Columns

National Conference: They Dared, They Failed, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is shocking that they dared to end the National Conference on the note of tenure elongation. It is good for Nigeria’s political future that they failed. Delegates were surprised on the resumption of the Conference last Monday to see in their package a brand new 2014 Draft Constitution they…
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Democracy and Governance

Keeping the Chibok Yellow Ribbon Aglow, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today is the 115-day since over 200 girls were abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, while they were sitting for their final exams. Today is 100 days since we in the Abuja Family have been meeting every single day to demand of our government and security agencies to…
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Democracy and Governance

PDP Power and the Electricity We Don’t Have, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria as a country has never had as many promises in its lifetime as the PDP governments had promised, in vain, about improved electricity supply since 1999. I doubt that any country in the world has invested as much as we have on electricity as we have and yet we…
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Democracy and Governance

Dying NLC and the Slumber of the Progressive Movement, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I was in Ghana last Friday when a massive campaign against the worsening economic conditions in the country occurred. The day was known as Red Friday and several thousand activists marched through Accra that 24th July, the second anniversary of the death in office of President John Evans Atta Mills.…
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Democracy and Governance

The American View and the Nigerian Crisis, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I spent last week in Washington, DC discussing the Nigerian crisis with various American institutions. The Nigerian “issue” has been escalated in the American system over the past few months. Indeed, a new Nigerian division has just been opened in the State Department. Nigeria used to be part of West…
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Democracy and Governance

Ending the National Conference, Equity, the Numbers and the Zones, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The National Conference is coming to an end and through it, we know at the end what we knew at the beginning. It was necessary to have the National Conference so that we can chat but that the discussions will take us nowhere. My position has always been that just…
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Columns

Chibok Survivors and Multiple Narratives of Victimhood, By Jibrin Ibrahim

My heart bleeds for Chibok. Today is 84 days since terrorists kidnapped over two hundred girls, students studying for their examinations and there is no information of any serious effort to rescue and return them to their parents. We can only imagine the trauma of their parents, and indeed all…
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Democracy and Governance

Sanusi II and the Prospects of Radical Emirship, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I start my column today with an apology to my teacher and mentor, Prof A. D. Yahaya who taught me that the idea of radicalism and emirship are completely antithetical. The Northern Aristocracy, he taught us, were incorporated into the British system of Native Administration to oppress the people as…
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Opinion

Chibok Girls and the Reluctant President, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Reading the Sunday Press yesterday gave me the overwhelming impression of a President that has been extremely reluctant to take action to search for and rescue the Chbok girls. In Thisday on Sunday, we read the interview by former President Olusegun Obasanjo where he claims that for the first 18…
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