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Coronavirus: Ogun State Govt Quarantines 28 People

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun state government has quarantined 28 people said to have come in contact with the Italian man who was tested positive of the virus. The state government also shut down a company in Ewekoro, Ogun state as a result of the coranavirus incident. The state Governor, Dapo Abiodun who stated that […]

Sad As Nigerian Soldier Opens Fire; Kills 4 Colleagues, Self In Borno

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A corporal (name withheld) in the Nigerian Army, serving in Borno State Wednesday opened fire, killing four of his colleagues and later killed himself. The spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Colonel Sagir Musa confirmed the sad development in a statement. He said the soldier, who also injured two other […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects APC’s Application On Bayelsa’s Judgment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday has rejected the applications for a review of its February 13, 2020, judgment which overturned the All Progressives Congress’ victory in the last governorship election in Bayelsa State. A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Sylvester Ngwuta said the applications filed by the APC and its governorship […]

NECO Dismisses 19 Staff Over Alleged Certificate Forgery

By Niyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Examinations Council (NECO) has dismissed another 19 staff from its service over alleged certificate forgery. NECO Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Mr. Azeez Sani, disclosed this in a statement issued Tuesday. Sanni stated that the dismissal was approved at the 52nd Regular meeting of the council […]

Olisa Metuh Gets 7 Years Imprisonment Over N400m Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court on Tuesday in Abuja has convicted Olisa Metuh to seven years imprisonment with a fine of three hundred and seventy five million naira to the Federal Government. Metuh is being prosecuted by the EFCC, alongside his company, Destra Investment, on a seven-count charge of […]

Bayelsa: Supreme Court Strikes Out APC’s Motion to Expand Review Panel

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court of Nigeria has rejected a motion filed by the All Progressives Congress, APC, seeking expansion of the review panel. Recall that in its ruling on February 13, the Supreme Court panel led by Justice Mary Odili, had ruled that Bayelsa deputy governor-elect, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, presented fake information to INEC […]

Non-Assets Declaration: Court Strikes Out Charges Against Ekweremadu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has struck out charges of non-declaration of assets instituted against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. The charges were pressed against the Senator by the defunct Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery (SPIP) of Public Property, once headed by Mr. Okoi Obono-Obla. In her […]

Lawmaker Jumbo Pay: Labour, NBA, Economists, Activists Slam Buhari Over Denial

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Organized labour and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) have disagreed with the President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring that members of the National Assembly (NASS) are not overpaid. The President of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), Comrade AbdlRauf Adeniji, argued this Sunday, during an interview in Abuja that it was […]

N12.8m Contract Scam: Court Issues Warrant Of Arrest On NIMC Manager

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a Principal Manager with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Ms Jamila Muhammed, for alleged failure to appear in court over allegations of corruption. The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences commission (ICPC) disclosed this in […]

Misconduct: Osun Traditional Council Suspends Oluwo of Iwo

By NIyi Adeyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The controversial Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi, has been suspended for six months by the Osun State Council of Traditional Rulers. The suspension decision was reached Friday at the State’s traditional rulers emergency meeting which held at Osun State Government Secretariat, Abere, Osogbo. The crucial meeting was presided […]

Randy UNILAG Lecturer, Baruwa Bags 21-Years Imprisonment for Rape

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Lagos High Court, sitting in Ikeja has sentenced a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Afeez Baruwa, to 21- year imprisonment for raping an 18-year-old girl admission seeker. Justice Josephine Oyefeso convicted Baruwa of a one-count charge of rape brought against him. The judge said: “the prosecution has proven his […]

Senate Probes GSM Operators Over Drop Calls

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan has asked the GSM operators in the country to refund to their customers money which they paid on drop calls. The public hearing was conducted by joint Senate committees on Communications, Trade and Investment. According to the chairperson of the Senate Committee on communications, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the session […]

FG, States, LGA’s Share N647.35 Billion For January, Says FAAC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria’s Federal, States and Local governments Wednesday shared the sum of N647.35 billion for the month of January, 2020 as the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) meeting ended in Lagos. The sum shared is 9.63 per cent – lower than the N716.29 billion shared in December 2019. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of […]

Buhari Removes NDDC Boss, Appoints Professor Pondei As Interim MD

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced Barr. Joy Nunieh with Prof. Kemebradikumo Pondei, as the Acting Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The development followed the approval by Mr. President, with respect to the enlargement of the Interim Management Committee (IMC). According to a statement signed Wednesday by his Special Assistant […]

Supreme Court Adjourns Hearing on Ihedioha’s Appeal Till March 2

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing of appeal by the recently sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha till March 2, 2020. Mr. Ihedioha approached the apex court with an application to reverse itself on the judgement which ousted him from the office as Governor on January 14, 2020. The Supreme Court […]

WAEC Delists 37 Secondary Schools Over Examination Malpractices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The West African Examination Council (WAEC) has delisted 37 secondary schools in Benue State, North central Nigeria over alleged examination malpractices. The State Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, disclosed this to journalists Tuesday. Following the development, the Commissioner hinted that the government had concluded plans to demote 37 principals of the affected […]

Visa Ban On Nigeria Temporary, Says US Ambassador

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States has said that the immigrant visa ban placed on Nigeria was a temporary policy that will be reviewed when Nigerian government meets certain conditions. The US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Leonard, stated this during a visit to the minister of labour and productivity, Chris Ngige. “I need to clarify […]

Court Halts INEC From Parties’ De-Registration

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from deregistering political parties. The Monday ruling followed the suit filed by the oppositions against the electoral body’s move. Justice Anwuli Chikere held that since the plaintiff had failed to oppose the application by the applicants, the affected […]

Amaechi Debunks Kidnap, Attack Report; Says It’s Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transport, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has dismissed and described as fake news, the story making the round that he escaped attack by the suspected kidnappers and bandits at a train Station in Kaduna last weekend. Activist and Co-Convener of the #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, Aisha Yesufu, had taken to her […]

Mbaka Distances Self From “Fake Prophesy” on New Bayelsa Governor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prophetic Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Southeast, Nigeria has denied  a recent purported prophesy in the social media alleging that he declared that  the new Bayelsa state  governor, Senator Diri Douye will stay only two months in office. The fiery Roman Catholic Cleric, had during […]

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