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Torture Of Drug Users By Nigerian Law Enforcement Agents Still Alarming, Says  AFRILAW Survey

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Despite being signatory to several international laws and Regional instruments prohibiting torture and other forms of ill-treatment against drug users, such cruel act by law enforcement agents is still alarming in Nigeria, report of a survey by African Law Foundation, (AFRILAW), a non governmental law, Justice and development organization has revealed. The […]

OPINION: Good Parenting As Catalyst For Drug Free Society

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The battle against substance abuse is one that spans generations and transcends borders. The prevalence of drug abuse is staggering, with far-reaching consequences that ripple through communities and societies. According to the World Health Organisation, substance abuse claims the lives of over 500,000 people annually, with a staggering 35 million people worldwide […]

ANALYSIS: ‘Japa’: The Good, Bad And Ugly

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Soji was full of expectations as he departed Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, in search of greener pastures abroad.  The graduate of accounting headed for the U.S. after months of complaints of poor employment opportunities and general hardship in Nigeria.  His parents had to sell some property to raise money for his […]

Analysis – WASH Policy: Making Robust Input In Alignment With African Sanitation Policy

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Health, they say, is wealth! Just as a clean environment promotes Healthy living. However, there is no gain saying the fact that a high number of human lives are lost annually across the globe, including sub Saharan Africa, Nigeria inclusive, owing to poor sanitation and hygiene related issues within the human environment. […]

OPINION: Much Ado About Needless Hailing Of An Ailing Country

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria we hail thee! Members of the Nigerian national and state assemblies we hail thee! We have always maintained that many of those calling themselves political leaders in this country are collectively an unserious bunch; even so, we recognise the fact that irrespective of this unseriousness, this bunch of reckless characters can […]

Features: Nwoye @ 60: Day Friends, Allies Converge On Coal City In His Honour

By Ignatius Okpara, Enugu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  Life they say is a stage, and  characterized by ups and down. In it, there is time for merrimaking and jollification, as well as gnashing of teeth, sorrowing, and weeping.  For some classes of people, especially the poor in the society, life is meaningless and not worthy of […]

FEATURES: Tinubu’s 1 Year In Office: Matters Arising On Police Welfare

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Over the years, the dehumanising working conditions of police officers, especially the rank and file, has been a striking point. Successive administrations have largely ignored it and where remedial measures were taken they were grossly inadequate. Promises to improve their salaries, barracks, allowances and other welfare packages were often unfulfilled. Security experts […]

FEATURES: State Police: A Desirable Move With Huge Challenges

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since the return of democracy in Nigeria in 1999, different parts of the country have had unpleasant experiences  in the area of security. This development, naturally, has been a source of worry to politicians and other citizens alike. To many observers and security experts, state police hold the key to fixing these […]

(OPINION) Addressing Nigeria’s Flood Disasters Through Preparedness

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In Nigeria, flooding remains the most prevalent natural disaster, particularly affecting vulnerable communities residing along riverbanks and floodplains. The ramifications of floods extend beyond loss of lives and property, encompassing disruptions to agriculture, industrial productivity, infrastructure, and overall socio-economic stability, health and academic activities. Consequently, effective flood forecasting and early warning systems […]

(OPINION) – Heat Wave: As Abuja Women Abandon Wigs For Low Hair Cut 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the weather condition gets harsher with the temperature going as high as 40 degrees Celsius sometimes, many women in Abuja have abandoned their wigs and opt for low cut hair. For some of them, wigs remain fashion items that should be seasonal and so they can do without them for now […]

Features – Workers’ Day: Nigerian Workers In Search Of Social Justice

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Every May 1 is celebrated as the International Workers’ Day or Labour Day in some countries. The day, also referred to as May Day, is dedicated to the recognition of the role of workers in societal development all over the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) said every May 1, it recommits […]

Ganduje: Conflicting Court Orders And Imperatives For Peace In Kano

By Aminu Garko (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is one week that politicians and observers of political developments in Kano, the commercial nerve centre of northern Nigeria, will not forget in a hurry. Political and judicial goings-on have led to palpable confusion and apprehension in Kano’s political landscape, following conflicting court orders by a Kano High […]

Sports Features – Victor Boniface: From Military Barracks To Bundesliga Glory

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – On April 14, 2024, Bayer 04 Leverkusen defeated Werder Bremen 5-0 to win Germany’s elite football competition, the Bundesliga, for the first time in their 115-year existence. The victory means the side, founded in 1904 by employees of the German pharmaceutical company Bayer AG,  are crowned champions of Germany’s premier football league […]

OPINION: Multiple National Database: Identity Management or Data Chaos?

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recently, the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said that it would launch three new national identity cards for 104 million Nigerians nationwide. According to NIMC, the three new cards are a bank-enabled National ID card, a social intervention card, and an optional ECOWAS National Biometric Identity Card. A national newspaper quoted Mr […]

Features: Nigerian Women And Marriage Myths

By Abiodun Azi,  (NAN) Wura got married to Jide recently in the western part of Nigeria. She was very excited about her new status and new home, and was willing to do her best to build a good home together with Jide. She was, however, disappointed and discouraged when she called her parents to tell […]

Features: In Search of Nigerians Diminishing Happiness

By Muhyideen Jimoh, (NAN) In 2003, the World Values Survey reported that Nigeria was home to world’s happiest people. The study, which was carried out over a period of three years showed that Nigeria beat no fewer than 65 countries to claim the top spot. More than two decades after, the 2024 World’s Happiness Report […]

Ex-Enugu House Of Assembly Aspirant, Ugwele Celebrates Gov. Peter Mbah @ 52

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A former house of Assembly Aspirant in Igbo Etiti East constituency in the 2023 state Assembly election, Barr.  Joel   Ugwele has felicitated  with  Gov. Peter Mbah on  his 52nd birthday. In his congratulatory message made available to newsmen in Enugu Friday, Ugwele described Mbah as a pragmatic leader whose leadership qualities […]

OPINION: Peter Mbah: Enugu’s Consolation in Times of National Crisis, By Joshua Ejeh

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – We simply cannot feign ignorance about the multi-faceted crises haunting Nigeria on all fronts. Nigeria is facing economic, development, security, hunger, political and technology crises presently with no probable end in sight. These results are accumulation of poor leadership and bad navigation of the country. Nigerians are dying of hunger brutality and […]

OPINION: Equivocal Trajectory Of State Policing In Nigeria

By Egungwu Chukwuka Benjamin  As we all know, everything that has an advantage also has a disadvantage. State Policing has become one of the most controversial topics still under deliberation by Nigerian lawmakers. The bill which was proposed by Rep. Benjamin Kalu and other 15 law makers has been passed for a second reading. When […]

Opinion – War Against Hunger: A Call For Collective Action

By Tosin Kolade, (NAN) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “A hungry man is an angry man”, according to James Howell, a Welsh writer and historian. This timeless quote is resonating in some parts of Nigeria. Some citizens are taking to the street to protest against some government policies which they allege are exacerbating hunger. What started in […]

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