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Lessons From Adeosungate, By Reuben Abati 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance (2015-2018), Kemi Adeosun threw in her letter of resignation on Friday, September 14, to bring to a temporary closure, the public outcry and the embarrassment that her possession of a fake National Youth Service Corps Exemption Certificate had generated since July when it was first reported. Her […]

INEC And Political Parties’ Nomination Of Candidates

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had, as far back as when Professor Attahiru Jega was in the saddle as national chairman, formulated a body of rules or regulations that would guide and ensure the credibility of the conduct of primary elections by political parties. Titled “Regulation for the […]

OPINION: Akwa Ibom in Sweden

Photo:Akwa Ibom in Sweden By Iman Imar (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is one of the ironies of life that the race is not to the swiftest. That fact is now turning into one of the realities that the people of Akwa Ibom State have to grapple with especially in the education sector. In an era […]

2019: A Brief Manual Of Nigerian Politics, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month and the next and definitely by the end of October 2018, the hustling and jostling in Nigeria’s political arena would have begun in full earnest. The elections will be held in February 2019. For the benefit of any outsider who may never […]

Buhari, 2019 Elections And The Law, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise.  On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it […]

OPINION: Thoughts on a Tambuwal Presidency, By Okey Ikechukwu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Prince Kasim Afegbu`s intervention on this page last week threw up some interesting aspects of the unfolding drama around the 2019 presidency, especially as it concerns the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal. The governor`s yet to be declared ambition is said to be a major headache to the […]

Rule Of Law: The President Got It Wrong, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is unfortunate that the most important statement made so far at the on-going Annual Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, an outright derogation of the supremacy of the rule of law, has not yet generated any coherent response from either the Bar or the Bench. President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of […]

ANALYSIS: Dakuku Peterside, Rivers Politics and NIMASA Story 

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau Apart from the aborted 3rd Republic, Rivers State, South South Nigeria from 1999 up till the immediate past administration, led by former President Goodluck Jonathan, has consistently been in the control of the ruling party. But right after the exit of former Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi from the PDP, […]

OPINION: Remembering Adefuye’s Humanity and Quintessential Diplomacy

By Femi Soneye It was on August 27, 2015 that the curtains suddenly fell on a luminous epoch in the humanity and quintessential diplomacy of Professor Adebowale Ibidapo Adefuye, a prolific writer and erudite scholar, while in the line of duty as Nigeria’s Ambassador to the United States at his strategic outpost in Washington DC. […]

Opinion: The African Road to China, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The African leaders journey to Beijing, for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) holding from September 3-4, 2018, actually began fifty three years ago. That was at the infancy of our independence. In 1960 alone, seventeen African countries had gained independence. Tanzania became independent in 1961 and Zambia, four years later. Both faced […]

OPINION: Akpabio’s War Chants

By Mike Akpan (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For many Nigerians, the events of the Second World War are distant tales that bear little impact on the developmental challenges of our country. With the exception of Nigerians who were recruited to serve in the British Army many of who saw action in Burma, the narration of the […]

OPINION: A Dry Sallah And Other Stories, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Baba is back, we thank God” “You have started your mischief again. Baba said he will be back in two weeks, and he is back, so what is special about that?” “You know sometimes when the President goes to London like that, we may then be told that his doctors have advised […]

OPINION – 2019: Why Nigerian Youths Are Becoming Despondent

By Jerome-Mario Utomi. For the keen political watchers, there has been no shortage of doubt that the 2019 general election in Nigeria would be without strategic ambush among the political gladiators which of course forms part of every conventional democratic process. What has however caused concern among Nigerians is the volume of treacheries, horse-trading, and […]

ANALYSIS: What Is In The Political Homage And Predictions?  

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau  BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It is normal for man to always aspire to achieve a new goal in life. However, an ambition will remain only a dream if not followed with planning and action. This clearly defines the direct link between the struggle and success. And as put by a […]

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 […]

Reality Settles On Friends And Foes of Akpabio

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the flamboyance and glitter that went with the news of his defection to the All Progressives Congress, APC, the reality is coming to dawn among friends and foes of the former Senate Minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio. As no one feels the shoe like the one who wears it, Akpabio is […]

OPINION: Beyond The Intellectual Battle For Nigeria’s Presidency

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The battle for presidency of Nigeria has always approximated the struggle for the soul of the nation. This is understandable given the fact that Nigeria’s presidency is a superintending allocator of values.  The consistent and burgeoning groundswell of public desires, yearnings and aspirations for the elusive and illusive good […]

OPINION: Akpabio, How Market?

By Iman Imar (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A great tree has indeed fallen and it was no surprise a mammoth crowd came out last Wednesday to see if they could perceive what happened to Senator Godswill Akpabio last Wednesday in Ikot Ekpene stadium. A respected elder in the state and former minister of lands and housing, […]

ANALYSIS: The God and PDP Presidential Primary

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Almost two weeks ago, I wrote a piece with the title: ‘’The Defection Blow; 2019 Politics Has Just Begun’’ In that analysis, I concluded that the intriguing games of politics could not be said to be over until it is over. Not […]

OPINION: Of Treacheries by Political Mercenaries

By Sufuyan Ojeifo “As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.  So Jesus told him, ‘What you are about to do, do quickly.’” John 13.27 (New International Version of the Holy Bible) Those who are conversant with the verse of the Bible quoted supra would remember very vividly what happened and the […]

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