Buhari’s Five Years in Office – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 6, 2020 – May 29, 2020, marked Buhari’s five years in office –  or the end of the first year of his second term in office. How has Buhari fared so far? And what is likely to be his legacy? Answering either of the above questions […]

Why the government should not extend the ‘easing of the lockdown’ again – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr.  Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | June 3, 2020 – The extension by two weeks of the current ‘easing of the lockdown’ in Lagos, Abuja and Ogun States by two weeks has raised a number of fundamental issues.  Speaking at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force, Secretary to the Government Boss Mustapha, […]

Madagascar’s COVID-19 Remedy and the Challenges of African Traditional Medicine – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | May 16, 2020 – Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, (and previously known as the Malagasy Republic),  an island country in the Indian Ocean, approximately 400 kilometres off the coast of East Africa, has been making waves recently with its claim of a herbal cure for COVID-19. […]

Africa and the Coming Cold War 2 – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | May 3, 2020 – As we all speculate on the nature of a post COVID-19 world order, one thing seems certain – the altercation between the USA, the world’s largest economy, and China, the second world largest economy, will take centre stage. The ripple effects of this […]

Nigeria After COVID-19 – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | April 18, 2020 –  COVID-19, a strain of Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020, has been slow to take root in Africa but the number of cases is now growing. With about 1,500 people testing positive globally as of Wednesday […]

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.  […]

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