African Arguments – WHY #EndSARS WON’T QUIT | by Ayo Sogunro
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African Arguments – WHY #EndSARS WON’T QUIT | by Ayo Sogunro

Over the last one week, thousands of people have been out in protest on the streets of major cities in Nigeria and internationally demanding an end to systemic police brutality and, more specifically, the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The special police unit, established in 1992, has become notorious for its violations in … Continue reading

A Short History of the Cruel and Terrible Second Regime of Muhammadu Buhari | by Ayo Sogunro
Essays / The Pontifical Papers

A Short History of the Cruel and Terrible Second Regime of Muhammadu Buhari | by Ayo Sogunro

The beginning of an autocracy When Muhammadu Buhari won the 2015 presidential elections, the country was deeply divided between the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). As I remarked then, the results of the elections showed that Buhari was not the will of all Nigerians. Give or take a couple of … Continue reading

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African Arguments – WHY ELECTIONS WON’T CHANGE NIGERIA | by Ayo Sogunro

In just a couple of weeks, Nigerians will get to vote for their president. On 16 February, the people will have a choice between 72 candidates – though in another sense, they will have no choice at all. The only two nominees with a realistic chance are President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar. They come … Continue reading