Columns

Miyetti Shaitan: Killing In the Name of Allah, By Majeed Dahiru

As a self-confirmed genocidal terror group, Miyetti Allah has transmuted into Miyetti Shaitan and the loud silence of the Sokoto Caliphate over this latest massacre has diminished the spiritual eminence of its leadership of the Muslim community in Nigeria. The Nigerian cattle breeding communities of Fulani ethnicity that are mostly…
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Guest Columns

ON DEMAND: A Language of Non-Capitulation, Non-Appeasement!, By Wole Soyinka

It is a time of far-reaching, yet immediate decisions. The nation is dying. The time for false pride is over. If this nation lacks the necessary technical resources, then there remains only one blameless, overdue recourse: “Get Help, Mr. President!” “LAND GRAB WILL BE REVERSED!” This is the first governance…
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Opinion

Our Security Architecture and the Plateau of Blood, By Eze Onyekpere

We cannot continue to pretend that it is well when evidently, blood is flowing. The security architecture erected by President Muhammadu Buhari has persistently failed Nigerians who are left to their fate of being slaughtered. And all the leadership comes up with is the blame game - the opposition is…
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Opinion

Buhari’s Confusing and Dangerous Rhetoric on Herdsmen, By Moses E. Ochonu

The president has been struggling to come to terms with the fact that armed herdsmen of his ethnicity are implicated in repeated massacres across the North and Middle Belt. This explains his waffling attitude and his propensity to reach for external causation beyond the borders of Nigeria, a rhetoric that…
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Opinion

An Eye for An Eye Makes the Whole World Blind, By Ahmed Oluwasanjo

...these sorts of stance make no sense. “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind”. If the slaughter of 73 people by herdsmen in Benue is barbaric, wicked, and condemnable, the killing of seven Fulanis by irate mob in Benue State is likewise inhuman. All is not well…
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Columns

Pastoralist/Farmers Crises In Benue: The Fulani Narrative on the Search for Moderation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

One of the high points of the meeting was the Association’s passionate appeal to the minister of Agriculture, Mr. Audu Ogbeh to drop the idea of cattle colonies. They explained that they are being falsely accused of acting as colonisers and the use of the term 'colony' by government is…
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Columns

Pastoralist/Farmers Crisis In Benue and the Search for Moderation, By Jibrin Ibrahim

I the problem has been the failure of security agencies to stop the wanton killing of Nigerians by herdsmen, I would say criminals, and that the solution is for the said security agencies to do their job and stop the killings and destruction of property. I spent the weekend in…
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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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