Polls: Many Passengers Stranded At Lagos Airport

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many passengers were on Saturday stranded at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, following restriction of movement across the country due to ongoing Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Inspector-General of Police, Abubakar Adamu, ordered the restriction of movement from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, to check activities of unscrupulous elements…

Governor Emmanuel’s Security Aide ‘Abducted’ By Soldiers in Akwa Ibom

AKWA IBOM, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Senior Special Adviser on Security Matters to Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel, Capt Iniobong Ekong, has been reportedly abducted. It was gathered that Ekong was picked up midnight Friday allegedly by soldiers, following a purported petition written by the immediate past Governor, Senator Godswill Akpabio. The State…

BREAKING: Multiple Explosions Rock Maiduguri Hours Before Voting Opens

BORNO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Reports say a series of explosions was heard Saturday morning in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital Northeast Nigeria, just hours before the opening of polls in presidential and parliamentary elections. According AFP, multiple blasts were heard at about 6:00 am (0500 GMT). There was no immediate indication of the cause,…

ANALYSIS: 2019 Polls: Uniqueness, Intrigues And Flaws

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Finally, the 2019 general elections are here. Expectedly, Nigerians have come out in their numbers to vote for candidates of their choice. The first leg of the rescheduled polls is the Presidential and National Assembly (NASS) elections. With a total of 84, 004, 084 registered voters, out…

Nigeria General Election February  23rd, 2019

African Examiner’s Election Coverage (Presidential & National Assembly) __________________________________________________________________ Nigerians Elect President, NASS Members (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerians will today Saturday February 23, 2019 go to the poll to elect their president and 469 members of the National Assembly (NASS). This is coming a week after the exercise was rescheduled by the Independent National Electoral…

Governor Amosun’s Aide Dies in Fatal Auto Crash

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun’s aide Adeniyi Adesanya has lost his life, while the Secretary to the State Government, Barr. Taiwo Adeoluwa reportedly got involved in a fatal motor accident Friday evening. It was gathered that the accident occured in, Siun-Kobape along the Sagamu-Abeokuta road. Adeoluwa reportedly sustained severe injury and…

US Denies Report On Allegation Of Corruption Against Atiku

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – United States (US) has denied statement credited to her Secretary of State, Mr. Mike Pompeo, quoting him as accusing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, as being corrupt. Following this, the statement which went viral on the social media Wednesday, quoted Pompeo as saying that he refused…

Kano Police Arrests APC Lawmaker Over APC-PDP Bloody Clash

KANO, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Kano Police Command says it has arrested a member representing Kiru/Bebeji Federal constituency, Abdulmumini Jibrin-Kofa over Thursday’s clash between supporters of PDP and APC. The Command Public Relations Officer, DSP Abdullahi Haruna confirmed the arrest of the lawmaker in an interview with the NAN in Kano Friday. He said Jibrin-Kofar…

At Last, INEC Enlists Zamfara APC Candidates For Guber, State Assembly Polls

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has included Zamfara State chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 9, 2019 Governorship and State House of Assembly elections. The Commission made this known Friday in a tweet from its verified Twitter handle @inecnigeria indicating that the action was  “in compliance…