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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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Pastor Sarah Omakwu slams Buhari’s inaction on insecurity in Nigeria

24 June 2019 Pastor Sarah Omakwu of the Family Worship Centre in Abuja delivered a sermon at her church two weeks ago about insecurity in Nigeria that has since gone viral over social media. In the sermon at the megachurch that lasted close to 20 minutes, Omakwu spoke about Nigeria not being an Islamic country, suggesting President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t …

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Nigeria land struggle: Farmers fight over resources

15 June 2019 For centuries, the Fulani people have lived interdependent lives with the farmers but the past 30 years have tested that harmony. Competition for resources between farmers and cattle herders in sub-Saharan Africa is becoming deadlier. Hundreds are killed every year as the two sides fight over land and water amid the worsening shortage of food in the …

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Buhari takes his hypocrisy to the “next level” in NTA “interview”

28 May 2019 President Muhammadu Buhari sat down last night to an “interview” on the government-owned NTA last night. But calling what followed an “interview” would mean rewriting the meaning of that word. It was a cringeworthy exercise in lickspittle obsequiousness from reporter Adamu Sambo, who seemed to be just grateful to have been granted an audience with “his excellency”, …

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Nigeria: The other terror

8 May 2019 The revival of Boko Haram violence in the northeast has pushed the death toll (since 2011) of this Islamic terror group to over 25,000. Boko Haram has also shut down most of the schools in areas where they operate and caused most of the Christians in the northeast to flee the Moslem north for the Christian south. …

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