Has Wole Soyinka become a revisionist?

I was uncomfortable when I read a statement credited to Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka calling on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to...
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

I was quite pleased that the controversial International Conference on Witchcraft at the University of Nigeria, my alma mater, held as scheduled, despite opposition...

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...

Did Brookings Really Predict a Jonathan Win?

My technical report for the Brookings Institution’s Africa Foresight publication on the 2015 presidential election entitled ‘The 2015 Elections in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges’,...

The Magu Affair

The Senate, for the second time, rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Ibrahim Magu as EFCC chairman on grounds of adverse report by the...

This issue must worry Buhari

The US government’s 2017 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Nigeria must be a source of concern to President Buhari and the country...

Nigeria: Why a Military Coup is Unlikely

But what are the chances of a coup succeeding in the current climate? The answer is less than five per cent, in my opinion. Sure, one cannot rule out the possibility that some adventurist soldiers may try their luck, but trying to topple the government will be one thing, succeeding will be another, and being able to consolidate power in the unlikely event of a success, will be another kettle of fish, for various reasons:

Who is Playing Politics with Security?

It is very common for politicians to admonish their opponents not to play politics with an issue, even when that admonition is itself loaded...

The ‘deportation’ of Nigerians from Lagos

The last two weeks have been marked by very hot verbal exchanges between Yoruba nationalists and defenders of the Igbo polity. Not long ago,...

As 2017 Beckons…

The year 2016 is ending on a bang for Buhari after a sluggish and uninspiring start for the government. The news that Nigerian soldiers...

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