Sierra Leone’s election offered a crucial health check for democracy in the region. Julius Maada Bio, given the mandate to lead again, will be tasked with continuing the project of democracy in Sierra Leone.
The emergence of the Obidients—fervent supporters of Nigerian politician Peter Obi—has added another layer of vitality to the country’s democracy, which has the potential to make the country’s political landscape even more competitive.
With his meeting with President Tinubu last week, Asari Dokubo’s reemergence has raised concerns among Nigerians. Historically, attempts by previous governments to work with Asari Dokubo have either failed or fallen short. Will Tinubu be the first to hack it?
As the situation in Senegal unfolds, the country finds itself at a critical juncture. The manner in which the government addresses these protests and the underlying issues will determine Senegal’s political trajectory for the foreseeable future.
The state of the agricultural sector in Benue State is a microcosm of the challenges and opportunities facing the broader sector nationally. Hence, solving the food crisis in Benue could go some way towards solving the food crisis in Nigeria.
While his opponents have petitioned the results of the 2023 election, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, famed ‘godfather’ of Lagos politics, takes over as the seventh democratically elected president of Nigeria. He inherits a country mired in social fractures, economic crises and unrelenting insecurity.
In a few days, Nigeria will begin a new presidential administration. Will a Tinubu presidency unite or further divide us? Our latest issue, A Nation Divided, looks at the forthcoming inauguration, the meaning of a Tinubu presidency and the roads that lie ahead.
Nigerian politics matter at home and abroad, particularly for West Africa. Likewise, West Africa’s stability or otherwise matters and has real implications for Nigeria. Unlike the Muhammadu Buhari administration, Nigeria’s next president cannot afford to neglect foreign policy in favour of an overemphasis on domestic issues.
A deliberate decision from the incoming administration to show magnanimity across the political divide along with a rigorous pursuit of people-centred policies will go a long way in kick starting the process of national reconciliation, leading up to nation building. All that Nigerians are asking for is a chance to witnesses a nation that works for them in their lifetime.
Though the Labour Party has spent much of its energies in the post-election period challenging the outcomes of the 2023 elections, the party has several unique opportunities to leverage its strengths while in the opposition.