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PDP Convention: The Aftermath, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The elective Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that took place at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Saturday, December 9, was a charade and an anti-climax.  Everyone who had been a witness to the travails of the once-upon-a-time ruling party which lost power to the All Progressives Congress in 2015 […]

OPINION: Baggage of 2030 Sustainable Agenda

Photo: Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria’s Finance minister By Jerome- Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There was a veiled agreement among stakeholders at a recent gathering in Lagos that the governments in Nigeria at all levels are shirking the traditional but universal responsibility of provision of economic and infrastructural succor to the citizenry which the instrumentality of participatory […]

OPINION: A moral force in the PDP leadership

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – And so, Uche Secondus, despite the hue and cry about heavy monetisation of the process and alleged plan by governors under the influence of Nyesom Wike of Rivers state to hijack the party leadership, still ended up being the national chair of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  For a […]

Libya: “No Brother in the Jungle” By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Arab countries have a tradition of slavery dating back to centuries. This has persisted despite the existence of international conventions and legal frameworks classifying slavery as a crime against humanity. The current situation in Libya, involving slavery and human trafficking, has been brought to global attention because we now live in the […]

OPINION: Now that Atiku Has gone Beyond the Last Bus Stop

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – That  Atiku  Abubakar has resigned his membership of the All Progressive Congress(APC) is no longer a news. The interesting aspect of this episode is that as speculated, he has finally reunited with his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP). To Atiku and his teaming supporters scattered across the states […]

OPINION: Resignation as an African Abomination

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, Akinadejum@aol.com (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “African leaders do not resign, that’s cowardice and the fact that UK Prime Minister-David Cameron has just resigned confirms everything I have said about him—he is weak and a coward.” President (now Ex) Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in 2016. The recent confusion about what is happening in Zimbabwe, […]

Atiku: My whatsapp Reply to 2019 Posers

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – On September 19, 2017, a prominent Nigerian and one-time member of the Nigerian senate asked me two questions via a whatsapp post. The questions were: “How do you see 2019?  What are your permutations in APC and PDP?”  I received the post at 9.31 am.  Initially, I wanted to […]

Atiku, Atikulation And Other Stories, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “I hear say Atiku don port oh, from APC to God knows where…” “He used to be a Customs officer.  Going from one port to another should not be an issue or a problem for him. It is in the nature of Customs officials to go from one port to another. When […]

OPINION: Corruption Fight And The Lee Kuan Yew Example

Photo: Lee Kuan Yew ( LKY) was the first Prime Minister of Singapore By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The current climate of opinion in the country that looks upon corruption in public offices as a threat to the society calls for celebration on the part of the government. But this celebration is also viewed as […]

Weep Not for Mugabe, He Does not Need our Tears

By Owei Lakemfa Weep not for Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He does not need our tears in Africa for he has done his bit. Whether the coup plotters set up a puppet leadership or directly run Zimbabwe, will not change the legacy of this African warrior who spent a decade in White prisons and took to […]

OPINION: Resignation as an African Abomination

Photo: Zimbabwe’s ex-President Robert Mugabe Akintokunbo A Adejumo (Akinadejum@aol.com)  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “African leaders do not resign, that’s cowardice and the fact that UK Prime Minister-David Cameron has just resigned confirms everything I have said about him—he is weak and a coward.” President (now Ex) Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe in 2016. The recent confusion about what is […]

Go, Mugabe, Go, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes at midnight every Sunday.  Two days ago, we discussed the situation in Zimbabwe, the elections […]

Robert Mugabe Travails And The Lessons To Draw

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When one is favoured with longevity, says my grandfather, he must in the same vein contend with one out of the these two inherent probables. If the individual is not met with a flood of blessings, chances are that such a fellow may be visited with torrents of afflictions […]

Buhari’s Ebonyi Visit: A moment in History

News Analysis By Emma Agu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A presidential visit to a state is a very significant event. Both the presidency and the host state look forward to it for several reasons. Although the president and the governor would have been meeting at other fora, an official visit to a state is set aside, […]

OPINION: What The National Stadium Told Me

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – That was a few days ago, I was invited to a religious programme at the National Stadium. When queried about the appropriateness of using a sporting facility for a religious function, my friend promptly told me that considering the number of worshippers expected, the national stadium remains the most […]

OPINION: Putting Light and Life into Nigeria 2019 Election

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi

By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The song in Nigeria public places now is quite different from what they were singing at the onset of APC regime in 2015. The new song in the mouths of market women and their children sounds like, “We’d thought that APC would bring […]

Press Release: Cairo Ojougboh and The Limitation of Intelligence

Photo: Cairo Ojougboh (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – We have read the recent rant of Dr. Cairo Ojougboh, couched in what, in his convoluted mind-set is titled a press conference and we cannot stop laughing at the silly, childish and futile attempts of a once upon a time member of the respected Federal House of Representatives, posturing as […]

OPINION – Mint Pensioners: too Old to Work, too Young to Die, By Owei Lakemfa

Photo: Owei Lakemfa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  During a tour of Germany in March, 2012, I had discussions with a number of workers including those  of  the Bayerische  Motoren Werke AG (BMW) makers of high class sports sedans and motorcycles. Their main grouse was a planned increase in  retirement age by about two years. The country was […]

Baba, Maina, Idris and other Stories, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “I hear say our Sai Baba don return from Turkey” “Did you hope that he would stay there permanently? He went for the D-8 meeting, and he is bound to return.” “D-8 meeting. I have been thinking about it. We are supposed to be a secular country but internationally, we have continued […]

OPINION: Go! Kachikwu Go!

By Israel Okenwa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Scripture as rendered in that immutable chapter (3:1-8) in the Book of Ecclesiastes resonates supremely in my subconscious as I struggle to rationalize and contextualize the ragging ”$25 billion” NNPC contract imbroglio. The Chapter counsels that indeed ”There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a […]

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