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Again, EFCC Arrests Fani-Kayode In Lagos


By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has been arrested by the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos. The former Minister was arrested Friday by the EFCC officials around 2pm outside the premises of a Federal High Court, along Oyinkan Abayomi Drive, […]

Umahi Freezes EBSU Accounts, Sacks Bursar, Lecturers Over Leadership Row


By Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi State Governor David Nweze Umahi, has frozen all the bank accounts of the State owned University (EBSU), sacked the institution’s Bursar, Mr. Chris Nguta, and the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities ASUU Chairman, Professor Ndubuisi Idenyi. The development followed the present impasse […]

Budget Padding: Jibrin Withdraws Suit Challenging House On Suspension


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Hon. AbdulMumin Jibrin has withdrawn his suit, challenging his recent suspension by the lower legislative chamber, from a Federal High Court, Abuja. Following the announcement of notice to this effect by Jibri’s Counsel, Mr. Chukuma Nwachukwu, Justice John Tsoho Friday at the […]

Buhari Sends 46 Nominees to Senate for Ambassadorial Appointment


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buahari has sent 46 nominees to the Senate, to seek approval for Ambassadorial appointment. The President’s letter of nomination was read Thursday at the upper legislative chamber plenary session. The list of nominees with their States is as follows: Nurudeen Mohammed (Kwara) Jamila Ahmadu-Suka (Sokoto) […]

NAFDAC Confiscates N68m Worth of Fake Products At Enugu  Airport


By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Agency for Food  Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has confiscated fake drugs and other unwholesome products valued sixty eight million, two hundred and sixty four thousand naira (N68, 264,000.00) at Akanu-Ibiam International Airport Enugu. Disclosing this to newsmen in Enugu Wednesday, NAFDAC Deputy Director Port […]

$3.9B Capital Flight: Senate Hires Foreign Forensic Experts To Probe Minister, Others


Ayodele Afolabi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate Committee on Banking, Insurance and other Financial Institutions, has flown in International Forensic Experts for probe of the alleged $3.9billion Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN), the current Minister of Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah and others carried out between 2006 and 2016. The Minister of Trade […]

Chibok: Buhari Reaffirms FG Pledge To Rehabilitate Freed Girls


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the Federal Government (FG) pledge to shoulder the personal, educational upkeep, as well as ensure the realization of the professional goals and life ambitions of the just freed Chibok girls. Mr. President made the assurance Wednesday at the reception held in honour […]

Breaking: Ambode Sacks 3 Commissioners, Reshuffles Cabinet


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Exactly one year after constituting his Executive Council, the Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Wednesday effected a reshuffle of his cabinet dropping three commissioners. Those dropped are: Tourism commissioner – Mr Folorunsho Folarin- Coker; Finance commissioner – Dr Mustapha Akinkunmi  and Transportation commissioner , Dr Ekundayo Mobereola. In a Press […]

Leave Supreme Court Out Of Your Dirty Politics, Group Tells Sylva


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A socio-cultural group, Niger Delta Peace and Justice Movement, has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the last election in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, accusing him of playing games with the judiciary from the Election Petition Tribunal, Court of Appeal and now the Supreme Court, […]

Judge Arrested By DSS Withdraws From Dasuki’s Arms Scandal Trial


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Adeniyi Ademola of a Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja has withdrawn from the alleged corruption suit filed against the former National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd). Justice Ademola is one of the seven controversial judges recently arrested, across the country over alleged bribery collection and other […]

Senate Approves Buhari’s Nomination Of 2 Justices For Supreme Court


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed nomination of Justices Eko Ejembi and Amina Augie for appointment into the Supreme court. Senate President Bukola Saraki read President Muhammadu Buhari’s letter on the nomination last week during one of the upper legislative chamber plenary session. While Justice Ejembi hails from Benue State, North central, […]

Lagos Approves N380m For Bursary, Scholarship Payments


LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has approved the payment of N300 million for bursary and local scholarship awards to indigenes of the State in tertiary institutions across the country. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh, confirmed this to journalists Monday. The Governor’s aide disclosed that the […]

N4.7 Billion Money Laundering: Obanikoro Visits EFCC To Answer Questions

Musiliu Obanikoro

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Minister of State for Defence II, Musiliu Obanikoro at last, has responded to the invitation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), over alleged money laundering and misappropriation of the sum of N4.75 Billion, which was part of $1.2 billion arms procurement funds to end Boko Haram attack. […]

Senate Begins Debate On 2017 MTEF, FSP Tuesday


Ayodele Adegbuyi, ABUJA  ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In line with its resolve to prioritize all economic bills as a way out of the current recession, the Senate will on Tuesday commence debate on the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) submitted for its approval by President Muhammadu Buhari. The […]

Ekweremadu Attacks Ex- Governor Chime, Says His Administration Is A Failure


By Ignatius Okpara ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, on Saturday accused the immediate past Enugu State Governor, Barrister Sullivan Chime of deliberately neglecting and impoverishing the people of Aninri council Area of the state, where he (Ekweremadu) hails during eight years of his administration. The ex- Speaker of the […]

How 1,000 Oil Spills Destroyed Bayelsa Communities in 2014 –Commissioner 

A man samples crude oil at the bank of a polluted river in Bidere community in Ogoniland in Nigeria's delta region

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State government has expressed concern over the menace of oil spills and gas flaring perpetrated by multinational oil companies during exploration, saying nine if them had deemed it worthy to address the situation. A statement issued in Yenagoa on Saturday by Daniel Iworiso-Markson, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, […]

Nigerian Military Deny Alleged Swapping of Boko Haram Captives With Freed Chibok Schoolgirls


By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Saturday debunked the media report that there is disquiet in the Military hierarchy, due to purported swap of Boko Haram Commanders for the release of 21 abducted Chibok girls. The military in a statement issued by Director of Defence Information, Lt. Gen. Abubakar […]

Buhari Reacts To Wife’s Outburst; Declares She Belongs To His Kitchen


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to his wife, Aisha’s lamentation that his government has been hijacked by few people, affirming that he has an edge over his wife. Speaking Friday alongside his host – German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a news conference, President Buhari laughed and replied sarcastically. “I don’t […]

Buhari Congratulates UN Secretary-General Designate, Antonio Guterres


ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the newly appointed Secretary-General (UN) Antonio Guterres. President Buhari in a statement issued Friday by his SSA on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu believed that the former Portuguese Prime Minister’s wealth of experience as a former head of UN Refugee Agency for several years, diplomat […]

Judges Arrest: NJC Denies Receiving DSS Petitions; Recommends Stiff Punishment Against Erring Judges


By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As debate rages on the arrest of eight judges across the country last weekend by the operatives of Department of State Security (DSS) on the alleged corrupt practices, the National Judicial Council (NJC) has denied ever receiving petitions from the security agency on the implicated Supreme Court […]

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