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Elections and Respect for the Broadcasting Code, By Jibrin Ibrahim

... Often, to catch peoples’ attention, the regular media seeks to be as sensational as the social media in a race to the bottom. The NBC therefore has a huge task of ensuring that the Broadcasting Code is respected, especially because elections are the nodal points for the most irresponsible…
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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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