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Security and Development Challenges in the Sahel, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The state in the countries of the Sahel is extremely weak and is unable to perform its key functions related to security provisioning and the delivery of social and economic goods to the people. The state has therefore lost much of its legitimacy. The Sahel states all have secular constitutions…
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Dear Governor Ganduje: Kindly Desist From Dismantling the Kano Emirate, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Your Excellency My attention has been drawn to the query you sent to the emir of Kano yesterday giving him 48 hours to respond to the interim report of the Kano State Anti-Corruption Commission. The language and content of the query indicates clearly an intention to act quickly on the…
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Inauguration and the Challenge of Insecurity and Self-Help, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I think Nigerians are keen on listening to the president because the insecurity in the country has not only widened but has also taken a clear class dimension. The explosion of armed robbery, mass kidnapping and petty crimes all over the country is a statement from the On Wednesday, President…
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Dapo Olorunyomi: The Courage and the Struggle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Dapsy has always argued, worked for and demonstrated that the answer to authoritarianism was to be found in the “investigative tradition to Nigerian journalism (which) challenged the military's sense of its own legitimacy.” His position has been that the media became the "presumptive parliament" of the nation and in that…
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Recalling Former Governor Rimi’s Attempt To Diminish the Emir of Kano, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On April 1, 1981, Governor Rimi created four new emirs who were declared to be co-equal with the emir of Kano – those of Auyo, Dutse, Gaya and Rano. It was not an April Fool joke. The emirs were becoming a crowd in the old Kano Sate, as the other…
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Traditional Institutions and Rebuilding the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In rebuilding state capacity, Nigeria might need to reconsider providing a substantive role for traditional The present insecurity in the country is an opportunity to open a conversation on modalities and possibilities for returning institutions with authority to rural we should consider what roles they could play that are positive…
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