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Reps Speaker: Southeast Civil Rights Group Drums Support For Onyejeocha

From  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the inauguration of Nigeria’s 9th National Assembly (NASS), in June 2019, a coalition of South East Civil Society and Human Rights Organizations, have adopted and canvassed support for Hon. (Mrs) Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, of the ruling  All Progressive Congress (APC) from Abia state for the Speakership position […]

Guber Rerun: Osinbajo in Closed Doors Meetings With Adamawa, Bauchi Governors

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced the date of rerun polls in some States, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has held separate private meetings with Governors Mohammadu Abubakar of Bauchi State and his Adamawa counterpart, Jibrila Bindow. The States are among those affected and INEC announced the […]

UPDATED: Ambode Visits Collapsed Building Scene In Lagos Island

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has blamed the landlord of the collapsed building in Ita Faji, on Lagos Island which claimed about 10 lives for resisting government demolition plan. Ambode, who visited the scene of the collapsed three-storeyed building on Mercy Street, Ita-Faji, Lagos, said that many buildings were […]

Tunisia’s Mysterious Baby Deaths Rise to 15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  An infant died under unclear circumstances at a hospital in Tunisia, bringing the number of unexplained baby deaths at a hospital in the country to 15 since last week, a judicial official said on Wednesday. Recently, the Tunisian health minister, Abderraouf Cherif, resigned over the deaths at the Rabta hospital in Tunis […]

Liverpool Ease Past Bayern Munich To Reach UEFA Quarter-Finals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Sadio Mane scored twice to hand Liverpool a 3-1 UEFA Champions League victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday. The 2017/2018 finalists nullified their German opponents with a dominant performance that sent them through to the last eight. After the last 16 first leg ended goalless at Anfield, five-times European champions Liverpool took […]

INEC And The Failure Of Due Diligence

By Sufuyan Ojeifo When I hailed the postponement of the scheduled February 16 presidential and national assembly elections by the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an article, I did so with a sense of responsibility. It flowed from the perception that the electoral body was committed to the conduct of free, […]

6 Persons Killed As Trucks Crashed into Anambra Market

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tragedy struck Wednesday at Ibughubu Market, Umuchu, in Aguata council  Area of Anambra State, South-East Nigeria, as six persons lost their lives in a ghastly auto crash, involving a truck loaded with cement and a tipper. The unfortunate incident claimed the lives of the two drivers of the […]

Plane Crash: Nigeria Joins Others to Ban Boeing 737 Max From their Airspace

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Federal Government (FG) has banned Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft from operating within in its airspace. Minister of State for Transport (Aviation) Senator Hadi Sirika, made the announcement Wednesday at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, in Abuja. The first meeting after the general elections which […]

In Enugu, INEC Vows To Drag Politicians To Court Over Unsubstantiated Allegations

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, has threatened to drag certain opposition politicians in the state to court over wild and reckless allegations made against the commission during the 2019 general elections. Certain political parties had during the elections, accused the […]

APC Candidate, Ogbuoji,  Rejects Ebonyi Guber Election Results

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the opposition All progressive Congress APC in Ebonyi state, South- East Nigeria, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, has rejected results of the March. 9, gubernatorial and state Assembly elections in the state, as announced by the Independent National Electoral commission INEC, describing it as a “shambolic […]

Buhari Approves Members of Presidential Inauguration Committee

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the Constitution of the 2019 Presidential Inauguration Committee. The Permanent Secretary, General Services Office in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr Olusegun Adekunle, disclosed this in statement on Wednesday in Abuja. Adekunle said that the SGF would serve […]

NNPC Begins Recruitment Exercise

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has confirmed that it has opened its portal for recruitment of fresh graduates and experienced professionals into the empire. NNPC Group General Manager, (Public Affairs Division), Mr Ndu Ughamadu, confirmed this in an interview with the NAN in Abuja Wednesday. He re-affirmed that the portal for […]

BREAKING: Many Pupils Feared Killed As Building Collapses in Lagos

By Ayo Balogun, Lagos LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Many primary school pupils were feared dead early today after a three-storeyed building collapsed at Ita faji, Lagos Island. The sad incident occurred at  about 10 am. African Examiner’s correspondent reports that  many pupils were seen being rushed to the General Hospital, Marina, while parents have […]

Sudan, Ethiopia Sign Protocol to Deploy Joint Forces On Border

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sudan and Ethiopia on Tuesday signed a protocol in Khartoum to deploy joint forces on the border between them. Meetings of the Sudanese-Ethiopian military committee concluded in Khartoum on Tuesday, under chairmanship of the two countries’ chiefs of staff. “Today we signed a protocol for deployment of joint forces on the border,” […]

Buhari Meets With APC Governors In Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday met behind closed doors with seven state Governors of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Reports indicated that the meeting came barely an hour after the President returned to Abuja after participating in Saturday’s Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections […]

55 Suspected Bandits Killed In Zamfara

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops of Operation Sharan Daji have reportedly killed 55 suspected bandits and rescued 760 persons abducted from villages in Zamfara State. This was contained in a statement signed The Acting Force Information Officer, Maj. Clement Abiade announced this in a statement he signed in Gusau, the State capital Tuesday. He said, the […]

False Assets Declaration: Onnoghen’s Absence Stalls CCT Trial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing trial of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was stalled Tuesday due to absence of the respondent. The former CJN Lawyer Chief Adegboyega Awomolo (SAN), explained to the three-man panel of the CCT, that the suspect was suffering from toothache […]

Inconclusive Guber Polls: INEC Okays Dates for Supplementary Polls

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has scheduled all the supplementary Governorship elections for Saturday, March 23. The announcement was made in a statement signed Tuesday by the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee) Mr. Festus Okoye. He disclosed that the INEC took the decision Tuesday […]

Nigerian Passenger Dies On Delta Air Lines Atlanta-Lagos Flight

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nigerian passenger on Delta Air Lines Flight DL54 travelling from Atlanta, United States to Lagos was on Monday afternoon found unresponsive before landing at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos. The 54-year-old passenger (name withheld), who was ill before boarding the flight, died three minutes before the aircraft touched down […]

BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP’s Ihedioha Winner Of Imo Guber Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The former deputy speaker of the house of representatives and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Mr Emeka Ihedioha has been declared the winner of  Saturday’s Imo state governorship election. The state returning officer for the governorship election, Mr. Francis Chukwuemeka Otonta on Monday said that Mr Ihedioha of the […]

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