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Sanwo-Olu’s Nominees: Lagos Assembly Constitutes 16-Man Ad Hoc Committee For Screening

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Lagos State House of Assembly on Monday constituted a 16-man ad hoc committee to screen cabinet nominees forwarded by Gov Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. The House had on July 22, read the list of 25 nominees for appointments as commissioners and Special Advisers sent by the […]

Senate Screens 7 More Nominees On Friday, Schedules 9 For Monday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Friday screened seven ministerial nominees who appeared before it. The Senators worked till late hours of the night, while screening the nominees and adjourned by 8:13pm. Names of those screened include: Abubakar Malami (Kebbi), Sen. Hadi Sirika (Katsina), Dr Osagie Ehanire (Edo), Mrs Pauline Tallen (Plateau) and Muhammdu Dingyadi […]

Buhari Departs Abuja For Liberia Independence Anniversary

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari is billed to depart Abuja today (Friday) for Monrovia to attend the activities marking Liberia’s 172nd independence anniversary. The President Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a statement he issued in Abuja Thursday. Apart from the independence anniversary in which he has been invited […]

Shiites Protest: IGP Adamu Orders Nationwide Security Beef-Up

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr. Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate beef-up of security in all the States of the Federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Police Spokesperson DCP, Frank Mba in a statement signed Friday indicated that the directive was necessitated due to the series of protests by members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known […]

Confusion as Snake Disrupts Plenary In Ondo House of Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ondo State House of Assembly was Thursday thrown into confusion as a live snake dropped from the roof of the chamber during day plenary. The House which was presided over by the Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, was about to commence legislative activities when noise from frightened lawmakers and the audience at the gallery […]

Senate Screens 14 More Nominees on Thursday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Thursday screened 14 nominees out of the 43 sent to it by President Mohammadu Buhari. The figure is in addition to the 10 screened by the lawmakers on Wednesday when the exercise began. The total number of nominees screened is now put at 24. Those screened include – Sen. […]

Senate Screens 10 Ministerial Nominees; 8 Others Scheduled for Thursday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Wednesday screened 10 ministerial nominees out of the 43 sent by President Muhammadu Buhari. Among the 10 were three former senators and a serving member of the House of Representatives. Those screened included Sen. George Akume (Benue), Sen. Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Sen. Olurunimbe Mamora (Lagos), and Rep. Emeka […]

US Visa Ban Shows 2019 Polls Were Rigged, Says Atiku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has commended the United States (US) for placing travel ban on certain category of Nigerians for alleged undermining of democracy. Atiku said the position of the US has confirmed his claims that the 2019 Presidential election […]

Ministerial Screening: Akpabio Advocates Unbundling of NNPC

 …Takes A Bow During Screening; Akume, Nwajuba too  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has excused Mr Godswill Akpabio –Akwa Ibom state— from the screening as he was just asked to take a bow and go.  Also on Wednesday during the screening, Mr George Akume from Benue and Emeka Nwajuba from Imo were also excused from […]

Buhari Swears-in Justice Tanko Muhammad As New CJN

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). The Presidency in a verified Twitter handle announced that the swearing-in which took place Wednesday inside the Aso Rock Villa. It would be recalled that Justice Muhammad’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the […]

U.S. Imposes Visa Ban On Nigerian Politicians Who Undermined 2019 General Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Government has imposed visa restrictions on “individuals responsible for undermining the Nigerian democratic process”. A spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State, Ms Morgan Ortagus, who announced this in a statement on Tuesday, said the action applied to those responsible for election-related violence. She explained further that: “In a Jan. […]

Ministerial Lists: Enugu APC Rejects Onyeama’s Reappointment

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed displeasure over the reappointment of former Minister foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama describing it as a “terrible mistake”. It said going by Onyeama’s alleged abysmal performance during the president’s first tenure in office, such “character ought not to have […]

BREAKING: 7 Ex-Governors, Senators, Others Make Buhari’s Ministerial List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Seven former governors and senators are among the 43 ministerial nominees whose names were sent to the Senate for screening and confirmation. The former governors who made the list are Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Niyi Adebayo (Ekiti), George Akume (Benue), Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Godswill Akpabio (Akwa Ibom), Timipre Slyva (Bayelsa) and Babatunde Fasola […]

Shi’ite Protest: Buhari Orders IG to Maintain Law and Order

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to not to allow any group to create breakdown of law and order Speaking on Monday after briefing the President on the violent protest by the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (MNI) also known as Shi’ite group, Adamu said the […]

Ihedioha Seeks Buhari’s Support on Infrastructure

By Rotimi Fadeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Emeka Ihedioha on Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa over support on infrastructural development in the state. Speaking with State House Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, Ihediora said the infrastructure in the state has decayed and in deplorable state. The governor disclosed that […]

Police Nab Man For Killing Friend Over Girlfriend Snatching Accusation

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, South- East Nigeria, have arrested a 28-year-old man, identified as Mr Dubem Okeke for allegedly shooting his friend, Chinedu Okoye, to death for allegedly snatching his girl friend. According to the state police Command , Okeke, who was arrested alongside one Ikechukwu Okafor, […]

Unemployment: ITF Calls For Collaboration Of State Govts, Other Stakeholders

Muyiwa Bamidele, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measures to create employment opportunities, the Director General and Chief Executive of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph  Ari has appealed to Nigerians to support government’s efforts to create jobs and reduce poverty through skills acquisition. The ITF boss made that appeal at the public presentation of 2019 […]

Senate Intervenes in Edo House of Assembly Crisis

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate ad hoc committee investigating the crisis in the Edo State House of Assembly Thursday met with the Lawmakers believed to have the backing of the National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The meeting held at the Senate New Building, of the National Assembly Complex Abuja, with 12 out […]

Senate Confirms Justice Ibrahim Muhammad As CJN

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has finally confirmed the appointment of Justice IbrahimTanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). During the screening, the new CJN answered questions relating to corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary. He was accompanied to the upper Legislative chamber […]

Lawan Appoints SA Media, Deputy Chief Of Staff

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan, has approved the appointments of Karage Mamman and Ola Awoniyi as his Deputy Chief of Staff and Special Adviser on Media, respectively. This was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Special Assistant to the president of the Senate on Media and Publicity, […]

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