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Court Okays IPOB’s Proscription

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court in Abuja has rejected an application by the proscribed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) challenging the order banning it. Justice Adamu Kafarati, in a ruling on an application by the group, held that the proscription order made ex-parte on September 20 last year was validly made. […]

2019: Ugwuanyi’s Campaign Posters Flood Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the 2019 general election in Nigeria, the campaign posters of Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has flooded some parts of the state, especially the state capital, Enugu. Our Correspondent observed that the well-designed poster with a bold photograph of the Governor, who is spending his […]

Benue Massacre: Osinbajo Heads 10-Member Mediation Committee

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government FG has constituted a 10-member committee to look into the raging suspected herdsmen bloodshed in Benue State and find a lasting solution to it.   The committee which was unveiled Thursday during a meeting of the National Economic Council NEC, held at the Presidential […]

Ohaneze Youth Bans Fulani Herdsmen Activities in Southeast, Orders Self Defence

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following cases of incessant attacks and alleged killings by suspected Fulani herdsmen in parts of Southern Nigeria, the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio cultural body, Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, has ordered those operating in the southeast region to vacate the area. OYC, handed down the […]

Winter Olympics: North, South Korea to Stage Joint Parade

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – North and South Korea have agreed to march together under a single “unified Korea” flag at the next month’s Winter Olympics in the South. Similarly, the two countries BBC reports have agreed to field a joint women’s ice hockey team in rare talks at the truce village of Panmunjom. These […]

Benue: 6 Killed in Fresh Attacks By Suspected Herdsmen

BENUE, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely a week ago when a mass burial was held for the victims of last crisis, suspected herdsmen have reportedly killed six people in fresh attacks on some communities in Benue State. As witnessed previously, the attacks occurred in communities within Logo, Guma and Okpokwu Local Government Areas of Benue […]

Butcher Stabs Colleague to Death in Enugu   

…As Police Begins Investigation From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Enugu, South-East Nigeria, said it has arrested one Michael Kingsley, a butcher, for allegedly stabbing to death his colleague, identified as Ifeanyi Egwuagu at the popular Artisan market quarters in Enugu. According to the state police public Relations officer PPRO, Ebere […]

Lassa Fever: Ebonyi Doctors Blame Colleagues Death On non Functional Virology Centre

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki Doctors in Ebonyi State South east Nigeria have protested the non functionality of the virology centre in the state blaming it for the death of two doctors and a nurse, who died of lassa fever on Sunday. Our Correspondent gathered that the virology centre was built and equipped by the state […]

FirstBank Internet Banking Upgraded to Promote e-Banking Efficiency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In order to maintain its leading edge in banking technology, First Bank of Nigeria Limited has upgraded its Internet Banking Solution, FirstOnline, with improved features to promote and safeguard the electronic banking experience of customers vis-à-vis payment efficiency, versatility and productivity in their business transaction. The user friendly and secure internet banking […]

Ondo 2018 Budget: Beyond Politics, By Steve Otaloro

Photo: Steve Otaloro, the Director, Media and Publicity, All Progressives Congress(APC), Ondo State chapter (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Appropriation Bill presented and submitted by the Governor of Ondo State, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to the state House of Assembly for scrutiny and approval for 2018 fiscal year deserves a critical review in order to avail the public, […]

We are Securing Your Future –Bayelsa Commissioner Tells Youths

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government says most of its programmes and policies are tailored towards ensuring a better life for youths because of their critical role in the society. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson came out with this while addressing the new executives of the Bayelsa Youth Federation (BYF) […]

Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Kill 3, Injure 2 In Adamawa

ADAMAWA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Three people were reportedly killed and another two were critically injured late Monday in a suspected Boko Haram attack in Adamawa State. According to a community Leader, gunmen riding motorcycles and bicycles arrived in large numbers in Pallam village, in the Madagali area of Adamawa state, at about 11:30 pm […]

Gambian President, Barrow Holds Closed Door with Buhari in Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost a year after his inauguration, Gambian President Adama Barrow for the first time visited Nigeria and met behind the closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Mr. Barrow who arrived at the Presidential villa at about 11.50 Tuesday will be hosted to a lunch after bilateral discussions. The […]

Sokoto Gets Military Hospital

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has commended the Nigerian Army for the establishment of a tertiary military hospital in Sokoto that will serve as centre of excellence for diseases of military importance. A statement issued Tuesday in Sokoto by Tambuwal’s spokesman, Malam Imam Imam, said the hospital, the first of its kind in […]

CCT Trial: Saraki Files Additional Grounds of Appeal At Supreme Court

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has filed additional grounds of appeal before the Supreme Court to challenge the ruling of Appeal court which ordered the retrial of alleged false assets declaration allegation against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal CCT.    Senator Saraki on […]

OPINION: Delta Election as 2019 Guinea Pig, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the first time, I witnessed all the participants in a recently held Delta state Local Council polls ( winners and losers)  alike, went  home cold in smiles after the results were announced on Sunday 7th January 2018 by the Delta State Independent Electoral Commission(DESIEC).  The reason for this odd reaction is […]

We Will Name, Shame, Politicians Arming Criminals, Dickson Warns

Photo: Governor Henry Seriake Dickson (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Governor of Bayelsa State, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has restated his determination to name and shame politicians who are arming and supporting criminal elements in the society. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation,Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, quoted Governor Dickson to have made the comment while speaking at the […]

Benue Massacre: Governor Ortom, Other State’s Leaders Meet With Buhari

Photo: Benue state governor: Chief Samuel Ortom By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Apparently due to the recent bloodbath allegedly orchestrated by the Fulani herdsmen and the need to find definite solution to it, the Benue State Governor, Mr. Samuel Ortom, on Monday led some leaders of his state to a meeting with President […]

MURIC Blasts FG over N40m Paid to an Ex-President for Vehicle

Photo: Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-Governmental Organization NGO Muslim Rights Concern MURIC has faulted the decision to give the sum of N40 million to a former President, instead of buying vehicles for him as prescribed by law. The Secretary to the Government of […]

Tension In Ebonyi As Lassa Fever kills 2 Resident Doctors

From Ignatius Okpara EBONYI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ebonyi State, South East Nigeria, are now living in fear following the death of two resident doctors serving in the Federal Teaching Hospital, FETHA, Abakaliki, the state capital of Lassa fever. AFRICAN EXAMINER learnt that they passed on Sunday, a development that has thrown health […]

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