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CJN Walter Onnoghen and the Reputation of the Judiciary, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The chief justice of Nigeria must respond to the present crisis around his person and the judiciary in a way that would save the institution. He must explain to Nigerians the sources and legitimacy of the huge amounts of money in his accounts and his properties. Sometimes, only poets can…
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The So-Called ‘Controversies’ of INEC, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The biggest controversy over the past couple of weeks has been the appointment of Commissioner Amina Zakari to chair the internal INEC committee in charge of the collation centre. The appointment immediately led to wild allegations that she was put there to rig the presidential election in favour of President…
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The 2019 Presidential Election: Predicting the Outcome, By Jibrin Ibrahim

President Buhari has a difficult but feasible chance of winning the 2019 elections. It would however require that he is able to quickly mends fences with supporters he has hurt or ignored and is able to mobilise against apathy. Atiku Abubakar also has a difficult but feasible chance of winning…
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Digital Television, Corruption and Anti-Corruption Agencies, By Jibrin Ibrahim

According to Transparency International's guidelines, anti-corruption agencies must be independent and must have full powers to investigate, arrest and prosecute At the same time however, there must be an independent oversight mechanism to monitor their functions and practices to ensure that they do not abuse their powers. One of the…
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Telling Ourselves the Truth About the Boko Haram Insurgency, By Jibrin Ibrahim

We need a national conversation about the true conditions surrounding the insurgency as a precondition for developing a workable strategy and tactics to restore peace in our dear country. This requires simultaneous and effective actions by government and the military. Society has an even bigger role to play in ensuring…
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Combating Corruption, the Smart Way, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Our anti-corruption approach shows that the effective enforcement of the rule of law and the achievement of low levels of corruption require two complementary factors. First, effective ‘vertical’ enforcement of rules from law makers and their agencies above, and second an effective ‘horizontal’ enforcement of rules by the actors involved…
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Martin Luther Agwai: The Peace Loving General At 70, By Jibrin Ibrahim

He reached the zenith of his profession as the chief of army staff and later chief of defence staff. He was also he was the deputy military adviser at United Nations Headquarters, New York and served as the commander of the combined United Nations-African Union peacekeeping force in Darfur, Sudan.…
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The Imperative of Signing the Electoral Act, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is indeed true that Nigerians would revolt against any attempt to move backwards in the march towards improved electoral integrity and the president should be advised to keep to the straight and narrow path leading to free, fair and credible elections. The whole country is on tenterhooks as Nigerians…
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