In May, Kaduna State governor, Nasir el-Rufai, was asked to clarify the statement he made nine years ago about the Fulani and their propensity to carry out maniacal violence against others. Rather than show that he had reflected on his … Read the rest
On April 18, 2018 I wrote a column in this paper on Governor Ortom’s little Davids. The piece in question was provoked by the governor’s deep-rooted belief in the spiritual efficacy of the Biblical stone of David, which dealt a … Read the rest
Even as figure of speech, I had thought this business of the tongue being a monster or a man’s most dangerous enemy was in the exclusive remit of literature.
That was until I chanced on Kano State’s Governor Abdullahi Ganduje’s … Read the rest
The Voice of Reason Lecture Series are dedicated to the memory of the late Goke Omisore, businessman and scion of one of the greatest aristocratic families from Ile-Ife. Arole Olagoke Omisore was born on February 19, 1949. He passed away … Read the rest
On Sunday, February 14, the Nigerian Presidency in a statement signed by spokesman Garba Shehu reportedly affirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari is determined to ensure the protection of all religious and ethnic groups in the country, whether majority or minority, … Read the rest
The quit notice served on the Fulani community in Igangan, Oyo state, by a non-state actor, Chief Sunday Igboho, is a timely reminder that Nigeria is at the risk of becoming a failed state.
In my previous article, I argued … Read the rest
A Biafran soldier during the Nigerian civil war
Fellow Nigerians, I know how easy it is for men and women in politics, particularly those in the hallowed corridors of power, to readily dismiss important warnings by well-meaning citizens as rantings of enemies of government, but I’m the last … Read the rest
In the past week, in the South Western part of Nigeria, we have been treated to stories of conflicts in Ondo and Oyo States between herdsmen, identified as Fulani, and the Yoruba owners of indigenous communities. In Ondo state, the … Read the rest
By Abimbola Adelakun
Last Monday, the seemingly intractable crisis between Fulani herdsmen and South-West inhabitants got some breakthrough when the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria gave in to the demands of governors. According to reports, following a … Read the rest
It was in 2009. The Appeal Court sitting in Ilorin ordered a rerun in a number of polling units in the election between Segun Oni of PDP and Dr Kayode Fayemi of ACN.
Oni had in the main election and … Read the rest