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Combating Fake News and the Emotive Pathway to Self-Destruction, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The spirit and the skills of the verification of what we hear and see must improve if we are to get out of the trap of mutual self-destruction. It will take time to rebuild trust but let’s begin by fact-checking what we are told so that the fear that the…
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The Urgency of Peace Building In Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Given the scale and depth of insecurity and break down of inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations, we need to focus our attention on building effective institutions, with emphasis on peace building. There is urgency in the institutionalisation of conflict management, resolution and peace building mechanisms in the country. “I love my…
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The National Assembly and the Tradition of Messing Up the Budget, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Essentially, the National Assembly has turned the budget into a completely incoherent set of monetary allocations designed to boost the egos of legislators and swell their bank accounts. Our legislators have become completely irresponsible and they must be stopped in the national interest. Once again, the National Assembly has re-written…
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Scandals, As the Judiciary Becomes a Direct Threat To Electoral Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The judiciary must begin to learn that “raison d’état” exist and they should reflect before they take actions that could compromise the Constitution and the democratic institutions and processes it enshrines. They must begin to make the distinction between a delinquent debtor that has money and refuses to pay their…
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Political Moves, June 12 and the Impeachment Threat, By Jibrin Ibrahim

June 12 is an important marker in the development of Nigerian democracy because it became the moment when citizens realised that the military was insincere and playing games with the programme of transition to civil rule and if Nigerians were to get democracy, it could only be on the basis…
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Scandal, Power and Dollars, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One thing that has been scientifically proven about corruption is that when the system is able to punish those involved in corrupt practices, the quantum decreases steadily. When there is immunity for engaging in corrupt practices, however the quantum and scale of corrupt acts grow astronomically. Politicians love telling white…
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Is the Great Battle Between the Senate President and the Police Boss?, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The view of Senate President Bukola Saraki is that the alleged plot is part of the strategy of IGP Idris Ibrahim to settle scores over the declaration by the Senate that he is not qualified and competent to hold any public office, within and outside the country. Over the past…
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