Nigeria: the Imprint of Boko Haram on the Campaign

Olabisi Shoaga The forthcoming elections in Nigeria will be special in at least two ways from the preceding ones. First, they are the first elections since the country’s return to democratic rule in 1999 that will be contested by two similarly matched political parties: the People’s Democratic Party of the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and […]

Paris-France and Baga-Nigeria: Two Crimes, Two Standards

Olabisi Shoaga International reaction to the attacks on the  satirical magazine “Charlie Hebdo” and the Hebrew shop in Paris, in which seventeen people lost their lives, is not comparable to the attention for the Boko Haram massacre of an estimated two thousand people in Baga, North Eastern, Nigeria, earlier that same week. While international leaders […]