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

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 […]
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 26, 2018

Fighting Words (2)

The 2010 Electoral Act explicitly provides that political campaigns or slogans must not be ‘tainted with abusive language directly or indirectly likely to injure religious, ethnic, […]
January 26, 2018

Voters’ Beware!

INEC’s request to extend the timetable for the 2011 elections from January to April has turned up the heat underneath our already simmering political environment. As […]
January 26, 2018

Election madness

“Shambolic and a mockery” – those are the words used to describe the recently concluded PDP primaries for the members of the House of Representatives and […]
January 26, 2018

For God and politics

Whoever said religion is the opium of the masses must have been thinking about Nigerians. Religion is the one thing that can destroy rationality faster than […]
January 26, 2018

On. Our. Marks.

The elections are 11 days away and instead of a sense of urgency from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), some civil society organizations say they […]
January 26, 2018

Our lazy opposition

It would seem that the opposition parties are serious about putting up a credible fight for Aso Rock in 2015, but in reality it is unlikely […]
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?” […]