Yearly Archives: 2017

Christmas in Niger Republic

Christmas in Niger Republic

We also took time to visit the Bilingual College established in 2013 on the basis of an agreement between the Kano State and Niger governments, and based in Niamey. The…

Morocco and ECOWAS: Picking Cherries and Dismantling Core Principles

Morocco and ECOWAS: Picking Cherries and Dismantling Core Principles

By insisting that West Africa’s two core principles should not apply to it, Morocco is clearly not sincere in its application. Precisely because Morocco is not ready to join…

The Dangers of a Self-Serving Judiciary

The Dangers of a Self-Serving Judiciary

The reputational erosion of Nigerian judges has become so deep that radical action has been required to save the judiciary. The fight back mechanism by the judiciary to protect the…

My Governor Has No Brain

My Governor Has No Brain

One useful step that the various emerging groups can take is to develop a leadership charter. Let’s start the conversation on who deserves the honour and privilege to govern…

Politics and the Institutional Disconnect In Nigeria

Politics and the Institutional Disconnect In Nigeria

The disconnect between the people and the politician is almost total and that has been a tragedy for the process of our democratic politics, as many leaders have been socialised…

African Dictatorship and the Coup that Claimed It Wasn’t

African Dictatorship and the Coup that Claimed It Wasn’t

The coup that ended the 37-year dictatorship of Robert Mugabe had to claim that it was not a coup. The reason was simple; it is very difficult to justify…

The Dangers of Boxing In the Pastoralists (2)

The Dangers of Boxing In the Pastoralists (2)

Nigeria must quickly develop a new policy framework that is comprehensive and mutually beneficial to pastoralists and farmers. Any policy that does not take into consideration the welfare of both…

The Dangers of Boxing In the Pastoralists

The Dangers of Boxing In the Pastoralists

As violence between herdsmen and farmers has grown and developed into criminality and rural banditry, popular narratives creating meaning, context and (mis)understandings have been emerging. The manifesting narratives on…

The President and His Party: Are they Finally Awake?

The President and His Party: Are they Finally Awake?

Two-and-a-half years into a four-year tenure is a long time to decide who to appoint, and the question today is: Why are appointments back on the…

MainaGate and A Presidency Working at Cross Purposes

MainaGate and A Presidency Working at Cross Purposes

As the campaign for the next elections intensify, whether or not the president contests for a second term, Nigerians would be bound to ask embarrassing questions about Muhammadu Buhari, the…