Buhari’s Inauguration: Another Missed Opportunity – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

 By Dr. Jideofor Adibe| Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 1, 2019 Muhammadu Buhari made world history yesterday when he probably became the first elected President in the world in modern times to be inaugurated into office without giving an inaugural speech. He gave no reason why he did not deliver an in inaugural speech. Buhari was […]

Is Nigerian Democracy in Recession? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | May 3, 2019 –  The recent suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Judge of Nigeria has raised fundamental issues  that go beyond the government’s claims of fighting corruption and the opposition’s and social activists’  bedlam about the country’s possible descent into fascism. The entire saga […]

Managing Perceptions of the 2019 Elections – By Jideofor Adibe

By Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 28, 2019 –  Perception – also known as optics- is a belief or opinion held by people on the basis of  how things seem. Our perception of any event is our reality and our truth, which is why people say that perception is everything. The American essayist, […]

Osinbajo and the Politics of 2023 By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 28, 2019 –   Vice President Yemi Osinbajo raised the stakes in the politics of 2023 when he added his voice to the politics of ethnic baiting. Speaking during a visit to the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola, on December 22 2013, the Vice President was […]

Why Obasanjo’s Voice Still Matters – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | Feb. 9, 2019 –  Obasanjo’s recent 16-page letter to Buhari, which sounds more like a state-of-the nation address, has, as expected, dominated the deadlines since it was delivered on Sunday, January 20, 2019. Titled, ‘Points for Concern’, the 4,018-word commentary was a bare-knuckled critique of the Buhari government […]

Opinion: What to expect from the 2019 presidential election in Nigeria

igeria’s presidential election scheduled for February 16, 2019, will be the country’s sixth since May 1999, when the military handed over power to a democratically elected civilian government. Though there are 73 political parties fielding candidates in the election, the race is generally believed to be between the incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Alhaji Atiku […]

2019: Opposition Versus State Institutions – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | January 17, 2019 –  2019: Opposition versus state institutions Jideofor Adibe   By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with liberal democracy – the longest period the country has been under […]

Do Election Debates Really Matter? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | December 21, 2018 –  Since  the Vice Presidential debate on December 14 2018 between the candidates  of selected five political parties, there have been continuous spin not only on who won the debate  but also on whether Buhari would show up for the presidential debate slated for […]

Alleged Buhari Double and the Spirit of Public Inquiry – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasawara, Nigeria | December 10, 2018 – This week’s reflection is on a trending story that began when Buhari returned from his 104-days of medical treatment in the UK in 2017. Many were surprised that on his return,  Buhari, who was a subject of several extremely negative rumours during his medical […]

2019: As the whistle is blown…By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe |  Nasarawa, Nigeria | December 1, 2018 – The whistle for 2019 has finally been blown as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on partisan politics and campaigns on Sunday, November 19 2018. The same day Buhari unveiled his campaign manual, which he called The Next Level.  Alhaji Atiku, […]

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