Joe Igbokwe, Nnamdi Kanu and the Emperor’s New Clothes- By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | August 13, 2017 – The story is told of an Emperor whose obsession with clothes is second to none. His love for clothes was so much that he spent all his money on being well dressed. He cared less about state functions like warfare, people’s welfare, recreation, […]

After a Pyrrhic Victory – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olakekan Waheed Adigun  | Lagos, Nigeria | August 1, 2017 – It has become a pastime for me to write about political parties and movements since I submitted my first degree dissertation, Political Parties and Democratization: The Effects of Party Politics on Nigeria’s Democratic Experience (2003-2011) at the Department of Political Science, Obafemi Awolowo […]

Still on the “Bastard” Loot at the Osborne Towers – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun / Lagos, Nigeria / April 22, 2017 – Just as many Nigerians were preparing for Easter, not a few were expecting something quiet. On Wednesday 12 April, 2017 news began to filter in that some money were found in a flat allegedly belonging to former Bauchi state Governor and People’s Democratic Party […]

Ife Killings: When We All Were Silent! – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun/ Lagos, Nigeria / April 9, 2017 – We are living in an unusual period. This is a period when the media enjoys and promotes conflicts. This is the period where shedding of blood is good news. We are in an age where people make fun of other people’s loses and count them […]

Buhari, Death Rumours & The Scuttled Protests – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

Olalekan Waheed Adigun / NNP / Feb. 25, 2017 – On Sunday 5th February, I suffered two major disappointments. First, like most patriotic Nigerians, I supported, and planed to participate in the protests organized by Nigeria’s music legend, Innocent “TuFace” Idibia on Monday 6th February, 2017. Nigerians have suffered so much and for too long. […]

#EdoDecides2016: The Battle of Hegemonies – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | NNP | Nov. 4, 2016 – Even though the Edo Gubernatorial election was postponed from for about two weeks, it appears not much changed within the period in terms of its outcome. Epistemologically speaking, we saw a titanic battle between People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu and All progressives […]

Machiavelli As I Know Him – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | August 14, 2016 – While preparing for the Universities Matriculations Examinations (UME) (now known as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations) in 2005, I came across one new “fact” reading the book A Course Text on Government by Oghenekaro Ogbinaka. I learnt that the word “State” can be […]

Calling the Name of God in Vain – By Olalekan Waheed Adu

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | July 10, 2016 | Humans call God for different reasons. Some are purely altruistic while some are selfish. This explains why I wonder if my God is the same one others call upon. Some people imagine God to be essentially weak, hence in need of whom to […]

Britain’s Brexit Vote: A Political Interpretation – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | Lagos, Nigeria | June 27, 2016 – Britain has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum, with the result throwing into question the fate of the 28-nation bloc and Prime Minister David Cameron announcing he will step down by October. The official result which was announced on Friday saw a major victory […]

FDR: The World Still at a Loss! – By Olalekan Waheed Adigun

By Olalekan Waheed Adigun | NNP |  April 19, 2016 – There was once a great soul who once walked this earth. The United States boasts of having great personalities like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln who both served has its presidents but few historians will neglect the FDR’s contributions. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known as […]

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