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Fayose Won’t Attend FG’s Meeting with Governors on TSA

Ekiti state Governor Ayodele Fayose

*Says “It’s a Fraud Against Nigerians” Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said he will not attend the meeting called by the Federal Government with State governors on the Treasury Single Account (TSA), pointing out categorically that the State Government was not interested in the TSA policy, which he said was a fraud against […]

Amaechi Pledges To Complete Ongoing Rail Projects

Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi

The Minister for Transportation, Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi, has pledged to complete all ongoing rail projects around the country and extend rail lines to all parts of the country. Amaechi made the pledge during his first day in office as minister shortly after his inauguration by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja on Wednesday. He said […]

Tension in Senate  As Anti- Saraki Senators Kick Against Committee Composition, Spoil for Showdown


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Tuesday session of the Senate  was tensed following recent composition of its Special and Standing committees as announced by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki last week Wednesday with request for their cancellation from some of the APC members. Saraki had at the Senate sitting last Wednesday […]

N2bn Fraud: Oronsaye Faces Fresh Charges, Trial Adjourned To Nov 25


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court, Abuja, has adjourned the trial of a former Head of Service, HoS, Stephen Oronsaye, who is being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for a N2 billion fraud to November 25, 2015. This followed the amendment of the 24 […]

Presidency Commends Senate over Screening of Amaechi, Others

Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The presidency has expressed happiness that former Governor of Rivers State, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, was eventually screened by the Senate, after three postponements due to petition written against his nomination. ‪Briefing Senate correspondents over the screening , the Senior Special Assistant   to the President on […]

Buhari, Indian PM Other African Leaders To `Meet Over Terrorism, Poverty Alleviation


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) — President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to leave Abuja Tuesday for New Delhi to participate in the 3rd Summit of the India-Africa Forum which was established in 2008 as the official platform for the advancement of mutually-beneficial relations between India and African nations. Buhari, his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra […]

Buhari Seeks More Bilateral Cooperation Between Nigeria And Hungary

President Muhammadu Buhari said Friday in Abuja that he looks forward to increased bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Hungary, since both countries have a lot in common. The President said this while receiving the Vice Prime Minister of Hungary, Mr. Zsolt Semjen, at the Presidential Villa. He reiterated his administration would welcome the strengthening and […]

Buhari Rejects Sylva’s Nominee As INEC Commissioner


– Insists on Free, Fair Election in Kogi, Bayelsa Polls BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a manner suggesting affirmation of his anti-corruption stance, President Muhammadu Buhari may have rejected a nominee presented by the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, as a National Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

Igbo Leaders Urge Buhari Not To Sacrifice Other Social Crises For Corruption

To match Interview NIGERIA-BUHARI/

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu President Muhammau Buhari has been urged to look into other serious issues as poverty, illiteracy and security alongside, while the fight against corruption is on. Professor Ben Nwabueze-led Igbo leaders of Thought, (ILT) made this call Thursday in Enugu, South east Nigeria. The body noted that while the fight against corruption […]

HOS Kifasi Removed From Service


The Head of Service of the (HOS) Federation, Mr. Danladi Kifasi has been relieved of his position. Sources from the Presidency Tuesday indicated that the removal has received the blessing of President Muhammadu Buhari. In a letter on the new development, signed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Engr. Babachir David […]

APC Replies PDP; Buhari Will Not “Micro-Manage” Anti-Graft Bodies; Stop Being Hysterical


By Niyi Adeyi The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has replied the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which accused it Sunday, of selective justice in its anti-corruption crusade, vowing that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Administration will not “micro-manage” the anti-corruption agencies. To this end, the ruling party asserted that it was wrong for the PDP to […]

EFCC Quizzes Akpabio Over Alleged N101.8bn Fraud

Akwa-Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Friday quizzed the immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio. Akpabio is allegedly being investigated over N101.8 billion fraud. Reports said the Senate Minority Leader was ushered into the EFCC headquarters for interrogation between the hours of 5pm and […]

Afenifere Dares Igbo; Challenges Eze Ndigbo Title Must Be Abrogated In Yorubaland


By Ayo Balogun The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, has denounced the unrelenting desecration of Yoruba culture, particularly by the Igbo communities ‘obsession with having a crowned king in Yoruba domains. The group directed all traditional institutions in Yoruba land to abrogate the Eze Ndigbo titles in their domains as there could not be two kings […]

ANALYSIS: Eventful Ministerial Screening; What Roles For Fashola, Fayemi And Others?


By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The matter just refused to die and therefore dominated public discussion for so long a time (till moment) since the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in, May 29. And the delayed List was eventually made available, late last month; sent and received by the Senate President, Bukola […]

Boko Haram: Presidency Commends US For Deploying Military Personnel To Fight Terrorists

To match Interview NIGERIA-BUHARI/

The Presidency has again commended the United States (US) on its support to Nigeria in the war against Boko Haram insurgents. While speaking on telephone interview with AFP Thursday, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said “The United States has given the pledge to support the fight […]

NASS Will Re-submit Constitution Amendment Bill For Buhari’s Assent – Dogara


* Dogara Receives 2015 Elections EU Observer Report * Approves Independent Candidates For Future Elections Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the fourth constitution amendment bill would be re-transmitted to the President for assent. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and […]

Senate Postpones Screening Of Ministerial Nominees To Next Tuesday

Nigeria's senate in session

The Senate Thursday announced postponement of screening of the remaining Ministerial Nominees till Tuesday next week. The development was made public before the plenary, by the Senate interim Chairman Committee on Media and Publicity, Dino Melaye. He added that the exercise would be rounded off Wednesday next week. Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced thursday that […]

Buhari Re-Assures Boko Haram Insurgency Will End In December


President Muhammadu Buhari has again expressed confidence that by December, the Boko Haram’s ability to attack, seize, ravage and hold any Nigerian territory will have been completely obliterated. The assurance was given by President when having an audience with the Commander of United States Africa Command, Gen David Rodriguez. He said with greater support from […]

Reps Approve New Committee To Cater for IDPs Refugees


Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the creation of a committee on Internally Displaced Persons IDPs, Refugees and Initiatives of the North East zone, thereby increasing the number of its standing committees to ninety. Following the creation of the new committee, the House resolved to move matters of refugees and internally […]

APC Inciting Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa To Disrupt Polls – PDP


APC Inciting Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa To Disrupt Polls – PDP The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is inciting violence in Kogi and Bayelsa states with a view to cause confusion, frustrate the electoral process and possibly impede the forthcoming governorship elections in the states. The […]

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