The recent events in South Africa are not especially easy either to comprehend or to analyse. I have spent the better part of this week swaying between a cool headedness that pointed me in the direction of a seemingly objective historical analysis of South Africa’s relationship with foreigners of all kinds and under which its … More PDA from the Nigerian Government to the Nigerian Diaspora?
It is really rather difficult to sustain a conversation about Nigerian politics without the issue of corruption very quickly making its shameful appearance. Indeed, ‘Corruption in Nigeria’ is an issue that has, alarmingly, been deemed worthy of its own Wikipedia page. My response, in friendly encounters, is often to attempt to have my compatriot see … More Mr. Governor, Where Is My Own Chop? The Multi-Dimensionality of Corruption in Nigeria.
As many Nigerians take to the streets in a defiant mood, following the victory of our new president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, the nation overflows with the glorious sounds of our music and the ferocity of our multiple dance. Even prior to the elections on the 28th of March this year, our billboards, radio and air waves … More Letter to President-Elect Buhari from a Concerned ‘Creative’. | by Qudus Onikeku
On the 28th of March 2015, 28,587,564 Nigerians voted largely peacefully and meticulously. Muhammadu Buhari, the now president-elect won the 2015 vote by 2, 571, 759 votes with 15, 424, 921 votes cast in his favour. Outgoing president Goodluck Johnathan received a mere 12, 853, 162 votes. Of the 67,422, 005 registered voters, a paltry … More Refusing to Vote in Nigeria’s Elections.
So Nigeria’s presidential elections appear to have gone, by and large, very smoothly. So smoothly many Nigerians are literally in awe. And then to top it off a last minute show of grace by out-going president Goodluck Jonathan. Slap me silly and call me Sally, for I am in disbelief. No last minute scramble to … More Beware False Friends Bearing Well Wishes.