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OPINION: That APC’s Wager On Lawan And Gbaja, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I do not look into crystal balls. That is not my preoccupation.  I certainly lack the endowment of predicting the future. That enterprise is better left to the confident fortune-tellers. Agreed it is their forte, there is the possibility of their getting it wrong sometimes and such times could be moments of […]

OPINION: Much Ado About NASS Leadership Election

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Ahead of its June 11 inauguration, there has been so much noise about the mode of electing presiding officers of the 9th National Assembly. Some stakeholders canvass adoption of the secret ballot system while some others favour open ballot. Both have given reasons for their respective stance. Secret ballot advocates […]

What’s wrong with these end-time Governors? By Reuben Abati 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I believe we all have that one family member who thinks that he or she has the right to intrude into your schedule and order you around. When they call you, they won’t give up until you pick their calls. And these people, they can call you liked a hundred times. Send […]

OPINION: Corruption A La Carte

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com “What is the problem with us Nigerians? We have started printing our own tickets for the Kaduna-Abuja rail services. I learnt ticketing officials hoard tickets so they can sell at triple the normal price. Are we cursed? We kill everything then blame the government. We need to execute by hanging infrastructural […]

NEWS ANALYSIS: Disappointment, Hitches, Confusion As 2019 UTME Starts

By Tajudeen Balogun and Niyi Adeyi (with Agency Report) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The 2019 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) took off across the country Thursday, but with many logistics and technical loopholes. While few candidates complained about challenge of systems malfunctioning in some accredited Computer Based (CBT) centers, many other were […]

OPINION: Should Ministers Resign to be Eligible For APC’s Primary Election?

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Yoruba proverb aptly says: “Bi ina o ba tan li ori, eje ko le tan li eekan”, meaning: “for as long as lice are common features in the hair on the human head, there will always be blood stains on the finger nails.” Inferentially, as long as humanity […]

CBN: Emefiele’s One Good Turn Deserves Another

By Abba Adakole (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Public offices are held in trust for the people. Therefore occupiers of public offices are the golden fish that have no hiding place.  It is thus instructive that they should justify their appointments by demonstrating competence, accountability, discipline and leadership. These virtues approximate the essence of every successful public […]

OPINION: In Defence Of FCT Minister By Bolade Olawale

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent reports about land allocation in the federal capital territory implies imperative of impassioned investigative reporting in Nigeria.Abuja governance under Mallam Muhammed Musa Bello in the last four or so years is an epitome of transparency, due process and fiercely anti-corruption leadership mindset and style.Those very close to the inner working of […]

OPINION: Senate Presidency And North-central Zone’s Mystique

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won the majority seats in the Nigerian Senate – at least 62 so far of 109. It is therefore set to produce the senate president when the 9th National Assembly is inaugurated in June. A proclamation by President Muhammadu Buhari, after he must […]

INEC And The Failure Of Due Diligence

By Sufuyan Ojeifo When I hailed the postponement of the scheduled February 16 presidential and national assembly elections by the Professor Mahmood Yakubu-led Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in an article, I did so with a sense of responsibility. It flowed from the perception that the electoral body was committed to the conduct of free, […]

OPINION: Emefiele And The Stakes at CBN

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the central bank and apex monetary authority of the country, the major regulatory objectives of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as mirrored in the institution’s enabling Act are to maintain the external reserves of the country, promote monetary stability, a sound financial environment and to act as […]

ANALYSIS: Can Amosun, Okorocha Deliver Their Puppets in Ogun, Imo?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It may not be arguable for one to aver that the Ogun State politics has not been this keen, volatile and extremely capricious. In other words, ‘all is not well’ politically right now, in the Gateway State. Not even the rumblings and uproars, of 2010, but which finally rested […]

ANALYSIS: Nigeria 2019 Governorship Elections: Foretelling The Outcome

By Omoshola Deji (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Governing a state in Nigeria is equivalent to, or more demanding than, ruling some countries in Africa and the world. For instance, the Governor of Lagos State has about 20 million persons to cater for, while the President of Togo and Denmark have just about 6 and 8 million […]

Red Flags in Saturday’s Governorship Poll

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The dusts generated by the conduct and outcomes of the February 23 Presidential and National Assembly have yet to settle. The reason is that the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, had indicated his intention to challenge the outcome of the poll at […]

Opinion: At a crossroads

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In 2015, no room was created to interrogate the conduct of the presidential election in which an incumbent president kissed the dust. Both the process and outcome escaped obligatory queries and essential indictments. Had the process and outcome been subjected to painstaking reviews, especially at the court, perhaps, the […]

Governor Amosun’s Danse Macabre, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The most distasteful theatre of the absurd yet in the electioneering drives of the two leading political parties – the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – played out during the presidential campaign rally of the APC in Abeokuta, on Monday (February 11).  Nothing close to the oddity […]

So that ASUU and Nigerian University System Will Rise Again

…By Gbolahan Gbadamosi and Akintokunbo A. Adejumo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This piece arose from a conversation we had that dragged on and on. We have a combined experience of and exposure to university education in Nigeria and an active interest, including one of us being previously an academic staff of a federal university for a […]

OPINION: A Compilation of BREXIT Thoughts by Some Nigerians in the UK

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) This is not an article, but an assortment of posts, comments and thoughts as expressed by a group of very intellectual and well-informed Nigerians living, working and thriving in the United Kingdom; a group to which I can say I am very proud to belong. I have decided not to […]

OPINION: The Obasanjo Bombshell, By Reuben Abati 

“Former President Obasanjo is a courageous patriot and statesman who tells truth to power when he is convinced leaders are doing wrong” – Muhammadu Buhari, March 4, 2015.  “Buhari is sick in the spirit, body and soul. Let’s beg him to go and rest…Let’s give chance to another person” – Olusegun Obasanjo, January 21, 2019. […]

An Overview: Ogun State Race to Government House

Olubukola Ogundeji (toyinmm@aol.com)  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) sets the stage for the 2019 General Elections, the Nigerian electorate will be witnesses or participants in what might turn out to be the most unusual electoral cycle in our recent history. One of the most interesting in the 2019 elections, will […]

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