Democracy day in Nigeria: 18 Years Later, To What Extent Has it Delivered on its Promise?

  I was 6 years old when Nigeria’s last ‘strong man’ General Sanni Abacha died, as young as I was then, I still have vivid memories of the day of his death. I was sitting with my dad when the news broke on the radio, shortly afterwards there was so much jubilation on the streets, people literally… Read More Democracy day in Nigeria: 18 Years Later, To What Extent Has it Delivered on its Promise?

What to expect from Ghana’s new President, Nana Akufo-Addo

On Saturday 7th January, 2016, Ghana inaugurated Nana Akufo- Addo as its new President. Our guest contributor, Roland B- Johnson, provides us with an analysis of why John Mahama (the immediate past President) lost the election. He also examines the opportunities and challenges facing the new President. “It’s the economy, stupid”. This was the phrase coined… Read More What to expect from Ghana’s new President, Nana Akufo-Addo

The DSS’s arrest of Judges, El-Rufai’s ban of the Shiite movement and why we should all be concerned about Nigeria’s Democracy.

It is no news that we have very weak institutions in Nigeria and overtime these institutions have failed to deliver any democratic dividends for Nigerians. However, it will be disingenuous and a disservice to those who fought for our democracy  to say that we have not made any gains (albeit fickle) in our quest for… Read More The DSS’s arrest of Judges, El-Rufai’s ban of the Shiite movement and why we should all be concerned about Nigeria’s Democracy.