Billionaire Kidnapper, Evans Reverses Self,  Pleads Not Guilty

LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected notorious billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popular called Evans has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him in the court. Evans who was arrested June 20, 2017 in his Magodo mansion Thursday curiously changed his previous guilty plea to two counts of conspiracy and kidnapping to “not guilty.” Evans…

Referendum: Spain Move to Suspend Catalonia Autonomy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it to take over running of the region. Catalonia’s leader said the region’s parliament would vote on independence if Spain continued…

LGA Polls: Enugu APC Raises Alarm over Plot to Disqualify Its Candidates

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER)  – The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressives Congress APC, has raised the alarm over alleged plot by the Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission ENSIEC, to disqualify its candidates ahead of the November 4 council polls. The party also accused the commission of breaching its guidelines 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…

Buhari Leaves For Turkey to Attend D-8 Summit

Photo: President Muhammadu Buhari and First Lady  arriving Istanbul, Turkey (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  President Muhammadu Buhari has left Nigeria to participate in the 9th D-8 Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. A statement by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, on Tuesday, said Buhari would participate in the ninth D-8 Summit in Istanbul,…

Police Confirm Abduction of 4 British Nationals in Delta  

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Suspected militants have reportedly kidnapped four British nationals in the Burutu area of Niger Delta, South South Nigeria. According to report, a local Chief, Theo Fakama who hails from the Enukorowa community, confirmed Wednesday that locals were “saddened” by the kidnapping as the victims had “brought succour to residents of the community…

S/Africa Chapter to Party Leaders, Members: Reposition PDP for 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South Africa chapter has called on members at home and in the Diaspora to begin preparations for the 2019 election. Mr Ekos Akpokabayen, its chairman, said in Johannesburg, South Africa that the time was ripe to reposition the party to win the election. “I am using this…

Enugu Council Polls: APC Vows to Resist PDP Rigging

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of the November 4, local government election in Enugu state, Southeast Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission (ENSIEC) against manipulating the polls, saying it would resist all  manner of electoral malpractices during the…

NANS Kicks Against Erection of President Zuma’s Giant Statue in Owerri

Photo: South African President, Jacob Zuma From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has joined other groups in criticising the erection of statue of South African President, Jacob Zuma in Owerri, the Imo State capital by Governor Rochas Okorocha. National Public Relations Officer (PRO), of the body, Comrade…