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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 […]

Senate to Investigate NEMA Over Alleged Selective Disaster Response

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Senate has directed its Committees on Special Duties, Ecology and Climate Change and Environment to investigate the effectiveness of the National Emergency Management Agency over disaster response in 2019. This was even as the chamber directed the NEMA to immediately implement a response programme for the flood disaster that affected various […]

Senate Probes Gencos, Discos Over Poor Power Supply

…Committee To Submit Report In 4 Weeks (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has mandated its Committee on Power to investigate the activities of power generating and distribution companies with a view to unraveling the cause of unsteady power supply in Nigeria. The investigating committee has four weeks to submit its report to the Senate for […]

Nigerian Army Decorates 23 New Generals

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, on Tuesday, decorated the newly promoted Major Generals and Brigadier Generals with their new ranks. The decorated generals comprising one major general and 22 brigadier generals. About 34 brigadier generals and 47 colonels were recently promoted to the next rank of major general and […]

Lagos Approves Establishment Of 173 Private Schools

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government, through the Ministry of Education, has given approval for the establishment of 173 private schools across the state’s five divisions. The Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, made this known while issuing letters of approval to the beneficiaries in Ikeja. Adefisayo said in a statement released on Tuesday […]

UNGA President To Pay First Official Visit To Nigeria

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the United Nations General Assembly (PGA), Amb. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, will on Wednesday begin a five-day official visit to Nigeria. His spokesperson, Ms Reem Abaza, said in a statement on Monday that the PGA was travelling to his home country to participate in a meeting of the Stakeholder Group on Ageing […]

Bayelsa: Governor Dickson Made APC Victory Much Easier, Says Sylva

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Mr Timipreye Sylva has `thanked’ Gov. Serike Dickson of Bayelsa for making it much easier for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), David Lyon, to win the Nov. 16 election. He disclosed this after presenting the Bayelsa Governor-elect, David Lyon, to President […]

BREAKING: APC Candidates Win Kogi, Bayelsa Governorship Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Yahaya Bello of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of the governorship election held in Kogi State on Nov. 16.  The Returning Officer of the election, Prof. Ibrahim Garba, who announed the results in Lokoja on Monday said that Bello polled 406,222 votes to beat 24 other contestants, including Mr Musa Wada of the People’s […]

PDP Candidate Rejects Kogi Governorship Election Results 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in Kogi governorship election, Mr Musa Wada has rejected results so far released by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the election.    Addressing newsmen in Lokoja on Sunday, Wada said that the results were doctored to favour Gov. Yahaya Bello of APC.    He alleged that the APC massively rigged the election in Kogi Central where the governor came […]

In Kogi, INEC Says 30 Missing Elections Staff Found 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The missing ad-hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), in Kogi State Governorship election have been found.  The staff, numbering 30, were reported found around 1am Sunday during the final collation of results in Olamaboro local government.  The Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, confirmed the development in a statement issued Sunday.  Oyekanmi said: […]

Kogi: INEC Declares West Senatorial District Contest Inconclusive   

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the senatorial election in Kogi West district held last Saturday – November 16, 2019 inconclusive.  INEC Returning officer, Mr. Olayinde Lawal said the declaration was due to the fact that the margin between Smart Adeyemi of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Dino Melaye of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party […]

Bayelsa Guber: INEC Declares APC Candidate, David Lyon Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State, Governorship election Chief David Lyon, has been declared the winner.  Lyon won in six out of the eight Local Council areas of the south south state. His closest rival, Senator Douye Diri, the candidate of the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) won in both Sagabama and Kolokuma/Opokuma LGAs.  The […]

Kogi Election: Minister of State FCT Wins Polling Unit, Ward for APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The minister of state for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has delivered both her ward and polling unit to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the official results announced by the Independent National electoral commission, (INEC) at the minister’s Yagba polling unit, APC scored 350 votes, […]

Appeal Court Sacks 2 Reps Member In Imo, Orders Fresh Elections

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Appeal Court sitting in Owerri on Saturday sacked Obinna Onwubuariri, the member representing Isiala Mbano/Onuimo/Okigwe Federal constituency of Imo in the House of representatives. The Chairman of the Panel, Justice R.N Pemu, who read the judgment, said that the election that brought Onwubuariri of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to power […]

Why Osinbajo’s Aides Were Sacked -Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has explained that the ongoing reorganization at the presidency is aimed at enhancing service delivery to Nigerians. Speaking to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Wing of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, shortly after his arrival from London on Friday night, President Buhari said it is unfortunate that the recent disengagement […]

Buhari Returns to Abuja After Private Visit to London

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Nigeria from London arriving two days short of scheduled two-week private visit. The president, who was on official visit to Saudi Arabia before the commencement of the private visit to London on Nov. 2, was initially scheduled to return to Nigeria on Nov. 17. President Buhari […]

Buhari Mourns Ex-Information Minister, Alex Akinyele

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)- President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with family of former Minister of Information, Chief Alex Akinyele, who passed away on Thursday night. The President’s condolence message is conveyed through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in Abuja on Friday. President Buhari also commiserated with the government and […]

U.S Calls For Peaceful, Transparent Elections In Kogi, Bayelsa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The U.S. government has called for a free and fair election in the upcoming gubernatorial eletions in Kogi and Bayelsa, stating that it would be paying close attentions to electoral offenders. The call was made in a statement by the Public Affairs Department of the U.S Mission to Nigeria in Abuja. According […]

Senate Swears-in Olujimi as Lawan Calls For Unity Among Senators

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate on Thursday swore-in Senator Biodun Olujimi as the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District at the National Assembly. Olujimi, garbed in a coffee-brown attire, was sworn-in by the upper chamber, following an oath administered by the Clerk of Senate, Nelson Ayewoh, at exactly 10:40 immediately after the commencement of plenary. […]

Gombe Assembly Impeaches Deputy Speaker

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gombe State House of Assembly Tuesday impeached its Deputy Speaker, Mr. Shu’aibu Haruna. Ealier, the house passed ‘vote of no confidence’ on Legislator who hails from Kwami East constituency. He was immediately replaced with Siddi Buba of Kwame West. Reports said Adamu Pata, a Lawmaker representing Yamaltu East, moved the motion and was […]

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