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OPINION:Kogi, Bayelsa 2019 Governorship Election: Foretelling The Outcome

By Omoshola Deji (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Democracy is earning the power to govern through free, fair and credible elections. Nigeria is a democratic state, but the leadership recruitment process is largely undemocratic. Material and financial inducements determines victory, the security agencies are political, and the umpire lacks the capacity and will to conduct credible polls. […]

OPINION: Sanwo-Olu’s Dilemma And The Burden Of Lagos State

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com)  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Lagos is a shameful state with a lot of “promise” because of the access to funds relative to other states. Lagos gets a lot of unnecessary commendation and not enough scrutiny. The state of finance in the state is both shameful and annoying. Government keeps quiet, citizens […]

 OPINION: Restoring Pensioners Dignity in Imo, By Austin Uganwa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Imo State Governor, Rt. Hon Emeka Ihedioha last Friday restored the self-worth and optimism of the largely distressed Imo retirees. At a stakeholder meeting he organized at Concorde Hotel in Owerri to interface with the senior citizens, he put to an end the anxieties surrounding the 5-year non-payment of pensions. He told […]

WANTED FOR NIGERIA: Good Leaders with Sacrificial Mien!

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – “Nigeria is 59 while United States of America is 243 years old, Japan was founded on 11th February 660 BC, Russia is 1156 years old, France is 1600 years old and Germany over a thousand years not forgetting England which was founded in 927 AD. If you tell […]

OPINION: A Sorry Tale of the South West of Nigeria

Akintokunbo A Adejumo, akinadejum@aol.com  (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Western Region was a subdivision of the Federation of Nigeria until 1967 and its capital was at Ibadan. It was established in 1939 under British rule as a subdivision of the Southern Nigeria colony. Upon independence of Nigeria in 1960, it became one of the members of […]

Osinbajo: The Travails of a Vice President

By Jideofor Adibe (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is not the best of times for the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Since the beginning of Buhari’s second term in office, there has been speculations on whether the VP would continue to enjoy the sort of legroom he was allowed in the government during the regime’s first […]

OPINION: Taking Politics Too Far, By Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Recent happenings in the polity have reminded us that there seems to be a mix-up when it comes to playing politics and public service. They are not the same thing. Naturally, one should not be too surprised about the confusion because it is on the platform of political parties that candidates get […]

OPINION: Terrorists, Army And Media Glamour, By Emmanuel Onwubiko

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai is a hard core military officer with some impressive academic laurels. He is reputed to have garnered good enough battle field’s credentials which in the first instance qualified him for the top job in What is regarded as the biggest Army in Africa.  But he has also […]

OPINION: The $9.6B Judgment Debt Burden, By Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The court judgment of $9.6 billion against Nigeria by a United Kingdom court for its inability to perform a subsisting contract between both parties continues to elicit reactions and controversy in the polity. In a judgment against the nation, the Irish company, Process and Industrial Developments Limited (P&ID) has been given the […]

OPINION – Imo: 90 Days Of Nothingness

Photo: Gov Emeka Ihedioha (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Andrew Nnanna arrived his office building in Orji-Owerri in Imo State promptly at eight am as was his habit. He needed only to park his car and use the stairs to the floor of the Estate Company where he works. He will be at his little office next […]

OPINION: Agony Of A Diseased Nation

By Adewale Kupoluyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – On a daily basis, one keeps ruminating over the litany of moral decadence afflicting our society. What seems more disturbing is the prevalent cases of rape and defilement of children, toddlers and babies across the land. Rape should never be tolerated. It dehumanises and is emblematic of degradation of […]

Firstbank Spotlighting Opportunities In The Agriculture Value Chain

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – In 2017, the Nigerian agriculture sector witnessed a revolutionary discourse on the economic benefits of sustainable agriculture value-chain as an alternative source of economic development and foreign exchange with the launch of FirstBank Agric Expo.  It was a first-of-its-kind initiative that afforded the bank the opportunity to aggregate top players in the […]

OPINION: A Collage of Discussion on Corruption in Nigeria

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – This is not really an article; rather, it is a collage of comments made by members of Champions For Nigeria, an organisation whose members are dedicated to recognising, commending, promoting and celebrating individuals and organisations that we recognise as genuinely having the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians in […]

OPINION: Attack On Ekweremadu As Parody Of Our Reality

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – I call it the Nuremberg madness. I solemnly consider it as grotesquely outlandish. It defies all manner of ratiocination and rationalizations. I had read a number of opinions that tended to either draw some bizarre corollary upon which a general warning was issued to other Ibo leaders and leaders […]

OPINION: Struggling to Understand Democracy

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejumo@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Our leadership are still struggling to understand democracy as a collective approach in meeting collective needs, such as quality education, jobs, housing, mass transportation system, quality health care services, pensions, etc. You know our country is lawless; and the most lawless are our leaders and those in […]

OPINION: Edo House Of Assembly Crisis: Can Obaseki Run the Gauntlet?

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The aphorism by the Yoruba that “whoever does something that is unusual will experience a consequence that is unusual” perfectly mirrors Edo state governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki’s self-inflicted political bind. Having stirred the hornets’ nest with the June 17, 2019 controversial inauguration of the State House of Assembly, a […]

Can Les Blair Save Eland Oil and Gas from Itself in Nigeria?

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – AIM-listed Eland Oil and Gas Plc is battling several crises, mostly self-inflicted in the Nigeria E&P cycles. The Company’s flagship asset, the Opuama and Gbetiokun field in OML 40 has reportedly reached plateau production leaving the Company and its partner, the Nigerian NNPC battling to sustain production with increasing water production from some of its […]

Godwin Jedy-Agba As Buhari’s Excellent Pick For Petroleum Ministry

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – One of Nigeria’s very experienced energy administrators, Mr. Godwin Jedy-Aba, is a minister-nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari. And there is, understandably, song and dance in the quarters of those who know the capacity and experience of the nominee in the oil and gas sector. But for those who crave the enthronement of […]

OPINION: The Essential Uche Ogah

By Seyi Adesina (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For Dr Uchechukwu Ogah, the moments of honour came last week, when his nomination as minister-designate was ratified by the National Assembly in Abuja. Of a truth, Ogah’s nomination was not by happenstance considering his background in business and politics. Apart from his appreciable contributions to the growth and […]

OPINION: The Gbemisola Saraki You Don’t Know By Olawale Rasheed

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Commentaries 0n Ministerial Nominees Excite Some Us Especially When You Are Privileged To Know Many Of The Nominees In Close Quarters. The Choice Of Senator Gbemisola Ruqayah Saraki Is Not A Quotarised Or Beijing Inspired Nomination. Her Emergence Must Have Been Motivated Ed By Sheer Merit by Those Who Know Her Beyond […]

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