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 […]

Buhari: Heckling is part of the democratic process – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe  | Nasarawa, Nigeria | August 2, 2019 –  The news that President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed intermittently by some lawmakers while presenting the appropriation bill to the National Assembly recently has been trending on the social media. Also trending is a list of the lawmakers said to have booed […]

The Otedola Example – By Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 29, 2019 –  “Otedola has made me, I can play football again,” Christian Chukwu, the 68 year-old former Captain of Enugu Rangers, former captain of the Green Eagles and former Chief Coach of the Green Eagles, reportedly joked when he paid a ‘thank you’ visit in […]

Nigeria without Nigerians – by Dr. Jideofor Adibe

By Dr. Jideofor Adibe | Nasarawa, Nigeria | July 1, 2019 –  Today’s reflection was inspired by Buhari’s recent reiteration of the determination of his government to run ‘an inclusive government ’. Speaking recently when he received a delegation from Nasarawa State, led by Governor Abdullahi Sule, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Buhari was quoted […]

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 […]

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