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Armed Bandits Kill 6 Persons In Kaduna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bandits have attacked a hamlet and killed six persons on Saturday in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The attack occured at Fadaman Rimi hamlet a remote settlement near Udawa village in the local government area. One person survived the attack, but the bandits were confirmed to have rustled some cows. […]

Buhari In Ouagadougou For ECOWAS Summit On Counter-Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism. A statement from the Media office of the State House, Abuja, said the President was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, on […]

Tribunal Ruling: I Would Have Been Traumatized, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that he would have gone into trauma during the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal last Wednesday. He, however, said because the period the judgement was delivered also coincided with the time the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was also going on, he concentrated on […]

Xenophobia: FG Seeking Compensation For Nigerians, Says Dabiri-erewa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in […]

Tribunal: PDP Rejects Ruling, Heads to Supreme Court

((AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed shock over the verdict of Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on its case against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 election. The election petition tribunal on Wednesday dismissed the petition by PDP against the election of Buhari, declaring him as the […]

FEC Approves N10.07trn 2020 Budget Proposal, Raises Vat To 7.2%

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday approved N10.07trillion 2020 Budget proposal for onward transmission to the National Assembly for consideration and approval. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Hajiya Zainab Ahmed, made this known when she briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the meeting of the Council […]

Xenophobia: 187 Nigerians Return From South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first batch of 187 Nigerians in South Africa have returned to Nigeria after the xenophobic attacks. The returnees were aided by the Federal Government with the assistance of a Nigerian carrier, Air Peace. The B777 aircraft, with registration number 5N-BWI, which departed Thambo International Airport, Johannesburg, landed at the Cargo Wing […]

Election Tribunal Sacks Senate’s Spokesman, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ado Ekiti, on Tuesday, nullified the election that produced the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Publicity, Sen. Dayo Adeyeye, as the winner of the National Assembly election in Ekiti South Senatorial District. Consequently, the tribunal in a unanimous verdict, declared the former Minority […]

APC May Disappear After Buhari’s Second Term in Office, Says Okorocha

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Mr Rochas Okorocha, the immediate past governor of Imo, has lamented his ordeal in the hands of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), even as he predicted that the party may seize to exist when  President Muhammadu Buhari completes his second term in office. The ex-governor who stated this at […]

Dickson Convenes Stakeholders Meeting Over Choice Of PDP Guber Running Mate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, the Honorable Henry Seriake Dickson, has called a meeting of the top leadership and critical stakeholders of the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party before the September 23 deadline for candidate substitution in the November 16, 2019 gubernatorial election. The Governor said in a statement by […]

Tribunal Sacks Orji Kalu, Orders Supplementary Poll In Arochukwu LGA

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National and State House of Assembly Elections Petitions Tribunal  in Umuahia has nullified the election of the Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu, for Abia North Senatorial District. Delivering its judgment on Monday, a member of the three-member tribunal, Justice I.P.C Igwe, said that the petitioner, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, successfully proved his […]

Police Say 6 persons Kidnapped on Kaduna-Abuja highway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kaduna State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of six persons in Rijana village along Kaduna-Abuja expressway on Sep. 7. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Yakubu Sabo said in a press statement issued on Monday in Kaduna that two of the victims were however abandoned by the bandits. According to […]

Shame as NDDC Accumulates N2trn in Debts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Sen. Godwin Akpabio, has stressed the need for redirecting the affairs of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) affairs, saying that the commission has over N2 trillion debt to settle. Akpabio stated this at a meeting with the management team of NDDC on Wednesday in […]

Air Peace Volunteers to evacuate Nigerians from South Africa For Free

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that Air Peace Airline would commence the evacuation of Nigerians in South Africa from Sept. 6, following recent attacks on Nigerians in that country. Mr Ferdinand Nwonye, Spokesperson for the Ministry, made this known in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Nwonye said that Mr […]

Breaking: Senator Douye Diri Wins Bayelsa PDP Governorship Primary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Douye Diri has emerged the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Bayelsa governorship election. Diri pulled 561 votes to beat his closest rival Mr. Timi Alaibe who got 365 votes in primary held on Tuesday at Gabriel Okara Cultural Centre, Yenagoa. Declaring the result, Gov. Darius Ishaku of […]

Xenophobia: Senator Kalu Calls For Retaliation On South Africans

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Says Arrest of Perpetrators Not Enough (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief Whip of the Ninth Nigerian Senate , Dr Orji Uzor Kalu  has condemned in its entirely the attacks meted out on Nigerians residing in South Africa, calling on the people to stand firm and retaliate rather than waiting on the […]

Xenophobia: Attack On South African Businesses In Nigeria Will Hurt Nigerians More

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians not to attack South African companies operating in Nigeria in retaliation for the ongoing xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, described as deeply disturbing the reports that […]

EFFC Arrests 113 Cyber Crime Suspects In Benin

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Benin Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said it arrested no fewer than 113 internet fraud suspects in eight months through its ‘Operation Re-wire’. Mr Muktar Bello, Head of Operations, EFCC in the zone, said this on Monday during a news conference in Benin. Bello said the […]

CAN Kicks Against RUGA Settlements

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has told the Federal Government to jettison the planned RUGA scheme, saying the association was opposed to the implementation of the programme anywhere in Nigeria. On May 21, the Federal Government approved what it termed the RUGA settlement scheme, to curb open grazing of animals nationwide. […]

Insecurity: Southeast Governors Ban Herdsmen With AK47, Cutlasses

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to checkmate the present insecurity ravaging parts of Nigeria, governors of  South East geo political zone of the country on Saturday announced the banning of Herdsmen who move about with AK47 riffle and Cutlasses in the area.    Ebonyi State Governor and Chairman of the […]

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