Reno Omokri: What we can learn from one another

Reno Omokri’s article, ‘Hegemony: What the Igbo can learn from Yoruba and Fulani about power’ – published in the Vanguard of June 3, 2017,...

Fulani Herdsmen and the Logic of False Consensus

Many adults can remember the ‘class idiot’ in their primary and secondary school days. Virtually every class had its own ‘idiot’ – someone who...

A New Broom at the NPA?

The English say that a new broom sweeps clean. Generally the expression is  used when a new leader in an organisation embarks on sweeping...

Does ‘who gets what’ really matter?

The inspiration for this reflection is a robust conversation I had with someone regarding my last week’s column. A sub theme in the column...

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,...
Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN

Buhari: 35 Days into a second term

Today is exactly 35 days since Buhari was inaugurated for a second term in office. It is also exactly 127 days (more than four...

Till Debt Do Us Apart

The recent request from President Buhari for legislative authorization for an external borrowing of almost $30bn is a sharp reminder that history truly moves...

Between Governance and Politics

My intention in this piece is not to engage in an academic exercise about the relationship between governance and politics or to call out...

The ‘Tyranny’ of Buhari’s Body Language

Buhari’s body language has been credited with all the promising signs in the government:  we are told that electricity supply has improved, not because...

‘Exhibitionist patriotism’ as a threat to our democracy

There are several ways in which some of our elected officials are becoming potent threats to our democracy. One way they do this is...

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