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New Book Harps On How Western Media Demonized Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – How did Africans, and people of African descent become so detested in the Western world? How is it that black skin color became so resented by some Europeans when in fact Africans were the first human beings in the world and all other “races” evolved from Africans? How did the concept of […]

The Rise Of Subscription Business Models

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – From Hello Fresh to the Spotify, subscription services are now so commonplace they’ve almost become the norm. Subscriptions started life in the media world, with newspaper and magazine subscriptions dating back centuries. But in the last ten years, the subscription business model has exploded in popularity across consumer industries including fashion, food […]

NPA Reforms And Koko’s New Culture

By Jackson Olali President Muhammadu Buhari makes no pretence about his desire to deepen and diversify the nation’s economy. The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, the nation’s ports manager, is a key parastatal in this regard. It’s therefore of little wonder that the president’s attention is regularly on the activities of the NPA. The president desires […]

(OPINION) – The Taliban, the Boko Haram and the Bandits

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi

By Prof. R A. Ipinyomi, Ilorin, Nigeria (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Taliban, currently capturing global headline news, originated from a group of conservative seminary students in Afghanistan in the mid-1990s following the collapse of Afghanistan’s communist regime propped by the Soviet Union at the time. Taliban took its name from its membership consisting of students […]

OPINION: Nigeria And Employment Racketeering

By Wole Arisekola (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In Africa, most especially the South-Western part of Nigeria, it is believed that when a mother hen is crying out to the world that an eagle stole its chic, it is not because it can do anything to retrieve it but to let the world hear its voice. It […]

[OPINION] See How They’re Being Sent To God To Answer For Their Crimes, By Femi Adesina

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It amazes, even confounds, to hear some people say President Muhammadu Buhari should go after Boko Haram terrorists and bandits with the same gusto he has displayed against separatists in the country. Amazing and confounding because what the Buhari government does daily in the North-east, North-west, and North-central parts of the country, […]

Boon For Garri Producers, Consumers In Akwa Ibom

By Emmanuel Aziken (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – It was in 2018 that the people of Akwa Ibom saw what many at that time called the Udom wonder when the price of garri crashed from more than N200 a cup to N100. For a former top banker it was another move that further crushed the idea that […]

(FEATURES) Will Nigeria Ever Have A Better Tomorrow In Olympic Games?

By Cornelius Ehimiaghe  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigerian sports administrators have a knack for doing things that would make “last minute.com” to envy them. Sometimes, they may not even respond to a basic thing, as an email letter. While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) are currently promoting the safeguarding […]

[FEATURES] The Electoral Act And Its Controversies

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After the commencement of the Fourth Republic in 1999, there have been many  amendments to the Electoral Act, meant to enhance and improve the performance of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The latest amendment, Electoral Act 2021, has, however, generated a lot of controversies. The goals of the amendments have always […]

OPINION: Azikiwe, Ojukwu, Aguiyi-ironsi Gave Us One Nigeria: Igbos Should Stop Blaming Others For Their Woes

By Obinna Akukwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nnamdi Azikiwe, Odumegwu Ojukwuand Aguiyi Ironsi gave us the ‘One Nigeria’, which Igbos claim is suffocating them today, therefore, the misplaced aggression towards Obafemi Awolowo, Ahmadu Bello, Tafawa Balewa, Ibrahim Babangida and Muhammadu Buhari for their perceived woes should first be directed at their kinsmen. It is therefore foolishness […]

Imo Police Arrest Couple, Medical Doctor Over Alleged Child Trafficking

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State police Command have nabbed a man, identified as Kingsley Ehiedu, and his wife for allegedly stealing two siblings from Enugu State. It equally apprehended a medical Doctor, Innocent Onwudike, of Unity Hospital Awomama in Oru East Local Government Area of the State.  Special Adviser on Media to the state Commissioner […]

[OPINION] The Prophet TB Joshua the Media Didn’t Know

By Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Temitope Balogun, with Joshua as his prophetic name, we believe was called by God and filled with God’s Spirit. Generally a prophet is called to speak God’s word to people who had in one way or another distanced selves from God. TB Joshua was one of them, […]

OML 118 Dispute Resolution: Kyari’s Legendary Leadership & Nigeria’s Next Billion Barrels

By Momodu Abutu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Mother Nature has a way of depositing its vast treasures wherever it pleases. In the wonderful world of hydrocarbons, these resources are either placed onshore (on land) or offshore (in water). Beneath the hidden depths of world’s seas ranging from a few hundreds to several thousand feet (called deepwater), […]

[ARTICLE] Okowa: Leadership Above the Noise

By Jackson Udema (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Leadership is in doing, not in talking. All great leaders act. No pontification. No story-telling. They brace up to confront situations knowing that challenges are not fixed by mere words or sophistry of language. Delta governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, belongs to this class of leaders who lead by action, […]

[OPINION] Pantami Is My Friend, But He Can’t Be Defended

By Farooq A. Kperogi, @farooqkperogi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is a difficult column to write because although scores of people have importuned me to intervene in the controversy regarding Communication and Digital Economy Minister Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami’s utterances before he came into government, my wife, who knows Pantami is my friend, pleaded with me […]

[OPINION] The Judge As A Street Fighter, By Reuben Abati

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I would never have believed that a day would come when a Nigerian judge would engage in street fighting no matter the level of provocation. It was for this reason that I initially thought the video showing a suit-wearing fellow, referred to as a certain powerful judge kicking and slapping a security […]

[OPINION] PH Refinery Rehabilitation: Between Sense, Sentiments And Sensationalism

By Sadou Jattu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since last week when the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the sum of $1.5bn for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt Refinery, all hell has been practically let loose. Well-meaning Nigerians from all walks of life have been sharing their views on the issue and many of them have […]

Security: ONSA, Military Stand Firm

By Christopher Adelabu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Frequently described as overstretched and underfunded, Nigeria’s military forces are fighting jihadists in the North-East and armed gangs in the North-West as well as dealing with communal conflicts in central regions, separatist tensions in the South-East and piracy in the nearby Gulf of Guinea. According to Ikemesit Effiong, head […]

Nigerian Government’s Border Closure Policy: Between Economy and Security

By Chidi Onwuachu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government of Nigeria took a very critical decision to close its land borders on August 19, 2019. This was after sessions of focused discussions on matters bordering on the economy and national security. It was not an easy decision to make – not after analysing the pros […]

INTERVIEW: Igbos Demand For President In 2023 Justifiable -Hon U.S.A Igwesi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Hon. U.S.A Igwesi was a member of Federal House of Representative in the 5th National Assembly, before his emergence to the green chambers; he was the Majority Leader of Enugu State House of Assembly and subsequently elected the Leader of the same House by a special motion that dissolved the offices of […]



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