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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]