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IGP Calls For Merger Of NSCDC, FRSC With Police

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, has enjoined the Federal Government to merge the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, to promote effectiveness. Egbetokun stated this  at the National Dialogue on State Policing, organised by the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja […]

Nigeria Not ‘Mature’ For State Police, IGP Insists

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun believes the country is not “mature” for state policing despite the myriad of security challenges facing it.  He spoke on Monday during a national dialogue on state police held in Abuja with the theme ‘Pathways to Peace: Reimagining Policing in Nigeria’. “On the issue […]

Rivers State Assembly Vetoes Fubara, Passes Law On LGA Chairmen

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political tension in Rivers State is showing no signs of abating as the Rivers State House of Assembly has once again vetoed Governor Siminalayi Fubara and passed a major law in the state. The House during plenary on Monday overrode the governor and enacted a major amendment to the Rivers State […]

Troops Eliminate Scores Of Terrorists In Niger Ambush

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Troops of 1 Division of the Nigeria Army eliminated several terrorists who ambushed them on Friday while on fighting patrol to Karaga Village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger. Two officers and four soldiers were lost to the ambush, however, Director, Army Public Relations, Maj.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, stated on Sunday in […]

Rain Wreaks Havoc, Destroys Electrical Poles, Vehicles In Ogun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A downpour that lasted for over 1 hour, 20 minutes on Sunday, destroyed Several vehicles, electrical poles and wires at Sango-Ota under bridge and Oju-Ore area in Ogun. Mrs Busolami Tunwase, Lead, Media Relation, Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company (IBEDC), confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota. NAN […]

We Are Not Hiding Yahaya Bello In Our House –Prince Audu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The family of the late Prince Abubakar Audu, former governor of Kogi State, on Sunday refuted claims of hiding the immediate past governor of the state, Yahaya Bello. Prince Audu’s son, Mohammed Abubakar, stated that their family house in Ogbonocha, Ofu Local Government Area of the state, is just a private residence […]

 Obi’s Achievements As Gov Not Better Than Lagos LG Chair –Omokri

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has stated that the tenure of Peter Obi as governor of Anambra State was not better than that of the Chairman of Eti-Osa Local Government Area in Lagos State, adding that the latter’s administration was superior. Omokri disclosed this when he appeared on the ‘Mic On […]

Gov Ododo Declares Aiyedatiwa Winner Of APC Guber Ticket In Ondo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amidst protest over the conduct of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in Ondo State, Gov. Lucky Aiyedatiwa was early on Monday morning declared winner. The Chairman of the party’s Primary Election Committee for Ondo State and Governor of Kogi,  Usman Ododo said that Aiyedatiwa having satisfied the requirement of the […]

Another Faction Of Kano APC Ward Excos Suspends Ganduje

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Another faction of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ganduje Ward, Dawakin Tofa Local Government Area, Kano State, on Sunday announced the suspension of Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, its national chairman, from the party. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Malam Haladu Gwanjo, the Legal Adviser of another APC faction in Ganduje […]

APC Declares Ondo Governorship Primary Inconclusive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress 2024 Governorship Primary Committee in Ondo State has declared the Saturday primary inconclusive. This is contained in a statement by the Chairman of the Committee, Gov. Usman Ododo on Sunday morning. The statement said that rerun elections would take place in all the 13 wards of Okitipupa Local […]

Naira Will Continue To Appreciate Against US Dollar, Tinubu Is A Genius – Shettima

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President, Kashim Shettima, has stated that the naira will continue to appreciate against the dollar. Shettima made this revelation when a delegation of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, led by its President, Gabriel Idahosa, paid him a courtesy call in his office at the President Villa, Abuja. According to […]

Fubara Reports Over 100% Rise In Rivers IGR

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, has announced a remarkable achievement of over a 100% increase in the state’s monthly Internally Generated Revenue (IGR). Governor Fubara revealed that the IGR has surged from approximately N11 billion under the previous administration to between N26 and N27 billion in about one year of his tenure. […]

FAAC Shares N1.1trn March 2024 Revenue To FG, States, LGCs

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) on Friday shared a total sum of N1.123 trillion March 2024 Federation Account Revenue to the three tiers of government after its April meeting in Abuja. A statement by the Director of Press and Public Relations at the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation […]

PDP ‘Loaned’ Wike To APC, He’ll Return At The Right Time,’ Says Sowunmi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Segun Sowunmi says Nyesom Wike was “loaned” to work with the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government. Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), fell out with the PDP hierarchy in the lead-up to the 2023 election. He worked for the APC, ensuring […]

Gunmen Kill 13 Persons in Plateau –Police 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Command in Plateau says gunmen attacked and killed 13 persons in some communities of Bokkos and Mangu Local Government Areas of the state. Mr Alfred Alabo, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Jos. Alabo said that the Commissioner of […]

Tinubu Appoints Boards Of NAICOM, SEC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of the boards of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) and that of the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC). This is contained in a statement by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Friday in Abuja. He said that the […]

Mysterious Illness Hits Northwest, Triggers NCDC Investigation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – ) Mysterious illness surfaced in Kaduna, Sokoto and Zamfara states,  prompting the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) to launch a continuous investigation. The NCDC , via its official website confirmed its active involvement in analysing samples from affected individuals to determine the cause of the unusual health issue. The […]

NNPP Founder Accuses Kwankwaso Of Betrayal, Threatens Legal Action

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The founder of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr Boniface Aniebonam, says the move by Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso and the Kwankwasaya Movement to hijack the party structure is a betrayal of trust.  Speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Friday, Aniebonam said he gave Kwankwaso the platform of the party […]

Truck overturns, Leaves 6 injured In Lagos

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Volvo truck (unregistered) carrying loads of food items overturned in the Ojota area of Lagos on Friday, leaving its occupants with serious injuries. The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr Adebayo Taofiq, made this known in a statement on Friday in Ikeja. He […]

Wike: PDP Is Not A Private Enterprise Says Bode George

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Bode George says the party is working on reconciling its members including a former governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike.  Wike, now the minister of the FCT under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), fell out with the PDP hierarchy in the lead-up to […]

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