Re-thinking our democracy

The Presidential and National Assembly elections of February 23 2019 and those for the Governorship and State Assemblies of March 9 2019 seem to...

2019 Elections: The Morning After

If there is any consensus among people of different political divides in the elections that were held on February 23 and March 9 respectively,...

Reflections on the last Presidential Election

The presidential election has come and gone – and as expected the outcome is dogged in controversy. The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared...

Re-building Confidence in the Electoral System

The title of this article is a little bit misleading because it suggests, rather wrongly, that Nigerians ever had confidence in the electoral system....

Surprises as we near the D-Day

In barely 72 hours, the D-Day will beckon and the anxiety will shift to the H-hour. I don’t believe that February 16 will be...

Atiku’s Amnesty Plan for Suspected Treasury Looters is the Way to Go

The plan by the PDP’s presidential candidate and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to grant amnesty to suspected treasury looters if elected President, is,...

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...

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