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 […]
January 25, 2018

EP 2 Political News in 5 JAN 14TH

Summary of what happened in the world of Nigerian politics between Jan 7- Jan 14 2018
January 25, 2018

EP 3 JAN 21st

Political News in Five is a weekly sSummary of what happened in the Nigerian world of politics. This week’s episode covers the news between January 14 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
July 29, 2011

Our Transport Nightmare

“To transport someone is a feat of astonishing determination and imagination. Shakespeare did that emotional transporting with words; London’s Underground does it physically with engineering.” And […]
July 29, 2011

20 transport policies later = nothing

Nigeria’s National Transport Policy of 1993 stated that: “The Nigerian transport system functions in a crisis situation”, because of “a major imbalance between the needs of […]
July 6, 2011

The transformation keke (I)

At last the long awaited and well-lobbied list of ministers has been released; what an anti climax. The numbness caused by the overwhelming stench of stale […]
December 29, 2010

I am a Nigerian, where am I from? Battle for supremacy: Indigenes v Settlers

Am I a Nigerian first or am I from my state of origin/local government first? As a Nigerian am I free to settle and develop where […]