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ANALYSIS: Eventful Ministerial Screening; What Roles For Fashola, Fayemi And Others?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The matter just refused to die and therefore dominated public discussion for so long a time (till moment) since the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in, May 29. And the delayed List was eventually made available, late last month; sent and received by the Senate President, Bukola […]

Boko Haram: Presidency Commends US For Deploying Military Personnel To Fight Terrorists

The Presidency has again commended the United States (US) on its support to Nigeria in the war against Boko Haram insurgents. While speaking on telephone interview with AFP Thursday, Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu said “The United States has given the pledge to support the fight […]

NASS Will Re-submit Constitution Amendment Bill For Buhari’s Assent – Dogara

* Dogara Receives 2015 Elections EU Observer Report * Approves Independent Candidates For Future Elections Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has disclosed that the fourth constitution amendment bill would be re-transmitted to the President for assent. A statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and […]

Senate Postpones Screening Of Ministerial Nominees To Next Tuesday

The Senate Thursday announced postponement of screening of the remaining Ministerial Nominees till Tuesday next week. The development was made public before the plenary, by the Senate interim Chairman Committee on Media and Publicity, Dino Melaye. He added that the exercise would be rounded off Wednesday next week. Senate President, Bukola Saraki announced thursday that […]

Buhari Re-Assures Boko Haram Insurgency Will End In December

President Muhammadu Buhari has again expressed confidence that by December, the Boko Haram’s ability to attack, seize, ravage and hold any Nigerian territory will have been completely obliterated. The assurance was given by President when having an audience with the Commander of United States Africa Command, Gen David Rodriguez. He said with greater support from […]

Reps Approve New Committee To Cater for IDPs Refugees

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the creation of a committee on Internally Displaced Persons IDPs, Refugees and Initiatives of the North East zone, thereby increasing the number of its standing committees to ninety. Following the creation of the new committee, the House resolved to move matters of refugees and internally […]

APC Inciting Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa To Disrupt Polls – PDP

APC Inciting Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa To Disrupt Polls – PDP The opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is inciting violence in Kogi and Bayelsa states with a view to cause confusion, frustrate the electoral process and possibly impede the forthcoming governorship elections in the states. The […]

Ministerial Nominee: Buhari Withdraws Ibeto’s Nomination

Alhaji Musa Ibeto

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to withdraw the nomination of former Niger State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Musa Ibeto. The letter is said to have been received by the Senate President Wednesday. Reason for the action is yet to be officially disclosed. However, the development has been […]

‘I did Not Trade My Petition For Ministerial Nomination’ – Al-Hassan

By Abdul Gaffar Bello Barrister Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, Wednesday at the Senate, during her screening, denied the allegation that her nomination was a swerve for her ongoing legal battle at the Election Petition Tribunal to regain her mandate. Al-Hassan, a Ministerial Nominee from Taraba State, North Central, stressed that the rumour was, a fluke, adding […]

VSF Donates N170 Million To Hospitals And Insurgents’ Victims

By Agabus Pwanagba, Jos The Victims Support Fund (VSF) set up to assist victims of terror attacks and others, said it has donated over N170 millions to hospitals handling victims in the North-East, Abuja and Plateau State. This was disclosed by General Theophilus Danjuma, while presenting a cheque of N20 million to the Jos University […]

Buhari Makes Independence Anniversary Broadcast Thursday

*As APC Felicitates With Nigerians By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As Nigeria marks her 55th Independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari will Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7am, make a nationwide broadcast as part of the programme of activities to mark the historic occasion. In line with this, Mr. President’s SA on Media […]

PDP Post-Election Review Report for Submission 30th September- Ekweremadu

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  |  BY AYO BALOGUN – The Deputy President of the Senate and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Post-Election Review Committee (PERC), Senator Ike Ekweremadu, says the Committee’s Report is ready for submission on 30 September, 2015. He stated this at the end of the retreat by the Committee to harmonise and adopt […]

Medical Negligence Resulted In Death Of Pregnant Woman In Lagos

A US-based pressure group, Sociopolitical Awareness Forum (SPAF), has asked the Nigerian government to sanction a Lagos-based hospital, Georges Memorial Medical Center, over their negligence during a surgical operation, which resulted in the death of one Mrs Oluwayemisi Moradeke Olorundare (Nee Ajibade). A statement issued by the group and signed by its secretary, Dr. Kamaldeen […]

$9.3Million Arms Deal: Buhari Should Probe Jonathan’s Security Chiefs –Northern Christians

The Northern Christian Youth Solidarity Movement for Emancipation, Justice and Self Determination, has condemned what it described as campaign of calumny against the leader of the Christian community and President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor over the $9.3 million botched arms deal in South Africa involving a private aircraft allegedly owned […]

Buhari Orders Review, Reduction of Nigeria Foreign Missions

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – President Muhammadu Buhari said has ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to prune down the numbers of Nigerian foreign Missions especially those that are non essential. Buhari stated this after receiving briefs from the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bulus Lolo. The President said that the review […]

Police Commission Promotes Officers; Reviews Dismissal Case

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – The Police Service Commission (PSC) Friday approved the promotion of two Commissioners of Police (CPs), Danladi Mshielbwala and Ibrahim Idris, to the rank of Assistant Inspectors-General (AIG) of Police. In a statement issued in Abuja by its Spokesperson, Ikechukwu Ani, the Commission in its13th plenary meeting which was presided over by […]

Keyamo Writes Buhari Over Alleged Use of Kerosene as Aviation Fuel

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja – Fiery lawyer, Festus Keyamo has written to President Mohammadu Buhari, calling for the probe of alleged illicit use of Kerosene as Aviation fuel some petroleum marketers.. He stated that marketers now sell house-hold kerosene as aviation fuel, all in a bid to make astronomical and criminal profit at the expense of […]

IGP Bans Use Of Commercial Vehicles For Patrol, Operational Duties

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon  Arase  has directed all police commands and formations to immediately stop the use of commercial vehicles/vehicles painted in known states’ commercial colours for police operations and patrol duties. This directive was contained in a circular issued to all police formations and commands nationwide on Thursday. The circular states […]

6 Years After: Activists Asks  FG To Immortalise Gani Fawehinmi

By Ayo Balogun – Human rights activists and members of the civil society groups have renewed call on the federal government to name a national edifice after the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi who died six years ago. They also canvassed for the protection of the right of the masses and genuine fight against […]

Air Force Begins Investigation Of Kaduna Jet Crash

The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has set up a panel to investigate circumstances surrounding the crash of Nigerian Air Force Dornier-228 aircraft. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday by the Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Dele Alonge . According to the […]




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