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About Us

About Us

Every generation needs an unequivocal source of truth: something that shows the people of its time, leaving little room for doubt, what they look like. The Republic, first and foremost, is us: the people of this time. And then, it is a bimonthly magazine of socio-economic and political commentary, criticism and cultural discourse, that explores the world as Nigerian. Behind the magazine is the belief that writing can connect, empower and humanize communities, and a society of people who consider urgent the need for a Nigeria more critical of itself.

Our mission is simple: to create knowledge.

Our ideal readers are the restless and inquisitive, together with whom The Republic seeks to restore the importance of serious readership in Nigeria, and the dignity in studying Nigeria and its place in the wider world. To this end, we strive to press forward on the most critical of issues; to provide an abundance of ideas and knowledge; and to appeal to a general audience without compromising on analytical rigour—in short, to be serious without pretension or alienation. We intend to be sharp, stylish and current; an ever-growing, intelligent companion; a reliable witness to the changing times



Wale Lawal
BSc (Hons), The University of Bath;
MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science;
MSc, University of Oxford

Managing Editor

Aisha Babalakin
BSc, Georgetown University;
LLB, University of London School of Oriental and African Studies

Associate Editor

Bomi Fagbemi
BA, The University of Pennsylvania


Faridah Dikko
BSc, The University of Bath

Temi Ibirogba
BA (Hons), Newcastle University;
The London School of Economics and Political Science 

Christopher Olaolu Ogunmodede
BA, The University of Kent, Canterbury;
MSc, The University of Warwick

Khadija Sanusi
BA, The American University of Paris;
MA, University of London School of Oriental and African Studies

Tunrie Bisi-Afolabi
LLB, University of Surrey;
BCL, University of Oxford

Tech Leads

Emmanuel Ephraim
Derin Oguntade

Editorial Assistants

Eileen Gbagbo
Ugonna Eronini
Ibukun Olokode