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EXCLUSIVE: Ebonyi Governor Moves To Dump PDP For APC

*Moves Anger Ex-SGF Anyim Pius Anyim By Ignatius Okpara in Abakaliki BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governor Dave Umahi, of Ebonyi State, may have concluded plans to dump the   opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), AFRICAN EXAMINER has reliably gathered. A dependable source and close political ally of the […]

Fuel Scarcity Bites Hard In Enugu

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Acute fuel scarcity has hit Enugu state, resulting to long queue of vehicles at few independent filling stations selling the product. Our Correspondent who went round parts of the state on monday to monitor the situation, observed that a litre of the premium Motor spirit PMS, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Relocation Of Boko Haram Suspects To Ebonyi Prompts Massive Students Protest

By Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki Residents of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, mostly youths in tertiary institutions, have concluded plans to stage a state- wide protest over the recent alleged relocation of 47 members of Boko Haram insurgents from Anambra to the area. AFRICAN EXAMINER had earlier reported that there had been serious tension in the […]

Pro-Biafra Protest Turn Violent In Enugu, As Police Tear-gas, Arrest Members

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu Police in Enugu on Tuesday descended on members of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), as they fired canisters on the pro-Biafra protesters at the Government House, Enugu. AFRICAN EXAMINER Correspondent reported that dozens of the protesters, including three women were injured in the commotion. They were protesting the detention of the […]

EXCLUSIVE REPORT: How N500 Million Luxury Shuttles Rust Away At National Assembly

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The AFRICAN EXAMINER can authoritatively reveal that over N500 million luxury shuttle tricycles bought with tax payers money are now rusting away at the National Assembly (NASS). Some of the tricycles were packed carelessly near a petrol station outside NASS Annex. A very disturbed management staff took our reporter to the site […]

Governor Ikpeazu’s Unfulfilled Financial Promise Scuttled 2015 Igbo Day Celebration –Investigation

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fresh facts have emerged on why the leadership of the apex Igbo socio cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, could not hold the 2015 Igbo day celebration. The annual event, being coordinated by Ohaneze leadership, normally takes place on 29th September of every year in any of the […]

EXCLUSIVE: Diezani Madueke’s Multi Billion Naira Radio, TV Stations Set To Hit Airwaves

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu BALTIMORE, MD, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A multi billion naira state of the art frequency Modulation (FM) Radio and Television stations owned by Nigeria’s immediate past Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison Maduke, is set to hit the airwaves. AFRICAN EXAMINER exclusively gathered from a source close to the consultancy firm handling […]

Exclusive: National Assembly  Management Squandering Annual N500 Million Rent Collections

By Our Reporter – Only few people take cognisance of the fact that the National Assembly is a revenue collecting institution. However, the African Examiner can reveal that the management of the National Assembly collects rents to the tune of N500 million per annum from its numerous tenants. All the major banks  are tenants to […]

100 Days In Office: Enugu Residents  Groan Over Task Force Harassment, Torture

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – As Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi marks his 1st 100 days in office, residents of Enugu, have expressed worry over alarming rate of harassment and intimidation by multiple government task force. According to the residents, even though similar  government uniform task force existed during the administration of immediate past  Governor of the […]

ANALYSIS: Obnoxious Customary Laws In Igbo Land, And Plight Of Widows

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – From time immemorial, the demise of a husband in any family, including polygamous homes, especially in most African nations, had always been a serious blow, and tragedy that creates an ever lasting vacuum. Such sad development always leave the bereaved family in perpetual pains, anguish and ever lasting sorrow. Sometimes, […]

EXCLUSIVE: Governor Obiano, Obi’s Face Off Escalates

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu – The frosty relationship between Governor Willy Obiano of Anambra state, and his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi, has worsened as the two political giants are now calling for each others throat. Ex- governor Obi, who is the incumbent chairman of Security And Exchange Commission (SEC) had  single handedly allegedly Imposed Obiano, […]

EXCLUSIVE – Brothel Demolition: Enugu Prostitutes In Solidarity Strike With Colleagues In Anambra

*Condemns  Governor Willy Obiano’s Action By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka – Commercial Sex workers in Enugu state, South- east Nigeria, have concluded plans to embark on strike next week, as a way of showing solidarity to their over 2000 colleagues in Anambra state who were recently rendered homeless  by government. The governor Willy Obiano led administration […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rumpus In Imo Assembly Over Welfare Package, Speaker Under Fire

By Ignatius Okpara, Owerri – There are strong indications that some aggrieved members of the Imo state House of Assembly may have perfected plans to impeach Speaker of the House, Hon. Acho Ihim, over his alleged insensitivity to their welfare. A source close to the lawmakers, who craved anonymity, told AFRICAN EXAMINER in Owerri on […]

Exclusive: Constitutional Crisis at INEC as Tenure of Acting Chairman Zakari Expires

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – Amina Zakari, the acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC is in constitutional crisis as the tenure her tenure as National Commissioner ended on 21st July, 2015. As at press time, Zakari has not bowed out fueling concern that rule of law is being trampled upon. An All Progressives […]

EXCLUSIVE: Enugu Governor Plans To Increase Levies, Taxes To Shore Up IGR

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – As part of measures to save the State the embarrassment of unpaid salaries as being experienced in some States of the Federation, the Enugu state government has concluded plans to hike all levies payable by the residents by 50 percent. Our Correspondent exclusively gathered from a source close to Governor […]

Wike, Mrs Jonathan Fingered In N180 Billion UBEC Fraud

By Ayo Balogun, African Examiner – Rivers state governor, Mr Nyesom Wike and immediate past first lady Mrs. Patience Jonathan have been accused of involving in a multi-billion frauds at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC). The said fraudulent activities occurred in Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) under the supervision of Mr Wike, when he […]

Abuse of Office: Wike Didn’t Return 15 UBEC Hilux Vehicles He Took For Campaigns –UBEC Driver

By Ayo Balogun (African Examiner) – A senior driver at the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has cried out that River state Governor Nyesom Wike failed to return the 15 Toyota Hilux Trucks he took from the agency for his governorship campaigns while serving as the Minister of state for Education. The driver, name withheld, […]

Buhari Orders Anti-Graft Agencies To Probe Auditor General, Ukura

There are strong indications that President Muhammudu Buhari has ordered the anti- graft agencies to probe the allegation of financial recklessness levelled against the Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Samuel Ukura If found guilt, Mr. Ukura would be the first public servant to be probed by the Buhari’s  administration. The President’s directive may not […]

EXCLUSIVE: Five Days After Inauguration, Governor Ugwuanyi In A Fix Over Key Appointments

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – There are strong indications that the newly-sworn in Governor of Enugu state, Chief Ifeanyi Lawrence Ugwuanyi, is presently in a serious dilemma over appointment of his personal aides and other key government functionaries. Five days after his inauguration, the new Enugu State Chief Executive, is yet to make any pronouncement […]

Exclusive Report – Fuel Scarcity, Power Crisis: Enugu Residents Rain Curses On Jonathan

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu – The ongoing fuel scarcity being experienced in parts of Nigeria, has worsened in Enugu state, as a litre of the essential commodity is now between 350 to 400, just as motorists in the area have continued to rain curses on outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan, for failing to address the sad […]

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