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Enugu Can Thrive Without Federal Allocations, Says Ugwuanyi

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State says his administration can thrive without revenues from the Federal Allocations. He said that the state could thrive because the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state had improved. Ugwuanyi said this on Tuesday in Enugu during the launch and public presentation of the Revised Enugu […]

Amotekun: Yoruba World Congress Holds Solidarity Rally In Ogun

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The planned solidarity rally in support of the recently launched South-West Security Network, codenamed “Operation Amotekun”, was, on Tuesday, held in Abeokuta, Ogun. The Yoruba World Congress (YWC), an umbrella body of all Yoruba socio-cultural groups, had organised the rally in all the six state capitals of the zone. The event at […]

Detention Of Hospital Staff: CSOs Say No Going Back On Planned Protest Against Enugu Govt

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Coalition of Civil Society Organizations in Enugu State, South- East Niger has declared that there was no going back on the 14 – day ultimatum for a protest it gave to the state government over the detention of three hospital staff  arrested over the  murder of head of nursing services, […]

Fire Service Averts Disaster At Enugu Market, Cautions Traders

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fire disaster was on Friday averted at the popular Ogbete Main market Enugu, South- East Nigeria, as it nearly went up in flames, but for the prompt response of combined efforts of  the State Fire service, traders and market security personnel the inferno was extinguished. Immediately traders and other […]

Ebonyi Governor Orders Payment Of New Minimum Wage

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi state governor, David Nweze Umahi, has directed that the new minimum wage be paid to civil servants in state, beginning from January 10, 2020. This was made known in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, via a statement signed by the governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Mr Francis Nwaze. The […]

Enugu Police Arrests About 77 Suspects in Last Few Months

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu The Enugu State Police Command has apprehended seventy Seven( 77) suspects over various crimes ranging from  conspiracy, armed robbery, unlawful possession of firearms, kidnapping and other crimes. Commissioner of police in the State, Ahmad Abdurrahman disclosed this Tuesday while briefing newsmen on activities of the command in the last few months. According to him, sixteen (16) arms, one […]

Political Feud: Governor Ihedioha Renames Jacob Zuma Road Owerri

By Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Emeka Ihedioha of Imo has renamed Jacob Zuma Road in Owerri after First Republic parliamentarian and minister, Chief Mbazuluike Amaechi in a move that appears as an attack on the legacies of his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. A statement issued in Owerri by Mr Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press […]

Ebonyi Governor Announces Minor Cabinet Reshuffle

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi State has approved a minor cabinet reshuffle, appointment and promotions with immediate effect. Umahi announced the changes while receiving members of Executive Council who paid him Christmas Homage on Sunday at his home town, Uburu, in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state. A statement by his […]

Oyo Prosecutes 25 For Drunk Driving

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State Government says it will prosecute 25 motorists for driving under the influence of alcohol. Dr Akin Fagbemi, the Chairman of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), made this known in a statement issued by the Information and Culture Ministry. Fagbemi said that the arrest of the suspects […]

Feud: Oshiomhole Rejects Christmas Gifts From Governor Obaseki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The raging supremacy crisis between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his successor – the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki is far from being over, as the ex-Labour Leader has reportedly rejected Christmas gifts from his estranged political son. The latest development was disclosed in a statement […]

Science Minister Urges Enugu APC to Keep Supporting Buhari

From   Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnanya Onu, has urged members of the ruling All progressive APC, in Enugu state and South-East in general not to relent in their support for President Muhammadu Buhari and the party at all levels. He said even though, members of the APC  in Enugu state […]

Gunmen Abduct Bayelsa Commissioner’s Six-Year-Old Son

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Some unknown gunmen in the late hours of Sunday, invaded the official residence of the Bayelsa State Commissioner for Water Resources, Mr Nengi Talbot, and abducted his six year old son, Antonio. The police confirmed the abduction took place at about 10:30pm on Sunday at the Commissioners’ quarter in Opolo axis of […]

Fire Razes LG Headquarters In Anambra As Police Begin Investigation

From   Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AAFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Anambra state police Command is to carry out thorough investigation on the possible cause of fire that gutted parts of Awka South Council Area headquarters in Awka, the state capita. Police public Relations officer PPRO, in the state, Haruna Mohammed who disclosed this to newsmen on Sunday in […]

Oyo Police Arrest Man For Beheading 5 Year-Old Boy After Raping Mother

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) The Oyo State Police Command has arrested a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist for allegedly raping a 34-year-old woman and beheading the victim’s five-year-old son. The state Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, made the disclosure on Friday while addressing newsmen at the headquarters of the command in Eleyele, Ibadan. The suspect is one of the […]

Bayelsa Government To Launch Student Higher Education Loan Scheme

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government will on Thursday launch the State Higher Education Loan Scheme, as part of its efforts to ensure sustainable funding for students in tertiary institutions.   The scheme which is the first of its kind in the country will give indigent students of the state extraction in tertiary institutions […]

Stakeholders In Enugu Want Citizens to Demand Rights In Water, Sanitation Issues

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Stakeholders in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, have expressed concern over the nonchalant attitude of elected political office holders in the state and country at large in the area of water sanitation and hygiene (WASH), challenging the citizens to rise up and demand for their rights in that regard. […]

Court Jails Enugu Based Cleric for 7 Years Over Forgery, Conspiracy

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Enugu based Cleric, and General Overseer of Christian Charismatics Movement [CCM], Pastor Dr. Sabinus Onuigbo has been sentenced to Seven years imprisonment by an Enugu magistrate court presided by Senior Magistrate J.O Umezulike for forgery and conspiracy. He was convicted alongside three Pastors of the church namely Pastor Tony […]

We’re Ready to Give Account Of Our Stewardship, Says Bayelsa Info Commissioner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As part of its transition programme, the Restoration Government of Governor Henry Seriake Dickson has concluded plans to render account of its eight years sojourn at Creek Haven, the state seat of power. The State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson made this known on Friday at the monthly transparency briefing […]

Bayelsa Information Commissioner Parleys Staff, Urges them to Build Capacity

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Staff of the Bayelsa State Ministry of Information and Orientation have been advised to work tirelessly in order to improve themselves and the quality of their work. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson gave the advice on Thursday during an interactive session with Information Officers and other staff of the […]

“Bayelsa Not Taking New Loans; Fears Over Loans Misplaced”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has said that it is not making any effort whatsoever to obtain new loans in the state. The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Daniel Iworiso-Markson, who stated this in a statement also said that the Government had not taken any major loan in over two and a half years. […]

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