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PUTIN AT THE UN

PUTIN AT THE UN

Why the US should give Putin a free rein in Syria. Muscovite history offers up few examples of far-flung military adventurousness. Close to home, there’s of course the 2008 attack…

Corruption in Nigeria

Corruption in Nigeria

I have come to the conclusion that, for all our collective posturing, majority are confusing System Failure with Corruption . . . After a heated discussion with my friend and…

Why Nigeria Should Think of itself as Central African

Why Nigeria Should Think of itself as Central African

The ‘concentric circle‘ model which frames how Nigeria’s foreign policy thinkers view our region places the country exclusively in West Africa. Consequently West Africa has traditionally been the main focus of…

Buhari’s visit refresh US-Nigeria relations

Buhari’s visit refresh US-Nigeria relations

Nigerian president’s visit a refresh for US-Nigerian relations. Today’s White House meeting between President Obama and new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is more than a courtesy call. Rather, it is…

A defining moment for Nigeria that America shouldn’t miss

A defining moment for Nigeria that America shouldn’t miss

Last month, Nigeria completed a competitive national election in a peaceful and transparent manner. While the United States lent a hand as the democratic process played out, its participation cannot conclude with it…

AIT and Media Coverage of Buhari

AIT and Media Coverage of Buhari

Ab initio, did Garba Shehu or his principal err in barring AIT from covering the activities of Nigeria’s president-elect? President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari said that he was neither consulted nor…

South Africans have never really wanted Nigerians

South Africans have never really wanted Nigerians

The Nigerian government simply has to make Nigeria more attractive to Nigerians. I had barely spent 10 minutes on South African soil when I knew that Nigerians were unwelcome. Arriving…

What Chance a Nuclear Future in Nigeria?

What Chance a Nuclear Future in Nigeria?

Nigeria, a country endowed with numerous natural energy resources such as crude oil, gas, coal, hydro, wind, biomass, solar, geothermal, tidal and even uranium has adopted a multi-faceted approach to…

Nigeria Elections 2015: Gubernatorial Contests Could Make Or Break Fragile Democracy

Nigeria Elections 2015: Gubernatorial Contests Could Make Or Break Fragile Democracy

Nigeria’s gubernatorial elections on Saturday will mark the latest test for the West African nation’s fragile democracy. Two weeks after the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost the presidency and…

Can Buhari turn Nigeria’s oil into wealth for the people?

Can Buhari turn Nigeria’s oil into wealth for the people?

     I was wrong. For the past several months, I argued against the growing talk of a potential win by Nigeria’s opposition party in last Saturday’s presidential polls. I…

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