Author: Olalekan Adigun

LEPAN’s Preliminary Assessment of the 2017 Gubernatorial Election in Anambra State

On the 18th of November, 2017 a total of 2,158,171 registered voters in Anambra state will troop out in their numbers to elect their Governor. This is not an ordinary election as a lot of people might have thought. Depending on the side one is, the election will provide a litmus test for the popularity and programmes of the incumbent governor, Chief Willie Obiano, who is seeking a re-election. Also, other candidates, like Dr. Tony Nwoye; Chief Oseloka Obaze; and Chief Osita Chidoka, will be testing their popularities in their resolve to unseat Obiano. The contestants appear headed for...

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Re: Facts and Fallacies in the “Restructuring” Conversation

Man is really in an ambiguous position in nature. Nature presents to him (gender neutral) series of paradoxes and puzzles he is expected to solve. His consciousness reminds him of his individuality because he has his own name, ambitions, destiny and in some cases fate; yet to optimise his individuality in nature, he must act as a group. Man’s search for “good life” that can help him achieve his lofty aspirations in this seemingly ambiguous position in nature is endless. This explains why political and social systems are always evolving as man’s consciousness changes to suit his circumstances per...

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Buhari And the People of the Lie

So dry bones could still rise again? So corpses do walk? So “spot diagnosis” that can spot the dead from a far without medical prognosis could fail abysmally? So the one on life-support machine could still walk on his feet? All these questions ran through my mind on Saturday morning, the 19th of August, 2017 as I woke up to read Femi Adesina’s STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE notifying the Nigerian public of the President’s arrival the next Monday. After a long wait of over 100 days in London, President Buhari finally showed up putting to bed all doubts that...

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PSF Election Observation of Lagos July 22, 2017 Local Government Elections Statement

Lagos Demonstrates Commitment to Efficient and Inclusive Electoral Process The Progressive Solidarity Forum (PSF) election observer delegation today announced that the Lagos Local Government elections that took place on July 22, 2017 was a largely peaceful atmosphere and were efficiently organized. Election officials, in this case, the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) officials, were well trained and professional. Party agents and other observers were present in most polling units. While there were issues ranging from pockets of violence in some polling units to allegations of rigging, most voters were able to cast votes without any significant impediment. “While...

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Joe Igbokwe, Nnamdi Kanu and the Emperor’s New Clothes

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, going to the theatre, or going for a ride in his carriage, except to show off his new clothes. He reportedly had a coat for every hour of the day, and instead of saying, as one might, about any other ruler, “The King’s in a meeting,” here they always said. “The Emperor’s in his dressing room.”...

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Olalekan Adigun

About Me

Olalekan Waheed ADIGUN is an independent political risk analyst and strategist. He received his BSc(Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Ife University before getting engaged with a research, contents development and digital solutions’ firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. He is presently an MSc (Political Science) candidate at the University of Lagos.

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