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Governor Ortom Is Not Leaving APC, Says National Vice Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suleiman Wambai, North-Central National Vice Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) said  Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State is not leaving the party. Wambai told  newsmen on Wednesday in Lafia that the governor has not officially written to the party about his intention to leave He said that despite the lack of […]

NELMCO’s Example in Public Assets Disposal

By Abdulahi Ibrahim (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria is a country witnessing many developments. In an era of many controversies, a positive aspect still appears in an obscure corner. Disposal of public assets can conform to due process and extant laws. An agency is walking the talk. As civil society activists, we pry over many agencies […]

OPINION: Saraki And The Infallibility Of Supreme Court’s Verdict

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The exculpation of senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, last Friday, by the Supreme Court in the false asset declaration suit filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) exemplifies the finality of judicial intercessions in the matter.  As lawyers would say, the matter is now res […]

OPINION: 2019 General  Election And The Looming Failure

By Jerome-Mario Utomi             (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Demystifying the time-honored saying that; ‘the powerful never lose opportunities-they remain available to them, that the powerless on the other hand, never experience opportunity – it is always arriving at a later time,  remains a remarkable political lesson Nigerians gave to the world in 2015. The lesson was predicated […]

Ekiti Guber: Oshiomhole Justifies Heavy Presence of Security Operatives

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade  Adams Oshiomhole, has justified heavy deployment of security operatives for the coming Saturday Ekiti Governorship election, saying the action is necessary so as to forestall breakdown of law and order. Oshiomhole made the disclosure Monday in Abuja while reacting to the […]

Dickson Told Politicians to Emulate Ciroma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Henry Seriake Dickson has commiserate with the people and Government of Yobe State over the death of the former Finance Minister and Elder Statesman, Mallam Adamu Ciroma who died in Abuja at the age of 84. The Governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Francis Ottah […]

Speaker Najeem Salaam Declares to Contest Osun APC Guber Primary  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Speaker of Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Najeem Salaam has declared his intention to contest for September 22, 2018 Governorship election of the state. Salaam made the declaration Thursday at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Osogbo the State capital. The State’s first Lawmaker declared that he was capable […]

Reforms: Bayelsa Govt Denies Sacking 28,000 Workers, Recovers N684m From LGAs Alone

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has revealed that, the ongoing reforms in the public service has continued to yield positive results, as it is currently saving about 684 million Naira annually from the review of the grade levels of workers at the Local Government level alone. Making the revelation at a joint media […]

Why I Dumped PDP -Mimiko

Photo: Former Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State on Thursday formally retraced his steps back into the Labour Party (LP) at a rally held in Ondo town, headquarters of Ondo West Local Government area of the state The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mimiko […]

Tinubu Invites Falana, Ajibade to APC

Photo: Lagos Lawyer, Femi Falana (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National Leader of the APC, Chief Bola Tinubu, has called on Mr Femi Falana (SAN) and veteran journalist, Mr Kunle Ajibade, to join hands with the party to move Nigeria forward. In a birthday message to the duo, Tinubu described Falana and Ajibade as icons in their […]

APC State Congress: Enugu Appeal Panel Begins Sitting

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following last Saturday’s violence allegedly instigated by the Foreign Affair’s Minister, Geopherey Onyama, during Enugu State’s congress of the ruling All progressive Congress APC, the Appeal panel for the exercise has commenced sitting. However, due to fear of unknown, members of the panel have been opertating in a […]

nPDP Leaders in APC Revolt, Allege Marginalization

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some prominent members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), who defected from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the wake of the 2015 general election,  have declared that the victory of the party in the 2019 general elections is tied to addressing their grievances. Leader of the group, Alhaji […]

OPINION: Wishing You Many More ‘Recalls’, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The failed attempt on April 28, to recall Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye in which the ‘Recallists’ scored a miserable 5.3 percent, is not my focus. My mind is on matters arising which  are likely to feature in the 2019 general elections. In the “Statement of Results  of Verification for Recall” signed […]

2019: Peace At Last As Amosun Visits, Reunites With Osoba

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political differences between a former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba and the incumbent, Senator Ibikunle Amosun appears to have finally climaxed as both leaders met on  Sunday in Lagos. Reports say the two party’s Leaders discussed at their meeting the outcome of last Saturday ward congresses of the ruling […]

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 […]

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