May 3, 2018

Why is it so hard to do something? – Dec 26, 2011

After the violence following the April 2011 elections many felt moved to do something about the relations between Christians and Muslims in the north of Nigeria. […]
February 22, 2018

Our undemocratic foundations for democracy

We are in a bind. Not Boko Haram, MEND, the increase in the pump price of fuel aka fuel subsidy removal or the lack of power […]
February 22, 2018

Imaginary conversations taking place all over Nigeria (a wish)

“I am thinking of going into politics and running for election”, I admitted to a friend yesterday. “Wonderful. What position are you thinking of vying for?” […]
February 22, 2018

We can’t give up: the stakes are too high

Everyone knows: the protests in Nigeria are no longer just about the removal of fuel subsidy. We know, the government knows and each side knows that […]
February 22, 2018

Using the security to punish us In the name of security

Dear Mr. President: Do you ever drive around Abuja, may be at night after a hard day at work? Have you noticed anything absurd about the […]
February 22, 2018

Fixing the north – one state at a time

The truth is bitter and to criticize and point out flaws is easy. This easily sums up the reactions to last week’s “Legacies & the failed […]
February 22, 2018

The fruit from the tree (Part 2)

The fruit from the Nigerian tree so far has included one civil war, 5 coup d’états, at least 3 attempted coups, trillions of dollars lost to […]
February 5, 2018

Political News in five

What happened in Nigerian Politics Jan 28- Feb 3rd? What can we tell so far from the coalition of Nigeria? Will Saraki move to PDP? What […]
August 4, 2011

Where to go when the fairy tale ends?

Once upon a time, girl meets boy, they fall in love and live happily ever after. Until he attacks her in frenzy, butchers and kills her […]
August 11, 2011

Laws of success (in Nigerian Government)

It’s been seventy-nine days since May 29 – it does not seem like much is happening but much has happened. We have somewhat new federal and […]
August 19, 2011

A lemon by any other name would still be sour

Once upon a time there was a woman with 6 sons with different gifts and natural talents (in the beginning there were 2, then somehow they […]
April 2, 2012

Who is afraid of the PIB?

The petroleum industry bill (PIB) is 12 years or 4380 days in the making – enough time to nurture a child from birth until the second […]
December 22, 2015

Will our Parties get it right?

What in Nigeria is charcterised by: intense mutual fears and suspicions, poor organization and mobilization, intolerance and insensitivity, aggressive engagement, mobilization of primordial sentiments, corruption, uncivil […]
March 7, 2016

Exposing Violations against Women

The Open Society Initiative for West Africa and Amateur Heads Productions will tomorrow premiere the ‘Silent Tears’, a documentary that uncovers the truth behind the violations against women resident in the Federal Capital Territory. Rebecca Ejifoma writes
February 22, 2017

Edo Decides

In Benin City after the rains, come the floods and then the traffic jams. On one such typical day, a policeman cocked his gun and aimed […]
January 4, 2018

Political News in Five Episode 4 Jan 28 2018

What happened in Nigerian politics last week? 1. APC’s committee on restructuring finally submitted their report and recommendations – how far will it go? 2. The […]
January 7, 2018

PNI5 Jan 7

Political News in Five is a weekly summary of Nigerian political news between Jan 1 and Jan 6