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Metamorphosis of RUGA: From Osinbajo’s proposal to Miyyeti Allah’s narrative

Editor's note: The following chronological narration by Ose Anenih in her tweet response to Oby Ezekwesili, explained how and when the plan by Federal Government to bring sustainable solution to the deadly Farmers-Herders conflict metamorphosed into the controversial Fulani herdsmen settlement scheme popularly acknowledged and known as RUGA. Happy to Ma. 1. The

Jihadists have recruited heavily from Fulani pastoralists across West Africa —Report

•The crisis may engulf coastal West Africa —Burkina Faso’s Foreign Minister •10 million people in Lake Chad area need urgent help —UN There are fears that the current security problems wracking the country could become worsened soon with reports that jihadists across the West African region are recruiting heavily from aggrieved

Invasion of the bandits…be prepared!

Olawale Olaleye If you have not read the story of a certain woman and her family, who visited Nigeria recently and were taken hostage by a group of alleged Fulani bandits for six days and only regained freedom after parting with N8 million, please, go and read it. It is

Jihadists: ‘It’s no longer just the Sahel, it’s coastal West Africa’

•The civilian fallout from the Sahel’s spreading militancy Editor's Note: This article is part of the The New Humanitarian special report and in-depth coverage of the-sahel-in-flames. A surge in violence across West Africa’s Sahel has displaced hundreds of thousands of people and left thousands dead since January, as Islamist militants with links to

Hausa-Fulani Dichotomy: How farmers-herders conflict snowballed into bloody banditry in northwest Nigeria–Research

Govt ignored warning banditry, kidnapping, killings would escalate, spread to Katsina, Kaduna, Sokoto Third force’ brutal intervention How Sani Yerima’s seizure of the Fulani land fuelled crisis Gov Yari blamed for abandoning state to cruel fate   Editor's note: For years the deadly crisis in Nigeria's North West simply tagged as

Nigeria’s ethnic nationalities to raise ‘self-defence Army’ against Boko Haram, herdsmen 

Say both groups are linked with same agenda Vow to defend homelands Warn ‘Audu Ogbeh should relocate to Katsina after tenure’     Nosa Enobhayisobo   The Nigerian ethnic groupings, especially those from the northern part of the country under the aegis of Ethnic Nationalities Defence Organisation (ENDO), have vowed to fend off

Islamisation: Nigerian soldiers poorly trained, equipped and motivated to defeat herdsmen, Boko Haram –Obasanjo

Says insurgents want to Islamise, 'Fulanise' Nigeria and Africa  Security challenges beyond Nigeria's capacity    Jude Johnson The former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has warned that it is practically impossible for the country to defeat Boko Haram terrorists and Fulani herdsmen with a 'weak military'. He said this is worsened by