In this compendium of essays, Dr Jideofor Adibe discusses the issues around which contestations for state power and Nigerias quest for development revolve and also interrogates the various desiderata for resolving those issues. The essays, mostlyMoreIn this compendium of essays, Dr Jideofor Adibe discusses the issues around which contestations for state power and Nigerias quest for development revolve and also interrogates the various desiderata for resolving those issues. The essays, mostly from the authors weekly column in two of the leading newspapers in Nigeria, also cover issues of societal beliefs such as policemen arresting and detaining a goat on the assumption that the goat was a criminal who through magical means turned into an animal to evade arrest.
The articles are well-researched and written with remarkable authority and gusto. The book is a must read! ______________________________________- 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. Dr Adibe teaches political science at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria and is also the founding editor of the quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, African Renaissance, which has been published continuously since June 2004.
He is equally a columnist for the Daily Trust - one of the leading national newspapers in Nigeria and also a member of the papers Editorial Board. Dr Adibe has published several books and articles and can be reached at: [email protected]