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Why Buhari’s long-awaited cabinet leaves a lot to be desired

15 August 2019 It took President Muhammadu Buhari 54 days after his second term began to send a list of ministerial nominees to the Nigerian Senate for screening. This is a better record than his first term, which began in May 2015. Then Nigerians had to wait six months before the list of ministerial portfolios and offices was announced. This time around …

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Boko Haram — no end in sight

2 August 2019 Ten years ago, the radical Boko Haram sect became a terror organisation and embarked on a trail of murder and mayhem that continues today. The Nigerian government has learnt little from past mistakes, says Thomas Mösch. In July 2009, northeastern Nigeria experienced what appeared to be an uprising that could be put down with tried and trusted …

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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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Letter-writer Obasanjo didn’t like the same treatment from Chinua Achebe

16 July 2019 Hypocritical former president Olusegun Obasanjo wrote yesterday to President Muhammadu Buhari complaining about all manner of ills plaguing Nigeria from insecurity to unemployment to incompetence. He wrote a similar letter in January last year. Obasanjo would like Nigerians to ignore the role he played in Buhari winning the (s)election in 2015. That role included presenting Buhari as …

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Wole Soyinka on BBC Hardtalk: Buhari has failed on Fulani herdsmen

23 April 2019 Nobel Literature Laureate Wole Soyinka appeared on the BBC’s Hardtalk programme yesterday being quizzed by Zeinab Badawi.  Soyinka slammed Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari for his “slow response” in dealing with the terror caused by Fulani herdsmen across many parts of Nigeria. The author of the classic “The Man Died”, with its killer quote: “The man dies in all …

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