”It is clear that the two leading contenders for Nigeria’s top job have very distinct ideas on how the economy should run – each model with its own set of consequences. The ball is now in the court of Nigerians to decide the kind of economy that they desire to have and who they deem best to deliver it”.… Read More Buhari vs Atiku: Economic policies
Election season in Nigeria is here again! To be honest, it’s a little hard to believe that President Buhari’s 4-year administration will soon elapse because I remember vividly the day he was elected. There was so much hope and expectations but today all that seems to have disappeared and have been replaced with gloom and… Read More Nigeria’s 2019 elections – Five ways to be an informed voter!!
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?
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
I usually don’t discuss American politics on this blog but I can’t help but talk about this election as it is very personal. I can not for the life of me believe that Donald Trump is the President of the United States!! Wow! Like How?? I have literally followed these elections from day one that… Read More The US elections and the future of neoliberal democracy in the west.
Antonio Guterres (yet another man) is set to become the next and 9th UN secretary General; his nomination was recently confirmed by the General Assembly. I received the news with great disappointment as all along I had hoped that one of the seven women who campaigned for the job would have won, obviously that is not going… Read More Once again a man is set to head the United Nations.