Journals/Reports

Apr 2024 | Foreign Influence in West Africa's Security Sector: the West, Russia, and China (Dataphyte)

Dec 2023 | Nigeria’s 2023 Election Security Landscape - Drivers, Actors and Emerging Challenges (CDD-ACLED Report)

Nov 2023 | Imbalanced Gender Representation in Cabinets during Nigeria’s Fourth Republic (CDD Research Report)

Sep 2023 | A Game of Coalitions, Counties and Contests: A Background to the 2023 Liberian General Elections (CDD Research Report)

Aug 2023 | Close, contested but credible? Sierra Leone’s 2023 elections (CDD Research Report)

Jan 2023 | Changing of the Guard: A View at the Trends and Terrain Determining the 2023 Nigerian General Elections (CDD Research Report)

Oct 2022 | Burkina Faso Counter Coup : A Briefing Report (CDD Briefing Paper)

Nov 2021 | Epidemiological comparison of the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, February 2020-April 2021 (BMJ Global Health)



Selected Commentary

April 2024 | Togo's Constitutional Crisis (CDD Blog)

March 2024 | What Next for President Faye? (CDD Blog)

March 2024 | Alliance of Sahel States (AES): Yet Another Regional Bloc in West Africa (CDD Blog)

March 2024 | Credible elections are needed to avert future coups (with Jumo Ayandele) (Africa@LSE Blog)

March 2024 | Senegal: A Model Democracy in Crisis (CDD Blog)

February 2024 | Nigeria’s elephants in the room (Africa Is A Country)

February 2024 | Three major lessons from a year of elections in Nigeria (Democracy in Africa)

February 2024 | The African Cup of Migrations (Foreign Policy)

February 2024 | On eagle’s wings (AFCON 2024 coverage) (Africa Is A Country)

February 2024 | ECOWAS’ Setbacks Reflect Nigeria’s Waning Regional Influence (World Politics Review)

January 2024 | Analysis: Is Ivory Coast’s AFCON the latest African ‘sportswashing’ case? (Al Jazeera)

January 2024 | A Region in Uncertainty: 2024 in West Africa (CDD Blog)

December 2023 | Identity, personality and bias (The Continent)

November 2023 | The politics of hosting AFCON (Africa Is A Country)

November 2023 | Liberia welcomes a familiar face (CDD Blog)

November 2023 | The next coup: Coming to a state near you? (The Continent)

November 2023 | There is no youth monolith (Africa Is A Country)

November 2023 | Rounding off a Year of Elections - Bayelsa, Imo and Kogi go to the polls (CDD Blog)

October 2023 | Is the next coup coming to an African state near you? (Democracy in Africa)

October 2023 | Coups Are Exposing the Shortcomings of Africa’s Regional Organizations (World Politics Review)

August 2023 | Too Big to Fail? Evaluating the Tinubu Cabinet (CDD Blog)

August 2023 | Tinubu’s cabinet nominees: Renewed hope or recycled tropes? (African Arguments)

August 2023 | Will Nigeria Reclaim Its Role as a Regional Power? (Foreign Policy)

July 2023 | Niger Coup d’état - A Test for West African Democracy (CDD Blog)

June 2023 | Uncertain Future for Sierra Leone's Democracy (CDD Blog)

May 2023 | Victorious (Individualism in Sports and Politics (Africa Is A Country)

Apr 2023 | Is the Party Over in Nigeria? Personality rules in a country where political parties were once kingmakers (Foreign Policy)

Mar 2023 | Nigeria’s political evolution? Reflections on the 2023 elections (CDD Blog)

Mar 2023 | Can Nigerians be optimistic about the future? (Stears)

Mar 2023 | Could Adamawa elect Nigeria’s first female governor? (Premium Times)

Feb 2023 | The United States of Nigeria: How Feasible Is Restructuring in the Aftermath of Recent Constitutional Amendments? (The Republic)

Jan 2023 | The God(win) of Small Things: The Challenge in Finding Apolitical Central Banker in a Partisan Landscape (The Republic)

Jan 2023| Analysis: 2023: Nigeria’s most consequential year since 1999 (Premium Times)

Jan 2023 | Big Brother as a Window Into Nigerian Politics: Why Do We Respond to Reality TV and our Elections so Differently? (The Republic)

Jan 2023 | 2023 Polls: How Winners Emerge (The Explainer)

Dec 2022| Analysis: Why Nigerians shouldn't focus on presidential elections alone (Premium Times)

Dec 2022| Life Imitates Ball: Geopolitics, Qatar and the FIFA World Cup (The Republic)

Dec 2022 | Analysis: Nigerians are dissatisfied with democracy. This is how to solve the problem (Premium Times)

Nov 2022 | Analysis: The international implications of Nigeria’s 2023 elections (Premium Times)

Oct 2022 | Towards 2023 Elections: Uncertainty as campaigns begin in Nigeria (Premium Times)

Oct 2022 | A Decision for Nigeria: The 2023 Elections (Democracy Paradox)

Aug 2022 | The Inevitability of Bola Ahmed Tinubu: The Unsurprising Candidacy of APC’s Presidential Nominee (The Republic)

Jul 2022 | The Game Before The Game: The Ekiti and Osun Gubernatorial Elections in Nigeria (Democracy in Africa)

Jul 2022 | In the Mould of Aminu Kano: Rabiu Kwankwaso and the Kwankwassiya Movement in Kano (The Republic)

Jun 2022 | Nigeria's New Kingmakers (Democracy in Africa)

Jun 2022 | More than a pastime (Africa Is A Country)

May 2022 | How do you solve a problem like the NTA? (Culture Custodian)

May 2022 | A Heartbeat of An Election Away: What Will 2023 Mean for Yemi Osinbajo? (The Republic)

Mar 2022 | The Obasanjo Doctrine: The Importance of Foreign Policy in Present-Day Nigeria (The Republic)

Feb 2022 | The Dilemma of a Ruling Party: The Challenges Ahead of APC’s Quest to Retain Power (The Republic)

Dec 2021 | What well-trodden routes to power tell us about Nigerian politics (African Arguments)

Sep 2021 | From Well-Worn Fatigues to Well-Tailored Suits - Review of Joseph Garba’s ‘Diplomatic Soldiering’ (The Republic)

Aug 2021 | Assault on Nigerian diplomat in Indonesia : Call for action (Punch Newspaper)

Oct 2020 | The state vs federal debate for policing in Nigeria (Stears)

Mar 2020 | Measuring Crowns for New Nigeria (Culture Custodian)

Feb 2020 | On Awards, Nollywood and Our Heritage of Storytelling (Culture Custodian)

Feb 2019 | Don’t blame INEC: It is designed to fail (Stears)

Jan 2019 | Governance is not Politics (Stears)

Jul 2018 | Are Nigerian Political Parties bad for our Democracy? (Stears)

Feb 2018 | The 37th Governor (Stears)

Mar 2017 | Mayor of the F.C.T.? (Stears)

Feb 2017 | Nigerian Presidential Succession: Who Comes Next? (Stears)


Short Stories

Mar 2021 | Postings (Kalahari Review)

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