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Enugu Guber: Ayogu Eze’s Campaign Organization Denies EFCC Invitation

…Says PDP Behind Rumour From   Ignatius   Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The campaign organization of the Enugu state governorship candidate of the All progressive congress APC, Senator Ayogu Eze, has condemned in strong terms what it described as sponsored blackmail and campaign of calumny in the social media, against the gubernatorial hopeful by […]

Senate Raises Alarm Over Fresh $1.2 Billion Illegal Withdrawals From NLNG

Photo: NNPC GMD, Maikanti Baru (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate Committee on Gas on Wednesday decried a fresh 1.2 billion dollars illegal withdrawal from the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas ( NLNG). The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Bassey Akpan made this known at the committee’s investigative meeting into 1.05 billion dollars  said to be withdrawn […]

NEMA’s N5.8 Billion Fraud; Group Asks Osinbajo, DG NEMA to Resign

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the indictment of the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbanjo and the Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in a N5.8 billion scam by the Federal legislature, a call from a leading pro-democracy organization – HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has been made for comprehensive reorganization of […]

2019: Atiku Vows to Lead Buhari Must Go Campaign

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s former Vice president, and presidential candidate of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to lead other forces in ensuring that President Mohammadu Buhari, who is the ruling All progressive congress APC flag bearer in the 2019 election did not get a second […]

Group Faults EFCC’s Role in Akwa Ibom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akwa Ibom Media Advocates, AMA, a socio-economic group has called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, not to tarnish its goodwill in the minds of Nigerians and the international community through its present political activities in Akwa Ibom State. The group in a statement signed by its national coordinator, Iman […]

Court Orders Abaribe, Chidoka, Fani-Kayode to Pay N100m Over Kanu’s Bail Violation

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered the three sureties of the self-exiled Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu to pay N100m each, into the court’s account over their failure to produce the former Director of the Radio Biafra in court. Kanu who recently resurfaced in […]

Fulham Sacks Jokanovic; Engages Claudio Ranieri As Successor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fulham have sacked Manager, Slavisa Jokanovic and replaced him with Claudio Ranieri. The new Manager guided Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016. Jokanovic makes way with the Cottagers sitting bottom of the Premier League table with five points from 12 matches. Italian Ranieri, 67, has been given a “multi-year” contract by […]

BREAKING: In Sokoto, Tambuwal’s Deputy Resigns

Photo: Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto SOKOTO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Sokoto State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmad Aliyu, has resigned his position. Aliyu, who is the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governorship candidate, announced his resignation in a letter to the state House of Assembly dated November 13, 2018. The letter was presented by the Deputy Speaker, Alhaji […]

OPAN Announces Its 3rd Annual Online New Media Conference

Photo: OPAN President, Mr. Austyn Ogannah (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Nigeria enters the election season, the Online Publishers Association of Nigeria (OPAN) is pleased to announce its 3rd Annual New Media Conference, which will hold at the Sandralia Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The theme of the conference is: Free Press and […]

Senate Adjourns till Next Tuesday Over Lack of Quorum

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Due to lack of quorum, the Senate has adjourned its plenary for a week, now to resume Tuesday, November 20. On Tuesday, only 20 members were present as the time the plenary session supposed to commence. There are over 100 Senators and for the plenary to hold, not less than 38 members of […]

‘You Lack Moral to Challenge PDP’s Administration’, Jonathan Replies VP Osinbajo

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours of another and latest indictment against him on the mishandling of the economy, the immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has replied the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo that he lacks the moral to accuse his administration and political party – the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of poor […]

FRAUD: EFCC Re-arraigns Former Chief of Air Staff, Amosun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Tuesday re-arraigned a former Chief of Air Staff, retired Air Marshall Adesola Amosun, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, over alleged N21.4 billion fraud. Amosun was re-arraigned alongside AVM Jacob Adigun and Air Commodore Olugbenga Gbadebo, on a 13-count charge. The trio was […]

Pay Our 3 Months Outstanding Salaries, Doctors at LUTH Cries Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two medical unions at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi-Araba, Lagos, on Tuesday called on the management of the institution to pay the outstanding three months salaries of doctors. The associations are Medical and Dental Consultants’ Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) and the Association of Resident Doctors (ARD). Dr Babatunde Bamigboye, the Chairman, MDCAN LUTH Chapter, […]

OPINION: Aig-Imoukhuede And The Initiative For Public Governance

By Reuben Abati (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A week ago, I stumbled on an article titled “Africa and the burden of Leadership” (The Guardian, Nov. 7), written by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, banker, investor and entrepreneur, former Managing Director of Access Bank Nigeria, our compatriot.  The piece was actually excerpted from a speech he delivered at the graduation ceremony of […]

Turkish President Says Video Of Khashoggi’s Killing Atrocious

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has claimed that recordings related to the killing of the Saudi Arabian journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, are “appaling” as shocked a Saudi intelligence officer who listened to them. Reports from Turkey said Erdogan told reporters on his plane while returning from a weekend visit to France that he had […]

Anambra: Nobody Can Impeach Me, I’m Still the Speaker, Says Rita Maduagwu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Impeached Speaker of the Anambra State House of Assembly Rita Maduagwu has dared her opponents, describing her impeachment as a ruse and sheer illegality. The embattled Speaker who was aided Tuesday to gain access to the Legislative chamber by some government officials, including the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Solo Chukwulobe, […]

OPINION: Crocodiles Are Not Comedians, They Don’t Smile, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army on November 1, flagged off   “Operation Crocodile Smile Three 2018”  in  Bayelsa  State while that of Delta  State was  launched the next day. The ‘Operation’ is in the Niger Delta which has experienced decades of repression, abandonment, neglect,  pollution and deepening poverty despite producing oil, the  country’s  mono-culture. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Nigerian Army, Port […]

Amatuer Soccer: 24 Teams Jostle For Bet9ja One Million Prize in Enugu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A total of 24 Amateur football teams in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, are competing for one million naira (N1,000,000.) as winning incentive in the ongoing maiden Edition of Nigeria sports betting firm, Bet9ja,/ Enugu Football Association (FA) neighborhood  soccer championship. The competition, which kicked off November 12, 2018 is taking place in […]

Far-Right Parents Who Named Son After Hitler Jailed in Britain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A couple who named their child after Adolf Hitler were convicted in Britain on Monday for being members of banned far-right group National Action. Adam Thomas, 22, and Claudia Patatas, 38, were convicted along with Daniel Bogunovic, 27, of being members of the organisation. They also shared messages praising Hitler as well […]

Pogba, Martial Out Of France Squad Over Injury

(Reuters/NAN) Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial have withdrawn from the France squad for matches against the Netherlands and Uruguay due to injury, the French Football Federation (FFF) said on Monday. The two Manchester United players arrived at France’s Clairefontaine training base but were released following assessment by team doctor Franck Le Gall. Pogba was diagnosed […]

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