“Nigeria is a land of the young. According to the CIA World Factbook, the median age in Nigeria is 18.2 years old. Those under 25 alone make up 62.39% of the population” Nearly five months after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn into office, many parts of the president’s ‘change agenda’ still remain hidden from the … More A View from the Young: Change in Nigeria | by Kemi Lijadu
“Along with poor electricity generation and an unstable security environment, corruption can be added to the list of things that increase the transaction costs of economic activity” Does corruption affect economic growth? If so, how? Political scientists and economists have been concerned with these questions for decades now. And as is the case with most … More Corruption, Transaction Costs, and the Problem of Nigerian Prosperity.
” There are many areas in which President Buhari is striving to achieve lasting change … should he, however, find a way of entrenching the internal rules and systems for party operation and move his party to begin establishing a core, unshakeable, and rousing ideology around which not only the party is organised but its … More Buhari’s Legacy: The Development of the Nigerian Party System?
It has been 450 days since 200 school girls were abducted from the town of Chibok in Northern Nigeria. It is just shy of 14 months since the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, stood in front of a camera with a placard and announced her “outrage” with a hashtag. It cannot be … More Bring Back our Girls … Without the Hashtag.
Baba Go-Slow. An uncharitable term that was used to describe Nigeria’s late president, Umaru Yar’Adua, is now creeping back into the vocabulary of disgruntled Nigerians just weeks after President Buhari’s inauguration. But given the newness of Buhari’s tenure, the question is whether the cynicism which the term entails is more damaging to progress than it … More Baba Go Slow: Buhari and the Cynical Nigerian Electorate. | by Sola Tayo
It has been nearly a month since President Buhari made his now famous “I belong to everybody and I belong to nobody” speech at his 29th of May inauguration. From the ordinary man on the street to the not so ordinary purveyors of media content everybody is asking the same question, “can Buhari deliver on … More Buhari, Thatcher, and Kagame Walk into a Bar…
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