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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 […]

PDP Takes Campaign to Lafia; Speaks on Why Buhari Must Go

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to come out and engage the people with his record of performance if any and stop hiding in the Villa. Prince Secondus said that Nigerians must elect a President they can see, feel, a President […]

Sexual Assault: Lady Gaga Vows to Remove Duet With R. Kelly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lady Gaga has apologised for working with embattled R&B star R Kelly and vowed to remove their duet, ‘’Do What U Want’’, from streaming services. Gaga’s threat came after the broadcast of a new documentary about Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse against women and underage girls, spanning several decades. She […]

Outcry as Opposition Candidate Wins DR Congo Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The electoral officials have declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of DR Congo’s Presidential election. The announcement which was made overnight, sparked accusations of an “electoral coup” from runner-up Martin Fayulu. Similarly, the Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors. The ruling party, […]

Lack of Reliable Database Delaying Diaspora Voting Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen, says lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of Diaspora Voting by Nigerians outside their homeland. Okoyen, who said this when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, U.S. chapter visited Nigeria House in New York, stressed the […]

Corps Member Arraigned in Osun Over Reckless Driving, Manslaughter

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 29-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Odedele Feranmi, who alleged to have killed a 16-year-old boy with his car, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court. The accused whose address was not given, is facing a two-count change of reckless driving and manslaughter. The police […]

Sylva, A Desperate Politician Under Threat From His Conscience – Dickson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday described former Governor Timipre Sylva as an unpopular and desperate politician whose conscience remains his greatest threat. Dickson said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. FIdelis Soriwei, that Sylva cuts the gnawing image of a troubled man […]

Secondus Insists No PDP Governor Working with APC, Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has berated President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, for trying to give a mistaken impression that they are popular when the hand writing on the wall is clear that the people have outrightly rejected them. […]

Police Declare NURTW Chieftain, “Seigo” Wanted Over Lagos APC Rally Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspects and declared wanted a chieftain of NURTW, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, over the disruption of APC rally in Lagos on Tuesday. The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the […]

Salah Wins African Footballer Award; Egypt to Host 2019 Nations Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has won the African Footballer of the Year award for the second year in succession. The Egyptian forward was voted the winner at the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. Salah beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who […]

Enugu Prophet, Nwoko Blasts Nigeria’s Clerics, Political Leaders

Photo: Enugu based prophet, Anthony Nwoko …Declares Buhari, Atiku Not The Messiah From Ignatius Okparau ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fiery Enugu based Prophet, Anthony Nwoko has descended on Nigeria’s religious and political leaders, accusing some of the clerics of voicing out fake favourable prophecies to politicians for their selfish and personal gains. He said the so-called […]

Minimum Wage: Labour Sensitization Protest Paralyzes Business Activities in Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The protest by the Organized Labour on Tuesday caused heavy traffic on Lagos roads, while many commuters were stranded at the various bus stops. The sensitization protest by the Organized Labour started from Maryland as early as 7 a.m., to the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja. The protest resulted into heavy traffic on Ikorodu road, down […]

PDP Suspends Deputy National Chairman Over Anti-Party Activity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North) Sen. Gamawa Babayo, over allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity. National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC). The committee held an extra-ordinary session on Jan. 5, where it […]

CAF to Name 2019 Nations Cup Hosts

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Confederation of African Football (CAF) says the decision on who will replace Cameroon as hosts of this year’s African Nations Cup (AFCON) finals has been brought forward to Tuesday. Executive Committee members were initially set to vote in Dakar on Wednesday but will now do so 24 hours earlier, with the […]

Buhari Hands Over APC Presidential Campaign to Tinubu

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has handed over the Presidential campaign of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to a former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. The President while speaking Monday at the inauguration of the APC campaign council in Abuja disclosed that […]

5 Late NAF Crew for Burial In Abuja Tuesday

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has announced that Tuesday, January 8, 2019 has been fixed for the burial of five crew members, who died in the crashed NAF Mi-35M in Borno State last week. NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, made the announcement […]

Leaked Amaechi Audio Tape: A Case of Cut and Paste, Says Seminatari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As reactions continue to trail the leaked audio tape of the Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi – allegedly crtiticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, an aide of the former Governor, Ibim Seminatari has added her voice, alleging a foul play by the opposition. Seminitari was a Commissioner for Information in Rivers State […]

Gabon Coup: Government Says Situation Under Control

Photo: Ailing Gabonese Leader, Ali Bongo said to have been in Morocco for over 2 months (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A spokesperson for the government of Gabon has said the political situation in the country is “under control”, following an attempted military coup. The government further said four of the rebels had been arrested by the […]

CBN Makes First FOREX Intervention For 2019 With $210m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Friday made its first intervention in the inter-bank sector of the Foreign Exchange (FOREX) market for 2019 with a sum of 210 million dollars. The CBN Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, said the wholesale sector of the market received 100 million dollars, while the Small […]

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