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
FEARS of “Fulani domination” have endured since Nigeria’s founding but, more than ever before, there is now an insanely unhealthy obsession with the Fulani in Nigeria’s South. The Fulani are not just routinely reviled with genocidal rhetorical venom, all manner … Read the rest
President Muhammadu Buhari and Dele Momodu
“Everything that has a beginning must have an end.
As they say on the street:
“E fit take time, but one day, one day, Monkey go go market”
“I love this quote about injustice:
“Every person remembers some moment in
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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
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
Nothing lasts forever. Except true love as rhapsodised by the poets. Life has taught me that whatever you have to do, do it now and do it with all your might. You must strike while the iron is hot. Because … Read the rest