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Boat Tragedy: Lagos Begins Life Jackets Distribution in Riverine Communities

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following regular boat mishaps on its waterways, the Lagos Government is set to donate life jackets to residents of some rural communities in the State. The Chairman of the State’s Ferry Services Corporation Mr. Paul Kalejaye and the General Manager, Ms. Abisola Kamson in a joint statement […]

Sallah: Lagos State Assures Residents Of Safety

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government assured residents, especially shoppers and commuters especially those doing business on the Lagos Central Business District (CBD) area of their safety during the forthcoming Sallah festival. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on CBD, Mr. Agboola Dabiri, gave the assurance while monitoring the traffic situation on […]

Fayose Warns FG over Plot to make Hate Speech Treasonable

Ekiti Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the federal government over its categorisation of hate speeches to act of terrorism, “This appears as another plot to silence the opposition and I make bold to say that saying the truth concerning the country and its rulers cannot be termed as hate speech.” The governor, who accused the All Progressives Congress […]

Collapsed Lagos Building: NEMA Confirms Rise in Death Toll

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that the death toll of collapse building in Lagos Island has risen to six, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has warned building Owners and Developers to desist from adding other floors or structures to old and existing […]

Ex-Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe Joins Accord Party

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Spokesperson to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan  has formally joined the opposition ACCORD Party. Okupe who made the announcement Tuesday in a press statement posted on his Fecebook wall said his decision followed various consultations with political associates, family and friends. […]

After 2 Years, APC has no Project in Rivers  -Wike

*Buhari Has Done Well in 2 Years – Information Minister (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike  has declared that after two years in office, the APC Federal Government  has not executed  a single meaningful  project  in the state. Flagging off the construction  of the Elele-Alimini internal roads  in Emohua Local Government Area on […]

RRS Arrests Fulani Herdsman, Others Over N2.5 Million Worth of Phones In Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria – The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested aFulani herdsman, a phone dealer and nine phone users over 65 stolen phones valued at N2.5 million, which were carted away at a burgled shop in Ogba area of Lagos State. The suspected herdsman and burglar, Musa Abdullah, 30, who hails from […]

ADVERTORIAL: Bayelsa’s Squalid Nuisance

         Bayelsa Democratic Forum                  Imgbi Road, Yenagoa               Bayelsa’s Squalid Nuisance Of late certain political jobbers and power prostitutes, operating under the aegis of a so-called BAYELSA PEOPLES CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY, have stepped up their nefarious activities in Bayelsa State having been cut off from sources of their unmerited largesse at the centre. Members of these […]

Enugu Substantive Speaker, Eugene Odoh Decries Impeachment Rumour

The substantive Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eugene Odoh, has decried the rumour making the round that he has been impeached by the factional members (G-9) led by Hon. Chinedu Nwamba. Odoh described the speculation which was circulated on social media Monday afternoon, as legislative recklessness and impunity on the […]

Governorship Re-run: Okorocha Wins in Imo, PDP’s Ikpeazu wins

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri – Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressive Congress, APC on Saturday defeated his main rival, Emeka Ihedioha, of the peoples Democratic party, PDP in the governorship rerun election. With the development, the governor, has secured the mandate of Imolites, to pilot the affairs of the state for another […]

Kogi West: Ricky Terfa, Falana, 131 lawyers offer free legal services for Melaye

Over 131 lawyers including Ricky Terfa (SAN); Femi Falana (SAN) and civil rights activist, Festus Keyamo, have offered free legal services to Senator-elect for Kogi West Senatorial District, Otunba Dino Melaye. Melaye contested the election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defeated incumbent occupant of the seat and former chairman of […]

Tension As INEC Conducts Governorship re-run Election  In  Imo, Abia, Taraba

INEC  will today (Saturday) hold supplementary governorship elections in Abia, Imo and Taraba states as well as National Assembly elections across 11 states. Recall that governorship elections in the 3  states were declared inconclusive because the margin between the leading candidate and the second place was  less than the number of cancelled votes. In Imo […]

Peterside Campaign Organisation Agrees With Wike, Says Party’s Stolen Mandate Will Be Retrieved

The campaign outfit of Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside in Rivers State has concurred to the prayer of Mr. Ezebuwon Nyesom Wike of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that in the case of the governorship of election, God would complete what He had begun. Wike made the reference to God during a celebratory feast organised by […]

“Rivers PDP Endangering Peace in Rivers as APC Members Are Killed Daily”

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Rivers State, Chief Nyesome Wike, and Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, have been accused of endangering peace in the state through their open support for political brigandage. Making the allegation on Monday in Port Harcourt, the State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused Chief Wike […]

Mrs. Eno Udensi Lied Over Rivers Elections, Says Peterside Campaign Organisation

Views expressed recently in a press briefing, by Mrs. Eno Udensi, President of a South African-based Non-Governmental Organisation that elections in Rivers State were free and fair, have been dismissed and described as an afterthought from a biased observer. Mrs. Udensi, who, according to media reports, said the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, deserved commendation […]

Civil Society Groups Demand Fresh Polls In Abia State

A Coalition of civil society groups in Abia state is prevailing on the Independent National Electoral Commission to outrightly cancel the results of the April 11 elections in Abia state which were allegedly characterised by malpractices and undue interference. The group says the Abia state election results released by INEC were not a true reflection […]

Heads To Roll In PDP Over Jonathan’s Defeat

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is to be overhauled following President Goodluck Jonathan’s defeat as well as the party’s failure at the just concluded elections, African Examiner has learnt. According to sources within the party, the results of the elections have been analysed by a group that has the backing of […]

Before Goje’s Final Political Demise, Matters Arising

By Aminu Mohammed – The April 11 Governorship elections in Gombe have been won and loss. But, like a huge stone cast into a still ocean, it has continued to generate spiral effects across the length and breadth of the state. And this is understandably so for many reasons. First, it reawakens the pending issues […]

Amaechi Sets up Probe Panel Into Political Killings In Rivers

Rivers State Governor and Chairman of the Nigeria Governor’s Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has inaugurated a 9-man commission of inquiry to commence investigations into the Politically Motivated Killings in Rivers State. Members of the commission include; Professor Chidi Odin-Kalu as chairman, Sir Samuel Egbe secretary and Professor Nlerum Okogbule. Others are; Professor Owunari A. Georgewill, […]

Wike’s Disdain For International Election Observers’ Reports Ludicrous – Rivers APC

By Nwaorgu Faustinus – The All Progressives Congress [APC] in Rivers State says it finds it curious that the governorship candidate of the PDP, Barr. Nyesom Wike has been moving from one media house to the other dismissing the very credible reports on the April 11 electoral debacle in Rivers State by international election observers. […]

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