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Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria asks President Buhari to resign

The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) yesterday asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign for his failure to stem the killings across Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen. Their statement is reproduced in full below: When will this barbarism end? We have received with deep shock, sorrow and utter horror, the gruesome, grisly and dastardly murder of two Catholic priests along with …

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Fulani herdsmen violence: It’s about more than land

Clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria have left hundreds dead in the past few months. While West African regional leaders met to address the crisis, Nigerian lawmakers are calling President Buhari to task. Eighteen people, including two priests, were killed in an attack on a church in Makurdi, the capital of Benue State, on Tuesday. The killings were blamed …

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Wole Soyinka seems embarrassed by Buhari’s blundering

Wole Soyinka is one of a handful of Nigerians with a colossal stature on the world stage.  His Nobel Prize in Literature and command of the English language give him the platform for his commentary on all matters Nigeria to be heard across the world. In the 1960s, Soyinka was a prisoner of conscience when he was jailed by Nigeria’s …

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Violence in Nigeria’s swing states could cost Buhari votes

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s bid for re-election next year could hinge on the swing states of the country’s “Middle Belt”. Worryingly for him, a surge in violence there and rising food prices are chipping away at his support. The 75-year-old former military ruler declared this week that he would seek another term, ending months of speculation about his future after …

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Head of German TV’s Hausa service says Nigeria deserves better than four more years of Buhari

Thomas Mosch, the Head of the Hausa Service at DW, Germany’s international state-owned broadcaster, has weighed in on the raging debate in Nigeria following President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of his intention to seek a second term. Mosch’s opinion is reproduced in full below. President Muhammadu Buhari’s election victory three years ago was a moment of joy for many Nigerians. For …

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Buhari has failed and should go back to Daura in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari announced yesterday that he is seeking re-election in 2019.  If anyone was in any doubt about his lack of emotional intelligence (constitutional expert Ben Nwabueze also claimed that he lacked the intellectual capacity to rule Nigeria) and his insensitivity, the president’s bid to continue in office was made public as he left Nigeria for London. Buhari campaigned …

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The UK’s House of Lords debates Fulani herdsmen crisis

Baroness Cox (Caroline Cox), a crossbench peer and founder of Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART) asked a question in the UK’s House of Lords on Monday 26 March about the endless violence visited across Nigeria by Fulani herdsmen, with little being done by the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari to bring the violence to a meaningful end. Her question was: “To …

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Following letter from Tivs in the UK, Archbishop of Canterbury offers to help resolve Fulani herdsmen crisis

Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury has today said in relation to Fulani herdsmen violence: “I once again exhort President Muhammadu Buhari and other authorities, civil and religious, national and international, urgently to build a coalition to end this violence immediately. “In communications earlier this year with the Primate of All Nigeria, His Grace Nicholas Okoh, I offered to contribute …

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