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Buhari Orders Maina’s Removal From Service

Photo: Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina ..Maina’s Sack Afterthought, Says Fayose;  Call for his Arrest, Prosecution (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the immediate disengagement from service of Mr Abdullahi Abdulrasheed Maina, former chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms. In a memo to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, the […]

$2.1bn Arms Probe: Metuh Wants Court to Summon Jonathan as Witness

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, Olisa Metuh, Monday told a Federal High Court in Abuja that he would subpoena the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan as a defence witness in his alleged on going N400m trial. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC had […]

Ahead of Liberia Presidential Run-off, George Weah Visits TB Joshua

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of Liberia’s presidential run-off, former soccer star and front runner, George Opong Weah on Sunday visited the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, to seek spiritual help. Weah was accompanied to the church by a former war lord and one of the 20 presidential candidates, Senator Yormie Johnson. Receiving Weah […]

47 Years After, Retired Biafra Police Officers Receive Pension

From  Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 219 retired war affected police officers from South- East Nigeria, on Friday went home smiling as they received their ‎pension from the federal government, 47 years after. African Examiner reports that the affected ex-police officers were those in the Nigeria Police force‎ as at 1967 […]

Oil Industry Unions Push For Kachikwu’s Removal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Key oil industry associations have begun moves for the removal of the Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as Minister of State for Petroleum Resources since his loyalty to his boss and the country can no longer be guaranteed. The Unions are: The National Association of Road Transport Owners, NARTO, the Petroleum Tanker Drivers […]

Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Reverses Self,  Pleads Not Guilty

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popular called Evans has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in the court. Evans who was arrested June 20, 2017 in his Magodo mansion Thursday curiously changed his previous guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping to “not guilty.” Evans […]

Buhari Leaves For Turkey to Attend D-8 Summit

Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady  arriving Istanbul, Turkey (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria to participate in the 9th D-8 Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, said Buhari would participate in the ninth D-8 Summit in Istanbul, […]

Police Confirm Abduction of 4 British Nationals in Delta  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have reportedly kidnapped four British nationals in the Burutu area of Niger Delta, South South Nigeria. According to report, a local Chief, Theo Fakama who hails from the Enukorowa community, confirmed Wednesday that locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community […]

S/Africa Chapter to Party Leaders, Members: Reposition PDP for 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter has called on members at home and in the Diaspora to begin preparations for the 2019 election. Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, its chairman, said in Johannesburg, South Africa that the time was ripe to reposition the party to win the election. “I am using this […]

Enugu Council Polls: APC Vows to Resist PDP Rigging

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the November 4, local government election in Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against manipulating the polls, saying it would resist all  manner of electoral malpractices during the […]

NANS Kicks Against Erection of President Zuma’s Giant Statue in Owerri

Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has joined other groups in criticising the erection of statue of South African President, Jacob Zuma in Owerri, the Imo State capital by Governor Rochas Okorocha. National Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the body, Comrade […]

Biafra: Court Orders Senator Abaribe, Other Sureties to Produce Kanu

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe and two other sureties for the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, to tell the court his whereabouts. Messrs Emmanuel Shalum Okabenmabu and Tochukwu Uchendu are the two other sureties to Kanu. […]

Insurance Chief, Ezekiel Chiejina to Launch Book on Pensions

…Atiku, Ambode, Utomi, others to Attend (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Director-General of the Nigerian Insurers Association (NIA) and a Lawyer, Mr. Ezekiel Chiejina, is set to launch his new book titled ‘Pensions in Nigeria’ next week Tuesday at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA) in Lagos. The book, a compendium of contemporary information […]

Intels Closure Done to Frustrate Atiku’s Presidential Ambition– APC Stalwart

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The recent closures of Intels logistics services belonging to former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar was a deliberate attempt by agencies of government to intimidate and truncate his perceived ambition to contest the 2019 Presidential elections, All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Comrade Timi Frank has revealed. Frank who is also the Deputy National […]

MonkeyPox: Recovering Patient Commits Suicide in Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of the patients receiving medical care for ‘Monkey Pox’ at the quarantine centre in Bayelsa state has committed suicide, the State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Ebitimitula Etebu, has said. Addressing a press conference in Yenagoa, he said the deceased was among the 21 suspected cases of ‘MonkeyPox’ that were being managed […]

Ekweremadu Foundation Splashes N38.5m Scholarship, Bursary Award On Indigent Students

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of over 300 less privileged indigent students from Enugu state South- East Nigeria, at the weekend, knew no bound, as they received a total of 38.5 million naira for their scholarship and bursary  awards from Ikeoha Foundation, a non-Governmental Organization founded by the Deputy President of […]

Governors Forum Consultancy Frauds: Court Orders Interim Forfeiture of N1.2bn, N220m

Chairman, Nigeria Governors Forum and Governor of Zamfara state, Abdulaziz Yari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Oguntoyinbo also ordered the temporary forfeiture of the sum of  N220,000,000. 00 (Two Hundred and Twenty Million Naira) recovered from two other companies namely Wasp Networks Limited  and Thebe Wellness Services.(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice O. Oguntoyinbo of the Federal High Court sitting […]

45 Boko Haram Members Convicted, 3 Earn 31 Years Jail Term

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Kainji, Niger State, has convicted and sentenced 45 Boko Haram members to between 3 and 31 years in jail. The sentence followed the conclusion of the first phase of the trial during which 575 Boko Haram suspects were arraigned. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji […]

CBN: Group Kicks Against Aisha Ahmad, Urges Senate to Reject Her Nomination as Deputy Governor

Photo: Aisha Ahmad (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group, Concerned Professionals Initiative for Good Governance (CPIGG), has written to urge the Senate to “totally and overwhelmingly reject the nomination of Aisha Ahmad as Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on the grounds that she is not qualified  to hold that office since she is […]

CBN Woos Foreign Investors as Emefiele Bags Forbes Best of Africa Banking Award

Photo: Governor Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele in the middle holding the Forbes Award By Oludare Sunday Fase, Washington, DC  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele has received the Forbes Best of Africa Innovative Banking Award at the sideline of the 2017 Annual […]

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