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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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What We Expect From Buhari’s Transition Team, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

We have hired General Muhammadu Buhari as our new president, now what? Whether re-hiring a sitting president or a new one beginning his first presidency, we should be keenly interested in ensuring that the new president's first months in office flow as smoothly as possible. That brings in the idea…
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The Rule of Law As Number One Priority For Buhari’s Presidency, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

General Muhammadu Buhari will inherit a country in a quandary. So much looting has gone on and so much high crimes and misdemeanours have been committed. Impunity ravages the land. To make his job a lot easier, the President-elect can begin to look at upholding the rule of law as…
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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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A Note To The Diaspora Nigerian, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

You are diverse, multifaceted with spread across socioeconomic strata. Your demography spans every continent, you are highly educated more than any other group immigrant group abroad. Many of you left because of the lack of economic opportunity, to seek academic and professional fulfilment, and for fear of increasing insecurity at…
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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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Why Nigerians Should Vote Buhari, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria's future truly hangs in the balance and the outcome depends entire on the presidential election. Nigeria is adrift, having been battered non-stop for six years under the failed leadership of President Goodluck Jonathan. With him at the helm, our armed forces lost the ability to protect its citizens and…
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