Columns

The Crisis of Pastoralism and Negative Stereotyping: From Cattle Colonies To Ruga, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I have seen the policy documents from the Ministry of Agriculture and the documents themselves make no mention of colonies or ruga. What happened was that both times, just when the policies were being launched, the names - colony and ruga - were added, making the discussions of the policy…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari’s Next Level Of Slow and “Slowbalisation”?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Welcome to the Next Level of Slow! We have a president whose understanding and acceptance of what constitutes a modern society is the pre-Sokoto Jihad. He just doesn't get it! More than a month into President Buhari's second term, the "Next Level" he promised Nigerians is shaping up to be…
See More »
[sc:"post loop ad"]
Columns

The North and Nigeria’s Security Challenges, By Jibrin Ibrahim

There is, above all, a real challenge posed by the near total collapse of national and local governance and the rapid and extensive growth of ungoverned spaces. The message everywhere is that citizens must rise to the occasion and devise strategies to provide for their own safety. Nigeria is confronted…
See More »
Columns

Security and Development Challenges in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The state in the countries of the Sahel is extremely weak and is unable to perform its key functions related to security provisioning and the delivery of social and economic goods to the people. The state has therefore lost much of its legitimacy. The Sahel states all have secular constitutions…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

While Yoruba Land Sleeps!, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The Yoruba homeland is encircled, with its forests and major roads occupied by kidnappers and territorial expansionists because we have been sleeping! We found ourselves in this predicament because ìpọ́njú makes Us Yorùbá. The Yoruba do not unite around anything, unless they are faced with catalytic adversity. It is time…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Saraki: Going Into Political Purgatory, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Senator Bukola Saraki, thank you for your service. Go and work for your restitution. I suggest you start by apologising to your people and to us in your generation for whom you were a bad example. For stunning loss was all I needed to forgive you. I know you will…
See More »
Columns

Dear Governor Ganduje: Kindly Desist From Dismantling the Kano Emirate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Your Excellency My attention has been drawn to the query you sent to the emir of Kano yesterday giving him 48 hours to respond to the interim report of the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission. The language and content of the query indicates clearly an intention to act quickly on the…
See More »
Bámidélé Upfront

Buhari: A Total Abdication Of Responsibility, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What does the next four years hold for Nigeria? That the destiny of this nation is tied to a man that is so oblivious of its mounting challenges and possibility of civil revolt is confounding. If the state cannot protect us from ourselves, wouldn't that be considered as a push…
See More »