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Enugu Govt Approves Multiple Projects On Education, Road Sectors

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In keeping with its  commitment to full implementation of the 2019 budget for the advancement of the cause of development, the Enugu state government  has awarded multiple contracts for the construction/reconstruction of urban and rural roads, and 263 classroom blocks. The approval was given Wednesday by the state […]

MTN: Group Demands N500m Compensation For Linking Customer’s Line to Fraudster

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A human Rights organization, under the aegis of Civil Rights Realisation and Advancement Network (CRRAN) has petitioned communication giant MTN, over its alleged linking of the phone line of one  Mrs. Ifeoma Igbogbahaka to a notorious fraudster under the watch lists of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission […]

After Court Ruling, INEC Stops Collation Of Bauchi Guber Results

BAUCHI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hours after a court order, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of the Bauchi State Governorship election. The State’s Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr. Ibrahim Abdullahi, announced this at a press briefing Tuesday. The REC specified that the action was in line with a ruling by […]

Bayelsa Govt Explains Why Salary Bill for February Increased By N107 Million

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Monday accounted for the N107 million increase  in its February wage bill, saying it was due to payment of salaries to the 1000 newly employed civil servants. The Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha John Jonah (Retd) gave the explanation during the state monthly transparency briefing for the […]

BREAKING: Senate Approves N30,000 New Minimum Wage

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Senate has approved the proposed new National minimum wage of N30, 000. The new minimum wage Act CAP N61 LFN (repeal and re-enactment) Bill, 2019, was read Tuesday for the third time and passed the same day. Prior to this, a report by the Ad hoc committee on […]

BREAKING: Court Orders INEC To Halt Collation Of Bauchi Gov Poll Results

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop its planned resumption of collation of the Governorship election result in Bauchi State. Justice Ekwo Ejembi gave the order Tuesday while ruling on a suit filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and […]

Nigeria Army Confirms Killing Of Colonel Barack by Unknown Gunmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An army spokesman has confirmed the killing of Col. Mohammed Barack, the Garrison Commander, 33 Artillery Brigade of Nigerian Army in Shadawanka Barracks, Bauchi, Unidentified gunmen killed the officer on Sunday. It was not clear whether he was killed by bandits or assassins. Barack, who was riding a power bike, was shot […]

Tax Evasion: Yar’adua Foundation, Others to Lose Property Worth N4.8bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has moved to seize plots of land and buildings valued at N4.8 billion from the  Shehu Yar’adua Foundation and 29 other firms. ICPC Spokesperson, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa disclosed this in a Press Statement in Abuja. She said that the properties included 22.9 […]

Black Boxes: Ethiopian Airline Crash Shows Clear Similarities With Indonesia Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed with the loss of 157 lives recently have been read successfully, French accident investigators said on Monday. “The boxes from the Boeing 737 MAX 8, which crashed on March 10 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, have now been sent back to […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Set to Announce Selected Entrepreneurs for 2019

…Over 1,000 African entrepreneurs from African 54 countries to participate in the 2019 Cohor …Event to be live-streamed on TEFConnect – Africa’s digital entrepreneurship hub (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, will announce the selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s flagship […]

OPINION: In Defence Of FCT Minister By Bolade Olawale

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent reports about land allocation in the federal capital territory implies imperative of impassioned investigative reporting in Nigeria.Abuja governance under Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello in the last four or so years is an epitome of transparency, due process and fiercely anti-corruption leadership mindset and style.Those very close to the inner working of […]

UBA Earnings Hit N494bn, Records N106.8bn Profit Plus Significant Asset Growth

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Pan-African financial institution, United Bank for Africa Plc has announced its Audited 2018 Financial Results with impressive growths achieved across major financial lines. According to the 2018 financials filed at the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Tuesday, the Africa’s global bank’s gross earnings grew by 7.0 percent to N494.0 billion, compared to […]

Rangers, Lobi Crash  Out of CAF Cup Competitions

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The only Nigeria’s representative in the ongoing 2018/2019 Confederation of African Football (CAF) ,Rangers International FC  of Enugu on Sunday crashed out of the competition, after visiting club Sportive Sfaxien of Tunisia beat them 1-0 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium, Enugu. African Examiner Sports reports that the water […]

WACOL Releases Report on Election Violence in Southeast

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …As Imo, Ebonyi Rank Highest (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Enugu based non governmental organization, (NGO) Women’s  Aid Collective WACOL, has released its report on the status of violence in the just concluded general elections in Nigeria as it concerns South – East region, with  Imo and Ebonyi states, ranking highest. It […]

Kaduna Killings: Buhari Urges Stakeholders To Embrace Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the actors in the communal and persistent violence in Kaduna State to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict. Reacting to the endless carnage in Kaduna State on Saturday, President Buhari said, “I am […]

Uzodinma Denies Working Against APC During Imo Guber

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo state gubernatorial candidate of the All progressive congress APC in the just concluded 2019 general polls, Senator Hope Uzodinma has described the allegations that he worked for the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and winner of the election, Emeka Ihedioha as unfounded and malicious. The […]

OPINION: Senate Presidency And North-central Zone’s Mystique

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority seats in the Nigerian Senate – at least 62 so far of 109. It is therefore set to produce the senate president when the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated in June. A proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari, after he must […]

Gbenga Daniel Resigns From PDP, Quits Partisan Politics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Otunba Gbenga Daniel, a  former governor of Ogun and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he is quitting  partisan politics. Daniel made this known in a letter dated March 14 and addressed  to the National Chairman of the PDP, Uche Secondus. The letter reads: “This is to inform you […]

BREAKING: 49 Killed in New Zealand Mosque Mass Shooting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – 49 people have been reportedly killed and at least 20 others injured in shootings at two mosques in New Zealand city of Christchurch in the worst attack in the Pacific country’s history. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a news conference that the mosque shootings appear to have been a well-planned […]

Abia Elections: SDP Expels Guber Aspirant, Others Over Anti-Party Activities

From  Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than a week after the election, the Abia state chapter of the crisis- ridden Social Democratic Party, SDP has suspended the 17 local government  chairmen of the party over alleged anti-party activities. The party also announced the expulsion of one of its governorship aspirants in the 2018 […]

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