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V3, N2 Democracy under President Buhari

Vol. 3, No. 2

Democracy under President Buhari


Democracy Questioned: How Democracy Can Fail Us, and What to Do about It by Moyosore Orekoya;

 For the People, Without the People: The Crisis of Representation in Nigerian Politics by Dafe Oputu;

 Why Do We Vote?—Questioning Political Ideology in Nigeria by Cynthia Igodo; and

Trapped in a Militarized Democracy: The Armed State of Nigeria’s Political Space by Fisayo Ajala.


‘Mai Ganga ya Gode, Yaran Mai Ganga sun Gode’: Campaign Songs, Kannywood and Politics in Northern Nigeria by Aisha Aliyu-Bima;

 Money Miss Road?—On Political Financing in Nigeria by Anie Anokuru;

 Lessons from the Third Force: Nigeria’s 2019 Elections in Review by Oluwamayowa Idowu;

What We Think about when We Think about Elections: Revisiting Political Ideology in Nigeria by Naro Omo-Osagie & Chukwuka Gideon Isika;


Nigeria’s ‘Pentecostal’ Presidency: Ebenezer Obadare’s Pentecostal Republic by Kasope Aleshinloye;

 A Poultry Farmer’s Song of Burden in the Face of Fate: Chigozie Obioma’s An Orchestra of Minorities by Lanre Apata; and

 Colouring inside the Politically Personal: Nanjala Nyabola’s Digital Democracy, Analogue Politics by Stella Njogo.


Cover illustration: ‘We Decided’, by Adekunle Adeleke; commissioned and adapted by The Republic; and

⎈ Spread: photographs by Manny Jefferson on first-time voters in Lagos, commissioned by The Republic.


In our next issue, scholars and experts will critically discuss technology as a force of globalization