Masters Candidate at SOAS
Afolabi is a Governance Editor, 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 and an Internship at the United Nations. He has a focus on Foreign Policy and Public Administration
GOVERNANCE - 06 FEB 2019
We look back at Nigeria's second elections after its return to democracy.
GOVERNANCE - 05 FEB 2019
We look back at Nigeria's first elections after its return to democracy in 1999.
GOVERNANCE - 02 JAN 2019
Shehu Shagari, Nigeria's first Executive President, has passed away at 93
GOVERNANCE - 08 OCT 2018
Former Vice-President Atiku emerges PDP flagbearer amidst final primaries for other parties
GOVERNANCE - 01 AUG 2018
What does this new position mean for Buhari, and for Nigerians at large?
GOVERNANCE - 27 JUL 2018
When did political parties become all about the elections?
GOVERNANCE - 24 JUL 2018
A mass gale of defections affects the political configuration of the National Assembly
GOVERNANCE - 11 JUL 2018
Once again, Nigeria's opposition parties are coming together to dislodge an unpopular ruling party.
DEVELOPMENT - 25 JUN 2018
Winning the World Cup requires preparation and investment that Nigeria has failed to show.
GOVERNANCE - 07 JUN 2018
What is the effect of the recent National Assembly vote of no-confidence on the Inspector-General of Police
GOVERNANCE - 04 JUN 2018
Are Nigerians better off under Buhari? We pose the most important, and yet impossible-to-answer question.
GOVERNANCE - 31 MAY 2018
As part of our Democracy Day 2018 series, we look at the legacy of the APC's first President
GOVERNANCE - 28 MAY 2018
What is Democracy Day and why does it matter to Nigerians?
GOVERNANCE - 04 APR 2018
What does Nigeria gain or lose by joining the African Continental Free Trade Agreement?
GOVERNANCE - 15 MAR 2018
Does the U.S know what it wants with Africa? And will it ever?
GOVERNANCE - 20 FEB 2018
The recent changes on the continent point to the development of the modern African nation
GOVERNANCE - 02 FEB 2018
One of the most important decisions Nigerians are voting for in 2019, even if they don't know it
GOVERNANCE - 15 JAN 2018
What does the Armed Forces Day actually remember?
GOVERNANCE - 05 DEC 2017
Anambra helped kick off the 2019 election season. How can we use its story to predict 2019?
GOVERNANCE - 14 NOV 2017
Buhari has presented his third budget. We analyse the process, drawbacks and promises for 2018.
GOVERNANCE - 08 NOV 2017
We look at whether Nigeria's Constitution presents a peaceful response to Biafran agitations.
GOVERNANCE - 02 NOV 2017
How can a Senator or Member of House of Reps be removed from office?
GOVERNANCE - 02 JUN 2017
What impact has our jetsetting president had on foriegn policy?
GOVERNANCE - 20 APR 2017
How Independent do you think Nigeria's judiciary is in its administration of justice?
GOVERNANCE - 28 MAR 2017
What kind of President will Nigeria need when the 2019 elections kick off?
GOVERNANCE - 14 MAR 2017
Is it time for Abuja to leave the restraints of the Federal Government?
GOVERNANCE - 14 FEB 2017
Who takes over if the President of Nigeria can no longer perform his constitutional duties?
GOVERNANCE - 24 JAN 2017
Answering certain questions raised by the Barrow Inauguration and the ECOWAS Gambian invasion.
GOVERNANCE - 16 JAN 2017
As we mark the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we analyse the influence of the Military on Nigeria's politics.
GOVERNANCE - 06 JAN 2017
An insightful look at the constitutional and perceived limits of the power of the Nigerian President.