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2019: Saraki Boasts PDP‘ll Win 2019 Presidential Election

KWARA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate Bukola Saraki has boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the 2019 Presidential election. Saraki said this Wednesday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital at a meeting with PDP members who came from the 16 local government areas of the state. He also expressed his confidence […]

INEC Declares APC Candidate Winner Of Katsina North Senatorial Bye-Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Alhaji Ahmed Babba-Kaita of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the Saturday bye-election conducted in the Katsina North Senatorial District. INEC Returning Officer, Prof.  Hudu Ayuba-Abdullahi announced the result early hours of Sunday in Daura. While the winner scored 224,607 […]

Osun Guber: Boripe APC Leaders Defect to PDP, Backs Adeleke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A popular leader and financier of the All Progressive Congress(APC) in Boripe Local Government of Osun state,Prince Olusola Adejumo has led key grassroot leaders and  supporters to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party in support of Senator Ademola Adeleke. This is coming few days after top leaders of the Social Democratic Party(SDP) […]

ANALYSIS: The God and PDP Presidential Primary

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost two weeks ago, I wrote a piece with the title: ‘’The Defection Blow; 2019 Politics Has Just Begun’’ In that analysis, I concluded that the intriguing games of politics could not be said to be over until it is over. Not […]

APC Says Bukola Saraki Not Fit For the Senate Presidency

…Your Accusation Baseless, Saraki Replies (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said that the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki is definitely not a fit and proper person to preside over the country’s upper and revered legislative house. The ruling Party said that having suffered under the 16-year misrule of […]

NASS Siege: Sacked DSS Boss, Daura Regains Freedom, Passport Seized

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Director General DG of the Department of State Security DSS Mr. Lawal Daura who was arrested and detained following the siege laid at the National Assembly Tuesday by the DSS men has reportedly been released. Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo ordered Daura’s sack as the siege which lasted for […]

2019: Court Clears Adeleke For Osun Guber Poll, Says no Forgery Occurred

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Osun state High Court sitting in Osogbo cleared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ademola Adeleke as  fit for the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state having fulfilled the requirements of the constitution. The judge David Oladimeji,also affirmed that no case of cerificate forgery was established against the […]

6 Kano State APC Lawmakers Dump Join Kwakwaso in PDP

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Six Kano State Lawmakers believed to be the loyalists of the immediate past Governor Musa Kwakwaso – ‘Kwankwassiyya’ have defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The legislators announced their defection in a letter they sent to the Kano House of Assembly. In their letter […]

Kano Deputy Governor Resigns

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano State Deputy Governor, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, on Saturday tendered his letter of resignation to Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje amid political crisis. Abubakar’s notice of resignation was contained in a letter he wrote to Ganduje dated Aug. 4, 2018. The outgoing Deputy Governor said he had desired to remain in office until […]

APC Lifts Suspension On Senator Shehu Sani

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has reversed the suspension slammed on Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna central) by his ward.   The announcement to this effect was contained in a statement issued Sunday in Abuja by the party’s Acting National Publicity Secretary Mr. Yekini Nabena. Nabena stated: “The National […]

ANALYSIS: Good That The Anarchy Did Not Thrive  

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After a relatively long break from the Nigerian political scene, the impunity in which a cross section of the country’s political class is reputed, unfortunately came to play early this week. It was demonstrated by reckless eight Benue State, North central Nigeria, […]

Bayelsa Govt Decries Illegal Deductions From Excess Crude Account

…Declares N4.4BN Balance For July (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State Government has decried illegal deduction of revenues from the Excess Crude Account without by the federal government. The state government described the deductions as unconstitutional saying monies domiciled in the ECA are proceeds from the 13% derivation meant for oil producing states. Deputy Governor, Rear […]

No APC Governors Will Defect Again, Okorocha Assures Buhari

Photo: Nigeria’s President Muhammad Buhari (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum, Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo, has assured that no governor will defect from the party anymore. The governor gave the assurance at the end of a closed door meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and APC governors at the […]

The APC Ship is Sinking, By Reuben Abati

Photo: APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When we wrote much earlier that the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party was a coalition of strange bedfellows and a one-chance special purpose vehicle to get rid of President Goodluck Jonathan by all and any means possible, we were accused of sour grapes. When we […]

Despite Court Order, Imo Lawmakers Impeach Deputy Governor, Madumere

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Owerri (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At last, the Imo State House of Assembly has  impeached the embattled deputy governor of the state, Prince Eze Madumere. The latter who has been at loggerhead with the state governor, Rochas Okorocha over his governorship ambition was impeached Monday evening at exactly 4.52pm, by 9 out of […]

2019: Ohakim Dumps PDP for APGA

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former Governor of Imo State, Chief Ikedi Ohakim has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All progressive Grand Alliance APGA to contest the gubernatorial seat. AFRICAN EXAMINER recalled that Ohakim, who became Governor under the platform of Progressive People’s Alliance, PPA, but later decamped to […]

Ogun Ex-Deputy Governor,  Kaka Joins APC Governorship Race

Photo: Former Ogun State Deputy Governor Senator Adegbenga Kaka (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Ogun State Deputy Governor, Senator Adegbenga Kaka, has declared his intention to join the governorship race. Senator Kaka who served as Deputy to former Governor Olusegun Osoba while declaring his intention Monday at the State’s secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists […]

Dickson is Taking Bayelsa to New Heights, Says Biriyai Dambo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Senior of Advocate of N‎igeria (SAN), Mr. Biriyai Dambo has commended Bayelsa State Governor, Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson for the political maturity that is existing in the state. Dambo noted that with few weeks to the start of political activities, beginning with party primaries, Bayelsa is experiencing relative peace and civility, […]

OPINION: Gale Of Defections And The Buhari Factor

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The coming together of political forces of the oppositional hue in the build-up to the 2015 general election portended a grave danger for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In any case, the behemoth, which the PDP typified at the time, had imprudently and lightly treated the ill-omened development and […]

Embattled Benue Speaker Calls On Police to Restore Law and Order In Assembly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled Speaker of the Benue State House of Assembly, Hon. Terkimbi Ikyange, who was purportedly removed at a sitting of the house on Tuesday for alleged high-handedness, has called on the Police authorities in Abuja to move into the Assembly to restore law, order and integrity of the house. He said in […]





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