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OPINION: The Chibok Schoolgirls Tragedy Can Be Real


By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Nigerians woke up on the night of 14–15 April 2014, to be informed that some 276 female students had been kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. At that time, Boko Haram, a growing Islamic sect, claimed  responsibility […]

The Spiritual Side of Aso Villa, By Reuben Abati

Dr. Reuben Abati, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – People tend to be alarmed when the Nigerian Presidency takes certain decisions. They don’t think the decision makes sense. Sometimes, they wonder if something has not gone wrong with the thinking process at that highest level of the country. I have heard people insist that there is some form of […]

The Buhari Legacy Project, By Reuben Abati

President Buhari resumes work at the Presidential Villa, Abuja/Photo: State House

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari’s strategists, if they are at work at all, are chasing ants and ignoring the elephant in the room. They do him great disservice. Their oversight is hubristically determined either by incapacity or a vendetta-induced distraction. It is time they changed the game and the narrative; time they […]

OPINION: Nigeria is still for Sale, By Owei Lakemfa


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Whenever I look back at the last thirty years of selling our national assets and privatization, I see a litany of lies, cathedrals of falsehood, labyrinths   of trickery, monuments of treachery,  systematic    asset-stripping and serial   deception. This infamous heritage has an equally infamous origin in the 1985 National Debate  on the  International Monetary Fund (IMF) Loan […]

OPINION: What Nigeria Means To Me, By Reuben Abati


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The various reactions on Independence Day yesterday can only compel us to ask one question: what does Nigeria mean to you or me? I had written a piece on Friday, September 30, in which I advised that Nigerians should embrace hope rather than despair and that in the long run, […]

OPINION: From Telecom, Banking to Manufacturing, Nigerians Are Cheated


Although I wanted Real Madrid to win Borussia Dortmund yesterday evening, 27th September 2016, in the ongoing UEFA Champions League competition, my situation was made worse by what I discovered when I opened my newly bought and well caped Cadbury bournvita to take tea. I discovered that it was virtually half-filled in quantity. What? Why? […]

Message for Governor Ajimobi – Emerging Talent You Must Support!


By Akintokunbo A. Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com The guy in the middle you are looking at is Abiodun Adegoke. He is 7 feet and 2 inches tall, ((in England, they lovingly call such tall people, Beanpoles) almost 18 years old and has just been admitted to resume and complete his secondary education at Segun Odegbami International College […]

OPINION: Bayelsa Comes of Age, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson


Twenty years old today and Bayelsa can now be said to be living the dream of its founding fathers. It has discovered a sense of self and after years of relative obscurity it can be said to occupy the centre stage in the politics and development of the Niger Delta and the South-South subregion. With […]

OPINION: America Empire’s Doomed Day With Donald Trump in the White House


By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria The 2016 United States of America Presidential election can simply be described as Donald Trump’s Reality Show. In his attempt to get to the White House he has tongue lashed just anyone he came across in the process. Senator Ted Cruz of the Tea Party and […]

King Sunny Ade at 70, By Reuben Abati


Chief Sunday Adeniyi Adegeye, the legendary juju musician popularly known as King Sunny Ade deserves the four-month-long celebration of his 70th birthday which began on September 1, marked with great attention on September 22, the actual date of his birth, and scheduled to run till December 31, 2016, in the United States, Nigeria and the UK. […]

OPINION: Rationale and Solutions to High Interest Rates in Nigeria By Toni Oki


Interest rates on bank loans in Nigeria are well over 20 percent, presenting a major hindrance to household spending and firm growth. Yet, against the backdrop of a slowly contracting economy and sharply rising inflation, which now stands at 17.6 percent, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) raised the […]

ANALYSIS: Edo Guber Poll; Oshiomhole And Postponement

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Given the political situation and calculation on the most likely fate to befall the ruling party then – the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the leading opposition (now in power) the All Progressives Congress (APC), not a few Nigerians; pundits and the […]

Opinion: The Colours of Our Rainbow


By Owei Lakemfa The Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) has been campaigning for some two years  for the return of 217 Chibok girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group. They began their campaigns at a time some Nigerians doubted that the girls were abducted or that such adolescents existed in the first place. Whatever peoples’ […]

OPINION: Democracy is When They Win, By Owei Lakemfa


BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The crowds on the streets of the Venezuelan  capital, Caracas on September 1 seeking the ouster of President Nicholas Maduro were impressive. They stretched as long as the eyes could see. Also impressive were the crowds insisting Maduro serves out his mandate. The tactics of turning  out crowds on the […]

OPINION: Battling with the People’s Consciousness in Edo

Edo state governor Adams Oshiomhole

By Sufuyan Ojeifo, Abuja Edo people have become very politically enlightened and there is no amount of shenanigans and sweet talks that will mitigate their consciousness and readiness to effect a change of government in the State on September 28, or any other date that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may be corralled to […]

OPINION: Buhari and the Search for Redemptive Courage


Steve Orji, United Kingdom, Brainpac@yahoo.com  The post-military era of 1979-85 was only the beginning of Nigeria’s deepening social and economic woes. Nigerians barely survived the Shehu Shagari’ “Austerity measure”, the signature byeword to that era of hunger and spontaneous decline of Nigeria’ middle-class. That era no less, triggered long-range economic shocks that lived into the second […]

Drama in Ebonyi House as LG Chairman Nominee Could Not Recite National Anthem, Pledge


By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu Abakaliki, Ebonyi -State Nigeria – There was a Mild drama  at the hallowed chamber of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Thursday when a Caretaker Committee Chairman designate, Mr. Henry Eze, could not recite the Nigeria National Anthem and pledge seven times, as requested by the lawmakers who were screening him. Eze, […]

Ogun FTZ: How Not to Do Business In Nigeria

Ogun State governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun

By Olu-Bolu Esho There is no gain repeating the fact that Nigeria is indeed one of the most viable countries to do business in Sub-Saharan Africa. It is also a known fact that the country desires credible foreign investors to explore its great potential, of abundant human and natural resources. What I also know however […]

OPINION: Nigeria Squeezed Between the Change that Will Never come and Reality


By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin , Nigeria The APC party fought with the “Change” slogan and won the government but they didn’t define what they meant by “Change” or what must “Change”. Even now they are still free to give us a definition that is not after thought. What they seem to […]

Rio 2016 – Why We Really Failed


By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com Just a few days after the just concluded Rio Olympics, Mariam Usman, a Commonwealth medallist, said she has lost the urge to represent Nigeria at international events. She was the only weightlifter that represented Nigeria in Rio, where she competed in the +75 category and amassed 265 kg. She finished 8th […]

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