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OPINION: Hurricane Trump Makes Landfall in the United Nations

By Owei Lakemfa Hurricane Maria made a landfall on the Caribbean on Tuesday, tearing homes and towns,  leaving so massive destruction, that humanity is still trying to comprehend it. The Dominican Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit could not make it to the United Nations in New York where fellow world leaders were gathered for the General […]

OPINION: The Python Does Not Dance…, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operation code-names have been an important part of military operations since the Germans first applied them in World War 1 but it may be said that the recent (or ongoing?) controversial military exercise in the South Eastern part of Nigeria codenamed Operation Python Dance II is the first major incident in Nigerian […]

Biafra: Muslim Group Condemns Attacks On Mosques in Abia

By Niyi Adeyi LAGOS, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has condemned attacks last Friday attacks by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Yoruba mosque in Umuahia, Abia State, describing it as ”wicked, cowardly, unjustifiable and psychopathically sadistic.” It is well known that most Northerners who live in the South […]

OPINION: The Travesty of Public Appointments in Nigeria

Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com “Prof. (Ishaq) Oloyede of JAMB has remitted 5billion to government early in August and yesterday announced another 3billion is ready to be remitted this week making it 8billion. The Finance minister made this announcement and some of us may have seen it. In 40 years of JAMB no kobo has ever been […]

IPOB: Orji Kalu Blasts Kanu, Says His Action Justifies Military Operations in Southeast

ABIA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For challenging the sovereignty of Nigeria, the Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has justified the deployment of troops in the South East region to checkmate the group’s activities. The former Abia State Governor stated this on the side-line of the opening of the 2017 Annual Youth […]

OPINION: Python Dance, Army and Suspicions

By Emmanuel Onwubiko (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The controversies trailing the deployment of armed soldiers to the hitherto peaceful South East of Nigeria has brought to the fore several fundamental issues that ought to be sufficiently addressed regarding the foundation of the military institution in Nigeria. The immediate question that this widely rejected deployment has brought […]

Biafra: Osinbajo Meets With IGP As New Police Chief Resumes in Abia

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In an effort to restore peace in the State and South Eastern Nigeria, Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has met with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mr. Ibrahim Idris, while a new Police Commissioner has assumed duty in Abia State. While confirming the meeting with VP to the state […]

Mama Taraba and the APC crisis, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mama Taraba is Senator Aisha Alhassan, the current Minister of Women Affairs in the Muhammadu Buhari cabinet, and arguably the most influential female politician in Taraba state today. She did something shocking and unusual in Nigerian politics during the last Eid-el-Kabir holidays. While paying homage to former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, […]

A King Needs no Palace, Domain or Subjects, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – His Excellency, Senator Abiola Adeyemi Ajimobi, the Governor,  and by the Grace of The Almighty, the “Constituted Authority”  of Oyo State,  changed the  197-year history of the monarchy in Ibadan by minting 21 additional  Kings where only one had existed. The projection of this reformist is that his chieftaincy factory   will produce […]

OPINION: The Affliction of Dele Sobowale

By Ebun Asagbe I am no medical practitioner, but surely there must be an appropriate term for the malady that ails Dele Sobowale. How did I arrive at this conclusion? Well, anyone who has read his recent articles on the ASUU strike would think the same way. I resorted to my old friend, Google, to […]

OPINION: Corrupt People Cannot/Do not Make Good Leaders!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com This statement by the late great Madiba, Nelson Mandela, a true African son and only one of its kinds is what I consider the apt title to this piece. It is an obvious and incontrovertible fact! Why we chose to notice and acknowledge it Nigeria is beyond me, because it is […]

Enugu LGA Poll: Retired Army General Joins Chairmanship Race

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The battle for the political soul of Ezeagu council Area of Enugu state, South East Nigeria, in the  forthcoming local government election scheduled for November 4th, 2017,Tuesday hots up, as a retired Army Brigadier-General, Felix Okafor, joined the  chairmanship race. African Examiner reports that the Aspirant who pledged […]

Orlu Catholic Bishop, Family Of Slain Priest Demand Justice

From  Ignatius  Okpara,  Enugu Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Catholic Bishop of Orlu Diocese, in Imo state, South East Nigeria, Most Rev. Dr. Augustine Ukwuoma, immediate and extended families, as well as friends of slain Catholic Priest, Rev. Fr. Cyriacus Onunkwo, have called on law enforcement agencie and the state government to ensure that perpetrators […]

Akwa Ibom Churches as Parastatals, By Reuben Abati

Photo caption: Reuben Abati (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Religion was not quite a major divisive issue in the community in which we lived in the Old Cross River State in my days as a student there. On Sundays, students felt free to attend church service either within the campus or outside. I do not recall any […]

OPINION | The Animal Farm: Monkey Dey Work, Baboon Dey Chop!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “Nigerian leaders on Friday (28 February 2014) called on Nigerians to work harder towards ensuring the country’s unity”, with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo averring that Nigeria will not break up. Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said for Nigeria to have survived the first 100 years despite the various challenges of nation […]

OPINION: Improving the Integrity of African Elections

Photo caption: Kenya’s Opposition leaders, Raila Odinga By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The integrity of general elections in Africa has become international concern because of its alleged unacceptable low integrity. For example a presidential general election was held in Kenya on 8 August 2017, where initially the incumbent, President […]

If Tomorrow Comes to Nigeria, By Owei Lakemfa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was the largest gathering of highly educated persons I have ever attended, or heard about on the continent.  The quality of the academics and the cost that would have been incurred educating them is unquantifiable.  The Vice Chancellors (VCs)of all  148 universities in the country (That is already a minimum of […]

OPINION: Raising the Dark Horse Candidates in Nigeria Political Life

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria By a “dark horse candidate” we mean producing “an election winning candidate” but keeping his or her identity almost unknown to the other candidates. This is similar to a term coined in the 19th century to refer to a candidate nominated after multiple ballots at a […]

Aso Villa and the Audacity of Rats, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “What’s that sound I am hearing?” “What sound?” “I thought I heard something like miaow, miaow…” “Oh my cats…oh yes…” “Are you now breeding cats?” “Not really. But I have just joined a group of concerned Nigerians who are planning to go to the Presidential Villa in Abuja to help sort out […]

Presidential Broadcast and other Stories, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Baba don come oh. Baba o yo yo, Baba Bubu o yo yo” “What is that?” “Eh, o yo yo” “If you are this excited about President Buhari’s return, then why didn’t you go to Abuja to welcome him when he arrived from England on Saturday.” “I didn’t have to” “After 104 […]

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