Buhari Condemns Zamfara Massacre

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Buhari Friday directed the Minister of Defence, Brigadier-General Mansur Dan Ali (rtd) to proceed immediately to Zamfara State to undertake an on-the-spot assessment of the situation and report back. Buhari directed security agencies to immediately mobilize and deploy their members to the vulnerable areas of the state, and ensure…

6th Anniversary: Gana, Maku, Others Storm Bayelsa to Commission New Information House

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana will tomorrow lead two other former ministers of Information to Bayel‎sa State for the commissioning of the BAYELSA State Information House. The two other former ministers, Chief John Odey and Mr. Labaran Maku‎ will be joined by other prominent Nigerians including media Executives, editors, notable…

BREAKING: Embattled South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma Resigns

South Africa’s embattled President Jacob Zuma has resigned his office with immediate effect. He made the announcement in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday evening. Earlier, Mr Zuma’s governing ANC party told him to resign or face a vote of no confidence in parliament on Thursday.  The 75-year-old has been under increasing pressure…

Enugu Lawmakers Tackle Commercial Banks Over Arbitrary Charges, Deductions

From Ignatius Okpara ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State House of Assembly has slammed commercial banks operating in the state over alleged outrageous and unwarranted charges being imposed on customers, calling on the nation’s apex bank, the Central bank of Nigeria, CBN to intervene. Moving a motion during its plenary on the issue,…

Soyinka Says Buhari is Under a Trance

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has taken a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari, complaining about insensitivity and inconsistency in the Federal Government policies. Prof. Soyinka who decried the recent reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme NHIS Prof. Usman Yusuf, hit while fielding…

Army: Boko Haram Leader, Shekau now Disguises As Woman in Hijab, Desperates to Escape  

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army has claimed that the Boko Haram factional leader, Abubakar Shekau could no more bear the pressure being mounted on him by troops and has therefore resorted to disguising like a woman to escape. Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a statement…