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Lekki: Skitmaker, Mr Macaroni Raises Alarm Over Death Threat

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Popular Nigerian Skitmaker, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr Macaroni has raised the alarm over the threat to his life for leading a fresh protest to stop Tolling at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge Mr Marcaroni alongside 5 others were arrested in late 2020 for Public disturbance when he and others took to […]

Commission Freezes Over 30 Accounts Of Illegal Loan Sharks

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), says it has frozen no fewer than 30 bank accounts operated by illegal loan organisations. Mr Babatunde Irukera, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, said this at a media engagement in Abuja on Tuesday. Irukera also said that the Commission had engaged Google […]

(UPDATED) : FG Approves US Request For Abba Kyari’s Extradition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government has approved the request by the United States of America to extradite the suspended Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari. The US had requested that Kyari should be extradited over alleged $1.1million wire fraud involving Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others. […]

(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] 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 […]

Climate Income: African Nations Need To Include Carbon Fee And Dividend In Revised NDC’s

By DAVID MICHAEL TERUNGWA As African countries steps up efforts to revise and submit their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the UNFCCC there is the urgent need to include the carbon fee and dividend policy otherwise referred to as climate income as the continents carbon pricing policy to build back better post COVID19, reduce poverty and […]

[OPINION] Healthplus: Why PCN Must Remain Neutral

By Kasim Adeyemi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) has recently involved itself in a needless controversy over the disagreement between Alta Semper Capital, a renowned U.K. investment firm and Mrs. Bukky George, the founder and erstwhile Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of pharmaceutical retailer HealthPlus Limited. It all started in 2017 when […]

NAFDAC Shuts Down Spices Company For Revalidating Expired Products

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has shutdown every warehouse and factory of Rose Ltd., a manufacturing company that produces Somgeo Brand of spices, for revalidating already expired products. The  warehouses, which were shutdown, are located at Petu Village, Cele 2, Bus Stop Off Ibeju-Lekki, and No. 23, […]

OPINION: How Fani-Kayode Gambled On Trump And Failed With Him

By Kazeem Ugbodaga “Is Saul also among the prophets?” This is a popular Bible reference (I Samuel 10:11) referring to the first King of Israel, Saul who was seeing prophesying when the Spirit of God came upon him. When the people saw him prophesying, they were surprised and asked: “Is Saul also among the prophets?” […]

OPINION: Crave For A New Nigerian Youth And Governor Ugwuanyi’s Tailored Interventions

By STEVE ORURUO (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Historical records reckon with the youths as a formidable force for remarkable transformations and development in every society.  All antecedent epoch-making inflexions, from the Industrial Revolution to domestic political uprisings, the World Wars to institutional reforms, and to the digital evolution, have the legible markings of adventurous youth. Contemporarily, […]

COVID-19: Ugwuanyi’s Poor Governance Exposed As Enugu Pupils Call For UNICEF Intervention

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Like other nations of the globe, Nigeria, the acclaimed giant of Africa with over 200 million population, will not forget in a hurry the devastation and havoc the deadly novel killer pandemic, called Coronavirus, wrecked on various sectors of her economy in year 2020. The deadly infectious Covid 19 disease which was […]

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