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PDP Crisis: Propaganda will not help us, Gov. Dickson tells Makarfi, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) National Reconciliation Committee, Hon. Seriake Dickson, on Tuesday described the comments son the submission of his report to the National Executive of the party as mere propaganda. Governor Dickson maintained that rather than embark on name-calling, propaganda and outright lies, it […]

State House Of Assembly Rumpus Rages, As Jigawa Assembly Sacks Speaker

DUTSE, JIGAWA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Jigawa State House of Assembly has impeached its Speaker, Idris Garba. Garba after his impeachment Tuesday morning was immediately replaced with Isa Idris representing Gwaram constituency as the new Speaker. Earlier, the Clerk of the house, Hussaini Ali announced that he received an impeachment notice signed by 25 […]

Sambisa Conquer: FG Lauds Troops; Calls for Prayers, Support

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has congratulated the troops of the Nigerian military for finally seizing the Sambisa Forest from the Boko Haram terrorists and securing the North-east as well as called on Nigerians to support them with prayers. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made call in […]

Rivers Rerun: PDP George Sekibo Wins Rivers East Senatorial District

PORT HARCOURT, RIVERS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced George Sekibo of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the rerun poll into the Rivers State East Senatorial District. Sekibo according to the INEC Returning Officer for the district, Orji Onu Okumenkama polled a total of 93, […]

Armed Forces Remembrance Day: Senate Donates N12m to Ex-Servicemen

Ayodele Afolabi ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has donated N12 million to the Nigerian Legion towards the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance Day celebration. Announcing the donation while being decorated with the remembrance emblem, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, said the gesture was to appreciate the sacrifices made by members of the Armed […]

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

*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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

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