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Governor Nasir el-Rufai blamed for killings in Southern Kaduna by Fulani herdsmen

Below is a press release from the Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU) PRESS STATEMENT Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) 26/12/2016 Hold El-rufai Responsible for the Killings in Goska Village, Jema’a LG Once again the Southern Kaduna Peoples’ Union (SOKAPU) has had to painfully send out condolences to the murdered people of Goska village in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna …

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No renaissance for Plateau State

The capital of Plateau State, Jos, has become a black box of a place for me. I was born in another cosmopolis, Kano, but Jos is where my earliest memories were formed and my family still lives there. In September 2016, after an absence of nearly a year, I decided to visit to see what had changed since the arrival …

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UK’s House of Lords debates Fulani herdsmen menace in Nigeria and govt inaction

The UK’s Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Baroness Anelay, faced questions in the House of Lords on Tuesday 22 November over insecurity in Nigeria and the escalating deaths in clashes between Fulani herdsmen and farmers. Baroness Cox, who we reported last week, avoided being caught up in an attack by the herdsmen while visiting Nigeria led the questions. …

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UK peer and US Bishop narrowly escape deadly ambush by Fulani herdsmen on Nigeria visit

Baroness Cox, a leading religious freedom campaigner, and her party of church and charity leaders, avoided an attack by armed Fulani herdsmen, by a matter of minutes on Monday 14 November. Baroness Cox and Bishop Stewart Ruch III, of the Upper Midwest Diocese, were visiting Jos, Plateau State, where Fulani cattle herdsmen have become an even greater danger than the …

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Nigeria’s Failed Promises

LAGOS, Nigeria — I was 7 years old the first time I recognized political fear. My parents and their friends were talking about the government, in our living room, in our relatively big house, set on relatively wide grounds at a southeastern Nigerian university, with doors shut and no strangers present. Yet they spoke in whispers. So ingrained was their …

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Obasanjo’s arrogance in ignorance

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo is always on hand to give his opinion on most of the issues plaguing Nigeria. His opinion is sought frequently by the media and he is regularly speaking at events and different forums, making proclamations on governance, the economy and so on. The main problem with Obasanjo and his speeches is that he was president for …

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What is Nigeria’s “third conflict”?

LAST week armed men attacked a community in Enugu, a state in Nigeria’s south-east. Local press reported that they kidnapped two villagers and that another was “feared dead”. The blame quickly fell on nomadic Fulani herdsmen, who have also been held responsible for a wave of similar attacks across Nigeria. Clashes between the nomads and indigenous tribes killed more than …

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