2019 and the Road to Damascus – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, | Sept. 15, 2018 – We have now fully entered the political season – with its embedded bazaars, festivities, speeches, permutations and configurations. Most of the activities in the political space are configured to bring dividends in 2019. The presidential election will define the year 2019 and will be a […]

Why the Bounce from Declaring June 12 ‘Democracy Day’ May Not Last Long – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 18, 2018 –  Let’s give it to Buhari and his advisers. Whoever suggested making June 12 the country’s ‘Democracy Day’ (rather than May 29, which it has been until now) gave the Daura General a master stroke. It was a decision that especially excited the sensibility […]

Grand alliance, Ekiti Election and 2019 – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 21, 2018 –  The buzz created by the signing on July 9, 2018, of a Memorandum of Understanding between the PDP on the one hand and over 30 political parties on the other hand (some media organizations put the number of parties that signed the MOU […]

This Issue Must Worry Buhari – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 9, 2018 –  The US government’s 2017 Country Report on Human Rights Practices in Nigeria must be a source of concern to President Buhari and the country in general. The 48-page executive summary of the report, which was released recently by the country’s State Department (the […]

Time to Focus on How States are Governed – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

  There are lots to be read into the recent report by the Fiscal Responsibility Commission on the debt profile of various state governments in 2016. According to the Punch of March 20 2018, which reported extensively on the report, the debt profiles of about 18 states exceeded their gross and net revenues by more […]

Buhari: Heading for a meltdown in 2019? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 10, 2018 – We are now fully in the political season. With INEC releasing the time-table for the 2019 elections, hush-hush political discussions and permutations are likely to become more brazen.  . One of the issues that have dominated the media recently is on whether Buhari […]

Obasanjo, Grandmaster of Timing, Changes Calculations for 2019 – Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | March 10, 2018 – I was already researching for an article on Obasanjo following his recent successful defence of his PhD thesis at the National Open University of Nigeria at the age of over 80 when the breaking news came that the ‘oracle at Ota’ had ‘bombed’ Buhari. […]

Fulani Herdsmen and the Logic of False Consensus – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | NNP | February 28, 2018 -Many adults can remember the ‘class idiot’ in their primary and secondary school days. Virtually every class had its own ‘idiot’ – someone who was always the butt of jokes for either being an academic or social misfit or both. Ironically whenever the ‘class idiot’ […]

Now that Atiku Has re-joined PDP – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | February 9, 2018 – On Sunday December 4 2017, Atiku finally announced that he was re-joining the PDP. The Waziri Adamawa was one of the founders of the PDP, but also helped to bring the party down to its knees, when he led a walkout at the […]

Why is Jerusalem So Important to Israelis & Palestinians? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | February 2, 2018 – President Trump’s recent decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has ruffled feathers across the world – but delighted Israel and some Christian evangelicals. Trump wanted to underline that he is a ‘doing President’.   The truth […]

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