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...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
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...Read More
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.”...Read More
After about 2 years of intense research, writing and editing, a Political Scientist, Olalekan Adigun, has finally launched his book, WITNESSING THE CHANGE. The book is which features themes on the 2015 presidential election, powered by “Change” saw the author discussing political techniques, the use of propaganda, forgeries and threats of political violence by the two leading political parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, all from a participant observer’s perspective. The author gives accounts of the “gamble” by both parties in fielding the candidates and the associated risks. He also gave, as against...Read More
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 University, Ile-Ife in 2012. My fascinations with political parties and elections started when I worked as a polling clerk, in a ward at Itire (in Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos state) during the 2003 general elections which gave me insights into the drama of politicians (then in the old Alliance for Democracy, AD, and People’s...Read More
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.