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Bayelsa Assembly Elects New Speaker, Deputy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State House of Assembly has elected Abraham Ingobere of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as its new speaker. African Examiner reports that, Mr Ingobere, member representing Brass Constituency 3, is a third-term legislator and a former deputy speaker of the House before his emergence as the speaker. Mr Micheal Ogbere, […]

Activist Slams N20m Suit On Enugu Govt Over Tax, Levies Collection

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A  human Rights activist in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria, Barrister Eze Josiah Abuchi, has sued the governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi led government for N20 million over lack of powers to impose, collect any tax and levy outside the approved  list for collection acts, laws of the federation 2004 , […]

Lagos State Government Confirms First Lassa Fever Case

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government has confirmed the first case in the city of the Lassa Hemorrhagic fever, generally called Lassa Fever. The State Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi, confirmed this early hours of Wednesday (today), in a statement. Prof. Abayomi affirmed that the patient is currently in isolation at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. […]

I Learnt Alot From Dickson While Serving Bayelsa Under Him For 8 Years, Says Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has profoundly thanked former governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.  He said the immediate past governor first appointed him as his Senior Special Assitant on Media, later […]

Bayelsa Info Commissioner Hails Supreme Court Judgement Affirming Diri As Governor-Elect

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has congratulated the flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16  governorship election, Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on their well deserved victory at the Supreme Court. Iworiso-Markson in a statement in Yenagoa described […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ondo Indigenes Urged to Support Senator Tofowomo For Good Governance

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ondo indigenes in Diaspora, especially those from Ondo South Senatorial District have been called upon to support Senator Nicholas Tofowomo’s determination to impact positively on the people of the district at home. The call was made by the Special adviser to the Senator on Diaspora and International Relations, Mr. Olusegun Erinle, while expressing joy at […]

World Hijab Day: Group Decries Discrimination Against Hijab Women

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A coalition of Islamic Group has decried continued discrimination against women in Hijab, The body contends that prejudice against women in veil is not only unconstitutional but also inimical to the development of the country. Speaking at a press Conference in Ikeja, Lagos to herald the 2020 World Hijab Day, the Executive […]

Again, Fire Razes Popular Balogun Market In Lagos

 By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a week of devastating fire which torched a popular building material – Amu market, in Mushin, a Lagos suburb, a section of prominent Balogun market in Lagos Island Wednesday was also razed down by fire.    Reports said the inferno which started in the morning, actually originated from a […]

APC Takes Over Imo House Of Assembly As Speaker, 7 Others Dump PDP

From Ignatius Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Less than  48 hours that the Imo state chairman of the opposition People’s Democratic party PDP, Chief Charles Ezekwem, defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC, eight members of the state Assembly elected under the party have followed suit, as they dumped the PDP for the ruling party. The […]

Police in Bauchi Nab Runaway Killer Of Girlfriend

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bauchi State Police Command said it had apprehended a man, Solomon Peters, who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend, Miss Patience Zakari, to death. Peters was alleged to have taken to his heels after committing the heinous crime in the early hours of Friday. Police Public Relations Officer in charge of Bauchi Command, DSP […]

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 […]

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