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US Suspends ‘Dropbox’ Visa Renewal Process in Nigeria

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. Mission to Nigeria has announced indefinite suspension of interview waivers for renewals of visas, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. In a press statement issued Tuesday by the Embassy Press Office  (Public Affairs Section), US affirmed that effective from close of work on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Visa […]

JAMB Remits N5b To FG; Withholds 39,000 Results Over Malpractice, Verification

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has announced it has remitted the sum of N5 billion to the Federal Government (FG) purse after the conduct of its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The disclosure was made in the JAMB in the board’s weekly bulletin, signed by its Head of Media and Information, […]

I’m Wiser Now as Politician -Ambode

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode has said he is wiser now as a politician than when he took office as a technocrat about four years ago. Ambode spoke with State House Correspondents after meeting President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. While reacting to a question on lessons learnt as a politician, […]

Buhari Plans Low Key 2nd Term Inauguration, Says FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office on May 29 would be a low-key affair According to the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed said a number of the events slated for the inauguration would now be held during the first observance of June 12 as the National Democracy. […]

No Monies Missing, Stolen In CBN; Ignore Fake Audio Circulating Online

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a purported leaked audio recording of conversations among senior officials, including the governor, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed reports circulating online that a huge amount of money was stolen from the apex bank. In contrary, the communication director of the bank, Isaac Okorafor, in a statement made available […]

Ekweremadu Won’t Seek Re-election to Senate in 2023

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, representing Enugu West senatorial district has expressed his resolve to retire from the upper chamber of the nation’s National Assembly (NASS) in 2023. To this end, the lawmaker, who is currently serving his 4th term in office and was recently re- elected […]

50 Migrants Die In Fresh Boat Mishap On Tunisia Coast

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 50 migrants are belived to have died after their boat capsized in the Mediterranean off the coast of Tunisia. The UN International Organization for Migration has however put the figure of survivors at 16. Reports said 70 migrants drowned about 74km (46 miles) off Sfax, south of the capital Tunis. […]

Stakeholders Harp on Citizens Involvement in Corruption War

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders at a one day town hall meeting on anti-corruption and promotion of good governance in Nigeria, have stressed the need for all and sundry to join hands with the federal government in the ongoing war against corruption in the country. They posited that the fight against the cancer worm which has […]

Insecurity: Buhari Meets Security Chiefs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday met with Security Chiefs over the rising wave of insecurity in the country. The meeting which held inside the Presidents’ office started at 11 a.m and ended at about 3p.m. At the end of the four-hour meeting, Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok- Ete Ekwe Ibas, who […]

Beckham Gets 6-Month Driving Ban For Using Phone

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former England national football team captain David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months after admitting on Thursday to using his mobile phone while driving. Beckham, who played for Manchester United and Real Madrid, admitted using his mobile phone as he drove his Bentley through central London in November last […]

Osun Guber: Adeleke Loses as Appeal Court Upholds Oyetola’s Victory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has upturned the judgment of the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal which declared Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) the winner of the September 2018 poll. In a dissenting judgment of (four-to-one), the five-man panel led by Justice Jummai Sankey, […]

Buhari Re-appoints Emefiele as CBN Governor, Seeks Senate’s Approval

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has re-appointed Godwin Emefiele as Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). This was confirmed Thursday in a letter transmitted to the Senate by the President. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the letter on the floor shortly before the plenary was adjourned Saraki disclosed that Mr. President […]

NSITF Tussle: Suspected Thugs Attack Protesting Workers in Abuja

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The planned protest on Wednesday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, for his failure to inaugurate the board of National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) with Comrade Frank Kokori as the Chairman had a new twist as workers were attacked by suspected thugs […]

N187 Million Fraud: Sterling Bank Manager Reminded in Prison

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former acting Enugu branch manager of Sterling Bank Plc, Oliver Anidiobi have been remanded in prison custody by an Enugu High Court for allege N187 million fraud. The suspect was arraigned Tuesday by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) before Justice C.O. Ajah on a 32-count charge bordering on […]

Presidential Election Petition Tribunal Fixes Pre-Hearing For May 15

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has fixed Wednesday, May 15 for the pre-hearing of the suit filed before it, by the Presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar. The former Vice President (VP) is challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari, who was declared the winner of the last […]

Ugwuanyi Swears in 4 New Judges, Approves 2 Model Courts For 17 LGAs

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu state Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has sworn in three High Court Judges and a Customary Court of Appeal Judge following their recommendations by the National Judicial Council (NJC). The new High Court Judges who were sworn in at a colourful event held in Enugu, include Justices Chinedu Vincent Ezeugwu, Chukwunweike […]

Shareholders Commend FBNholdings, Believe The Future Is Bright

Pic caption:  The Chief Executive Officer, FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan; Group Managing Director, FBN Holdings Plc., Mr. UK Eke; Group Chairman, FBN Holdings Plc., Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR and Company Secretary, FBN Holdings Plc. Mr. Seye Kosoko, at the 7th Annual General Meeting of FBN Holdings Plc held in Lagos. ————— (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The […]

NUT Calls For Immediate Release Of JAMB 2019 UTME Results

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release the results of candidates who were not involved in examination malpractices during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). NUT Lagos State wing Chairman Mr. Adesina Adedoyin, made the appeal Tuesday in in an interview with […]

After Paying Ransom, Abducted Polytechnic Registrar’s Sister Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The abducted younger sister of the Assistant Registrar of the Plateau State Polytechnic, Miss Abigail Amos, has regained her freedom. Reports said the young lady who is also an undergraduate of the institution was released later on Monday after a ransom was paid to the suspected abductors. The school’s Assistant Registrar, Mr Ezekiel […]

Certificate Forgery: Court Grants Adeleke N2m Bail

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After pleading not guilty to the charges pressed against him, Senator Ademola Adeleke has been granted N2m bail with a surety. The Senator who is representing Osun west Senatorial zone was accused in the fresh five counts of forging a letter of attestation and result from Muslim Grammar School, Ede Osun State, South […]

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