Ebenezer Obadare

The False Promise of “Afro Democracy”

Africa needs more liberal democracy, not less.

Blood Money

When it comes to wealth transfer, Nigerian Pentecostal churches prefer to keep it all in…

Dependency Theory

The phenomenon of state-sponsored weddings across Nigeria’s predominantly Muslim northern region raises pertinent questions on…

In Search of Manhood

The genital disappearance panic sweeping across Nigeria evokes nagging anxiety over masculinity and male power

An Army of Special Assistants

Why do public office holders in Nigeria increasingly appoint a large number of personal aides?

A Democratic Inquest

Pervasive despondency about democracy in Africa urges the imperative to strengthen democratic institutions and practices.

The Rules of Obeisance

What various forms of bodily deportment can teach us about power and authority in Africa

The Real Meaning of Niger’s Coup

Will Anger at the West Entrench a New Authoritarian Order?

Tinubu’s Turn

Up against the wall, Tinubu will need his famed political savvy—and more—to stanch rising discontent…

Why Buhari Failed

When Nigerians needed him to deliver, President Muhammadu Buhari fell short