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Lagos Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja. Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday […]

UNGA President To Pay First Official Visit To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, will on Wednesday begin a five-day official visit to Nigeria. His spokesperson, Ms Reem Abaza, said in a statement on Monday that the PGA was travelling to his home country to participate in a meeting of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing […]

Bayelsa: Governor Dickson Made APC Victory Much Easier, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President […]

BREAKING: APC Candidates Win Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the governorship election held in Kogi State on Nov. 16.  The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who announed the results in Lokoja on Monday said that Bello polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the People’s […]

PDP Candidate Rejects Kogi Governorship Election Results 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada has rejected results so far released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election.    Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, Wada said that the results were doctored to favour Gov. Yahaya Bello of APC.    He alleged that the APC massively rigged the election in Kogi Central where the governor came […]

In Kogi, INEC Says 30 Missing Elections Staff Found 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The missing ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), in Kogi State Governorship election have been found.  The staff, numbering 30, were reported found around 1am Sunday during the final collation of results in Olamaboro local government.  The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the development in a statement issued Sunday.  Oyekanmi said: […]

Kogi: INEC Declares West Senatorial District Contest Inconclusive   

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the senatorial election in Kogi West district held last Saturday – November 16, 2019 inconclusive.  INEC Returning officer, Mr. Olayinde Lawal said the declaration was due to the fact that the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party […]

Bayelsa Guber: INEC Declares APC Candidate, David Lyon Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Governorship election Chief David Lyon, has been declared the winner.  Lyon won in six out of the eight Local Council areas of the south south state. His closest rival, Senator Douye Diri, the candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in both Sagabama and Kolokuma/Opokuma LGAs.  The […]

Kogi Election: Minister of State FCT Wins Polling Unit, Ward for APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has delivered both her ward and polling unit to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the official results announced by the Independent National electoral commission, (INEC) at the minister’s Yagba polling unit, APC scored 350 votes, […]

Appeal Court Sacks 2 Reps Member In Imo, Orders Fresh Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to power […]

Why Osinbajo’s Aides Were Sacked -Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the ongoing reorganization at the presidency is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians. Speaking to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly after his arrival from London on Friday night, President Buhari said it is unfortunate that the recent disengagement […]

Buhari Returns to Abuja After Private Visit to London

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from London arriving two days short of scheduled two-week private visit. The president, who was on official visit to Saudi Arabia before the commencement of the private visit to London on Nov. 2, was initially scheduled to return to Nigeria on Nov. 17. President Buhari […]

Buhari Mourns Ex-Information Minister, Alex Akinyele

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with family of former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, who passed away on Thursday night. The President’s condolence message is conveyed through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday. President Buhari also commiserated with the government and […]

U.S Calls For Peaceful, Transparent Elections In Kogi, Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. government has called for a free and fair election in the upcoming gubernatorial eletions in Kogi and Bayelsa, stating that it would be paying close attentions to electoral offenders. The call was made in a statement by the Public Affairs Department of the U.S Mission to Nigeria in Abuja. According […]

Senate Swears-in Olujimi as Lawan Calls For Unity Among Senators

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Biodun Olujimi as the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly. Olujimi, garbed in a coffee-brown attire, was sworn-in by the upper chamber, following an oath administered by the Clerk of Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, at exactly 10:40 immediately after the commencement of plenary. […]

Gombe Assembly Impeaches Deputy Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gombe State House of Assembly Tuesday impeached its Deputy Speaker, Mr. Shu’aibu Haruna. Ealier, the house passed ‘vote of no confidence’ on Legislator who hails from Kwami East constituency. He was immediately replaced with Siddi Buba of Kwame West. Reports said Adamu Pata, a Lawmaker representing Yamaltu East, moved the motion and was […]

Corruption: Judge Threatens to Strike Out EFCC Suit Against Diezani

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Tuesday, threatened to strike out the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s suit against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, if it failed to have her extradited to Nigeria by March 2020. EFCC had, on November 11, 2018, filed […]

No Nigerian in Namibian Prison, Says Envoy; Commends Dabiri-Erewa’s NIDCOM

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Namibian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Humphrey Geiseb has stated there is no Nigeria in Namibian prison , just as he announced that Diaspora voting will take place all around the world tomorrow as  Namibians go to the polls to elect a new President and parliamentarians. The Namibian High Commissioner to Nigeria, […]

Bayelsa Guber: Diri, Ewrudjakpor Receive Massive Support From Opume Community

…PDP Remains The Only Party For Us –Iworiso-Markson  …We’ll Vote PDP To Remain Relevant In Government —Turner (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – With less than four days to the Governorship Election in Bayelsa State, the people of Opume community in Ogbia local government area have been urged to vote for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party […]

NYSC Dismisses 2 Female Corps Members From Ebonyi Camp

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Ebonyi has dismissed two corps members currently undergoing orientation programme for refusing to wear the statutory camp shorts and trousers. The dismissal was made known in a statement made available, on Sunday, by Mrs Ngozi Ukwuoma, Information Officer, NYSC Ebonyi. She gave the names of […]

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