October 22, 2022

Health is personal and the personal is political, By Ayisha Osori

Anyone can fall ill and we do. But not everyone who has suffered ill health has the opportunity to influence health care in their country, state […]
October 2, 2022

PNI5 October 2 2022 – the one about Tinubu missing in action

September 25, 2022

PNI5 September 25 – the one about candidates for presidency & NASS

September 18, 2022

PNI5 Sept 18 2022 – the one about the padded voters register

September 14, 2022

Ghosts of ethnicity present

Senator Remi Tinubu trended for a few days on Twitter a few weeks ago because of an old video shot around the 2019 general election where […]
September 11, 2022

PNI5 Sept 11 2022 – the one about Remi Tinubu’s trending video

September 4, 2022

PNI5 Sept 4 2022 – the one about the story that won’t go away: Tinubu’s identity

August 28, 2022

PNI5 Aug 28 2022 – the one about the NBA conference, John Wike Wicks of Rivers & dodgy RECS

August 30, 2010

Zoning & Federal Character

Zoning for mediocrity Nigeria can no longer afford to keep sacrificing good governance for ethnic considerations. For months Nigerians have been distracted by the entertainment provided […]
September 8, 2010

Our uncharitable incorporation

Not all the fervor around the 2011 elections is because of the large amounts of money that will be spent or diverted. A lot of the […]
September 15, 2010

Our modest judges

A few weeks ago the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) released the results of a survey on Magistrate Courts which indicated that 70% of Nigerians […]
October 20, 2010

‘Open eyed’ justice: the Nigerian way

The Nigerian police and the judiciary have played their separate but almost equal roles in ensuring Nigerians believe that ‘justice’ does not exist. What else can […]
December 15, 2010

Stop: no human rights here

I am never quite sure if my thoughts are the magnets for the stories or if the stories that seek me out fuel my thoughts – but human rights has definitely been a recent theme. I am sure the predominance of human rights violation stories is not unconnected to Human Rights Day (December 10 2010) but the connection between power and the contempt with which man treats man is scary.
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]