He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Leicester, United Kingdom where he obtained Master’s and PhD qualifications in mass communication specializing in journalism, media, politics and public policy analysis. He also attended the University of Lagos, Nigeria where he obtained degrees in mass communication and political science. He has a wealth of experience working for private, public and voluntary sector organizations in the United Kingdom and Nigeria.

A former British Chevening Scholar, Dr. Ibraheem currently works as a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos, a UNESCO Centre of Excellence in Journalism and Communication. He is one of the six Faculty Consortium members for the Executive Training in Financial and Business Journalism in Africa of the Bloomberg Media Initiative for Africa (BMIA) supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Ford Foundation. Prior to joining the University of Lagos in June 2011, Dr Ibraheem was at various times, Visiting Lecturer at Coventry University, Northampton University, Lincoln University and Leicester University.

He also served, at various times, as Chair of the UK-based Centre for African Resources Research and Development, Founding Director of Communication and Strategy, Centre for Free Speech, Nigeria, and Editor of LIBERTY Magazine/ Coordinator of Journalists Outreach for Human Rights, Civil Liberties Organisation, Nigeria. Dr Ibraheem is the Co-Chair, West Africa for Yale University based global body of academics, the Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).