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Group Raises Alarm Over High Rate of Child Abuse

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Non-governmental Organization, Child Protection Network (CPN), Enugu State, South- East Nigeria, has raised the alarm over rising rate of child Abuse in the society. It however, advised those perpetrating the ugly and inhuman act to retrace their steps. Chairperson of CPN, Barrister Mrs. Margret Nwagbo stated this on Tuesday in Enugu […]

21 Ibadan ‘Kings’ Installed By Ajimobi Lose Crowns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fifty-three months after they were elevated and coronated as crown wearing obas (Kings) in Ibadanland by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, a State High Court judge, Justice A. Aderemi on Tuesday sets aside all gazettes to the effect. In granting the terms of settlement jointly filed by the State Government […]

Enugu Police Parade 36 Suspected Criminals, Recover Assorted Arms

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu state police command, South- East Nigeria, on Tuesday, paraded a total of 36 criminals arrested over their involvement in various crimes in parts of the state within the past one month. Parading the suspects at the state police headquarters in Enugu after briefing newsmen on activities of the command […]

Dickson Inaugurates 41-Member Transition Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa on Tuesday inaugurated a 41-member Transition Committee in readiness for the inauguration of the incoming administration in the state. Chief David Lyon of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the Nov. 16 governorship election and is slated to assume office on Feb. 14, 2020. The committee which […]

EFCC Says Imo Has Highest Cases Of Cybercrimes In South East

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC) on Monday said that Imo State, South- East Nigeria, presently has the highest number of Cybercrime cases in  the Geo Political zone, just as the agency has recorded a total of 90 convictions between January till date in the region. It […]

Buhari Congratulates Bayelsa Governor-Elect David Lyon

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the Nov. 16 election in Bayelsa, David Lyon, on his victory.  Buhari’s congratulatory message was contained in a statement by his Special Adviser, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Monday.  The President also commended APC supporters in particular and Nigerians in […]

National Quran Competition: Lagos Muslim Community Calls For Support To Raise N290 Million

By Tajudeen Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Community of Lagos State has called on well-meaning individuals and organizations to support it, in raising N290 million for a successful hosting of the the 34th National Quran Recitation Competition. The Chairman, Local Organizing Committee (LOC), Otunba Abdul Fatai Olukoga made the call in Ikeja, the Lagos State […]

Group to Hold Ilaje Development Summit

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group under the aegis of Ilaje Development Summit Group (IDSG), says it is set to hold a summit to address the various development challenges confronting the Ilaje land and its people. The Executive Administrator of IDSG, Rev. Sola Adebawo, made this known in a statement in Lagos on Monday. He said […]

Eid-El- Maulud: Pray For Peaceful Guber Poll, Dickson Urges Muslims

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, The Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson has called on all Muslims in the state to pray for the success and peaceful conduct of the November 16 governorship election. Governor Dickson made the call in a statement to the Muslim Ummah on the occasion of the Eidul Maulud celebration to commemorate […]

Benue Governor Pardons 500 Prisoners

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov Samuel Ortom of Benue has granted pardon to more than 500 prisoners in the last four years, according to justice commissioner Michael Gusa. Gusa told newsmen on Tuesday in Makurdi that those pardoned were natives of the state. He spoke shortly after the inauguration of the State Advisory Council on Prerogative of […]

 Demolition in Enugu Renders Many Citizens Jobless, Homeless

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu …As Human Rights Body Condemns Use Of Brutal Force On Residents (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Owners of buildings, shops, and various structures recently demolished by the Enugu state government in parts of the metropolis have condemned in its entirety the action which came without any prior notice, describing it as “wicked and in human. They […]

Another Catholic Priest Kidnapped in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ….We’ve Lunched Manhunt  On Abductors, Says Police (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The alarming insecurity situation in  Enugu state South- East  Nigeria which recently reduced  to the barest minimum, has again resurfaced, as another Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Arinze Madu has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. He was abducted near the gate of Queen of Apostles […]

Von D-G, Okechukwu Lays Wife to Rest; Thanks Nigerians For Uncommon Solidarity

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The remains of Mrs. Augustina Okechukwu, wife of the Director – General, Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, was on Saturday laid to rest at her country home, Eke, in Udi Council Area of Enugu State, South- East Nigeria. She passed on September 20th, 2019 during a brief […]

Kogi Guber Election: Osinbajo Rallies Support for Bello

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has called on the people of Kogi to come out en masse to vote for Gov. Yahaya Bello of All Progressives Congress (APC) on Nov. 16 election in the state in order to advance to the Next Level. Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement, said the vice […]

Flood Sacks 40 Villages In Adamawa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 40 villages have been sacked by flood in Adamawa, News Agency of Nigeria reports. Dr Muhammad Sulaiman, the Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency (ADSEMA) said on Saturday in Yola that the development followed heavy downpour recorded in the last three days in some parts of the state. […]

Bayelsa Guber Election: PDP Candidate Woos Jonathan’s Supporters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for the Nov. 16 governorship election in Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has pleaded with the supporters of former President Jonathan to vote for the party. Diri, who spoke at campaigns in Otuokpoto, Kolo and Ogbia on Thursday, noted that the residents of Ogbia had supported PDP […]

Tragedy Struck in Ebonyi As Groom Slumps, Die at Wedding Reception

From Ignatius Okpara, Abakaliki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Residents of Amasiri Community in Afikpo North council Area of Ebonyi State, South- East Nigeria were at the weekend thrown into shock as a bridegroom, Mr. Chukwuemeka Onwuka, slumped at the reception venue of his church wedding and later passed on in hospital. The deceased, who hails from Ittem in Bede local government Area […]

Group Identifies Obstacles Hindering Implementation Criminal Justice in Enugu State

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Working Group (SWG) on implementation of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015, and Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) 2017 in the state, has identified nonexistence of witness support unit in the state, filing of inappropriate charges against suspects by police, as well as lack of […]

419: Court Convicts Serving Corp Member in Enugu

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Enugu state, South- East Nigeria on Tuesday convicted to one-month imprisonment for advance fee fraud, fondly known as 419 in local parlance. The corp member, Mr. Samuel Orie, (alias SCOTT GIBB) was charged before Justice I.N Buba […]

South East Governors, Prominent Leaders to Meet Buhari Over Igbo Welfare

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of the Southeast of Nigeria are to lead other prominent Igbo leaders on a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari to discuss the welfare of the people of the area. This was disclosed to newsmen on Monday in Enugu by Ebonyi state governor and chairman of the South- East governors […]

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