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The Zoo in Aso Rock by Adewunmi Emoruwa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Miracle can be described as an illogical occurrence that contradicts prevailing conditions or accepted reality. Nigeria is experiencing harsh times, we are acquainted with the stats. Most recently we are battling with acute cash shortage of the US Dollar and even the Naira, with reasons alluded ranging from restricted […]

Conversations with African Liberation Fighters, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When I boarded the protocol bus at Algiers Airport on November 28, 2016, a lady politely greeted me in faulty Yoruba. Given my dressing, she guessed correctly that I am Nigerian. She then added “Iyawo Naija la wa” meaning, I am married to a Nigerian. Her name is  Boshigo Ntsi Rosinah […]

Nobody Comes to Abuja To Read, by Reuben Abati 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Pius Adesanmi’s “A Nigerian, Library and Lawmakers” (Sahara Reporters, December 24). I will like to add a footnote to what he has raised: hopefully, the likely beginning of a useful conversation around the subject of reading, literacy, politician-constituency relationship, and the normative/practical value of knowledge and research in governance.  At the […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications For 3rd Cycle of Entrepreneurship Programme

…2,000 Entrepreneurs And Counting January 1, 2017; LAGOS, NIGERIA – Africa’s largest business incubator, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is now accepting applications from African entrepreneurs, with business ideas that can transform Africa.  The application portal is open and accepting submissions until Midnight WAT on March 1, 2017. To apply, complete the online application at: www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/programme. Successful applicants will join the third cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs in every African […]

OPINION: The Banana Peels of the Gambia, by Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The challenge in the Gambia is a simple one. But it can be made complicated depending on the choices we  want to make. It is a straight forward story. On December 1, 2016, elections were held in Gambia in which opposition leader, Adama Barrow defeated incumbent President Yahya Jammeh by 263,515 […]

Analysis: Ekweremadu’s Wife Shares Christmas Joy with Enugu Widows

By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Enugu  ENUGU, NIGERIA, (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For wife of the Nigerian Deputy president of the senate, (Dr) Mrs.  Nnwaneka Ekweremadu, there is absolute joy in sharing, especially with the less privileged and vulnerable in the society. From time immemorial, “love sharing” like the biblical tithe had always attracted heavenly reward From God […]

OPINION: Terror in Europe: Worries and Fears

By Leo Igwe BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For over five years I have been living in Europe, and I have never at any time been as worried as I am right now for humankind. I have never had any reason to be more apprehensive or more disturbed about the future than I am today, […]

OPINION: Will Akeredolu Deliver On His Campaign Promises?

By ADEWALE GIWA, United States Governance and government can be used interchangeably.Government can be defined as a collective body of elected and appointed institutions empowered to legislate and adjudicate for the good of society while governance is conceptualized as the processes and systems by which a government manages the resources of a society to address […]

Yahaya Bello, Kogi State Governor Going Astray, By Adewale Giwa

If Nigerians did not protest against the anti-social media law sponsored by Bala Ibn Na’allah, a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress from Kebbi State that made the Senate to throw out the bill into the dustbin, Yahaya Bello, Kogi State governor would have been one of the governors in Nigeria to be tough […]

   Opinion: Is President Buhari Out Of Sync With Nigerians? By Adewale Giwa

Many people believe that the emergence of the opposition All Progressives Party (APC) will find a lasting solution to Nigeria’s woes. But, as it is, people who are not parochial in analyzing issues could easily conclude that the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is not showing any positive sign in tackling the nation’s challenges. […]

ANALYSIS: The Ondo Governorship Poll, APC and Nigerian Politics

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau  There will hardly be a stop to diverse commentaries by various interests on the just concluded Ondo State Governorship Election, won by Mr. Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN). Given the animosity and rancor which transpired before the poll, within the party (All Progressives Congress – APC) of the eventual […]

Adieu Tobi The Law! – A Legal Titan’s Last Journey to Bomadi

On Monday, 28th November, 2016, the serenity and self-evasiveness of the main chambers of the apex house of justice in the country’s capital, Abuja, will open its doors to kick-off the last rites of passage of one of their own, the amiable, affable and indefatigable, Lord Justice (Prof) Niki Tobi, JSC, CON, CFR. With helpless […]

ANALYSIS: This Disaster Under President Buhari, Minister Fashola, Governor Amosu’s Watch

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Every government has its strong point; you may call it legacy if you wished – with which its memory lingers and most significantly, it is passed on, from one generation to another. Regrettably, some of the trademarks as related to the successive […]

Opinion: Mimiko’s Hope Dashed Before Election

Adewale Giwa, United States This is not the best time for Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko to be witnessing unimaginable and indescribable political challenges currently befall him. People, who do not know the political history of the state will be asking themselves these questions at this period of time: What could have made Mimiko […]

For Sisi, The Matriarch, We All Miss, By Daniel Iworiso-Markson

One dictionary defines “matriarch” as “a female head of a family or tribe or a highly respected woman who is a mother”. Many women are mothers and may be good ones at that, but it takes a special mother to deserve the accolade of matriarch. A matriarch has the instincts of nurturing and protection of the brood, the […]

OPINION: Change Begins with Me: Safeguarding The Integrity of Nigeria’s Judiciary

By Idowu Samuel Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed most recently stunned the Lagos-Abuja bound passengers at the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MM2), Lagos with an austere appearance. He had walked briskly to the departure lounge, clutching his travelling bag with some newspapers, accompanied by no aide! After submitting himself for security checks, he walked calmly […]

OPINION: Rescuing Our History from Colonized Minds, Owei Lakemfa

BALTIMORE, MD )AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria witnessed a rare occurrence last Thursday, October 20. The 40th Oba of Benin, Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Oba Ewuare II was crowned. The last coronation which is steeped in rich history and tradition, was 37 years ago. The Benin Empire with a monarchy  older than the  956-year British monarchy, was one the largest, most […]

ANALYSIS: Mrs. Buhari’s Anger And Opposition’s Grandstanding

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are many worrisome developments which have recently unfolded and still ongoing in the country. One of them was the controversial response by the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, Aisha, during her recent interview with the BBC. That Mrs. Buhari took her […]

An African Peeps into The World In 2017, By Owei Lakemfa

The world is at war. In most parts, this year  that marks the Centenary of the First World War, is witnessing horrendous conflicts. In that war, the main actors proclaimed, ‘no more wars!’  Twenty three years later, they were back in a ‘war to end all wars’ When the Cold War was said to have ended two […]

OPINION: The Chibok Schoolgirls Tragedy Can Be Real

By Prof R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria Nigerians woke up on the night of 14–15 April 2014, to be informed that some 276 female students had been kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. At that time, Boko Haram, a growing Islamic sect, claimed  responsibility […]

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