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
Author: Olalekan Adigun
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
The January 15, 1966, we are told, was not an “Igbo coup” even though it was led by Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu (Anioma by tribe from Delta state) but somehow, we should believe the July 29, 1966 Coup is an “Hausa coup” even though it was led by Yakubu Gowon (Angas by tribe from Plateau state). Let us not forget that another “Hausa Coup” removed Gowon exactly nine years after in 1975. We are to forget that the Owelle of Onitsha, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and his NCNC teamed up with “oppressors Hausa-Fulani” NPC not only in 1959, they also...Read More
The Senator Ali Modu Sheriff’s faction of Peoples Democratic Pary, PDP, has kicked against the floating of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA). Sheriff who spoke through the national publicity secretary of PDP, Hon Bernard Mikko, told Leadership Newspaper that the solution to the country’s political crisis was not the proliferation of political entities. “I don’t think the solution to Nigeria’s political problem is the proliferation of political associations that is lacking in ideology and virtue”, he stated. It will be recalled that Chief Raymond Dopkesi, officially unveiled the much talked about Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) in Abuja...Read More
A former special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan and three former officials of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) have been named in a massive foreign bribery scandal that has led to the conviction of a company and some of its top officials in Switzerland, Premium Times can exclusively report today. Cyprus-based form, Dredging International Services Ltd, was sentenced to a fine of one million Swiss Francs and asked to refund 36 million Swiss Francs illegal profit after it was indicted for allegedly making illicit payments to a former Managing Director of the NPA, Adebayo Sarumi; a former Managing Director...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.