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Shock Allegedly Kills Landowners In Delta State As Governor Demolishes N30bn Property

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over 2,000 landowners in Delta State have protested the acquisition and demolition of their property worth over N30billion even as 10 of them have reportedly died from a heart attack following the development. The land situated at the back of Asaba International Airport, was said to have been sold by Umuodafe Quarters, […]

Buhari’s Speech In Imo Quoted Out Of Context –Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo at the meeting with South East Leaders has been quoted out of context. Buhari wss quoted as saying that “I’ll be careful with your future invitations” at end of his speech at the occasion. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s […]

PDP Governors Meet Stakeholders To Resolve Leadership Crisis

(African examiner) – The People’s Democratic Party Governors Forum (PDP-GF) said it would continue its meeting tomorrow with others stakeholders as part of efforts to resolve the leadership crisis rocking the party. The meeting was called following the resignation of seven national deputy officers of the party, who accused PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, of […]

Burning Of INEC Facilities In Southeast Worrisome ––Group

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA), an election monitoring group, has described as worrisome the rate at which offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the Southeast were being destroyed. The group raised the concern in a statement by its Executive Director, Ms Faith Nwadishi, on Wednesday in Abuja. “CTA […]

Ex-Army Chief Azubuike Ihejirika Joins APC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has formally welcomed former Chief of Army Staff, Lt.- Gen. Azubuike Ihejirika. African Examiner writes that Ihejirika disclosed his interest in February to join the party. On Friday, Ihejirika met with Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee […]

BREAKING: Ex-Information Minister, Tony Momoh Dies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Minister of Information and Culture Prince Tony Momoh is dead. Prince Momoh, a veteran journalist, served as a Nigerian minister during the military regime of General Ibrahim Babangida between 1986 and 1990. He was among the founders of the ruling APC. Prince […]

Governor Abiodun Bans Fuel Tankers, Articulated Vehicles On Ogun Flyovers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Tuesday banned fuel tankers and other articulated vehicles from plying flyover bridges in the state. Abiodun announced this decision during his assessment visit to the scene of tanker explosion, which occurred on Monday in Abeokuta, claiming three lives with many others injured. The News Agency of […]

Babangida Calls For Unity In New Year Message

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, has called on Nigerians to be united, in a New Year message. The former military leader disclosed this in a statement he signed on Friday. He said: “As Nigerians, our unique strengths and characters to overcome our challenges collectively have never been in doubt, what we need […]

APC Appoints Nwoye As Enugu Caretaker Committee Chairman

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past elected Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Enugu state chapter, Dr. Ben Nwoye, has been appointed as the Caretaker Committee Chairman for the state by the national leadership of the party. Recall that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party had on Tuesday announced the dissolution of […]

Lekki Shooting: APC Kicks As PDP Calls For Sanwo-Olu’s Resignation

Seye Oladejo, the APC Publicity Secretary in Lagos State, in a statement on Sunday stated that Gov. Sanwo-Olu will concentrate on his duties and not be distracted stressing that the unfortunate incident that happened in the state in the past two weeks should not be politicized. “The call for resignation remains the wish of a […]

WTO: Nigerians Berate US For Blocking Okonjo-Iweala As Consensus Candidate

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Aggrieved Nigerians have taken to social media to berate the government of President Donald Trump for opposing former Nigeria’s finance minister, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the consensus candidate for the post of director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Lots of Nigerians expressed joy when it was announced that Dr Okonjo Iweala will […]

Anambra Police Arrest 55-Year-Old Child Trafficker, Rescue 12 Children

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The police in Anambra state, Southeast, Nigeria, has apprehended a middle-aged woman identified as Nkechi Odinye over alleged child trafficking operations. According to police detectives attached to the State Command which carried out the operation, the suspect was arrested alongside three female suspects who were nabbed at Nkpor market/Tarzan junction in Idemili North […]

Bayelsa: Dickson Appoints new SSG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson on Thursday appointed the Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Investment Barr. Kemela Okara as the new Secretary to the State Government. Okara who hails from Bumoundi in Ekpetiama Clan of Yenagoa Local Government Area‎ holds an LLB degree with Honours from the University of Middlesex, […]

Anambra Guber: Tension in Anambra as Police Recover Two Bombs in Onitsha

From Ignatius Okpara, Awka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tension has enveloped Anambra state, South East Nigeria, as the police on Friday recovered  two high caliber improvised explosive devices (IED’s) near the Onitsha North Police Station. The disaster which could have wrecked havoc in the  commercial city was discovered few hours to the governorship election scheduled to […]

Jonathan Blames Social Media, Says I’m Not at War with Dickson

Photo: Governor Seriake Dickson (L) and Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan …It’s the Handiwork of Political Jobbers, says Bayelsa Governor (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday doused speculations about a political rift between him and Governor Henry Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State. The former President who disassociated himself from the insinuations made in the […]

France Empower NGOs to Combat Child Abuse, Conflict, Urban Displacement

By Eric Ojo, Abuja (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Efforts aimed at combating child sexual abuse, conflict, urban displacement and strengthening the electoral process in Nigeria have received a boost from the government of France through its Embassy in Nigeria. This development is sequel to the recent approval of grants to four indigenous Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) […]

Enugu LGA Polls: APC Drags INEC, ENSIEC to Court

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely a week to the forthcoming Enugu State local government election, the opposition All Progressives Congress APC, has filed charges against the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the Enugu State Independent National Electoral Commission ENSIEC, over the poll. The controversial election is scheduled to hold on […]

Enugu LGA Polls: APC Calls for  Resignation of ENSIEC Boss

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State chapter of the All progressives Congress APC, has called for the immediate resignation of the chairman of the state Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) Mr. Mike Ajogu, (SAN) saying he has compromised his office. Protesting the alleged unlawful disqualification of two of its chairmanship and […]

Flood Disaster: NEMA Donates Relief Materials to Enugu Government

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – THE National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, Wednesday donated about two trailer loads of assorted relief materials valued at several millions of Naira to Enugu State government for onward distribution to the 2017 flood disaster victims in the state. The materials included different quantities of building materials, among […]

26 Institutions Benefit from TETFund Sensitization Exercise in North-West

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At least 26 Federal and State tertiary educational institutions in the North-West geopolitical zone of the country have benefitted from the ongoing Sensitization and Awareness Exercise being carried out by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund). The exercise which is for all the beneficiary institutions of the Fund was in line with the […]

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