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Non-Responsiveness and Slide from High Expectations to Frustration, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In the case of the CJN, there was massive mobilisation that the president was refusing to act on the basis of regional and ethnic I do not personally believe that President Buhari refused to act because the candidate was a Southerner. I also cannot defend his non-action because I do…
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Nigeria’s Undying Love of Multiplying Parastatals, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...it is really important to get the National Assembly to realise that the multiplication of agencies is not a sign of effective work; it’s a process of creating more difficulties for the future. Currently, many agencies get just enough budgetary allocations for salaries and maintenance of ministers or boards. The…
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Clearing Babachir Lawal or Self-Indictment, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president owes himself an even greater duty - protecting his personal reputation as a fearless anti-corruption crusader. He can only do so when he takes allegations against his friends and staffers seriously and acts. By appearing to refuse to act, the president would be indicting himself in the court…
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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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