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Misconduct: Osun Traditional Council Suspends Oluwo of Iwo

By NIyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The controversial Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. The suspension decision was reached Friday at the State’s traditional rulers emergency meeting which held at Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. The crucial meeting was presided […]

Randy UNILAG Lecturer, Baruwa Bags 21-Years Imprisonment for Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, to 21- year imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa of a one-count charge of rape brought against him. The judge said: “the prosecution has proven his […]

Senate Probes GSM Operators Over Drop Calls

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has asked the GSM operators in the country to refund to their customers money which they paid on drop calls. The public hearing was conducted by joint Senate committees on Communications, Trade and Investment. According to the chairperson of the Senate Committee on communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the session […]

FG, States, LGA’s Share N647.35 Billion For January, Says FAAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s Federal, States and Local governments Wednesday shared the sum of N647.35 billion for the month of January, 2020 as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting ended in Lagos. The sum shared is 9.63 per cent – lower than the N716.29 billion shared in December 2019. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of […]

Buhari Removes NDDC Boss, Appoints Professor Pondei As Interim MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced Barr. Joy Nunieh with Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The development followed the approval by Mr. President, with respect to the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC). According to a statement signed Wednesday by his Special Assistant […]

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing on Ihedioha’s Appeal Till March 2

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of appeal by the recently sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha till March 2, 2020. Mr. Ihedioha approached the apex court with an application to reverse itself on the judgement which ousted him from the office as Governor on January 14, 2020. The Supreme Court […]

WAEC Delists 37 Secondary Schools Over Examination Malpractices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 37 secondary schools in Benue State, North central Nigeria over alleged examination malpractices. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, disclosed this to journalists Tuesday. Following the development, the Commissioner hinted that the government had concluded plans to demote 37 principals of the affected […]

Visa Ban On Nigeria Temporary, Says US Ambassador

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has said that the immigrant visa ban placed on Nigeria was a temporary policy that will be reviewed when Nigerian government meets certain conditions. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, stated this during a visit to the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige. “I need to clarify […]

Court Halts INEC From Parties’ De-Registration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering political parties. The Monday ruling followed the suit filed by the oppositions against the electoral body’s move. Justice Anwuli Chikere held that since the plaintiff had failed to oppose the application by the applicants, the affected […]

Amaechi Debunks Kidnap, Attack Report; Says It’s Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transport, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has dismissed and described as fake news, the story making the round that he escaped attack by the suspected kidnappers and bandits at a train Station in Kaduna last weekend. Activist and Co-Convener of the #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, Aisha Yesufu, had taken to her […]

Mbaka Distances Self From “Fake Prophesy” on New Bayelsa Governor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prophetic Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Southeast, Nigeria has denied  a recent purported prophesy in the social media alleging that he declared that  the new Bayelsa state  governor, Senator Diri Douye will stay only two months in office. The fiery Roman Catholic Cleric, had during […]

Nigeria Will Meet Its Membership Commitments To Foreign Organisations, Says Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to meet outstanding financial commitments to the various international organisations and bodies to which Nigeria belongs. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,  Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, disclosed this at a meeting in Abuja with the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

Senator Douye Diri Sworn-in As New Bayelsa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Douye Diri has been sworn-in as governor of Bayelsa State alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, at an event held at the Government House, Yenagoa. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s declaration of Senator Diri as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in obedience to the Supreme Court judgement, paved […]

Bayelsa: Suspected Political Thugs Attack Douye Diri’s Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Yenagoa residence of the newly-sworn in Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri was Friday morning reportedly stormed and attacked by the suspected political thugs.   Diri’s home is located on Imgbi Road, Amarata, Yenagoa, the state capital. Upon the sack by the five-man panel of the Supreme court of the (then) Governor-elect, Mr. David Lyon […]

BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP Candidate, Diri As Bayelsa Governor-Elect

(Photo: Bayelsa PDP Candidate, Sen Diri Douye receives his certificate of return from INEC Official) By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After initial uncertainty over the interpretation of the supreme court judgement that nullified Mr David Lyon’s election as governor of Bayelsa state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday confirmed that PDP […]

Oil Theft: Navy Hands Over Nine Foreigners to EFCC For Prosecution

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Navy has handed over seven Sri-Lankans and two Ghanaians, who were among the 66 suspected crude oil thieves apprehended in December 2019 by naval operatives attached to the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS, BEECROFT in Lagos to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, for prosecution. According to a […]

Senate Queries SGF, AGF, CBN Over N596b Ecological Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha to explain details of the sum of N596bn ecological fund. Similarly, the Legislative Chamber summoned the Accountant General of the Federation and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The invitation follows an audit query […]

Supreme Court: Oshiomhole Says PDP Candidate Won’t Be Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Sen Diri Douye will not be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State because he does have the required votes spread across the state as stipulated by the constitution. Mr […]

Supreme Court Upturns Bayelsa APC Victory, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of […]

Southeast Leaders Want Buhari To Declare Fulani Herdsmen Terrorist Group

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Religious leaders in South East Nigeria have raised the alarm over the current insecurity situation in parts of the country, particularly the nefarious  activities of suspected Fulani Herdsmen in the region, urging the president Muhammad Buhari, led federal government to declare them terrorist group. They said the Fulani herders have […]

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