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Dasukigate: Court Remands U.S.-Based Woman In EFCC Custody Over Alleged N22.9Bn Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court Abuja has ordered that a U. S.-based businesswoman, Mrs Isabella Oshodin, should remain in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s custody pending the determination of the suit brought before it. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who adjourned the matter till Aug. 21, ordered that Oshodin should remain in the […]

Bayelsa Election: PDP Has No Preferred Aspirant, Says Makinde

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Bayelsa and governor of Oyo State  Mr Seyi Makinde, says the party has no preferred aspirant for its primary election in Bayelsa. Makinde said this while speaking at the screening of PDP aspirants for Bayelsa on Monday at Wadata Plaza, Abuja. Makinde  noted that […]

Military Invasion: Court Orders CBN to Pay Affected Benue Communities N8bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Federal High Court, on Monday, ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately pay the sum of N8 billion to Tiv communities in Benue invaded by soldiers sometime in year 2001. The money was awarded in favour of the communities in Logo, Ukum, Kwande and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of […]

Ekweremadu Attack: Constituents Condemn IPOB, Seek Prosecution of Perpetrators

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group operating under the platform of Enugu West People’s Parliament has condemned in strong terms the attack on the former Senate President, Ike  Ekweremadu by members of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra IPOB, in Nuremberg Germany . While also flaying  the threats by the Biafran agitators […]

Zenith Bank Records Improved Half Year 2019 Results

…Announces Interim Dividend Of 30 Kobo Per Share (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a clear demonstration of its resilience and strong market share, Zenith Bank Plc has announced its audited results for the half year ended 30 June 2019, recording positive growth across key financial metrics. This impressive figures affirm the bank’s position as one of […]

3 Katsina NYSC Members Die In Ghastly Motor Accident

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Katsina State, has confirmed the death of three corps members in a ghastly motor accident in Kankara Local Government Area (LGA) of the state.  A statement issued by the corps Public Relations Officer, Mr Alex Obemeata, on Sunday in Katsina confirmed the unfortunate incident. He said: […]

Gov. Makinde Appoints Ex-Lagos CP, Owoseni Special Adviser on Security Matters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Oyo State Gov. Seyi Makinde has appointed Mr Fatai Owoseni, former Commissioner of Police in Lagos and Benue States, as Special Adviser on Security Matters. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the governor, in Ibadan, on Sunday. The governor, who indicated that the […]

OPINION: Attack On Ekweremadu As Parody Of Our Reality

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I call it the Nuremberg madness. I solemnly consider it as grotesquely outlandish. It defies all manner of ratiocination and rationalizations. I had read a number of opinions that tended to either draw some bizarre corollary upon which a general warning was issued to other Ibo leaders and leaders […]

Bayelsa, Kogi Guber: Don’t Succumb to Pressure, Group Cautions PDP Screening Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As it commences screening of aspirants on Monday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-South Youth Vanguard has cautioned the party’s screening committee for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship primaries against succumbing to pressure from governors and other stakeholders of the party. The youth group gave the warning in a statement issued by its […]

NNPC Announces Winners Of Its 2019/2020 Crude Oil Sales

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In line with its avowed commitment to transparency and accountability in all its activities as committed by the new Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, the National Oil Company has announced the winners of its 2019/2020 Direct Sale of Crude Oil and Direct Purchase of […]

Dabiri-Erewa Condemns Attack On Senator Ike Ekweremadu In Germany

Photo: Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has condemned in its entirety, the attack on the former deputy senate president and current serving senator of the Federal  Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany. Senator Ekweremadu who was attending as a […]

Dickson Offsets N104bn Inherited Bond From Sylva Admin as IGR Surpasses N1bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government on Friday said it has completely  defrayed the N104 billion bond loan inherited from the Timipre Sylva administration. The state Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Maxwell Ebibai disclosed this during the monthly transparency briefing for the Months of June and July, 2019 in Yenagoa. Mr. Ebibai explained that the state […]

BREAKING: FIFA Bans Samson Siasia For Life Over Fraudulent Match Mixing

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Nigeria coach Samson Siasia has been banned for life and fined $50,000 by Fifa for agreeing to ‘the manipulation of matches.’ Siasia was coach of Nigeria between 2010-2011 and for a spell in 2016 but the time period when Fifa believes he committed his infractions is unclear. He has also served […]

Ex-Zamfara Gov, Yari Asks Court to Unseal His Confiscated Abuja Property

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Governor of Zamfara, Abdulaziz Yari has prayed the  Federal High Court Abuja, to direct the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to unseal his property located at Maitama, Abuja. Yari, in an exparte motion brought by his Counsel, Mahmud Magaji, SAN, said the EFCC sealed the property contrary to the provision […]

NNPC Targets China to Boost Crude Oil Reserves

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential to actualise the growth of the nation’s crude Oil reserves . Group Managing Director of NNPC Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this when the Executive Vice President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Mr […]

230 People Escape Death as Russian Plane Makes Emergency Landing On Corn Field

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Russian airline pilot averted disaster Thursday, safely landing an Airbus A321 jet with over 230 passengers and crew on board in a cornfield near Moscow after it struck a flock of seagulls and lost power in both engines. The Crimea-bound plane was forced to land early Thursday without landing gear deployed […]

Dabiri-Erewa Condemns Killing Of A Nigerian Pastor In China

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has demanded for thorough investigation into the death of a Nigerian Pastor in China, Joseph Ogenna Nwajueze from the Chinese authorities.  In a statement issued in Abuja by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that the death of the Nigerian Pastor […]

Our Priority Investments In Infrastructure Paying Off –Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration’s investment in infrastructure like rails, roads, bridges and waterways have started yielding positive results. Speaking at the commissioning of the reconstructed Shinkafi-Yandaki-Gafiya—Abdallawa-Dankaba road in Katsina, as part of activities during his visit to the state, the President said the special attention given to infrastructure by […]

Nigerian Govt Gives Account of El-Zakzaky Story in India

Press Release: (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court on 5th August, 2019 granted Sheikh Ibraheem C leave to travel to India for medical treatment.  Consequently, the Government and its relevant agencies took steps to comply with the Order.    In line with the Court Order, El-Zakzaky was approved to embark on the trip with State officials […]

Man Found Hanging in Front Of Shop In Delta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The body of a middle aged man has been found hanging in front of a shop in Asaba, the Delta capital. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Friday in the Umuagu area of Asaba, left many residents of the area in shock. The residents told newsmen that the man, […]

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