Saturday, June 10, 2023


March 25, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: 2023 election highlights Imperative of power rotation

When most people vote, they don’t vote as individuals. They often vote as members of a collective identity.

Nigerian map and ballot box
March 18, 2023

Similarities between Nigerian and American regional divide

In many significant respects, the American South reminds me of Northern Nigeria (with a few obvious exceptions) while the American North reminds me of the Nigerian South.

Nigerian and U.S. maps
March 11, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Nigeria’s dangerously rising post-election ethnic tension

The extreme political violence in the name of Obi that is now pervading the South-East needs to stop because it can only fuel the fire of Igbophobia nationwide.

Obi and Tinubu
March 4, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Why Tinubu’s win stings some and soothes others

The reason for Peter Obi’s wild popularity in one half of the country is the precise reason for his revulsion in the other half.

Bola Tinubu [Credit: BAT]
February 25, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Obi may win popular vote, lose national spread, then what?

APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar will divvy up the Muslim vote more or less equally.

Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
February 18, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Which candidate will benefit from Buhari’s naira policy?

Peter Obi might also theoretically benefit from the financial constraining of Tinubu, but whether it will be enough to one-up Atiku remains to be seen.

Bola Tinubu, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar
February 11, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Buhari burning Nigeria because he wants to catch a BAT

Inflicting mass hurt on a large swath of people gives Buhari immense joy.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu
February 4, 2023

Farooq Kperogi: Three major shifts in 2023 presidential campaign

How these changing dynamics will impact the outcome of the election is still up in the air.

Peter Obi, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar.
January 28, 2023

The Tinubu-Buhari cold war is becoming a hot war

This was completely preventable political self-harm.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu
January 21, 2023

Chatham House and Nigeria’s growing cultural cringe

Cultural cringe is the deep-rooted inferiority complex that causes psychologically damaged, formerly colonised people to inferiorise and disdain their own country and its culture.

Peter Obi and Bola Tinubu in Chatham House