President Buhari might have entered office with a groundswell of support but that support is in danger of fading fast, argues Nic Cheeseman. This post was originally uploaded on Presidential Power.
Category Archives: Nigeria
The Winihin Jemide Series has published a global report today on women in politics and government in Nigeria. Drawing on data between 199 and 2015, this report highlights the nation’s successes, and presents a roadmap for the way forward.
After the long-awaited announcement of Buhari’s cabinet, Nic Cheeseman explores who has made the list, and the question marks that remain. This post was originally posted on Presidential Power.
Laurent Fourchard tells us about his research into certificates of origin in Nigeria, and explains why talk of ‘corruption’ does not get us far in exploring the politics and processes that surround them. Laurent is a is a senior researcher with the French Foundation of Political Science (FNSP) at the research institute ‘Les Afriques dans le […]
Andrew Walker argues that Buhari’s military past was characterised by a brutality that is likely to re-emerge as he seeks to tackle Boko Haram. Andrew has been writing around Nigeria since 2006. He worked in Abuja for The Daily Trust and reported from there for the BBC. His new book, ‘Eat the Heart of the Infidel: […]
Zainab Usman tells us why Buhari must phase out Nigeria’s petrol subsidy. Zainab is a doctoral candidate in International Development at the University of Oxford. She tweets via @msszeeusman.
Maggie Dwyer pushes us to reconsider how we view mutinies in Africa. Soldiers are a part of the political landscape, she argues, and their actions need to be seen in the context of broader political moments and movements in society. Maggie is a Research Fellow at the Centre of African Studies at University of Edinburgh. She […]
Babatunde Afolabi talks us through the foreign policy priorities for Nigeria’s new government. Babatunde is a consultant who has previously worked for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Nic Cheeseman explores the political battle underway in Kenya between county assemblies, the National Assembly, and the Senate. He asks what consequences these might have for Kenyatta’s pledge to provide domestic order and, in doing so, secure his own seat in power.
Alexander Thurston argues that many accounts of shari’a law in Nigeria have underestimated the complex politics that surround this issue, overlooked the diversity of Muslim constituencies involved in its implementation, and failed to explore the unstable political alliances between Muslim scholars and elected Muslim politicians. A more detailed account of his research has recently been published in African Affairs. […]