NASS Passes 2018 Budget Of N9.12trn, With N508bn Increment

Photo: Senate President, Olusola Saraki (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N9.12 trillion. The Budget was increased by the legislature by N508 billion, from N8.61 trillion proposed by President Muhammadu Buhari in Appropriation Bill presented to the assembly in November, 2017. The Appropriation Committees of both chambers…

Atletico Madrid Sink Marseille to Lift Europa League

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann struck twice as they beat hapless Olympique de Marseille 3-0 on Wednesday to win the Europa League for the third time. Marseille dominated the opening stages but gifted Atletico took the lead when Andre-Frank Anguissa failed to control goalkeeper Steve Mandanda’s pass out and Gabi intercepted before…

Kogi Court Okays N10m Bail for Dino Melaye

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Kogi Senator Dino Melaye has been granted bail, in the case of alleged gun-running leveled against him. The Wednesday’s ruling by Justice Nasir Ajana, followed the application filed by the defendant’s Counsel Chief Mike Ozekhome SAN before the court. The application contended that continued incarceration of Melaye would jeopardise his health…

Emulate Late Isaac Boro, Bayelsa Govt Tells Ijaw Leaders

…Says Boro Believed in Selfless Sacrifice for The Common Good (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government has challenged Ijaw leaders to emulate the ideals of the late Ijaw Freedom icon, Major Jasper Isaac Adaka Boroh. The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Daniel Iworiso-Markson described the late Boro as a hero who lived a selfless…

Buhari Says Nigeria’s Economy Improving

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari says the nation’s economy is steadily improving, urging Nigerians to remain optimistic as the future of the country is bright. At a State dinner held Monday, in his honour by the Government of Jigawa State during his two-day working visit, President Buhari called on Nigerians to continue supporting his…

Funeral Held for 58 Killed in Fresh Israeli, Palestine Conflict

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funerals have been held Tuesday in Gaza for 58 Palestinians reportedly killed Monday when Israeli troops opened fire during protests. The incident is considered the deadliest day of violence in the disputed area since a war in 2014. Another death of a 51-year-old man was reported Tuesday; still, peace prevailed as the dead…

Ex-APGA Guber Candidate, Agballah Set For Book Presentation

Photo: Barr ugochukwu Agballah From Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu Nigeria A one time gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu state and leader of a socio political body, Igbo Improvement Union (IIU,)E Barr. Ugochukwu Agballah, says all is set for the public presentation of his  latest book , entitled “Where The Rain Started…

Mace Stealing Drama: Senate Summons Omo-Agege, Ndume

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The joint committee of the Senate and House of Representatives investigating the inavasion of the upper Legislative Chamber and stealing of mace recently has summoned Senators Ovie Omo-Agege and Ali Ndume over the drama. Reports say the Chairman of the investigative committee, Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah, issued the summon at the…

Court Strikes Out Melaye’s Suit Alleging Assassination Plot Against Him

KOGI, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Kogi State High Court Tuesday dismissed a suit over an attempt on the life of Senator Dino Melaye by five accused persons for want of ”diligent prosecution”. The suspects include the Chairman, Association of Local Government of Nigeria ALGON, Mr.Taofiq Isa and four others including:  Messrs Ade Obege; Abdullahi Isah; Michael Bamidele…

After Court Quashed His Suspension, Omo-Agege Absent From Senate Sitting

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege was on Tuesday absent from plenary. The Senate on April 2, suspended Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege (Delta-APC) over a “dissenting comment’’ on decision of the Upper Chamber on adoption of conference report on INEC Commission Act (2010) Amendment Bill. Omo-Agege,  however went to court to challenge his suspension and the court in…

Russia 2018: Super Eagles Coach Releases 30-Man Provisional List

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has released a 30-man provisional squad for the 2018 World Cup tournament to be hosted by Russia. The listed players are mostly those who were featured in the qualifying matches. The Super Eagles Manager picked four goalkeepers and they include: Ikechukwu Ezenwa, Daniel Akpeyi, Francis Uzoho and Dele…