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Enugu Council Polls: APC Vows to Resist PDP Rigging

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the November 4, local government election in Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against manipulating the polls, saying it would resist all  manner of electoral malpractices during the […]

NNPC $25bn Scandal:  Kachikwu Keeps Mum After Meeting with Buhari

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the leaked memo on the alleged scandals in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, Friday met behind the closed doors at the Presidential Villa, FCT Abuja. Dr. Kachikwu arrived the Presidential Villa […]

After 15 Years, Enugu Pensioners Receive Gratuities

Photo caption: Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joy of pensioners in Enugu State Local Government system some of whom retired 15 years ago, yesterday knew no bound, as they were paid their gratuities. Some of the beneficiaries, who reacted to the development in Enugu, thanked the state […]

2 PDP Federal Lawmakers Defect to APC

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suffered another setback as two of its Federal Legislators have defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Lawmakers are Hon. Zaphaniah Gisalo representing Abuja Municipal Area Council/Buari and Hon.Yusuf Tijani from Kogi State. Expectedly, the PDP Legislators kicked and protested against […]

At Last, Enugu APC Expels Its Vice Chairman, Ally of Foreign Affairs Minister

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has announced the expulsion from the party, its former vice chairman, Comrade Adolphus Ude. African Examiner recalled that Ude, an ally of the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, was suspended alongside ten others for alleged anti party activities […]

Ambazonia, Biya’s Intolerance and Internet Democracy, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Biafra-like agitation for independence has been unfolding in neighbouring Republic of Cameroon since November 2016.  The people of Northern and Southern Cameroons under the  umbrella of the Southern Cameroons Ambazonia Consortium United Front (SCACUF) finally decided to affirm the independence of the English-speaking sections of Cameroon from the Republic.  Like the […]

2019: South-East PDP Endorses  Zoning of Presidency to North

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South- East zonal chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has endorsed the its zoning  of the office of the President to the North and that of the National Chairman to the Southern part of Nigeria. It stated this on Monday at the end of her […]

Osinbajo in Closed-door Meeting With Ali Modu-Sheriff, Odigie-Oyegun

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For yet to be disclosed reason, the sacked factional acting National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ali Modu-Sheriff Thursday visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja and had a closed door meeting with the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. Modu-Sheriff arrived the Aso Rock in the […]

PDP Queries Kashamu, Ubah Over Anti-Party Conducts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Caretaker Committee of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has questioned both Senator Buruji Kashamu and Ifeanyi Ubah over alleged anti-party activities. Senator Kashamu is being queried for making inflammatory statements against the party, while Ubah is facing questioning for verbal assaults against the PDP National officers who conducted recently, […]

Restructuring: Enugu APC Advocates State Police, 20% Derivation to States

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A one – day public hearing and consultation on true federalism organized for the South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria by the national body of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC has ended in Enugu with the State Chapter of the party, throwing  its weight behind establishment […]

APC Alleges PDP Plans to Massively Rig Enugu LGA Polls

From Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has uncovered plans by the ruling  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the November 4, local government council election in the state. It however, cautioned the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) to resist the […]

IPOB: Abia Youths Want Nnamdi Kanu’s Father Dethroned

Photo: Nnamdi Kanu’s Father, His Royal Majesty, Israel Okwu Kanu, the paramount ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Abia state group, Umuahia Youth Movement, has urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to dethrone His Royal Majesty, Israel Okwu Kanu, the paramount ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, who is also the father of the […]

Biafra: Muslim Group Condemns Attacks On Mosques in Abia

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned attacks last Friday attacks by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Yoruba mosque in Umuahia, Abia State, describing it as ”wicked, cowardly, unjustifiable and psychopathically sadistic.” It is well known that most Northerners who live in the South […]

OPINION: Fixing the Nigeria Political Upheavals

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi

Photo: Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ramifications of Nigeria political upheavals and its instabilities are acutely being felt by Nigerian children and outsiders living in Nigeria, much more than their grandparents that caused the confusion. Nigerian children, who will now be grappling with the […]

Coronation: Aggrieved Youths Set Monarch’s  Palace Ablaze in  Imo

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Owerri   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Traditional ruler of Obollo  autonomous Community, in  Isiala Mbano  Council Area of Imo state, South East Nigeria, Edwin Mbaeyi, on Tuesday narrowly escaped death, as aggrieved Youths of the area numbering over 500, stormed his palace and set it on fire. It was gathered that the […]

Buhari Didn’t Snub Governor Ganduje in Daura -Presidency

Photo: Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency has denied reports that President Muhammadu Buhari refused to grant audience to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State during the recent Eid-el-Kabir holidays, observed in his hometown, Daura, Katsina State. A statement issued by the President’s media chief, Femi Adeshina said the reports was […]

2019: Niger Delta Youths Want Shekarau’s Presidency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A coalition of Niger Delta youth groups has called on former governor of Kano State,  Mallam  Ibrahim Shekarau to come out and declare his intention to contest for the 2019  presidential  election. The groups in a press conference addressed by its Chairman, Wilson Harry in Port Harcourt on Monday said that the […]

Pro-Buhari Group Insists on 2nd Term, Blasts Atiku, Alhassan

Photo caption: President Muhammadu Buhari From  Ignatius Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of a pro-Buhari’s group, operating under the platform of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), has  thrown its full weight behind the president’s 2nd term in office, saying he needs eight years “to consolidate on his achievements in the revamping Nigeria’s […]

Ebonyi Tackles Federal Government Agencies Over Unremitted Funds

From   Ignatius   Okpara, Abakaliki The governor David Nweze Umahi, led administration  in Ebonyi state, South-east Nigeria, has threatened to drag some federal government owned establishments operating in the state to court over alleged tax evasion and failure to make remittances due to the state. The state Commissioner for Finance and Economic Development, Dennis Ekumankama, gave […]

OPINION: Corrupt People Cannot/Do not Make Good Leaders!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com This statement by the late great Madiba, Nelson Mandela, a true African son and only one of its kinds is what I consider the apt title to this piece. It is an obvious and incontrovertible fact! Why we chose to notice and acknowledge it Nigeria is beyond me, because it is […]

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