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Nigerian Senator, Longjan Dies At 75

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nigerian senator Ignatius Longjan from Plateau state is dead. He is 75 years old. The senator who, until his death, represented Plateau South Senatorial district died on Monday in a Turkish hospital. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Prior to his election as senator, the late senator […]

Enugu LGA Polls: APC Dismisses Reports on Non Participation

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu   …Warns ENSIEC Against Manipulation (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in enugu state, South-East Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, has said it would participate in the exercise scheduled for February 29, 2020 despite  alleged moves by the electoral body charged with the conduct […]

Insecurity: Southeast Joint Security Outfit Underway

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria, Sunday said plans have reached advanced stage for the official lunch of its joint Security outfit, declaring that the zone was the first to form such security arrangement in the country. The zone according to them formed the South East Joint Security on July 28, 2019 and inaugurated the […]

Stakeholders Commend Dickson For Building Standard Golf Course

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson says his administration was committed to the development of tourism in the state, using sports as a vehicle. This he explained, led to the building of the world class sports facilities like the 18 hole golf course and the polo field located at the […]

N1.6b Fraud: Supreme Court Upholds 12 Years Jail Term for Ex-Governor Jolly Nyame

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Jolly Nyame, to 12 years imprisonment over N1.6bn corruption charges. However, the court five-man panel led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, in its unanimous judgment, set aside the N100m fine imposed on him by the Court of […]

Oyetola Presents Staff Of Office To Alapomu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All is set for the coronation ceremony of Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi as the new Alapomu of Apomuland in Osun State. At a press conference on Thursday in Apomu, the Asiwaju of Apomu, Chief Olaitan Alabi, said the town is one of the oldest in Yorubaland and had been in existence for […]

Activist Drags Lagos State Govt To Court Over Ban On Okada, Tricycles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Activist and a lawyer, Mr. Tope Akinyode, has sued Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for banning commercial motorcycles also called Okada, and commercial tricycles in six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas of the State. Akinyode joined the Lagos State Government, the state Attorney-General, the State’s Speaker and its […]

Sacked Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Supreme Court To Upturn Its Ruling On Uzodinma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has asked the Supreme Court to set aside its Tuesday, January 14 judgment which ousted him and declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of the South Eastern State. The Lawyer confirmed that the former Governor and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) […]

Odion Ighalo Happy to Join Manchester United, Says Dreams Come True

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s forward, Odion Ighalo says he has been desperate to join Manchester United, not minding the pay cut to make the deal happen. Ighalo confessed Wednesday that he did not sleep the night the deal was sealed. Similarly, the ex-Watford player disclosed that his mum cried at the news of his crossing to […]

Ogun State Rejects Lagos Displaced Okada, Tricycle Operators

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the massive restriction on the operations Okada riders and tricycle operators by the Lagos State Government, the Ogun State government has declared that its doors are not open to the displaced fleet workers. Special Adviser on Public Communications to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Remmy Hazzan, made the declaration in a statement issued Wednesday in […]

Crime: Keke Association Lunches Operation Identify Yourself In Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – As part of measure to checkmate the incessant use of Tricycle popularly known as “Keke” in Nigerian parlance, in perpetrating robbery and other forms of crimes in Enugu metropolis and environ, the state branch of Association of Tricycle riders, has lunched what it described as “Operation  identify yourself” programme. Under the […]

About 2.5 Million People Lack Access to Clean Water In Enugu, Says WaterAid

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Worried by the devastating effect of the neglect of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in parts of Nigeria, which often create room for outbreak of epidemic and other forms of diseases, the Enugu state government has declared state of emergency in the sector, even as about 2.5 million people […]

Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi Dies At 95

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kenyan former president, Daniel Arap Moi has died. He was 95 years old. His death was announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a statement on Tuesday. Mr. Kenyatta ordered national flags to fly half-staff from Tuesday until the day of the burial. Recall that allies of the ailing Jomo Kenyatta had […]

Buhari Appoints Amokachi Nigeria’s Football Ambassador

(AFRICN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed retired Nigerian professional footballer, former Super Eagles player and Assistant Coach, Daniel Amokachi, Nigeria’s Football Ambassador. Amokachi, a member of the 1994 Super Eagles Team that won the African Nations Cup in Tunisia, was also in the Nigerian Olympic Football Team to the 1996 Atlanta Olympics that […]

Buhari Says New Visa Policy Will Attract Innovations, Specialized Skills

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) President Muhammadu Buhari has unveiled a new visa policy explaining that the new policy will attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad. Launching the Nigeria Visa Policy Tuesday in Abuja, the President said that the implementation of the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 will also support the attainment of a globally competitive economy […]

Enugu Police Brutality: WACOL Rejects Commissioner’s Investigation Panel

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Enugu based human Rights organization, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), has rejected an investigation panel set up by the state Commissioner of police, Amad Abduraham, to investigate recent police invasion of its headquarters and brutalization of some of her staff, calling on the Police Service Commission (PSC) to constitute an independent […]

Factory, Buildings Razed In Fresh Lagos Fire

By Niyi Adeyi   (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Ojokoro in Ifako/Ijaiye Local Government area of Lagos State Sunday witnessed another devastating fire outbreak. Our correspondent gathered that the fire erupted around 4pm from a factory, located on popular Clem road, Jankara side in Ojokoro area. The fire subsequently raged and razed down another three nearby […]

Pastor Adeboye Protests; Leads Prayer Walk In Lagos Against Killings, Insecurity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The General Overseer of The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye on Sunday led some of his church members on a prayer walk in Lagos metropolis over the ravaging insecurity in the country. The walk commenced from Ebute Meta in Lagos Mainland to Atan Cemetery, while the return trek started […]

Policemen Invade NGO Office In Enugu, Beat Female Lawyer to Stupor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Policemen Invades NGO Office In Enugu, Beat Female Lawyer Handling Rape Case Involving Wealthy Man’s Son to Stupor Heavily armed policemen in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria on Friday invaded the headquarters of a non-governmental organization NGO, Women Aid Collective (WACOL), where they  beat a human rights lawyer,  Barrister Ibangah Goodness black […]

BREAKING: Struggling Manchester United Sign Odion Ighalo on Loan

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Manchester United have signed Odion Ighalo on loan The Nigeria striker, 30, will move to Old Trafford from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua until the end of the season but there is no option to buy in the agreement. Ighalo, who left Watford in 2017, has been brought in on a short-term deal by manager […]

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