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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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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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