The Sitrep NG View: Buhari’s London ‘Presidency’, Another Yar ‘Adua Situation?

The Sitrep NG View: Buhari’s London ‘Presidency’, Another Yar ‘Adua Situation?

On Thursday 19th January 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s leader, departed the country without any prior notice for a short vacation in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. In a short statement released by his  Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, it was announced that the President would return from his ‘short […]

The Serial Candicacy Of Atiku Abubakar

The Serial Candicacy Of Atiku Abubakar

Like clockwork, former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar,  has again begun the making of moves indicating that he intends to run for the 2019 Presidential Election. These moves include a barely disguised public relations campaign on social media using his personal accounts, in addition to his campaign machinery already recruiting social media influencers to […]

Kenya’s Striking Doctors: The Fight For Medical Education For Africans (Part 1)

Kenya’s Striking Doctors: The Fight For Medical Education For Africans (Part 1)

In this multi-part series, Kenyan writer and activist Betty Waitherero delves into the historical and contemporary issues surrounding the strike of Kenya’s doctors under the auspices of the KMPDU, the labour union for medical practitioners in that country.  Enjoy.   In 1972, the pioneer set of Kenya’s  locally trained indigenous doctors graduated from the first medical school in […]

Why Kidnapping For Ransom Has Come To Stay In Nigeria

Why Kidnapping For Ransom Has Come To Stay In Nigeria

Kidnap for ransom and extortion (KRE) became well known in Nigeria when sometime in 2007, 24 expatriates including 3 Koreans, 8 Filipinos, a Dutchman, amongst others were kidnapped in separate attacks in Nigeria’s oil-producing Niger Delta region. On the night of 14th April 2014, Boko Haram upped the ante with the kidnapping of about 276 Chibok school girls […]