Can Nigeria’s Buhari really Save the Economy?

It was back in May 2015 that Muhammadu Buhari’s presidency began; albeit on a turbulent note. The economy was steadily slipping into a recession, and there was that bitterness and division that was left behind in the wake of the highly-contested elections. The purported fight against corruption could not help the situation, even as the wailers cried foul and alleged political persecution. Meanwhile, there was widespread hunger across the nation as the dire economic realities began to hit home. Unemployment was rife, and workers were being retrenched on a daily…

Re-positioning Nigeria’s Politics at the Grassroots: A Call to Nigerian Youths

Many may have wondered why politics at the grassroot level in Nigeria is seemingly dead; only coming alive during election time. The answer is simple- we do not have a culture of grassroots political participation in the country. A quick flashback to precolonial times and the quest for independence attests to this. Most of the recorded agitations (by the Nationalists) typically played out on the national stage. Perhaps this was the fault of the so called “nationalists”, a set of people who were all bent on scoring their own political…