FG Insists No Ransom Paid to Free Dapchi Girls, Challenges UN to Provide Evidence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government on Thursday insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls. In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish such. The minister was responding to…

My Plans for LAUTECH -Senator Adeleke

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke has decried the neglect and inadequate funding of Ladoke Akintola University, vowing to turn the fortune of the University around for better if elected governor of Osun state. “It is disheartening the way lecturers and staff of LAUTECH…

OPINION – 2019 Presidency: Who is this Olawepo-Hashim?

Photo: Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The race for the 2019 presidential election has begun in earnest.  In the All Progressives Congress, APC, the candidature of the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, is a fait accompli.  Nevertheless, four aspirants, with little or no political weight, want to square up with him at…

Senator Ayogu Eze Joins APC

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP in Enugu state South- East Nigeria, has suffered another major set back as one of its chieftains and immediate past senator that represented Enugu North senatorial district, Chief Ayogu Eze, has dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC). Senator Eze,…

Umahi Berates Ethiopian, Emirates Airlines for Using Sub-standard Planes in Nigeria

From  Ignatius  Okpara, Abakaliki Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ebonyi, state governor, chief Dave Nweze  Umahi, has berated operators of Ethiopian and Emirate Airlines over alleged  use of sub-standard aircrafts in Nigeria. He accused owners of the foreign airlines of using only aircraft’s that are not in proper condition in Nigerian air space. Umahi, who is…

Kaduna State Assembly Elects New Deputy Speaker

KADUNA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the resignation of the former State’s second Lawmaker, the Kaduna State House of Assembly has elected Nuhu Shadalafiya as the new Deputy Speaker. Shadalafiya until his nomination was the House committee chairman on information.He is representing Kagarko constituency. The former Deputy Speaker John Adu resigned from the position last…

Iworiso-Markson to Aspirants: Play By The Rules, Election Is Not A War

By Ignatius Okpara ….attributes success of Restoration Government to leadership of Gov. Dickson (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday said it will work with security agencies to ensure that the state remains safe and peaceful throughout the electioneering period. It therefore appealed to all aspirants not to hit up the polity with…

Enugu Govt Seals Off Heritage Bank, GTB, Unity Bank, Others Over Tax Evasion

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu ENUGU, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Enugu State Board of Internal Revenue after obtaining Court Orders, Tuesday carried out a distrainment exercise on four banks and two other private firms, as it sealed off their offices over non-payment of taxes to the State. The Board claimed that the unpaid tax amounts…

FG Appoints Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun Head of Bulk Electricity Trading Firm

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government FG has announced the appointment of the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun as the Chairman, Board of Directors of Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company (NBET). Finance Ministry Director of Information, Mr Hassan Dodo in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the appointment was…