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Female Judicial Officers: Wike’s Positive Example

By Emmanuel Aziken (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State last Thursday travelled more than 290 kilometers to attend the valedictory court session in honour of the retiring Justice Tinuade Akomolafe-Wilson in Benin, it again reminded many of the governor’s proclivity towards the wellbeing of judicial officers. Honouring a retiring judicial officer […]

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[Analysis] World Toilet Day: Lessons Nigeria Can Learn From Bangladesh

By Emmanuel Adigwe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the world marked World Toilet Day on Thursday, November 19th, 2020 to create awareness about the important health benefits of appropriate toilet hygiene across Africa, it is good that Nigerians learn from Bangladesh and see how it can remedy the amount of open defecation in the country. This […]

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OPINION: Let’s Talk About Africa

By Steve Orji (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – There are millions of images of sick, malnourished children drinking from dirty ponds around Africa that splashes our TV screens and other media on weekly basis. It had often been sentimentalised as possible racial slurs coming from the western media in an attempt to further denigrate the African people. […]

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OPINION: Free And Fair Election As Panacea For South Sudan’s Woes

  By Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Republic of South Sudan was born literally out of the ashes on 9 July 2011 after decades of a debilitating and costly war. The people of South Sudan must be appreciated for their sustained commitment to sovereign independence, and to finally win their freedom, despite the […]

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OPINION: Supporting Elections Across Africa

By Akua Gyekye Our work in supporting elections across Africa continues to be a priority and we’ve dedicated unprecedented resources to these efforts both locally and globally, with protecting election integrity at the center of this work. This update provides an overview of our ongoing work in reducing misinformation (https://bit.ly/34gOfh8) and removing voter suppression, preventing election interference, […]

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Protests: INEC Postpones Outstanding Bye-Elections Indefinitely

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed indefinitely, the outstanding 15 bye-elections earlier scheduled to hold on Oct 31.  The commission made the disclosure in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, in Abuja after INEC’s meeting held on Thursday. He […]

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[OPINION] Africa’s Infrastructure Deficit: The Hypocrisy Of The Heritage Foundation’s Alarm

By Abubakar John (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For those who have been following the turn of events in the trade war between the United States (U.S.) and China in recent time, Shakespeare’s popular quotes, “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” becomes a truism. With the U.S. being the metaphoric husband, China as the new […]

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Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee: Leveraging The Brand To Greater Lofty Heights With Hope, Unity And Progress

By Akinsola Dele (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Nigeria’s Diamond Jubilee has, auspiciously, coincided and by Divine arrangement with the year that the first two digits match the second two digits; a special and unique year – 2020. The next year that will follow this magical pattern is 2121 which will take another 100 years for it […]

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[OPINION] DRC Congo: A Change Of Perspective On Africa’s Problem Child

By JESSICA STANG (AFRICAN EXAMINE) – Every time I take an Uber, the first topic of small talk is what my roots are. The reactions that I am half German and half Congolese differ greatly between Europe and Africa. Typically, when I mention the DRC in Berlin, I get the following response: a compassionate look […]

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[OPINION] The Keys To A Peaceful Sahel Region Of Africa

By Mabingué Ngom (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – If today Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad are painted red on the security maps of the world, it has nothing to do with the colour of its soil. As much as it pains me to write it, the terrorist threat is palpable and the risks are real. […]

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[OPINION] Edo Governorship Poll: Time To Know Who Owns The Land

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – When the legendary musician and revolutionary singer, Sonny Okosuns, dropped the hit song, “Papa’s Land”, little did he know that the song would capture the public mood in his beloved Edo State at this time. In a few days, precisely on Saturday, September 19, 2020, we, the good people […]

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[OPINION] Nigerians’ Entitlement Mentality And Sense Of Belonging

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) Jean-Pierre Legros, Author of “Diversium”, an interdisciplinary theory of Everything wrote: “Nothing is free. Because nothing exists without relationships with something else. Even when a thing is considered independently of the rest (or it considers itself independent), it is constituted by elements that are not. Obstacles to freedom both intrinsic […]

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[OPINION] Birthed In Integrity, The Enduring Legacy Of Captain ‘Hosa, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

[AFRICAN EXAMINER] – Forbes’ “Best of Africa” award conferred on business mogul, chairman and director of many topnotch companies, including Ocean Marine Solution Limited (OMSL), Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo (Capt. ‘Hosa, for short) on Friday, September 11, 2020, was very inspirational. It has compelled an obligatory task of reviewing his fascinating trajectory and revisiting the […]

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[OPINION] Funding Budget in Era of Scarcity-Analysis

By Bolade Nafisat (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Funding national budget is a tough job especially for decision makers from the Finance Minister, Zainab Shamusuna  Ahmed to the Director General of the Budget Office, Benjamin Akabueze. They have the difficult job of attending to needs of several ministries and agencies, with expenditure request often overwhelming available resources. […]

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[OPINION] Continuing A Life Of Service: Dickson Steps Up For Bayelsa West

By Daniel Iworiso-Markson The forthcoming election for who represents the West Senatorial District of Bayelsa State brings back the tried and tested Henry Seriake Dickson to the prospect of the old and familiar: offering quality service to his people. This opportunity arose  sequel to the election of Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo as Deputy Governor and  the […]

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[OPINION] The People Are the Governments!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.”  – Thomas Jefferson Does the government fear us? Or do we fear the government? When the people fear the government, tyranny has found victory. The Federal Government of Nigeria, the thirty-six (36) States, […]

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[OPINION] Why Is Everybody Stealing In Nigeria?

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) “Why is everybody stealing in Nigeria? Please, why the stealing? Here, in our country, stealing seems like an act of worship, that if you didn’t steal, you might lose the eternal bliss. Therefore, everybody strives to steal, irrespective of its implication on the populace. In Nigeria, there’s pride in stealing! […]

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[OPINION] Edo Governorship: Flying the Trite “APC’ll Rig” Kite

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Since Mr Charles Idahosa’s interview published on page 10 of New Telegraph of July 15, 2020, headlined: “Edo people’ll resist rigging of guber poll”, Governor Godwin Obaseki, for whom he works, his administration officials and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on which platform he (Obaseki) is contesting […]

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Post COVID-19: Rebuilding Africa’s Resilience Against Future Economic Shocks

By Charles Leyeka Lufumpa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After demonstrating its resilience during the Ebola outbreak and the global financial crisis, Africa is once again facing a severe test of its strength and agility because of the coronavirus pandemic. The good news is that the continent has entered this crisis in reasonably good shape following decades […]

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Cote d’Ivoire President Applies To Run For Third Term Amid Protests

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Cote d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara on Monday submitted his application to run for a third term after more protests by opponents who say the constitution forbids him to contest the October election. Over the weekend several shops and a timber truck were torched during ethnic violence between Ouattara supporters and opposition in […]

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