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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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President Buhari’s Visit to the US, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Trump made a forceful demand for increased importation of American food. This is problematic at a time in which the policy thrust of the Nigerian government is the development of self-sufficiency and it’s my hope that this demand would be rejected. This is important because the United States is…
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Politicians, Citizens and the Agony of Decision Making, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the political class accelerates its activities in the coming weeks and months, the Nigerian voter is also clearly in a painful process of decision-making. The Buhari administration has not delivered sufficiently on its promise of improved security, more jobs and a successful war against corruption. It would therefore have…
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Senate, Thugs and the Mace: Understanding Parliamentary Misconduct, By Jibrin Ibrahim

By suspending the senator as a show of strength indicating that the Chamber could stand against the president, considerable democratic damage is done not to Omo-Agege but to the voters who sent him to the National Assembly. There have been allegations that he brought the thugs to steal the mace…
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As President Buhari Becomes an Aspirant Once Again, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The greatest challenge for the president would be his message to Nigerians on why they should elect him for a second term. We have never had a president who showed as much reluctance to govern as Buhari did. He combined both a laissez faire and laissez alter attitude to governance…
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On Arresting the Drift Towards Chaos, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria is drifting towards chaos and the time to act to revive the country is now. Here is therefore the need for all responsible Nigerians to join hands in the struggle to halt the drift and reposition Nigeria for electoral integrity and stable democratic development. Yesterday, the Working Group on…
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Oxford Stands Still for Abdul Raufu Mustapha, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Many of his students spoke about his exceptional skills in teaching but also his capacity to listen to their ideas and the constant support he offered in getting them understand how best they could achieve their research objectives. Many of them said their first impression of him was that of…
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Senate: On Powers and Responsibilities of the Legislature, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I know that the Presidency also has a lot of My point today is to draw the attention of the Senate, but also the House of Representatives to the fact that if they really want to represent the people, they must do what would benefit the public, rather than themselves.…
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