Labour Insists On N30,000 Minimum Wage

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Organised labour on Tuesday rejected the N27, 000 new National Minimum Wage recommended by the National Council of State, insisting on N30,000 proposed by the Tripartite Committee on the new salary. Leaders of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) declared their rejection of the position in Abuja while reacting…

Biafra: IPOB Leader Kalu, A Fraudster, Crook, Says Enugu Prophet

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu based fiery prophet, Anthony Nwoko, on Monday came hard on runaway leader of Indigenous people of Biafra IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kalu, describing him as a “fraudster and crook” hiding under Biafra agitation project to swindle scores of uninformed Igbo sons and daughters across the globe. “Nnamdi Kalu…

Buhari Fires TETFund Boss, Abdullahi Baffa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has removed Dr. Abdullahi Baffa as Executive Secretary, Tertiary Education Trust Fund. Baffa, who was an aide to Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, was appointed the head of TETFund alongside 14 other heads of parastatals under the Federal Ministry of Education on August 2, 2016. President Buhari has…

An Overview: Ogun State Race to Government House

Olubukola Ogundeji ([email protected])  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sets the stage for the 2019 General Elections, the Nigerian electorate will be witnesses or participants in what might turn out to be the most unusual electoral cycle in our recent history. One of the most interesting in the 2019 elections, will…

Nigeria Floats Blind Football National Team; to be Named Star Eagles

From Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Plans have been concluded by Nigeria’s Ministry of youth and Sports through the Para-Athletics Federation of Nigeria, for the raising and unveiling of a National blind football team, to be known as Star Eagles. National President of Para- Athletics Federation of Nigeria, Dr. Geoffrey Ogu, who disclosed this to…

EFCC Arrests 6 Suspected Internet Fraudsters

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have arrested six suspected internet fraudsters in separate raids carried out in Abuja. Acting Head Media and Publicity of the Commission, Mr Tony Orilade listed the suspects as Chemezie Ezeife, Onwochei John, Onwochei Joel, Marvin Nwankwo, Prince Ojenike, and Jude Olatekobowale. He said…

Suspected Gunmen in Rivers Abduct Wike’s Aide

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rivers State Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the Special Adviser on Lands and Survey to Governor Nyesom Wike Anugbom Anuoha. Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) Nnamdi Omoni, made the confirmation in a statement he issued Friday in Port Harcourt, the State capital. The Governor’s aide was reportedly abducted…

INEC Releases List Of Eligible Candidates To Contest 2019 Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday released the final list of the eligible candidates contesting for various positions, in the 2019 General Elections. The list as twitted from the Commission’s verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria contains the names of candidates for the Presidential, Senatorial, House of Representatives and state Assemblies. The Presidential candidates’…

Senate Confirms New INEC REC; DG of Concession Commission

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Mr. Monday Udo Tom as a Resident Electoral Commission (REC) of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Similarly, the upper Legislative Chamber            has confirmed the appointment of Chidi Kennedy Izuwah as Director-General (DG) of the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission. The Senate’s approval was given after the…

Acting IGP Appoints Ex-Lagos PPRO, Frank Mba as The Force Spokesman

AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr. Adamu Mohammed, has appointed a former Lagos PPRO Frank Mba as the new Spokesman for the Nigeria Police Force.  Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police. took over from the immediate past Police mouth piece, Mr. Moshood Jimoh – an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police. Until…