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Lost Battle As Dapo Abiodun Defeats Amosun’s Candidate in Ogun Guber Poll

By Niyi Adeyi, Abeokuta OGUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The outgoing Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun has failed to deliver his political puppet, Hon Adekunle Akinlade as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Monday midnight declared the Governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Prince Dapo Abiodun, as the winner of Saturday’s governorship […]

Imo Guber: Angry Youths Burn Down  INEC Office

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was tension on Sunday at Umuneke , in Ngor Okpala council area of Imo state, south East Nigeria, as angry youths set on fire office of the Independent National Electoral Commission  INEC in the area. The state  Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Orlando Ikeokwu confirmed the incident […]

Sanwo-Olu Wins Lagos Governorship Poll

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has been declared the winner of the Saturday Governorship election. INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, while declaring the final result in the Commission’s Yaba office, announced that Mr.Sanwo-Olu scored total of 739,445 votes as against his […]

Nigerian Columnist, Pius Adesanmi Dies in Ethiopian Airline Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A popular political columnist, Prof. Pius Adesanmi, has been confirmed to be among the 157 persons that died in the Ethiopian Airline which crashed Sunday. Report said Prof Adesanmi who until his death was a Director at the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, Canada, posted a message on his Facebook […]

BREAKING: Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crashes With 157 on Board

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said. Ethiopia’s prime minister offered condolences to victims’ families. “We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in […]

BREAKING: Amosun’s Candidate Trailing as APC’s Dapo Abiodun Leads in Ogun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In Ogun state governorship election, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Dapo Abiodun is in clear lead following results announced so far by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The results as announced by INEC in Ogun State are as follows: Ward 3 Polling Unit 2, Ita Osanyin, Iperu, […]

Sad as Serving Rep Member Shot Dead During Oyo Guber Election

OYO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A member, representing Akinyele/Lagelu Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Temitope Olatoye, popularly known as Sugar is dead. He was said to be coming from his village where he had gone to exercise his franchise, when the assailant ambushed and shot him. Olatoye reportedly died at the intensive […]

Atiku, Amosun Deliver Polling Units To Preferred Candidates

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar has delivered his polling unit – Ajiya 02, in Gwadabawa Ward, Yola North Local Government of Adamawa in the Saturday Governorship and House of Assembly Elections. The Governorship results as announced by the Returning Officer, Dorothy Inaku indicated that PDP scored 161 […]

Governorship Polls Witness Low Turnout, Late Arrival Of INEC Officials

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The mood in Lagos State in the ongoing Governorship and State House of Assembly elections is very cold. In many Local Government areas of the State, most polling units witnessed low turn out of voters. The situation is again worsened with the late arrival of INEC ad-hoc officials at the […]

ANALYSIS: Can Amosun, Okorocha Deliver Their Puppets in Ogun, Imo?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It may not be arguable for one to aver that the Ogun State politics has not been this keen, volatile and extremely capricious. In other words, ‘all is not well’ politically right now, in the Gateway State. Not even the rumblings and uproars, of 2010, but which finally rested […]

Court Dismisses Birth Certificate Forgery Suit Against Wike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Federal High Court, Abuja  on Friday dismissed the suit filed by one Elvis Chinda seeking to disqualify Rivers governor, Mr Nyesom Wike  from contesting the March 9 governorship election. Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit while delivering judgment in a suit filed by Chinda asking the court to disqualify Wike. Chinda […]

Enugu Polls: APGA, SDP, PDP Dismiss  APC’s Allegation Against INEC

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three political parties in Enugu State have dismissed allegation by the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, Dr. Ben Nwoye and Director-General of Senator Ayogu Eze campaign organization, Hon. KGB Oguakwa of an alleged plan by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hand […]

Certificate Scandal: Court Okays Dapo Abiodun As Ogun APC Governorship Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An FCT High Court, Apo Thursday upheld the candidacy of Adedapo Abiodun as the Governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ogun State in the Saturday governorship election. The court dismissed the suit filed by an APC member in the state, AbdulRafiu Baruwa, who is praying the court to […]

Governorship Poll: FG Orders Closure Of Land Borders

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government (FG) has ordered the closure of all land borders with immediate effect from 12:00 noon Friday, March 8, 2019. Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd), said Thursday that the closure is with immediate effect from 12:00 noon Friday, March 8, till 12:00 noon of Sunday, March 10, 2019. The […]

I Will Do More In My Second Term –Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following his re-election, President Muhammadu Buhari has pledged to work harder to consolidate on providing security, improving the economy, creating jobs, fighting corruption and upgrading infrastructure. Speaking at the State House, Abuja on Wednesday when he received the leadership of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, on a courtesy visit, President Buhari said: […]

BREAKING: Court Sacks Taraba APC Guber Candidate Over Age Falsification

TARABA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Jalingo the Taraba State capital has disqualified the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate of the State, Alhaji Sani Abubakar Danladi, from contesting in this Saturday elections. Danladi was disqualified due to alleged falsification of age as discovered in the documents he submitted […]

Apprehension in Ebonyi Teaching Hospital as Staff  Corpse Found on Expressway

From Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria, was on Monday thrown into apprehension, as the lifeless body of a staff of the hospital  was found along the Abakaliki/Enugu Expressway. Our Correspondent gathered that  the deceased , whose name was given as Monday Ukwa, a native […]

Obasanjo Vows Not to Stop Criticizing Buhari

OGUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has vowed he would not stop criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari. While speaking at an event to mark his 82nd birthday anniversary at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Obasanjo who pointed out that criticism remains an integral part of democracy, noting that […]

Polls: Adamant Atiku, PDP Seek Tribunal Order to Inspect Election Materials  

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its Presidential candidate in the recent Presidential poll, Atiku Abubakar have made good their threat on contesting the outcome of the election in court. The duo Tuesday, filed an application seeking an order – compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission […]

Metuh’s Lawyers Move to Withdraw from Case Over Threat To Life

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Counsels representing the former National Publicity Secretary of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh Tuesday, urged a Federal High Court, Abuja, to allow him withdraw from the case over alleged threats to life. Metuh is standing trial on a seven-count charge brought against him by the Economic and […]

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