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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 […]

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(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 […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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[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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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[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 […]

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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, […]

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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?” […]

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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, […]

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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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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: 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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[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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