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Witness Narrates How Evans Collected Dollar Ransom On Kidnap Victim

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A witness, Edwin Uduji, on Monday told an Igbosere High Court in Lagos how kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, threatened to collect a fine of 10, 000 dollars for any fake 100 dollar bill in the ransom paid to him. Uduji, an elder brother to abduction victim, Mr James […]

Saraki Woos Ogun Delegates Ahead Of PDP National Convention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday met with leaders of the Ogun chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abeokuta to seek their support ahead of the party’s national convention scheduled for Oct. 5 and Oct. 6. Saraki, who is seeking to be the party’s flag bearer in the […]

2019: Delta APC Leader Emerhor Blasts Omo-Agege, Vows to Unseat Him From Senate

Photo: Delta APC Leader, Olorogun Otega Emerhor (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leader of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Olorogun Otega Emerhor, has challenged the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Ovie Omo-Agege, to direct primaries contest for the seat. The primaries are scheduled for next week. In a statement signed by […]

Osun Guber: INEC Bans Use of Cell Phones in Polling Booths

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has barred the voters from taking phones and other electronic devices to the polling booths during elections. INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu made this disclosure Monday in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, at the stakeholders’ forum organized ahead of the State’s Saturday Governorship election. Prof. Yakubu said the measure was taken […]

PDP National Convention: Avoid Disparaging Utterances, Dickson Tells PDP Presidential Aspirants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called on the twelve Presidential Aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party to avoid disparaging utterances as they campaign ahead of the party’s national convention. In a statement on Monday, by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, Dickson said that […]

EFCC Did Not Freeze Adelekes’ Accounts, Says Spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has denied freezing the bank accounts of Sen. Ademola Adeleke and those of his family members, including popular musician, Davido. Adeleke is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the Sept. 22 governorship election in Osun. Spokesman of the commission, Mr Wilson Uwujaren, in a […]

Amaechi to Abe: Stop Deceiving the Public, I’m Not Your Leader

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State and the South-South zone, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has repudiated comments by the senator representing Rivers South-East in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, that he (Amaechi) is Sen. Abe’s Leader. Last week, at the APC National Secretariat […]

How Dickson Mobilized NASS to Make Jonathan Acting President –Tambuwal

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Sokoto, the Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on Sunday gave insight into how former President Goodluck Jonathan became Acting President through the popular Doctrine of Necessity. Tambuwal said that the Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, approached him in the heat of the tension that followed the incapacitation and […]

Foreign Minister Expresses Shock At Ambassador’s Death

Photo: Late Bawa Wase (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama has expressed shock over the death of Nigeria’s ambassador to Qatar, Abdullahi Bawa Wase. Onyeama, in a statement by the Ministry’s spokesperson, Dr Tope Elias-Fatile on Saturday in Abuja, prayed that God grant Wase’s family and the nation the fortitude to […]

New DSS Boss Resumes, Seeks Stronger Ties Among Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new Director-General of the Department of State Services ( DSS), Mr Yusuf Bichi has called for stronger ties among members of staff. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday appointed Bichi as the substantive head of the service. Following the sack of former head of the service, Lawal Daura, Mr Matthew Seiyefa was […]

After Resignation, Adeosun Says ‘I’m Not Aware My NYSC Exemption Certificate is Fake’

…As Buhari Accept Her Resignation Letter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours after the news of her resignation, former Finance Minister, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun released a statement stating real reasons why she voluntarily bowed out of office. Her statement reads in full: “Let me commence by thanking you profusely for the honour and privilege of serving under your […]

Niboro Declares for Reps, Harps on Need for Adequate Representation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria Olorogun Ima Rume Niboro has officially declared his bid to represent Ughelli North / Ughelli South/ Udu Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives in 2019 on the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC. Niboro in a Facebook update on Thursday […]

BREAKING: Finance Minister, Adeosun Resigns Over NYSC Certificate Forgery

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After about two months of alleged NYSC exemption certificate forgery, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has reportedly resigned from her position. Mrs. Adeosun reportedly resigned over the allegation which has raged since July. Ever since the allegation broke, Adesina has not uttered a word or made any formal statement. This has however […]

Buhari Appoints Bichi As New DSS Boss

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi, as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS). Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, who confirmed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, said the appointment is with immediate effect. According to […]

Absence of Witness Stalls Evans’ Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Absence of a prosecution witness on Thursday stalled continuation of trial in the case of suspected ‘billionaire’ kidnap kingpin, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, popularly known as Evans, before an Igbosere High Court in Lagos. Evans is facing two separate charges, bordering on conspiracy to kidnap, kidnapping and attempted murder, before Justice Adedayo Akintoye. In […]

BREAKING: Mimiko Joins 2019 Presidential Race 

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Governor of Ondo State Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has declared his interest to contest the Presidential election next year. The former opposition Peoples Democratic Party chieftain announced his intention Thursday around 12.15pm during an event held at the National Secretariat of the opposition Labour Party LP, Abuja. The Iroko as he is otherwise called by […]

No Plan to Postpone 2019 General Elections -INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections. Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, made the clarification in a statement he issued in Abuja on Wednesday. Oyekanmi said the clarification became necessary following a story with the headline, “We […]

See Sweden Feat as Inspiration to Your Children, Ibom Agenda Tasks Akwa Ibom Parents

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ibom Agenda, has welcomed the feat by two Akwa Ibom secondary school children in the just concluded Stockholm Junior Water Prize Competition in Sweden tasking parents and guardians with wards in public schools to see it a feat that should inspire them. The Ibom Agenda said parents with children in government […]

Saraki Appoints Doyin Okupe to Head His Presidential Campaign Media Council

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has announced Dr. Doyin Okupe as the Chairman of his Presidential Campaign Media Council. Saraki disclosed this Tuesday in a tweet from his Twitter handle, @bukolasaraki. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Doyin Okupe as the Chairman of my Presidential campaign’s Media Council. Dr. […]

2019: APC Says Announcement of Consensus Candidates Won’t Foreclose Primaries

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen   ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced that the emergence of consensus candidates ‘’does not foreclose Direct or Indirect Primaries’’ for all elective positions. The announcement was contained in a statement signed in Abuja Tuesday.by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the the party, Mr. Yekini Nabena. Nabena […]

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