Governors Meet to Discuss FAAC Deadlock, Minimum Wage, Others

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) on Wednesday night met in Abuja to discuss matter arising from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) deadlock, minimum wage, among other issues. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the June monthly meeting of FAAC in Abuja ended in a deadlock. The FAAC monthly meeting…

Injured Oxlade-Chamberlain to Miss Next Football Season

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barring last minutes change, Liverpool and England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to miss the majority of the 2018-19 season. The Reds Manager Jurgen Klopp gave the hint Wednesday. The 24-year-old has not played since he sustained injury on his knee during the Champions League semi-final with Roma in April. “It feels…

European Commission Fines Google £4.34bn Over Android

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Commission has fined Google with a record €4.34bn ($5bn; £3.9bn) over Android. The Commission alleged that the firm had used the mobile operating system to illegally “cement its dominant position in general internet search”. Consequently, the firm’s parent – Alphabet has been given 90 days timeline to change its business…

PDP Faults Buhari’s Request of N242bn Virement to Fund 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the Presidency’s request for N242 billion from the 2018 Budget, for 2019 elections, contending such demand constitutes a threat to the incoming polls. The party made its position known on the matter in a statement issued in Abuja by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr…

Impeachment: Imo Deputy Governor Drags Chief Judge, Speaker to Court

From Ignatius Okpara (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The embattled Deputy Governor of Imo state, South- East Prince Eze Madumere, Nigeria, has dragged the State Chief Judge, Justice Paschal Nnadi, Speaker, Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Acho Ihim and the State House of Assembly to court over the impeachment process against him. Madumere is praying the…

Imo Assembly Serves Deputy Governor  Impeachment Notice Via Newspapers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The impeachment process against the Imo Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere has gathered more momentum as the State’s House of Assembly officially served the embattled DG impeachment notice. The notice which was served on Madumere through a substituted means (Newspaper publications) Tuesday was signed by the Speaker, Acho Ihim and 13 other…

Bayelsa Assembly To Darlon Security: Come and Defend Yourself

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Bayelsa State House of Assembly has dismissed insinuations in some quarters that, it is out to witch hunt an indigenous firm, Darlon Security Services, because of political reasons. The assembly said, it received overwhelming reports suggesting that, the company may have compromised its operations, which has resulted to alleged loss of lives…

Budget Crisis: Buhari Wants NASS to Drop Inserted N578bn for N242bn to Fund 2019 Election

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate’s approval of N242.45 billion for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Department of State Service (DSS) and other security agencies to kick start the preparations for the 2019 general elections. Buhari’s request was contained in a letter dated July 11, 2018; addressed to President of…