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Tribunal Dismisses Petition Against Senator Abaribe

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National and State Houses of Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia on Wednesday dismissed the petition against the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe, challenging his re-election as senator for Abia South. The All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and its candidate, Mr Chris Nkwonta, had approached the court to nullify the […]

I’ve Been Unable to Serve My Wife Divorce Papers –Obasanjo’s Son Tells Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mr Olujonwo Obasanjo, son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday told an Ikeja High Court that he has been unable to serve his estranged wife, Mrs Temitope, divorce papers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Temitope nee Adebutu, is the daughter of popular Premier Lotto magnate, Sir Kessington Adebutu […]

OPINION: Terrorists, Army And Media Glamour, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai is a hard core military officer with some impressive academic laurels. He is reputed to have garnered good enough battle field’s credentials which in the first instance qualified him for the top job in What is regarded as the biggest Army in Africa.  But he has also […]

Ebonyi Governor Plans to Appoint Additional 800 New Aides

Photo: David Umahi, Ebonyi State Governor (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has announced his plan to appoint 800 aides, in addition to the 4,000 appointments already made by his administration. Umahi said this on Monday in Abakaliki when he met with members of the state Executive Council (EXCO), state House of Assembly, Local […]

OPINION: The $9.6B Judgment Debt Burden, By Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The court judgment of $9.6 billion against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court for its inability to perform a subsisting contract between both parties continues to elicit reactions and controversy in the polity. In a judgment against the nation, the Irish company, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) has been given the […]

74th UNGA: Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande Takes Over As President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ms Maria Espinosa, the President of the 73rd UN General Assembly, on Monday handed over to Nigeria’s Muhammad-Bande, who will lead the 74th session of the assembly in the next one year. The ceremony, held inside the General Assembly Hall of the UN headquarters in New York, marked the end of the […]

Buhari Constitutes New Economic Advisory Council

President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC). According to a statement issued by the President’s media aide, Femi Adesina, the advisory council will replace the current Economic Management Team (EMT) and will be reporting directly to the President. The council is made of the following Nigerians:   Prof. Doyin Salami – Chairman […]

Xenophobia: Second Batch of 320 Nigerians to Arrive Lagos Tuesday, Says Air Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Management of Air Peace has confirmed that the flight conveying the second batch of 320 Nigerians from South Africa would arrive Lagos by 7.00 p.m. on Sept. 17.  Mr Allen Onyema, Chairman of Air Peace, made the confirmation in a statement issued on Monday in Lagos.  The airline in collaboration with […]

APC Suspends Planned Congress in Rivers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has suspended the planned Ward, Local Government and State congresses in the state due to development in the judiciary. Mr Isaac Ogbobula, the state’s caretaker committee chairman of the party, disclosed this while speaking with newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Port […]

Christian Aid Inaugurates New 7-Year Strategic Plan for Nigeria

By Eric Ojo, Abuja  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Christian Aid, a frontline international charity organisation, has launched a new 7-year strategic plan to further galvanize and deepen its obligation to Nigeria.  The new strategic plan which is tagged; ‘Standing Together’ symbolizes Christian Aid’s re-commitment to a “just, equitable and peaceful society where poverty is eradicated, and […]

2019 NNL Super 4: Akwa Starlets Emerge Champions

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Newly promoted Akwa Starlets FC of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South- South Nigeria, has emerged Champions of  the 2019 edition of the Nigeria National League (NNL) Super-4 Tournament held Sunday at the Nnamdi Azikiwe sports Stadium, Enugu. The team defeated Adamawa United FC by 2 – 0 […]

UNN College Of Medicine to Honour Ngige, Odili, Nnamani, Nwodo, First Bank, Others

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The College of Medicine, University of Nigeria (UNN) Nsukka, says it has concluded plans for the recognition of some of its Alumni and friends who have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour, such as Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, Ex- governor of Rivers […]

Armed Bandits Kill 6 Persons In Kaduna

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bandits have attacked a hamlet and killed six persons on Saturday in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The attack occured at Fadaman Rimi hamlet a remote settlement near Udawa village in the local government area. One person survived the attack, but the bandits were confirmed to have rustled some cows. […]

Buhari In Ouagadougou For ECOWAS Summit On Counter-Terrorism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, to attend the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit on Counter Terrosism. A statement from the Media office of the State House, Abuja, said the President was received on arrival at the Ouagadougou International Airport by President Roch Kabore of Burkina Faso, on […]

We Can’t Win All The Time, Unhappy Guardiola Says

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team’s shock 3-2 defeat by newly-promoted Norwich City in the English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday with a direct message. He said his team simply could not be expected to win every week. Guardiola’s team beat Liverpool to the title by a solitary point […]

All Set For 2019 NNL Super 4 Finals In Enugu 

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu …Organizers Task Teams to Play By Soccer Rules (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All is now set for the 2019  finals of the Super 4 competition of the Nigerian National League (NNL) at the Nnamdi Azikiwe stadium  in Enugu, South East Nigeria. African Examiner Sports reports that the four second tier clubs participating […]

Group Expresses Worry Over Neglect, Abuse Of Nigeria’s Elderly People

From   Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A non-governmental organization, NGO, DewDrop ( DDF) Foundation has expressed worry over  the prevalence rate of neglect and abuse of the elderly in Nigerian communities, calling on all and sundry to join hands in checking the ugly act. Executive Director  of the organization, Mrs. Agatha Nnaji, stated […]

Tribunal Ruling: I Would Have Been Traumatized, Says Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said that he would have gone into trauma during the judgement of the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal last Wednesday. He, however, said because the period the judgement was delivered also coincided with the time the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting was also going on, he concentrated on […]

Gbemi Saraki to Oversee Maritime Agencies, Says Amaechi 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies. Amaechi made this known in Lagos at the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum he hosted along with Saraki. He said that while Saraki […]

Xenophobia: FG Seeking Compensation For Nigerians, Says Dabiri-erewa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, the Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, says the Federal Government is pressing for compensation for affected Nigerians in the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa. Dabiri-Erewa stated this at the maiden Diaspora Lecture of Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA). The lecture was entitled: “Role of Africans in […]

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