Afolabi Adekaiyaoja

Afolabi Adekaiyaoja

Intern at the United Nations

Bio

Afolabi is a Governance Editor and an intern at the AU Mission to the United Nations. He holds a BA in IR from QMUL and is studying towards an MSc in African Politics at SOAS. He recently completed a Year Here Social Innovation Fellowship. He has a focus on Foreign Policy and Public Administration

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FW: Buhari is ECOWAS Chairman

GOVERNANCE - 01 AUG 2018

FW: Buhari is ECOWAS Chairman

What does this new position mean for Buhari, and for Nigerians at large?

Are Nigerian Political Parties bad for our Democracy?

GOVERNANCE - 27 JUL 2018

Are Nigerian Political Parties bad for our Democracy?

When did political parties become all about the elections?

FW: PDP takes control of the Senate

GOVERNANCE - 24 JUL 2018

FW: PDP takes control of the Senate

A mass gale of defections affects the political configuration of the National Assembly

FW: CUPP is another Acronym for Nigerian Politics

GOVERNANCE - 11 JUL 2018

FW: CUPP is another Acronym for Nigerian Politics

Once again, Nigeria's opposition parties are coming together to dislodge an unpopular ruling party.

How to win the World Cup

DEVELOPMENT - 25 JUN 2018

How to win the World Cup

Winning the World Cup requires preparation and investment that Nigeria has failed to show.

Explainer: Why the National Assembly's vote of no-confidence on the IGP means nothing

GOVERNANCE - 07 JUN 2018

Explainer: Why the National Assembly's vote of no-confidence on the IGP means nothing

What is the effect of the recent National Assembly vote of no-confidence on the Inspector-General of Police

Are you better off now than you were three years ago?

GOVERNANCE - 04 JUN 2018

Are you better off now than you were three years ago?

Are Nigerians better off under Buhari? We pose the most important, and yet impossible-to-answer question.

The Story of Buhari

GOVERNANCE - 31 MAY 2018

The Story of Buhari

As part of our Democracy Day 2018 series, we look at the legacy of the APC's first President

Explainer: Why Do Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day?

GOVERNANCE - 28 MAY 2018

Explainer: Why Do Nigerians celebrate Democracy Day?

What is Democracy Day and why does it matter to Nigerians?

To be or not to be in the Africa Free Trade Area

GOVERNANCE - 04 APR 2018

To be or not to be in the Africa Free Trade Area

What does Nigeria gain or lose by joining the African Continental Free Trade Agreement?

Navigating Shit-hole Countries: The US in Africa

GOVERNANCE - 15 MAR 2018

Navigating Shit-hole Countries: The US in Africa

Does the U.S know what it wants with Africa? And will it ever?

Africa's old guard is being swept by change

GOVERNANCE - 20 FEB 2018

Africa's old guard is being swept by change

The recent changes on the continent point to the development of the modern African nation

The 37th Governor

GOVERNANCE - 02 FEB 2018

The 37th Governor

One of the most important decisions Nigerians are voting for in 2019, even if they don't know it

In Memoriam

GOVERNANCE - 15 JAN 2018

In Memoriam

What does the Armed Forces Day actually remember?

On the 2019 Ballot

GOVERNANCE - 05 DEC 2017

On the 2019 Ballot

Anambra helped kick off the 2019 election season. How can we use its story to predict 2019?

Another Record Nigerian Budget

GOVERNANCE - 14 NOV 2017

Another Record Nigerian Budget

Buhari has presented his third budget. We analyse the process, drawbacks and promises for 2018.

Does the Nigerian Constitution allow secession?

GOVERNANCE - 08 NOV 2017

Does the Nigerian Constitution allow secession?

We look at whether Nigeria's Constitution presents a peaceful response to Biafran agitations.

Can a Nigerian Senator or Member of the House of Reps be Removed?

GOVERNANCE - 02 NOV 2017

Can a Nigerian Senator or Member of the House of Reps be Removed?

How can a Senator or Member of House of Reps be removed from office?

Foreign Policy Under President Buhari

GOVERNANCE - 02 JUN 2017

Foreign Policy Under President Buhari

What impact has our jetsetting president had on foriegn policy?

Strengthening the Seat of Justice

GOVERNANCE - 20 APR 2017

Strengthening the Seat of Justice

How Independent do you think Nigeria's judiciary is in its administration of justice?

A New Kind of Nigerian President

GOVERNANCE - 28 MAR 2017

A New Kind of Nigerian President

What kind of President will Nigeria need when the 2019 elections kick off?

Mayor of the F.C.T.?

GOVERNANCE - 14 MAR 2017

Mayor of the F.C.T.?

Is it time for Abuja to leave the restraints of the Federal Government?

Nigerian Presidential Succession: Who Comes Next?

GOVERNANCE - 14 FEB 2017

Nigerian Presidential Succession: Who Comes Next?

Who takes over if the President of Nigeria can no longer perform his constitutional duties?

The Gambia - Democracy's Victory

GOVERNANCE - 24 JAN 2017

The Gambia - Democracy's Victory

Answering certain questions raised by the Barrow Inauguration and the ECOWAS Gambian invasion.

Our Boys In Green

GOVERNANCE - 16 JAN 2017

Our Boys In Green

As we mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we analyse the influence of the Military on Nigeria's politics.

The Limits of His Power

GOVERNANCE - 06 JAN 2017

The Limits of His Power

An insightful look at the constitutional and perceived limits of the power of the Nigerian President.