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 […]
January 26, 2018

To be or not to be…

To be or not to be…women and 35% representation Or Campaign Promises Part I – will the promise to women be the first broken promise? A […]
January 26, 2018

International women’s day

Exactly 100 years and 7 days ago women celebrated the centennial anniversary of international women’s day; the one day in the year dedicated to women raising […]
January 26, 2018

One vote against the world

I did not watch Sarah Jibrin’s address to the PDP delegates on Thursday January 14 2011 but when I first heard about it, it was being […]
January 26, 2018

Still on Sarah Jubril and the future of women in politics

Are Nigerian women making any real progress towards fair representation in elected offices? The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs. Josephine Anenih seems to […]
January 26, 2018

Poor little Muslim girls and the lawmakers from Zamfara

Zamafara is in the news again as another lawmaker; Senator Sahabi Ya’u tries to marry a young girl without her consent. Why is this news? Because […]