January 7, 2018

PNI5 Jan 7

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

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

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

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

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 […]
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. […]
May 14, 2018

Should anti-corruption be a campaign issue in 2019?

There are several reasons why Nigerians should be wary of anti-corruption as a 2019 campaign issue. The first is our history. Only two other issues have […]
May 14, 2018

We Can’t Give Up On Democracy, By Ayisha Osori

The country is being fleeced to death and the government as usual model we have is not sustainable. Our options do not include the military taking […]
June 8, 2018

The Presidency and National Assembly Wars: Who Is It For?, By Ayisha Osori

This most recent struggle between the federal legislative and executive arms is not about the welfare and interests of the average Nigerian citizen. It is about […]