Opinion

The Benue Valley: Contending With Terror, Land Grabbing and Water Ways, By Justine John Dyikuk

Sustainable peace is not divorced from justice, which involves the elimination of unacceptable political, economic and cultural forms of discrimination. It behoves on the Federal Government, the National Assembly, Benue State Government and the House of Assembly in the State, traditional and religious, as well as civil society organisations (CSOs)…
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Opinion

“We Have Lost Our Country”, By Afeso Albert Akanbi

On Tuesday, we woke up to news of armed herdsmen, again, who invaded two densely populated communities, Suwa and Burukutu in Adamawa State, killing over 20 people and setting many buildings alight. In fact, I watched with horror on Channels Television how survivors related their stories, narrating how residents fled…
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Bámidélé Upfront

The Herdsmen and 2019 Electoral Calculus, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

An effective, definite and proactive crisis management of public perception will be key in the Middle Belt in order to forestall a backlash. President Buhari's letter to the Senate was a good step but it is not nearly enough. His refusal to visit the victims is unfeeling and sacrilegious. Is…
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Columns

John Shagaya: the Necessity of Reflection, By Pius Adesanmi

You will have to first understand that a state cannot use division into mournable and unmournable bodies as part of her practice of statehood. National energies will be channeled in the right direction the day the Nigerian state understands that 26 bodies in Italy and 72 bodies in Benue are…
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Opinion

Herdsmen: The Circumstantial Case Against Buhari, By Moses E. Ochonu

In stubbornly clinging to a belief in an unfounded notion of Fulani victimhood and anti-Fulani conspiracy, is Buhari intentionally incubating or ignoring the menace of his herdsmen kinsmen? Would a sane person do this to their legacy? No. But he was acting in a manner consistent with his history of…
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Opinion

Nigeria: It’s Just a Few Hours To Kigali, By Festus Adedayo

The beginning of a stoppage of this collective travel on the road to Kigali is for President Buhari to apologise to the Benue people for the killings by his Fulani brothers and condemn their actions. Thereafter, he should convoke an ethnic-related meeting to trash out the issues involved. Narratives of…
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Opinion

How To End Violent Clashes Between Farmers and Herdsmen, By Femi Falana

The federal government should immediately enter into dialogue with the patrons and leaders of the Miyetti Allah to work out the logistics for establishing ranches in the states with large scale livestock. It has to be made abundantly clear to the members of the organisation that the freedom of movement…
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Columns

Benue Pogrom: Dancing On Victims’ Graves, By Louis Odion

Surely, courage is needed to bring a murderer to justice, especially when s/he happens to be a relation. The inspector general of police needs it. Otherwise, he would not take liberty to describe the Benue killings as the consequences of a "communal clash", even when the leadership of Miyetti Allah…
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