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INEC Releases List Of Eligible Candidates To Contest 2019 Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday released the final list of the eligible candidates contesting for various positions, in the 2019 General Elections. The list as twitted from the Commission’s verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria contains the names of candidates for the Presidential, Senatorial, House of Representatives and state Assemblies. The Presidential candidates’ […]

Senate Confirms New INEC REC; DG of Concession Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Monday Udo Tom as a Resident Electoral Commission (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Similarly, the upper Legislative Chamber            has confirmed the appointment of Chidi Kennedy Izuwah as Director-General (DG) of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission. The Senate’s approval was given after the […]

Ekiti Assembly Impeaches Deputy Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti State House of Assembly has impeached the Deputy Speaker, Mr. Segun Adewumi over alleged gross misconduct. In his place, House at the plenary Thursday elected Mr. Olaposi Omodara (representing Irepodun/Ifelodun constituency 1) as the new Deputy Speaker. The immediate past Governor of the South West State, Ayodele Fayose hails from the […]

Speaker Dogara Wants Buhari to Overhaul Nigeria’s Security Architecture

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to review the security architecture to urgently end wanton killings in the country. Dogara made the call Thursday, in Abuja, while addressing members of the House during plenary. He decried the continuous deterioration of the country’s security situation, […]

Acting IGP Appoints Ex-Lagos PPRO, Frank Mba as The Force Spokesman

AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a former Lagos PPRO Frank Mba as the new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force.  Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. took over from the immediate past Police mouth piece, Mr. Moshood Jimoh – an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police. Until […]

FG Sets to Present New Minimum Wage to NEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government is ready to present the proposed new National Minimum Wage to the National Economic Council (NEC) for more consultation. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, disclosed this Wednesday while briefing State House correspondents after the week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja. Alhaji Mohammed confirmed that the […]

Sultan, Onaiyekan Lead Religious Leaders’ Parley on Peaceful Elections

(AFRICAN EXAAMINER) – Determined to ensure peaceful general elections, the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ad Abubakar 111 and the Archbishop of Abuja, Cardinal John Onaiyekan will Wednesday lead religious leaders across the nation in a two day conference on role of interfaith communities during the polls. Coming under the auspices of the General Assembly […]

Scores Killed in Kenya Terrorists’ Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many people have been killed by suspected militants who attacked a luxury hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya. Gunfire and blasts were heard inside the compound in the Westlands district of the Kenyan capital, which houses the DusitD2 hotel as well as offices. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has been speculated to be responsible […]

Enugu APC Condemns Alleged Burning of PDP Campaign Vehicles

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state chapter of the All progressive congress (APC) has condemned the alleged burning of PDP campaign vehicles in Enugu, contending that the wave of ‘’sponsored political attacks on politically exposed persons and facilities’’ is unacceptable and highly detrimental to the development of the State democratic processes It therefore, […]

Police Nab Suspected Killers Of Ekiti Lawmaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ekiti Police Command Tuesday announced that it had arrested a six-man robbery gang that allegedly killed Mr. Michael Adedeji, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state House of Assembly. Late Adedeji, who until his murder was representing Ekiti Southwest Constituency (II), was shot in the head by the hoodlums […]

Buhari Okays Mohammad Abubakar As Acting IGP

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA. NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed and decorated Mr. Mohammad Abubakar Adamu as the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP). The unveiling and decoration ceremony held Tuesday afternoon at the State House, FCT, Abuja after an emergency Federal Executive council (FEC) meeting. Adamu replaced the immediate past IGP, Mr. […]

Army Inaugurates Fresh Operation Python Dance to Stem Electoral Violence

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has inaugurated Operation Python Dance III to check criminal activities and ensure peaceful conduct during the forthcoming general elections in Borno. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Maj.–Gen. Bulama Biu, announced this Monday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital at the inauguration of the exercise. He […]

False Assets Declaration: Court Halts Onnoghen’s CCT Trial Till Jan 17

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the planned arraignment of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Federal Government (FG) through the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) has filed six counts of non-declaration of assets against the CJN last Friday. Justice […]

Stabbed Polish Mayor, Pawel Adamowicz Dies  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk Pawel Adamowicz has died in hospital, exactly a day after being stabbed at a charity event. Adamowicz, 53, was attacked on stage in front of hundreds of people Sunday. He was after taken to hospital for stab injuries and underwent five hours of surgery at a […]

Opposition, Action Alliance Drums Support for Atiku

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Action Alliance (AA) on Monday reaffirmed its support for the Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in the forthcoming Presidential election. The AA National Chairman, Chief Kenneth Udeze, announced this at a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja. “We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and […]

Crisis Erupts at APC Rally In Owerri

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A rally organised on Saturday by the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri, suffered a crisis. Reports say supporters of the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Mr Hope Uzodinma, and those of his Action Alliance (AA) counterpart, Mr Uche Nwosu, engaged in a fight at the APC women […]

Rumblings Over TFP Surveillance Contract, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) issued a press statement on December 3, 2018, to explain the rationale behind its proposed Trans Forcados Pipeline surveillance contract award to Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), I had thought the explanation would suffice to assuage the sense of loss and pains experienced by the […]

South South Govs Hold Emergency Meeting Over Onoghen’s CCT Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The South South Governor’s Forum has scheduled an emergency meeting of the Forum for Sunday. A statement by the Special Adviser, Media Relation’s to the Governor òf Bayelsa State, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, stated that the security of the Niger Delta, during and after the election, the issue of derivation, and recent development […]

CJN Faces CCT Trial Over Alleged False Assets Declaration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has constituted a panel to hear allegation of false asset declaration and operation of several accounts against the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr. Walter Onnoghen. This was disclosed in a statement issued Saturday by the CCT’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ibraheem Al-Hassan. The body […]

Buhari Appoints Umar El-Yakub as SSA On NASS

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). The appointment according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the President’s SA on Media and Publicity; Mr. Femi Adeshina followed the resignation of the immediate past aide in […]

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