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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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Dapchi and the Agony of Refusing to Learn Lessons, By Jibrin Ibrahim

School abductions have today become a permanent feature of our national life and that’s the scandal. Clear protocols should have been developed and followed. The case of Boko Haram against Nigeria is that we allow children to be educated. It’s logical that they would continue to attack The obvious necessary…
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The Dangers of Introducing State Police Today, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As a student of and believer in federalism, I fully support the principle that federal polities should have police forces controlled by the federating units, and in the past I have strongly campaigned for State Police. Today, I am very frightened of the idea because the evidence that it would…
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Pastoralist/Farmers Crises In Benue: The Fulani Narrative on the Search for Moderation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One of the high points of the meeting was the Association’s passionate appeal to the minister of Agriculture, Mr. Audu Ogbeh to drop the idea of cattle colonies. They explained that they are being falsely accused of acting as colonisers and the use of the term 'colony' by government is…
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Pastoralist/Farmers Crisis In Benue and the Search for Moderation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I the problem has been the failure of security agencies to stop the wanton killing of Nigerians by herdsmen, I would say criminals, and that the solution is for the said security agencies to do their job and stop the killings and destruction of property. I spent the weekend in…
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