Nigeria’s Legislature Is Siding With Autocracy
Democracy is at risk as Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s power grows unchecked.
America’s Hollow Africa Policy
Washington’s focus on stability over human rights is alienating Africa’s youth.
Buhari’s Authoritarian Twitter Ban Continues to Silence Nigerians
Meanwhile, Nigeria teeters on the path to failed statehood.
Poor People Weren’t Part of the Plan for Abuja
In Nigeria’s carefully designed capital, urban enforcers harass ordinary citizens.
Will the War on Terror Move to Africa?
With jihadist groups on the rise, African leaders from Nigeria to Mozambique are worried about maintaining stability.
U.S. Lawmakers Hold Up Major Proposed Arms Sale to Nigeria
Senators quietly press U.S. President Joe Biden to reassess U.S.-Nigeria relations amid human rights concerns.
Nigeria’s Government Failings Are Fueling Separatist Movements
The center needs to address concerns, not arrest dissidents.
Age and the Agbayas
One word perfectly captures the clash between Nigeria’s leaders and its booming young population.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is an Economic Disaster in the Making
A promising tech transformation may be disrupted by the president’s ego.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Has a Lesson for Big Tech
The social media company faces tough questions in talks with the government to restore access to 40 million users.
Nigeria’s Twitter Ban Is Another Sign Dictatorship Is Back
A hasty and extralegal restriction has been imposed by an increasingly tyrannical president.
Nigeria’s Military Is Part of the Problem. It’s Also the Solution.
Soldiers don’t belong on the streets—and the army is uniquely placed to pressure the government for police reforms to tackle rampant insecurity.
Boko Haram Isn’t Nigeria’s Biggest Problem
Bandits in the country’s northwest are terrorizing civilians, destabilizing the region, and empowering jihadists.
Twitter’s Presence in Africa Won’t End Internet Censorship
Big Tech companies see an opportunity for growth on the continent, but they risk becoming accessories to authoritarian regimes.
Nigeria Is a Failed State
The first step to restoring stability and security is recognizing that the government has lost control.
Separatist Movements in Nigeria and Cameroon Are Joining Forces
Escalating pro-independence movements by Anglophone Cameroonians and Biafrans are igniting ethnic tensions and could threaten regional stability.
Why America’s Trillion-Dollar War on Terrorism Couldn’t Defeat Boko Haram
A new book emphasizes the perils of social media campaigns and the limits of military intervention in saving Nigeria’s Chibok children.
Nigeria’s President Should Resign
Muhammadu Buhari has failed to provide the security and stability he promised.