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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 […]

OPINION: Bayelsa Governorship As Igali’s Second Missionary Journey

By Sufuyan Ojeifo (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The race to Bayelsa State Government House at the Creek Haven in Yenagoa has begun, symptomatic of another ritual of installing a new governor.  It also has a signification:  a time to interrogate the antecedents of aspirants/candidates and conveyance of political promises to both the electorate and the citizenry in a […]

Rape And The Senior Pastor of COZA, By Reuben Abati 

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – COZA is the acronym of a church in Abuja, Nigeria, known as the Commonwealth of Zion Assembly. It is one of those Pentecostal churches that dot every street of Nigeria where the Pastors claim to have a direct phone line to God, and are majorly regarded by the congregation as the anointed […]

OPINION: Buccaneers, Racketeers and Fuel Subsidy Fraudsters

By Owei Lakemfa (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II descended from his throne last week to deliver his customary blows against subsidies especially for fuel and   electricity. The former Central Bank Governor and ex-comrade claimed  that Nigerians revel in: “cheap petrol” Based on his flowing gowns and riches, fuel at N145, is cheap. But […]

OPINION: The Sacrilege Of A Godson’s Rebellion, By Sufuyan Ojeifo

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The nation has taken note of the poorly-choreographed shenanigans by the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki, through a facilitated coup executed by five or nine of the 24 APC members that comprise the State House of Assembly. Obaseki and his camp had resorted to a gangsterish operation of forcefully “arresting” or “abducting” […]

FIRSTBANK: Inspiring Kindness, Empathy with Spark

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness? Asked renowned philosopher, writer and composer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau in one of his writings while highlighting the importance of the simple yet impactful act. According to a health fact sheet produced by the Random Acts of Kindness Organisation, being altruistic increases one’s oxytocin, […]

OPINION: Osun Governorship: Battle Between Constitutional Breaches and Technical Frivolities

By Adebisi Adebiyi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The just concluded hearing of Osun governorship appeal is an eye opener to how a section of the bar is consistently fixated on dragging the bar and bench in the mud through amplified frivolous technicalities. In fact, the challenge of justice delivery is further worsened by some senior lawyers who reached […]




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