Obasanjo’s legacy as a civil soldier is difficult to summarize. Though he made several advances as Nigeria’s longest-serving civilian leader, he missed several opportunities to build institutions that would have helped entrench true civility and democracy within Nigeria. Read more.
The Twitter ban only extends the long line of reasons to be pessimistic about the state of Nigeria. Despite the bleak outlook, we can draw five lessons from the Twitter ban for future political organizing. Read more.
Despite child marriage being recognized and prohibited by both international and domestic laws within Nigeria. Child marriage is still prevalent, especially in the North and argued as an Islamic religious practice. Read more.
Examining the links between descent-based slavery and contemporary slavery in West Africa helps us to find the missing link to understanding the conditions under which slavery and slavery-like practices keep persisting despite abolitions and international anti-slavery legislation. Read more.