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The 2019 Elections and the Nigerian Party System, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The problem with the parties remain that they do not really have members and they show little regard to democratic rules in their internal affairs. As the chairman of INEC explained, the key role these parties will play in the coming elections is to clog the ballot. The greatest challenge…
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A Court Judgment That May Reshape Nigerian Politics, By Okey Ndibe

...Mr. Maduekwe deserves celebration for keeping his head when most people around him were losing theirs. A person of his ethical disposition and moral spine shows that it pays to do the right thing. I have often argued that Nigeria’s political arena is designed for the criminally minded. That criminal…
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Fulani Herdsmen: Inciting the Rise of Other Militias?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It will be to the eternal shame of a retired General turned "democrat" that Nigeria descended into anarchy and became a country of militias under his watch. Like Boko Haram, the Fulani herdsmen's attacks are resource-driven, extraction-focused, and for self-enrichment. Behind the attacks is a powerful coalition whose raison d'être…
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2018 and the Return of Politics, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has not delivered sufficiently on their promise of improved security, more jobs and a successful war against corruption. They would therefore have great…
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Morocco and ECOWAS: Picking Cherries and Dismantling Core Principles, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By insisting that West Africa’s two core principles should not apply to it, Morocco is clearly not sincere in its application. Precisely because Morocco is not ready to join ECOWAS as a member that accepts the values of the organisation, its application should be rejected. Other forms of cooperation with…
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The Dangers of a Self-Serving Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The reputational erosion of Nigerian judges has become so deep that radical action has been required to save the judiciary. The fight back mechanism by the judiciary to protect the corrupt within them is an unfolding tragedy that must stop. Corrupt judges have no integrity or reputation and must be…
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Nigeria Must Think!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Today, I ask you to make every decision in your life based on reason, logic, and is almost here and they will come again to ask you to vest power in orchestrated charade has started in Abuja at the People's Democratic Party's (PDP) convention. The All Progressives Congress (APC) will…
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#EndSARS: Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalisation of Youth, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Everyday, young people who face the fear of their rucksacks being ransacked, who are afraid of riding in the same car with their peers, who are scared of moving around with their laptops or even get creative with their hairstyles or dressing, can articulate with amazing detail how these situations…
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