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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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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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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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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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Nigeria’s Post-cosmopolitanism and the Culture of the Worst, By Jibrin Ibrahim

From the 1950s to the 1980s, migration to urban centres was based on the acquisition of modern education and skills. That was the era of cities have become the new focal point for the aggregation and aggravation of poverty amidst massive accumulation by a tiny elite. The most profound poverty…
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Making Real Our Yearning for Unity in Diversity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As insecurity continues to grow, fear becomes a major factor. The physical fear of violence is growing as more of the country gets sucked into rural banditry, kidnapping, militancy and We must all strive to push back these fears and go back to the path of building our unity in…
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Nigeria: Breaking the Yoke of Donor Dependency, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Since they say that we are now a middle-income country, let us recover our pride and design and implement a holistic exit strategy from dependency on donor funding for social sector programmes, while generating domestic resources to ensure sustainability. This week, I facilitated a workshop of National Assembly members jointly…
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