Stability and Security in the Region
The African Union must focus on peace, stability and peace again

Dimeji Bankole, former member of the African Parliament, reflects on the recent meeting of the African Union in Kigali and examines the Union’s future priorities. While our European neighbors seemed fixed on disbanding their Union, and with Brexit still dominating conversations in Europe, it was encouraging to see Morocco seeking a route back into the […]

The PDP after the Non-Convention: Negotiate, Reconcile and Get to Work

Following the postponement of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Convention, Dimeji Bankole calls for the party to stop the in-fighting and prioritise action. The recent attempts to hold a PDP Convention has been widely regarded in Nigeria as something of a joke. For those unfamiliar with the intricacies of Nigerian politics, I’ll recap. The PDP […]

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An Olympic Games in Africa? There’s a way to go yet.

As the dust settles on the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Dimeji Bankole considers if, how and when we will see a host country from Africa. Just about everyone I know enjoys watching the Olympics. It’s the excitement. The passion. And the drama, often defined by moments of triumph, or tragedy, for all of those who […]


I have and will always believe that
Nigeria will only be secure, prosperous and respected
once men and women of character form the backbone of
our leadership, agencies, armed forces and education establishments.

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