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Civil-Military Relations in a Context of Rising Sectarian Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Nigerian Defence and Intelligence establishment has recently declared the IMN a security threat to the country. I believe that we need to be careful not to push this group towards an insurgency. Already, the group has a strong sense of victimhood after the army killed hundreds of their members.…
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The (Missing) Agenda of Restructuring Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the debate continues, we may also want to place the French option on the table. The tight fiscal situation in the country has made it difficult for regional governments to raise enough resources to run their affairs. Consequently, they have decided democratically that regions can negotiate with themselves and…
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The University, Progressives and the Unintended Consequences of the Equality Principle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The fact of the matter is that Nigerian governments are irresponsible and never fully implements the deals it signs. The struggle for a responsive and accountable government is a much larger one and goes far beyond the ASUU struggle. ASUU must go into introspection and learn what every trade unionist…
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The Poor Health of Our Political Parties, By Jibrin Ibrahim

..Nigerian parties do not have members. Party bosses and barons share member’s cards among Structures in the Nigerian political lexicon refers to patron-client relations in which the barons retain clients who they pay for to come to conventions and vote in particular ways that they have been directed to do.…
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Sanusi the Radical, Sanusi the Emir, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kano is an important State in Nigeria and God has given the State a radical Emir who has the intellectual skills, princely training, religious knowledge and cosmopolitanism to provide progressive leadership. Since he ascended the throne, he has been a father to all, irrespective of ethnic, religious or political affiliation.…
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