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Killings: Secondus Slams Buhari For ‘Snubbing’ Benue For Bauchi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has described as the height of insensitivity on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari, for not visiting troubled Benue state to commiserate with the people and the Catholic Church that lost two high priest  and 17 other worshippers in […]

Dino Melaye’s Brother, 3 Others Remanded in Prison for Obstruction

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Abuja Chief Magistrate Court sitting at Mpape, has ordered that a brother to the embattled Senator representing Kogi West, Mr. Dino Melaye, Samuel, and three others, should be remanded in Kuje Prison. The court held that the quartet who were docked by the Nigerian Police Force for obstruction, should remain in […]

Fulani/Farmers Killings: NEC Recommends Ban on Open Grazing Across Nigeria

By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Economic Council (NEC) has recommended a ban on open grazing across the country in order to stop the incessant Fulani, Farmers conflicts and killings. The NEC, which is chaired by the Vice-President has all state governors, the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria and relevant ministers […]

APC Chairmanship: Buhari’s Endorsement of Oshiomhole Not Imposition -Kano Governor

Photo: Kano Governor, Umar Ganduje (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kano state governor, Umar Ganduje has defended President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of former Edo governor Adams Oshiomhole as the APC National Chairman saying his comment is not an imposition adding that Buhari being undemocratic does not arise. Speaking to newsmen on Wednesday, the governor argued that “Buhari’s […]

Kogi INEC Begins Dino Melaye’s Recall Process

By Abdul Gaffar Bello KOGI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has commenced the recall process of Senator Dino Melaye of Kogi State. The State INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC, Prof. James Apam, while addressing a press conference Wednesday in Lokoja, the State capital said the electoral body had put all […]

Benue Bloodshed: Stop This Mindless Killings Now, Secondus Charges Buhari

Photo: Prince Uche Secondus (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has charged the Presidency to halt the senseless killings going on in Benue state immediately before it degenerates into a national crisis. Prince Secondus said in a condolence message he sent to the Benue State […]

APC Convention: Buhari Rejects Oyegun, Backs Oshiomhole for National Chairman

Photo: Former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The chances of the current National Chairman of the ruling APC Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, of being re-elected, seems very slim as President Muhammadu Buhari and some South-South APC States’ chapters have reportedly dumped him and thrown their weight behind […]

Saraki, Other Senators Visit Dino Melaye at National Hospital

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after Senator Dino Melaye’s scuffle with the Police, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and some Senators have visited the embattled Lawmaker at the National Hospital Abuja. When they arrived around 1:33pm, Saraki and his colleagues met with the management of the hospital […]

Buhari Seeks Senate Approval to Purchase Military Helicopters from US

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sought the approval of the Senate for the purchase of 12 Super Tucano helicopters from the United States US. Buhari’s letter as read Wednesday at the plenary indicated that the aircrafts worth $496,374,470. The aircrafts according to Mr. President are meant to support the drive to […]

Mace Stealing: Saraki Constitutes Joint NASS Investigative Committee

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has constituted a joint committee with the House of Representatives to investigate the April 18, 2018 invasion of the Upper Legislative Chamber by suspected political thugs. President of the Senate Bukola Saraki announced this Tuesday at the plenary which held after a two-hour closed-door meeting with his colleagues. […]

Dino Melaye Injured, Hospitalised After Jumping Out of Moving Police Car

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Another phase of drama unfolded Tuesday when the controversial and embattled Kogi Lawmaker Dino Melaye attempted to flee when he was about to be taken to Lokoja from Abuja. The real drama ensued when Melaye according to reports suddenly jumped out of the moving police vehicle at area one roundabout, […]

Alleged Firearm Case: Police Arrest Melaye

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria police have reportedly arrested controversial Senator Dino Melaye. A special detachment of the anti-riot policemen had laid siege at Melaye’s Shanga, Maitama Abuja residence and its surrounding since Monday after the arrest drama at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. It was gathered that the embattled Kogi West Lawmaker was […]

Tambuwal, Saraki Not Planning Defection to PDP, Says Jigawa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa has dismissed media reports that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto may soon dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party. Badaru, who is the Chairman, 2018 Congresses and Convention Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) described the story […]

Ministers Did Not Snub US-Nigeria Investment Summit, Says Lai Mohammed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied media reports that Ministers who were invited to the US-Nigeria Investment Summit in Washington, DC, last week – April 19, 2018 shunned the forum. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued Monday in London said most of the Ministers who […]

Senator Melaye Released  after Controversial Arrest at Abuja Airport

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Dino Melaye who was enmeshed in arrest drama Monday morning at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja has been released. The controversial Kogi West Lawmaker who was prevented from traveling was subsequently arrested, by the officials of the Nigeria immigration Services NIS. However, Melaye’s Spokesman, Mr. Gideon Ayodele later […]

BREAKING: Finally, Police Arrest Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye

Photo: Senator Dino Melaye ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled self-exiled Kogi Senator Dino Melaye, has been reportedly arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. The Monday arrest occurred while the Lawmaker was on his way to Morocco. It was learnt that the Senator who is representing Kogi West Senatorial district alongside other […]

Ex-Sokoto Gov, Wamakko Denies Receiving EFCC Invitation Over Fraud Allegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, a former Sokoto State governor has denied receiving any invitation to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corrupt practices. Wamakko told members of the Correspondent Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday in Sokoto that recent media reports to that effect were fake […]

Gowon, Dickson Say Insecurity And Killings Across Nigeria Worrisome

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has described as worrisome the widespread insecurity and killings in the country. Gowon said that he had prayed and hoped at the end of the Nigerian Civil War that the country would not go through that path again. Also, his host, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, […]

Again, Gunmen Kill About 30 People in Zamfara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected gunmen have again killed about 30 people in Kabaro and Danmani villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. An eye witness, Mr Shuaibu Kabaro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maru that the suspected gunmen attacked the two communities and the incident was immediately reported to the […]

“No Going Back On Ongoing Health Sector Union Strike”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said there is no going back on its current industrial action until the Federal Government meets its demands. Mr Biobelemoye Josiah, National Chairman of JOHESU, stated this on Friday at a news briefing in Abuja. African Examiner reports that Josiah’s press conference is in response […]

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