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Africa, With Nigeria Leading Can Become World’s First Green Manufacturing Hub, Tinubu Writes In CNN Exclusive OP-ED

(AFRIAN EXAMINER) – President Bola Tinubu has said African countries, including Nigeria, need partnerships for a new green economy, emphasizing the efforts against climate change would only be successful through a cooperative approach. A statement issued on Tuesday and signed by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale stated that […]

[OPINION] Can INEC Deliver Hitch-Free Election In Kogi, Bayelsa, Imo?

By Ali Baba-Inuwa, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – On Nov.11 residents of Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi will return to the poll to elect new governors that will run the affairs of the states for the next four years in an off election circle exercise. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is expected […]

News Feature: SocialAction Pushes For LGA Autonomy, Seeks Tinubu’s Intervention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since the inception of the local government system in Nigeria in 1976, which is a creation of the then Colonial government, nothing meaningful seem to have been  achieved in the country through that 3rd tier of government established with the sole aim of driving grassroots development and take governance closer to the […]

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 – Covid-19: Why Are States Falling Apart? Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Many lessons have been learned during this season of lockdown occasioned by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. More than ever before, the importance of personal hygiene, family bonding, altruism, institutional collaboration, and adherence to public directives, among others, has been brought to the front burner. As a series of top-level interventions programmes […]

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 […]

ANALYSIS – Yahya Jammeh: The ‘Old School’ Power Drunk

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Everything in human’s life keeps changing. Apart from death, another reality of life which man must appreciate and compulsorily live with is that the mentality and the way of life of people will keep reacting to what is trending in the society. […]

ANALYSIS: Edo Guber Poll; Oshiomhole And Postponement

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Given the political situation and calculation on the most likely fate to befall the ruling party then – the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and the leading opposition (now in power) the All Progressives Congress (APC), not a few Nigerians; pundits and the […]

ANALYSIS: PDP And Its Historic Impunity

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau It is very unfortunate that impunity, which is one of the well-known features of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has failed to cease even, as an opposition. Pitiably, the same peculiarity is running the former ruling party aground (not my wish) as its stalwarts and leadership […]

ANALYSIS: President Buhari Anti-Corruption War And NASS’s Disdain

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The ongoing alleged budget padding scandal which is tearing apart and rocking the Nigerian House of Representatives is not the first of its kind in the history of the National Assembly (NASS). Certainly, the seemingly irresistible immediate past Chairman House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. AbdulMumin Jibrin is […]

ANALYSIS: The Hijab Controversy; Pointer To Religion Bigotry And Timidity

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Giving the sensitive nature of the issue, I am conscious of the fact that I am treading on a thorny terrain. Not only that, I am very much aware that I have a very heavy burden on me to sound reasonable to […]

ANALYSIS: Nigeria Needs Political Maturity, Not ‘Executive’ Rascality

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office Friday, May 29, 2015, some Nigerians felt that the political mood in some States of the Federation will tilt towards another direction. Among of the States on the list were Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Rivers. A whole lot of Nigerians felt […]

ANALYSIS: The “Fulani Herdsmen” Threat Must Stop If President Buhari Feels People’s Impulse

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau I was driving late Monday morning this week, when I heard through the car radio, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), speaking on the state of Nation, at the first Town Hall meeting of the present administration held in Lagos. Although, the […]

ANALYSIS: The Budget Tussle, Saraki-Led NASS And Governance

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau It is very sad that Nigeria is again being embroiled in another avoidable and needless controversy within the government circle. Indeed, it is disturbing and regrettable that even, the present ruling ‘house’ in the country is divided within itself! So sad that Nigerians, 11 months after liberating […]

ANALYSIS: The Fuel Scarcity ‘Magical’ Turn Around

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau A fortnight ago, my focus was on the persistent fuel scarcity; the fear on whether the abnormality has come to stay (as experienced in the electricity supply) and more painfully, the stress and pressure many Nigerians have been exposed to, over a month ago, the current scarcity […]

ANALYSIS: Is Fuel Scarcity Coming To Stay In Nigeria?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau These days, I am persistently bothered, therefore, keep asking the question: is the fuel scarcity, just like it is experienced in power supply, gradually becoming part of our life in Nigeria? It is not debatable the scarcity has been frequent with us, as far back as 1997/98 […]

ANALYSIS: The Nigeria’s ‘Tragicomedy’ Week

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The situation in Nigeria last week, appeared like a ‘tragicomedy’ drama. Really, the developments in question as expected, did not to a very large extent, occasion any relieve among many Nigerians, yet, when some characters attempt to be smatter, the discerning minded, only chuckle and mock the […]

ANALYSIS: As Nigerians Await Supreme Court On Rivers State’s Judgment…

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau Having realized that the issue (ongoing alleged cases of corruption and raging clamour for application of the rule of law), which I intended to discuss last week (but could not) is still trending, I decided to focus on it today. But as I was concluding, then dropped […]

ANALYSIS: The Unprecedented Budget And Nigerian Future

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau On Wednesday this week, (later in the morning) around my office area, I ran into some artisans and others who are described as semi-literates, while they were deliberating on the state of Nation. The one I met talking among them was vocal, and just like many other […]

ANALYSIS: Renewed Shiite/Army Clash; A Wake-Up Call On Human Right Activism Management

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau These are not best of the times for the most populous and biggest African country. Giving the present state of things, Nigeria can be equated to a ‘compacted, congested and suffocated kitchen’ – where the survival of the occupants is only by the special grace of the […]

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