Diaspora Offers Nigeria Hope in Fight Against Boko Haram

March 05, 2016

With many middle-class professionals in the diaspora, Nigeria should look to expats on how to combat Boko Haram. Terrorism is a global phenomenon, but the way it is manifested is regional, local and culturally specific. In Nigeria, Boko Haram has been most deadly in the Muslim north. For some...

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...

Delayed Election Puts Safety of Nigerian Women in the Spotlight

March 16, 2015

Amid a delayed election and a Boko Haram insurgency, Nigerian women and girls are increasingly becoming targets of violence. Nigerian authorities recently postponed elections that had been scheduled for February, ostensibly to give them more time to fight Boko Haram, the militant Islamist...

Nigeria and Efforts at Environmental Management

July 24, 2014

For environmental laws and regulations to become effective in Nigeria, the government must enact change. Human beings cannot really claim to be living a life that is fully human, if they do not live in harmony with nature. In countries like the United States, Britain, Germany and France,...