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Tenure Expiration: IGP Idris Meets Buhari Behind Closed Doors

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Idris Ibrahim, on Friday, visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, where he was reported to have met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari. The IGP, who was reported to have clocked 35 years in service of the Nigeria Police Force on Jan. 3, was sighted dressed in his official […]

PDP Kicks Against Appointment of Amina Zakari By INEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to reverse the appointment of Mrs Amina Zakari, as Chairman of the Collation Centre Committee for 2019 general elections. Zakari is a National Commissioner of INEC. The party made the call at a news conference addressed by the […]

Police Say Its Officers Didn’t Protest Deployment to Fight Boko Haram

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Police Force has denied a social media report that its personnel deployed to the North East to complement the military in the fight against Boko Haram protested. A social media report and photos alleged that about 2,000 personnel of the force undergoing training in the North East dropped their weapons […]

Ambassador Adetunji Moves to Launch ‘Brain Drain to Brain Gain’ Campaign Worldwide

Photo:  Ambassador Tunde Adetunji By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s foremost cultural ambassador, Chief Tunde Adetunji on a mission to transform the world has begun moves to launch a global sensitization of “Brain Drain to Brain Gain” Campaign with a view to promoting understanding, unity, love and peace around the world. His concept of Creating One […]

Crisis Rocks Zamfara Government AS Deputy Governor Alleges Marginalization

Photo: Governor Abdul’Aziz Yari, Zamfara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Governor of Zamfara State Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala has alleged that his boss, Abdul’Aziz Yari, has sidelined him. Wakkala made the allegation Sunday in Gusau, the State capital Sunday while speaking with the newsmen. Wakkala alleged that Governor Yari had denied him his rights and privileges. “For […]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Ex-President Shehu Shagari Dies At 93

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first executive president of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari has passed away. He died Friday evening at the National Hospital, Abuja. He was 93 years old. Shagari was elected Nigeria’s President in 1979 and reelected in 1983. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed “great sadness” at the news of the passing away […]

BREAKING: Police Invade Senator Melaye’s Residence in Abuja

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Abuja residence of the controversial Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye has been invaded by the policemen. Melaye’s house which is located at 11, Sangha Street, off Mississippi, Maitama, Abuja central business area was occupied by the security personnel Friday noon. Apart from occupying the house, the policemen also […]

Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola, Akpabio Make APC Presidential Campaign Council + Full List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As it sets to flag off its electioneering campaign in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital today, the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), has released the names of members of its Presidential Campaign Council for the 2019 elections, with the President himself being appointed as the Chairman. A National Leader of the APC […]

Unknown Gunmen Abduct Two 2 Catholic Priests In Anambra

From   Ignatius   Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra state police Command has confirmed the abduction of two Catholic priests by yet to be identified gunmen at Nneyi Umeri area of the state. They were kidnapped on Tuesday while on their way back from Onitsha on Monday evening. The Anambra state police public Relations […]

Xmas: Jailed Ex-Gov. Nyame, Other Inmates Rejoice Over Free Haircut in Kuje Prison

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Taraba State Governor Jolly Nyame Tuesday joined his excited colleagues to celebrate stylish Christmas haircuts offered to 300 inmates of the Kuje Prison. The free haircut was offered by the National Association of Barbers and Salon Employers of Nigeria (NABSEN), in a Christmas visit to the facility. The outreach […]

Christmas: Dickson Preaches Peace, Urges Christians to Emulate Christ

…Calls for Prayers Ahead Of 2019 Polls (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has called on Christians in Nigeria to be more prayerful as the country moves towards another round of crucial general elections. The governor in his Christmas message signed by the State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson, said […]

Police Investigate Fire Incident At Enugu APC Guber Aspirant’s Office

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command says it has commenced a full scale investigations into the alleged incident of attack/fire outbreak that allegedly occurred at the campaign office of one Barrister Tagbo  Ogara, a governorship Aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu state in the 2019 […]

$1Bn Fuel Subsidy In 2019 Budget is Buhari’s Campaign Slush Fund, Says Atiku

…Urges FG To Refund $1.05b Spent Without NASS Approval (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has come down hard on the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) over what he described as huge abuse of financial procedures in the running of the state oil company, alleging that […]

EFCC Operatives Intercept $2.8m Cash in Enugu Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has intercepted $2.8m (N1.02bn) from two people suspected to be money launderers at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, South, East Nigeria. The suspects, namely Ighoh Augustine and Ezekwe Emmanuel, allegedly working for a firm, Bankers Warehouse, were nabbed based on intelligence report. The EFCC said upon […]

2019: INEC Urges ICPC To Monitor Political Party Finances, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has urged the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to monitor finances of political parties. INEC also called on ICPC to do so cases of vote buying and other related vices. Mr Mutiu Agboke, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Oyo state, gave the […]

Senate Confirms New ICPC Chairman, Supreme Court Judge, Others

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate Thursday confirmed the appointment of Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye as Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) and a judge of the Supreme Court. The upper Legislative Chamber also confirmed eight others as members of the ICPC board. Those confirmed included: Grace Chinda (Delta State); Okolo […]

PDP Demands Immediate Investigations into Badeh’s Murder

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has called for an immediate investigation into the gruesome murder of former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Retired Alex Badeh, by gunmen on Tuesday. The National Publicity Secretary and Director, Media Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call on […]

Buhari Declines Assent to 2 Transport Bills Over Conflict with Existing Laws

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to two bills, including the National Transport Commission Bill 2018 and the Federal Roads Authority (Establishment) Bill 2018. The President’s decision came in a letter to the National Assembly (NASS) leadership read by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, at plenary on Wednesday. Buhari said some […]

Rowdy Session At NASS As Buhari Presents 2019 Appropriation Bill

Ganiyu Nasirudeen, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid cheers and boo, President Muhammadu Buhari has laid the 2019 appropriation bill before the joint session of the National Assembly for consideration. Buhari who noted that his administration focused on completion of the abandoned infrastructures reviewed the economic developments in the last three years, with particular reference to 2018. […]

BREAKING: Nigeria’s Ex-Defence Chief, Alex Badeh Shot Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen. The Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, confirmed the incident on Tuesday in a series of tweets. African Examiner reports that the former Defence Chief died from gunshot […]

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