In 2012, Richard Ikiebe as Director and Senior Fellow of the Centre for Leadership in Journalism, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, engaged in what a foremost Nigerian political scientist and media scholar, Prof Adigun Agbaje described as “extensive and intensive…path-breaking research”. The Nigeria Media-75 Project 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 two book volumes; two more volumes are about to go to press for publications.
He is currently working on turning his doctoral thesis into a book. The topic of his doctoral dissertation is – The Press, National Elections, and the Politics of Belonging in Nigeria – at the University of Westminster, London