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Buhari Opens Ministers’ Assessment Retreat As Sack Looms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari has declared open, a two-day mid-term Ministerial performance review retreat in FCT, Abuja. Speaking at the formal opening of the retreat holding at the State House Conference Hall, President Buhari pointed out that he would stay throughout the two-day event to listen to all cumulative assessments over the last […]

ANALYSIS: PDP And Its Historic Impunity

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau It is very unfortunate that impunity, which is one of the well-known features of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has failed to cease even, as an opposition. Pitiably, the same peculiarity is running the former ruling party aground (not my wish) as its stalwarts and leadership […]

ANALYSIS: President Buhari Anti-Corruption War And NASS’s Disdain

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The ongoing alleged budget padding scandal which is tearing apart and rocking the Nigerian House of Representatives is not the first of its kind in the history of the National Assembly (NASS). Certainly, the seemingly irresistible immediate past Chairman House Committee on Appropriation, Hon. AbdulMumin Jibrin is […]

ANALYSIS: Nigeria Needs Political Maturity, Not ‘Executive’ Rascality

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau When President Muhammadu Buhari assumed office Friday, May 29, 2015, some Nigerians felt that the political mood in some States of the Federation will tilt towards another direction. Among of the States on the list were Akwa Ibom, Ekiti and Rivers. A whole lot of Nigerians felt […]

ANALYSIS: The “Fulani Herdsmen” Threat Must Stop If President Buhari Feels People’s Impulse

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau I was driving late Monday morning this week, when I heard through the car radio, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), speaking on the state of Nation, at the first Town Hall meeting of the present administration held in Lagos. Although, the […]

ANALYSIS: The Budget Tussle, Saraki-Led NASS And Governance

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau It is very sad that Nigeria is again being embroiled in another avoidable and needless controversy within the government circle. Indeed, it is disturbing and regrettable that even, the present ruling ‘house’ in the country is divided within itself! So sad that Nigerians, 11 months after liberating […]

ANALYSIS: The Fuel Scarcity ‘Magical’ Turn Around

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau A fortnight ago, my focus was on the persistent fuel scarcity; the fear on whether the abnormality has come to stay (as experienced in the electricity supply) and more painfully, the stress and pressure many Nigerians have been exposed to, over a month ago, the current scarcity […]

ANALYSIS: Is Fuel Scarcity Coming To Stay In Nigeria?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau These days, I am persistently bothered, therefore, keep asking the question: is the fuel scarcity, just like it is experienced in power supply, gradually becoming part of our life in Nigeria? It is not debatable the scarcity has been frequent with us, as far back as 1997/98 […]

ANALYSIS: Renewed Shiite/Army Clash; A Wake-Up Call On Human Right Activism Management

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau These are not best of the times for the most populous and biggest African country. Giving the present state of things, Nigeria can be equated to a ‘compacted, congested and suffocated kitchen’ – where the survival of the occupants is only by the special grace of the […]

ANALYSIS: Kogi; Did Professor Kucha Goof Or Under Pressure To Make His Declaration?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau Perhaps for the first time, the Nigerian political and legal circles as well as the general public are embroiled in confusion of this magnitude and such nature. Almost a week after the shocking passage of the former ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Kogi Governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar […]

ANALYSIS: The Ongoing Biafra Agitation; A struggle For Posterity Or The Aggrieved?

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The feeling about marginalization; against exploitation and for total freedom as well as self-realization gave in May 1967, to the Republic of Biafra – secession of the States then in the South Eastern part of Nigeria. The demand for this Republic was effectively rested after defeat by the […]

ANALYSIS: Amaechi, Fashola’s Portfolios, Buhari’s Politics And Undertone Messages

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau Besides the anti-corruption campaign, another issue that has attracted an overwhelming public attention as well as aroused so many interest, in the present administration, is the nomination, Senate’s screening and subsequent confirmation and later, the inauguration of the new Ministers and unveiling of their portfolios. The keen […]

ANALYSIS: If Saraki Is Found Guilty Or Survives His Present Travails…

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau The incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has been consistently and repeatedly linked with the zero tolerance to corruption. Perhaps, his best alternative appellation could be “Mr. No Corruption”. For instance, his short-lived Military junta (1983-1985) confronted this national challenge relentlessly; introduced some disciplinary policies and attempted change of […]

ANALYSIS: Amaechi And His Magic Winning Wands

By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau If he is likened to the proverbial cat with nine lives, I believe such description is definitely not misplaced. Else, you might declare him as another ‘special being’ Ebora (the uncommon one) with a special talisman – to always wage battles and wrestle his avowed enemies, no […]

Don’t Be Corporate Slaves, Explore The Hero In You –Founder AnneGift, Ronke Adelowo

What an ironical world we live today. Giving the tormenting experience they have gone through one time or the other, many Nigerians and Africans who live abroad, presently advocate that ‘for real’, staying abroad is no more a saving grace and a place for spectacular experience. They, in effect encourage fellow blacks to rather stay […]

ANALYSIS: Fashola’s ‘Deserted’ Treatment, A minus To The APC

*How Far “The Pathfinder” Can Drive? By Tajudeen Balogun, Head, African Examiner, Nigeria Bureau – I am one of those who suspected “political power play” and subsequently anticipated more shockers, when “Mr. Consolidator”, the incumbent Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, in less than a month he was sworn-in into the office, relieved a total of 82 former State’s […]

Ebonyi APC Slams Suspension On 5 Members Over Anti-Party Activities

FROM IGNATIUS OKPARA, Abakaliki – The Ebonyi state chapter of the All Progressive Congress, APC on Tuesday reviewed its outing in the just concluded general polls, after which it slammed a five month suspension on five of her members over several cases of anti-party and rebellious behaviours. A statement jointly signed by the state chairman, […]

Politics Without Standard: What Legacy; What Future?

Commentary: By Tajudeen Balogun, Lagos Issues relating to the reasons for the loss of the incumbent Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and victory of Ayodele Fayose in the recent gubernatorial poll of the state will not be rested in a dispatch at least for now. Fayemi is being assessed and widely accused to have […]

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