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Dapchi Girls: Of Sham Release And Cynical Citizenry

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Between February 19, 2018 when the Dapchi schoolgirls were abducted by supposed Boko Haram insurgents and Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when the news broke that 76 of them had been released, I had offered perspectives on the incident in two articles.  The first was titled: “Chibok and Dapchi girls: […]

OPINION – 2019 Election:  INEC, Voters and Reluctant Optimism

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICA EXAMINER) – As the nation races toward 2019 general election, many strange things are happening daily in our political space; some heartening and others, undesirable. Particularly echoing on this wavelength is the demand for a robust political partisanship.  A move that is aimed at terminating the dearth of leadership that has […]

OPINION: Lagos State And The Politics Of Taxation, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The government of Lagos state seems to be currently in the eye of the storm over its introduction of a law, a property tax as it were, known as the Land Use Charge Act of 2018, which repeals a similar law of 2001, and consolidates ground rent, tenement rate, and neigbourhood development […]

OPINION: Hate Speech Bill, Issues And Concerns

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Looking at the ripple reactions that greeted the hate speech bill currently before the Nigerian senate; one will but agree with the words of John F. Kennedy, that ‘a man who creates power makes an indispensable contribution to the nation’s greatness. But the man who questions power make a […]

OPINION: Consequences of Promoting a New Class of Nuclear Weaponry

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – On Thursday 1st March, 2018 President Vladimir Putin of Russia announced that his country was advancing in developing invisible new class of Nuclear weapons, with unlimited capability. This was supposed to be part of his campaign in his efforts to securing another term […]

Road Infrastructure: Onyishi Leaving Enduring Legacy in Enugu

Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For the people of Amukwa Community in Nsukka local government Area of Enugu state, South-East Nigeria, Chief Sam Maduka Onyishi, Chairman/Managing Director of Peace Mass Transit Limited, is a special gift and blessing to the locality, Enugu state, and mankind in general. As an Apostle of human empowerment, particularly […]

Tinubu: Prof. Akinwunmi’s Death Huge Loss

Photo: Late Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has mourned the passing of playwright, author and culture activist, Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola, describing it a huge loss. In a statement by his Media Office, Asiwaju said: “The death of Prof. Akinwunmi Ishola saddens me. It is a […]

OPINION: Why Does It Matter Who Enters Exam Hall First?

By Emmanuel Onwubiko (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian Politicians have never disappointed the reading public with their proliferation of political gimmicks and unbelievable stunts. There are indeed some actions that take place within the political horizons of Nigeria that are so difficult to accurately appreciate from the positive point of view whilst other tendencies that spring […]

OPINION: Red Roses for Valentine, Red Card for Corruption

By Owei Lakemfa This is Valentine week with billions around the world expressing love for their families and  loved ones. It coincided with the Christian Ash Wednesday with individuals being told: “Love Thy Neigbour, As Thy Self” even as Jesus loved humanity. However, the message from  Palestine, the home of Christianity,  was not love, but […]

EFCC and the Burden of Credibility, By Sule Yakubu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria`s most vocal and most visible anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), is breaking new grounds in what is generally perceived as a combination of impunity and overzealousness – aided by an executive arm of government that turns a blind eye to some of its questionable endeavours. The controversy […]

OPINION: Not in IBB’s Character

By Sufuyan Ojeifo The Igala of Kogi state in north central Nigeria have a proverb that succinctly explicates an exception to what is generally seen or thought to be the conventional.  While the young people may decide to do all manner of acrobatic displays in the open field or in the farm, they say it […]

The Catalyst for a New Order, By Jerome-Mario Utomi

Photo: Nigeria’s Ex-President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Participants at a symposium held recently in  Lagos  unanimously   agreed that common sense has a limit in public leadership and should not be the sole requisite for public leadership consideration; a position that supports sound education as an indispensable ingredient for achieving a people-purposed leadership. The symposium […]

One Statement, Many Ordeals, By Kassim Afegbua

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In the last six days, I have gone through traumatic experience when I was declared wanted by the Nigeria Police. By the strength of that unprofessional declaration, I was treated like a common criminal and fugitive until I showed up at the Police Headquarters Abuja to physically present myself. After what the […]

Neither Coalition Nor Third Force, But a Restructured Mind

By Jerome-Mario Utomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Truth, in the words of Thomas Aquinas, is the agreement of what is in the mind with what is on the lips. Considering this remark in relation to the truth as told by the former President, Chief Olusegun  Obasanjo in his memo to President Buhari, and  the ripple reactions […]

OPINION: Afenifere and Fallacy of Yoruba Representation

By Elder Yinka Salaam (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The recent prominence the Afenifere group has gained in the national media is not only instructive to the observers of supposedly a pan-Yoruba group, it is also amusing to watch the dexterity of the media handlers of the obtrusive organisation, as they seize the opportunity to re-launch Afenifere […]

Herdsmen Menace and a Rare Panacea, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

Photo: Emmanuel Onwubiko (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – John Keane is a professor of politics at the University of Westminster and the WZB (Berlin). The aforementioned scholar, who is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is the author of a best seller politics book called “The life and Death of Democracy”. As a student of political […]

The Expensive Joke of Delta APC, By Ifeanyi Osuoza

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Jokes generally are meant to elicit laughter from members of the public or whoever is the recipient of the joke. In some instances, when jokes sound more toxic it obviously elicits responses or reactions that may not be complimentary. In the true sense of it, jokes make more sense when it comes […]

OPINION: Obasanjo’s Letter and Igbo Presidency in 2023

By Muhammad Ajah (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I am, assuredly, one of the admirers of the political neoclassicism of the former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo. He is great, indeed, in understanding the niceties of Nigeria and Nigerians to the best of his humanly ability. Some patriots respect him for his result-oriented calculations and proving, […]

Tribute to Dr. Ekwueme, By Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Dr. Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme was a man of destiny who exemplified the best of Nigeria.  A child of humble beginnings in Oko, Anambra State, through the dint of hard work, love of country and his innate sense of dignity and decorum, Alex Ekwueme became a consummate statesman and visionary. Dr. Ekwueme was […]

OPINION: Effect of the First Epistle of Obasanjo to Buhari

By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – General Olusegun Obasanjo (Ph.D), a former Nigeria Head of State and later its President, is not only a man with multiple facets and many parts but is fast becoming a man of many letters. Recently he bagged a Ph.D. (Christian Theology) from the […]

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