Jideofor Adibe

Jideofor Adibe

Professor of International Relations and Political Science, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Jideofor Adibe is a Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He holds degrees in political science (B.Sc, M.Sc. from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka) and a doctorate 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, United Kingdom.
He consults for a number of organisations including the Centre for Democracy and Development (Nigeria) and the Brookings Institution (USA).

Prof Adibe is the founding editor of the SCOPUS-indexed quarterly academic journal, African Renaissance (published consistently since 2004), editor-in-chief of the Journal of African Foreign Affairs, a triennial, peer-reviewed academic journal published consistently since 2014 and weekly columnist with one of Nigeria's leading daily newspapers, the Daily Trust (Thursdays, back page). He is also the founder of Adonis & Abbey Publishers (, a London and Abuja-based publisher of professional books, academic journals, and the online newspaper The News Chronicle ( Adonis & Abbey Publishers Ltd, which was incorporated in the UK in 2003, is probably the largest African publisher of accredited academic journals

He has published profusely in peer reviewed academic journals. His books include:
• A Giant Tree has Fallen: Tributes to Ali Al-Amin Mazrui (co-edited, 2016)
• Debating Nigeria; A Collection of Essays (2016)
• The Politics and Economics of Removing subsidies on Petroleum Products in Nigeria ( edited, 2013).
• Negotiating the Nigeria-Nation: Essays on State, Governance and Development (2012)
• Nigeria Without Nigerians?: Boko Haram and the Crisis in Nigeria's Nation-Building (2012)
• Free Speech v Reputation: Public Interest Defence in English and American Law of Defamation (2010).
• Who is an African?: Identity, Citizenship and the Making of the Africa-Nation (edited, 2009).
• Broken Dream (a novel, 2003)

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