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Defence Headquaters Solicits Media Cooperation With  Military

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has promised to partner with the top echelon of media owners and practitioners for the sustenance of robust and accurate reportage of Defence operational and strategic activities. The Director Defence Information (DDI) Major General John Enenche made the promise Friday during a visit […]

Terrorism: Buhari to Open Army Small Arms Tournament in Sambisa Forest

Picture caption: President Mohammadu Buhari, Nigeria  By Mustapha Abdul Salaam BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to kick start the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship (NASAC) 2017 Monday, March 27, 2017 inside the Sambisa Forest, Borno State. The Army Chief of Training and Operations Major General David Amadu, made this disclosure […]

Buhari Sends 27 INEC RECs to Senate For Confirmation

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sent 27 nominees to the Senate for confirmation as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs). President of the Senate Bukola Saraki, Thursday read the President’s letter which was signed by his Vice, Prof.Yemi Osinbajo (while acting as President) and […]

Nigeria Govt Introduces Visa on Arrival for Foreign Investors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has announced the introduction of a liberalised online Visa on Arrival (VOA) facility to the public, especially foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria. The Comptroller-General of the NIS, Mr Muhammad Babandede, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja. Babandede said that‎ the measure was part of […]

Buhari Appoints Interim CEO, Directors of Bank of Agriculture

Picture caption: Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Mr. Kabiru Mohammed, as an interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA). In a statement issued Thursday by the Deputy Director, Information, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Mrs Lere-Adams Blessing, President […]

PDP Crisis: Supreme Court Rules On Makarfi, Sheriff Appeals May 4

Picture caption: PDP Factional chairman Sen. Ali Mod-Sheriff  By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has announced it will rule on the appeals filed by the two factions of the opposition Peolpes Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, May 4, 2017. While Ahmed Makarfi led faction is appealing against the February 17, […]

Former Ag. NTDC Boss, Rae-Omoh Petitions Information Minister, Protests Demotion

Picture Caption: Former Ag. NTDC Boss, Rae-Omoh (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former acting Director General of the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC), Mrs Mariel Rae-Omoh, has sent a petition to the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, protesting her demotion to the position of deputy director after her removal as acting director general. Rae-Omoh […]

Uniform Controversy: Senate Orders Customs Boss, Hameed Ali to Resign

pix caption: controversial Nigeria Customs Boss, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As he made good his resolve not to appear before it today (Wednesday), the Senate has ordered the Comproller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Col Hameed Ali (rtd) to resign his appointment. The order was issued […]

BREAKING: Commissioner Slumps,  Dies While Jogging With Governor

Pix caption: Governor Simon Lanlong of Plateau State By Ganiyu Nasirudeen PLATEAU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Plateau State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development Mr. Samuel Galadima Wednesday morning died while joggin with Governor Simon Lanlong. The incident according to Governor Lalong’s Director of Press Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Nanle, occurred at the Rwang Pam Stadium, […]

Uniform Controversy: NCS Boss, Col Ali Dares Senate, Won’t Attend rescheduled Meeting

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a pending suit on the matter, the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (retd.) disclosed Tuesday that he will not appear before the Senate Wednesday. Last Thursday the meeting was  as being rescheduled  for not wearing full customs uniform as directed by […]

Don Advocates inclusion Of Private Universities in TETFUND

By Ignatius Okpara, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice chancellor (VC) of Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Professor Charles Onochie, has advocated for inclusion of private universities in the country in the disbursement of fund from the Education Trust Fund (TETFUND). He argued that giving only pubic universities such fund was not proper […]

US Bars Laptops, Ipads in Carry-ons From Middle East, North Africa Flights

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US has ordered a ban on travelling with large electronic devices from cabin baggage on passenger flights from eight Muslim-majority countries. The ban which emanated from what was described as “evaluated intelligence” was handed down by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with explanation that  bomb could be hidden inside […]

Body of Medical Doctor who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon Recovered

Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost 48 hours after the sad incident, the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon has been recovered. The Lagos Marine Policemen, who has been searching for Dr Orji’s remains, disclosed Tuesday that they recovered a dead body suspected to be that of the […]

Court Grants Yakubu,  Ex-NNPC Boss Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday granted bail to the former Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Engr. Andrew Yakubu in the sum of N300 million and two sureties in likes sum. The Federal Government is prosecuting the former NNPC GMD before Justice Ahmed […]

South-East APC Inaugurates Disciplinary, Fundraising CMTE, Vows to Win Anambra 2019 Guber

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (African Examiner) – As part measures to instill discipline and sanity, the South East Zonal Chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has inaugurated a Disciplinary and Fund Raising/Finance Committees for the region. It said the party would no longer condone any form of indiscipline and misconduct among members. This is […]

PDP Crisis: Modu-Sheriff Challenges Makarfi’s Appeal at Supreme Court

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has challenged the appeal filed against him at the Supreme by Ahmed Makarfi-led National Caretaker committee. The court of Appeal, Port Harcourt Division on February 17, 2017 authenticated the former Borno State Governor as the legally recognized […]

Trump Travel Ban: All African Delegates to ‘African Business Summit’ in US  Denied Visas

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There were reportedly no African delegates at a summit about sustainable development in Africa after they were all denied visas to enter the US. The African global economic and development summit, which takes place every year at the University of Southern California was particularly quiet this year after about 100 attendees were […]

Senator Sani Says El-Rufai’s Memo to Buhari is a Cruise Missile

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Shehu Sani (Kaduna-APC) has described as a cruise missile, the memo to President Muhammadu Buhari, written by Governor Nasir El-Rufai, governor of his state. Both Sani and El-Rufai have not been politically friendly since 2015, though both of them belong to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Now Sani has urged the […]

INCREDIBLE:  Medical Doctor Jumps Into Lagos Lagoon

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was a disaster in Lagos Sunday evening as a man parked his car on the third Mainland bridge and jumped into the Lagoon. The sad incident reportedly occurred around 4.50 pm. The man who was identified as Orji is said to be a Medical doctor. Orji was riding in […]

Anti-Corruption: FG Reassures Whistle-blowers of Reward, Security

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has reassured that it will protect and reward whistleblowers who provide information that leads to the recovery of stolen funds or assets. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed gave the assurance in a statement issued in Lagos Sunday. Mohammed reiterated that FG would protect the identity […]

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