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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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Scandal, Power and Dollars, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One thing that has been scientifically proven about corruption is that when the system is able to punish those involved in corrupt practices, the quantum decreases steadily. When there is immunity for engaging in corrupt practices, however the quantum and scale of corrupt acts grow astronomically. Politicians love telling white…
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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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