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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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The Chibok Girls: Three Years in Bondage, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...citizens have the absolute right to demand of their president that he does his job and secures the liberation of these Nigerians placed in bondage by terrorists. I can confidently assure President Buhari that we will continue to harass him until he does the needful and gets his government to…
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Yes, Poverty Is a Crime; that’s Why the Poor Are Vagrants, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...what we are seeing is conflating poverty with Part of the problem might be in the training regime for security agencies, in which the poor are assumed to have criminal tendencies naturally. In mid-March, newspapers carried the report that an Abuja Grade 1 Area Court in Karu sentenced four vagrants…
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Magu and Daura as Signifiers that Presidential Authority Has Crumbled, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today, Nigerians are getting very worried that President Muhammadu Buhari is too weak to exercise his authority and his subalterns are taking the opportunity to do what they like. Let us hope and pray that the President can re-assert his authority immediately by ensuring that all his subaltern appointees obey…
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