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BREAKING: Seven Governors Leave For London to Visit Buhari

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has selected seven of its members to visit President Muhammadu Buhari who is still recovering in London, United Kingdom (UK). This was disclosed in Abuja Tuesday at a press conference addressed by the Media and Publicity aides of both President and Acting, […]

Lunch in London, Anxiety in Nigeria, by Reuben Abati

Photo: President Muhammad Buhari  reportedly receives in audience APC delegation in Abuja House London on 23rd July 2017 “What’s gwan inna wa cwantry?“ “What language is that?” “English of course.” “Sounds like Creole to me. Why don’t you just talk straight?” “Nobody talks straight in this country anymore.” “I still talk straight.  I can’t start twisting […]

Ailing Buhari Won’t Address Nigerians; Writes AU Chairman, Accepts New Role

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has refused to address Nigeria on his state of health but instead wrote a letter to the  Chairman of the Assemblies of Heads of State and Government of the African Union and Guinean President Alpha Conde on the nationwide prayers held by Guineans for his speedy recovery. Buhari […]

Bayelsa Deputy Governor Takes Charge as Dickson Proceeds on Vacation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson on Monday July 24 2017 proceeded on vacation and directed his Deputy, Retired Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John-Jonah (retd), to take charge act for the period he will be away. The gesture which came at a time when many State Governors are fighting their Deputies over […]

Paris Club Refund: Governor Ahmed Releases Additional N1b to LGAs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the release of additional N1billion to local government councils in the State to offset part of the outstanding salary arrears owed their staff. This brings to N2billion the total amount of money the State government has released to the local government councils out of […]

Defender Mendy Joins Manchester City in Record Breaking Deal

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Having completed his transfer from Monaco to Manchester City for £52m, Benjamin Mendy is now the world’s most expensive defender. Mendy signed a five-year deal with the City. The 23-year-old France left-back has is City’s fifth major signing of the summer and jerked up their spending to over £200m. Manchester […]

Group Faults APC Committees on Restructuring, Calls for Review

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed dissatisfaction on the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) membership composition of committee to articulate its notion on restructuring and called for review. The group, according to its Director Prof Ishaq Akintola said its disappointment stems from the ”exclusiveness” of the list. It therefore […]

Authorities Confirm Suicide Bomb Attacks, Death in Borno Camps

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four Persons have been killed while 15 others wounded during the latest attacks on two Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) which confirmed the incidents in a statement issued Monday to newsmen pointed out that […]

Buhari is Stable, Cheerful -APC Delegate

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite his long ailment, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to be in high spirit and closely following events in Nigeria. Buhari’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina while quoting the Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha who was among the ruling APC Governors and Leaders […]

Agriculture, Access to Electricity, Entrepreneurship will create jobs in Africa, says Elumelu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has called on African leaders and development institutions to help address the deepening job and employment crisis bedevilling the continent by lending support and paying more attention towards the agricultural sector, creating access to electricity and […]

Enugu Police Nab 3 Secondary School  Students over Fake Kidnap

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command through its operatives of the Anti Kidnapping Unit have launched   investigation into the alleged faking of kidnapping by some students of an Enugu based secondary school in which sum of (five hundred thousand) Naira 500,000 was demanded. It said already, it has arrested […]

UBA, First Bank Say No Hidden TSA Funds Left in their Books

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s two big commercial banks, United Bank for Africa and First Bank have washed their hands clean of the controversial Treasury Single Account (TSA) funds collected on behalf of the government. In a statement signed by UBA head of Corporate Communications, Bola Atta, the bank explained that it has remitted all the […]

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 […]

Controversial White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer Resigns

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After being embroiled in endless controversy, the White House Press Secretary Mr. Sean Spicer has at last resigned his appointment. Spicer reportedly resigned in protest against a shake-up within the President Donald Trump’s communications team. The shake-up came up as the White House faces inquiries into alleged Russian meddling in […]

Nigeria’s Former Attorney-General, Olu Onagoruwa Dies at 80

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Dr. Olu Onagoruwa is dead. The renowned human right activist passed on Friday morning at the age of 80. He was appointed as the AGF in 1993 by late General Sani Abacha. Dr. Onagurawa who hailed from Odogbolu Local Council […]

Senate Gives NPA 4 Days to Account for 282 Missing Vessels

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- The Senate on Thursday, gave the Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Usman, four days to explain the whereabouts of over 282 vessels allegedly missing from the sea ports. Sen. Hope Uzodinma, Chairman, Senate’s Joint Committee on Customs, Excise and Tariff and Marine Transport, gave the ultimatum in Abuja, at an investigative […]

Children of Public Office Holders Should Attend Schools in Nigeria, Says Fayose

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said that all his children are products of Nigerian Universities, urging public office holders to endeavour to send their children to schools in the country. Governor Fayose, who was at Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State to witness the graduation ceremony of one of his […]

Concerned Group Threatens to Occupy NASS over Buhari’s Continued Absence from Nigeria

PHOTO CAPTION: Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some group of concerned Nigerians have vowed to occupy the National Assembly on the 90th day to register their concerns over the continued absence of President Muhammadu Buhari from the country. African Examiner reports that President Buhari has now been out of the country for 74 […]

Governor Ugwuanyi Under Criticism Over Demolition of Illegal Shops in Enugu

Photo caption:  Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The recent mass demolition of unapproved shops erected along major roads leading to the Ogbete Main market, as well as the New market, Enugu, as directed by the State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has continued to attract sharp criticism and condemnation from residents […]

US Senator Van Hollen Fights for Maryland in Energy, Water Development Appropriations Bill

Photo caption: U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen, member of the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted to support the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies appropriations bill. It will fund U.S. Department of Energy programs and critical […]

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