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Enugu APC Holds Peaceful Ward Congress Amid Alleged Missing Result Sheets

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The  Enugu State Chapter of the  All progressive Congress APC on Saturday conducted its ward congress amid missing result sheets in all the 260 political wards of the state.  Our correspondent who monitored  the exercise  in parts of the state, reports that the congress  was characterized by complaints  of non availability of […]

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Leadership Crisis: Abia APC Holds Parallel Congresses

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Saturday organised parallel ward congresses in Abia, as leadership crisis continues to rock the party. The congresses came barely two days after the party re-affirmed the suspension of its chieftain, Chief Ikechi Emenike. Emenike is the leader of a faction of the party, challenging the Donatus […]

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Anambra Guber: APGA Reconciles With Bianca Ojukwu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Peace, Reconciliation and Outreach Committee on Saturday in Enugu held a closed door meeting with Mrs Bianca Ojukwu. Mrs Ojukwu is the wife of late national leader of the party, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu and former Nigeria’s Ambassador to Spain. The delegation which included the Speaker, Anambra […]

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Why EFCC Arrested Ex-Senate President, Bukola Saraki

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday in Abuja confirmed the arrest and detention of the former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. Mr Wilson Uwujaren, the spokesperson of the commission said that Saraki was invited for questioning over allegations of corruption and money laundering. He said the former senate president […]

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Tinubu Is Alive Says Aide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Tunde Rahman, Special Adviser on Media to National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has denied his principal is dead or hospitalised. Rahman made this known on Saturday in a statement following rumours the former Lagos Governor has passed on. The statement reads: “His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is […]

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DSS Feeds Igboho’s Aides With ‘Engine Oil’ Soup –Lawyer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Officers of the Department of State Services have been feeding the 12 aides of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, aka Sunday Igboho, with a soup known as “engine oil”, counsel for the detained persons, Pelumi Olajengbesi, has alleged. The lawyer, who said he was at the DSS headquarters in Abuja on […]

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Olympics: Nigeria’s Last Hope In Women’s 100m Nwokocha Crashes Out

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Team Nigeria’s Grace Nwokocha has crashed out of women’s 100m at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics. She crashed out after finishing fifth in heat 3 of women’s 100m semis with a time of 11.07 seconds. Earlier, Blessing Okagbare and Grace Nwokocha on Friday qualified for the semifinals, giving Nigeria hope of winning a […]

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BREAKING: Resident Doctors Begin Indefinite Strike

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Doctors under the aegis of the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) have unanimously agreed to embark on an indefinite strike from Monday, August 2, 2021. This is coming at a very critical time when the country is currently experiencing a rise in COVID-19 infections; the signal of a third wave of […]

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IPOB Declares Sit-At-Home Over Kanu’s Detention As Ohanaeze Criticizes The Action

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) yesterday  declared every Monday, effective August 9,2021, a sit-at-home day to press for the release of its detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu. But Igbo apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has criticized against the move, warning that it could worsen the economic situation in the region. Spokesman […]

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BREAKING: Nigeria’s Oduduru Disqualified, Itsekiri Advances In Men’s 100m

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Team Nigeria’s Divine Oduduru has been disqualified from Heat 5 of men’s 100m for a false start at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Meanwhile, Ese Itsekiri representing the country in the 100 metres at the Olympics qualified for the semi-final after finishing 3rd respectively in his heat. Itsekiri finished in 10.15 seconds […]

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Hushpuppi To Be Sentenced In October –US Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California says that Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi, will be sentenced in October 2021. The court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek, disclosed this to one of our correspondents in an emailed enquiry on Friday. Hushpuppi has recently pleaded guilty to various offences […]

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Boon For Garri Producers, Consumers In Akwa Ibom

By Emmanuel Aziken (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was in 2018 that the people of Akwa Ibom saw what many at that time called the Udom wonder when the price of garri crashed from more than N200 a cup to N100. For a former top banker it was another move that further crushed the idea that […]

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Police Repel Another Attack In Imo, Kill 2 Bandits

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Imo Police command says its operatives had killed two bandits during crossfire in Njaba Local Government Area on Saturday. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Abutu Yaro, confirmed this in a statement signed by the command’s Spokesman, CSP Mike Abattam,  in Owerri. He said one AK47 riffle and an operational vehicle were […]

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Will Nigeria Ever Have A Better Tomorrow In Olympic Games?

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian sports administrators have a knack for doing things that would make “last minute.com” to envy them. Sometimes, they may not even respond to a basic thing, as an email letter. While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) are currently promoting the safeguarding of athletes, their […]

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El-Zakzaky, Wife To Travel Out For Medical Check-Up, Face Fresh Terrorism Charges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenah, are planning to embark on a foreign trip for medical check-up. It was gathered that both husband and wife would use the opportunity to appraise their health status, which a source close to the Islamic leader claimed […]

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D’Tigers Suffer Another Loss To Crash Out Of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Nigerian senior men’s basketball team, D’Tigers, are out of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games after losing 71-80 in their last  Group B game on Saturday. African Examiner reports that D’Tigers had rounded off their pre-Olympic preparations with impressive wins over the U.S. and Argentina in Las Vegas. But in Tokyo they […]

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Veteran Nollywood Actress Rachel Oniga Is Dead

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Veteran Nollywood Actress Racheal Oniga is dead . She died on Friday, July 30, 2021. She was scheduled to resume for another film shoot on Saturday, July 31 when the news of her death filtered into town. Stakeholders in the TV and film industry confirmed her passing away . Nollywood film director, […]

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Libya Elections: UN Human Rights Say Mercenaries ‘Impede’ Peace

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The continued recruitment and presence of mercenaries in Libya is impeding “progress in the peace process” and an obstacle to upcoming elections, independent UN human rights experts said on Friday. The Chair of the UN’s Working Group on the use of mercenaries, Jelena Aparac, therefore, called for “long overdue” departure of mercenaries […]

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91 Boko Haram/ISWAP Fighters, Families Surrender In North East, Says Army

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army says the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have taken custody of 91 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families who surrendered recently in North East. The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Abuja. Nwachukwu said […]

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Olympics: More Troubles For Team Nigeria As Okagbare Suspended For Doping Violation

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has provisionally suspended Team Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare with immediate effect after a sample collected from the sprinter tested positive for human growth hormone. The AIU, which is an independent integrity body created by the World Athletics, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday. The growth hormone is […]

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