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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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Our Brand New Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, By Jibrin Ibrahim

This government has already built a solid reputation as the slowest government in Nigerian history. If it took 20 out of the available 48 months to develop the Plan, I wonder when the gear will shift to full implementation. Finally, after 20 months in office, the government published its Economic…
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Good Leadership: What We Lack and What We Need, By Jibrin Ibrahim

"The qualifications for leadership today are money, sycophancy and blind loyalty. He drew attention to his own party, the ruling APC. He said that at the last delegate’s conference of the APC, many of them were illiterate who could not even vote by themselves and had to get others to…
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The Killing Fields of Kaduna State and the Maikori Affair, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Kaduna State is a microcosm that tells the narrative of the larger Nigerian State. Nigeria is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society, which accepts differences among its peoples and has a fairly large consensus of agreeing to live Kaduna State is an important litmus test of our ability to succeed…
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Issa Hayatou: When African Football Resists Democratic Wind of Change, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As we await the forthcoming CAF elections, Issa Hayatou should remember other African dictators who had been in power for very long and thought that they could rule forever. He should remember Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia, Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal, Tandja of Niger and…
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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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