“Too often, support is given to the political elite by those who have nothing to gain from offering up their loyalties so cheaply, and everything to lose from the damage that is done to the country when it is held that ‘might makes right’.” A sinister trend is sweeping through Nigeria at possibly the most … More Credible Opposition and Nigeria’s Cognitive Repair
” 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?
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
I should have been in the library today; instead, I went to the Lagos State gubernatorial candidates debate. I should have been in the library pouring through contempt of court cases, trying to collect all the examples of executive disobedience of court rulings, attempting to connect the dots between the written down law and judges’ … More Governor, Governor, Let My People Go.
“Nigeria’s problem is mental; and it is this hurdle that Nigerians must cross if it is ever to achieve its political and economic goals.” On the 14th of February, Nigerians will take to the ballot boxes to select a new (or old) president. Current president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is the candidate from the People’s Democratic … More Nigeria’s 2015 Elections: Looking for a Saviour.