Buhari Appoints Umar El-Yakub as SSA On NASS

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub as his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives). The appointment according to a statement issued Thursday in Abuja by the President’s SA on Media and Publicity; Mr. Femi Adeshina followed the resignation of the immediate past aide in…

Sexual Assault: Lady Gaga Vows to Remove Duet With R. Kelly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lady Gaga has apologised for working with embattled R&B star R Kelly and vowed to remove their duet, ‘’Do What U Want’’, from streaming services. Gaga’s threat came after the broadcast of a new documentary about Kelly, which detailed allegations of sexual and physical abuse against women and underage girls, spanning several decades. She…

Outcry as Opposition Candidate Wins DR Congo Presidential Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The electoral officials have declared opposition candidate Felix Tshisekedi as the winner of DR Congo’s Presidential election. The announcement which was made overnight, sparked accusations of an “electoral coup” from runner-up Martin Fayulu. Similarly, the Catholic Church said that the result did not match data collected by its election monitors. The ruling party,…

Lack of Reliable Database Delaying Diaspora Voting Take-Off

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Consul-General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Ben Okoyen, says lack of reliable database is one of the factors delaying the implementation of Diaspora Voting by Nigerians outside their homeland. Okoyen, who said this when members of Legacy Initiative International Advocacy, U.S. chapter visited Nigeria House in New York, stressed the…

Corps Member Arraigned in Osun Over Reckless Driving, Manslaughter

OSUN, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A 29-year-old member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Odedele Feranmi, who alleged to have killed a 16-year-old boy with his car, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo Magistrates’ Court. The accused whose address was not given, is facing a two-count change of reckless driving and manslaughter. The police…

Sylva, A Desperate Politician Under Threat From His Conscience – Dickson

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Governor, the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, on Wednesday described former Governor Timipre Sylva as an unpopular and desperate politician whose conscience remains his greatest threat. Dickson said in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media Relations, Mr. FIdelis Soriwei, that Sylva cuts the gnawing image of a troubled man…

Police Declare NURTW Chieftain, “Seigo” Wanted Over Lagos APC Rally Violence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspects and declared wanted a chieftain of NURTW, Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, over the disruption of APC rally in Lagos on Tuesday. The Command’s spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, said in a statement that the two persons arrested in connection with the incident were helping the…

Salah Wins African Footballer Award; Egypt to Host 2019 Nations Cup

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has won the African Footballer of the Year award for the second year in succession. The Egyptian forward was voted the winner at the Confederation of African Football’s (CAF) 2018 awards ceremony in Dakar on Tuesday. Salah beat his Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who…

Enugu Prophet, Nwoko Blasts Nigeria’s Clerics, Political Leaders

Photo: Enugu based prophet, Anthony Nwoko …Declares Buhari, Atiku Not The Messiah From Ignatius Okparau ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Fiery Enugu based Prophet, Anthony Nwoko has descended on Nigeria’s religious and political leaders, accusing some of the clerics of voicing out fake favourable prophecies to politicians for their selfish and personal gains. He said the so-called…