In this collection of essays, Jideofor Adibe offers his perspectives on some of the contentious issues in Nigerian politics, governance and economy. The essays, mostly from the author's weekly column in the Daily Trust and contributions on Brookings Institutions’ Africa Growth Initiative’s blog, reflect on such themes as Boko Haram, the upsurge in separatist agitations in the country, the federal character principle and why elections are often anarchic in the country.
The articles are well-researched and written with remarkable authority and conviction.
Jideofor Adibe studied political science at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and holds a doctorate degree in International Development Studies from Roskilde University, Denmark. He also holds an LLM degree in Media Law from City University, London and equally studied the New Economic Powers at Oxford University, UK.
He has been a Guest Research Fellow at several research institutes across the world including the Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, the Nordic Institute for African Studies, Uppsala, Sweden, the Centre for Developing Area Studies, McGill University, Montreal, Canada and the Institute for Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK.
He is currently an Associate Professor of Political Science at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He is also the founding editor of the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, African Renaissance and co-editor of the peer-reviewed bi-monthly Journal of African Foreign Affairs. He is equally a columnist with the Daily Trust – one of the leading national newspapers in Nigeria.
Dr Adibe has published several books and articles and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org