Issue 02



Vol. 1, No.2

Buhari’s Nigeria


Letters by Derin Adebayo (Tyrants: Why We Love Them), and Dr. Romola Adeola (African Studies: Contextualizing Human Rights in Buhari’s Nigeria);

 An essay exploring the diminution of President Buhari’s reputation as “An Upright Man” among citizens by Nnamdi Ehirim;

A comprehensive overview of President Buhari’s security challenges with details on emerging threats and potential opportunities for abatement by Sola Tayo;

An essay by Manji Cheto on the performance of the Buhari administration after two years in government, and what to expect from Nigeria in the coming years;

A crucial assessment of the dimensions of the Herder-Farmer Crisis and the impacts of the Crisis on National Security from Chijioke Nwosu;

 Tosin Osasona writes on the criminal justice system, whose flaws, he argues, have worsened under the Buhari administration;

 An evaluation of monetary and exchange rate policies under the Buhari administration, with focus on Nigeria’s response to the crude oil price shock of 2014 by Nonso Obikili;

 Olasupo Shasore (SAN) examines criminal justice in Nigeria and provides a policy approach to beating the enterprise of corruption;

In Reviews: Sa’eed Husaini explores the origins of Boko Haram, and the discourse around the terrorist group, in an excellent essay on Andrew Walker’s “Eat the Heart of the Infidel”;

Also in Reviews: Ekemezie Uche ruminates on Derek Walcott’s “The Schooner Flight,” and the late poet’s “fierce genius” in a compelling essay on reconciling history with identity



In our next issue, scholars and experts will critically discuss recent trends in global migration, with focus on migration to Europe from Africa, migration across Africa, the rise of populism and the evolution of national borders.

Our next issue will also feature an essay by previous Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Dr. Carlos Lopes


Cover image by Adeleke Adekunle