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 […]

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 […]

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