New Nigerian President Faces An Enormous Challenge

April 01, 2015

President-elect Muhammadu Buhari has his work cut out for him in Nigeria. Nigerians have chosen Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler, to be their new president. Following an election that saw 41 people killed in northern Nigeria, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat...

Nigerian Elections Set the Stage for Jonathan vs Buhari

March 23, 2015

Nigeria faces an uphill battle as it wades through challenges that could derail its presidential elections. Seen as a fast growing economy and a strong democratic force in the region, Nigeria is at a crossroads in its journey as a rising African power. Marred by the emergence of Boko Haram, the...

Boko Haram: Mocking Goodluck Jonathan’s Government?

May 28, 2014

Nigeria’s war on terrorism is plagued by outdated protocols that need a change to tackle Boko Haram. The terrorist attack by Boko Haram on March 14 is one of the more recent in a number of incidents occurring in northern Nigeria. What sets this attack apart from others is the whole incident...

Boko Haram and its Economic Consequences

September 25, 2013

Boko Haram could have a disastrous impact on Nigeria’s economy. In May, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan suspended the constitution and declared a state of emergency in three states at the northeastern tip of Nigeria. On August 10-11, an attack on a mosque in the state of Maiduguri left 56...

Nigeria: Criminalizing Homosexuality

September 10, 2013

Same-sex marriage legislation in Nigeria violates constitutional principles. Freedom of self-expression is a fundamental right that is almost synonymous with the notion of modern democracy. An examination of the struggle for independence of colonized nations from their colonial masters, of...