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#BringBackOurGirls: Inside Our Meeting With President Buhari, By Jibrin Ibrahim

In his brief and concise response, President Buhari said it was impossible to rationalise government failure and incompetence on the Chibok girls. He assured us that there is now a new resolve to address the issue of insecurity in the country and to rescue the He saluted the consistency and…
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If Fans Were Citizens, FIFA would be Accountable, By Jibrin Ibrahim

No European country could therefore even threaten to leave FIFA since they were marginalised forty years ago. The commercial sponsors of the World Cup considered themselves lucky to get a window into the world's biggest event and would not take the risk of giving it up because their rivals would…
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From State Failure to the Reconstruction of the State, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The process of the biometric registration of all adult Nigerians should be accelerated so that we can put a stop to top public officials engaging in criminal activities and claiming they are not the ones. Our judicial system should also be empowered to deal with perjury as criminal public officials…
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Nigeria Undergoes Second Peer Review, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The validation meeting emphasised that it is imperative that Nigeria consolidates its efforts towards: diversification of the economy to reduce the impact of external shocks, encourage private sector-led development, improve infrastructure to create a conducive environment for business development, reduce youth unemployment, right-size and transform the civil-service and combat corruption…
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Buhari, the All-Powerful Governors and the Shema Challenge, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Last week, governors and governors-elect from the All Progressive Congress (APC) visited President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari to make a request. They wanted the new Administration to provide additional funds to States so that they could pay salaries. The motive for the visit was questionable. If they were serving governors, they have…
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Death and Malaria in Nigeria: Need for a New Strategy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Each year, 25th April has been designated as World Malaria Day to focus energy on strategies to eliminate the disease. In Nigeria, 100 million people suffer from malaria attacks and 300,000 of them die each year. It is the largest cause of disease and death in the country. It strangles…
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