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Improving Civil-Military Relations, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Our Constitution defines the purpose of the state as the protection of the security of Nigerians and the pursuit of their welfare. If Nigerians begin to feel that their security and welfare matters, their inclination to arm themselves and engage in self help might reduce. Improving civil-military relations is the…
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IPOB and Security Agencies: Calming the Tension, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The president should direct the armed troops that have been deployed to Abia State to withdraw, and the police should take over the case of Mr. Kanu in line with the provisions of the Constitution and the Police Act. Even more important, it is time for political and community leaders…
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Senator Aisha Alhassan: Disloyalty As a Political Tactic, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

She betrays an insufficient appreciation for a strong political ideology and a coherent set of beliefs that must not be abandoned at the altar of political expediency. Her mercenary approach to politics is a deep belief in “win at all costs” as a political virtue. It is a shame because…
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Transititonal Justice and the Insurgency In the North-East, By Jibrin Ibrahim

- Justice Chukwudifu Oputa It is difficult to talk about transitional justice without deep pedagogy that the spirit of mass punishment might result in a prolongation of the insurgency, thereby leading to more, rather than less, suffering. At the same time, many communities would be right to pose the question…
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Imperative of a Return to Policing Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Moving forward, the government should ensure the presence of the Nigeria Police in every community and other flash point areas for effective maintenance of law and order. The army is not trained for dealing with civil tensions, so an immediate effort is required to make the police authorities revisit the…
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Protecting the Integrity of Nigerian University Admissions and Public Education, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The crux of the matter is: We must resist the impulse of turning our universities into academic wastelands. The paths of political interference, academic sloth, and mediocre achievement will ultimately lead us astray and endanger Nigeria. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) designed the United Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)…
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Abdul Raufu Mustapha: a Life Constructively Lived, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Raufu’s burning desire over the past few years was the imperative of understanding the insurgency so that we could begin the difficult process of addressing the core issues of poverty, inequality and the crumbling social order, all of which have wreaked havoc on Nigerian society and are dismantling the Ultimately,…
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President Buhari, Please Breakup the Unholy Trinity, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Unholy Trinity of Mamman Daura, Abba Kyari and Lawal Daura is not good for your administration. You can fire them today and nothing will happen. Same goes for the lesser evil - your attorney-general. He is a serpent! Dear President Buhari, I am happy you came back to Nigeria…
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The Most Critical Nigerian Institutions are the Most Corrupt, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My concern is that we now a have a generic crisis of reputational erosion affecting our key institutions. Over the past two years, the reputation of the National Assembly has been dragged in the mud with the numerous court cases against the Senate President Bukola Saraki and the budget padding…
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Kleptocracy: What Are Treasury Looters Really Thinking?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a crying shame that the Nigerian in a position of privilege steals so much money than he needs, can ever use or easily access! Even with the most lavish lifestyle, no one needs that much money in a The question is: Have these monies benefitted the heirs of…
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