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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 […]

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 […]

Rumblings Over TFP Surveillance Contract, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) issued a press statement on December 3, 2018, to explain the rationale behind its proposed Trans Forcados Pipeline surveillance contract award to Ocean Marine Solutions Limited (OMSL), I had thought the explanation would suffice to assuage the sense of loss and pains experienced by the […]

OPINION: The Man Who Lives In Nigeria’s Biggest “Glass” Is Throwing Stones

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is the season of political campaigns, a season mostly synonymous with propaganda and often times outright lies by politicians and their surrogates. With his presidential campaign struggling badly to gain neither attention nor traction, Atiku Abubakar and his Peoples Democratic Party have led the attack against President Buhari, members of his […]

OPINION: At Last, Trump Shoots Straight, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER)  –  American President Donald Trump was four when the Korean War broke out in 1950. In three years, the war sucked in more than forty countries, most, under the United Nations (UN) banner. Two and a half million people died in the war. America suffered 36,568 dead and  103,284 injured. All the countries returned   home […]

OPINION: Close Up on Nigeria Consulate In Johannesburg

By Folu Olamiti (FNGE) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Happy days are back at the Nigeria Consulate in Johannesburg. Both staff members and visitors and, indeed, people that have one business or the other to transact with the High Commission, are having a swell time.  No, it’s not because Christmas, the season of love, peace and goodwill to all men […]

OPINION: A Nigerian Diamond is NOT Forever, By Akintokunbo Adejumo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The “collapse” (officially, it is a merger with Access Bank, or maybe we should say, it was saved from collapse in the nick of time) of Diamond Bank is inevitable; it was bound to happen. Remember, just a few months ago, Skye Bank, which had been in distress since a few years […]

OPINION: Learning to Swim Without Getting Wet, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) one of the most militant unions in African labour history, last week marked its fortieth anniversary. Back in 1994 when the military held Nigeria in   vile grip, NUPENG sent out a call for the unions to rescue the country. The regime of General Sani Abacha […]

OPINION: Aig-Imoukhuede And The Initiative For Public Governance

By Reuben Abati (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A week ago, I stumbled on an article titled “Africa and the burden of Leadership” (The Guardian, Nov. 7), written by Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, banker, investor and entrepreneur, former Managing Director of Access Bank Nigeria, our compatriot.  The piece was actually excerpted from a speech he delivered at the graduation ceremony of […]

OPINION: Crocodiles Are Not Comedians, They Don’t Smile, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Army on November 1, flagged off   “Operation Crocodile Smile Three 2018”  in  Bayelsa  State while that of Delta  State was  launched the next day. The ‘Operation’ is in the Niger Delta which has experienced decades of repression, abandonment, neglect,  pollution and deepening poverty despite producing oil, the  country’s  mono-culture. The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 6 Division Nigerian Army, Port […]

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