The social media has become a phenomenon in Nigeria. Traditional media used to be the rallying point for people who have opinions they wanted others to hear. However, traditional media is not very fluid. It does not transmit information in an instance. It was the domain largely of people who spend years training in the […]
Polithinks: The Obi Effect ー A Fad or a Force?
Just before the primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja in May 2022, the former governor of Anambra state, Mr. Peter Obi, left the party to join the Labour Party (LP), and eventually emerged its presidential candidate. Before Mr. Obi left, a section of the Nigerian population who had come to identify themselves […]
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Polithinks: Who Wins Lagos?
The electoral cycle in Nigeria for 2023 will soon end, but not before the gubernatorial elections in 28 states have been conducted on the 11th of March, 2023. Elections will not hold in 8 states given that they are off-cycle states. These are states whose elections have been subject of litigations in the past that […]
Nigeria’s Election and the Myth of Personal Gain vs Collective Suffering
On February 25th 2023, Nigeria held a nation-wide election for the position of our incoming president. This new president is expected to be on seat for four years, pending another incoming election.The president elect would be following after a tumultuous eight-year tenure under Buhari, a renowned former dictator. Following the voting for presidency is the […]
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Bola Ahmed Tinubu: The King Maker is Finally King
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) has been hailed as King Maker by many, and for a long time. He has been given credit for the emergence to prominence of national political figures such as Babatunde Fashola, and the current Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. In fact, in the run up to the primaries of the All […]
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Burna Boy Responds to Criticisms of his Silence as Regards the 2023 Election
Nigeria is currently enduring an edgy political climate as the 2023 general elections are ongoing. As such, a lot of Nigerians expected that Burna Boy would be active in the political scene. Naturally, because through his artistry, he has always identified with a political stance that conveyed his displeasure at bad governance and the denial […]
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Polithinks: At the Booth, how do I Cast the Ballot?
The much talked about 2023 general election is here. Tomorrow, Nigerians will rush to the polls to cast their ballot for their preferred candidates in the Presidential and National Assembly elections. As it is with previous elections, this current election will attract both regular voters and voters who are coming to cast their ballot for […]
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Polithinks — The Ballot on My Mind: My Motivation to Vote
It is finally here! The long-awaited 2023 presidential election in Nigeria is upon us. In the last eight years, Nigerians have had diverse experiences in terms of leadership performance of the party in power – the All Progressives Congress. Nigerians perceive their performance in several ways – from those that believe the party has done […]
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Polithinks: The Senate and House of Reps; Meet the Contestants from Lagos.
The most popular Nigerians at the moment, it can be argued, are the frontrunners for the country’s number one job – the presidency. Across the country, and on social media, the army of supporters for these candidates drown the activities of contestants for other positions that are national in scope, especially the Senate. The importance […]
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Polithinks: Empty Tanks. Empty Pockets. Empty Ballots?
Nigerians are currently groaning under two heavy weights – petrol scarcity and currency scarcity. The current petrol scarcity has been biting since November 2022 and has persisted since then. The scarcity has been blamed on several issues – from lack of investment in the downstream sector, to high cost of vessels and shortage of trucks […]
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Polithinks: Structural Consequences of Uneven Distribution of Resources
The productive capacity of people, organizations and governments depend on the availability of resources. These resources include those found on land, in the air, and on the sea. Resource distribution refers to the geographic occurrence or spatial arrangement of resources on earth. In other words, where resources are located. Any particular place may be rich […]
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Polithinks: Should the Government Subsidize Drugs?
To what extent should the government go in terms of regulating the activities of businesses? The answer to this question can be answered, depending on the philosophical slant of the person answering. For those who are more liberal, the government can, and should regulate business activities, including price regulation. Conservatives may frown at any attempt […]
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