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Buhari To Chinese Leader: Nigeria Will Correct Lapses Hindering Implementation Of Rail Development


President Muhammadu Buhari pledged Friday in Johannesburg that his administration will take necessary action to correct lapses which have hindered the implementation of agreements signed with China under past administrations for the development of rail transportation in Nigeria. Speaking at bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping at the  Forum of China-Africa Cooperation, President Buhari said […]

Reps Committee Vows To Get Justice Over Slain Nigerian Student In Cyprus

Chairperson, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa

Ayo Balogun, Lagos The Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Hon Abike Dabiri-Erewa has assured the family of the late Gabriel Soriwei, a 20-year-old student of Electrical/Electronic Engineering, who died in Cyprus, that the circumstances surrounding his death would be investigated and made known to Nigerians. Chairman, House Committee on Diaspora, Hon Abike Dabiri Gabriel, […]

Support our Efforts To Stop Crude Oil Theft –Jonathan

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan Monday in Abuja urged the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) to do more to support efforts by the Federal Government to stop the exportation of stolen crude oil from Nigeria. Speaking at an audience with the Chairperson of EITI, Ms. Clare Short, President Jonathan called on EITI to join the Federal Government […]

FG Begins No Work No Pay For Striking University Lecturers

Emeka Wogu, Nigeria's Minister of Labour

Apparently to break the back of the camel as a result of the ongoing strike by the university lecturers, the Federal Government has directed the stoppage of the lecturers’ salaries with immediate effect. In what appears like the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo’s counsel to the country’s head of state, Yakubu Gowon, during the 30 month […]

No Cause for Alarm Over Lagos Court Ruling – New PDP

Alh Kawu Baraje

The Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has noted the ruling by a Lagos High Court, presided over by Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, who on October 10, 2013, threw out the suit instituted against what it describes as “the illegal party regime of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and his National Working Committee […]

Crash Scare as Benin-Bound Arik Flight Returns to Abuja for Landing


The African Examiner, There was a crash scare on Friday as Benin-bound Arik Flight returned to Abuja for Landing after about 45 minutes hovering over the Benin Airport.  This incident is coming barely 24 hours after the Lagos crash carrying the corpse of late former Governor Olusegun Agagu killing 13 out of 20 passengers on […]

Jonathan Orders Investigation Into Associated Airline Crash

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

…As Lagos Assembly Describes Crash as National Disaster Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan has ordered investigation into the Associated Airline plane crash that killed 14 people on Thursday in Lagos, Southwest Nigeria. The president said the investigation must ascertain the cause of the crash and the actions to be taken to nip in the bud such […]

PDP sworn-in Oladipo as Substantive National Secretary of Tukur’s PDP

Immediate past National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur

By Femi Kehinde, Professor Wale Oladipo has been sworn-in as substantive National Secretary of the Bamanga Tukur-led Peoples Democratic Party in connection with last Friday’s judgment of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Prof. Oladipo replaces Chief Remi Akitoye who has been in acting capacity as national secretary since June 20. He was nominated as national […]

CNPP Blasts Okonjo-Iweala, Calls for her Resignation

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Femi Kehinde The Conference of National Political Parties (CNPP) today blast Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, calling on her to resign forthwith for mismanaging the economy. In a statement signed by National Publicity Secretary Osita Okechukwu, CNPP said, “Otherwise, if not for corruption, what is the economic sense […]

Tambuwal, Irish Envoy task catholic youths on service

Speaker, Nigeria's House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal

Speaker of the House of representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, and the Ambassador of Ireland to Nigeria, Mr. Patrick Fay, have urged youths, especially adherents of the Catholic faith, to always put service above self, and redirect their energies to efforts that will make Nigeria a greater nation for all its peoples. The two leaders […]

Reps Labour Committee unhappy with “Selective Implementation of 2013 Budget”

Nigeria's Minister of Labour Emeka Wogu

By Muyiwa Bamidele House of Committee on Labour, Productivity and employment has expressed displeasure over selective implementation of national budget. The Chairman of the Committee, Mr Essien Ekpeyong Ayi during oversight visit to the ministry of labour and productivity in abuja, said the committee is not happy with non execution of some projects captured in […]

Group to Justice Salami: Enjoy your Retirement in Shame

Retired Justice Ayo Salami

The Society of the Rule of The Rule of Law in Nigeria (SRLN) has reacted to the statement credited to the retiring suspended President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Isa Salami that he was leaving the bench with his “head high” and that he had no regrets leaving the bench, asking him to rather; […]

Senate on fire over New PDP

Nigeria's Senate President David Mark

The African Examiner, Senators Smart Adeyemi and Danjuma Goje today had a shouting match over the name, “New PDP” on the floor of the senate. Goje, who represents Gombe Central Senatorial District, while contributing to a motion on the demise of a former Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Agagu, described himself as a member of the […]

N6.4 Billion Scam: EFCC Appeals Discharge of UBEC Officials

EFCC chairman Ibrahim Lamorde

The African Examiner, The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Monday September 23, 2013 asked the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to set aside the September 19 ruling of Justice Adamu Bello of the Federal High Court, Abuja discharging former Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Prof. Bridget Omotunde Sokan and […]

Gulak says no political crisis in Nigeria, inaugurates US chapter of GSG

Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Ahmed Gulak

The African Examiner The Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters and National Coordinator, Goodluck Support Group, GSG, Barrister Ahmed Gulak has dispelled fears that Nigeria is in political crises. He maintained that President Goodluck Jonathan was focused on delivering on his transformation agenda and was not in any way distracted. Speaking while inaugurating […]

Criticisms, Condemnation Trail Abuja Shooting as Atiku Calls for independent Investigation

Former Nigeria's Vice President Atiku Abubakar

Mixed feelings and criticisms have continued to trail Friday’s shootings and killings near Apo legislator’s quarters in Abuja, which left 9 people dead and several injured. While the security agency claimed those attacked and killed were members of the deadly Islamic militants, Boko Haram, many people especially those living in the neighborhood disagree with SSS […]

Jonathan Sacks Two Special Advisers

Sacked Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Joy Emodi,

By Femi Kehinde President Goodluck Jonathan has scaked Mrs. Joy Emordi of her appointment as Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters with immediate effect. In a statement made available to African Examiner and signed by Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to the President, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President similarly terminated the appointment of Dr. […]

Jonathan appoints Onyeka Onwenu Executive Director, NCWD


The African Examiner President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointment of Queen of Pop Music,and actress, Onyeka Onwenu, as the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Centre for Women Development, NCWD, Abuja. She was born in Onitsha, Anambra State on May 17, 1961. Previously, she was the chairperson of the Imo State Council for […]

We’ll be more Prudent In 2014 Budget –Okonjo-Iweala

Nigeria's minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

The Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy (CME) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has said that a prudent approach would be adopted in implementing the 2014 budget. Okonjo Iweala who said this at a press briefing in Abuja on the state of the economy noted that it was important the country begins to plan its […]

EFCC arrest Bureau De Change Operators, Undergraduates For N2.05Bn Fraud

EFCC chairman Lamorde

The African Examiner ..Syndicates specialize in breaking into  Bank Data Base The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC has arrested two bureau de change operators: Salihu Liman Mahmoud and Dan Asabe Ibrahim and two University of Jos undergraduates, Isaiah Friday and Azzaior Samuel over an alleged N2.05 billion fraud. The fraudsters, who specialize in breaking […]

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