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NEWS FEATURE: Amb. Adetunji Makes Case for Concept of ONE WORLD at UN’s SDG7 Bangkok Conference

By Oludare Sunday Fase, Baltimore, USA Photo 1: Amb. Tunde Adetunji, the President of the National Heritage Foundation and centre, Atlanta, USA Photo 2 & 3: Amb Adetunji posts for photograph with other participants at the SDG7 Bangkok Conference (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The concept of “One World” is not new as it has been eloquently pursued many […]

OPINION: Banning Codeine in APC, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following a codeine-propelled high drug addiction problem, the Federal Government in a swift reaction, banned the production and importation of codeine containing cough syrup. The syrup usually taken by millions of youths who mix it with soft drinks,  alcohol or illegal drugs, leads to physical and mental reliance on the drug and can […]

OPINION: Wishing You Many More ‘Recalls’, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The failed attempt on April 28, to recall Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye in which the ‘Recallists’ scored a miserable 5.3 percent, is not my focus. My mind is on matters arising which  are likely to feature in the 2019 general elections. In the “Statement of Results  of Verification for Recall” signed […]

OPINION – 2019: Why The Youths May Not Make Impact

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leadership is viewed as deformed when the leader assumes self-sufficient attitude, despise others and views self as the exclusive possessor of what he has, as well as claim excellence not possessed. Unfortunately, such characterizes the leadership’s sphere, not just in Nigeria but Africa as a continent. A factor that’s […]

The Return Of ‘Shina Rambo’, By Phrank Shaibu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When I wrote last month about Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West Senatorial District, I was accused in certain quarters of nursing a king size grudge against the Okun born politician. Some people suggested that the write up smirked of bellicosity if not outright hyperbolism. Indeed, the effluents imbued in that piece, […]

Dining With Trump; Recalling Colonial Tactics, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – American President Donald Trump sat  on Monday, April 30 with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari who was on a state visit  and told him: “We had very serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria; We are going to be working on that problem very, very hard because we cannot allow […]

OPINION: Snoring While The Roof Is On Fire, By Owei Lakemfa

Photo: Owei Lakemfa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The invasion of the hallowed chambers of the Senate on Wednesday while the Distinguished were in session, was dramatic but not unexpected. We are lucky that the invaders were not out to physically attack the Senators, otherwise, there might   have been some casualties amongst them more so when the […]

OPINION: Senate And Omo-Agege’s Absurd Theatrics

Photo: Sen. Omo-Agege, Member, Nigerian Senate By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If the invasion of the Senate in plenary on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by two thugs sponsored by suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central), during which they attacked the Mace, the legislative symbol of authority, and made away with it in a […]

The Niger Delta Question And 2030 Sustainable Agenda

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the 2030 sustainable agenda to succeed, says the United Nation, partnership and collaboration must be given a disciplined attention.  This world body further stated that the scale and ambition of this agenda calls for smart partnerships, collaborations, ecosystem thinking, co-creation and alignment of various intervention efforts by the […]

OPINION: Boko Haram and the Chibok Schoolgirls: 4 Years On

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -V As we open our eyes four years after Boko Haram stole away some 276 female school girls in Chibok Government School overnight on April 14, 2014, we still desire to see the true motives of the captors. We want to examine the implications […]

Feature: Why Angela Alsobrooks Should Be Next PG County Executive

Photo: Ms Angela Alsobrooks and Harrison Harrison C. Nwozo Jr. …And What Her Election Means to African Diaspora By Harrison C. Nwozo Jr. (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – At an appearance Ms. Alsobrooks made on February 25, 2018  with United Brothers Organization (An African Diaspora Group of African Business Owners in PG County), at their meeting in […]

OPINION: Unorthodox Governance; The APC Way

By Jerome- Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Scandal in the words of Paul Glenn is a needless word or deed which does harm to those who hear or observe them, it is the word or deed that occasions sin in another; it is a bad example. Very instructive also is the fact that; to the […]

OPINION: Politics Without Developing from Political Parties

By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Nigeria party politics’ Fourth Republic that started May 29, 1999 is already counting its years. It is now the longest regime. From October 1, 1960 to date the regimes are as follows, namely, 1960-1966 (PP 6 years), 1966-1979 (MD 13 years), 1979-1983 (PP 4 years), 1983-1993 […]

OPINION: The $322 Million Repatriated Abacha Loot: Matters Miscellany

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I got a credible information last week from some grapevines in Abuja that the much-talked about outstanding sum of $322 million (not $321 million as has been widely reported) stashed away in some secret accounts by former military dictator, the late General Sani Abacha, in Liechtenstein, Luxembourg and Switzerland, […]

OPINION: The Conflict of Faith at Easter

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi

By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is another  Easter week and you know that you’re supposed to be rejoicing over Christ’s sacrifice on the cross and his miraculous resurrection. However your response has been the  “wearing your usual plastic smiles” around in all the activities. You are indifference, […]

OPNION: Nigeria, ECOWAS and the Morocco Question, By Reuben Abati

Photo: Reuben Abati (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I was in Morocco recently, about 20 years after I last visited Timbuktu, Marrakech, Casablanca, Rabat and Laayoune. I was quite impressed to see how Morocco with its colour-coded cities remains very much an organized, efficient and a comparatively competitive country.  The trip this time began from the Lagos […]

OPINION: Osinbajo, Corruption Fight And Public Opinion

By Jerome-mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is a deep-seated teaching within the religious circle that for a man to exist, comprehends, exercise and act; he must depend on a supernatural gift called grace. Such ‘grace’ for political decisiveness seems to have been recently released upon our nation’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbanjo as he […]

OPINION: Nigerian Military, T.Y. Danjuma And Self-defense Option

By Emmanuel Bello (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I’m sure former defence minister, General TY Danjuma does not need much defence and when he does, has very qualified people to do so. But let me quickly stop some people in their tracks with context as they continue to hurtle hate and spiteful lines at the General for […]

Dapchi Girls: Of Sham Release And Cynical Citizenry

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Between February 19, 2018 when the Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by supposed Boko Haram insurgents and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when the news broke that 76 of them had been released, I had offered perspectives on the incident in two articles.  The first was titled: “Chibok and Dapchi girls: […]

OPINION – 2019 Election:  INEC, Voters and Reluctant Optimism

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICA EXAMINER) – As the nation races toward 2019 general election, many strange things are happening daily in our political space; some heartening and others, undesirable. Particularly echoing on this wavelength is the demand for a robust political partisanship.  A move that is aimed at terminating the dearth of leadership that has […]

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