Holding President Goodluck Jonathan to his promises!

President Goodluck Jonathan on inauguration day - 29th May 2011

The following article is re-published by the kind permission of the author. Why the P in RSVP should be sustained – Holding GEJ to his promises!!! Mr President, It was with shock and utter disbelief that I  received the news that you had 25 per cent in 28 states plus  Federal Capital Territory. According to […]

Monitoring Nigerian General Elections (2011) using ReVoDa Mobile Apps

A screenshot of ReVoda BlackBerry app.

Conducting credible elections is the first step towards having an accountable government. EiE has set-up a website and some mobile apps, to assist with collecting voting data in the up-coming elections. The website and apps are called ReVoDa. From their website: ReVoDa allows voters to report as independent citizen observers from their respective Polling Units […]

Thoughts from NN24 Vice Presidential Election Debate

Candidates at Vice Presidential election debate organized by NN24 in Abuja Nigeria

The NN24 Vice Presidential election debate was recorded last Friday evening. Though scheduled to be aired live, it was only broadcast from Saturday and repeated several times ever since. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Vice Presidential candidate Mohammad Namadi Sambo was absent. The organisers deliberately left the 4th stand empty, emphasising his absence. The debate […]

NN24: The Nigerian Presidential Elections Debate 2011

NN24 The Nigerian Presidential Elections Debate 2011

Are you a Nigerian or interested in Nigerian politics? Mark these dates on your calendar: 11th March & 18th March 2011. NN24, a 24-hour news channel in Nigeria, is organizing Nigeria’s first Presidential debate ahead of April elections. The debate hitherto scheduled for tonight was postponed since President Jonathan’s campaign team insisted on having questions […]

Abuja Cable leaks: the innermost thoughts of President Goodluck Jonathan


Wikileaks has recently been releasing secret diplomatic cables sent from American diplomats to the State Department in the USA, causing a wild storm globally. What is WikiLeaks? WikiLeaks is a not-for-profit media organisation. Our goal is to bring important news and information to the public. We provide an innovative, secure and anonymous way for sources […]

33 miners rescued in Chile. Any lessons for Africa?

Mario Gomez (the oldest of the miners) after being rescued from the San José mine

I got the following message forwarded to me from someone in Nigeria a moment ago. It plays on the just-concluded miraculously rescue of 33 miners who were stuck underground for 69 days. Whilst it is clearly meant to be a hilarious outlook on the depressing situation in Nigeria, unfortunately, much of it is a sad […]

Nigerian Independence Day random thoughts

Nigeria on BBC News homepage for the wrong reasons

Nigeria is trending again in the international news headlines for the wrong reasons. According to BBC News: At least eight people have been killed in explosions in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, marring celebrations to mark 50 years since independence from the UK. Was a jamboree necessary in a country that is for all intents and purposes […]

President Goodluck Jonathan on Facebook, but…

A snapshot of President Goodluck Jonathan's page on Facebook

President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been making waves among the young Nigerian populace on social networking website Facebook in recent times. Through a Facebook page opened on 28th June 2010, he has systematically been sharing his belief in Nigeria and his dream for Nigeria. Things seem to be looking very good for him so […]

Chasing the Elephant into the Bush: The Politics of Complacency

Chasing the Elephant into the Bush: The Politics of Complacency

Chasing the Elephant into the Bush: The Politics of Complacency by Arthur Kennedy is the most sizzling book in Ghana at this time. It has created a lot of controversy in the media with the leading stakeholders exchanging their views and criticism of the book. I have listened to many leading politicians commend the author, […]