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Nigeria Will Meet Its Membership Commitments To Foreign Organisations, Says Minister

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has expressed its readiness to meet outstanding financial commitments to the various international organisations and bodies to which Nigeria belongs. Minister of State for Budget and National Planning,  Prince Clem Ikanade Agba, disclosed this at a meeting in Abuja with the Country Representative of Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) […]

Senator Douye Diri Sworn-in As New Bayelsa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senator Douye Diri has been sworn-in as governor of Bayelsa State alongside his deputy, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpor, at an event held at the Government House, Yenagoa. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s declaration of Senator Diri as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship poll in obedience to the Supreme Court judgement, paved […]

Bayelsa: Suspected Political Thugs Attack Douye Diri’s Home

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Yenagoa residence of the newly-sworn in Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri was Friday morning reportedly stormed and attacked by the suspected political thugs.   Diri’s home is located on Imgbi Road, Amarata, Yenagoa, the state capital. Upon the sack by the five-man panel of the Supreme court of the (then) Governor-elect, Mr. David Lyon […]

BREAKING: INEC Declares PDP Candidate, Diri As Bayelsa Governor-Elect

(Photo: Bayelsa PDP Candidate, Sen Diri Douye receives his certificate of return from INEC Official) By Ayo Balogun, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After initial uncertainty over the interpretation of the supreme court judgement that nullified Mr David Lyon’s election as governor of Bayelsa state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday confirmed that PDP […]

Oil Theft: Navy Hands Over Nine Foreigners to EFCC For Prosecution

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Navy has handed over seven Sri-Lankans and two Ghanaians, who were among the 66 suspected crude oil thieves apprehended in December 2019 by naval operatives attached to the Nigerian Navy Ship, NNS, BEECROFT in Lagos to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission, EFCC, for prosecution. According to a […]

Senate Queries SGF, AGF, CBN Over N596b Ecological Fund

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has summoned the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha to explain details of the sum of N596bn ecological fund. Similarly, the Legislative Chamber summoned the Accountant General of the Federation and the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The invitation follows an audit query […]

Supreme Court: Oshiomhole Says PDP Candidate Won’t Be Sworn In As Bayelsa Governor

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, says the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Sen Diri Douye will not be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State because he does have the required votes spread across the state as stipulated by the constitution. Mr […]

Supreme Court Upturns Bayelsa APC Victory, Declares PDP Candidate Winner

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified the election of Bayelsa State governor-elect, David Lyon and his running mate, Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo, who were already preparing to be inaugurated into office. A five-man panel of the apex court led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission to withdraw the Certificate of […]

Southeast Leaders Want Buhari To Declare Fulani Herdsmen Terrorist Group

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Religious leaders in South East Nigeria have raised the alarm over the current insecurity situation in parts of the country, particularly the nefarious  activities of suspected Fulani Herdsmen in the region, urging the president Muhammad Buhari, led federal government to declare them terrorist group. They said the Fulani herders have […]

Buhari Not Against Diaspora Voting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not opposed to Nigerians in diaspora voting during future elections. Buhari made the disclosure Tuesday in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, during a meeting with the Executive Committee members of the Nigerian Community in Ethiopia. However, the Nigerian Leader said the National Assembly (NASS) needed to pass relevant laws […]

WHO Renames Coronavirus As Covid-19

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The World Health Organization (WHO) says the official name for the new and ravaging coronavirus is Covid-19. The global health body chief, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus made known to journalists in Geneva. “We now have a name for the disease and it’s Covid-19’’ the official said. Dr Ghebreyesus therefore called on the world to […]

JAMB Says 1,434,632 Candidates Register For 2020 UTME

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed that a total of 1,434,632 candidates have so far registered for the incoming 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB disclosed this in a bulletin issued in Abuja Monday and made available to journalists. The board called on candidates to begin the printing of […]

Police Nab Federal Poly Ilaro SUG President Over Alleged Cultism

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The President of the Students Union Government (SUG), Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Mr. Adegboye Olatunji, has been arrested for alleged cultism. The arrested SUG Leader is a Higher National Diploma (HND) II student of Banking and Finance. He was elected to the office in December 2019. Following the development, students’ parliament impeached […]

Unemployment: FG Builds Mechanism For Youths, Informal Sector Of Economy

By Muyiwa Bamidele (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government OF Nigeria is building mechanisms and institutionalized processes in the informal sector that would give the Nigerian youth assurances that their energy and dynamism can be invested in making the country a productive nation. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation Boss Mustapha stated this […]

Nigerian Senator, Longjan Dies At 75

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nigerian senator Ignatius Longjan from Plateau state is dead. He is 75 years old. The senator who, until his death, represented Plateau South Senatorial district died on Monday in a Turkish hospital. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Prior to his election as senator, the late senator […]

Enugu LGA Polls: APC Dismisses Reports on Non Participation

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu   …Warns ENSIEC Against Manipulation (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the forthcoming local government election in enugu state, South-East Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state, has said it would participate in the exercise scheduled for February 29, 2020 despite  alleged moves by the electoral body charged with the conduct […]

Insecurity: Southeast Joint Security Outfit Underway

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governors of South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria, Sunday said plans have reached advanced stage for the official lunch of its joint Security outfit, declaring that the zone was the first to form such security arrangement in the country. The zone according to them formed the South East Joint Security on July 28, 2019 and inaugurated the […]

N1.6b Fraud: Supreme Court Upholds 12 Years Jail Term for Ex-Governor Jolly Nyame

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction and sentence of a former Governor of Taraba State, Mr. Jolly Nyame, to 12 years imprisonment over N1.6bn corruption charges. However, the court five-man panel led by Justice Mary Peter-Odili, in its unanimous judgment, set aside the N100m fine imposed on him by the Court of […]

Activist Drags Lagos State Govt To Court Over Ban On Okada, Tricycles

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – An Activist and a lawyer, Mr. Tope Akinyode, has sued Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for banning commercial motorcycles also called Okada, and commercial tricycles in six Local Government Areas and nine Local Council Development Areas of the State. Akinyode joined the Lagos State Government, the state Attorney-General, the State’s Speaker and its […]

Sacked Imo Governor, Ihedioha Asks Supreme Court To Upturn Its Ruling On Uzodinma

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sacked Governor of Imo State, Emeka Ihedioha has asked the Supreme Court to set aside its Tuesday, January 14 judgment which ousted him and declared Hope Uzodinma as the duly elected Governor of the South Eastern State. The Lawyer confirmed that the former Governor and his party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) […]

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