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Reality Settles On Friends And Foes of Akpabio

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the flamboyance and glitter that went with the news of his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the reality is coming to dawn among friends and foes of the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio. As no one feels the shoe like the one who wears it, Akpabio is […]

ITF Targets 13,000 Nigerians in 2018 For Vocational Skills Training

Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Mr Joseph Ari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) Mr Joseph Ari, the Director-General, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), says the fund will train 13,000 Nigerians on 11 vocational skills in order to achieve the Federal Government’s policy on job and wealth creation. Ari made this known in Abuja on Tuesday during a news conference. According […]

4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum Holds 25th October

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its 4th annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem will unite over 5,000 entrepreneurs, global investors, leaders from the African public and private sectors and developmental […]

2019: Atiku Says He’s Not Desperate to Become President

BENIN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Vice President VP and Presidential aspirant of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar says he is not desperate to be President of the country. Atiku made the disclosure Tuesday while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, South South Nigeria. The former VP however […]

IGP Complies With Osinbajo’s Directives, Dismantles SARS

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the directive Tuesday by the Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Inspector General of Police IGP, Mr.brahim idris, has ordered immediate overhauling of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad SARS so as to address complaints and allegations of human rights violations against some of the agency’s personnel. The directive was […]

Premium Times Demands Immediate Release Of Its Reporter

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – PREMIUM TIMES hereby calls for the immediate release of its reporter, Samuel Ogundipe, who was detained on Tuesday by the Nigeria Police over a report. On the day the Nigerian presidency was complaining about the excesses of a unit in the police, the same unit was forcing a PREMIUM TIMES journalist to […]

Lai Mohammed Says APC’s Call for Saraki’s Impeachment Legitimate

…Denies FG’s Involvement (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Federal Government FG has denied having hand in the call for resignation or impeachment of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. The Minister of Information and Culture AlhajI Lai Mohammed made the denial Tuesday when he paid advocacy visit to the Abuja office of Blueprints Newspaper. In contrary, […]

Grassroot Soccer: ENSFA Calls For Private Sector Participation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state football Association (ENSFA) has urged  the private sector to key into the development and promotion of grassroot football in the area, via sponsorship. It noted that lack of corporate  sponsorship had remained a cog in the wheel of progress of grassroot soccer over the years in the state, adding […]

Gallant Falconets Hold China, Book Quarterfinals Berth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – National U-20 Women’s team, the Falconets, on Monday fought gallantly against China to reach the quarterfinals of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup, thanks to Rasheedat Ajibade’s equalizer. The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the Falconets scored deep in added time to level matters at 1-1 at the end of regulation […]

Saraki Holds Secret Meeting with Obasanjo in Abeokuta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday, met Nigeria’s former  President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, in Abeokuta. Saraki  arrived the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) at about 5.27 p.m. The meeting, which held behind closed doors lasted more than an hour and half. Details of the meeting were not made available to journalists. The […]

Davido, Wizkid Shine at Namibia, New York Concerts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian pop singers and songwriters Wizkid and Davido last weekend put up an exquisite performance in Windhoek Namibia and New York City. Davido performed at the Dr Sam Nujoma Stadium, Windhoek in Namibia, with over 15,000 people in attendance. Davido arrival on stage ignited a wild jubilation among the audience The […]

DSS Denies Discovery of N21bn, Weapons, PVCs in Daura’s House

By Abdul Gaffar Bello ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the speculations in that regard, the Department of State Services DSS has denied the rumours on the sum of N21bn and weapons were being found in the house of the just sacked Director General DG of the security agency, Mr. Lawal Daura. The denial was […]

NASS Makes U-Turn, Cancels Tuesday Resumption

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Contrary to the earlier announcement, the National Assembly NASS has canceled its reconvene slated for Tuesday, August 14, 2018. The House of Representatives Spokesman, Hon. Abdulrazak Namdas, confirmed this to The Punch Monday, saying that the Lower Legislative Chamber was yet to decide on a reconvening date. It would be recalled that […]

Army Berates Protesting Troops, Says They’re ‘Unscrupulous’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has described as “unscrupulous” the soldiers who protested at Maiduguri Airport on Sunday. The aggrieved soldiers were reportedly protesting against their overstay as well as resisting redeployment to Mart – one of the towns liberated by the military several years ago from the control of Boko Haram terrorists. In […]

2019: APC Reps Aspirant Cautions Party Against Candidate Imposition

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the 2019 general Elections gathers momentum,  a United States of America Based Aspirant for the Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency in Enugu state under the banner  of the All Progressive Congress {APC} Chief Paschal Agubuzo has advised the party to resist temptation of imposition of candidates. The Aspirant who […]

Governor Obiano’s  Media Aide Dies in His Sleep

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Anambra state governor, Willy Obiano on television documentary, Mr. Randie Chima,  was at the weekend found dead in his room at Nwakpodulu Avenue, Awka, the Anambra State capital, South-East Nigeria . It  was gathered that the deceased  was last seen on Friday […]

Iworiso-Markson Tasks Journalists on Objective Reportage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the 2019 elections draw near, the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has charged journalists to be fair, balanced and objective in their reportage of political activities. Iworiso-Markson, represented by the Director of Information in the ministry, Chris Odi, gave the charge while speaking at the 2018 Bayelsa […]

Wife of Late Cross River PDP Lawmaker Wins Obudu Bye-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen, has been declared the winner of the Saturday’s Obudu State Constituency Bye-Election into the Cross River State House of Assembly. Mrs. Abbey Ukpukpen is widow of a member of the State’s House of Assembly, Hon. Stephen Ukpukpen, who died in […]

INEC Declares APC Candidate Winner Of Katsina North Senatorial Bye-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Saturday bye-election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District. INEC Returning Officer, Prof.  Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi announced the result early hours of Sunday in Daura. While the winner scored 224,607 […]

False Video: Fidelity Bank Says No Staff Ordered Attack on Customers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fidelity Bank has reacted to a video going viral on social media saying no staff of the bank ordered any violence against customers as alleged in the video. A statement issued by Mr Charles Aigbe Divisional Head, Brand and Communication, explained that “the two individuals featured in the video were suspected of […]

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