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National Assembly: You Cannot Have Powers Without Responsibility, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The legislators have been saying that they have the ultimate responsibility for finalising the budget and they are right. However there is a process and they cannot just do what they like. Budgets have their origins in the manifestos and programmes of the political party in power. I was alarmed…
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No Need to Fight: Restructuring Is the Basis of Happiness, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the greatest concern to Nigerians is the search for an alternative approach to that would involve the rehabilitation of the concept of politics and of democracy, as we know it. For too long, the reality of Nigerian politics has been thuggery, violence, political exclusion, ethnic Very few people benefit from…
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Civil-Military Relations in a Context of Rising Sectarian Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The Nigerian Defence and Intelligence establishment has recently declared the IMN a security threat to the country. I believe that we need to be careful not to push this group towards an insurgency. Already, the group has a strong sense of victimhood after the army killed hundreds of their members.…
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The (Missing) Agenda of Restructuring Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As the debate continues, we may also want to place the French option on the table. The tight fiscal situation in the country has made it difficult for regional governments to raise enough resources to run their affairs. Consequently, they have decided democratically that regions can negotiate with themselves and…
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The University, Progressives and the Unintended Consequences of the Equality Principle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The fact of the matter is that Nigerian governments are irresponsible and never fully implements the deals it signs. The struggle for a responsive and accountable government is a much larger one and goes far beyond the ASUU struggle. ASUU must go into introspection and learn what every trade unionist…
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