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Chibok Girls and State Reconstruction in Nigeria, By Jibrin Ibrahim

On 14th April, the world commemorated one year in bondage of the 219 Chibok Girls. It was a dreadful day because no one imagined that the girls would be in captivity for so long. I listened to comments around the world and the words that recurred were “the irresponsible and…
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The Day the PDP Died: Long Live the PDP, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) might have died on the day it celebrated the 15th anniversary of its creation on August 31, 2013. On that day, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and the governors of Niger, Babangida Aliyu; Sokoto, Aliyu Wammako; Jigawa, Sule Lamido; Kano, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso; Adamawa, Muritala…
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March 28th Elections as a Narrative About Heroes, By Jibrin Ibrahim

As I write these lines, no official election results have been announced and in our dear country, the story of our of elections can be transformed just before announcement of outcomes. Whatever happens however, my take home is that the story of this election so far is a narrative about…
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Election Lessons from the First Republic: It’s the Republic that Matters, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The 2015 Nigerian election is turning out to be as acrimonious, bitter and a hateful play of brinkmanship that could derail our democracy as that of 1964. It has the potential of threatening the survival of our country. As the election approaches, we need to remind ourselves on what we…
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Scuttling the Elections: Plan C, D and….? By Jibrin Ibrahim   

What is clear to all serious analysts is that certain powers within the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party circles are very frightened about the likely outcome of the presidential elections. That fear has been expressed in the enormous pressure brought to bear upon INEC to postpone the elections. It has also…
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Elections and the Abuse of the Powers of Incumbency By Jibrin Ibrahim

On Wednesday, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke, issued a press statement about the case instituted by his ministry seeking to stop INEC using the permanent Voter cards (PVCs) for the forthcoming elections. It was ‘Sahara Reporters’, the online publication that blew the…
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