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Democracy and Governance

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

Search for Development in Adamawa and the Trauma in the Lives of Its IDPs, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

My overwhelming feeling in Yola is the immense generosity of so many anonymous Nigerians helping, providing charity and rebuilding lives. We have had so many bad governments but thank God…

January 15th 1966, Corruption and the Legacy of the Military, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The struggle against corruption must however be an all-inclusive one in which citizens must maintain pressure to ensure that all public officers with a corrupt past and/or present…

Office of the NSA and the Pathology of Predatory Corruption, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Office of the NSA and the Pathology of Predatory Corruption, By Jibrin Ibrahim

It is impossible to understand the motivation that led the Office of the National Security Adviser to take $2.1 billion for arms procurement, refuse to buy the arms and…

Welcome Tough 2016: Wow, We Made it Past 2015!, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

Welcome Tough 2016: Wow, We Made it Past 2015!, By Jibrin Ibrahim,

The collapse of the price of oil means that delivery of the dividends of democracy would be even more difficult today. Nonetheless, the people would expect that their conditions should…

The American View and the Nigerian Crisis

The American View and the Nigerian Crisis

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…

Ending the National Conference, Equity, the Numbers and the Zones

Ending the National Conference, Equity, the Numbers and the Zones

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…

The Nigerian Consensus

The Nigerian Consensus

On Friday and Saturday, we witnessed an image that most of us had hoped we would never see again. It was that of armed soldiers seizing newspapers from distributors and…