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Amaechi Debunks Kidnap, Attack Report; Says It’s Fake News

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Minister of Transport, Rt Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has dismissed and described as fake news, the story making the round that he escaped attack by the suspected kidnappers and bandits at a train Station in Kaduna last weekend. Activist and Co-Convener of the #Bring Back Our Girls campaign group, Aisha Yesufu, had taken to her […]

Mbaka Distances Self From “Fake Prophesy” on New Bayelsa Governor

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prophetic Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka, of the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, Southeast, Nigeria has denied  a recent purported prophesy in the social media alleging that he declared that  the new Bayelsa state  governor, Senator Diri Douye will stay only two months in office. The fiery Roman Catholic Cleric, had during […]

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) […]

I Learnt Alot From Dickson While Serving Bayelsa Under Him For 8 Years, Says Iworiso-Markson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The immediate past Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Bayelsa, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has profoundly thanked former governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson for giving him the rare opportunity to serve the state in different capacities.  He said the immediate past governor first appointed him as his Senior Special Assitant on Media, later […]

About 40 Americans on Quarantine Cruise Ship in Japan Infected With Coronavirus

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The new coronavirus is still ravaging unabated as the forty Americans being taken off the quarantined cruise ship Diamond Princess is reportedly being infected. US officials said among 400 people from the US leaving the vessel were docked in Japan. Reports said most are due to depart for the US on two government-chartered aircraft. However, those […]

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 […]

Bayelsa Info Commissioner Hails Supreme Court Judgement Affirming Diri As Governor-Elect

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson has congratulated the flagbearer of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 16  governorship election, Senator Douye Diri and his running mate, Senator Lawrence Ehrudjakpor on their well deserved victory at the Supreme Court. Iworiso-Markson in a statement in Yenagoa described […]

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 […]

Transcorp Group Announces Significant New Executive and Non-Executive Board Appointments

Photo: Owen Omogiafo, President, CEO of Transnational Corporation (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp) has announced significant appointments to its Board and Executive Management. Transcorp is Nigeria’s leading listed industrial holding company, whose interests include Transcorp Power, Nigeria’s largest power generator, Transcorp Hotels, owner of the iconic Transcorp Hilton, and significant upstream […]

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 […]

OPINION: Anti-Graft War, Loot Recovery And Economic Development

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Island of Jersey and the United States to repatriate looted assets. To this end, the federal cabinet yesterday asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to sign tripartite assets sharing agreement […]

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 […]

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