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Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Fixes Pre-Hearing For May 15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday, May 15 for the pre-hearing of the suit filed before it, by the Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The former Vice President (VP) is challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was declared the winner of the last […]

Ugwuanyi Swears in 4 New Judges, Approves 2 Model Courts For 17 LGAs

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in three High Court Judges and a Customary Court of Appeal Judge following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The new High Court Judges who were sworn in at a colourful event held in Enugu, include Justices Chinedu Vincent Ezeugwu, Chukwunweike […]

NUT Calls For Immediate Release Of JAMB 2019 UTME Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release the results of candidates who were not involved in examination malpractices during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). NUT Lagos State wing Chairman Mr. Adesina Adedoyin, made the appeal Tuesday in in an interview with […]

Certificate Forgery: Court Grants Adeleke N2m Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After pleading not guilty to the charges pressed against him, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been granted N2m bail with a surety. The Senator who is representing Osun west Senatorial zone was accused in the fresh five counts of forging a letter of attestation and result from Muslim Grammar School, Ede Osun State, South […]

NAF Attacks Suspected Bandits Camp In Zamfara; Kills 20 Fighters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says its Air Task Force (ATF) for “Operation DIRAN MIKIYA” has destroyed the camp of a major kingpin, Alhaji Lawal. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola in a statement issued in Abuja Tuesday said its men neutralized up to 20 of Lawal’s fighters near Rugu Forest […]

75 Political Parties Pass Confidence Vote On INEC Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Seventy Five Political parties yesterday passed a confidence vote on the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, saying the 2019 general elections met the expectation of majority of Nigerians. Chairmen of the parties who spoke at a 2-day  Roundtable on the evaluation of the last polls […]

Court Refuses Application To Halt Swearing-in Of The Acting CJN

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an ex parte application for an order stopping President Muhammadu Buhari from swearing in Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN). Muhammad has been acting as the CJN since January when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended the former CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen. […]

Kwara REC Says He Rejects Financial Inducement; Refuses to Compromise 2019 Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kwara State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Mr. Garba Madami has alleged that some politicians attempted to induce him financially so as to compromise the 2019 elections in the state. The REC claimed that he was offered money but refused the offer, admitting that it was “tempting”. He established that his ultimate goal […]

Banditry: Suspected Gunmen Invade Plateau Polytechnic; Abduct Registrar’s Sister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected bandits have invaded the Plateau Polytechnic Staff quarters and abducted the younger sister of the institution’s Assistant Registrar. Reports said the attack occurred in the early hours of Monday. The institution’s Assistant Registrar, Mr Ezekiel Rangs confirmed the sad development. Mr. Rangs explained that he was asleep together with members of his […]

Gunmen Kidnap Taraba Female Perm. Sec.

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Unknown gunmen in the early hours of Sunday, abducted Mrs Suzzy Nathan, Permanent Secretary, Taraba Ministry of Water Resources, Jalingo from her home. The Police Public Relations Officer in Taraba, DSP David Misal, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Jalingo. Misal said the command was deploying every intelligence to establish if it […]

Buhari Returns to Abuja After 10-Day Private Visit to UK

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after a 10-day private visit to the UK. The presidential aircraft landed at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at about 6.33 p.m. Those at the airport to welcome the president include his Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari, some ministers, […]

Police Nab Couple For Selling Their 3 Day-Old Baby Boy for N300k

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra state police command, South- East Nigeria, has arrested a couple, identified as Mr. Chinonso and Oluebube Anyawu, for allegedly selling their three-day-old baby boy for N300,000. (three hundred thousand naira). Spokesperson of the command, Haruna Mohammed, who confirmed this to newsmen in Awka, the Anambra state capital weekend, said […]

16 Died, 3 Injured in Kano Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 16 persons were reportedly dead Friday night in an auto crash involving three commercial vehicles at Tukwi village along Dambatta-Daura road in Kano State. The victims according to reports were heading to Daura in Katsina State when the incident occurred. An eyewitness and leader in the community, Wakilin Garin Dambatta, Muhammad […]

Ex-Works Minister, Ogunlewe Decamps to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Minister of Works and chieftain of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Adeseye Ogunlewe, has reportedly dumped the party for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The former Senator confirmed the development Friday in an interview with the NAN in Lagos State. He made the confirmation while reacting to the […]

Kidnapping: IGP Redeploys Kaduna CP, 5 Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Acting Inspector General of Police (I -G), Mr Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate redeployment of the Commissioner of Police in charge of Kaduna state Command, Mr Ahmed Abdulrahaman to the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja. A statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police on Wednesday in […]

Senate Passes N8.9trn 2019 Budget

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s Senate has finally passed the 2019 Appropriation Bill. The budget was however increased from N8.83trn as originally presented by President Muhammadu Buhari last year to N8.916 trillion. The passage Premium Times reported, follows the presentation of a report by the Chairman Senate committee on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje. Senator Goje explained that […]

Alleged Drug Trafficking: Zainab Aliyu Regains Freedom from Saudi’s Detention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has reportedly secured the release of detained young Nigerian female undergraduate in Saudi Arabia, Zainab Aliyu. Miss Aliyu has been held by the Saudi authority over alleged drug trafficking. Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on the New Media, Bashir Ahmad, disclosed this on his verified Twitter handle. Tweeting via […]

PDP Accuses INEC Of Replacing Servers to Alter Presidential Election Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of replacing all the servers in its headquarters and state offices to conceal the alleged rigging in the last Presidential election. In a statement issued in Abuja late Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP […]

Kidnappers, Armed Bandits Again Block Kaduna-Abuja Highway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kidnappers on Monday afternoon blocked the Kaduna-Abuja Express way forcing several motorists to abandon their vehicles and head for nearby bushes to avoid being abducted. The development has left many motorists and passengers unaccounted for just as their belongings were carted away by the kidnappers. A Correspondent of the News Agency of […]

May Day: FG Declares Wednesday As Public Holiday

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has declared Wednesday – May 1, as public holiday to celebrate the 2019 Workers’ Day. The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. (Rtd) Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the FG. Dambazau in a statement issued Monday in Abuja by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry Mrs Georgina Ehuriah, congratulated Nigerian workers […]

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