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Chibok Girls, Pains of the Nation and the Missing Anger, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 16th October, our Government announced that a ceasefire arrangement had been made with the Boko Haram insurgents and the major outcome of the agreement was the imminent release of the Chibok Girls from bondage. This message was received with cautious optimism, cautious because there had been many other announcements…
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The Imperative Of Accepting Outcomes Of Credible Elections, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the final declarations of contestants for the February elections emerge, it is becoming extremely clear that both the presidential and many gubernatorial will be closely fought affairs. The emergence of the APC as an amalgam of the major opposition parties means the PDP will not have an easy breeze…
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Nigeria at 54: Seeking an Illusive Future, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, we celebrated our 54th independence anniversary. Did I say celebrate. Well, at least the President did cut an anniversary cake in his sitting room and his ministers went there to great him. This is the fourth year that the Federal Government has not had the audacity to properly…
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Escalation of Third Party Campaigning, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Apparently, the Secretary of the Government, Anyim Pius Anyim is now my colleague in civil society. I say this because I heard my good friend Mike Omeri of the National Orientation Agency explaining on radio the other day that the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAM) are civil society activists simply…
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Elections 2015: Of Cats and Kites, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Governors Sule Lamido and Muazu Babangida Aliyu have failed to bell the Jonathan cat. It turned out that they are lily-livered, chicken, cowards and without balls. In March last year, Governor Aliyu had presented himself as the leader of the Northern Governors who had in his possession a signed commitment…
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Reading the Nigerian State through a Good Lens, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is becoming increasingly clear that the #BringBackOurGirls Movement is an effective lens for accurately reading the state of the Nigerian State and the depth of the crisis it is facing. Even more important, the Movement has been pointing out the path that needs to be taken to save the…
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Absolute Necessity of a New Approach to the War, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The last straw was the announcement yesterday by Abubakar Shekau that Gwoza has been incorporated into the Islamic caliphate and has nothing more to do with Nigeria. The war against Nigeria by Boko Haram has been going on for too long and the response of the Nigerian state has been…
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National Conference: They Dared, They Failed, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is shocking that they dared to end the National Conference on the note of tenure elongation. It is good for Nigeria’s political future that they failed. Delegates were surprised on the resumption of the Conference last Monday to see in their package a brand new 2014 Draft Constitution they…
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