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Fulani herdsmen crisis: Time for a beef boycott

9 February 2021 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka, while speaking to the BBC this week, called out President Muhammadu Buhari for a failure to deal with the terror being visited on Nigeria in the name of grazing cattle all over the country.  Buhari is a patron of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN), a pressure group for …

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Femi Fani-Kayode moves to return to APC, meets Yahaya Bello

8 February 2021 It was an honor to have spent quality time with my friend& brother Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi state last night. We had a frank, candid, fruitful& productive discussion about the way forward for our country. This is a clear case of politics without bitterness& of building bridges. pic.twitter.com/BaJXr2IEbZ— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) February 8, 2021 ..This is …

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Insights from Fulani pastoralists and host communities in southwestern Nigeria

3 February 2021 The Fulani in the Ibarapa community of Oyo State, southwestern Nigeria, are mostly migrants from the northern part of the country. A small number come from neighbouring Chad, Niger, Benin Republic and Cameroon. These settlers mostly live in settlements, far away from the host communities. The emergence of Fulani in Ibarapa dates back to the early 20th century. For …

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Nigerian farmers hail Shell ruling, but future remains uncertain

31 January 2021 A Dutch court has ordered the energy company’s Nigerian subsidiary to pay farmers compensation over oil spills. It has taken 13 years for Fidelis Oguru to get the victory that he and a group of other farmers in Nigeria’s oil-rich Niger Delta region so badly wanted. On Friday, the Court of Appeal in The Hague ruled that …

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#EndSARS: Denials and cover up mark 100 days since Lekki shooting

28 January 2021 No justice for victims  Supporters of #EndSARS movement continue to face intimidation Authorities yet to initiate concrete police reforms  Nigerian authorities have failed to bring to justice those suspected to be responsible for the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos in October 2020 and have brazenly attempted …

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Nigerian military reshuffle belies serious security concerns

27 January 2021 As Nigeria battles a domestic insurgency and wilting trust in its armed forces, President Buhari’s overhaul has exposed exasperation with the military’s ineffectiveness to guarantee security for the country. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has replaced four of the country’s top military heads following months of pressure over the nation’s worsening security crisis.  Buhari, who took office in 2015 with a pledge to …

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