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2 Priests, 15 Other Worshipers Killed in Fresh Benue Attack

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two Catholic Priests and 17 other worshipers have been killed in a fresh attack Tuesday by suspected herdsmen on a church – St. Ignatius Quasi Parish Ukpor-Mbalom in Ayar-Mbalom community of Gwer East Local Government area of the North central Benue State. The suspected herdsmen according to report also burnt over 100 […]

Alleged Firearm Case: Police Arrest Melaye

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria police have reportedly arrested controversial Senator Dino Melaye. A special detachment of the anti-riot policemen had laid siege at Melaye’s Shanga, Maitama Abuja residence and its surrounding since Monday after the arrest drama at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja. It was gathered that the embattled Kogi West Lawmaker was […]

Jailed Egyptian Photojournalist Wins 2018 UN Press Freedom Prize

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo, has won the 2018 Press Freedom Prize. According to the Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), Zeid was selected to receive the 2018 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano Press Freedom Prize, the […]

Nigerian Mission Protests Killing Of Nigerian In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Mission in South Africa on Monday said it had written a letter of protest to South African Authority over the killing of another Nigerian, Clement Nwaogu, in Rustenburg, South Africa. The Nigeria Consul General in Johannesburg, South Africa, Mr Godwin Adama, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone […]

Zamfara Lawmaker Loses 10 Family Members in Ghastly Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Zamfara Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Monday confirmed the death of 10 persons in an auto crash. The victims included three biological children and seven other family members of Alhaji Saidu Yarkufoji, a member of Zamfara State House of Assembly, representing Bakura State Constituency. Other family members of […]

Tambuwal, Saraki Not Planning Defection to PDP, Says Jigawa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa has dismissed media reports that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto may soon dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the People’s Democratic Party. Badaru, who is the Chairman, 2018 Congresses and Convention Committee of All Progressives Congress (APC) described the story […]

OPINION: Snoring While The Roof Is On Fire, By Owei Lakemfa

Photo: Owei Lakemfa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The invasion of the hallowed chambers of the Senate on Wednesday while the Distinguished were in session, was dramatic but not unexpected. We are lucky that the invaders were not out to physically attack the Senators, otherwise, there might   have been some casualties amongst them more so when the […]

Ministers Did Not Snub US-Nigeria Investment Summit, Says Lai Mohammed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has denied media reports that Ministers who were invited to the US-Nigeria Investment Summit in Washington, DC, last week – April 19, 2018 shunned the forum. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, in a statement issued Monday in London said most of the Ministers who […]

Senator Melaye Released  after Controversial Arrest at Abuja Airport

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Dino Melaye who was enmeshed in arrest drama Monday morning at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja has been released. The controversial Kogi West Lawmaker who was prevented from traveling was subsequently arrested, by the officials of the Nigeria immigration Services NIS. However, Melaye’s Spokesman, Mr. Gideon Ayodele later […]

BREAKING: Finally, Police Arrest Kogi Senator, Dino Melaye

Photo: Senator Dino Melaye ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled self-exiled Kogi Senator Dino Melaye, has been reportedly arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja. The Monday arrest occurred while the Lawmaker was on his way to Morocco. It was learnt that the Senator who is representing Kogi West Senatorial district alongside other […]

Ex-Sokoto Gov, Wamakko Denies Receiving EFCC Invitation Over Fraud Allegation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Aliyu Wamakko, a former Sokoto State governor has denied receiving any invitation to appear before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over alleged corrupt practices. Wamakko told members of the Correspondent Chapel, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) on Sunday in Sokoto that recent media reports to that effect were fake […]

Fa Cup: Chelsea Beat Southampton to Set Up Final Against Man U

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  A flash of attacking brilliance from Olivier Giroud and an emphatic header from substitute Alvaro Morata earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over struggling Southampton in the second FA Cup semi-final match at Wembley on Sunday. Chelsea’s victory means an FA Cup final date with Manchester United next month. Giroud muscled and dribbled […]

57 Killed, 119 Wounded in Suicide Bomb Attack at Afghanistan Voters Registration Center

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least, 57 people have been killed, while 119 people were injured in the Afghan capital Kabul in a suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre. Officials confirmed that the dead include 21 women and five children – killed when the blast hit the queue outside. Voter registration began this month […]

We’ll Continue To Engage Our Youths to Rule Their World, Says Bayelsa Govt spokesman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has expressed its desire to increase the number of ‎sporting and other related activities aimed at constantly engaging youths of the state, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has said. According to him, the reason is to make the youths more productive and give them the […]

UBA Celebrates Africa, Honors Staff at 2018 CEO Awards

(L-R) Chairman, Forte Oil Plc, Mr Femi Otedola; President, Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; GMD/CEO, UBA, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; Senator Mohammed Daggash; and Chairman, UBA, Mr. Tony Elumelu, at the 2018 UBA CEO Awards at Eko Hotel, Lagos — (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was a fun night of  glamour and electrifying excitement as Pan African […]

Gowon, Dickson Say Insecurity And Killings Across Nigeria Worrisome

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, has described as worrisome the widespread insecurity and killings in the country. Gowon said that he had prayed and hoped at the end of the Nigerian Civil War that the country would not go through that path again. Also, his host, Governor Henry Seriake Dickson, […]

Ebonyi Council Boss Arraigned For Demolishing 94-Year-Old Man’s Property

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Ebonyi p(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Coordinator of Ezeukwa Development Centre in Onicha Council area of Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria Mr. Chukwuma Igwe, was on Friday arraigned in court alongside eight others for allegedly demolishing a house and its  fence belonging to a 94-year-old man in the state. The 49 year old […]

Again, Gunmen Kill About 30 People in Zamfara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected gunmen have again killed about 30 people in Kabaro and Danmani villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. An eye witness, Mr Shuaibu Kabaro, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maru that the suspected gunmen attacked the two communities and the incident was immediately reported to the […]

“No Going Back On Ongoing Health Sector Union Strike”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has said there is no going back on its current industrial action until the Federal Government meets its demands. Mr Biobelemoye Josiah, National Chairman of JOHESU, stated this on Friday at a news briefing in Abuja. African Examiner reports that Josiah’s press conference is in response […]

IYC to Buhari: Ijaw Youths Are Not Lazy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has joined other youths in the country to condemn in strong terms comment credited to the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, where described “a lot of Nigerian youth” as Lazy. In a statement made available to the press and signed by the National Spokesman of IYC, Barr. […]

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