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Obazee and Accounting for God’s Money On Earth, By Jibrin Ibrahim

His rashness aside, Mr. Jim Obazee has raised issues of accountability that should not be disregarded in the review process that is to follow. He argued that: "In keeping other peoples’ money, you have to prepare accounts. That is why churches fought me so badly, took me to court as…
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Agriculture and the Restoration Agenda in Katsina State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By pointing out the path of organic fertilisers and the promotion of local nutritious foods in Katsina, the idea is to lead us towards a more healthy future for our agriculture and food security. Insecurity in Nigeria has created a massive nutrition crisis in the The right of all Nigerians…
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Nigeria: 2017 Trend Analysis and the Contours of Inertia, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most frightening trend for 2017 is the return of hunger and malnutrition to Nigeria. In 2016, we observed the growth of starvation in the North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency. The dollar crisis has increased the annual trend of buying up food from farmers at harvest and exporting…
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Chibok, Sambisa and the Struggle for Liberation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The various crises affecting different parts of the country have created a vast humanitarian The challenge before the nation is the reconstruction of the Nigerian State and the placement of the safety and welfare of Nigerians at the centre of the governance agenda. Let 2017 be the year in which…
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Corruption Is Deep But It Can Be Defeated, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria became the only country in the civilised world where corrupt persons could get court injunctions stopping the prosecutorial agencies and the courts from investigating and prosecuting their corrupt acts. The tide is changing. The wheels of justice are turning and our only prayer is that all those guilty of…
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The Magu Affair and the Crumbling of Presidential Authority, By Jibrin Ibrahim

If the president allows himself to lose his legitimacy, he cannot exercise his authority and that is what we are beginning to observe. The president appointed Magu to the EFCC in November 2015 and thirteen months later, he cannot get the appointment confirmed. Where is his authority? The action of…
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MMM and the Narrative of a Nigeria Open to All Swindlers, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria has had a history of “wonder banks” offering clients unbelievable returns on their money, and in the 1980s and 1990s, the government had banned such banks and closed their operations. Is it because MMM are foreigners that they were allowed to operate freely and even to regularly criticise government?…
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Ghana 2016: The Art of Losing Elections, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The NPP campaign programme was effective but at the end of the day, Akufo-Addo did not win the elections, John Mahama lost it. Ghana’s electoral geography is well known and there are swing districts that change to deliver victory or defeat to incumbents. The swing districts all moved to the…
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2016 Ghana Elections Smooth But Tensions High, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This time round, it appears feasible that Nana Akufo-Addo might have won but as an observer I cannot speculate on the outcome before it is formally declared. What is striking is the very strong mobilisation of the NPP, based on the belief that they won presidential elections on two previous…
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A Propos the Unilateral Declaration of Independence from Godfather (UDIG), By Jibrin Ibrahim

...godfathers define themselves as men who have the power to substitute themselves for the voting citizenry during elections by determining who gets nominated to contest for elections in political parties and who wins the subsequent elections in the state. Since 2011, the integrity of our elections has been improving and…
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