Experts have called for increased participation of women in politics and governance, saying their inputs and efforts are critical to Nigeria’s growth and development.
An enduring characteristic of our national politics is its fluidity. It has much to do with the endless instability in our political parties and the lack of committed principles that drive national development through the instrumentality of political parties. But our politicians love it.
Chief Obafemi Awolowo while delivering a lecture at the Ahmadu Bello Univerity, Zaria in 1978 under the auspices of the institution’s Student’s Union relevantly quoted a student’s query.
It is infinitely educative to observe that during the period 1970-2010 the world witnessed outstanding political change manifesting in democracies and market-oriented economies becoming the norm and spreading like wildfire to virtually all parts of the world except for the Arab Middle East.
Kenya's trade minister is at the centre of a firestorm over a series of derogatory remarks against a leading media outlet, including calling its journalists "prostitutes".
The last few weeks leading up to the elections in Nigeria have been fraught with very negative narratives, and the last days leading up to the Governorship elections in Lagos have been particularly harrowing and frankly speaking, very heartbreaking. Because of the political ambitions and greed of a few, we have seen the manipulative use of bigotry and ethnic hatred to divide what was a peacefully cohabiting and mutually beneficial economic and social community that is Lagos; Nigeria.
Politics, as coined from the Greek word ‘politika’, refers to the affairs of the city-state (polis). Politicians are, therefore, those who seek to influence and direct the affairs of a nation. Participation in politics can thus be hinged on political orientation, which, according to Gabriel Almond...
The ruling by the apex court of the land (the Supreme Court of Nigeria) on Friday, 03 March 2023 that all redesigned Naira notes and the old ones will remain legal tender and in circulation till December 31, 2023 climaxed the lingering titanic struggle between the political power brokers and managers of the Nigerian economy.
The heightened role of central banks, which are also known as reserve banks, has, in recent times, taken centre stage in domestic and international policy circles.
With less than two month to the 2023 general elections in Nigeria, one issue that has remained in public discourse, even if not amplified is: which region will produce the next president after the expiration of the second term of the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari? This is not only limited to the presidency but also…
In the introductory part of this serial, I focused on power as an appropriate analytical variable for grappling with the dynamics of Nigerian politics. As referenced in the introduction, this piece concerns the aspect of the receptacle of power, put differently, the warehouse of power. It is about the “Lugardian Architecture.” Understandably, people may want…
24 Dec 2022
When on the 23rd of December 2002 (exactly 20 years ago today) the late Chief Kolawole Balogun (The Chief Jagun of Otan Ayegbaju) died, Nigeria lost a frontline politician of the old mould who was once in the thick of its independence and nationalist struggles of the past. Kola Balogun, as he was popularly called,…