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Nigeria: The politicised herders and farmers conflict

17 July 2019 Special grazing zones and settlements for pastoralist Fulani groups were supposed to be the answer to the heated farmers and herders conflict. It has instead become a highly politicised debate. It appeared to be a done deal. Nigeria’s government under President Muhammadu Buhari had announced that they would be introducing the so-called Ruga settlements –  a Hausa …

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“Nigeria is in trouble for Buhari’s 2nd term” – Aso Rock source

14 June 2019 Fear and loathing lurk around officials in the corridors and offices of Nigeria’s sprawling presidential villa at Aso Rock in Abuja as President Muhammadu Buhari eases himself into his second term in office, which officially started on 29 May. A senior member of staff at the “Villa” revealed to Naijiant.com what life is like working in the …

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Nigeria: Widespread violence ushers in President’s new term

10 June 2019 The Nigeria elections in 2019 that brought President Muhammadu Buhari back into office for a second term were marred by political violence, some of it by soldiers and police officers, Human Rights Watch said. Buhari should take concrete steps to address the widespread political violence, and to ensure accountability for human rights abuses by soldiers and police as he …

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Nigeria tribunal to hear petitions on president’s election win

9 May 2019 Election tribunal starts discussing legal challenges to the February vote filed by the main opposition. A panel of five judges at Nigeria‘s appellate court opened a hearing on Wednesday into legal challenges filed by the country’s main opposition against the outcome of February’s presidential polls, as a throng of protesting women converged outside.  The tribunal fixed May 15 as …

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Violence and fraud in Kano State’s gubernatorial elections

27 March 2019 Eyewitnesses report massive vote rigging and manipulation in Kano state. Independent observers were prevented from doing their job. The opposition plans to challenge the result. All Rukayya Abba wanted to do on March 23 was cast her vote. But the scene she came across in the village of Bichi quickly made her change her mind. “There were …

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