Since 2012, Richard Ikiebe as Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Leadership in Journalism, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, has engaged in what a foremost Nigerian political scientist and media scholar, Prof Adigun Agbaje described as “extensive and intensive…path-breaking research” under Nigeria Media-75 Project, which was designed to fill foundational and historical gaps in the study of the Nigerian media. They feature in-depth interviews with the leaders, professionals and leading scholars in the media industry. The work at the Centre for Leadership in Journalism has yielded several book publications.
Currently, Ikiebe is engaged in the final stages of a Doctoral research work at the University of Westminster, the United Kingdom. His current research focuses on the Press, National Elections, and the Politics of Belonging in Nigeria.