Journalist Killing: JP Morgan, Others Pull Out of Saudi Investment Conference

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Amid growing tensions between the US and Saudi Arabia, many business executives including JP Morgan boss, Jamie Dimon have pulled out of an investment conference coming up later in the month in Riyadh. Other executives who have backed out are: Ford Chairman Bill Ford and Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi. The business conference…

Abuja Killing: IGP Orders Detention of Suspected Police Officer

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the detention of policemen allegedly involved in the death of Miss Anita Akapson in Abuja on Saturday. In addition, the IG ordered immediate investigation of the incident in which the deceased was allegedly shot dead by a policeman, who…

Buhari Puts 50 Prominent Nigerians On Corruption, Travel Watch List

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Mohammadu Buhari has mandated the Attorney General to put not less than 50 prominent Nigerians on corruption watch list in line with the resolve to fully implement the recently signed Executive Order 6. President’s Senior Special Assistant to on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu disclosed this in a…

Ekiti LGAs Fail to Stop Possible Removal By Fayemi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Apprehensive about their survival under the incoming Kayode Fayemi administration,  16 Local Government Chairmen elected on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP)  on Friday approached the court to save their jobs. However, an Ekiti State High Court refused to grant an order to restrain  Governor-elect  Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the 16 local…

Aggrieved Imo APGA Guber Aspirants Protest Imposition Of  Araraume as Candidate

Ignatius Okpara, Owerri, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The crisis rocking the All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA, over alleged manipulation of its just concluded primaries in Imo state has worsened, as some aggrieved governorship aspirants of the party from the state under the banner of the New All Progressives Grand Alliance, N-APGA, and their supporters Thursday,…

BudgIT Survey of States: Gov. Emmanuel Lauded On Salaries, Pensions In Akwa Ibom

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Akwa Ibom Youth League has commended the Governor Udom Emmanuel administration over its efforts in pushing forward the interests of civil servants in the state as buttressed by the recent survey of state governments across the country by the Non-Governmental Organisation, BudgIT. The group in a statement issued on Thursday said the…

BREAKING: Obasanjo Makes-U Turn, Endorses Atiku for President

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, went back on his “God will not forgive me” vows on Thursday and pledged to support Atiku Abubakar’s presidential bid, as candidate of the People’s Democratic Party. Obasanjo declared his support for Atiku while addressing newsmen after a closed-door meeting with Atiku, some prominent PDP members and some…

Physically Challenged Persons Decry Suffering, Discrimination in Enugu

Photo: Enugu state Governor , Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Members of the Enugu state council of Joint National Association of Persons Living with Disabilities, have cried out over what they described as its members alarming structural suffering  and cultural discrimination in the state. The group, equally noted that the failure of the…