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Nwobodo Insists On 2023 Igbo Presidency

By  Ignatius Okpara, Enugu  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the 2023 general election, the former governor of old Anambra state, and founding member of the opposition Peoples Democratic party PDP Senator Jim Nwobodo, has declared that it is the turn of Southeast geo political zone of the country to produce Nigerian president of Igbo extraction. […]

COVID-19: Nigeria Adjusts Curfew Hours, Local Flights To Resume June 21

By Ayo Balogun (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria has adjusted curfew hours across the country to 10:00 pm to 4:00 am. This follows some new measures taken by the FG towards total relaxation of lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, announced […]

Nigeria Records 553 Coronavirus Cases, Highest Daily Figure

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Saturday announced the highest daily figure of confirmed coronavirus cases in Nigeria, with 553 new infections recorded. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 9, 855. The NCDC, on its official twitter handle said that as of May 30, 12 […]

Abducted Nasarawa CAN Chairman Regains Freedom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Bishop Joseph Masin, who was abducted by gunmen on Thursday in Lafia has regained his freedom. Mr Bola Longe, Commissioner of Police (CP) in the state confirmed the release of the CAN chairman to newsmen on Sunday in Lafia. Longe said that […]

BREAKING: Customs Intercept 661 Pump Action Rifles in Lagos

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Customs Service NCS has intercepted and impounded 661 pump-action rifles in Lagos, south West Nigeria. Details of the encounter are still sketchy as the time of filing this report. The Punch

BREAKING: Budget Padding: House Suspends Jibrin For Six Months

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The House of Representatives has suspended its former Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Hon. Abdul Mumin Jibrin for 180 days over what it called ‘un-parliamentarian’ conduct. Jibrin blew the whistle of 2016 House budget padding with N40 billion, indicting the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara; his Deputy Yusuf Lasun; Minority […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Gov Yahya Bello Election

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has upheld the victory of Kogi State Governor Yahya Bello. Bello’s substitution by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC); his election and subsequent announcement by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner, were being challenged by his co-party man and running mate to the original party’s […]

BREAKING: FG Removes Subsidy, Fuel New Price, N145 Per Litre

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last and after lingering controversies, Nigerian Government has removed subsidy on the Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also refrred to as petrol. This is made public Wednesday after a crucial meeting held at the Abuja headquarters of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Consequently, petrol according to […]

Former Lagos Sports Commissioner, Adeniji-Adele Dies In India

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Sports and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Ademola Adeniji-Adele is dead. Adeniji-Adele who served as Commissioner in the first tenure of immediate past Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babatunde Fashola died early hours of Thursday in far way India […]

FG Fires DGs Of NTA, FRCN, NAN, Others

The Federal Government has disengaged the heads of the six information-related parastatals under the Ministry of Information and Culture. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed announced the disengagement on Monday during a meeting he held with the Chief Executives of the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Voice of […]

BREAKING: Supreme Court Affirms Wike Election As Rivers Governor

The Supreme Court Wednesday upheld the election of Nyesom Wike as the Governor of Rivers State The apex court in a unanimous ruling by a five-man panel however held it would adduce reasons for its judgment, Friday, February 12, 2016. It would be recalled both the State Election Petitions Tribunal and Court of Appeal have […]

Bayelsa: Opume Kingdom Backs Dickson 

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The people of Opume community in Ogbia local government area led by its traditional ruler HRH King A.J Turner and his Chief Council have declared their supports for Governor Dickson’s re-election bid. Making this known during a rally organized in support of the governor’s  re-election held at Opume, the people […]

Many Feared Dead In A Fresh Blast That Rocks Mosque In Maiduguri

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam No fewer than six persons were killed early Friday morning, while many were seriously injured in an explosion which erupted in a mosque in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Eyewitnesses account told our Correspondent in the state capital explained that the explosion took place in Jiddari Polo area around 5.00am, which […]

BREAKING: Buhari Appoints New INEC Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen The Council of State Wednesday approved the appointment of Professor Mahmud Yakubu, as the new substantive Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). After the meeting which approved the new appointment, Sokoko State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, briefed the State House correspondents, explaining that President Muhammadu Buhari’s appointment of Professor Yakubu as […]

BREAKING: Senate Confirms Fashola, Fayemi, Mohammed, Ogbe, Others For Ministerial Appointment

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen The Senate Wednesday evening officially confirmed 19 out of 21 names in the first batch of President Muhammadu Buhari Ministerial Nomination. Those that sailed through were the former Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN); his Ekiti counterpart, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; former Senator Udo Udoma; the ruling APC National Publicity […]

PDP Govs Forum Mourns Adefuye

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Governors Forum, has expressed its condolences to the Federal Government and family of Amb. Adebowale Adefuye, Nigerian Ambassador to the United States. Adefuye, reportedly died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC. In a statement by Chairman of the Forum, Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State, on Friday […]

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed Appoints 9 Special Advisers

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has approved the appointment of 9 special advisers to strengthen governance and assist in the realisation of his administration’s development aspirations. According to a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold, the appointments, which follow the State House of Assembly’s approval of Governor […]

There Is Hope For A New Nigeria, Osinbajo Tells Nigerians In Addis Ababa

 *Spells out how states can avoid salary crisis in the future. A new Nigeria is happening and it will require the commitment of all Nigerians, according to Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo during an interactive session he held with Nigerians based in Addis Ababa last night. The Vice President who had just returned to Abuja […]

Unpaid Salaries: Labour Party Scribe Commends Buhari’s Response

The National Secretary of the Labour Party, Barr. Kayode Ajulo, has described President’s directive to states who are owing their workers outstanding salary payments running into months to pay up as a matter of urgency, as “appropriate and commendable”. Ajulo, who is the founder of Egalitarian Mission- an NGO established to champion the cause of […]

Adamant Saraki Defies Party’s Order, Announces Ndume, Na’Alla Senate Leader , Deputy

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – In contradiction to the party’s nomination, Senate President, Bukola Saraki Thursday at the plenary session announced Senator Ali Ndume from Borno State as the new 8th Senate Leader. Similarly, Saraki announced Senator Bala Ibn Na’Alla from kebbi State as the new Deputy Senate Leader. He also announced Senator Francis Alimikhena from […]

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