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Dasukigate: Court Remands U.S.-Based Woman In EFCC Custody Over Alleged N22.9Bn Fraud

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal High Court Abuja has ordered that a U. S.-based businesswoman, Mrs Isabella Oshodin, should remain in the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s custody pending the determination of the suit brought before it. Justice Taiwo Taiwo, who adjourned the matter till Aug. 21, ordered that Oshodin should remain in the […]

Bayelsa Election: PDP Has No Preferred Aspirant, Says Makinde

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Chairman, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Screening Committee for Bayelsa and governor of Oyo State  Mr Seyi Makinde, says the party has no preferred aspirant for its primary election in Bayelsa. Makinde said this while speaking at the screening of PDP aspirants for Bayelsa on Monday at Wadata Plaza, Abuja. Makinde  noted that […]

Military Invasion: Court Orders CBN to Pay Affected Benue Communities N8bn

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Federal High Court, on Monday, ordered the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to immediately pay the sum of N8 billion to Tiv communities in Benue invaded by soldiers sometime in year 2001. The money was awarded in favour of the communities in Logo, Ukum, Kwande and Katsina-Ala Local Government Areas of […]

Ekweremadu Attack: Constituents Condemn IPOB, Seek Prosecution of Perpetrators

From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A group operating under the platform of Enugu West People’s Parliament has condemned in strong terms the attack on the former Senate President, Ike  Ekweremadu by members of the proscribed indigenous people of Biafra IPOB, in Nuremberg Germany . While also flaying  the threats by the Biafran agitators […]

Bayelsa, Kogi Guber: Don’t Succumb to Pressure, Group Cautions PDP Screening Committee

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As it commences screening of aspirants on Monday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) South-South Youth Vanguard has cautioned the party’s screening committee for Kogi and Bayelsa governorship primaries against succumbing to pressure from governors and other stakeholders of the party. The youth group gave the warning in a statement issued by its […]

Dabiri-Erewa Condemns Attack On Senator Ike Ekweremadu In Germany

Photo: Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission has condemned in its entirety, the attack on the former deputy senate president and current serving senator of the Federal  Republic of Nigeria, Senator Ike Ekweremadu at the 2nd Annual Igbo Cultural Festival held in Nuremberg, Germany. Senator Ekweremadu who was attending as a […]

NNPC Targets China to Boost Crude Oil Reserves

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential to actualise the growth of the nation’s crude Oil reserves . Group Managing Director of NNPC Malam Mele Kyari, disclosed this when the Executive Vice President of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), Mr […]

Dabiri-Erewa Condemns Killing Of A Nigerian Pastor In China

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has demanded for thorough investigation into the death of a Nigerian Pastor in China, Joseph Ogenna Nwajueze from the Chinese authorities.  In a statement issued in Abuja by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, stated that the death of the Nigerian Pastor […]

Our Priority Investments In Infrastructure Paying Off –Buhari

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has said his administration’s investment in infrastructure like rails, roads, bridges and waterways have started yielding positive results. Speaking at the commissioning of the reconstructed Shinkafi-Yandaki-Gafiya—Abdallawa-Dankaba road in Katsina, as part of activities during his visit to the state, the President said the special attention given to infrastructure by […]

Nigerian Govt Gives Account of El-Zakzaky Story in India

Press Release: (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Court on 5th August, 2019 granted Sheikh Ibraheem C leave to travel to India for medical treatment.  Consequently, the Government and its relevant agencies took steps to comply with the Order.    In line with the Court Order, El-Zakzaky was approved to embark on the trip with State officials […]

Man Found Hanging in Front Of Shop In Delta

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The body of a middle aged man has been found hanging in front of a shop in Asaba, the Delta capital. The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Friday in the Umuagu area of Asaba, left many residents of the area in shock. The residents told newsmen that the man, […]

Police Arrest Inspector, Probe Killing Of Bus Driver On Kaduna-Abuja Highway

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State Command, Mr Ali Janga has ordered immediate investigation into the death of a bus driver reportedly shot to death by a policeman on Friday along Kaduna-Abuja expressway. The Command Public Relation Officers DSP Yakubu Sabo said in a press statement issued on Friday in Kaduna. The […]

Lagos Seals 52 Patent Medicine Shops, Pharmacies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lagos State Government says it has sealed 52 pharmacies, patent medicine shops and unlicenced premises across the state. Dr Titilayo Goncalves, Permanent Secretary, state Ministry of Health, said in a statement that the sealed outlets were located in Isolo, Egbeda, Ikotun, Bariga, Somolu, Oshodi-Isolo and Alimosho areas of the state. Goncalves said […]

Oyo Assembly Passes Bills Establishing 4 New Ministries

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Oyo State House of Assembly on Wednesday passed four Bills for the establishment of four new ministries to enhance efficiency in service delivery. The legislators passed the Bills during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Mr Adebo Ogundoyin. The proposed ministries include Lands, Housing and Urban Development; Environment and Natural Resources; […]

PDP Suspends 5 LG Chairmen, 9 Others in Kebbi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kebbi State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended five local government party chairmen and and nine others for anti-party activities. A statement issued by the State PDP Chairman, Mallam Haruna Saidu on Tuesday in Birnin Kebbi, accused the suspended members of exposing the party and its leadership to public […]

No Plan to Relocate Headquarters Of Nigerian Gas Company From Niger Delta -Says NNPC

Photo: NNPC Boss, Mallam Mele Kyari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has for the umpteenth time assured stakeholders in Delta State and the Niger Delta in general that it has no plan to relocate the headquarters of its subsidiary, Nigerian Gas Company (NGC) from its present location in Delta State to somewhere […]

Groups Call for Sowore’s Release, Task Nigerian Government

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A coalition of 406 indigenous youth groups in Nigeria and the Diaspora has called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the 36 state governors to immediately save the country from collapse. The groups, under the aegis of the Nigerian Ethnic Nationality Youth Leaders Forum (NENYLF), also appealed to Buhari to order the immediate […]

Police Deploy Detectives To Hunt Killers Of Catholic Priest

Photo: Catholic Fathers in Enugu Protest Killing of their colleague,  Rev. Fr. Paul Offu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has deployed detectives from the Force Headquarters to hunt for the killers of Rev. Fr. Paul Offu, a Catholic Priest in Enugu State. The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), […]

Again Gunmen Kill Catholic Priest in Enugu

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely five months after unknown armed miscreants killed a Catholic priest Rev. Fr. Clement Ugwu of the Enugu Catholic Dioceses, in a cold blood, another cleric in the area, Fr. Paul Offu has been reportedly shot dead by unidentified gunmen. The priest was said to have been murdered by his assailant at around 8pm […]

4 Governors, 2 Ministerial Nominees in US Visa Ban

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Four serving governors are among a ten-man list of high level politically exposed persons that have been banned from obtaining United States visa. The serving governors include a sharp-witted and cerebral governor from the Northwest who is known to be a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari. Another governor from the Northwest […]

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