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Israeli Military Destroys Longest Tunnel In Gaza Strip

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Israeli Military claims it has disabled a major tunnel dug by militants which reached into Israel from the Gaza Strip. Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the channel was the longest and deepest tunnel of its kind Israel had discovered. A Military spokesman Lt Col Jonathan Conricus said the tunnel had been […]

7 Years After, Okorocha Fixes Date For LGA Polls, ISIEC Apologises

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After operating for seven years without  substantive democratically elected Chairmen, the Imo State government has at last, announced July 14, 2018 as the date for council polls in the state. Chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission, ISIEC, Mr. Ethelbert Ibebuchi, who disclosed this  on Thursday in Owerri, […]

Feature: Why Angela Alsobrooks Should Be Next PG County Executive

Photo: Ms Angela Alsobrooks and Harrison Harrison C. Nwozo Jr. …And What Her Election Means to African Diaspora By Harrison C. Nwozo Jr. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At an appearance Ms. Alsobrooks made on February 25, 2018  with United Brothers Organization (An African Diaspora Group of African Business Owners in PG County), at their meeting in […]

OPINION: Unorthodox Governance; The APC Way

By Jerome- Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scandal in the words of Paul Glenn is a needless word or deed which does harm to those who hear or observe them, it is the word or deed that occasions sin in another; it is a bad example. Very instructive also is the fact that; to the […]

Senator Melaye Asks Supreme Court to Declare His Recall Process Illegal  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Kogi state Senator Dino Melaye, has approached the Supreme Court, urging it to declare the petitions submitted by his West Senatorial district to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC seeking his recall as illegal. Melaye in an appeal filed against the March 16, 2018 judgment of the Abuja Division of […]

Voters Registration: INEC Probes Allegation of Extortion in Enugu

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Disturbed  by the rumour making the rounds in some quarters of Enugu, state, South -East Nigeria, over alleged extortion of money  by Staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC before registering voters in the state, leadership of the electoral body in the state says it has put […]

OPINION: Osinbajo, Corruption Fight And Public Opinion

By Jerome-mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is a deep-seated teaching within the religious circle that for a man to exist, comprehends, exercise and act; he must depend on a supernatural gift called grace. Such ‘grace’ for political decisiveness seems to have been recently released upon our nation’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo as he […]

Child Abuse: Bayelsa Govt Spokesman Seeks Collaboration Of NIPR, F‎IDA, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has charged members of the state chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR)‎ to join the campaign against child molestation. As a reputable organization, the NIPR he said can attract more attention to the growing cases of the menace, especially […]

Melaye’s Recall: INEC Fixes April, May For Verification, Referendum

KOGI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The recall process of the Kogi State Senator, Dino Melaye is now a reality as the State’s Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced between end of April and early May 2018, as the dates to start and conclude the exercise. Kogi INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner REC, Prof. James Apam, […]

Dapchi Schoolgirls: Fayose Alleges ‘Arranged Abduction and Arranged Release’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has described the abduction of the dapchi schoolgirls as an indictment on the federal government and their release as “drama scripted by the government and its agents to swindle Nigerians.” The governor, however,  congratulated parents of the abducted Dapchi Girls that were released Wednesday and sympathized […]

Imo 2019: Kinsmen, Orlu Elders Reject Okorocha’s Son-in-law

From  Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The gubernatorial ambition of Son In-Law to Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state, Chief Uche Nwosu, has suffered a set back, as Elders from Orlu senatorial district of the state  have said that they will not support any governorship candidate from the zone, in the spirit of justice, […]

Bayelsa Deputy Governor, Others For Governor Dickson’s Unity Cup Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Rear Admiral Gborigbhoa John Jonah (rtd) will on Friday lead other notable personalities to the finals of the Governor Dickson Unity Cup code named the Ogbia Challenge. Others billed to attend the grand event are the Obanoban of Ogbia, His Royal Majesty Charles Owaba, King A.J […]

Buhari, Osinbajo Hold Secret Meeting With Ex-VP Sambo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past former Vice President  Ach. Namadi Sambo Tuesday visited Presidential Villa and had a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Sambo was the Vice President during Goodluck Jonathan’s tenure as President from 2011- 2015. The meeting which took place inside the President’s office lasted […]

French Police Detains Sarkozy Over Gaddafi’s Election Funding

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Tuesday was being held in police custody for questioning by Magistrates over allegations of benefitting from Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign. France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy’s successful 2007 election bid benefited from illicit funds from late Libyan leader […]

APC Tenure Elongation: Members Who Dragged Party to Court Are Automatically Expelled

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu The Secretary, Forum of States Chairmen of the ruling  All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, has hinted  that in line with the provisions of the party’s Constitution, all the members who took the party to court over extension of tenures of its leadership at various levels have been expelled from […]

OPINION – 2019 Election:  INEC, Voters and Reluctant Optimism

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICA EXAMINER) – As the nation races toward 2019 general election, many strange things are happening daily in our political space; some heartening and others, undesirable. Particularly echoing on this wavelength is the demand for a robust political partisanship.  A move that is aimed at terminating the dearth of leadership that has […]

PDP Reconciliation: Dickson’s Committee Submits Report

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Reconciliation Committee, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has presented the report of his committee to the party’s National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus in Abuja. Presenting the report at the party’s national secretariat on Thursday, March 14, Dickson commended the party leadership […]

Election Sequence: CNPP Blasts Buhari, Urges NASS to Invoke its Veto Powers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) has said that President Muhammadu Buhari was ill-advised to withhold assent to the recently passed Electoral Act amendment by the National Assembly, urging the lawmakers to invoke their  powers to override the president’s veto. While reacting to the rejection of the amendments to the Electoral […]

Senate Alleges Plot to Impeach Saraki, Other Principal Officers

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate Thursday raised alarm on alleged plot by some aggrieved Senators to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu as well as other principal officers. Senator Obinna Ogba, representing Ebonyi State Central zone raised the alarm in his point of order at the […]

Call Your Foreign Affairs Minister to Order, Enugu APC Begs Buhari

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to call the Minister of foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama to order, accusing him of incessantly using security operatives to harass  its members. The party alleged that the Minister, […]

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