Buhari’s decision to seek re-election

I was surprised that some people seemed surprised that Buhari decided to seek re-election. I have always maintained that it will be unthinkable for...

PDP and APC: When Kettle Mocks Pot for Being Black

It is really exciting reading the various reactions to the recent apologies to Nigerians by the PDP’s national Chairman, Uche Secondus. According to reports,...

Time to focus on how states are governed

There are lots to be read into the recent report by the Fiscal Responsibility Commission on the debt profile of various state governments in...

‘Contributing to Africa’s knowledge base since 2003’

Today my column takes a deserved break from writing about politics. Given the nature of politics – contest over power, resources and privileges –...

The Hate Speech Bill is a National Embarrassment

The Bill on Hate speech before the National Assembly is an embarrassment. We seem to revel in taking decisions in moments of emotional flourishes...

Re-thinking the Fight Against Corruption

Nigeria’s ranking in the recently released 2017 Corruption Perception Index (CPI), contrary to the headlines, does not show that the incidence of corruption in...

Kukah and the Debate on African Democracy

Depending on where you stand on the active controversies of the day, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, 65, is either a passionate public intellectual animated...

Are ‘Digital Age’ Leaders Really the Answer?

One of the important issues highlighted by innuendo in Obasanjo’s recent letter to Buhari on the basis of which the Ota General advised him...

Sun Tzu vs. Clausewitz: Obasanjo and Babangida compared

The dust had not properly settled on Obasanjo’s call on Buhari not to seek a second term when Babangida, Nigeria’s only military President, in...

Why I cannot #StandwithAishaBuhari

I will like to preface my commentary on the reported re-tweets by the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, of some uncomplimentary tweets about...

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