June 3, 2016

President Buhari: The Honeymoon is over

“I belong to nobody, yet I belong to everybody”. These words were uttered by President Muhammadu Buhari during his inauguration speech on 29th May 2015 and resonated […]
May 21, 2015

Great Expectations

On 29th May 2015 Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, will assume office. Not since Barack Obama entered the White House in January 2009 has so much expectation […]
March 19, 2015

Second Time Lucky?

After the postponement of Nigeria’s election in February 2015, the new date set by Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 28th March 2015, is fast approaching. […]
February 25, 2015

Boko Haram on the Backfoot?

On 25th February 2015, 11 days in to the six week postponement of Nigeria’s general election on the grounds of the insecurity posed by Boko Haram, […]
February 19, 2015

Six weeks to defeat Boko Haram, Really?

On 7th February 2015, one week before elections were set to take place, Nigeria’s electoral commission (INEC) announced that it was postponing elections for 6 weeks. […]
January 9, 2015

Islamist Terrorism on the Rise in 2015

In 2014, African governments and citizens witnessed an increased terrorist threat from Islamist groups in various parts of the continent. Although there are a number of […]
October 3, 2014

Nigeria: Boko Haram’s Evolving Strategy

Despite previous international focus on the group through the widely publicised twitter campaign #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram’s recent actions have been largely neglected. As the world focuses on […]