Is President Muhammadu Buhari committed to the genuine federalisation of the Nigerian polity?
Nigeria’s current political problems are simply too daunting to embark on an honest journey to true federalism at this stage.
A January 2012 demonstration against the removal of petroleum subsidies in the northern Nigerian city of Kano.
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Nigeria must remove fuel subsidies and channel the funds to critical sectors of its economy.
Nigeria’s Prime Minister Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, leader of the Northern region, Ahmadu Bello and the Governor General, Nnamdi Azikiwe, at the celebration of Nigeria’s independence, on October 1, 1960.
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Nigeria’s albatross is its political leadership and its limited capability to provide effective and modern governance.
Some Nigerians protesting against a proposed social media bill.
The Nigerian government has no legal capacity to unilaterally regulate or police borderless social media platforms.
The feeling of desertion by Nigeria’s federal government has not left the region that was defined as Biafra during the country’s civil war.
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Until the conditions that led to the Nigeria-Biafra war are resolved, the debate on the viability of one Nigeria will continue to arise.
Taking a selfie during the #ENDSARS protest in Lagos in 2020. Social media was used extensively to mobilise demontrators.
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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Twitter shutdown will be hard to enforce and could have dire consequences for Nigeria’s fragile democratic institutions and economy.
Young Angolans protest for bettter living conditions in the capital Luanda in 2020.
A new book explains the manifestations of the oil curse in Nigeria and Angola since independence.
A police officer in Lagos, Nigeria, Nov. 3.
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The story of Nigeria’s #EndSARS movement shows just how durable law enforcement institutions are – and why the road to reform goes straight uphill.
The gap between the continent’s most democratic and authoritarian regions is likely to continue to grow.
There’s a growing awareness that Cambridge Analytica harnessed social media and personal data to influence elections.
What role do foreign actors play in African elections? Cambridge Analytica’s case sheds some light.
Military and government officials supervise the airlift of girls rescued from Boko Haram at Maiduguri Airport.
It’s been a decade since Boko Haram morphed into a violent, radicalised, Jihadist sect after the death of its founder. Since then it has caused untold harm in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
One of the immediate outcomes of talks between Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Cyril Ramaphosa was the easing of tensions.
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship
WhatsApp can amplify and complement a candidate’s ground campaign. But it cannot replace it.
President Muhammadu Buhari has endorsed June 12 as Nigeria’s official
June 12 is widely regarded as the most important day in Nigeria’s post-independence poltiical history
Nigeria has the world’s highest number of out-of-school children and over 60 million of its citizens are illiterate. Here’s what the country can do to improve its education sector.
Women waiting to vote in Nigeria’s 2019 elections.
While the 2019 presidential election wasn’t perfect, it showed that democracy is gradually being entrenched in Nigeria.
Nigerians celebrate the announcement of Muhammadu Buhari’s victory. But can he deliver jobs this time round?
Nigeria’s high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
President Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo during a campaign rally in Akure, Ondo State.
In the end, Buhari possibly won simply because the Peoples Democratic Party wasn’t offering a viable alternative.
Muhammadu Buhari: staying put at Aso Rock.
Investors favoured Muhammadu Buhari’s opponent, Atiku Abubakar. So what are the Nigerian president’s economic priorities?