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The Urgency of Tackling Nigeria's Security Conundrum, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, May 14 -- In his Eid-el Fitr goodwill message to Nigerians, President Buhari "Implored the citizenry to pray against kidnapping and banditry and the desperate quest for political power expres... Read More


Africom, Nigeria's Leadership and American Hegemony, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, April 30 -- Those of us of a certain age, ALL, recollect with pride, the moment we heard our Head of State, Murtala Mohammed declare to the world that: "Africa has come of age. It is no long... Read More


Deby's Death, Security in the Lake Chad Basin and Democracy, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, April 23 -- On 2nd December 1990, Deby shot his way into Chad's presidential palace after an epic battle with his former boss and mentor turned enemy, Hisene Habre. For his 30 years in power,... Read More


Respect Our Elite Consensus: Give Us True Federalism, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, April 16 -- In the study of federalism in political science, the basic knowledge is that federal societies develop into federal states when they agree on the basis of a constitution they have... Read More


To Fix Nigerian Politics, Political Parties Must Embrace the Popularity Principle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, April 2 -- Two days ago, a planning meeting of Prof. Charles Soludo, aspirant for the forthcoming November Anambra governorship election was attacked, three policemen guarding him were killed... Read More


To Fix Nigerian Politics, Parties Must Embrace the Popularity Principle, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, April 2 -- Two days ago, a planning meeting of Professor Charles Soludo, aspirant to the governorship of Anambra in the forthcoming November election, was attacked. Three policemen guarding h... Read More


COVID-19: Deploying the Vaccine and Getting Nigerians To Take the Jabs, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, March 19 -- Yesterday, I had my first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine in one of the general hospitals in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It was easy; no crowd, no ceremony, no fuss and no... Read More


Violence and the Numbers Game, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, March 12 -- The numbers tell us that the Nigerian State is being overwhelmed by gun wielding terrorists, bandits and militants. On Wednesday, Kaduna State presented its 2020 security report. ... Read More


The Zamfara Model: The Dismal Tunnel To Self-Destruction, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, March 5 -- The governor of Zamfara is implementing what he calls a successful model for handling terrorism and banditry in the State. On March 1, a long interview with him, carried out before... Read More


The Kalashnikov Challenge: Nigerian Insecurity, Poverty and Conflict, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, Feb. 26 -- The mass circulation of small arms and light weapons among the civilian population has placed Nigeria on the path to self-destruction. When the Minister of Defence challenged Niger... Read More