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Lagos LG Poll:  Voting Begins Early Despite Heavy Downpour  

By Tajudeen Balogun; Ayo Balogun & Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite the early morning heavy downpour, the Lagos State Local Government Elections started in earnest Saturday and progressing in all the LGAs and LCDAs of the State. AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondents who moved around areas such as Ojokoro, Agege, Ifako/Ijaiye and parts of […]

Corruption: Appeal Court Clears Ex-Adamawa Governor, Ngilari of any Wrongdoing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An appeal court in Yola has cleared former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari of corruption saying the lower court that earlier convicted him did not give the former governor a fair hearing. The presiding judge, Justice  Omoleye said based on the fact that Bala’s indictment was unfair because he was not […]

LG Poll: Lagos APC Members Protest Against Muiz Banire

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) from Mushin Local Council and Odi/Olowo Local Council Development Areas of Lagos State Tuesday staged a protest against a former Commissioner for the Environment and National Legal Adviser of the party, Dr. Muiz Banire. The protesters who accused the […]

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. […]

Court Order: INEC Puts on Hold Dino Melaye’s Recall Exercise

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a court order to that effect, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the recall process on Senator Dino Melaye which it started a week ago. INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Committee on the Information and Voter Education, Mr. Adedeji Soyebi, in a statement issued […]

Kashamu, a Strong Sheriff Supporter, Congratulates Makarfi, Calls for Unity, Reconciliation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Senator Buruji Kashamu who is also a staunch supporter of sacked Ali-Modu Sheriff has congratulated the Chairman, National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi and members of the committee on the affirmation of their positions on […]

Rivers Election Tribunal Sacks Senator Sekibo from Senate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Election Petitions Tribunal has upturned the electoral victory of Senator George Thompson Sekibo. Instead, the lower court ruled Thursday that Mr. Andrew Uchendu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was the winner of the Rivers East Senatorial District. Sekibo is of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   […]

APC Ready to Participate in Enugu Local Government Polls

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed its readiness to participate in the proposed local government area election in the state, just as it retreated her  her determination to wrestle power from the ruling  Peoples Democratic party PDP in 2019. However, as part […]

Recall: Melaye Alleges Forgery, Says Signature of Deceased Constituent Members Collected

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Sen. Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial district in the National Assembly says the signatures allegedly collected to influence his recall and forwarded to INEC were forged. Addressing newsmen on Sunday in Lokoja, Melaye who said investigations had revealed that even the dead signed the recall across the seven area councils of […]

APC Enugu Slams Suspension on 5 Members Over Anti-Party Activities

From   Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of measure to instil discipline amongst its members, the Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressives Congress APC, has slammed a one year suspension  each on five of its members, including the 2011 governorship candidate of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria ACN in the […]

Again, Defection Wave Hits Enugu PDP As Over 1000 Members Declare For APC

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Membership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu state got decimated further on Wednesday, as about 1000 of its members, including some chieftains in Egede, Udi  Council area of the state, defected to the ruling All progressive Congress, APC. Among the defectors were 300 women, a professor, […]

2019: Nnamani, Nwobodo, Chime, Others Appointed Members Of Enugu APC Caucus

From Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of strategy aimed at winning the 2019 general elections, the Enugu state chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has appointed some notable politicians from the area among whom are, governor of old Anambra State, Sen Jim Nwobodo; ex- Senate President, Ken Nnamani; immediate  past Governor of […]

Ekiti House Passes Resolution to Probe Fayemi’s Administration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed a resolution calling for the constitution of a Judicial Panel of inquiry into the financial transactions of the immediate-past government of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by Dr Kayode Fayemi. According to a statement by its chairman, Committee on Information, Youths and Sports […]

South East Governors move to Intervene in Poor Electricity in the Region

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria on Sunday resolved to  intervene in  the alarming epileptic power situation in the area which has continued to hinder economic growth in the region. Rising from  their meeting  held at the Enugu government house, the governors said they have agreed […]

Ex-Lawmaker Empowers 1000 Indigent Jamb Applicants

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ex-Federal lawmaker, Hon Bimbo Daramola, on Friday flagged-off the distribution of free Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB, forms to 1,000 prospective candidates from all across Ekiti State. Addressing the prospective JAMB candidates during the event, Hon Daramola, said the flag-off of his  ” Teach Them How To Fish Platform” is set […]

Buhari’s ill-Health Doesn’t Affect Governance, Says Coalition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst controversies on the health status of President Muhammdu Buhari, a pressure group under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organizations for Good Governance, (CCSOGG), on Saturday described the demands for his resignation as misplaced. According to CCSOGG, “no organ of state is currently suffering directly or indirectly as a result […]

Ex-Enugu Governor, Sullivan Chime Formally Decamps to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state governor, Sullivan Chime has formally dumped the People’s Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress, APC at a ceremony in Udi local council of the state. Chime told the gathering he was crossing with thousands of his supporters to the ruling party as the the National Chairman of the APC, […]

$43m Ikoyi Saga: Resign now, Rivers APC Tells Wike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the immediate resignation of the State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, for constituting himself a nuisance and for belittling the high office that he occupies. The party made the demand in a statement issued on Friday in Port Harcourt, in which […]

PDP Suffers Another Setback in Enugu As Ex-National Secretary Joins APC

FROM  IGNATIUS OKPARA, ENUGU (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the  opposition people’s Democratic party PDP,  Sunday suffered yet  another major blow, as one of its founding fathers and former national secretary of the party, chief Rex Onyeabor, decamped to the ruling All progressive congress, APC, alongside over 20,000 (twenty thousand) of his supporters. […]

Again, Another Ondo PDP Lawmaker Defects to APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cross carpeting rages in the Ondo State House of Assembly as another opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker Abayomi Akinruntan Tuesday defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Akinruntan who is representing Ilaje Constituency I, in the State House of Assembly, after meeting with Governor Rotimi Akeredolu decamped to the APC […]

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