

Police Arrest Killers of Enugu Deputy Governor’s Orderly

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State police has confirmed the arrest of two suspects in connection with  last week’s brutal murder of Miss Helen Sunday,  the police orderly to the Deputy Governor of Enugu State, Mrs. Cecelia Ezeilo. It also ruled out assassination, insisting that it was a case of armed […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Magu, Lamorde and Tales of Corruption in EFCC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fresh facts have emerged to support allegations contained in the damning memo the  Department of State Security’s  sent to the National Assembly that threw spanners in the confirmation of EFCC boss, Ibrahim Magu. Magu was rejected by the NASS sequel to a detailed memo from DSS that alleged that a man neck […]

The Eagle Online Announces Short Break for Better Service

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Management of The Eagle Online has announced a short break in its online news service. According to the management, the break is to allow for a change of its host. In a statement signed by the Managing Editor of the online newspaper, Dotun Oladipo, on Wednesday, the break will commence from […]

Coroner: Witness Links Adeleke’s Death to Drug Overdose, Excessive Alcohol; Family Kicks

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Shocking revelations suggesting self-destruction and foul play have begun to emerge, as the coroner inquest on the recent death of the pioneer Osun State Executive Governor Senator Isiaka Adeleke gathers momentum. While giving his testimony Wednesday, a Pathologist, Dr. Taiwo Solaja, who earlier involved in the autopsy of the late […]

2 Whistleblowers Landed in Prison Over False Information

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arraigned the duo of Buhari Fannami and Ba-Kura Abdullahi on two separate one count charge before Justice M. T Salihu of the Federal High Court Maiduguri, for allegedly giving false information to the agency under the whistleblowing policy. Fannamit had misled the EFCC with […]

Plateau NASS Member, Pwajok Defects to APC

Photo caption: Member of Nigeria House of Representatives from Plateau State, Edward Pwajok ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received another blow as one of its prominent members in the Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Edward Pwajok Wednesday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Pwajok’s announcement which was […]

National Assembly Sets to Transmit 2017 Budget To President for Assent

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has said that the 2017 Appropriation Bill it passed last Thursday will soon be transmitted to the President for assent into law. Senate Committee on Media Public Affairs Chairman Sabi-Abdullahi gave the hint Tuesday. It would be recalled that the National Assembly after adoption of reports from the […]

Relief As Ambode Bans VIO From all Lagos Roads, Restricts FRSC to Highways

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A big relief has come the way of Lagos motorists as the State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered permanent withdrawal of the Vehicles Inspection officials, otherwise called VIO from all Lagos roads. Ambode gave the order Tuesday at the formal opening of the ultra-modern pedestrian bridge, lay-by […]

Corruption: FG Again Amends Charges Against Justice Ngwuta

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has amended the charges against a suspended Supreme Court Judge, Sylvester Ngwuta in a Federal High Court Abuja, over alleged professional misconduct. The new amendment involved allegation that Justice Ngwuta gave false information to the Nigerian Immigration Service concerning his diplomatic passport with the […]

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