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What Happens to Governance When the President Will Not Govern?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Governing Nigeria is no easy task and our problems are so many and so deep that governance processes have to be pursued with urgency. There are many successes in President Buhari’s efforts especially on the wars against terrorism and corruption and he must be commended for his achievements. Handling the…
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The Feasibility of Nigerian Parties Becoming Democratic, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The practice in Nigeria is that political barons and godfathers take decisions on behalf of party members who have no say in the running of party affairs. It is actually an aberration to talk of party members in Nigeria. Membership cards are given to barons and godfathers who keep them…
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President Trump: From a Discredited Political Class to the Most Discredited Politician, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The reason that Trump would like to push America towards a race war is because he is conscious that the real war is ideological and its about rights, respect, equity and compassion. Liberal America must ensure that the war that will be fought and won is the ideological one. I…
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Learning from Philip Asiodu: the Importance of Implementing Plans, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Philip Asiodu reminds us that the Yakubu Gowon Administration had developed the 1975 to 1980 development plan precisely to diversify the economy. The analysis then was that oil is a wasting asset and that we must use the windfall to diversify the Nigerian economy so that when the inevitable happens,…
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On Mamman Daura’s Alleged Rulership of Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My reading of the situation is that our policy direction has nothing to do with Mamman Daura and everything to do with President Buhari. The APC developed a comprehensive policy programme on which they campaigned for power and won. Following the inauguration of the president, he appeared to be backtracking…
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Aisha and Muhammadu Buhari: Discerning the Politics of the Message, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I have listened carefully to the Aisha Buhari interview and there is nothing that she said that is not common conversation in the country The problem posed was not about content but about tone and loyalty. Many people were shocked at the idea of a wife publicly criticising her husband.…
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Proscribing the Islamic Movement in Nigeria: A Plea for Second Thoughts, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The most important issue, however, is that banning the organisation would be understood by its members as banning their constitutional right to practice their religion. This is the basis of my plea that rather than proscribing the organisation, we should follow the rule of law and hold its members accountable…
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Rahama Sadau, Kannywood and the War Against Romance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In mid-2008, the war against Kannywood entered a new phase with the release of pamphlets from some conservative organisations. The pamphlets were distributed in mosques all over Kano alleging that Kannywood was in a conspiracy with Jews and NGOs to undermine Islam in the State. It was at that stage…
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Abdulmumin Jibrin: Sulking for Being Ditched or Whistle Blower?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We must stop the National Assembly from looting our resources. The first step is that the Principal Officers in the House of Representatives and the Senate should step down from their roles while proper investigations are carried out by a neutral joint committee of the National Assembly. The Economic and…
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