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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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[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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[OPINION] Fighting Corruption In Nigeria

By Alagba Adelagun Abudu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A proposal of Action Points developed from critical analysis of the inherent problems with fighting corruption and evaluation of good practices; relying on my strategic management experiences in both private and public services in Nigeria & England. Further to my recent contributions to the ongoing national discussion about […]

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[OPINION] FG Loans: Protest Is Not The Answer

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In the last few weeks, Nigeria has witnessed protests and threats of protests by organized labour and civil society groups in the country over Federal Government’s borrowing. In particular, they have criticized the Chinese loans and other loans obtained by the Federal Government for the execution of concrete infrastructure projects in the […]

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A Fair Ode To Senator Buruji Kashamu

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The late Senator Buruji Kashamu was allegedly wanted in the US for drug offences, including trafficking, selling, etc. It was never proved and he was never found guilty. If fact, it appeared he never appeared in any court, here in Nigeria or the US. (According to a friend […]

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[OPINION] Of University of Ìbàdàn Vice-Chancellorship and Ìbàdàn Agitation

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I’m a proud Ìbàdàn man; I have a village and an “agbo’le” in the heart of Ìbàdàn, and my late father holds a chieftaincy title from the great city of Ìbàdàn. I’m also a proud University of Ìbàdàn graduate. I passed my four years in the university with […]

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[ANALYSIS] NAPTIP: Anti-Human Trafficking Hero, Captain Hosa And Service Of Excellence

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo, fondly called “Captain Hosa” means many things to many people in Edo State and Nigeria generally. Anyone who had come in contact with him will have an interesting recount of the encounter. In 2018, when Captain Idahosa Wells Okunbo celebrated his 60th birthday in the ancient city of […]

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[OPINION] Everything in Nigeria Will Kill You

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This title is adapted from a book “EVERYTHING IN NIGERIA IS GOING TO KILL YOU” by Ayo Sogunro. The author is simply highlighting what he went through in Nigeria and how much he suffered, he also took his time to explain the many ways an average Nigeria man can die if he […]

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[OPINION] Ugwuanyi: Recreating Education Standard in Enugu

By Joseph Aneke (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Like many have said, before Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi became the governor of Enugu State, he had his mission and vision well defined and cut out. From the health sector, to security, road infrastructure and education among others, the former ranking member of the House of the House of Representatives already […]

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[OPINION] Oshiomhole And The Magnitude Of His Politics

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In a season of partisan frenzy, with many red-eyed politicians focused on various power-grab projects, discipline, party supremacy and rule-governed processes become threatened, as it was in the enclave of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) until recently when a decisive presidential intervention was brought into the mix. President […]

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[OPINION] Governor Ugwuanyi’s Giant Strides in The Judiciary: A Glimmer Of Hope

Photo caption: RT. HON. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor Enugu state By Steve Oruruo [AFRICAN EXAMINER] – Saddled with weak institutions oftentimes tied to conflicting functions, Nigeria’s prospects at major fronts have languished in perennial cycle of only potentiality. Why has a hugely endowed Country with both human and material resources so retrogressed while its peers climb into […]

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[OPINION] Of Elections and Judicial Pronouncements

By Gbolahan Gbadamosi (gbola.gbadamosi@gmail.com) I have always been curious about judicial pronouncements in Nigeria. I have therefore been studying, investigating and asking non-Nigerian lawyers that I know, about law and politics in various countries. There is no country like Nigeria. We can cite several examples. 1. Obaseki versus Oshiomole will not happen in many countries. […]

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