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Ondo 2018 Budget: Beyond Politics, By Steve Otaloro

Photo: Steve Otaloro, the Director, Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress(APC), Ondo State chapter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Appropriation Bill presented and submitted by the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to the state House of Assembly for scrutiny and approval for 2018 fiscal year deserves a critical review in order to avail the public, […]

Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 3, Injure 2 In Adamawa

ADAMAWA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three people were reportedly killed and another two were critically injured late Monday in a suspected Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State. According to a community Leader, gunmen riding motorcycles and bicycles arrived in large numbers in Pallam village, in the Madagali area of Adamawa state, at about 11:30 pm […]

CCT Trial: Saraki Files Additional Grounds of Appeal At Supreme Court

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has filed additional grounds of appeal before the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of Appeal court which ordered the retrial of alleged false assets declaration allegation against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT.    Senator Saraki on […]

MURIC Blasts FG over N40m Paid to an Ex-President for Vehicle

Photo: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-Governmental Organization NGO Muslim Rights Concern MURIC has faulted the decision to give the sum of N40 million to a former President, instead of buying vehicles for him as prescribed by law. The Secretary to the Government of […]

Tension In Ebonyi As Lassa Fever kills 2 Resident Doctors

From Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ebonyi State, South East Nigeria, are now living in fear following the death of two resident doctors serving in the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHA, Abakaliki, the state capital of Lassa fever. AFRICAN EXAMINER learnt that they passed on Sunday, a development that has thrown health […]

Bike Accident: Buhari’s Son, Yusuf Discharged From Hospital

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Yusuf, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, who had a motorbike accident in December has been discharged from the hospital. Indication to this was contained in a statement issued Friday by the Presidency and signed by the President’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina. The full statement reads: ”The […]

Benue: Mass Burial Held for 73 Victims of Fulani Herdsmen Bloody Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A mass burial of more than 70 people has been held in Nigeria’s central Benue State. Dozens have been killed in conflicts between nomadic herdsmen and farming communities in three states – Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba – in recent weeks. The Nigerian army says it has deployed special forces to all three […]

Bayelsa Killings: Call Sylva, Lokpobiri to Order, Dickson Tells Buhari

Photo: Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on his Minister of State for Agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, and the leader of the All Progressives Congress in the state, Timipre Sylva, to stop sponsoring killings and destabilizing […]

Ambode Reshuffles Cabinet, Drops 3 Commissioners

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode Thursday announced cabinet reshuffle in which three Commissioners were dropped. The Secretary to the State Government SSG, Mr. Tunji Bello, in a statement said the affected Commissioners were Mrs. Adebimpe Akinsola, Mr. Femi Odubiyi, and Mr. Anifowoshe Abiola. Messrs Hakeem […]

INEC Issues Registration Certificates to 21 New Political Parties

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties. The political parties which received their certificates Wednesday in Abuja include: All Blending Party; All Grassroots Alliance; Alliance for New Nigeria; Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party; Coalition for Change: Freedom and Justice Party; […]

Ikoyi Billions: Buhari Appoints Substantive DG for NIA

Photo: New DG NIA, Ahmed Rufai Abubakar (AFRICAN EXAMINER) President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a substantive Director General for the National Intelligence Agency (NIA). Recall that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in April 2017 announced recovery of $43 million, N23 million and £27,800 in a luxury apartment in Ikoyi area of Lagos. The NIA […]

Police Again Disrupt Shiite Protest In Abuja

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen   ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Again, the Shitte Muslim sect, operating under the Islamic Movement of Nigeria IMN went on rampage Wednesday in Abuja in protest against the continued detention of their Leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El Zaky-zaky. They were however dispersed with tear gas and chased away by the security operatives […]

Minister Hails Japan Over Its Assistance to Nigeria’s Development Programs

Photo: Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, has commended the Japanese Government for aligning its development assistance programmes with the development needs of Nigeria. Senator Udoma who made the commendation when members of Japanese Parliament led by Mr. […]

Insurgency: Troops Foil Suicide Bomb Attempt In Borno

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops under Operation Lafiya Dole Tuesday morning foiled an attempt by three female suicide bombers to unleash attack on Gamboru town in Ngala Local Government area of Borno. The Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, of the Operation Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed that troops deployed to Gamboru averted “what would […]

JAMB Shifts Mock Exams to February

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has shifted its mock examination exercise date ill first week in February, 2018. The exercise which was earlier scheduled for January 22 and 24 was changed due to ongoing industrial action by the non-teaching staff of universities. The JAMB’s Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, […]

Nigeria: DHQ Appoints New Director of Information

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters DHQ has appointed Brigadier General John Agim as its new Acting Director of Information. According to a press release issued Monday by the Wing Commander OO Ademosu, the new Director replaced Major General John Enenche who is now Commandant Army War College, Nigeria. Until his appointment as […]

Minimum Wage: FG to Approve New Workers Pay July

ANAMBRA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian workers may at last receive the cherry news of the new minimum wage from the Federal Government FG. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, gave this indication Sunday while speaking with journalists in Ifitedunu, Dunukofia Local Government area of Anambra State, South East Nigeria. While reiterating […]

Pen Cinema Flyover Construction: Lagos Assures Property Owners of Compensation

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has allayed the fears of property owners affected by removal of structures for the construction of the Pen Cinema Flyover, assuring that all would be compensated in due course. The State’s Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Mr. Abiola Anifowoshe, stated that the government specifically […]

Aare Ona Kakanfo: Final Installation Rites Begin for Gani Adams

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The final rites for the installation of Otunba Gani Adams as the 15th Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yorubaland will begin on Wednesday. Since he was designated as the Aare Ona Kakanfo in 2017 by the Alaafin of Oyo, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi II, Adams had been engaged in several processes […]

Fulani Militia: 11 Killed in Fresh Benue Bloody Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Eleven persons have been reportedly  killed in a fresh attack on a Tiv settlement by suspected Fulani armed militia in Benue State. The state Police Public Relation Officer, Moses Yamu, who confirmed the attack in a chat with Journalists was however unable to ascertain the number of casualties in the attack. The […]

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