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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 […]

Group Says Buhari’s Independent Speech Lacks Statesmanship, ‘Igbophobic’

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A pro- Democracy and Non-Governmental organisation-HUMAN RIGHTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (HURIWA) has dismissed the  57th Independence broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as substantially deficient in statesmanship and portrays the President as someone with some deep seated grudges and unmitigated hatred for the over 50 million Igbo speaking people of South East […]

Boat Tragedy: Lagos Begins Life Jackets Distribution in Riverine Communities

By Ayo Balogun LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following regular boat mishaps on its waterways, the Lagos Government is set to donate life jackets to residents of some rural communities in the State. The Chairman of the State’s Ferry Services Corporation Mr. Paul Kalejaye and the General Manager, Ms. Abisola Kamson in a joint statement […]

Sallah: Lagos State Assures Residents Of Safety

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Government assured residents, especially shoppers and commuters especially those doing business on the Lagos Central Business District (CBD) area of their safety during the forthcoming Sallah festival. Special Adviser to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode on CBD, Mr. Agboola Dabiri, gave the assurance while monitoring the traffic situation on […]

Fayose Warns FG over Plot to make Hate Speech Treasonable

Ekiti Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has cautioned the federal government over its categorisation of hate speeches to act of terrorism, “This appears as another plot to silence the opposition and I make bold to say that saying the truth concerning the country and its rulers cannot be termed as hate speech.” The governor, who accused the All Progressives Congress […]

Collapsed Lagos Building: NEMA Confirms Rise in Death Toll

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) confirmed that the death toll of collapse building in Lagos Island has risen to six, the Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA) has warned building Owners and Developers to desist from adding other floors or structures to old and existing […]

Ex-Jonathan’s Aide, Doyin Okupe Joins Accord Party

By Niyi Adeyi BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Spokesperson to Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan  has formally joined the opposition ACCORD Party. Okupe who made the announcement Tuesday in a press statement posted on his Fecebook wall said his decision followed various consultations with political associates, family and friends. […]

After 2 Years, APC has no Project in Rivers  -Wike

*Buhari Has Done Well in 2 Years – Information Minister (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike  has declared that after two years in office, the APC Federal Government  has not executed  a single meaningful  project  in the state. Flagging off the construction  of the Elele-Alimini internal roads  in Emohua Local Government Area on […]

RRS Arrests Fulani Herdsman, Others Over N2.5 Million Worth of Phones In Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria – The operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) have arrested aFulani herdsman, a phone dealer and nine phone users over 65 stolen phones valued at N2.5 million, which were carted away at a burgled shop in Ogba area of Lagos State. The suspected herdsman and burglar, Musa Abdullah, 30, who hails from […]

ADVERTORIAL: Bayelsa’s Squalid Nuisance

         Bayelsa Democratic Forum                  Imgbi Road, Yenagoa               Bayelsa’s Squalid Nuisance Of late certain political jobbers and power prostitutes, operating under the aegis of a so-called BAYELSA PEOPLES CONSULTATIVE ASSEMBLY, have stepped up their nefarious activities in Bayelsa State having been cut off from sources of their unmerited largesse at the centre. Members of these […]

Enugu Substantive Speaker, Eugene Odoh Decries Impeachment Rumour

The substantive Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Eugene Odoh, has decried the rumour making the round that he has been impeached by the factional members (G-9) led by Hon. Chinedu Nwamba. Odoh described the speculation which was circulated on social media Monday afternoon, as legislative recklessness and impunity on the […]

Governorship Re-run: Okorocha Wins in Imo, PDP’s Ikpeazu wins

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Owerri – Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha of the All Progressive Congress, APC on Saturday defeated his main rival, Emeka Ihedioha, of the peoples Democratic party, PDP in the governorship rerun election. With the development, the governor, has secured the mandate of Imolites, to pilot the affairs of the state for another […]

Kogi West: Ricky Terfa, Falana, 131 lawyers offer free legal services for Melaye

Over 131 lawyers including Ricky Terfa (SAN); Femi Falana (SAN) and civil rights activist, Festus Keyamo, have offered free legal services to Senator-elect for Kogi West Senatorial District, Otunba Dino Melaye. Melaye contested the election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and defeated incumbent occupant of the seat and former chairman of […]

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