Sanusi: The Dethronement of a non-Conformist – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | April 3, 2020 –  The dethronement of Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi as the 14th Emir of Kano did not take many people by surprise. The surprising thing for some people is that he lasted as long as he did on the throne. In fact there were rumours that […]

The World after Coronavirus – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 21, 2020 – Has the world as we know it changed inexorably because of a virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019? This is the big question many people are grappling with as the Coronavirus epidemic sweeps through the world, with more than […]

Is China Really Taking over Africa Without Firing a Shot? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 7, 2020 – The current debate over the Buhari government’s request to borrow additional $30bn (a substantial portion of which is likely to come from China), has revived debates not just about debt overhang in the country but also about whether China is using debt as a […]

Osinbajo: The Travails of a Vice President – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | January 25, 2020 –  This is not the best of times for the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Since the beginning of Buhari’s second term in office, there has been speculations on whether the VP would continue to enjoy the sort of legroom he was allowed in […]

As We Welcome a ‘New Decade’ – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | January 12, 2020 – In this reflection I am using the phrase welcoming a ‘new decade’ very cautiously as I am mindful of the controversy over whether January 1 2020 should be regarded as the beginning of a new decade or the end of the last decade.  […]

Obasanjo’ Visit to El-Ruafai – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | December 22, 2019 – Obasanjo’s recent visit to the Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El Rufai, has dominated the media the past one week. During the visit, the former President reportedly reflected on the Kaduna state governor’s spat with the Senate when he was Federal Capital Territory […]

Much Ado about the Witchcraft Conference at UNN – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria| December 12, 2019 –  I was quite pleased that the controversial International Conference on Witchcraft at the University of Nigeria, my alma mater, held as scheduled, despite opposition from right-wing Christian bodies and other busy-bodies.  The conference, organised by the Prof. B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and […]

IMN: What Does It Mean to be a Terrorist Organization? -By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | September 28, 2019 –    Controversy has trailed the recent decision by the Federal Government to proscribe and designate the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) – also known as the Shiites- as a terrorist organisation. The Federal Government had filed an ex parte application before the court […]

FBI’s Nigerian Fraudsters: Penalty for Violating Zoning Arrangements? – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa | Nigeria – The recent news that the United States’ Department of Justice has indicted 80 individuals, 78 of whom are Nigerians, (mostly Igbo), for email scam and money laundering scheme of about $3bn, has expectedly led to the ethnicization of the issue. I had a very light-hearted chat on […]

Sowore: Killing an Ant with a Sledge Hammer – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 25, 2019 – Omoyele Sowore, former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) and publisher of the online citizen newspaper, Sahara Reporters, has been dominating the news since the Department of State Services picked him up in a Lagos hotel on Saturday August 3, 2019   for […]

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