Since its formation in 2013, the All Progressives’ Congress(APC) has proven many if not all its cynics wrong by forming the first ever successful merger of major opposition parties in the annals of the Nigerian political history.Some of its cynics were so confident of its collapse that one of them even asked to be called a bastard if the party does not collapse before the end of 2014! I happen to be one of those who seriously doubted the possibility of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) merger in...Read More
Author: Olalekan Adigun
In an amazing display of bravery, an unnamed Tunisian street hawker set himself ablaze (some say it was out of frustration) in a sunny afternoon. This singular heroic act was soon led to series of riots which ultimately brought down the Ahmed Ben Alli’s regime and things will never be the same again. As the world watched the “Arab Spring” extends to Yemen, Egypt, Syria, Libya and many other Arabian territories arms freely flew into the hands of “freedom fighters” and pro-US regimes’ foot soldiers which will later become deciding issues in world peace and security. Ever since the world left us to find solutions to our problems they left us alone and went silent! Keen observers of international affairs will probably know that not much has changed in the United States’ foreign policy thinking since the end of the Cold War era in 1990. The role of Washington in the so called Arab Spring shows that the White House still views international relations strictly from Cold War lenses. The role of the “World Powers” in Syria specifically calls to question the supposed end of the Cold War. Ever since communist China and former “Soviet” Russia supported the Asa’ad’s Damascus Government, Washington found a way to oppose the same regime hence supporting the “freedom fighters”. Not minding the fact that US supported the Hosni Mubarrack’s over three decades old...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.