Nigeria

The 2019 Elections: A call for Hope and Caution

The 2019 Elections: A call for Hope and Caution

Let us allow the campaigns to go on peacefully so that Nigerians could make up their minds who they want to vote for in a serene environment… Campaign platforms are…

APC, the New PDP and Old Politics

APC, the New PDP and Old Politics

It has not been a good week for the ruling APC. The Ekiti Convention for the gubernatorial primaries was a disgrace with thugs and violence producing a stalemate. The same…

Politicians, Citizens and the Agony of Decision Making

Politicians, Citizens and the Agony of Decision Making

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is also clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has…

As President Buhari Becomes an Aspirant Once Again

As President Buhari Becomes an Aspirant Once Again

The greatest challenge for the President would be his message to Nigerians on why they should elect second term. We have never had a president who showed as much reluctance…

Alleged Ethnic Cleansing and the Military

Alleged Ethnic Cleansing and the Military

Nigeria’s former Defence Minister and Chief of Army Staff, T. Y. Danjuma, on Saturday accused the Nigerian armed forces of aiding the on-going killings in the country, especially…

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…

Paradox: Teachers Failing while their Students “Pass” Exams

Paradox: Teachers Failing while their Students “Pass” Exams

Each year, we graduate millions of children from our 65,000 public primary schools in Nigeria and we claim they have passed so we send them to junior secondary schools…

Thieves, Madness and the Nation

Thieves, Madness and the Nation

Nigeria is suffering from a real crisis related to the scale of theft of public resources that is beyond all logic and can only be equated to madness. For decades…

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment

Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment

This week, the big story is that President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate in response to the lawmakers’ indictment of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation…

The First Coup

The First Coup

“Anybody who headed a military regime subverted the wishes of the people… We all subverted the wishes of the people.” General Ibrahim Babangida (Tell Magazine, 7/12/98) Forty-three…