Nigeria

Wanted Journalist Arrested at the Airport

Ahmed Salkida, a journalist who shared Boko Haram’s recent video, was arrested on the evening of Monday, September 5th, upon arrival at Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, the country’s political capital.

Nigeria

Nnamdi Kanu: Biafra’s Man of the Moment

ABUJA, Nigeria — The leader of a separatist movement called the Independent People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, held a press briefing on Friday, August 12 2016 to declare his intention of opening up negotiations.

By (VOA/Nicolas Pinault)
Comment / Nigeria

Nigerian Soldiers Attacked During Operations in North-Central Niger State

Comment by Adedayo Osho

There has been recent reports of midnight robberies by armed men along the Bida-Minna Road in Niger, a state in the North Central part of Nigeria. The intense activities of these armed robbers has seen influx of kidnappers and assassins in the neighboring Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Comment / Nigeria

Speaker Yakubu Dogara: An Exit in Sight?

A comment by Adedayo Osho

In the coming years, the current rift in Nigeria’s lower national legislative chamber, the House of Representatives, between Speaker Yakubu Dogara and erstwhile Chairman Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin, over “Budget padding”, will create a prime opportunity for Nigerians to demand transparency and accountability at all levels of government.

Comment / Nigeria

Are Strongmen Above Strong Institutions in Nigeria?

A comment by Adedayo Osho

President Muhammadu Buhari has been rightly lauded for the progress made in the ongoing campaign to rid Nigeria of corruption. But beyond the trials religiously covered by the media, a substantial number of indicted individuals are often granted bail (based on conditions) and in turn, a fraction of them appear more …

Comment / Nigeria

Fulani herdsmen on rampage in Nigeria

A comment by Adedayo Osho

After more than a year of intense attacks on host communities, the Fulani herdsmen, dominated by core north-easterners from Nigeria, continued their violent rampages with no end in sight.

Comment / Nigeria

Politics of certificate and document forgery in Nigeria

A comment by Adedayo Osho

One of this week’s big stories in Nigerian politics is forgery of “Standing Order of the Senate” by their leadership. Those allegedly responsible for the doctored papers were Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Senator Ike Ekweremadu.

Comment / Nigeria

Nigerian military: A major victim of corruption

A comment by Adedayo Osho

In the fields of Sociology & Anthropology, if one is to consider any public official likely guilty or not guilty of specific crime charges, an excursion into the individual’s social background is imperative. Historians would rather focus on the decisions made by previous leaders during their occupation of various offices. Oppositely, …