Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigerian Politicians, Brinksmanship and the Consequences of Political Recklessness, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It was the late BBC commentator, Alistair Cook, who re-phrased the famous dictum thus – “Power Corrupts and Absolute Power is Absolutely Delicious”. He was referring to the illusions of grandeur people who occupy state offices have, thinking they have so much power that they can do anything they want…
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Opinion

Buhari and Nigeria’s 21st century electorate, By Bamidele Adeneye

As the elections draw closer, emotions are rising. Choices are being made and tents are being pitched. In our country, politics seems to be an enigmatic subject. Many are completely ignorant of what they think they have total comprehension of. No ideologies, no left or right, we choose our political…
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Opinion

Still on NYSC’s N4, 000, By Ubong Ekott

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, recently announced a new fee for intending corps members, with a stipulation that newly enlisted graduates pay N4, 000 for online call-up letters in what the agency has termed “computerised mobilisation”. That novel process, enabled by a private firm, SIDMACH Technologies Nigeria Limited, in…
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Columns

Why Muhammadu Buhari Does Not Belong In Our Future, By Olúfémi Táíwò

I recently had a phone conversation with a dear compatriot who just shared with me a desire to support Muhammadu Buhari for president, come 2015 elections. The conversation we had convinced me to put down these thoughts that have been with me for quite some time now. Let me start…
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Columns

Hard Questions Government Must Answer, By Garba Shehu

The perplexing truce reached between the Jonathan administration and theBoko Haram insurgents highlights challenges that Abuja can’t afford to down-play. With the whole thing appearing like it is unravelling, people are asking whether anyone was right to have given any weight to the ceasefire in the first instance. I have argued…
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Columns

Horns and Lagos’ Traffic, By Ifeanyi Uddin

One of the more interesting dimensions to the management of the Ebola Viral Disease is the recourse by the medical profession to symptomatic treatment. Besides quarantining victims, hospitals, at present, simply monitor their vital statistics, infusing them with blood when necessary (and possible), and regularly rehydrating them. Thus, addressing only…
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