Be Careful, Soyinka Warns Buhari

President Buhari’s declaration at the Annual General Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association in Abuja to the effect that the rule of law is subject to “national security” considerations has continued to generate heated reactions from Nigerians across several strata.  Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka has added his voice to the growing apprehension over President…

Football Titbits

Manchester United players and staff believe manager Jose Mourinho is one defeat away from getting sacked. (Daily Mail)   United’s players have been left confused by the Portuguese manager’s recent tactics and team selection decisions. (Sun)   Real Madrid are interested in signing Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, 23, but not this summer. (Sky Sports)…

Buharism and the Group Think Phenomenon

Muhammadu Buhari arrived the political scene in 2003 as something of an irony no-one took very seriously. Transition from strict military dictatorship to flexible, negotiated democratic norms seemed a huge leap for someone who was renowned for strait-jacketed, iron-fisted rule and many wondered how he would cope with the compromises characteristic of democracy. Today however,…