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Nigeria's culture of public policy failures, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, June 18 -- Public policy refers to a set of actions selected from alternatives, on the basis of the assessment of given conditions, to guide and determine the successful delivery of a public ... Read More


Nigerians can be brothers and sisters, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, June 11 -- "If we can talk of human fraternity at the global level, why can't we talk about it at the Nigerian level?" - John Cardinal Onaiyekan The citation above is from a Tripartite Consu... Read More


Nigeria's possible futures and trajectories, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, June 4 -- The thoughts on everyone's mind today revolve around frightening questions - is there a future for Nigeria? Are we on a direct non-stop slide to anarchy? Is Nigeria beyond salvation... Read More


Open grazing and the challenge to its transition, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, May 28 -- Everybody is saying today that that we must ban open grazing based on pastoralism and establish ranches for animal breeding. What people are not saying is how and over what period. ... Read More


The governability question: Hunting the Police and burning INEC offices, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, May 21 -- The big news this week is the reported death of Abubakar Shekau in the hands of the ISWAP faction of Boko Haram. This time, Nigerians appear to believe he has really been killed bec... Read More


The governability question: Hunting the Police and burning INEC offices down, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, May 21 -- The big news this week is the reported death of Abubakar Shekau at the hands of the ISWAP faction of Boko Haram. This time, Nigerians appear to believe he has really been killed bec... Read More


The recent labour crisis - not just a Kaduna issue, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Nigeria, May 19 -- The labour crisis in Kaduna over "mass sacking" (the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, language) or "rightsizing" (the government language) has become very ugly. Hired thugs were brough... Read More


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