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[OPINION] Post Covid-19 Mentality And The Global Economies; Enugu In The Eye Of The Storm

By Steve Oruruo From the clustered Favelas in Rio de Jenairo Brazil, to the Times Square in New York. From the Valleys of the Lombardy region in Italy to the bustling Streets of Lagos. From the lake City of Wuhan in China to the Amazon forest borderland of Manaus. From the University towns of Qom […]

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[OPINION] COVID-19: Again, Nigeria Abandons its Citizens in South Africa

By Chubi Eze (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads like wildfire around the world, leaders of several nations instituted emergency efforts to repatriate their citizens from foreign shores. For Nigerians in foreign lands, accustomed to the usual incompetence of their officials, there was a sliver of optimism that the Nigerian government would finally […]

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[OPINION] We Always Mean Well for the Country, But NOT for the People!

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo – (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Please, let’s get something right. There’s no leader who has ever ruled Nigeria that has ever meant bad or evil for Nigeria. None!!! They have always meant well for the country. But for the people? That is a subject for thought and deep consideration. It is […]

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FEATURE: As Amb. Adetunji’s 2020 Earth Day Lecture Achieves Global Excellence, Recognition

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The ongoing global campaign on environmental pollution, global warming, climate change, and the spread of the pandemic corona virus have raised concerns and difficulties for people to envision a future in which healthy people would inhabit a healthy planet without struggle. In keeping with this conviction, the level of public interest in […]

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Taxes And Social Welfare In Nigeria In Face Of Covid-19

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – During the current COVID-19 lockdown, Nigerians who have never paid tax in their lives are mouthing off on social media left, right and centre that government should feed them, yet they haven’t contributed a penny to the commonwealth in decades for years of earning quite a good […]

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OPINION: The Role of PMB Administration in The Containment Of COVID-19

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The first case of COVID-19 was confirmed in Nigeria on the 27th of February 2020. When the lockdown was announced by President Muhammadu Buhari on the 27th of March, there were 65 confirmed cases in the country, but today, we have confirmed over 2000 cases. With the US recording […]

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OPINION: Unemployment, Skill Acquisition And Functional Education

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Director-General of the Industrial Trust Fund (ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, has linked the unemployment of over 20 million Nigerians to their failure to acquire requisite skills as well as a penchant for white-collar jobs. Ani, who expressed this view at the 1st National Skills Summit held in Abuja recently, […]

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OPINION: COVID-19 And the Nigerian Economy

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has expressed concern over the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy. He said the toll, especially the declining global oil price, was becoming severe, calling for massive investment in agriculture. Its Governor Godwin Emefiele spoke at the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) […]

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OPINION: An Aberrant Democracy

Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) What exactly is democracy? Democracy (Greek: δημοκρατία dēmokratía, literally “rule by people”) is a system of government where the citizens exercise power by voting…In a representative democracy the citizens elect representatives from among themselves. These representatives meet to form a governing body, such as a legislature. What is the best definition […]

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Oil Price Crisis: Senate Constitutes Joint Committee To Engage Executive

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday announced the constitution of a Joint Committee to engage the Executive arm of government on measures to be taken to insulate the Nigerian economy against the impact of the sudden crash of crude oil price globally. The announcement came following a point of order […]

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OPINION: The Development Of A Society Is Not For Charlatans

Akintokunbo A Adejumo ( akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – For a society to develop (in all aspects and areas of human endeavour – technology, agriculture, governance, industrial, infrastructure, communication, transportation, sports, youth development, labour and employment, human and natural resources utilisation, etc.), there must be elements of complete sincerity, altruism, commitment, willingness and will-power, cooperation, diversification, […]

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OPINION: Okada Ban in Lagos Discussed

By Akintokunbo A Adejumo (akinadejum@aol.com) (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Raise your hand if you want your child to be keke rider!’ – Seun Kuti tackles Nigerians over okada ban – TheCable Lifestyle https://lifestyle.thecable.ng/raise-your-hand-if-you-want-your-child-to-be-a-keke-rider-seun-kuti-tackles-nigerians-over-okada-ban/#.XjvAu4u4snw.whatsapp Eric Ayoola: That’s a ridiculous assertion. Even in the UK, an affluent country, there are people who make a living by delivering items, […]

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OPINION: Adams Oshiomhole’s Tirade, By Adewale Kupoluyi

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following the Supreme Court ruling over the Bayelsa State gubernatorial election, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has pontificated that nobody should be sworn in as the new governor of Bayelsa State. Oshiomhole made this known after the apex court sacked Mr. David Lyon of the […]

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OPINION: Anti-Graft War, Loot Recovery And Economic Development

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Federal Government is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Island of Jersey and the United States to repatriate looted assets. To this end, the federal cabinet yesterday asked the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, to sign tripartite assets sharing agreement […]

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OPINION: Strengthening The Socio-Economic Wellbeing Of Corps Members

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has said the monthly allowance of corp members has been increased to N33,000. Ibrahim revealed this while addressing corps members during a working visit to the NYSC secretariat in Bauchi State. He said the increase is in […]

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OPINION: Extraditing High Profile Looters, By Jide Ayobolu

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – No fewer than 18 high-profile looters in different parts of the world will be extradited soon, Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, has said. He told reporters in Ilorin, yesterday that: “The request of President Muhammadu Buhari in London for the extradition of alleged looters […]

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REJOINDER: Response By John Chiahemen To A Publication “On The Matter Of Gotel Expatriates”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – My attention has been drawn to a publication in The News/PM News and Sahara Reporters online news sites, both of January 16, 2020, captioned ‘On the matter of Gotel Expatriates’ (“the publication”).  In the publication, Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to Gotel’s Founder, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, made some false and libelous […]

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KPMG SME Report: Firstbank Named Biggest Mover In 2019

Written by Collins Nweze (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Capital is crucial in driving sustainable Small and Medium Enterprises'(SMEs’) growth and uplifting the economy. First Bank of Nigeria Limited, as part of the launch of its specialised SMEs’ propositions, has continually supported SMEs through diverse initiatives. The bank says its support for SMEs is in line with […]

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OPINION – Refineries: Repairs Without Commensurate Results

By Jide Ayobolu (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The three refineries owned by the Federal Government lost a total of N111.27bn from January to September this year, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation said in its September report. The refineries posted a loss of N96.31bn in the same period in 2018, according to the NNPC data. Nigeria, Africa’s […]

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OPINION: Obasanjo’s Visit to El Rufai, By Jideofor Adibe

 (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Obasanjo’s  recent visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El Rufai, has dominated the media the past one week.  During the visit, the former President reportedly reflected on the Kaduna state governor’s spat with the Senate when he was Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister and his refusal to apologise to […]

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