The Evolution of Yemi Osinbajo – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | March 13, 2017 –    The Evolution of Yemi Osinbajo Jideofor Adibe   Acting President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has been receiving deserved kudos for the way he has been holding forte since Buhari went on medical vacation in England on January 19 2017. In this round as […]

Time to scrap the EFCC – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

        By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | Feb. 24, 2017 – This piece was motivated by two inter-related developments: the first is the furore caused by several corruption allegations against some top officials of the Buhari government and the reported directive by the President to the Attorney General of the […]

Aisha Buhari as a Metaphor – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | Nov. 4, 2016 – Let me start this piece by narrating a story I read somewhere about a certain three- year old boy whose father was the President of their country. Let’s call this boy John. One day the country was celebrating an important anniversary. Many citizens lined […]

How Trump Exposes the Underbelly of American Democracy – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | Nov. 4., 2016 – The current presidential campaigns in the US has  exposed the underbelly of American democracy which should force us to re-think some of the assumptions we have about ‘mature democracies’ and ‘democratising states’. The classic assumption is that in mature democracies elections truly reflect the […]

Re-evaluating the Boko Haram Conflict – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | October 27, 2016 –  My piece today was first published by Brookings’ Institution on its blog on February 29 2016 (https://www.brookings.edu/blog/africa-in-focus/2016/02/29/re-evaluating-the-boko-haram-conflict/). I have edited it for space.   I decided to republish it following a report by the Premium Times of October 26 2016 that the Army has […]

Nigeria @ 56? Is this House Falling? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Abuja, Nigeria | October 10, 2016 – When Karl Maier published his book This House Has Fallen: Midnight in Nigeria  in the year  2000, I was probably among the first people he gave an advance copy of the book months before it was formally published. I was at that the Books […]

Be Careful with Kenyan Airways – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Abuja, Nigeria | October 10, 2016 – I travelled to Kenya on July 14 2016 to attend a conference in Nairobi on the intellectual legacies of the late Kenyan political scientist Ali Mazrui. From the conference I was to travel to London for a one- week holiday. The organisers of the […]

AU Passport: Road to United States of Africa? – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | London, UK | Oct. 1, 2016 – One of the key highlights of the  27th Ordinary Session of the African Union Assembly of Heads of State and Government, which held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2016, was the launch of the African Union passport. Remarkably Idris Deby, the Chairperson of the […]

Governor Ambode & the Michael Jackson Syndrome – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria |Sept. 23, 2016 | Governor Ambode’s urban renewal policy is fundamentally flawed. For one, it strives to recast a Nigerian city in Parisian or Washingtonian mold. Secondly, it fails to realize that Lagos does not have to look like Paris, New York or Washington DC to be a beautiful, […]

Chinakwe: When the Law Became an Ass – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | London, UK | Sept. 05, 2016 – Joe Fortemose Chinakwe, a 30-year-old trader, has been making major headlines   since his arrest in Ogun state for naming his dog, Buhari. The man, also known as Joachim Iroko, reportedly spent three days in police cell before he was released after the intervention […]

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