Biafra and the burden of a warrior nation – The Nigerian Guardian

Nnamdi Kanu When the last Biafran War ended in 1970, Nnamdi Kanu, the founder and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was barely three. Whatever he may have known about the war he must have acquired from his parents, his peers, senior people who experienced the war first hand and from reading and …

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Judicial lessons from Kenya – Punch Newspaper Editorial

THE annulment of last month’s presidential election in Kenya by its Supreme Court has set a new standard for the judiciary in Africa. In a continent where such decisions are more likely to be influenced by political expediency than legal sagacity, the annulment is a breath of fresh air, and a paradigm shift that encapsulates …

The First White President The foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy. This essay is drawn from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s new book, We Were Eight Years in Power.

IT IS INSUFFICIENT TO STATE the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a white man who would not be president were it not for this fact. With one immediate exception, Trump’s predecessors made their way to high office through the passive power of whiteness—that bloody heirloom which cannot ensure mastery of all events but …

Kenya’s Supreme Court orders rerun of disputed presidential election – CNN

The Kenyan Supreme Court has overturned the election of the Kenyan president and ordered another election within 60 days. The general basis of the ruling was not that there was malfeasance and rigging but a sufficient breach of form and protocol. This was a brave ruling given the grounds it based it historical decision. The …

International Election Observation and Monitoring (video)

The quick acceptance by the international election observers of the outcome of the vote was the operation of low expectation syndrome for anything African. Again even Africans suffer from similar syndrome. The electoral and judicial development is a welcome one for Africa and hopefully for the rest of the world. Do not support what you …

Otunba Ademola Adeleke, the younger brother of the late Senator Isiaka Adeleke for whose replacement the election was held, dances to victory. He beat the APC candidate, Senator Mudashir Hussein.

​​ ​ When Senator Isiaka Adeleke from Osun state and APC senator died, the search for his replacement started in ernest.  His younger brother, Otunba Ademola Adeleke felt entitled to fill the vacancy. But he had a higher opinion of himself than his colleagues within the APC who opined that he was not a serious …

Campaign what campaign by Pius Adesanmi

I have not seen a single update about a single issue the new Senator from Osun campaigned on... Today, you can take a canoe ride around Lekki, campaiging door to door, asking residents to vote for you to represent them in some capacity, everybody will want to know your party, religion, ethnicity, and godfather affiliation. …