Is Nigerian Democracy in Recession?

The recent suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Judge of Nigeria has raised fundamental issues  that go beyond the government’s claims of...

Why Obasanjo’s Voice Still Matters

Obasanjo’s recent 16-page letter to Buhari, which sounds more like a state-of-the nation address, has, as expected, dominated the deadlines since it was delivered...

Osinbajo and the Politics of 2023

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo raised the stakes in the politics of 2023 when he added his voice to the politics of ethnic baiting. Speaking...

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process

The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the National Assembly recently...

Do Election Debates Really Matter?

Since  the Vice Presidential debate on December 14 2018 between the candidates  of selected five political parties, there have been continuous spin not only...

2019: Opposition versus state institutions

By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with...

Predicting the 2019 presidential election

As the 2019 election draws close, we should expect an array of election entrepreneurs and predictors to become ubiquitous. A few days ago, the...

Peter Obi, South East Leaders and 2019

The news that South East Governors and other major political office holders stayed away from the installation of former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar...

2019: As the whistle is blown…

The whistle for 2019 has finally been blown as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on partisan politics and campaigns on...

Alleged Buhari Double and the Spirit of Public Inquiry

This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in the UK in 2017....

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